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Mabel City Council approves proposals


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on April 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present except for Kirsten Wyffels.

Shawn Welty and Mark Davy from Davy Engineering were present at the meeting to present the council with the bids for Proposals 1 and 2. Proposal 1 was for the Sewer and Water Rehabilitation and Spot Repairs project which Davy Engineering recommended awarding to Jech Excavating, Inc for their bid of $1,263,913.12 pending Rural Development concurrence. Proposal 2 was for the No-Dig Lining and Spot Repairs project which Davy Engineering recommended awarding to Visu-Sewer, Inc for their bid of $119,322.50 pending Rural Development concurrence. A motion passed to accept the recommendations.

Mark Davy informed the council that the City of Mabel is currently over budget for engineering costs due to having to re-bid projects four times. The engineering contract needs to be updated in order for the city to be reimbursed for the additional engineering costs by Rural Development.

The minutes from the March 12, 2014 meeting were reviewed and approved.

The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

Public Works Department Director Robert Miereau spoke with several of the homeowners on Cherrywood Drive. Due to the configuration of the street and the difficulty in obtaining easements, he recommended putting blacktop millings down on the road and culverts where necessary rather than putting in curbs and gutters. The homeowners he spoke with were amenable to the change in plans.

The Recreational Vehicle Ordinance was reviewed and updated prior to the meeting. A permit will now be required for recreational vehicles to be driven within city limits. A copy of the updated ordinance will be given out with all permit applications and will also be sent out with utility bills. A summary of the ordinance will be published in the Mabel News Record.

The city lot at 112 North Lyndale Street was appraised. The council agreed to sell the lot. Bids will be accepted until noon of May 14, and the bids will be opened at the beginning of the city council meeting that evening.

Several Mabel residents had requested that handicapped parking spots be made available by BBG’s restaurant. The council passed a motion to turn the first two parallel parking spots into handicapped parking.

Public Works Department Director Robert Miereau updated the council .....
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Mabel City Council presented with standpipe project bids

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on February 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. Council members Susan Amunrud and Terry Torkelson were not present. Sean Welty and Mark Davy from Davy Engineering presented the council with the bids for the standpipe project. The last ..... 
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Mabel City Council approves final budget and levy

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on December 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. The minutes from the November 13, 2013 meeting were reviewed and approved. The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment. LeAnn Jevne was p ..... 
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Mabel City Council alters zoning permit fees

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

LeAnn Jevne was present at the meeting to request a limited parking sign to be put up in front of her shop, Mabel Flowers and Gifts, on Main Street. There have been issues with people parking in front of her shop for extended periods of time which ..... 
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Mabel City Council discusses city employee health insurance

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on October 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. Terry Torkelson was acting mayor in Mayor Brian Street’s absence. The minutes from the September 18, 2013 meeting were reviewed and approved. The street signs for the new Steam Engine Dri ..... 
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Mabel-Canton junior class brings proposal to city council

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert Representatives of the Mabel-Canton junior class addressed the city council to ask permission to plan a 5K fundraiser event on October 19, 2013. A route has not yet been determined, but they are planning to use Steam Engine Park ..... 
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City of Mabel Assesses Flood Damage

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel City Council met on July 10, 2013 at 7 pm. All city council members were present. Carl Westby was present at the meeting to ask about updates on the Cherrywood Drive improvements. Once the easements are determined, the ..... 
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Mabel City Council still in need of EMTs and First Responders

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel City Council met on June 12, 2013 at 7 pm. All were present except for Mayor Brian Street and council member Kirsten Wyffels. Terry Torkelson was Acting Mayor. There were no comments or discussion from visitors to th ..... 
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Mabel in need of ambulance service members

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel City Council met on May 8, 2013 at 7pm. All council members were present. The meeting began with discussion from visitors at the meeting. Carl Westby asked about blacktopping the gravel alley by his house as there is ..... 
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