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Mabel to Renew Contract with Richard’s Sanitation in 2016


Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government



The Mabel City Council met on March 11, 2015 at 7 pm at the Mabel Public Library. All council members were present.

Mayor Jim Westby thanked the ladies of the library for the refreshments they provided and for offering to host the city council meeting at the library. Library Director Donna Johnson thanked the city of Mabel for supporting the library’s membership with SELCO and noted that it makes the small library feel like a big library. Because of their affiliation with SELCO, the library is able to receive and send out books to and from other libraries in the system. The Mabel library earns money when their books are sent to other libraries. Last year, $986 was earned and will be used to help update the library’s public computers. Donna Johnson noted that the library has a weekly story hour for children on Saturdays from 9-10 am and a summer reading program that takes place each year in July or August. The library also provides a public copy machine, public use computers, and has income tax forms available.

Greg and Tammie Skauge and their son represented their business, Richard’s Sanitation, at the meeting to discuss the coming change to waste pickup in Mabel. Currently, residents of Mabel use special garbage bags to dispose of their trash, but Richard’s Sanitation is moving to using special totes that can be emptied by arms on the garbage truck which will save on manpower. As of right now, switching over to the totes is optional, but the council passed a motion to make the change mandatory on April 1st, 2016. Residents will be able to choose from three different sized totes depending on their household size. There will be a standard size for recycling.

The current contract with Richard’s Sanitation will be up in early 2016. A motion to extend the contract for another seven years after that was passed.

The council received two bids for the city’s lawnmower. Both bids were reviewed and rejected due to being too low. The council passed a motion to trade in the lawnmower for a 2014 Kubota lawnmower with 0 miles at a cost of $2500.00.

The minutes from the February 11, 2015 meeting were reviewed by the council members and approved.

The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

City Clerk Karen Larson noted that the fees for the summer recreation program were raised last year, and the council did not see a need to r .....
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Mabel Fire Department to purchase new tanker truck

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on February 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. Visitors at the meeting were Brian Erickson, Steve Geving, and Joe Graves from the Mabel Fire Department, and Mark Davy from Davy Engineering. The Mab ..... 
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Westby sworn in as Mayor at Mabel City Council meeting

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on January 14, 2015 at 7 pm. All council members were present. Jim Westby was sworn in as the new Mayor of Mabel and Melissa Folstad was sworn in as City Council member. Sean Welty from Davy Engineering presented an u ..... 
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Mabel to receive new squad car and street lights

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel city council met on December 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. Deputy Dan Dornink attended the meeting to discuss the purchase of a new squad car for the Mabel City Police Department. He acquired bids from Ford, Chev ..... 
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Mabel city council discusses voter turnout, demolition project

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel city council met on November 12, 2014 at 7 pm. City council member Sue Amunrud was absent. Sean Welty from Davy Engineering presented an update to the council. The demolition contractor is expected to come in the next week or two to t ..... 
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Mabel City Council discusses renovating ball field

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on October 8, 2014 at 7 pm. City Council member Kirsten Wyffels was absent. Sean Welty from Davy Engineering was present at the meeting to update the council. Jech Excavating has encountered several problems with the ..... 
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Mabel addresses unsatisfactory subgrade dirt issue with contractor

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on September 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. Mayor Brian Street was not present at the meeting. Council member Terry Torkelson was acting mayor. Four representatives from the Mabel-Canton junior class were present to ask permissio ..... 
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Mabel City Council approves three change orders

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on August 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. Kaye Bernard from Tri-County Electric was present at the meeting to answer any questions the council had about Tri-County’s acquisition of Alliant Energy ..... 
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Seven EMTs added to Mabel Ambulance

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on June 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. The city had accepted sealed bids for the 2004 Chevy Impala police car that is no longer being used by the police department. The bids were opened at the coun ..... 
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