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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 update to the Council. Iseler Demolition was able to complete the removal of all of the old standpipe in one day. Iseler issued a payment request in the amount of $20,600 for the completed project. Welty recommended paying the full amount pending approval by Rural Development. The council approved the payment.

Steve Jech and Jerry Brehm from Jech Excavating were present at the meeting to discuss their concerns about payment with the Council. Because Rural Development approval moves slowly for change orders, Jech Excavating has not been paid for work they completed six months ago. Jech said that he understood why his company had not received payment yet, but that his usual method of doing business is to be paid within 30-60 days as they have to pay suppliers. Mayor Westby agreed that that was unacceptable. Sean Welty recommended that Jech sign the current change orders so they could be approved as soon as possible. He will continue to work with Rural Development to ensure that payment to Jech Excavating will be made soon.

A phone line was hit while Jech Excavating was digging. It was noted that the phone company had marked only one line, but there was another unmarked line in close proximity to the one marked by the phone company. An investigation is underway.

The minutes from the December 10, 2014 meeting were reviewed by the council members and approved.

The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

There was no old business to discuss.

The city appointments for 2015 were made and approved by the Council. The appointments are as follows. Acting Mayor-Terry Torkelson, official newspaper-News Leader, official bank-Bank of the West, city attorney-Richard Nethercut, zoning administrator-Bob Miereau, health officer - Tim Mengis, assistant weed inspector - Karen Larson, fire chief - Tim Mengis, assistant fire chief - Kelly Sand and Brian Erickson, civil defense director - Tim Mengis, meeting nights - second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., EDA board - Kirsten Wyffels and Jim Westby.

Hacker & Nelson Accounting will be in Mabel on January 22 for the city audit.

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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 Energyâ ..... 
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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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Interest sparked for Mabel Ambulance candidates

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on June 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present except Sue Amunrud. The meeting was held at the Meadows of Mabel assisted living center. The minutes from the April 9, 2014 meeting were reviewed and approved. ..... 
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City of Mabel continues search for ambulance crew members

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on May 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. One bid from Donald Garness was received for the lot across from the nursing home that the city is selling. The council approved a motion to accept the bid. ..... 
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