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Ronald McDonald House benefit ride plans stop in Mabel


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on June 10, 2015 at 7 p.m. Mayor Jim Westby and council member Liz Folstad were not present at the meeting. Terry Torkelson was acting mayor.

Kurt Marx from Davy Engineering updated the council. The street project is on track and is expected to have a substantial completion date of July 16. Several council members mentioned that it will be nice when Main Street is finished and Marx agreed, saying that it is currently being worked on and will be completed soon. He also noted that the work at the water tower is finished. A partial payment request from Jech Excavating in the amount of $222,142.63 was pre-approved by Rural Development. The council approved a motion making the payment.

Torkelson opened six bids for the old Mabel squad car. The council accepted a bid from Bailey Vickerman in the amount of $3700. Four bids were opened for the utility shed at 321 Locust Street. A bid from Mark Weidemann in the amount of $417 was accepted.

The minutes from the May 13, 2015 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.

A liquor application from the Hesper Mabel Area Historical Society was accepted for the dates of September 11-13, 2015 during Steam Engine Days.

Eugene and Carol Thomas were present at the meeting to address the council about the new trash and recycling fees. The Thomases received a letter from the city stating the new fees and were slightly concerned that their fees would jump from $45 to approximately $240 during the summer months when they reside in Mabel, especially since they only take out about one bag a week. Eugene Thomas assured the council that he sees the need for better organizing trash and recycling pickup and supports the change. Torkelson pointed out that the city has fixed costs and that there are no savings to pass on to residents. Mabel residents are billed the same amount that Richards’ Sanitation charges the city, and there is no profit to the city at all. Thomas brought up the possibility of adding a connection fee to help cut costs for part-time residents, but Kirsten Wyffels maintained that doing so would be a billing nightmare and would require the city to revamp their whole billing system. She then pointed out that the numbers Thomas presented to the council didn’t add up correctly as .....
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Mabel discusses ways to enforce city ordinances

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on May 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present except for Terry Torkelson. Mark Davy from Davy Engineering presented three change orders for the water and sewer project to the council and a pay request from ..... 
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M-C Junior Olympics Volleyball team attends Mabel City Council meeting

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on April 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. Bobbie Vickerman was present at the meeting along with most of the Mabel-Canton Junior Olympics Volleyball team. The team is raising funds for a trip to th ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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