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Mabel ambulance crew deals with scheduling conflicts


Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on August 12 at 7 p.m. Council member Liz Folstad was absent.

Ambulance Director Neil Folstad reported to the council that Liz Folstad resigned from the Mabel Ambulance Service last week. Scheduling the EMTs and First Responders is a very stressful job because some members don’t know their schedules very far in advance, while others forget to turn them in, which makes it very difficult to create a monthly schedule. Neil Folstad noted that the current schedule has a lot of blank spaces with no coverage. People who are unable to cover their shifts are supposed to find their own replacements, but often end up calling Folstad to do so instead. Folstad said that he has missed events and family functions because he stayed home to cover his shift when no one else could do so. He noted that he has tried using week-long shifts and is now using a half-day format. Because the number of crew members is low, it makes it difficult to cover all of the hours. City administrator Karen Larson said that several of the newer members are nervous about riding alone in the back of the ambulance and wondered if it would be beneficial to have both the EMT and First Responder ride in the back while another individual drove. A driver would only have to be CPR and CEVO certified. Mayor Jim Westby knows of several individuals who are interested in joining the ambulance crew and will speak with them. He also plans to be at the next ambulance service meeting.

Mark Davy from Davy Engineering presented three change orders and one partial payment estimate from Jech Excavating to the council to approve. He noted that there will be some ineligible costs that Rural Development will not reimburse the city for, but that the sewer project is well under budget. Most of the streets will be paved by August 31. There are several areas with sub-grade materials that will need to “heal” over the winter before being paved.

Letters were sent out to Mabel residents who need to clean up their properties. Karen Larson said that she has heard back from several of the homeowners about the letters. They have until the end of August to clean up. Any properties not cleaned by then will be brought before the council at the September meeting for discussion.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the September council meeting was moved to September 16 at 7 p.m. A public hearing will be held at that meeting for the water and sewer ra .....
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Mabel street and sewer project on track for completion

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

Curtis Marx from Davy Engineering updated the Mabel city council at their regular meeting on July 8, 2015. Marx reported that the project is on schedule and is expected to be finished by the substantial completion date of July 16. There will be som ..... 
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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 i ..... 
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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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