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Mabel Fire Department to purchase new tanker truck


Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

Mabel Fire Department members Joe Graves, Steve Geving, and Brian Erickson, City Maintenance Director Bob Miereau, and Mark Davy from Davy Engineering. Photo by Hannah Wingert



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 Mabel Fire Department would like to purchase a new tanker truck, as the pump in their current truck doesn’t work. The cost of the new truck is approximately $127,700 and a reconditioned chassis will be used to build it. Funds for the new truck are available in the Fire Equipment Fund. City Maintenance Director Bob Miereau discussed the possibility of the city purchasing the old truck and using it for snow removal, but no decision has been made yet.

Davy updated the council on the status of the previous change orders made by Jech Engineering. During the early stages of the project, an adding error was made which caused the amounts of the change orders to be incorrect. This means that Jech Excavating has actually been paid in full for the work completed to date. Davy Engineering has done a lot of work to make sure that the spreadsheets now add correctly, including making revisions to some of the change orders submitted by Jech Excavating. The revisions were pre-approved by Rural Development and approved by the city council. A time extension was also granted which puts the substantial completion date at June 18, 2015 and the final completion date at August 13, 2015.

The minutes from the January 14, 2015 meeting were reviewed by the council members and approved.

The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

The city had planned to accept sealed bids for the Remington and Mossberg shotguns that the Mabel Police Department no longer has a need for. However, Mayor Westby inspected the guns and noted that they are rusted and pitted. He recommended having Deputy Jesse Grabau take the guns to several gun dealers in the area to find the best price for them. Deputy Grabau has already agreed to do so. The council approved the motion.

The Mabel Public Library has offered to host the March 11, 2015 city council meeting. City Clerk Karen Larson will put a notice in the paper to notify citizens of the change in location.

The council voted to approve the renewal of the 2015 Ambulance Subsidy contract with Fillmore County. The yearly cost is $4,500, which is the same as last year.

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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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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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