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Mabel Council approves resolution for TIF District


Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met for their regular meeting on May 11 at 7 p.m.

Mike Bubany from David Drown Associates was present for the public hearing portion of the meeting to speak to the council about the proposed tax increment financing, or TIF district, for the daycare that Kids Corner of Caledonia is planning to build in Mabel. Bubany pointed out that there will be no loss in revenue to the city from the TIF district. Usually a TIF district is limited to industrial and manufacturing businesses, but due to the small population of Mabel and the fact that it is not near a large city of 10,000 or more, those rules are waived. As setting up a TIF district is time consuming and expensive, Bubany recommended enlarging the area to include parcels owned by the EDA in case of any new developments so the city won’t have to go through the same process again right away. He also asked the council to allow the budget for the TIF district to be arbitrarily large and pointed out that while they could always go under budget, going over would mean more time and consultant fees. The public hearing was closed and the regular city council meeting was opened. The council approved the resolution to adopt the TIF district. The members of the EDA were also present at the meeting and voted to approved the resolution as well.

Fire department Chief Oral Tollefson informed the council that the fire department would be receiving a grant to buy seven radios. They are also looking into purchasing a washing machine for the department and found one for $1,200 with a 10- year warranty. The gear will last longer if it’s washed regularly, plus it will be safer for the firemen to wear.

The fire department will be watching a demonstration on how to use a grain bin tube to rescue people trapped in grain bins before deciding to purchase one. The tube slides over the person, the grain inside the tube is extracted, and then the person is able to be pulled out safely.

Newer models of cars use cobalt in their frames, which the fire department’s Jaws of Life is unable to cut through. Because of that, the department is researching costs for a new one.

Mayor Jim Westby thanked Tollefson for attending the meeting. “It’s all about fireman and public safety,” Westby said, adding, “these are definitely purchases you need.”

Emily Schroeder from Kids Corner of Caledonia updated the council on the progres .....
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Mabel water and sewer project set to wrap up in May

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met for their regular meeting on April 13 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. Thomas Trehus was present at the meeting to introduce himself to the council. Trehus is running for Minnesota House of Representatives ..... 
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Kids Corner of Caledonia plans to expand to Mabel

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met for their regular meeting on March 9 at 7 p.m. One council member was absent. Mayor Jim Westby opened several bids for the building of the wastewater treatment plant shed. The council read bids which covered labor an ..... 
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Mabel encourages residents to apply for parking permits

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on December 9 at 7 p.m. Council member Terry Torkelson was absent. A public hearing was opened to discuss the sale of a property from Loren McCabe to Wayne Buxengard. The property had a house on it that had to be torn ..... 
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Mabel City Council discusses changes to parking ordinances

Mon, Oct 26th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on October 21 at 7 p.m. Mayor Jim Westby was absent. Pat Bailey from the Minnesota Department of Health was present at the meeting to discuss the development of a wellhead protection plan for the City of Mabel’s drink ..... 
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Semcac’s Senior Nutrition Program an asset to Mabel

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on September 16 at 7 p.m. Mayor Jim Westby was absent. Advisor to the Mabel-Canton junior class, Jordan Nelson, was present at the meeting along with the junior officers to ask permission to use the city streets and S ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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