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Mabel City Council approves final budget and levy


Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on December 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. All council members were present.

The minutes from the November 13, 2013 meeting were reviewed and approved.

The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

LeAnn Jevne was present at the meeting to discuss the wording for a limited parking sign to be put up in front of her shop. She has had issues, as recently as the day before the meeting, with people parking in front of her shop for extended periods of time which is inconvenient for her customers. She suggested putting up a customer parking only sign. Council member Laura St. Mary was against the exclusivity of that and suggested putting up a two hour parking sign instead. After some discussion, the council approved a motion to put up a sign reading “2 hour parking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.” It was also noted that other Main Street businesses are welcome to request a sign if needed as well.

City Clerk Karen Larson pointed out that city worker Chuck Dahl is currently being paid wages that are slightly below the rate he should be at with his experience and time. The council passed a motion to bump Dahl up to the wage bracket that is more appropriate.

Gene Grover from Local 49 was present to answer any questions the council had about the union contract before it was signed. The contract was for a new health insurance plan for the city employees which will benefit both the city and the employees. All council members were in favor of the change.

The council approved Tim Mengis as the new fire department chief and welcomed him to his new position.

City Clerk Karen Larson noted that the 1994 Improvement Fund is currently overdrawn by $20 and has been for some time now. She spoke with the city’s auditor who recommended transferring $20 into the fund from the General Fund to bring the balance to $0. She also pointed out that the Sewer Fund will be approximately $10,000 short at the end of this year due to engineering costs. Money can be transferred into the fund from the Nursing Home Fund temporarily to cover that until the microloan that was approved at the last meeting is complete.

The liquor and cigarette license renewals were reviewed and approved.

The final budget and final levy were adopted and approved.

Mabel City Maintenance Director Robert Miereau presented the public works department repor .....
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Mabel City Council alters zoning permit fees

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

LeAnn Jevne was present at the meeting to request a limited parking sign to be put up in front of her shop, Mabel Flowers and Gifts, on Main Street. There have been issues with people parking in front of her shop for extended periods of time which ..... 
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Mabel City Council discusses city employee health insurance

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on October 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. Terry Torkelson was acting mayor in Mayor Brian Street’s absence. The minutes from the September 18, 2013 meeting were reviewed and approved. The street signs for the new Steam Engine Dri ..... 
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Mabel-Canton junior class brings proposal to city council

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert Representatives of the Mabel-Canton junior class addressed the city council to ask permission to plan a 5K fundraiser event on October 19, 2013. A route has not yet been determined, but they are planning to use Steam Engine Park ..... 
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City of Mabel Assesses Flood Damage

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel City Council met on July 10, 2013 at 7 pm. All city council members were present. Carl Westby was present at the meeting to ask about updates on the Cherrywood Drive improvements. Once the easements are determined, the ..... 
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Mabel City Council still in need of EMTs and First Responders

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel City Council met on June 12, 2013 at 7 pm. All were present except for Mayor Brian Street and council member Kirsten Wyffels. Terry Torkelson was Acting Mayor. There were no comments or discussion from visitors to th ..... 
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Mabel in need of ambulance service members

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel City Council met on May 8, 2013 at 7pm. All council members were present. The meeting began with discussion from visitors at the meeting. Carl Westby asked about blacktopping the gravel alley by his house as there is ..... 
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