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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 subgrade dirt which led to some delays, but the project is still moving along. A time extension has been requested for the standpipe portion of the project. There were some delays due to supplies needed for the project which were not delivered on time. Welty recommended granting the time extension, and the council approved it. Welty will be attending a meeting next week to update the construction schedule and will share the new schedule with the city council at the November meeting.

The minutes from the August 13, 2014 meeting were reviewed by the council members and approved.

The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

City clerk Karen Larson updated the council on the Minnesota Twins Fields for Kids grant. She has been staying in contact with the Minnesota Twins Community Fund staff to ensure that the extra time needed for the project to renovate the ball field is acceptable. Larson informed the council that the dugouts are completed and look fantastic. They still need benches, but should have them soon. The city received a plaque from the Minnesota Twins to hang at the ball field. Public works director Robert Miereau will install the plaque in the near future.

The judges for the upcoming elections have been selected and a resolution for the judges was passed. Nathan Manning will be the head judge. The other judges will be Linda Kowalsky, Dee Ann Erickson, Donna Johnson, and Lavonne Mengis. Joan Manning will be the alternate.

The city received conveyance of forfeited lands for the property at 321 Locust Street North. There currently is a trailer home on the property which is not habitable and needs to be moved. Miereau will look into different options for removal and present them to the council at a later meeting. There is also a tree with several dead limbs on the property which will need to be cut down. The specifications for this will also be decided at a later date.

Larson presented the 2015 city employees contract to the council to review. The only changes to the contract are a 2.5% cost of living adjustment and some minor wording changes. The council approved the contract for the year of 20 .....
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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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Principal of Mabel-Canton High School resigns

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 19th, 2014 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the July 15, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to welcome back the staff and students of Mabe ..... 
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Delaine Margaret Johnson

Mon, Aug 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Delaine Margaret Johnson, age 79, of Mabel and formerly of Rushford died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Delaine was born with her twin sister, Darlene, on January 5, 1935 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Richard and Delora (Da ..... 
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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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Engagement - DeBraal ~ Tollefson

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

David and Mary DeBraal, Appleton, Wis., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth, to Kyle Gene Tollefson, son of Orel and Marcia Tollefson, Mabel, Minn. Laura graduated from Appleton West High School in 2004. She obtai ..... 
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Fillmore County Jail inmate found unresponsive in cell on Friday, died on Sunday

Mon, Aug 4th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Police Reports

An inmate from the Fillmore County Jail has died after he was hospitalized on Friday August 1st. According to Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen, 32 year old Brian Abbs was found unresponsive in his cell shortly before noon on Friday. Staff perfor ..... 
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Donald “Mike” Marsden

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Donald “Mike” Marsden, age 87, of rural Mabel, Minn. died early Thursday morning July 24, 2014 at his home on the farm in rural Mabel with his family at his side. Mike was born April 21, 1927 in Waukon, Iowa to Jim and Nettie (Riley) Marsden. ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Schools face budget cuts

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on July 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. Principal Jeff Nolte was not present nor were board members Cristal Adkins, Jane Hall, or Troy Soiney. The minutes from the June 17, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. ..... 
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