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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 is inconvenient for her customers. She suggested a two hour parking sign, a no overnight parking sign, or a customer parking only sign. The council discussed putting up a limited parking sign, but decided to table it until the December meeting to research the matter further.

Warren Vicker was also present at the meeting to dispute the electric bill dating from September 2012 for his apartment. Due to a carbon monoxide leak in the apartment, he vacated it in September 2012 and has not lived it in since. The council reviewed his request, but denied it as the dispute needs to be settled by Vicker and his landlord.

The minutes from the October 9, 2013 meeting were reviewed and approved.

The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

Mabel City Maintenance Director Robert Miereau updated the council on the Cherrywood Drive improvements. The project is still moving along and he will continue to keep the council advised on the progress made each month.

A motion was passed to renew the CEDA 2014 contract upon recommendation of the EDA.

City Clerk Karen Larson informed the council that the SEMCAC offices had recently moved back into the EMS building. During the firefighters’ renovation of the building, SEMCAC had to temporarily move its office to a different building. The council passed a motion to continue to allow SEMCAC to rent the space in the EMS building free of charge. There was also a discussion about continuing with the current cleaning service for the building and it was decided to keep it.

The EDA fund is currently negative due to the recent purchase of Cruiser’s Family Restaurant. A motion was passed to make a transfer from the Nursing Home fund into the EDA fund to bring the account back into the black.

The work has been completed on the Ash Street project and payment is due. The sewer fund is short because of recent engineering expenses so the council approved a motion to take out a micro loan which would be a seven year note with a 2.5 percent interest rate.

The council approved a motion to change the current zoning permit fees from a flat $5 to $25 for a zoni .....
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Lucille Flaskerud

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Lucille Flaskerud, age 89, of Decorah, Iowa, formerly of Mabel, Minnesota, died November 1, 2013 at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Lucille was born May 10, 1924 at Waterloo Ridge, Iowa to Leonard and Louise (Flaten) Gunderson. She attended area ..... 
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Harry L. Housker

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Harry L. Housker, age 94, of Mabel, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Harry was born August 29, 1919 at home in rural Preble Township, Spring Grove, Minnesota to Anton and Lina (Itse) Housker. He attende ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board’s Dave Swenson resigns

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board accepted Dave Swenson’s resignation and thanked him for his 11 years of service as school board director. Swenson thanked the board for the ..... 
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Kermit Gerald Blexrud

Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Kermit Gerald Blexrud, age 93 of Mabel passed away Tues. October 15, 2013 at his home. Kermit was born April 21, 1920 in Spring Grove to Knute and Gertie (Sandemoen) Blexrud. He was a lifelong area resident, attending area country schools. On Ma ..... 
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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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Arne O.K. Engen

Wed, Oct 9th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Arne O.K. Engen, age 92, of Mabel, MN died Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Tweeten Healthcare in Spring Grove, MN. Arne was born December 4, 1920, the son of Peter and Celia (Myhre) Engen on the family farm in the Wilmington Township near Caledonia, ..... 
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Birth Announcement: Charlie David Blagsvedt

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

David and Mandy Blagsvedt of Mabel, Minn., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Charlie David Blagsvedt, on August 3, 2013. Charlie weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Brad and Sheri Osmonson of Harmony, Minn. a ..... 
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Luther senior Pecinovsky to present clarinet recital Oct. 12

Thu, Oct 3rd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Arts & Culture

DECORAH, IA (10/03/2013)(readMedia)-- Sara Pecinovsky, a Luther College senior from Mabel, Minn., will perform a clarinet recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. Pecinovs ..... 
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