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Ostrander welcomes county commissioner candidate


Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Harry Root, an upcoming candidate for Fillmore County Commissioner, was the only visitor at the Ostrander City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 5. Root introduced himself to the council and explained what he felt his role as Commissioner would be if elected. He spoke of the 5-year plan Fillmore County is currently implementing for infrastructure, including repairs to Highway 14 and a bridge replacement just north of Ostrander.

Root’s goal as commissioner would be to meet with every city and /or township governing bodies a minimum of once a year to give updates on what is happening in Fillmore County as well as addressing any questions or concerns each community may have. Root explained the Commissioner has more responsibilities than roads and bridges, citing social services and public health as two things the commissioner helps oversee. The council thanked Root for taking the time to speak with them.

Fire Chief Jimmy Dean informed the council of a $3,000 donation received as a result of a controlled burn the fire department conducted on acreage just outside of town. He also asked for approval to replace one of the town’s AEDs that would no longer be able to be used by the end of 2014. He explained the Ostrander First Responders and the Fire Department would split the cost.

The city was notified via letter by Fillmore County that the property located at 209 Minnesota Street was forfeited and the county requested a public auction. The council decided the city would have no interest in the property, mainly because of the cost to remove the home that resides on it, and will grant permission to the county to proceed with auction.

Wolf’s Den owner, Royal Dempewolf, had previously attended a council meeting to inquire about a permit for a street dance some time in August. He was told at that time it would be put on the agenda for the August meeting. However, Dempewolf was not in attendance at the meeting. This left the council trying to make a decision whether or not to grant the permit without the details.

City Clerk Chris Hyrkas informed the council the Wolf’s Den was past due on city bills as well and also read the city ordinance pertaining to permits; citing permits were to be requested 30 days prior to the event. Councilwoman Erin Brugh noted Dempewolf had been to the previous council meeting to discuss and asked if he had turned in any paperwork; City Clerk Chris Hyrkas respo .....
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Springer & Gumbel P.A. hired on as City of Ostrander’s attorneys

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Scott Springer, of Springer & Gumbel P.A., addressed the Ostrander City Council at the June meeting and explained the services and experience offered by his law firm. Springer & Gumbel have offices in Preston, Spring Valley and Chatfield. The fir ..... 
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Ostrander City Council organizes community meeting

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

When the Ostrander City Council heard from Brian Malm, of Bolton & Menk, in regards to the new sewer and water treatment center there was a lot to take in. So much that Deputy Mayor Pam Kunert suggested Bolton & Menk representatives visit with commun ..... 
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Brian Malm of Bolton & Menk Engineering addresses Ostrander City Council

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Much like some of their neighboring towns, Ostrander is looking to update their water and sewer systems. On Monday, April 1, Brian Malm of Bolton & Menk Engineering Company addressed the council and presented them with two documents needed to move f ..... 
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Ostrander City Council determines liquor license expirations

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Government

As liquor licenses expired for businesses in Ostrander on November 30, questions were raised about the exact time an establishment must have a new license in place by. The issued licenses themselves are unclear, giving only a date and not a time. Of ..... 
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City of Ostrander Will Regulate City Brush Dump With New Hours of Operation

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Government

The Ostrander City Council approved regulated hours for use of their city’s brush dump at their Tuesday, August 6 meeting. Public Works Director, Jimmie Dean, had expressed concern over outside residents dumping garbage and non-burnable items. Th ..... 
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Monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Government

March 5, 2013 Pledge of Allegiance The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:10 p.m. by Mayor Pat Nesler. Approval of Consent Agenda Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Jones and unanimously carried to accept t ..... 
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Ostrander City Council

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Government

The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn. All council members were present. Mayor Schwenn thanked all who ran for council and said congratulations to new Mayor (Pat Nesler) and Coun ..... 
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Ostrander City Council

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Government

The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn. All council members were present. Mayor Schwenn thanked all who ran for council and said congratulations to new Mayor (Pat Nesler) and Coun ..... 
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