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Requests to vacate streets and grants variances approved


Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council at their September 17 meeting discussed and granted two petitions for vacating portions of city streets and two requests for building variances. Councilman David Harrison was absent.

Jon and Christine DeVries requested that the 300 block of Brownsville Street West be vacated. This section of street is not developed. The section to be vacated is a 33-foot section with city utilities under it. The city would retain an easement for electric, water and sewer utilities. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said there is no intention to build on this area.

Linda Hennessey emphasized the importance of easements, asking questions about her own sewer line. Neighbor Fran Sauer spoke in favor of vacating this section of street. The resolution was adopted vacating this section of Brownsville Street West with additional language stating the city retains easements.

Charles Aug, representing C & G properties, requested that the dead end section of the 400 block of Farmers Street West be vacated. The dead end street cut off by the Highway 52 new construction is adjacent to the USDA Service Center. Hoffman said the entire 66 feet would go with the lumber yard property. This section of street is 165 feet long. He recommended the city retain the easements as the city has water and sewer utilities under the street. Aug commented that the use for the street would be for parking spaces, which is how it is currently used. He added that the building to the north is rented to the federal government and they like to have a certain number of parking spaces available. There was no comment from the public.

A resolution was adopted to vacate this section of Farmers Street West with the additional language that the city would retain easements.

The property owners involved with both street vacations will have surveys prepared for the vacated areas.

A variance was granted for Jerome O’Connor, Preston Street NW, to build an addition to his garage with a side setback of zero feet. The ordinance requires four feet. The 24 by 26 foot addition will be up to the property line, just as the current garage is.

Planning and Zoning had a public hearing at which there were no opposing comments and one neighbor in favor. The variance was approved by the city council.

Shawn Severson, Main Street SW, requested a variance to build a 27 by 27 foot addition to his house with .....
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Preston City Council sets preliminary budget and levy

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

During a short meeting on September 4, 2012, the Preston City Council approved the preliminary levy for 2013 at $672,725. This comes out to an increase of 2.9 percent. It was noted that at that increase, a person with a home that is worth $100,000 w ..... 
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Preston reviews first draft of 2013 budget

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman presented a draft of the 2013 budget compiled from departmental requests at the council’s August 22 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. The meeting was held in the fire hall due to the ongoing remodeling of city ..... 
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Chimney Swift tower/kiosk to be built

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

Representatives of the Zumbro Valley Audubon Society (ZVAS) addressed the Preston City Council at the August 6 meeting about their preference to gift the soon to be built chimney swift tower/kiosk to the city. Mayor Kurt Reicks and councilman David ..... 
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Preston City Hall remodel progressing

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman reported at the July 16 meeting that the city hall remodel project had begun and that they were on budget at this point. The council had accepted a quote from H and J Construction to do the remodel at their March 14 ..... 
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Legacy grant to be pursued

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

Jeff Broberg, a member of the National Trout Center (NTC) board of directors, discussed the possibility of obtaining Legacy grant funding (from the three-eighths Minnesota sales tax) at the Preston City Council’s April 16 meeting. Broberg, Minneso ..... 
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Preston’s National Trout Center included in MN 2012 Senate Bonding Bill

Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

Senator Jeremy Miller recently informed National Trout Center (NTC) representatives that the current Minnesota Senate Bonding Bill includes a $1 million item for the center’s permanent home located in Preston, “Minnesota’s Trout Capital.” ..... 
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