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Public hearing set for CSAH 17 project


Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Possible assessment levels were discussed concerning the CSAH 17 project at the Preston City Council’s February 3 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent.

Fillmore County has proposed the rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of the portion of CSAH 17 between Fillmore Street and the south bridge within the city of Preston. The project is to include curb and gutter and pedestrian ramps, driveway aprons, and portions of adjacent sidewalks. At the Main Street intersection pedestrian ramps will be constructed with bump-outs to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The council adopted a resolution ordering the feasibility study. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that the county will pay half of the cost of the sidewalks that have to be cut back and replaced. The council could decide to assess all of the other half to property owners. Curb and gutter is usually assessed 40 percent to the property owner with the city paying the other 60 percent. Because the county will pay 50 percent on this project, the city could be responsible for only 10 percent with the rest being assessed to property owners.

The total project cost is roughly estimated to be $200,000 with the city’s portion being nearly $50,000 ($21,631 for sidewalks and $27,873 for curb and gutter). A resolution to accept the feasibility study and call for a public hearing to be held on February 18 in the city council chambers at 6 p.m. was approved.

Other business in brief

•Ron Schrier, representing the Fire Relief Association, asked the council to ratify the decision to increase the Fire Department Retirement from $1,300 to $1,500 per year of service. It has not been increased since 2007. When firefighters retire, they can receive a lump sum payment for each year of service. They are vested after 10 years at 50 percent.

Hoffman explained that the state has a formula setting limits for relief organizations on the amount of retirement that they can have. Schrier noted that the state could allow them to do up to $2,300. Hoffman said if the organization’s investments do well, the city may not have to provide a lot of aid. Schrier said they had $335,000 at the end of 2013 with total liabilities of $327,000. The proposal for an increase in Fire Department Retirement was approved.

•Cathy Enerson, EDA Director, explained that the EDA board has recommended the continuation of the H .....
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Birth Announcement - Tah’Niyah Greelea Smith

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

On December 27, 2013 a beautiful baby girl was born to Brandi Swan of Rochester, Minn. Tah’Niyah Greenlea Smith arrived at 5:20 p.m. She was 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mike (Beaver) and Char Hanson of Preston, Min ..... 
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Preston, Peterson chosen for prime bicycling event

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Two Fillmore County towns, eagerly awaiting news, received confirmation last week that they had been chosen as a part of a four-day, four-community bicycling event. Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM), an eight-year tour organization, set up the event, ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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James Jerome Grabau

Thu, Jan 30th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

James Jerome Grabau, age 60, of Preston, Minn., passed away Wednesday, January 29. 2014, at the Golden Age Living Center in St. Charles, Minn. James was born April 6, 1953, in Preston, the son of Joe and Flora (Anderson) Grabau. He was baptized an ..... 
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Preston supports current Renewable Fuel Standard

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council at their January 21 meeting authorized City Administrator Joe Hoffman to draft a letter on behalf of the city council to the Environmental Protection Agency to be signed by Mayor Kurt Reicks asking for continued support for h ..... 
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Preston business community anticipates veterans cemetery

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Progress Edition

After almost five years of planning, conversations, meetings, and congressional bill development and promotion, the community of Preston, Minn. is full of anticipation for the state veterans cemetery that will be fully developed in 2015. A veterans c ..... 
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