Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Friday, March 27th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | > | >>

Plans for Preston street improvements move forward


Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau presented plans and specifications for the large 2014 street and utility improvement project at the city council’s February 18 meeting. Also, a hearing was held regarding the CSAH 17 (St. Paul Street) improvements planned by Fillmore County. Several residents that will likely be assessed for the St. Paul Street improvements attended the meeting.

Grabau recommended that the total 2014 project (estimated to cost more than $3 million) be bid as two smaller projects. Contractors would be allowed to bid on one or both of the two smaller projects. Grabau noted there will be a large amount of utility work.

A resolution was adopted approving the plans and specifications for the project.

The council approved the splitting of the project. It will be divided into the south area including Judy Lane, Russell Street, Matthew Street, and the area south of Fillmore Street and the north area which will be those streets north of Fillmore Street. Splitting the project will not affect the planned time frame for completing the work.

Grabau believes the split will likely put the city in a better position to capitalize on the bidding process. A special meeting will be held on March 31 to review and possibly approve the bids.

The county’s planned work on St. Paul Street (a portion of CSAH 17) between Fillmore Street and the south bridge is not part of Preston’s 2014 street improvement project. Work is planned for this year. The council waived planning agency review because the plans are not related to the city’s comprehensive plan.

Grabau explained that the city shares in the cost of the St. Paul Street project with the county. Improvements like curb and gutter and sidewalks can be assessed in part to adjacent property owners. New driveway aprons are to be installed and the county plans to do a structural mill and overlay.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps will be constructed. Grabau recommended two different degrees of improvements. On the south side of Main Street all of the curb and gutter should be replaced and on the north side of Main Street only some curb and gutter and sidewalk will be replaced. Grabau estimated that property owners will be assessed $35 to $45 per lineal foot where improvements are made. Property owners will not be assessed for catch basins which are to be replaced.

The county owns the r .....
[Read the Rest]
Foods Weekly Ads

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 CSA ..... 
[Read the Rest]

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

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, ..... 
[Read the Rest]

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | > | >>
Studio A Photography