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Green belt for Brownsville Mobile Home Park?


Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

Kerry and Nancy Soiney who have a home across the street from this mobile home park want the owner of the park to establish a green zone between the trailers and the street.

Kerry and Nancy Soiney aired their complaint at the Preston City Council’s October 7 meeting insisting that a “green belt” should be established along the Brownsville Street section (in front of about five mobile homes) of the Brownsville Mobile Home Park. The park has room for 13 mobile homes and currently has 11. Councilman David Harrison was absent.

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that the city had received complaints concerning several violations of city ordinances by the mobile home park. Owner Tim Johnston has dealt with most of the violations since May when city officials met with him about the violations. The main issue left is the requirement detailed in city ordinance 152.04 (A) which requires a green belt around the periphery of the manufactured home park that adjoins any residential zones. The question was asked if this would apply to the street side of the mobile home park.

The ordinance was put on the books in 1971. Kerry Soiney noted that several small lilac bushes were just planted, but they will take years to provide adequate screening of the park. The fact that individual driveways come out to the street further complicate the problem. He wants a full size green zone by the spring of next year. Soiney suggested the owner hire a landscaper. He said the driveways are poor planning and that there should be a single road into the park.

Soiney said he and his mother before him have been complaining about the mobile home park for years. He insisted it is just a visual issue. They are looking out at 40 to 50 year old trailers now. He said just think what it will look like in 20 years. After having been told nothing could be done, they found this ordinance. He offered to purchase the property in 2012, but the owner didn’t want to sell. Soiney also suggested the mobile home park should have a storm shelter, parking area, and a recreational area for children.

Councilman Robert Maust was concerned about liability issues if tall greenery blocked the view of cars entering the street.

A 1995 ordinance doesn’t allow for individual driveways in a mobile home park. Mayor Kurt Reicks said they can’t ask that the driveways be removed now as they predated the ‘95 ordinance. The mobile home park was established in 1971 and has had several owners.

City attorney Dwight Luhmann asked if it can be effectively screened with the driveways. A motion was made .....
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Marching band performs a wake-up call

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Norma Koch of Lanesboro, Minn. got quite the start to her morning on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 when the Fillmore Central Marching Band filled her front yard and began playing music for her enjoyment. Dale Koch, Norma’s son, bought a $5 raffle ..... 
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Conrad Jean Aug

Wed, Oct 9th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Conrad Jean Aug, 77 of Preston died October 7,2013 at the Harmony Care Center. At his request his body was donated to Mayo Clinic. Conrad Aug was born on February 29th, 1936 on the family farm just outside of Greenleafton, MN to Gustave and Anna ( ..... 
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Fillmore Central to purchase sprinkler system

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central football team raised $8,500 this fall by selling coupon books during their annual fundraiser. This money will be spent on a new sprinkler system for the fields. At the regular board meeting on September 24, At ..... 
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Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” well attended

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Bikers from South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois, the Twin Cities, and from the local surrounding area attended Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” event on September 21. Guests sampled food items at the Preston Trailhead Park donated by Preston A ..... 
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Engagement - Meiners ~ Marzolf

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Teresa Ann Meiners and John Leo Marzolf are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Jerry and Connie Meiners of Eyota, Minn. and parents of the groom are Erlyn and Sandy Marzolf of Preston, Minn. Teres ..... 
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Engagement - Trende ~ Pederson

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Steve and Karen Trende of Preston, Minn. are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenna Trende, to Andrew Pederson, son of Dan and Janelle Pederson of Sauk Rapids, Minn. Jenna is a 2005 graduate of Fillmore Central High ..... 
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Level three sex offender moves out of Fillmore County

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Court

After an initial report stating that 29 year-old Joshua Jones had moved to a residence near Preston, Minn. in Fillmore County, deputies have confirmed that Jones has moved out of the rural Preston area last week and is staying at a Rochester, Minn. ..... 
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Preston enters into option agreement for POP property

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner The Preston City Council and the Preston EDA held a combined meeting on September 23 to discuss the possible disposition of Preston Oil Products (POP), the long abandoned gas station at the corner of St. Paul Street SW and Mill Str ..... 
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