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Whalan City Council talks town improvements and house demolition


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

At the regular monthly meeting of the Whalan City Council that took place on Monday, July 14, a number of items were discussed and actions were approved. Present at the meeting were Mayor Larry Johnson, Everett Johnson, Jim Gustavson, David Rahn, Margaret Chiglo, Lanny Landsverk and Lolly Melander (town administrator).

Minutes from the June, 2014, meeting were approved, as was a motion to approve and pay the monthly bills. The council also discussed the following items of old and new business:

•Lanny Landsverk informed the council that the Norland house in Whalan will be torn down. The demolition will take place during the week of July 24.

•The council learned that the City gas pump is once again not working. This pump was repaired once before a couple of years ago. A motion was made by David Rahn, and seconded by Jim Gustavson, to authorize Everett Johnson to go to Fleet Farm with Lanny Landsverk to purchase a new pump unit. That motion carried.

•Mayor Johnson reported on a recent area meeting in which financial standing of the Lanesboro Fire Department was reviewed. Pull tab funds have been used for a number of years to sustain expenses of the rural fire department. A decision has been made to increase the annual fees paid by participating towns of the rural fire department over the next three years. The council directed Lolly Melander to budget $1,000 towards this rural fire department fee next year.

•The repairs and maintenance of Whalan’s LP tank are underway. The tank top was fixed, the council learned, but it has not yet been painted. It was agreed that Lolly Melander will contact K & H co-op to find out when the tank painting will be finished.

•The council discussed the need for additional gravel for the Whalan ball field. The main question is whether or not more gravel needs to be ordered this year. Mayor Johnson told the council that the last loads of gravel were placed on the ball field, on Halverson Alley, and on Tuftin Alley. It was decided that the council will wait on ordering more gravel for this year.

•The council affirmed that the current annual fee for a city license for B & Bs and other lodging establishments is $35. Mayor Johnson also informed the council that the State of Minnesota requires all B & Bs and lodging establishments to supply their local city with a copy of their state licenses. This matter directly affects fou .....
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Stand Still Parade, new trail map highlight Whalan’s June council meeting

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

At the Whalan City Council meeting on Monday, June 9, the council received positive news on a number of recent projects and events. The Stand Still Parade Committee presented their final financial report to the Council, showing a net profit of $3,09 ..... 
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Spring activities, trail sign and new AEDs discussed at Whalan’s May city council meeting

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

The town of Whalan, like all the other towns and villages of the Bluff Country region, is showing signs of life and activity after a cold, challenging winter, and that was apparent in a number of items discussed last Monday evening at the May city co ..... 
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Spring activities, trail sign and new AEDs discussed at Whalan’s May city council meeting

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

The town of Whalan, like all the other towns and villages of the Bluff Country region, is showing signs of life and activity after a cold, challenging winter, and that was apparent in a number of items discussed last Monday evening at the May city c ..... 
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Spring water, signs and new brochures highlight Whalan’s April council meeting

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

Signs of spring were on the agenda at last Monday night’s monthly meeting of the Whalan City Council. One of those signs was concern about melting snow running where it probably shouldn’t; another was an effort underway to inform more people abou ..... 
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Whalan City Council learns of fire department cost studies

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

At the February meeting of the Lanesboro Rural Fire Department, financial issues were raised that will require more research and discussion, according to the report shared at the Whalan City Council meeting on Monday, March 10. A task force is no ..... 
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DMC tourist ideas welcomed from Whalan residents

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

The temperature was still firmly stuck below zero, where it seems to have stubbornly been for weeks, last Monday night, February 10, when the Whalan City Council gathered for its monthly meeting, but no water problems or frozen pipes were on the age ..... 
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Whalan Council approves final tax levy for 2014

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

The City of Whalan’s tax levy for 2014 was adjusted at the December 9 Whalan City Council meeting—in a direction that should please town residents. After discussion about the previous preliminary figure of 5 percent set earlier this fall, and a ..... 
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Whalan City Council approves new town brochure for DMC meeting on the 18th

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

Next Monday evening, November 18, the topic of Rochester’s Destination Medical Center (DMC) will take center stage at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn., and thanks to speedy work from local residents and support from its city council, Wha ..... 
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