"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Thursday, December 25th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
< | 1 | 2

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 review of the projected 2014 budget, a new and final rate of 2 percent was approved by council members.

The rate will mean a per household tax rate increase of approximately $20 next year.

Whalan’s 2014 budget was set at $22,832.70, with a major portion--$13,000—designated for street repairs. A total of $1,000 is projected for donations to two major town events: the Stand Still Parade and the Taste of the Trail event.

Other Business

•The council heard details about the upcoming “Cookie Walk and Chili Feed” that will take place in Whalan on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is the first fundraising effort of the Taste of the Trail Committee, and will offer holiday cookies for sale and a chili dinner. Cookies will sell for $4 per pound, with specialty items priced separately. (Cookies are being prepared locally by volunteer bakers). The chili dinner with fixings and beverage will cost $6. Activities will take place at Whalan’s City Hall. People were encouraged to spread the word about the event—everyone is invited!

•The council received an expression of appreciation from Wes Harding of the Taste of the Trail Committee for their support of the production of a brochure used at the November 18 meeting held in Lanesboro with representatives from the Destination Medical Center (DMC). “We had 11 Whalan residents at the meeting,” said Wes, “And I think we made a good impression on the speaker from the Mayo Clinic. The DMC project has the potential to bring a lot of people to our area, including many tourists. It will be exciting to see how all this develops over the next few years.” The Trail Towns were all represented at the meeting; the Trail Towns Committee will discuss follow-up to the DMC discussion at their January meeting.

•It was determined that given the recent snowfall it is a good time for the town brush pile(s) to be burned; that burning project will take place within the next two weeks.

•The council approved $300 for the purchase of hoist equipment to help with moving sand for upcoming winter road safety.

•It was clarified that the propane tank in t .....
[Read the Rest]

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Whalan City Council has “powerful” meeting on October 14

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

The atmosphere was “charged” at the October 14 Whalan City Council meeting—but not in any bad way. Members of the council needed to discuss and make decisions on a number of electrical issues arising out of local projects underway. The need ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Whalan approves building permits, plans for Town Hall Celebration on September 28

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

By Steve Harris The coming and going of buildings in the City of Whalan was the topic for discussion and decisions at the September 9 city council meeting, with permits being approved for two current projects. A permit was approved for the moving o ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Whalan’s “Movie Night” is Planned

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

By Steve Harris Whalan’s recently refurbished Town Hall has new sidewalks in place, and a new lawn is in the planning stages, all in time for the August 17 Movie Night event, the City Council learned at their July 8 meeting. This will be the fo ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Whalan Stand Still Parade Report received at June 10th city council meeting

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

By Steve Harris The sun made a rare and welcome appearance in May during Whalan’s 18th Annual Stand Still Parade, leading to another fun and successful event, Whalan’s city council heard at their June 10th meeting. “Our unofficial count sh ..... 
[Read the Rest]
< | 1 | 2