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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 council meeting.

With the Stand Still Parade just a few days away (it will take place this Saturday, May 17), the council also approved a liquor license for the Whalan Softball Tournament that is scheduled for July 4-6, 2014. The council expressed its gratitude for a recent donation of sand and limestone for the ball field.

The new Whalan brochure is expected to be ready very soon, perhaps even by parade time, Wes Harding told the council. The new communication piece will be used locally and state-wide to let people know about Whalan’s tourist amenities and activities.

The new Whalan trail sign will also be in place soon, a project made possible by support from Tri-County Electric. All the trail towns—including Whalan—will be receiving these upgraded and more weather-resistant signs. Whalan’s sign will be located near the location of the present sign. There will be a sign dedication ceremony, with acknowledgement as well of Tri-County’s key partnership role in making this project possible.

Residents, tourists, visitors and bikers will be even safer this year with the news that the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office will soon provide two automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) for the city of Whalan. The council discussed that emergency life-saving equipment, including where the best locations for it will be. One AED will be placed in the Whalan Town Hall and one will be near the trail in the plaza/gazebo area. AEDs can be used for people suffering sudden cardiac arrest, and have proven to be very effective in emergency, life-threatening situations.

The Whalan Council also re-visited the run-off water problem near Butch Culbertson’s property. Council members have been assessing the situation, and a number of fixes are being discussed. It was decided to table the matter until more options can be researched.

A local resident asked the council for an extension on an excavation permit that she needs at her home. Snowplow damage is being repaired, but recent rains have delayed the work. The council approved the extension until August.

Inspections of Whalan yards and properties have taken place recently to .....
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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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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 ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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 ..... 
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