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Whalan receives donation


Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Government

The Whalan City Council discusses agenda items during its September 12, 2016 regular meeting. Photo by Barb Jeffers

By Barb Jeffers

The Whalan City Council met on September 12, 2016 with all council members present including City Clerk Lolly Melander. Several visitors also attended the meeting.

The Whalan church has given the city a check in the amount of $315.23 from the softball tournament. Melander thanked the church for their donation.

Minutes

The minutes from the August 8, 2016 meeting were read by Melander. Motion by Chiglo, second by Johnson, to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Melander read the Treasurer’s Report and listed bills due. A bill was received by Tri-County Electric for $5,684.17 for replacements of four poles. A second bill was received from Tri-County Electric, in the amount of $3,242.97, on July 16, 2016 for a temporary overnight repair and next day replacement of a pole. Questions were raised as to why the amount was so high for the repair/replacement on July 13. Motion by Smith, second by Halvorson, to approve the Treasurer’s Report and bills for payment with the specification that Melander check on why the bill from Tri-County Electric is so high.

Visitor’s comments

Char Johnson requested signs be placed at the entrances of the gazebo stating no bikes are allowed in gazebo. Motion by Halvorson, second by Johnson, to place signs in the gazebo entrances. Motion carried.

Old Business

Craig Bloomer of the DNR stated that signs will be placed along the trail to show where restrooms are located.

A sensor connection on the emergency siren went bad and has been repaired. The City of Whalan was not charged a fee for the repair.

New Business

Approved building permit for Butch Culbertson for a front porch. Motion by Johnson, second by Chiglo, to approve the permit. Motion carried.

Approved the 2017 Projected Tax Levy Budget which includes a 6% increase. This percentage may be lowered when the final numbers come in the month December. Motion by Johnson, second by Halvorson, to approve the 2017 Projected Tax Levy Budget. Motion carried.

The City of Whalan was offered $20,000 for the purchase of the ballpark. The council declined the offer.

There are residents that would like to fix up the ballpark. They hope to have one or two permanent picnic grills donated. This will give the community and visitors .....
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Whalan plans street improvements

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Government

The Whalan City Council met on August 8, 2016 with all council members present. Minutes Minutes from the July 11, 2016 meeting were read with two minor changes being made. Motion by Johnson, second by Chiglo, to approve minutes. Motion carried. ..... 
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City of Whalan Notice of Filing for City Election

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Legals

City of Whalan Notice of Filing for City Election Notice is hereby given that at the City of Whalan’s general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The following offices shall be filled: • Mayor (two year term) • Council ..... 
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Whalan City Council meets during heat wave

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Government

By Barb Jeffers With temperatures near 90º and high humidity, the Whalan City Council met on July 11, 2016. All council members were present. Minutes Minutes from the June 2016 meeting were read. Motion by Chiglo, second by Halvorson, to ap ..... 
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First annual bike tour kicks off with free concert in Whalan

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

The Rutabaga Brothers will be performing a free concert in Whalan on Thursday, July 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Whalan’s softball field. The concert is the kick-off for the first annual Root River Bluff and Valley Bicycle Tour. The public is invit ..... 
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Whalan City Council grants special liquor license

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Government

By Barb Jeffers The Whalan City Council met for its regular monthly meeting on June 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. and quickly moved forward with agenda items. Present were Mayor Rory Berekvam along with council members Johnny Halvorson, Margaret Chiglo, J ..... 
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Brake for Treasures on the Trail

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Features

We are very lucky to have a jewel like the Root River State Trail in our backyard and now the bike trail through Whalan, Minn. will bring you to a hidden treasure. After retiring from a full-time job as an office manager in Forest Lake, Minn., Jan ..... 
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All aboard! A brief history of the railroad in Whalan, Minnesota

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

By Kathy Ferguson Whalan is a small village that has been served by the railroad, in one way or another, for well over 100 years. Railroad history in Whalan began when the rail line was opened between Rushford and Lanesboro and its heritage continu ..... 
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Slice of heaven for new owner of Aroma Pie Shoppe

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Features

On a bike ride through beautiful bluff country, Karna Hudoba found a slice of heaven she now calls her own. While camping in Lanesboro, Minn. in August of 2015, Karna and her husband, Pat, along with two other couples went for a bike ride on the R ..... 
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