"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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Do you think the use of all fireworks should be legal in the state of Minnesota for all consumers?
Fri, Feb 21st, 2003
Posted in Features
Posted in Features
At their meeting February 18th the Lanesboro City Council accepted Lee and Charlene Draper’s high bid of $70,000 for the old clinic building at 104 Sheridan West. Charlene intends to move her beauty shop business to the building and will try to bring in another tenant as well. The building is well suited for a beauty shop, having been wired for 220 electrical service that is needed for tanning beds. Although the bid was less than the appraisal of $103,000, the council felt that accepting the bid was a prudent decision because the property will now be added to the tax rolls and will be owned locally, supplying employment and services to the people of Lanesboro. Some of the proceeds from the sale of the clinic building are earmarked for the Walking Bridge project (the amount needed depending on the effectiveness of current fundraising efforts spearheaded by Julia Borgen.)
Ambulance department The Council had a chance to peruse three documents clarifying the formation of the new ambulance department and its separation from the current fire department. Steve Klotz, ambulance director, appeared before the council to voice his concern for a clear line of authority. The council had already stressed that the city administrator would not be micromanaging the department but would provide "administrative and budgetary support" with the director responsible for the daily operation. During the transition period, the same current firefighters who are EMTs will stay on the ambulance department to provide consistent service for the city. Councilwoman Peggy Hanson expressed the council’s thanks to Klotz for taking on the challenging position of ambulance director during the establishment of the ambulance department. Police department Another matter of discussion was the position of part-time police officer Mike Cherney. Mike was wondering whether he had been laid off or terminated earlier in the year. Apparently the form required by the state is the same for termination and lay off. Cherney had been directed by Police Chief Stuart Stotts to turn in all of his equipment for inventory just as Ryan Lettner, another part-time officer had been. Stotts wanted to start off with a clean slate. The question now seems to be for how long the lay off will be. Councilman Jerome Halvorson asked, "Since when does anybody except the council lay off someone?" Barb Hoyhtya mentioned the need to involve Chief Stotts in the discussion and the fact that Stotts would be at the next council meeting. Historically, the police chief has decided who works and when they work. Other business In other business, the council: • Assured Robert Lake that his home and others in his neighborhood would be included on the new maps of the city. • Applauded the new meeting policy which gets the minutes of council meetings to the council members within 48 hours of the meeting. • Heard that two homeowners who had received Small Cities Grants and no longer have the homes as their principle places of residence will be sent letters requesting repayment of the grants. • Approved the Fillmore Family Resources Joint Victim Liaison Agreement.