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Archive

July 20th, 2018

MPCA reps discuss WWTP project

On a scale of 1 to 10, the arrogance recently shown Glencoe City Council members by three representatives of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) may have broken the scale.
The three MPCA “gentlemen” were called into a City Council workshop session to help quash a mini-rebellion of council members who had the audacity to question the city’s planned $20 million to $23 million wastewater treatment plant renovation/expansion of an aging facility.

Hilstrom visits Glencoe

Debra Hilstrom, a Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party candidate for Minnesota’s attorney general seat, stopped at The Chronicle to discuss her reasons for running, why she believes she embodies the features of a versatile candidate, facing a combative federal administration, and her dedication to protecting Minnesotans from corporate exploitation.

Council tables Hennepin Ave. building demolition, again

For the second meeting in a row, Glencoe City Council tabled any action on demolishing the former General Store building, 1128 Hennepin Avenue, because of the complications with the property. The old store is in close proximity to Kevin Post’s building to the north and the Home Solutions building to the south.
City Attorney Mark Ostlund recommended tabling action again because of liability issues over demolishing the building. After researching the situation, Ostlund stated there is no shared wall agreement on this property.

McLeod Co-op to move to east industrial park

Glencoe City Council authorized drafting a development agreement with McLeod Cooperative Power Association to sell land in the east industrial park in order for the co-operative to build a new corporate campus east of Midwest Porcine.
“This would be a nice addition to our industrial park,” said Councilmember Allen Robeck at Monday night’s City Council meeting. “I would hate to lose the REA (Rural Electric Association).”

County Board approves Sheriff's drone purchase

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners moved through their meeting efficiently on Tuesday, July 17 in the Glencoe City Center Ballroom — there wasn’t one dissenting vote in the hour-and-a-half session.

City questions cost of WWTP project

After last week’s workshop session concerning the city’s proposed $23 million wastewater treatment plant expansion and renovations, John Rodeberg, city engineering consultant from Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), presented a memo addressing concerns raised by City Council members.
At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Rodeberg elaborated on the costs and funding of the local project after concerns were raised that other communities were building new treatment plants for less cost than Glencoe’s renovations and expansion.

Council approves 14th Street extension

On a 4-0 vote, Monday night, Glencoe City Council authorized plans and specifications to extend 14th Street east of Grand Meadows. The street extension, which includes storm sewer, curb and gutter and bituminous surface, is part of the planned Panther Heights apartment project expected to get underway later this year.
Council asked that the bids include options for both a 41-foot-wide street and a 34-foot street.

July 19th

McLeod County - Notice

McLeod County

NOTICE OF JOINT BOARD MEETING BY THE RENVILLE, MCLEOD AND MEEKER COUNTY JOINT BOARD OF COMMISIONERS ACTING AS THE JOINT DRAINAGE AUTHORITY FOR
JOINT DITCH NO. 1 RMCM

In the matter of Joint Ditch No. 1 RMcM
WHEREAS, on the 6th of July, a Public Hearing was scheduled by the Joint Drainage Authority, and
NOW THEREFORE TAKE NOTICE, that the hearing will be held before the Joint Drainage Authority:
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Renville County Gov’t Ctr
105 South 5th St, Commissioners Room #313, Olivia, MN 56277

City of Brownton - Filing Notice

City of Brownton
Filing Notice
City of Brownton
The period for filing for the following positions of the City council of Brownton begins July 31, 2018, and ends August 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Mayor – two (2) year term
Two Council Members - four (4) year term
One Council Member – two (2) year term
Affidavits of Candidacy for the above offices may be filed with the City Clerk at 335 Third Street South. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2018.

Glencoe Township

Glencoe Township
GLENCOE TOWNSHIP
FILING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that that the first day to file affidavits of candidacy for office will be Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The closing time will be 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
Offices to be filled at the general election on November 6, 2018 (held at the townhall, located at 1107 11th Street East, Suite 103, Glencoe, MN include:
One Supervisor – four year term
One Treasurer – four year term.
The last day for a candidate to withdraw from their candidacy is Thursday, August 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m.