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Karin Ramige

09/11/2019 - 10:45am
The Silver Lake City Council has been discussing over the last couple of months the possibility of a major infrastructure project funded by the USDA rural development program. The first step in the process is to submit a preliminary engineering report on the proposed $7.5 million project for review to the USDA. The cost to complete the report will be at least $100,000. The council met with the...
08/21/2019 - 12:12pm
Attracting new business to a small town is always a priority for any city council. On Monday, the Silver Lake City Council took a step in that direction by approving a business subsidy policy. Having the policy in place allows the city council the ability to offer potential businesses an incentive to come to Silver Lake. Incentives could include,...
08/14/2019 - 1:15pm
The interview process for the next McLeod County administrator is complete. The county board interviewed three finalists for the open county administrator position Tuesday, Aug. 6. Twenty-four applications were received for the position, open since Cindy Ford’s retirement last spring. Of the 24 applicants, six were selected for interviews with...
08/14/2019 - 1:14pm
What started as an agenda item to repeal the county’s $10 wheelage tax, quickly turned into a proposal for a 0.5 percent sales tax increase at the county board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The board voted to repeal the wheelage tax, enacted in 2014, to fund road and bridge projects. A $10 surcharge is charged to each vehicle licensed in the county...
07/10/2019 - 10:43am
The Silver Lake City Council met with John Rodeberg, Jordan Van Oort and Jeff Ledin from the engineering firm of Short Elliot and Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) to prioritize the city’s capital improvement projects in a workshop Monday, July 8. Rodeberg, Van Oort and Ledin gave each council member a survey prior to the meeting to rate what they felt as...
07/03/2019 - 10:42am
Parking was the topic of conversation at the Silver Lake City Council’s quarterly meeting on Monday night. The council approved a resolution limiting parking in front of Lakeside Elementary School. Parking will be limited on the east side of the 200 block of Lake Avenue South between Cleveland Street and Merrill Street between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.,...
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