Brownton/Stewart

10/15/2014 - 9:32am
Although the city of Brownton is not considering any major infrastructure improvements until 2016 — after paying off one of its bonds — it needs to get them “on the shelf so they’ll be ready for funding,” the City Council heard at its Oct. 7 meeting. John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering firm, said the Council needs to...
10/01/2014 - 8:53am
The Brownton City Council will not raise its property tax levy in 2015. The City Council met in special session Sept. 23 to consider its preliminary 2015 budget and levy, and felt it had enough on hand to cover a double-digit health insurance premium increase, an additional amount for storm sewer work, and adding to the fire department’s...
10/01/2014 - 8:52am
New Century Academy, a charter school based in Hutchinson, is considering moving to a new facility, and one of the sites it is considering is the former Brownton school building. Mayor Jay Werner and City Clerk Ella Kruse informed the City Council of the school’s interest at a special meeting Sept. 23. Werner said New Century Academy is...
09/25/2014 - 1:14pm
New Century Academy, a seventh- through 12th-grade charter school in Hutchinson, may be looking to relocated, the Brownton City Council heard at a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23. Mayor Jay Werner said he, Council Member Norm Schwarze and City Clerk Ella Kruse have been meeting with New Century personnel about possibly leasing the former...
09/10/2014 - 9:03am
The Brownton City Council passed a social host ordinance on a 3-2 vote at its Sept. 2 meeting. The ordinance is similar to one adopted in Glencoe, said Police Chief Ken Bauer. McLeod County also has a similar ordinance, Bauer said, but its jurisdiction doesn’t extend into the city limits. The ordinance had been proposed at the Brownton...
09/10/2014 - 9:02am
The Stewart City Council continued Monday night to express dissatisfaction with the quality of work on its 2012-13 street and utility improvement project. Mayor Jason Peirce launched the issue as the City Council considered pay requests for the project. Peirce said the project is still not completely finished, and the City Council has set more...
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