Brownton/Stewart

12/17/2014 - 8:46am
The Stewart City Council renewed its contract for building inspection services with MNSPECT of Waconia on a 3-2 vote at its Monday, Dec. 8, meeting. A first motion to renew a 3-year contract died for a lack of a second, and Council Member Jim Eitel advocated his earlier position to approve a one-year contract. “I’d like to pursue other companies that inspect buildings,” said...
12/10/2014 - 8:57am
The Stewart City Council approved will raise its levy 3 percent in 2015, it decided at its Monday night meeting. The city had proposed a 5 percent increase when it adopted its preliminary budget in September. Mayor Jason Peirce said the levy increase will provide the city with another $11,270 in revenue. Council Member Kevin Klucas made the...
12/10/2014 - 8:56am
A tough year for farmers also was a tough year for the Brownton Co-op Ag Center, which had an operating loss of $48,428 for its fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. Fortunately, patrons heard at the cooperative’s annual meeting Friday, other income and patronage received from investments boosted the bottom line to a positive $51,568....
12/10/2014 - 8:54am
The Brownton City Council agreed on its 2015 budget at its Dec. 2 meeting — one that does not increase taxes — but did not agree on a salary increase for employees. City Clerk Ella Kruse said the 2015 budget included a 3 percent wage increase for employees, but that the City Council was free to decide if it wanted to award 3 percent...
11/26/2014 - 7:55am
The Brownton City Council will be interviewing candidates for its open wastewater/water operator job Saturday, Dec. 6. The City Council met in special session late Thursday afternoon to review the eight applications it received, from which it chose four for interviews. The City Council decided to set interview times at one-hour intervals for...
11/12/2014 - 8:42am
The Brownton City Council agreed to spend up to $48,000 with Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) Inc., its engineering firm, to develop a preliminary engineering report on proposed infrastructure improvements. Dan Ehrke of SEH told the City Council at its Nov. 5 meeting that the preliminary engineering report is needed as the city begins...
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