Brownton/Stewart

07/13/2016 - 9:50am
A couple of snags at the state level have put the city of Stewart’s $3.7 million utility and street improvement project on hold, probably until next year. The Stewart City Council discussed options for proceeding Monday night after learning that it would not receive grant funding because the state Legislature did not pass a bonding bill, nor will it receive Public Facilities Authority (...
07/13/2016 - 9:49am
The Brownton City Council accepted the resignation of a part-time police officer and hired another part timer at its July 5 meeting. Part-time officer Brandon Traxler has resigned, and the City Council voted to hire Kenny Peterson as a new part-time officer. Peterson will complement the police department’s part-time police chief, Ken...
06/29/2016 - 9:37am
The Brownton City Council, in a special session Tuesday, June 21, signed a supplemental agreement with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) to conduct a topographical survey in preparation of its comprehensive utility and street improvement project.   Justin Black of SEH said the survey will identify utilities, map the topography, and gather...
06/15/2016 - 9:23am
The Brownton City Council heard the audit review for 2015 at its regular meeting Tuesday night.    Paul Harvego of Conway, Deuth and Schmiesing presented the review to the council.    Harvego said the city is in a good position overall, the same as last year.    The city’s general fund cash balance...
06/15/2016 - 9:23am
The Stewart City Council awarded the bid for its 2016-17 improvement project after hosting an assessment hearing Monday night.   LaTour Construction, Inc., of Maple Lake had the lowest of seven bids received on the project, and was awarded the bid at $2.73 million. The total project cost is estimated at $3.76 million, with the inclusion...
05/11/2016 - 10:24am
The city of Brownton is trying to figure out what to do with the sludge that accumulates at its wastewater treatment plant.   John Rodeberg, an engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) talked about some possible solutions at the City Council’s May 3 meeting.   Currently, the city pays $750 per acre on two acres of...
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