Brownton/Stewart

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 is $243,537 with a total general fund balance of...
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...
05/11/2016 - 10:23am
The city of Stewart has received a very favorable bid for a proposed street and utility improvement project, the City Council heard at its Monday night meeting.   Andy Kehren of Bolton & Menk, the city’s engineering consultant, said the apparent low bid is $2.73 million from LaTour Construction of Maple Lake, which is about 6...
04/13/2016 - 10:19am
RS Fiber has installed a wireless antenna on the United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) grain facility near Brownton, and wireless Internet is now available in the area.   Toby Brummer of RS Fiber gave the Brownton City Council an update on RS Fiber’s fiber-to-the-home project at its April 5 meeting.   Brummer said that those...
04/13/2016 - 10:19am
The city of Stewart’s annual cost of police protection will decline slightly in 2017, the City Council learned Monday night.   Sheriff Scott Rehmann said the 2017 cost will be about $1,300 less than 2016. The city budgeted $105,643 for law enforcement in 2016.   Rehmann said part of the contract is based on the average...
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