Brownton/Stewart

02/10/2016 - 12:12pm
The “backbone” for the RS Fiber fiber-to-the-home project has been built as far as Brownton, the Stewart City Council heard Monday night.   Mark Erickson, the city of Winthrop’s economic development director and a driving force behind the cooperative fiber project, said that the extension of the backbone from Brownton to Stewart, and then on to Buffalo Lake, Hector...
01/20/2016 - 9:34am
The Stewart City Council tabled a request from the fire department to purchase a 2012 mini-pumper.   A resolution regarding the purchase came before the Council at its Monday, Jan. 11, meeting.   The 2012 Ford 550 mini-pumper had a purchase price of $137,500. The department sought an additional $10,000 to buy equipment for the...
01/20/2016 - 9:34am
The Stewart City Council made its annual designations and appointments at its Monday, Jan. 11, meeting.   One position that was not filled was that of the emergency management director. Mayor Jason Peirce said there were no qualified candidates at the moment.   Council Member Carol Altrichter suggested that fellow Council...
01/13/2016 - 9:07am
The city of Brownton will be referring its blight ordinance to its attorney for help in giving it more “teeth.” The Brownton City Council reviewed its existing ordinance, which was adopted in 1982 and last amended in 2011, at its Tuesday, Jan. 5, meeting. The City Council has become concerned about several blight issues in the city...
01/13/2016 - 9:06am
The Stewart City Council ordered plans and specifications for an estimated $3.76 million in street and utility improvements after a public hearing Monday night. Residents who spoke at the hearing were mostly concerned about the anticipated cost and impact on property taxes and assessments. Engineer Andy Kehren said that the final impact won...
12/16/2015 - 2:10pm
The city of Brownton has heard back from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program on its preliminary engineering report for a proposed street and utility improvement project, which could cost up to $8 million.   John Rodeberg, an engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), told the City Council at...
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