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Brownton/Stewart

11/15/2017 - 12:00am
The Stewart City Council on Monday night approved a requested increase in the per year benefit amount for the Stewart Fire Relief Association’s pension fund. The council approved a request to raise the benefit to $1,500 per year from the current $1,200 per year. Nick Millbrandt, representing the fire relief association, said the pension fund is currently funded at 147 percent. “Even with the...
11/15/2017 - 12:00am
City of Brownton utility customers will see a $5 a month increase on their bills starting in January. The City Council, at its Nov. 7 meeting, approved raising the base rate by $2.50 per month for each of the water and sewer utilities. City Clerk-Treasurer Ella Kruse said the increases are in keeping with recommendations from the city’s financial...
10/10/2017 - 11:00pm
The Brownton City Council voted Tuesday, Oct. 3, to restore the funding it had withheld from the Pioneerland Library System, after hearing that the Brownton Public Library was fully staffed. Head Librarian Jackee Fountain also gave a report on the activities and materials that are offered at the library. Fountain said two people have been hired to...
09/19/2017 - 11:00pm
The Brownton City Council spent a good portion of a special meeting Monday discussing property on First Avenue S that has a work repair order. The property, which was cited several times for blight issues under a previous owner, has since been purchased by a couple with the intention of fixing it up as their home. However, the city kept the work...
09/12/2017 - 11:00pm
Without much discussion, the Stewart City Council on Monday night approved a preliminary 2018 budget with a 3 percent levy increase. Mayor Jason Peirce said the proposed 2018 budget was balanced, as far as the items that are supported by the general levy. In 2017, the city levied $404,564. With the proposed 3 percent levy increase, the city would...
09/12/2017 - 11:00pm
The Brownton City Council decided Sept. 5 to not give Pioneerland Library System a requested 3 percent increase for the city’s contribution toward the Brownton Public Library expenses. In fact, citing the fact that the library is not being fully staffed and therefore is not always open for scheduled hours, the City Council approved a motion to...
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