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Brownton/Stewart

01/16/2019 - 10:53am
At a Stewart City Council meeting on Monday night, councilors approved the sale of a fire truck and heard from a freelance writer working with the McLeod County Historical Partnership. Councilors — with Council Member Kurt Glaeser absent and with the new addition of Council Member James (Jim) Eitel — were heartily surprised to receive a bid on the sale of the city’s old fire truck at $2,500, with...
09/12/2018 - 10:35am
The Brownton City Council, no matter the agenda item, couldn’t seem to abstain from expressing its disgust for R&R Excavating. Its recent shortfall in services to the city compelled the council to pursue liquidated damages — a city’s main non-litigative method of recourse with construction contractors — up to $33,000. One line item comfortably...
07/11/2018 - 10:03am
It has been the story of the summer, projects delayed because of the rain. The Brownton City Council heard that the road construction project is behind schedule due to all the rain in June at its meeting on July 3. The construction crew is behind on street work and cannot continue with the underground work until they get caught up, according to...
06/13/2018 - 9:07am
The Brownton City Council approved three resolutions at its June 5 meeting to provide financing for its street and utility improvement project. Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Associates, the city’s financial consultant, presented three different bonds for approval: one temporary bond to finance the project until United States Department of...
05/23/2018 - 10:21am
The Stewart City Council awarded the bid for its “Group C” improvement project May 14 after holding an assessment hearing. Andy Kehren, engineer with Bolton & Menk, said the city had obtained a significant amount of grant money to help with the project. “There is $2.5 million in grant money coming to this community to do this project,” Kehren...
05/23/2018 - 10:18am
The Brownton City Council approved temporary funding for its utility and street project, which will pay bills until the long-term loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development can be accessed. The council met in a special session Thursday night with Shannon Sweeney of David Drown & Associates, the city’s...
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