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Brownton/Stewart

06/13/2018 - 10:07am
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 Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development financing kicks in,...
01/10/2018 - 11:21am
The city of Stewart is looking for ways to beef up its emergency medical responder (more commonly known as first responder) crew, and to address staffing shortages during daytime hours. Carol Nelson, captain of the emergency medical responders (EMRs), said the unit had recently changed its protocol to allow the unit to have just one EMR respond as...
12/13/2017 - 9:12am
The Brownton City Council voted to not increase its levy for 2018, but one person still came to its truth-in-taxation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 5, to ask about his property tax statement. Jesse Spaude said the property taxes assessed against his home keep going up each year. City Clerk Ella Kruse said that while the city kept its 2018 levy at the same...
11/15/2017 - 1:00am
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...
11/15/2017 - 1:00am
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...
10/11/2017 - 12:00am
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...
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