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Gaylord and Winthrop adopt big hikes in preliminary tax levies

11/14/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The seven City Councils in Sibley County recently adopted their respective preliminary tax levies.
The City Councils can only decrease their respective preliminary tax levies before final adoption in December.

Gaylord
The Gaylord City Council recently adopted a resolution to approve the preliminary 2019 tax levy for collection in 2020.
The 2019 preliminary tax levy for collection in 2020 will increase from $1,245,292 to $1,534,875. This reflects a 23.2 percent increase over last year.

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Trial period for ambulance merger to begin on Jan. 6

11/14/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The trial period for the merger between the Arlington and Gaylord ambulance services is set to begin Monday, Jan. 6, according to Arlington City Administrator Pat Melvin.


The Arlington and Gaylord City Councils approved the trial period during their respective meetings during early September.

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• The cities would form a joint powers agreement combining the two ambulance services into one service.

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G.I. City Council votes to remove some sidewalks

11/14/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Green Isle City Council, during its recent regular meeting, voted 5-0 and approved a motion to remove some sidewalks, pending bids, and seed over on parts of various streets.


The streets include Cleveland Avenue, Grove Street, Isle Street and Third Street.


Mayor Joe Kreger and City Council members Diane Brown, Shawn Harms, Shane Sheets and Mark Wentzlaff all voted in support of the motion.

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City Council approves revised snow removal rates for 2020

11/7/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, Nov. 4, unanimously approved a motion to approve the revised snow removal rates effective Jan. 1, 2020.


City Council members Michelle Battcher, Adam Cowell, Laura Gilman, Tom Hatlestad and Joe Morgan all voted in support of the motion.


The rate increase will more accurately reflect the cost of city employees and equipment.


The rate for small business lots will increase from $10 per lot to $15 per lot. The rate for medium business lots will increase from $15 per lot to $25 per lot.

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SE to hold Veterans Day Program in Arlington on Monday morning, Nov. 11

11/7/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Sibley East Middle School/High School will hold its Veterans Day Program in the gymnasium in Arlington at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The public is encouraged to attend.


Nick Slavik will be the guest speaker. Slavik is a lifelong resident of New Prague. After graduating from New Prague High School, he joined the Army as a mechanic and a paratrooper. Shortly after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Slavik volunteered for two tours of duty overseas: the first in Afghanistan and the second in Iraq, during which he met his wife, Amy, a kindergarten teacher.

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Moratorium ordinance on new businesses selling tobacco-related products is tabled

11/7/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, Nov. 4, unanimously approved a motion to table the second reading of Ordinance 327 - a resolution approving Ordinance 327, entitled, “An interim ordinance establishing a moratorium on the establishment of a business selling commercial tobacco, tobacco-related devices and electronic delivery devices and nicotine and lobeia delivery products within the City of Arlington.


In addition, the City Council unanimously approved a motion to table the related resolution for the proposed ordinance.

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