THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A MONTH THIS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM. A PRESENTATION ON COMMUNITY HEALTH WILL BE GIVEN AND A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF TREES TRAILER PARK WILL BE HELD. FIRST OF YEAR PROCEDURAL MATTERS AND DESIGNATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ALONG WITH ACTIONS ON ELECTION FOR EXCLUSION FROM THE COORDINATED PLAN BY THE CITY MANAGER, RESPONSE TO INVESTIGATION TRANSCRIPT, CITY ATTORNEY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, CITY ADMINISTRATOR SEARCH, RECOMMENDATION FOR LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS AND LEGISLATIVE SERVICES PROPOSAL FOR THAT AND A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT AT MONDAY'S MEETING [...]
The Martin County Board Tuesday: Approved a Life-Size Veterans Memorial Sculpture Commission Agreement with Brodin Studios of Kimball, Minnesota; and approve and authorize Martin County to pay $20,000 down payment to commission the artist; and that the Martin County Veterans Memorial Committee will reimburse Martin County for the commission down payment from Martin County Veterans Memorial Legacy Grant funds. Approved a resolution accepting the State of Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant in the amount of $4,138.00 in each fiscal year, 2020 and 2021; and authorize the Board Chair and the Sheriff’s designated representative to sign the grant agreement on behalf [...]
The Martin County Board on Tuesday chose Steve Flohrs as the Board Chair for this year with Elliot Belgard elected Vice Chair. Martin County Commissioners again discussed the topic of refugee resettlement consent. Commissioners again tabled the issue, saying they had not heard from many constituents. In a previous meeting, the board heard from Racheal King, refugee coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, who explained the federal process and noted that Gov. Tim Walz previously gave consent to refugee resettlement. Commissioners tabled the issue at the time, making positive statements regarding the giving of consent. President Trump issued [...]
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 9 AM. COMMISSIONERS WILL SELECT CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR FOR 2020, WILL HEAR A LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM STATE REP. BOB GUNTHER AND WILL CONSIDER A VETERANS MEMORIAL SCULPTURE COMMISSION AGREEMENT FOR THE MARTIN COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL. SEVERAL FIRST OF THE YEAR PROCEDURAL MATTERS WILL BE ACTED ON AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!
During this season of giving, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the gift of life to help ensure patients don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. Blood donations of all types are needed, especially type O. Holiday travel and severe winter weather often lead to a decline in blood donations. However, a patient’s need for lifesaving treatment doesn’t take a vacation or stop for nasty weather. Blood is needed every day for those receiving treatment for cancer and leukemia, accident and burn victims and surgical patients, among others. As a special thank you for being [...]
Tom Nelson, Director of Economic Development for the city of Jackson is announcing his candidacy for the District 23A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Nelson will seek the Republican endorsement for the seat held by retiring Representative Bob Gunther of Fairmont. Nelson is an officer in the Minnesota Army National Guard, a past Director of the Minnesota American Legion Boys State Program, Founder of the Jackson Area Young Professionals organization, a member of the Jackson American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and Pheasants Forever. “We need to continue to have strong leadership to bring forth economic growth, [...]
State Representative Bob Gunther (R-Fairmont) announced today that he will not seek re-election and will retire following the conclusion of his current term in January, 2021. "I'd like to thank the citizens in House District 23A for their support over the years and for the opportunity to represent their interests in St. Paul," Gunther said. "It has truly been an honor and a privilege, but after nearly twenty five years of being in the political arena I am ready to spend more time with my family.” Gunther was first elected to the Minnesota House in a special election in 1995, [...]
Martin County commissioners on Tuesday approved a 2020 property tax levy of $17.1 million, an increase of 4.92 percent from this year. The board also approved a 2020 budget. Expenditures are set at $33.59 million while revenues are set at $34.2 million. The board also: Approved a resolution in support of a 46-acre land acquisition in Fox Lake Township, Section 28. Fox Lake Conservation League will use 2018 Conservation Partners Legacy grant funds to purchase the parcel. Approved a motion accepting the resignation of Chad Schlichte, a full-time deputy sheriff, effective Dec. 19. Approved a motion accepting the retirement [...]
The Fairmont Economic Development Authority has approved a $25,600 loan that will aid the succession of B&B Gas Piping of Fairmont. B&B Gas Piping is owned by Marlin Bliesmer and Matt Bliesmer. With Marlin looking to retire, the loan was requested by Mike Bliesmer to buy the building at 912 N. State St. He will then lease the building to B&B as a means of buying into the business. B&B currently rents the building. The cost of the project is $77,000, which includes $2,500 of owner equity, $48,900 of conventional bank financing through Triumph State Bank in Trimont and the [...]
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEET AT 9 AM TUESDAY. THE BOARD WILL HEAR A PRESENTATION ON CONSENT TO REFUGEE SETTLEMENT AND CONSIDER HIRE/RETAIN LEGAL COUNSEL FOR TAX ASSESSMENT PETITION. COMMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE 2020 LEVY AND BUDGET AND DRAINAGE SYSTEMS LEVY AND ASSESSMENT PAYABLE AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!