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CITY COUNCIL

2019-02-08T13:30:08+00:00

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5 PM. THE COUNCIL WILL UPDATE THOUGHTS ON OUTDOOR MUSIC IN the CITY, WILL SET DATES FOR SEVERAL ORDINANCE AMENDMENTSAND INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTION OF THE 2019 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PRELIMINARY REPORT. PROCLAMATIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK AND THE KIDS AGAINST HUNGER DAY WILL BE PRESENTED AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

CITY COUNCIL2019-02-08T13:30:08+00:00

COMMISSIONERS-MISC

2019-02-06T16:49:26+00:00

THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD TUESDAY SET A MEETING DATE OF JUNE 18TH THIS YEAR BEGINNING AT 6:30 PM FOR THE COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TO BE HELD AT THE COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM, FIRST FLOOR OF THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THE 2019 PAY EQUITY REPORT AS SUBMITTED TO THE MINNESOTA PAY EQUITY OFFICE. THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED OFFERING MANYASKA TOWNSHIP THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIGN CD #29 AND JD #367 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS TO A PARCEL FOR REPAYMENT OVER AN 18 YEAR PERIOD, WHICH INCLUDES OPTION TO PREPAY THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT. [...]

COMMISSIONERS-MISC2019-02-06T16:49:26+00:00

COMMISSIONERS-ROADS

2019-02-06T16:51:34+00:00

Martin County Commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who gave an update on county roads pertinent to recent wintry weather. He said “We consider our first round is just to get the main lines open, then we try to come back and taper back. Tuesday it was blowing and drifting pretty bad, our plows were out from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day. It was pretty bad so it was one of those days where we were kind of chasing our tails. Then Wednesday was the extreme cold, and we had a really hard time [...]

COMMISSIONERS-ROADS2019-02-06T16:51:34+00:00

RAHM CHARGED

2019-02-05T12:13:01+00:00

A criminal complaint filed in Lyon County District Court in Marshall on Monday alleges that Darin Rahm, a former Fairmont City Council member, created “phantom” vendor accounts to steal about $256,000 from the Marshall Convention and Visitor’s Bureau during his four years as director. The 49 year old  Rahm, appeared in court Monday for the first time since his arrest Friday. He was charged with theft, embezzling public funds and financial transaction card fraud. A future hearing date for Rahm was set for Feb. 19. Rahm was charged with seven counts of theft, one count of embezzling public funds, and [...]

RAHM CHARGED2019-02-05T12:13:01+00:00

COMMISSIONERS

2019-02-04T12:50:34+00:00

THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 9 AM. THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER REMOTE SECURUTY MONITORING FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE,SETTING THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING DATE AND RATIFICATION OF THE PAY EQUITY REPORT. COMMISSIONERS WILL HEAR UPDATES FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING OFFICE AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AND DISCUSS MANYASKA TOWNSHIP SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

COMMISSIONERS2019-02-04T12:50:34+00:00

BARN FIRE

2019-01-30T16:58:31+00:00

THE FAIRMONT FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS DISPATCHED TO A BARN FIRE JUST WEST OF FAIRMONT TUESDAY NIGHT JUST AFTER 9 PM. FAIRMONT FIRE CHIEF BRANDON SCOTT SAID A SMALL BARN CONTAINING A COW AND CALF WAS ON FIRE AT THE LOUIE AND MARGARET BULFER FARM. THE BARN WAS A TOTAL LOSS AND AND THE TWO BOVINES DIED IN THE BLAZE. IT WAS SUSPECTED THAT A HEAT LAMP IN THE STRUCTURE GOT KNOCKED OVER. ESTIMATED DAMAGE WAS $7,500 DOLLARS ACCORDING TO CHIEF SCOTT, WHO SAID NO FIREFIGHTERS WERE FROSTBITTEN OR OTHERWISE INJURED. THEY WERE ON SCENE ABOUT TWO HOURS IN -24 [...]

BARN FIRE2019-01-30T16:58:31+00:00

COUNCIL CONSTRUCTION

2019-01-29T16:05:35+00:00

Two construction projects moved ahead at the Fairmont City Council meeting on Monday. Reconstruction of Lake Avenue from East Fourth Street to Downtown Plaza will enter the initial planning phase. The council approved hiring Bolton & Menk to provide engineering services for the Lake Avenue project. Although the project is on the 2019 improvement schedule, the complexity of planning and design as well as public engagement, traffic modeling, intersection design, signal design and cross-section revisions will push construction back a year. A tentative timeline offered by Bolton & Menk lists an open house in March to provide information to [...]

COUNCIL CONSTRUCTION2019-01-29T16:05:35+00:00

CITY COUNCIL

2019-01-25T14:48:46+00:00

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM. THE COUNCIL WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON SOFTENED WATER RATES AND TWO ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS. NEW BUSINESS INCLUDES LAKE AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION,PIONEER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AND AN EASEMENT VACATION AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

CITY COUNCIL2019-01-25T14:48:46+00:00

BLOODMOBILE

2019-01-24T12:41:48+00:00

The holiday season has passed, but the effects of seasonal activities and holiday travel are proving to have lasting effects on the blood supply. A holiday donation shortfall is now prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a prolonged blood shortage. Because blood is a perishable product that can only be supplied by generous volunteers, any disruptions to blood donations – whether from holidays, severe winter weather or even widespread flu – could cause delays in lifesaving medical treatments this winter. The Red Cross collected more than 27,000 fewer blood and [...]

BLOODMOBILE2019-01-24T12:41:48+00:00

COMMISSIONERS-SIRENS

2019-01-23T16:37:34+00:00

Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from Emergency Management Coordinator Abigail Nesbit, who presented a proposal to change wording regarding the county’s warning sirens. Previously known as tornado sirens, they will now be referred to as outdoor warning sirens. “What I’m looking for is a change of language. I’m looking to change them to ‘outdoor warning sirens’ so that during a tornado warning and a windstorm of 70 mph or more we can set off a siren. I believe that siren should have been set off for the wind storm in September last year, and I’ve had a few [...]

COMMISSIONERS-SIRENS2019-01-23T16:37:34+00:00