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Karin Ramige

08/14/2019 - 1:15pm
The interview process for the next McLeod County administrator is complete. The county board interviewed three finalists for the open county administrator position Tuesday, Aug. 6. Twenty-four applications were received for the position, open since Cindy Ford’s retirement last spring. Of the 24 applicants, six were selected for interviews with commissioners Doug Krueger and Joe Nagel and county...
08/14/2019 - 1:14pm
What started as an agenda item to repeal the county’s $10 wheelage tax, quickly turned into a proposal for a 0.5 percent sales tax increase at the county board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The board voted to repeal the wheelage tax, enacted in 2014, to fund road and bridge projects. A $10 surcharge is charged to each vehicle licensed in the county...
07/10/2019 - 10:43am
The Silver Lake City Council met with John Rodeberg, Jordan Van Oort and Jeff Ledin from the engineering firm of Short Elliot and Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) to prioritize the city’s capital improvement projects in a workshop Monday, July 8. Rodeberg, Van Oort and Ledin gave each council member a survey prior to the meeting to rate what they felt as...
07/03/2019 - 10:42am
Parking was the topic of conversation at the Silver Lake City Council’s quarterly meeting on Monday night. The council approved a resolution limiting parking in front of Lakeside Elementary School. Parking will be limited on the east side of the 200 block of Lake Avenue South between Cleveland Street and Merrill Street between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.,...
06/19/2019 - 10:51am
The Silver Lake City Council was busy approving expenditures at its meeting Monday, June 17. The first of the expenditures was for the replacement of a 14-inch gate valve for the pond leaking into Otter Creek. The cost of the replacement will be $18,035. Juul Contracting of Hutchinson submitted the low bid. The leak was discovered when the spring...
06/05/2019 - 11:50am
The McLeod County Board voted to spend $130,415 to upgrade some of the county’s election equipment Tuesday, June 4. County Auditor-Treasurer Connie Kurtzweg requested the board approve the purchase of new tabulator equipment. The county received a $52,024 grant from the Minnesota Secretary of State in December of 2017. Prior to the 2018 election...
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