Brownton/Stewart

05/10/2017 - 10:25am
The city of Brownton’s general fund cash balance improved by nearly $70,000, according to an audit report presented at the May 2 City Council meeting. Paul Harvego of Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing (CDS), said the city ended 2016 with a cash balance of $310,782. It ended its 2015 year with a cash balance of $243,537. Harvego said the difference was primarily because the city had fewer...
05/10/2017 - 10:24am
The Stewart City Council amended its land use ordinance Monday night to allow solar gardens in its rural residential and agricultural district. The city heard a proposal from Sunrise Energy Ventures to place two one-megawatt solar gardens on acreage owned by Dwight and Pam Wiechman at the city’s southwestern edge. Mark Zwieg of Sunrise...
04/12/2017 - 11:32am
The city of Brownton should finally see the installation of the RS Fiber network this summer, the City Council heard at its April 4 meeting. Toby Brummer of RS Fiber said work on the fiber-to-the-home network should begin in June or July. The fiber network will offer phone, television and internet service to customers. At some point during...
03/21/2017 - 11:28pm
The Stewart City Council awarded the low bid of $831,322.58 to R&R Excavating, Inc., of Hutchinson for the proposed Mill Street construction project. City Engineer Andy Kehren from Bolton and Menk informed the council that five bids were received ranging from the low bid to over $985,000. The sealed bids were opened March 1. The city has...
03/15/2017 - 8:15am
After a year or more of hammering out financing for its street and utility project, the city of Brownton may finally be able to put the project out for bids late this year. The City Council met with John Rodeberg and Chris Knutsen of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), its consulting engineers, in a workshop session prior to its regular...
03/15/2017 - 8:02am
The Brownton City Council has decided to press charges against the owner of a decrepit building on Fourth Avenue N, its main business street. The roof of the building, a former grocery store, has begun to cave in and its brick facade is falling into an empty lot on the south side of the building. The city has placed warning cones around the...
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