Brownton/Stewart

06/14/2017 - 12:00am
On a 3-1 vote, the Stewart City Council on Monday approved a conditional use permit for a proposed recreational vehicle (RV) park and tiny home park on North Street. In May, the council had declined the permit, requested by Terry Rikke, after hearing concerns from residents, and suggested that Rikke come back with a revised plan to address those concerns. Monday night, Mayor Jason Peirce said...
06/14/2017 - 12:00am
The Brownton City Council will be taking a look at revising its assessment policy after learning that some assessments for its proposed $8.37 million street and utility improvement project will push $20,000 per parcel. John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), said that the city’s assessment policy is pretty much 50-50...
05/31/2017 - 8:12am
RS Fiber Cooperative (RS Fiber) will begin the final stage of its state-of-the-art fiber-optic network next month.  Construction to link the cities of Brownton, Buffalo Lake, Fairfax and Stewart to the RS Fiber network is scheduled to start by the end of June. Those cities will join six others (Gaylord, Gibbon, Green Isle, Lafayette, New Auburn...
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...
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...
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