Hendricks City Council approves sale of land on Mueller Drive

April 18, 2019

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The north half of the twin homes on Mueller Drive was sold to Richard and Eileen Nielsen.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The regular city council meet­ing was called to order Monday evening, April 15, by Mayor Julie Hogie, with council mem­bers Scott Pearson and Judy Pearson absent. Following the flag pledge, the minutes of the April 1, 2019 Board of Review and the regular council meeting were approved. The evening’s agenda was approved.
Teresa Schreurs, who does Small Cities grant writing, gave an overview of Small Cities De­velopment Program (SCDP), prepared by Development Ser­vices, Inc. (DSI). DSI works with business and economic devel­opment, grant services, small cities development program, community development, hous­ing management, energy solu­tions and maintenance servic­es. DEED, a competitive grant program, provides some small city grant money but suggests utilizing other funds.

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Lincoln County board recognizes Lincoln County volunteers

April 12, 2019

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Danell Herzig and Brittany Bruce of Nextera Energy presented a report on a new wind energy farm being installed in Lincoln County.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at the county courthouse in Ivan­hoe. All members were present.
Lincoln County Envi­ronmental Officer Robert Olsen spoke to the board about a possible partner­ship with Lyon County con­cerning aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention efforts. Lyon County would like to hire an intern, who would work to inform the public about the spread of AIS…

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City stresses sump pump hoses outside to redirect water

April 3, 2019

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Lincoln County Assessor Bruce Nielsen presented the Total Levy 2019 Payable at Monday evening’s Hendricks City Council meeting.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Monday, April 1 Hen­dricks City Council meeting opened with Lincoln County Assessor Bruce Nielsen pres­ent for any­one ques­tioning the notice they recently received in the mail regarding property classifica­tion and property valuation for 2019. He passed out routine tax rate informa­tion, total levy 2019 payable, to all council members, which in­cluded ac­tual dollars requested by Lincoln County Districts. He said the levy has a two percent increase since last year. Nielsen said he had one phone call regarding property valuation that will be addressed at the 7 p.m. Board of Review and Equalization meeting.

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Hansonville Township speaks to the County Board about assessments

March 28, 2019

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Representatives of Hansonville Township were on hand at the meeting regarding recent assessments. Jeff Moen, center, spoke to the County Board, with additional information presented by John Olson, left, and Tom Pederson, right.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on March 19. Rick Hamer was not in attendance.
Representatives of Hansonville Township—Jeff Moen, John Olson and Tom Pederson— spoke to the commissioners concerning recent assessments to properties in the township and a bill for “delinquent taxes” the township received. The township’s question is whether the township is being taxed or whether it is being assessed. The township believes that, based on the wording of the property tax statements and the bill, the assessments are not actually assessments, but are “turned into taxes.”

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Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting set for June 10

March 21, 2019

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Joe Wilson requested approval on the purchase of a 24-inch Frost Ripper from Titan Machinery. The equipment will cost $1,468.80, which is more than $500 below the budgeted amount.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Com­missioners was held Tues­day, March 5. Commis­sioners present were Joe Drietz, Corey Sik and Mic VanDeVere. Commission­ers Rick Hamer and Jack Vizecky were absent.
Environmental Officer Robert Olsen requested that the board approve Resolution 18-2019, which was to assess the benefits of County Ditch No. 39. The assessments are for a 10-year period at a rate of 4 percent. The assessments may be prepaid but will accrue interest on the entire unpaid principal from the date the drainage lien was recorded to Jan. 1 of the next calendar year, and afterward from Jan. 1 to Jan. 1 of each year.

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Life in a snow globe requires snow removal efforts

March 21, 2019

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City of Hendricks employee Aaron Moravetz, pictured above, said snow removal this winter has seemed endless. Moravetz is one of several people we can thank for keeping our roads open.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

What a winter it has been! As we look out the windows of our warm, cozy homes, we see snow­plow vehicles going by. It might be a snowplow, skidload­er, ATV, snowblower or a shovel.
These great people work long hours to get the job done. They have gone beyond the call of duty to keep our roads plowed…

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Hendricks City Council goes into closed session at Monday’s meeting

March 21, 2019

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Julie Hogie presiding. Following the flag pledge, the minutes of the March 4, 2019 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
There was no public forum.
City Administrator David Blees gave an update on the East Expansion construction project. He said digging has begun on the lift station.
City Attorney John Engels gave a golf cart ordinance update. The ordinance is necessary to address the interests of public safety. Engels said if the golf carts have proper tail lights, headlights and brake lights, they can drive after dark.

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Purchasing flashing speed signs was discussed at council meeting

March 6, 2019

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, March 4. Mayor Julie Hogie called the meeting to order, followed by the flag pledge.
The minutes of the Feb. 19, 2019 meeting and the evening’s amended agenda were approved.
There was no public forum.
The maintenance report was reviewed by the council. City maintenance is looking at getting a skidsteer. Snow removal is holding up. Extensions allowing the plow to get closer to the curb and widen the alleys will be considered, at an approximate cost of $750…

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Wilson reports that some county bridges will have new weight limits

February 27, 2019

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Lincoln County commissioners heard from Environmental Officer Robert Olsen concerning purchasing a camera for investigating tile and drainage lines. Pictured clockwise from left are Robert Olsen, County Attorney Glen Petersen, Joe Drietz, Jack Vizecky, Chair Mic VanDeVere, and Corey Sik.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Commissioner Rick Hamer was absent from the meeting.
Environmental Officer Robert Olsen spoke to the board about several top­ics. He requested that the board set the interest rate and length of time for as­sessment on the County Ditch 39 improvement. Af­ter discussion, the board set the rate at four percent over a 10-year period.

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Hendricks City Council discusses land sales at Monday’s council meeting

February 27, 2019

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The sale of two city-owned lots, one on Main Street and one east of town, was discussed by the Hendricks City Council at Monday evening’s meeting.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Tuesday evening, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Following the flag pledge, Mayor Julie Hogie brought the meeting to order. The minutes of the Feb. 4, 2019 regular council meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
Under old business, the East Expansion Project was brought to the table. The contract agreement with Hulstein Excavating, Inc. of Edgerton was approved. “It’s all good with the contractor,“ City Administrator David Blees said.

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