Hendricks City Council discussed truck routes at Monday’s meeting

May 23, 2019

By Violet Nelson
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The regular Hendricks City Council meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. May 20 by Mayor Julie Hogie. The minutes of the May 6, 2019 meeting and the evening’s amended agenda were approved.
Pastor Al Molascon was pres­ent during the public forum. He said the hospital is working on an open house for late summer or fall. They, along with the Com­munity Club, will be serving food July 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m…

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Parks Department awarded short-term loan for campground improvements

May 16, 2019

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Nancy Walker and Beth Wilms reported that SWHHS is “in the black,” during the May 7 Commissioners’ meeting.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 7. Commissioner Jack Vizecky was absent from the meeting.
Beth Wilms and Sarah Kirch­ner of Southwest Health and Hu­man Services (SWHHS) spoke to the county board to give an update on the organization’s fi­nancial status. “We did a deep dive into our finances,” Wilms stated, “and found that we weren’t where we wanted to be.”

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Hendricks City Council hears of street repair needs at May 6 meeting

May 16, 2019

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A tough winter has left city streets in need of repairs. Pictured are some of the potholes on Hubert Street that will need some attention.

By Mark Wilmes
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Kevin Huber and Aaron Moravetz were on hand at the regular meeting of the Hendricks City Council on May 6 to discuss sanitary sewer issues in town. Moravetz said the system had a very high inflow and infiltration problems. A high volume of precipitation this spring is at the root of the issue, with excess water entering through a variety of ways, including defective and damaged pipes and joints as well as inappropriate discharge of sump pumps.

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Approval to treat Lake Benton Lake was given to Lincoln County

April 26, 2019

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Vince Robinson of DSI presented an update on the border-to-border broadband project that Lincoln County and ITC are working on.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 16. All members of the board were present for the meeting.
Nancy Vierstraete of United Community Action Partnership (UCAP) presented a report on the organization and requested that the board approve a resolution, the Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program, to allow UCAP to work with families in Lincoln County. According to Vierstraete, Lincoln County is one of 13 counties the organization serves. In order to make the organization more available to Lincoln County residents, UCAP is considering adding a case-management office, which would be open one day a week…

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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
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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
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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
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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 
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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
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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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