Parks Department awarded short-term loan for campground improvements

May 16, 2019

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County Attorney Glen Petersen requested approval for Registered Survey #3 for property to build the new school for ISD #2902.

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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Tyler City Council approves funds for new pool splash pad

May 9, 2019

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Pictured from left are City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Mayor Joan Jagt, and council members Cricket Raschke, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
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Continued discussion on the proposed street and sewer project was held at Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Tyler City Council. Options for extending Oak Street to the west to provide access to the proposed parking lot on the south side of the school building was the main topic. City Administrator Robert Wolfington received an estimate from Bolton and Menk that indicated a 600-foot extension of the street would cost approximately $256,000…

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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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Council holds special meeting

April 18, 2019

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Lincoln County Assessor Bruce Nielsen was on hand for the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting Monday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
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Lincoln County Assessor Bruce Nielsen was present at a special session of the Tyler City Council on Monday for the annual Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting. One local resident made an appearance to appeal his tax assessment at the meeting. Nielsen encouraged the resident to stop in to get forms to apply for an exemption as a disabled veteran and he would help get the taxes reduced…

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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
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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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Council hears funding options for new projects

April 3, 2019

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Heartland Customer Relations Manager Kelly Dybdahl.

By Mark Wilmes
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Representatives from Heartland were on hand at Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting to discuss possible funding help available to the city.
Heartland Director of Economic Development Casey Crabtree said that with many projects upcoming for the city, they will be exploring avenues for financial help.
“There are a couple of programs that we have that are there for you should you need them,” Crabtree said. One of them is a product from USDA called the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDLG). That maxes out at about $2.3 million and Heartland acts as the intermediary for this…

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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 18 at 6:30

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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City purchases DeZeeuw property

March 14, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler City Council held a special meeting on Monday evening at the fire hall. City Administrator Robert Wolfington reported that the council agreed to purchase agricultural land on the west edge of Tyler…

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Council discusses future of Tidy Up Tyler at Monday’s meeting

March 6, 2019

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From left— City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Mayor Joan Jagt, and councilpersons Cricket Raschke, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
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The City of Tyler has a round-up fund where city customers can round their bills to the nearest dollar to generate funds for projects throughout the community. City Administrator Robert Wolfington reported that in the past those dollars have, among other things, been focused on parks projects, including scoreboards for the ball diamonds. The current fund balance is slightly over $14,500. The Tyler Area Community Club has asked about the possibility of using some of the funds for city beautification in downtown and on Highway 14.

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