Council approves local company for sealcoating Tyler streets

May 9, 2018

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Bill Helget of Bolton & Menk

By Mark Wilmes
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Bill Helget of Bolton & Menk was on hand to discuss bids on the 2018 sealcoating project for the City of Tyler. Helget said that the four proposals were received, with bids ranging between $44,456.40 and $59,411.20.
“The low bidder was RH Sealcoating and Asphalt Maintenance, Inc. of Russell,” Helget told the council. “The bid was five percent below the engineer’s estimate of $46,680. The second lowest bidder was 16 percent above the low bidder.”

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Klobuchar visit

May 9, 2018

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar visited with members of the Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers in Lake Benton on Tuesday, May 1. After meeting with the group, the Senator visited Bio Ag Energy Services / The ExpressWay in celebration of the launch of B20 in Minnesota. Pictured are Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Secretary Bob Worth, Senator Klobuchar, American Soybean Growers Association Director Joel Schreurs, and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association CEO Tom Slunecka.

Commissioners hear update on prescription drug collection program

May 9, 2018

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Sheriff Chad Meester provided an update to the Lincoln County Commissioners on the prescription drug collection program. To-date, 21 pounds have been collected.

By Tammy Mathison 
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During their Tuesday, May 1 meeting, the Lin­coln County Board of Commissioners heard from Sheriff Chad Meester, who provided an update on the new prescription drug collection program.
In January this year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced they had partnered with CVS Health and The Partner­ship for Drug-Free Kids to provide the first drug collection box in Lincoln County. The collection box is located in the lobby of the law enforcement center and the public can drop off unused prescrip­tions anytime, day or night.

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County Commissioners vote to prepay SWHHS

April 26, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
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The Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers voted 3-2 with Com­missioners Jack Vizecky opposed and Commis­sioner Joe Drietz “opposed for now” to approve an early payment of about $200,000, a portion of the yearly amount paid to Southwest Health and Hu­man Services (SWHHS). The amount is what Lin­coln County would be pay­ing SWHHS anyway, just a month early.
“Lyon County paid all theirs up front,” said Com­missioner Mic VanDeVere. “I don’t know if they will need any from us.” …

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Lincoln County developing Dementia Friendly communities

April 26, 2018

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Lincoln Area De­mentia Awareness Net­work (LADAN) met last Thursday at the Hen­dricks Nursing Home to review the results of a survey of essential fea­tures of an age-friendly community.
The survey asked ques­tions about awareness and support in commu­nities, the dementia-friendliness of churches, businesses and organiza­tions, inclusion, services available, and housing and transportation.

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Board of Appeals meeting held

April 19, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler City Coun­cil Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting was held on Monday evening at the Tyler Fire Hall. Lincoln County Asses­sor Bruce Nielson was on hand for the meeting.
Nielsen told the council that there was one request in the city for a review of the property value on property owned by Tom Gladis.

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County to sell Tyler shop building

April 12, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met last Tues­day, April 3 with Commission­ers Rick Hamer and Corey Sik absent. Due to the weather, the meeting was short.
During the Engineer’s report, Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson talked with the Board of Commissioners regarding the possibility of putting the old Highway Department shop in Tyler up for bid. Commission­ers present were in favor of this, and the building will be put up for bid.

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Street seal coating project set for June

April 5, 2018

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The regular monthly meeting of the Tyler City Council was held Monday evening at the Fire Hall. Pictured from left to right are City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Mayor Greg Peter, and Councilpersons Erick Harper, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
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The city will begin to advertise for bids for the street project scheduled for 2018. The project will include seal coating for several streets in the southwest quadrant of the city at an estimated cost of just under $60,000. Bid opening will be on April 26 at 11:30 a.m. The council will award the bid at the May 7 monthly meeting. The project is expected to start after June 18 and be completed by Sept. 1, 2018.
The council discussed policies and procedures for towing vehicles, winter parking and snow removal and how they all fit together…

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County Parks policy reviewed at County Commissioner meeting

March 29, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Lincoln County Parks Man­ager Daryl Schlapkohl pre­sented an updated Park Policy for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to review. The policy included the seasonal camping site fees for Norwe­gian Creek and Picnic Point. The season is from Memorial weekend to Labor Day. If camp­ers come before or stay longer, there is an additional charge of $25 per day. Schlapkohl said there should be around 90 sea­sonal campers at Norwegian Creek, 12 at Picnic Point and two at Hole-in-the- Mountain Park. Schlap­kohl went on to say that $50 per year per camp­site of Norwegian Creek and Picnic Point is given to the Lake Associations. With 108 sites at Nor­wegian Creek, a total of $5,400 is collected, and with 30 sites at Picnic Point, $1,500 is collected.

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Commissioners proclaim April 3 National Service Recognition Day

March 29, 2018

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Michelle Baumhoefner and Roseanne Lasnetski spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners about volunteerism in Lincoln County.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard from Lincoln County Aging and Volunteer Service Coordinator Roseanne Lasnetski and Michelle Baumhoefner, Executive Director of ACE of SW Minnesota (Advocate, Connect, Educate) who provided a copy of the Lincoln County ACE newsletter, and reported on the 2017 volunteerism statistics.
ACE of SW Minnesota includes seven counties—Lincoln, Lyon, Cottonwood, Murray, Nobles, Redwood and Rock. In 2017, there were a total of 2,361 active volunteers, with 276,180 volunteer hours reported. Lincoln County alone had 17 percent of those hours, with 47,242 hours reported from a total of 372 registered volunteers from 55 reporting stations. There were 42 of those volunteers under the age of 55. There were 47 new volunteers in 2017.

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