Local News Headlines – Monday, August 3rd

THE FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION IS HOLDING A PLANNED POWER OUTAGE TUESDAY MORNING.  THE OUTAGE WILL TAKE PLACE AT 9:00 TUESDAY MORNING.  IT WILL AFFECT CUSTOMERS IN HERON LAKE, OKABENA AND KINBRAE, ALONG WITH SOME RURAL CUSTOMERS IN THAT AREA.  FOR MOST CUSTOMERS, THE OUTAGE WILL LAST FROM 15- TO 20-MINUTES, BUT A FEW CUSTOMERS IN HERON LAKE AND OKABENA MIGHT BE WITHOUT POWER FOR A HALF-HOUR TO 45 MINUTES.  THE OUTAGE IS BEING DONE TO ALLOW FOR THE CONNECTION OF NEW CIRCUITS TO THE HERON LAKE SUB-STATION.  
 
THE WINDOM SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS A SPECIAL MEETING AT 6:30 THIS EVENING.   THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE DISTRICT TO WAIVE CERTAIN POLICIES IN ORDER TO MEET THE GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVE FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL THIS FALL.  THE BOARD WILL REVIEW THE GOVERNOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS.  FURTHER DISCUSSION WILL TAKE PLACE ON WHAT THE DISTRICT NEEDS TO DO IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR A NEW SCHOOL YEAR.  
 
A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MT LAKE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD TONIGHT.    THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE PURCHASE OF A NEW DUMP TRUCK.  THERE WILL BE AN UPDATE ON FEDERAL FUNDING AVAILABLE UNDER THE “CARES” ACT.  THE MT LAKE E-D-A WILL REVIEW A PROPOSAL TO FINANCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF TWO NEW 4-PLEX APARTMENT BUILDINGS.  THE COUNCIL MAY SET A DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSAL, AND SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED TAX ABATEMENT.  THE CITY ENGINEERS WILL HAVE A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PONDS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.  A DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD ON THE 2012 CITY BUDGET.    
 
THE FULDA CITY COUNCIL MEETS AT 6:30 THIS EVENING.  THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER AN APPLICATION TO DIVIDE A PARCEL OF PROPERTY.  THEY WILL REVIEW AN OFFER TO PURCHASE A LOT AT THE ‘WOOD DUCK’ HOUSING ADDITION.  A DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD ON CHANGING THE REGULAR MEETING DATE FOR SEPTEMBER.  THE COUNCIL WILL REVIEW A QUOTE TO HAVE SECURITY CAMERAS INSTALLED AT THE CITY PARK AND TENNIS COURTS.  THE COUNCIL WILL APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE CITY ORDINANCE DEALING WITH NOXIOUS WEEDS.  THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER SETTING NEW RULES FOR THE USE OF THE BURN SITE AND COMPOST AREA.    
 
THE COTTONWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL MEET AT 9:00 TUESDAY MORNING.   THE BOARD WILL REVIEW AN APPLICATION FOR A RESIDENTIAL HOUSING TAX ABATEMENT.  THE COTTONWOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL HAVE A BUDGET REQUEST.  THE PLANNING AND ZONING TECHNICIAN WILL REVIEW AN APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.  THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR WILL REPORT ON A STATE GRANT,SEEKING FUNDS FOR A PROJECT ON COUNTY HIGHWAY 2.  THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS A PLAN FOR A-D-A COMPLIANCE FOR CURBS AND SIDEWALKS.  BIDS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR THE DEMOLITION OF CERTAIN TAX-FORFEITED PROPERTIES.   
 
A MEETING OF THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD WILL BE HELD AT 9:00 TUESDAY MORNING.   MINN-DOT WILL BE MAKING A PRESENTATION ON THE CAPITAL HIGHWAY INVESTMENT PLAN.  THE BOARD WILL VOTE TO HIRE A DRAINAGE COORDINATOR AND SET A STARTING SALARY FOR THE POSITION.  FURTHER DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD ON FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SMALL CITIES AND TOWNSHIPS UNDER THE FEDERAL “CARES” ACT.  A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED ON THE COUNTY’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.  THE BOARD WILL SPEND A PORTION OF THE MEETING IN CLOSED SESSION TO CONDUCT EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS.   
 
THE MURRAY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETS AT 8:30 TUESDAY MORNING AT THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER IN SLAYTON.   THERE WILL BE AN UPDATE ON DAMAGE CAUSED BY A LIGHTNING STRIKE.  THE BOARD WILL HEAR AN UPDATE ON THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT BUILDING.  A JOINT-POWERS AGREEMENT WILL BE APPROVED INVOLVING POSSIBLE RECOUNTS FOR THE 2020 STATE PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS.  THE COUNTY COORDINATOR WILL HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 OPERATIONAL PLAN AND POSSIBLE FEDERAL FUNDING THROUGH THE “CARES” ACT.   A JOINT WORK-SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH THE E-D-A BOARD.