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home : news : news Friday, April 29, 2016

5/7/2014 Email this articlePrint this article 
Goose Lake council talks street repairs at monthly meeting

By Jennifer Reed Murrell

Now that winter is over, the Goose Lake City Council discussed water main breaks that occurred during the season.

Council members noted it's time to have the streets in those areas repaired, excess rock and dirt removed and landscaping completed.

The council agreed Meggers Concrete would perform the street repairs and Brett Heiar would complete the landscaping. In related news, the council also contracted with Brad LaShelle to mow the old water tower area for $75 total for the mowing season and Tom Witt to mow the empty lot near the new water well for $25 per mowing.

Fire Chief Kevin Cain presented a report on the sale of the 1984 pumper truck, which was sold for scrap for $1,557.20. The pumper truck required a towing charge of $275, resulting in a net deposit of $1,282.20 in the fire department's account.

Cain also discussed the junior firefighter program, noting it would cost about $500 to provide worker compensation coverage for the Explorer Program. This would cover all junior firefighters involved in the program plus the adult sponsors. The expense would be deducted from the fire department's account.

In other news at the April meeting, the Goose Lake Fun Day Committee will hold a planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at city hall. Anyone interested in helping or participating is encouraged to attend.

The council approved building permits for Adam Huling and Keith Ronnfeldt.

Council member Patsey Farrell was elected the city's representative on the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency board.

As Microsoft continues its efforts to phase out its XP operating system, Goose Lake and other cities that rely on the system must decide how to upgrade computers. City clerk Teresa Lindstrom was given approval to collect information and pricing on new software, the cost of installation and a new


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