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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council voted to terminate its relationship with the law firm of  Gammello, Qualley, Pearson & Mallak of Little Falls and hire Peter Vogel as its city attorney. Motley’s clerk-treasurer, Terri Smith, told the City Council Tuesday that Gammello, Qualley, Pearson & Mallak had been non-responsive to her queries. [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council approved changes to the dimensions of two additions that were originally brought to the Planning and Zoning Committee from Morey’s Seafood International LLC in March. In March, the Council approved a variance for the construction of two additions on the north side of Morey’s existing building toward [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Motley City Council voted Tuesday night to implement professional engineering services with Bolton & Menk consultants on the city’s pavement management. “Pavement management planning is really an asset management tool that is used in conjunction with other capital improvement planning the city may be doing for other services and [...]

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Council votes to install two new monitors By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to spend approximately $7,780 to install two monitors at its wastewater treatment plant. The Council learned that the new permitting process from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) to run wastewater treatment plants requires monitoring effluent dissolved oxygen [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Motley City Engineer Bruce Brotherton updated the City Council Tuesday on  his search for a new plow truck. He presented information on the two he had located to date. Boyer Trucks in Lauderdale has a 2000 Sterling L7501 with 39,175 miles on it for $49,900. Astleford International, Minneapolis, offered a 1993 [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Every winter since Motley’s new wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) went online, the phosphorous levels have doubled. Up until February, numbers have been good, said maintenance supervisor Bruce Brotherton. But, since the end of February, the phosphorous levels again increased. At this time, it is unknown why. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Principal of Motley Elementary and Middle  Schools, Justin Sperling, asked the Motley City Council for support in erecting a more user-friendly playground for his students. “Our outdoor area needs improvement,” Sperling said Tuesday. “We surveyed the kids and they want to see a basketball court, a social area, an arts area, [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Three local farmers/growers asked the city of Motley if it would be possible to open a farmers market at Veterans Park during the summer. Clerk/treasurer Terri Smith brought the request before the Council Tuesday night. While there were no objections to Veterans Park as a site for the market, council [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council voted unanimously to certify its levy payable in  2014  at $326,079 for both Cass and Morrison counties. That is at 0.02 percent decrease from the 2013 levy. The city’s general fund expenses are budgeted at $510,519. It includes wages, benefits and office supplies for the clerk treasurer [...]

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