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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer To maintain citywide uniformity, the city of Motley created a frozen water and sewer line policy. But after some discussion, it was tabled Tuesday night until city attorney Peter Vogel is able to review it. The purpose of the policy, as currently written, is to have in writing the city’s procedures in [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer After much discussion, the Motley City Council voted to install a docking station for a temporary generator, if needed, instead of spending a minimum of $35,000 to install a new one at the city’s new water treatment plant. Brian Guldan from Boldton & Menk Inc., the engineering company overseeing the construction [...]

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Business brought before the Motley City Council Wednesday night included: •Voting to make the fourth payment of $280,358.61 to DiMar Construction for the city’s new water treatment plant; •Permitting Jace Carlson to install a deck; John Niemi, Gary Nieken, Nancy Lucas and Marti Vervalen to install new roofs; and the Free Methodist Church to install [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Motley’s Chief of Police Brian Madison told the City Council Wednesday that he had concerns with the lack of police coverage in the city. “I have scheduling issues since losing two part-time officers,” Madison said. One replacement has been hired, but that person has another full-time job and is not as [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Brian Guldan, representing Bolton & Menk Inc., the consulting engineers for the water treatment plant in Motley, told the City Council Tuesday night the construction of the city’s water treatment plant was right on schedule. “Since the last Council meeting, the contractor has completed the concrete work for the reclaim tank [...]

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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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