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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] Amy Hutchison was sworn in by Motley’s Clerk Treasurer Terri Smith Tuesday as the newest member of the Council. During the 2012 election, Steve Johnson, who was not up for re-election, put his hat in the ring for a new four-year term and he won....Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] Planning for the growth of the city, the Motley Council heard from a representative from Bolton Menk Inc., Consulting Engineers and Surveyers. John Graupman spoke about constructing a new water treatment facility to replace the 20-year-old one now...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer When $18,000 was eliminated from the building fund in Motley’s proposed budget for 2013, taxes payable decreased by 1 percent. By adding $15,000 back into the budget for the building fund, the levy remained nearly the same as last year: a 0.2 percent increase. “Witho...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Ashlee Badger, who began seeking a 3.2 liquor license in October, requested a variance to Motley’s liquor ordinance, or an ordinance change, for her restaurant. The request was tabled in October to give the Motley City Council time to look at options. At Tuesday’s me...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The two largest industries in Motley, Morey’s Seafood International and Trident Seafoods, will each be assessed for the city’s new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) beginning in 2013. Since the city determined that without the two large industries, there would have b...Read More
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The proposed levy may decrease by Dec. 11 By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The city of Motley’s 2013 preliminary levy was approved by the City Council at Tuesday’s meeting. It will increase by less than 1 percent to all residents. The preliminary levy for 2013 was approved at $328,509, up from $325...Read More
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Business conducted by the Motley City Council Tuesday night included: • Discussing Tom Zetah’s request during July’s meeting to have the city implement a plan that would bring new businesses to town. Zetah said he had been trying to sell his hardware store for years with no luck. He said no on...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] The Motley City Council voted Tuesday night on the established plan for any man-made or natural disaster that could occur within city limits. The city’s disaster plan will be in line with the Morrison County disaster plan to ensure continuity if...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] Tim Rice, president of Lakewood Health Systems in Staples, presented the 2011 annual report to members of the Motley City Council Tuesday. “Since 1980, the hospital has grown from four doctors to 43 today,” he said. “We continue to recruit n...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] Tuesday, the Motley City Coucnil discussed whether or not it could change the makeup of the Planning and Zoning Commission without a public hearing. Recently, it replaced two commissioners temporarily with two council members without a public hear...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] There were no surprises when Mary Backlund from Gary W. Paulson Certified Public Accounts in Little Falls presented Motley’s 2011 audit to the City Council Tuesday. Members voted unanimously to accept its findings. In the general fund, the Counc...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] The Motley City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a counter-offer from Kuechle Underground Inc. for the additional money the company says the city owes. It also voted to accept the Street Committee’s original recommendation to pave Wellwood ...Read More
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