Randall City Council

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The members of the Randall City Council passed two resolutions which will refinance several bonds, thus saving the city $56,240 over approximately 10 years. Resolution 2012-5 concerns the Revenue Crossover Refunding bonds of 1998. Bonds were originally purchased to install the city’s gas lines and electrical system in 1995. They were [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer A very preliminary budget was viewed and briefly discussed at Wednesday’s City Council meeting in Randall. More discussion will take place at a special meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Randall Fire Hall. No vote has been scheduled. In 2012, the entire budgeted receipts are expected to reach [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer In a 3-2 vote, the Randall City Council voted not to give a commercial piece of property on Pacific Avenue a conditional-use permit to become zoned residential. The consensus was that taking another commercial building off the market would not be good for the city. A proposal from the Randall Planning [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Several requests to rezone parcels within the city limits of Randall were discussed Wednesday. The first concerned the now-vacant hardware store on the south end of town. The unnamed potential purchaser of the property said he planned to remodel the building, creating apartments. To do that, he requested to have the [...]

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At the June 20 Randall City Council meeting, council members signed a proclamation stating Randall would be, from this point on, known as “City of Veterans Memorials.” Randall, population 650, has four veterans memorials. The newest was erected this summer and is on the south end of Pacific Avenue. The other three are located under [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Randall City Council voted to accept all revisions made to its police department policies after an audit by the The Minnesota Police Officers Standard and Training (POST) Board. After last week’s audit, Police Chief Chuck Strack made the required changes to the policies, presenting them to the Council at [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Randall City Council members voted Wednesday night to sign the five-year plan with Morrison County’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program. By committing to participating in the hazard mitigation planning process, Randall may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant if needed. A requirement would be to commit matching funds [...]

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Randall’s trail group and Dan Frank of the Initiative Foundation met with Bolton and Menk Inc., a consulting group, Feb. 8, to discuss the Camp Ripley Veterans State Trail (CRVST). Group members made it clear they  were interested in having the trail come through Randall rather than bypass the town. They said the CRVST would [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com On Wednesday, the Randall City Council accepted the 2011 audit as presented by Mary Backlund of Gary Paulson CPA office in Little Falls. She listed a few concerns, but nothing the city hadn’t seen before. “Proper conduct of government business needs good internal controls,” she wrote in her report. “The [...]

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