Upsala City Council

by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Upsala City Council hired new City Clerk/Treasurer Reva Mische, effective Sept. 23. Mische’s contract was approved by the City Counci, Monday. She currently works Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings. Mische will serve as an  interim clerk until May 9, 2014. Starting Jan. 6, 2014, she will work an average […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Upsala needs more manholes, especially in the southeast corner of town, is what Upsala Maintenance Supervisor Frank Koopmeiners told the City Council, Monday. The sewer lines in that area include a number of elbows (45-degree turns). Koopmeiners pointed out that a manhole should be located over every turn. There […]

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Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   After keeping careful track of road-care expenses for two years, the city of Upsala and Elmdale Township have agreed to bill each other for services rendered. While every detail of a road-care agreement has yet to be ironed out, both entities agreed at the Upsala City Council meeting Monday, to submit […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Mary Backlund of Schlenner, Wenner presented a report of Upsala’s annual audit Monday, alleviating concerns the City Council had regarding discrepancies in fund balances which had been carried over from previous years. The discrepancies were brought to light during the audit. “We were concerned about a possible shortfall, but it […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Elmdale Township Supervisor Duane Harren recommended to the Upsala City Council Monday that calcium chloride be applied to a half-mile stretch of 50th Avenue that is in the city but not paved. “We would like to see it done again,” Harren said. “It saves grading on it and it saves the […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Contracted Deputy Clerk Sheri Johnson brought to the Upsala City Council a request for a wage increase Monday. Johnson has been the part-time deputy clerk for about four years, but has been contracted for only one year. Johnson has been paid $12.75 per hour for work that comprised less […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The annual audit currently being conducted in the city of Upsala has brought attention to some account discrepancies. “There is an apparent clerical error that happened in 2011,” said City Clerk/Treasurer Adrian Welle. “It looks like numbers were just entered wrong.” “There is no money missing,” said Mayor Rollie […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer City records and billing in Upsala have been maintained by a system purchased in the early 1990s. The City Council approved the purchase of a new office computer and software at Monday’s meeting. “We have an antique software system,” said Mayor Rollie Johnson. “It is being replaced by software that […]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Christmas decorations in Upsala hold 1,700 bulbs, leading the City Council to look for more cost-effective ways to light up the town during the holiday season. “We put in 1,200 new bulbs this year at about 25 cents each,” said Maintenance Supervisor Frank Koopmeiners. “It seems like we are replacing […]

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