Upsala City Council

By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com 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 [...]

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Other business that came before the Upsala City Council Monday included: • Extending congratulations to two Upsala wrestlers, the girls basketball team and the boys basketball team for their appearances in state tournaments. “We are very proud of them,” said Mayor Rollie Johnson. “They really put us on the map;” • Approving a gambling permit [...]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The annual audit of 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 Johnson. “The accounts are [...]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com 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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Other business that came before the Upsala City Council Monday included: • Approving two Bingo permits for St. Mary’s Church, one for quilts Feb. 17 and one for the youth March 17; • Approving the one-year appointment of new Fire Department officers as recommended by the department. They are: Jay Baggenstoss, chief; Frank Koopmeiners, assistant [...]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The Upsala City Council approved a resolution for 2013 fees and permits in January, changing only two fees. The cost of using the city’s snow plow increased from $55 per hour to $90 per hour, with a half-hour minimum being charged. “The actual cost of having the city do [...]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com 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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Other business that came before the Upsala City Council Monday included: • Adopting a resolution appointing Dennis Westrich to fill the vacant City Council seat. “We wholeheartedly welcome him,” said Council Member Joan Olson; • Approving an annual liquor license for the Upsala Ballpark Association for use at the ball park. A vote to not [...]

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