Archive for Waverly

Wright County Board to designate committee for public works building project

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider designating an owners committee for the public works facility project during its Tuesday, Oct. 21 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include authorizing signatures on an easement agreement, approval of out-of-state travel for a planning and zoning conference, and a resolution of support for a federal economic development district.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.

Who are you voting for? Look for candidate profiles in Monday’s paper

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Each week leading up to the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election, Herald Journal has been publishing a voters guide with include brief profiles of local candidates.

We are featuring only candidates in contested races. Candidates who are running unopposed were not asked to participate.

Candidate profiles for the following races will be published on pages 8-9A of the Oct. 20 edition:

• State Representative District 18A Dean Urdahl* (R-Grove City) versus Steven Shiroo (DFL-Cokato).

• Waverly City Council candidates Kenny Antil*, Adrian (Ben) Duske*, Lane Johnson, Scott Wilson, and Jeremiah Jessen.

• New Germany City Council candidates Nick Hartwig*, Cathy Ruschmeier*, and Paul Engelhart.

• Mayer City Council candidates Erick Boder*, Krista Goedell, Nikki McNeilly, and Kenneth Jeffrey Olson.

• Lester Prairie mayoral candidates Andy Heimerl* and Mark Miller.

• Howard Lake City Council candidates Mike Mitchell*, Al Munson*, Tim Krueger, and Joel Uldrych.

(* denotes incumbent)

Candidate profiles for the following races were published on pages 6-7A of the Oct. 13 edition:

• State Representative District 18B, including incumbent Glenn Gruenhagen (R) of Glencoe, and John Lipke (DFL) of Stewart.

• State Representative District 47A, including Jim Nash (R) of Waconia, and Matthew Gieseke (DFL) of Waconia.

• Carver County Commissioner District 4, including incumbent Commissioner Tim Lynch of Mayer and Frank Long of Watertown.

• Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty of St. Michael versus challenger Stacy Braun.

• Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson versus challenger Derek Lee.

Waverly plans to purchase iPads for meeting use

WAVERLY, MN – The Waverly City Council is planning to purchase seven iPads for council use, at a discounted cost of about $350 each.

A program called BoardBook will be utilized to post meeting packets online, making it easier for staff to update, search, and share documents, and meet online posting requirements.

The annual BoardBook fee is $3,000. Holmes said it is the same program used by the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District.

“I’m in favor of it,” Council Member Ben Duske said at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Look for coverage of the meeting in the Monday, Oct. 20 edition of the Herald Journal.

HLWW Board approves bond refinancing option


Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board approved bond refinancing at its meeting last Monday.

Its 2006 bonds are nearing the call date, and Greg Crow of Ehlers recommended the advance refinancing option for the district’s bonds.

“By refinancing now, you have the advantage of knowing what the interest rate is currently,” Crow said.

The district owes about two-thirds of the principle on the bonds, and is currently paying interest rates between 4.5 and 5 percent.

The new interest rate is expected to average 4 percent, which will potentially save the district $150,000 per year, or $2.4 million over the life of the remaining bonds.

For full story, see Oct. 20 issue.

Waverly supports Highway 12 Safety Coalition

WAVERLY, MN – Waverly approved joining the Highway 12 Safety Coalition, a lobbying group that plans to work toward increasing safety along the Highway 12 corridor.

Other cities invited to participate include Delano, Orono, Maple Plain, Independence, Montrose, and Howard Lake. At this time, the group is not expected to contribute any local dollars, but will instead be working to secure funding from the state.

Look for more coverage of Tuesday’s Waverly City Council meeting in the Monday, Oct. 20 edition of the Herald Journal.

Sports schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 15

Football: Rockford at HLWW; 7 p.m.

Football: Medford at LP/HT (Winsted); 7 p.m.

Football: LeSueur-Henderson at LHS; 7 p.m.

Football: Belle Plaine at W-M; 7 p.m.