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Winthrop News Wednesday, May 7, 2003 Page 3 .o i!i : iiiiii .... ~iili; ng Basket holds grand opening Basket held its grand opening and ribbon Dean Pederson, Elaine Wirtanen, Connie Pederson, on Saturday, April 26. From left to Kellie Slept and Gloria Dalin. Photo by Michael Matlison Benson, Mary Christensen, Linda Pederson, by Michael Mattison tnd for the )ment on the north- edge of Winthrop were at the regular meeting of City Council on evening. In addition, the ~-OUncil also advertised for =- project. of SEH presented and a revised cost esti- came in lower than the estimate. new estimate comes in at about $1,800 lower than given out earlier in the explained the project of sanitary sewer, Storm sewer, service lines water, curb and gregate base and bitumi- project will include three which the lots will "fabric will be laid with a nine inch aggregate base laid over top and four inches of blacktop to finish it off. Edge drains will be put in under the geotextile fabric. An alternate to the plans is the installation of a sump pump tile that residents could hook their sump pumps into rather than run- ning the water onto their lawns or into the circle. The timetable calls for opening the bids on Monday, June 2, and awarding the bids that evening at the regular meeting of the Council. Heroine said contractors would have until October l, 2003, to fin- ish the project except for the final 1 1/2 inches of black top. The final layer of blacktop would have to be completed by July l, 2004. Homme said bids so far this year have come in 8-10 percent under engineers' estimates. He anticipates tour-five bidders for this development project. In other news, Winthrop Fire Chief Mike Trebesch and Assistant Fire Chief John Sommer appeared before the Council, urging the development of a city-wide disas- ter plan. Sommer stated that state law requires it and "we came real close to needing it." He was referring to the fire which destroyed the United Farmers Cooperative elevator on Sunday, April 27. The emergency plan would cover severe weather and other disasters which include fires. Mayor Steve Johnson is setting up a disaster plan committee of eight people to address the issue. The Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit certain devises in the cen- tral business district. Those devises include bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates and skateboards. The central business district refers to all areas zoned C-I in the city and is also known as the to perform piano recital The piano students of Jeanne Bruss will be performing in a piano recital on Saturday, May 10, beginning at ,l:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Luthel: n Church in Gaylord. A variety of tl!tents will be she wcased---begt nni ng piano, intermediate ! vel, and early advanced ievels f piano mastery. The public is ingited to attend. Students performing at the recital are Timmy Ahlstrand. Muri Beilefeldt, Haily Bratsch, Aimee Bruss. Jordan Bruss. Nicolas Bruss, Dylan Burger, Michael Ibarra. Ethan Henke. Lacey Henke, Hannah Hendrycks. Sarah Hendrycks, Ehren Kuphal, Eli Kuphal, Emmalee Kuphal, Hannah Larson, Amaris Molina, Amanda Paine, Rebecca Paine, Crystal Schmidt, Tyler SChmidt, Abby Schons, Cindy Seaman, Sarah Tessmer, Jenna White, Madison Woitowicz and Emily Youngblom. downtown business area. No person shall ride a bike, use rollerskates, in-liiae kates or skate. boards on sidewalks within the business district. Peqlple may, how- ever, walk or can-yl these devises while using the side.walks. The fine will be,set in the city fine schedule. Alderman Pete Machaiek asked if there was a problem in the down- town area. Johnson answer l with a deci- sive yes. "We have an elderly pop- ulation that is at risk," Johnson said. "We don't need somebody coming out of a building and get- ting clipped." He added that there are often time bike sitting out in front of buildings arid people have to step over them. Alderwoman Jepny O'Connor said that skateboar ing . {t is becom- ing popular again and a makeshift ramp was being built near Bengtso { Derital. : ....... ' ...., i '1}i , ;, 1 Tuesday 2 sloppy joes, small potato chips, and fountain pop $2.99 Wednesday 2 piece chicken special 2 pcs. of chicken, 3 Jo-Jo potatoes, side salad, and fountain pop $3. IIi [ Friday- PT 7 ' 7 Saturday [iii ii iiiiii ] 6'' sub, small potato [I Large single topping I Foot Long Sub Deal chins, fountain non oi [ I with coupon I Single meat sub I', only$799 I $4.,9 [I Must C tll Ahead _J adda 20oz. tbuntam pop for o,lly 39 [!iiiiiiii~iii{iiiiiii L ....... 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. only |i!iii::!~i~i!ii:.;~ii::i:i::i:i::::~iii::::S~ays : Call and order chicken between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. for Do You Need $1,000 for your Business? Do you have a business project that will also benefit the community? Adding a New Product or Service Business Expansion Employee Training Web Site Creation Site Improvements Others Let the Winthrop EDA 2003 Business Grant Program help make it happen. For an application packet or for more information stop by the EDA office at City Hall or call Dean Pederson at (507) 647-2865. APPlicati'on:D adline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 I iJ,' ' '~ II County Hazardous date has been set May 14th, from 11 P.m., according to Jeff the county environ- office. He said that will be held in ;ton at the Sibley County at 518 Freedom 66. ag only household haz- between those hours. in their original con- With the label intact and lids are on tight If the is not safe, put it inside another safe container. bring the label with the can be correctly identi- short so set a collection 'nsp~cuous place as a collecting all the Want to dispose of and box. If they are too box, put them beside 14th you will bring them to Arlington. Materials accepted include items that are flammable, toxic, cor- rosive or reactive. These include: home and gar- den pesticides, old paint, thinners, solvents, roofing tar and wood preservatives; household cleaners, aerosols, acids, bases, adhesives, rechargeable and button batteries, mercury thermometers and ther- mostats and fluorescent bulbs (from households only). Remember this is for Hazardous Household products and Not garbage. Do not bring empty paint cans, empty medicine bottles and things of that nature. Just put them in the regular garbage. Items that will Not Be Accepted include: Agricultural pesticides, business waste of any kind, flores- cent bulbs, motor oil or oil filters, explosives or ammunition This year Electronics can be disposed of for a price. For $ 10 you can get rid of Computers; Monitors; Portable TVs; Desktop % Copiers; Printers; Computer Printers; or FAX machines. Items such as VCRs, CD/DVD players, boomboxes, stereos/receiver can be disposed of for a cost of $5. Items such as computer mouse, cellular phone without battery, non commercial Sony products will be accepted free of charge. During 2003, a second collec- tion is planned for September in the west end of the County. Besides disposing of waste at the collection day, residents of Sibley County can take their house- hold hazardous waste to the region facility in Mankato. It is located at 651 Summit Avenue. It is open Tuesdays from 12 noon to 6 p.m. and on the second Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from April 1st through November 15th. This is not a collection for major appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, microwave ovens or small appliances such as blenders, fans or vacuums. A reminder to businesses and institutions in Minnesota that they are prohibited from disposing of electronics in the garbage. Entities that have large qunntities or large pieces to recycle should contact Waste Management at 800-422- 5785 for bulk prices. For more information, call the Tri-County Solid Waste Office at 507 931-6800,507, 420-4620, or Sibley County Environmental Services at 507-237-4091. Suncatchers Always a great gift: Mikasa, Books about Morns ....... Russell Stover Candy, Angel Collectable by Demdeco, Mother's Day figurines' by Precious Moments " . We also have a large selection soaps! Save 50 % off Pretty as a Picture figurine by Enesco Surprise your mother this Sunday, May n! I' anson 103 East 2nd St., Winthrop * Have You Heard! We offer the same personal, friendly service we did when we started here. Some people might call that old-fashioned. We justcall it good business and our customers would agree. If you are looking for anew place to put your money, come bank with your hometown financial experts. We offer a variety of options for all your financial goals. 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