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WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council and New Vision Co-op were no closer to a deal on New Vision's disputed downtown elevator property following a special city council meeting Wednesday afternoon. Council members unanimously turned down a New Vision proposal involving the city's purchase of the property and later voted 3-2 against a counter-offer suggested by Alderman Lyle Ten Haken.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council and New Vision Co-op will attempt to move forward on reaching some type of agreement on New Vision's old elevator property in the wake of Monday night's council meeting. In an occasionally testy discussion between council members, Worthington Mayor Alan Oberloh and New Vision General Manager Frank McDowell, all parties agreed to work toward coming up with a deal suitable to all parties.
WORTHINGTON -- Cleanup of the former Campbell Soup Co. facility could cost as little as an estimated $800,000 or upward of $6 million, depending on how the site is redeveloped. Representatives from Peer Engineering, Eden Prairie, presented a Development Considerations Evaluation to the Worthington City Council during a special council meeting Monday afternoon.
SLAYTON -- Two clinics have been scheduled, and a toll-free phone line set up in response to the identification of two hepatitis A cases in employees of the Pizza Ranch in Slayton. Lincoln, Lyon, Murray and Pipestone Public Health Services (LLMP PHS) is coordinating two clinics to provide immune globulin (IG) to those who ate at Slayton's Pizza Ranch between April 20 and May 1, according to an LLMP PHS press release issued Thursday. Clinics will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HARRIS, Iowa -- Iowa Gov. Chet Culver stepped inside a wind turbine Wednesday morning, getting a firsthand glimpse of a 40-turbine project currently under way on 4,480 acres of gently rolling farmland. After nearly 90 minutes on the turbine site, Culver emerged for a press conference to announce another wind power project for Iowa -- an 80-turbine energy generation facility to be located near Adair, in Audubon and Guthrie counties. Also on hand were representatives of Interstate Power and Light Co.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington hopes to come to a resolution on the 10th Avenue abandoned elevator property through mediation, City Attorney Dave Von Holtum said Tuesday. "The city will suggest to New Vision (Co-op) that we settle the dispute in mediation, in accordance with rules established by the district court," Von Holtum said. "But, a prerequisite is that real estate taxes be paid in full in order to prevent forfeiture of the title to the state." The planned action follows action taken by the Worthington City Council during its Monday night meeting.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington's purchase offer for the abandoned grain elevator on 10th Avenue is now off the table, and the city will now pursue legal action to remediate the property. The Worthington City Council unanimously approved two resolutions during its Monday night meeting in defining its course of action regarding the elevator site, which is currently owned by New Vision Co-op. Council members, during their April 9 meeting, approved an offer of $65,200 for the purchase of the elevator that was then submitted to an attorney for New Vision.
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WORTHINGTON -- The reconstruction of portions of Third Avenue and Okabena Street got a go-ahead Monday night from Worthington City Council members following a public improvement hearing. About 10 people representing properties located within the reconstruction area attended the hearing. The council then voted 4-0 -- Alderman Ron Wood was not in attendance -- to approve the street work. The area to be improved, in work slated for completion this summer, is the portion of Third Avenue from 13th Street to Okabena Street and the segment of Okabena Street from 14th Street through Second Avenue.
WORTHINGTON -- Karen Buchman began working part-time for the City of Worthington in 1978 and started full-time employment in 1980. She officially retired on Friday after nearly 29 years of employment with the city, the last eight as city clerk. "The city has been a wonderful place to work," Buchman reflected Friday afternoon.