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City Council gets good audit report
07/01/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Walnut Grove City Council met in a regular session on the 8th day of June 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the city office.  Greg Hansen, Xiong Yang, Leonard McLaughlin, Jeff Harnack, Kerwin Armitage, Tom Hansen, Lisa Zmeskal (Hoffman & Brobst), Dave Hoyt were present. Todd Harrington was absent.... View

 
Alan Wahl Submits Resignation From Street Department
11/11/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — Police Chief Alan Wahl gave his report, and turned in his resignation from the City Street Department. He noted that it has gotten to be to much to do both jobs with more work at the City Street Department.... View

 
Hearing For Small Cities Grant
02/11/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — Jeff Gladis of Western Community Action was on hand to explain the progress of the city’s application for a Small Cities Grant for housing rehabilitation in Westbrook.... View

 
Council approves Ehlers refinance of street bonds proposal
11/16/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — At the previous month’s council session a proposal was given to the council by a member of Ehlers Municipal Advisors. The proposal could save the city in the area of  $90,000.... View

 
City Studies Budget and Sewer Project
08/12/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — At the monthly council meeting Monday evening Brandy Vande Kieft Westbrook police officer for 18 years submitted her resignation. Vande Kieft said she has taken a management position with Staples Oil at the Heron Lake C Store. She had been assistant manager at th... View

 
No One Shows up For Tax Meeting
05/13/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — Before the regular council meeting Gail Bondhus from the county assessors office made a presentation on the parameters of tax information for the City of Westbrook. ... View

 
Council discussed requirements for Building permits
06/15/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — The council discussed problems with people not getting building permits when doing projects on their property. Mayor Phelps said people have to realize there is good reason for them to get permits. If a property owner is doing a project that is going to change th... View

 
Council approves licensing for Bonnie and Clydes 2
04/13/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- westbrook — Mike McDonald of Tracy approached the council to approve the licensing of the Bonnie and Clydes 2 Bar and Grill. He was approved to receive both on-sale and off sale licenses for the new business Bonnie and  Clydes 2 in the former Loose Moose building.... View

 
City Council Adopts Local Levy For 2016
09/09/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — The council reviewed local levy proposals for the 2016 budget levy. City Clerk Katie Steen gave the council two scenarios for the proposed levy, both were lower than last years levy. ... View

 
Woodstock Media talks about fiber optic plan
09/14/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-         Westbrook — Terry Nelson and Ron Nelson of Woodstock Media talked to the council on where they are at on a project to possibly install a fiber optic network for Westbrook.... View

 
City reviews needs for First Avenue project
01/13/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbook — The County Engineers’ office asked the council for direction on whether or not to put in curb and gutter on the north end of First Avenue. They also wondered if boulevard trees and landscaping was necessary or not.... View

 
Police Chief Wahl Asks For New House Numbers
04/15/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — Police Chief Alan Wahl told the council, people need to replace their house numbers when doing upgrades to their homes. He says if people re-side, repaint or remove their house numbers for any other reason, they should replace them as soon as possible. ... View

Public Informational Open House in Westbrook  
Public Informational Open House in Westbrook
08/31/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Public informational open house meeting concerning County Highway 33 (l st Avenue) will be held Wednesday, September 7. It is hosted by Cottonwood County and the City of Westbrook from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Westbrook Senior Center, 849 5th Street, Westbrook, MN 56183... View

 
Westbrook Police Chief Reports on E-charging System
10/14/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook —  Police Chief Alan Wahl talked to the council about getting an E-charging, reporting system, to go paperless with writing tickets and reports. Part time officer Brad Peters has experience with that type of system, and knows where a refurbished unit can ... View

 
Council Receives Approval on Small Cities Grant
06/10/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — Earlier this year the council received word from grant facilitator Jeff Gladdis that the city made it through the second round of consideration for the Small Cities Grant. ... View

 
Board Looks at Replacing Referendum
07/08/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     wwg — With declining enrollments and increasing costs Superintendent Loy Woelber recommended the board revoke and replace the voter approved levy. He noted while we are not in immediate danger of having to borrow short term money, the time may not be far down the road. He no... View

 
City looks at refinancing street loan
10/12/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-         westbrook — Shelly Eldridge of Ehlers Public Financial talked to the council about restructuring the city bonds for the 2010 street project. Eldrige told the council there are several options the city could choose to restructure the existing par amoun... View

 
Council hears engineers sewer project report
12/16/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — Scot Leddy engineer for Banner Engineering of Pipestone talked about the sanitary sewer project for Westbrook. He discussed access to the property which is owned by private persons, the EDA and the city.... View

 
City opened community center for stranded travelers
01/21/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     The city council met in a regular session on the 12th day of January, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the city office.  Greg Hansen, Todd Harrington, Xiong Yang, Leonard McLaughlin, Kerwin Armitage, Joleen Baumann, Chad Freeburg, Andy Foster and Mike Zeug were present.... View

 
Westbrook Sewer bids come in below estimate
02/10/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — The city council members were very pleased with the opening of bids for the upcoming sewer relining project. The low bid of $196,306.45 came in about $32,000 lower than the engineers estimate of $228,000.00.... View