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TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Page 3 straight line winds caused a lot of damage--- 1 said, "When I first out of the house l the only damage the roof on the well his wife spot- machine shed dam- gosh the shop is said. wind scattered | of the building into next to the build- half mile west of a barn was tom- destroyed leaving of rubble. east of town the Ron Lintner hit tearing most side of the roof g it into the grove and field to the east. It also blew in two large doors on the west side of the building. A tractor and a van were damaged in the building. Superintendent Dennis Jutting said most of the outages were on their rural lines. In town there were numerous tree branches down creating several power outages. Municipal crews worked Sunday evening to restore power to all of their customers. Winds were so strong they blew over a huge sign on the implement lot of Seeger and Boeck, Inc. The wind ripped the sign, which was anchored in cement, from the ground, landing on a couple of tractors parked on the lot. Damages are not known at this time, but it is expected to run in the hun- dreds of thousands. One positive from the storm is that from one to two inches of badly needed rain fell in the area along Highway 30. However mov- ing north to the St. Olaf Church area midway between Westbrook and Walnut Grove only a tenth of an inch to a trace of rain fell there. Arvin Cohrs barn was left in a heap after the high winds ripped through his yard Sunday evening. S00orh00y Weather h Prr 'the area ... afternoon the rain came down in sheets while howled. At right the high winds peeled the south side of Ron Lintners barn com- pletly off the structure. City council From page I ripped this heavy sign from the ground at and Boeck Sunday evening. time member veteran Ed Daelln of Storden was honored as a member of the Storden American Legion Post was also glven a life tlme membership. the award was post commander Steve Ed Is a resident of the Westbrook Good Center. NOTICE: City of Westbrook Ordinance #74 dog/cat license is due between 1st and May 31st, 2004. The fee is per animal. Proof of inoculations against rabies must be presented or NO LICENSE WILL BE ISSUED. Tags must be on the dogs and cats. Fines: No License .......... $95.00 Running/IBarking ...... $95.00 Fines may be increased in the future. Mayor O'Donnell told her the liquor committee would make this decision and let her know. The following dale, the liquor committee approved both Marge and Jessica-attending this con- vention. Clair and Bruce Baker attended the meeting to inform the Council that trucks hauling dirt from the retention pond had driven over their tile line. They asked the Council to have the area the trucks had driv- en over dug up to make sure the tile had not been dam- aged. This was approved. They also stated they want- ed the property line marked, so Bruce knew what was his to farm. This will also be done. Jeff Steichen, PeopleService, asked the Council to consider new buildings to house the chlor- ing tanks at the well houses, as the chlorine tanks were showing a lot of rust on the tops of the tanks. Flushing water mains will be done the first part of May. Lee Steffen reviewed the maintenance report. There have been some rats spotted between Highway 14 and Main Street. Some clean-up letters will be sent out to try to address this problem. Discussion was held on pur- chasing 500 ft. of new snow fence, purchasing plastic pic- nic tables for the parks in the future, running a new water line to the shelter in the City Park and installing a water fountain on the shel- ter, purchasing turf tires for the new tractor for mowing, moving the radio from the old ambulance to the city maintenance pick-up to be used for weather spotting and purchasing a trailer to haul the mower and other things for the maintenance department. The Council approved purchase of the snow fence and two turf tires. The FCC will be contacted regarding a license to install the radio in the city pick-up. 7hey also approved having Lucan Plumbing and Heating doing the water line work in the City Park. A water leak at Walnut Grove Soft Water was dis- cussed. The Council approved letting the owner turn the water on and off at the hydrant on the corner until repairs can be made. The water will still be metered and repairs must be made within 45 days. The hydrant will be shut off unless the soft water busi- ness is using water. This will allow the ground to dry up so repairs can be made. Merna Malmberg gave the police report, The fine for parking tickets and parking on the street during snow removal was set at $20. Fines will double for the sec- ond offense by the same per- son/vehicle. The Council approved building permits for Ron and Karla Beens to build a garage, for Tom Noram, Jr. to add onto his home and for Ken 'and Paula Koch to add on to their home and build an unattached garage, Dean Baker attended the Council meeting to ask about the possibility of run- ning a private 2 inch water- line from the new senior housing complex south to the first mile corner. Owners who are now hooked up to the inch line on the other side of the road would then have the option of hooking up to the 2 inch line if they wanted. This will be consid- ered further, with the Council putting some stipu- lations on it regarding live- stock, etc. The Council approved donating $500 to the parade to be held in July, purchas- ing a storage unit for the Clerk's office, and holding a branch pick-up. Frigidaire Americas Premium Quality Appliances ON SALE AT Klasse Sales & Service Westbrook, Mn. 50%274-6166 Dennis Jutting and Jozef Rusek were busy Sunday evening repairing the power line to the Joe Williams home. of Westbrook City Wide Clean-up Dates: For residences / businesses properties May 1st- May 15th, 2004. Inspection of Properties will be made by the Police and City Council after the 15th of May. Citations will be issued for non-compliance. City of Walnut Grove Wednesday, April 28 Wednesday, May 5 Branches should be no more than 6' in length, 8" in diameter. MUST BE ALONG THE CURB tllg32