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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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September 17, 2013
Letter: County provides clarification
After reading Linda Kacher’s letter to the editor in the West Central Tribune on Sept. 14, I believe it is important to provide clarification on the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners’ position. The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners is not endorsing Mayor Frank Yanish’s...
September 17, 2013 - 5:00am
September 14, 2013
Letter: Let’s consider mayor’s option
Thank you to the Kandiyohi County Commissioners and Chairman Harlan Madsen for supporting Mayor Frank Yanish’s excellent white paper, option C, which supported investigating innovative collaboration between governmental entities, particularly the human resources function in...
September 14, 2013 - 12:01am
September 7, 2013
Letter: An opportunity to cooperate
A message to Mayor Yanish and Willmar City Council members. Many thanks to Harlan Madsen and the Kandiyohi County Commissioners for their willingness to work together with the city. As longtime business and property owners in this city, we sincerely hope you take this opportunity...
September 7, 2013 - 5:08am
Letter: Willmar City Council made wise decision
The final report from the Brimeyer Furman Consultants perpetuated a healthy dialogue during the Willmar City Council organizational meeting and the democratic outcome best serves Willmar’s citizens and staff. To fill the vacancies, a civil engineer, assistant engineer, and survey...
September 7, 2013 - 2:00am
Letter: City study was questionable
Oh, what a web she weaves. With all the West Central Tribune ink exploding darkness on the Willmar City Council, I searched for some light. My investigation found, “The finalists, which were decided by the Aberdeen City Council on Monday, were released by the Brimeyer Group,...
September 7, 2013 - 12:01am
August 28, 2013
Editorial: A lack of leadership on Willmar council
The do-nothing faction within the Willmar City Council has decided it is acceptable to spend $25,000 for an organizational study and then simply do nothing. Voting to do nothing by keeping the current city organization “as is” were council members Ron Christianson, Jim Dokken,...
August 28, 2013 - 6:11am
August 24, 2013
Letter: An eye-opening meeting
I have been following the antics of the Willmar City Council in the West Central Tribune for some time. Frankly I find it to be quite entertaining ... much better than anything my wife watches on reality TV. In an attempt to better understand the dynamics driving council decisions,...
August 24, 2013 - 6:05am
August 23, 2013
Letter: Watch council for yourself
I've just finished watching the Aug. 20 special Willmar City Council meeting on the organizational study and could not be more frustrated. I strongly encourage each of you to watch this meeting. It is typical of our council's behavior. Examples: A request for input from the general...
August 23, 2013 - 6:50am
August 20, 2013
Willmar, Minn., City Council keeps status quo; does not act on study's organizational recommendations
WILLMAR -- A majority of Willmar City Council members discussed but did not act during a special Tuesday night session on any recommendations in a consultant's $25,000 organizational study that a minority of council members said would create operational efficiencies.
August 20, 2013 - 11:34pm
June 24, 2013
City Council votes to continue discussion of organizational study
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted Monday evening at a special meeting to continue discussing a consultant's recommendations for reorganizing...
June 24, 2013 - 10:56pm
May 15, 2013
Willmar, Minn., council has mixed opinions on organizational study (video)
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members had mixed reactions to a consultant's preliminary report of an organizational study of city government....
May 15, 2013 - 9:47pm
March 4, 2013
Donation of $5,000 is accepted by Willmar, Minn., Council for government study
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted Monday to accept a $5,000 donation from the Moving Willmar Forward group to help pay the cost of an assessment of the city’s organizational structure. Council action follows an offer made last December by Moving Willmar Forward to help...
March 4, 2013 - 11:11pm
February 6, 2013
Editorial: Council now steps forward on study
The Willmar City Council took a positive step Monday in selecting an outside firm to study the city’s organizational structure. The council approved the hiring of Brimeyer-Fursman of Maplewood on a voice vote at a cost of $22,500 plus travel expenses. The consulting firm will and...
February 6, 2013 - 7:00am
February 4, 2013
Willmar, Minn., City Council hires consultant for organizational study
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted Monday to hire Brimeyer-Fursman of Maplewood to study the city’s organizational structure. The study will address future concerns and position the city for effective decision-making and action. The firm was recommended by the Labor Relations...
February 4, 2013 - 11:07pm
December 15, 2012
Editorial: Proposed study is right step for city, Don’t blame critics
A citizens group called Moving Willmar Forward recently presented a report of concerns and suggestions to the Willmar City Council about city...
December 15, 2012 - 7:58am