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Page 12 Cold Spring Record Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Four Reps a Half Century of Realty Experience By David V. LeVine "I feel that Cold Spring is a per- fect venue to open up our entire northern Minnesota operation. Being in a smaller town that caters a lot toward vacation homes and cabins as well as a great and thriv- ing local population; it's the perfect combination of cities that we want to grow our business in." Those were the words of Marshall Saunders, one of the Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Results in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, an- nouncing the opening of their newest agency here in Cold Spring, bringing their total office count in Minnesota and Wisconsin up to 26. The four gentlemen who will man this newest realty effort here previous donor of this site, you RE/MAX Results opened their Cold Spring office at 109 Red River Avenue South. are Curt Karls, Dan Storz, Kevin Breuchel and Ken Anderson. Each are residents and, combined, they total a half century of real estate sales experience. Through the years, the office at 109 Red River Avenue South was once home to a Nierenhausen family before segueing into Chain of Lakes Mortgage and then Century 21. The building sat empty for two years before the RE/MAX Results decision to open operations here. The transformation of Cold Spring continues to align with its Hometown Pride motto. In just the last decade, Cold Spring Granite moved from its longtime site near the Sank River to an impressive new plant and offices on West Highway 23. The Brewery has completely trans- formed its Red River Avenue com- plex and added a Distribution Center on County Road 2. Teal's Market departed downtown and became a true Super Market, fronting Highway 23's eastern entrance to the city. Schwieters auto dealership came to town, fur- ther strengthening the business community. And now, as a sort of frosting on the cake, comes Granite Community Bank's new edifice across the street from Teal's Market. The above illustrates and repre- sents now and future realty oppor- tunities. We met the aforementioned realtors recently and easily left with the impression that they are a team of well-rounded and experienced individuals with a collective ambition to add to the residential/commercial and community growth of our Richmond, Rockville and Cold Spring communities. Curt, Dan, Kevin and Ken are part of a global company of 90,000 Sales Associates who have made it possible to say that nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX Results is open for business with an invitation to drop in and visit. Ken Anderson Kevin Breuchel Curt Karls Dan Storz 320-980-4769 320-250-9898 320-267-7777 320-309-5741 by Bill Goede MED!CARE!,:A word,that classi 179:in third class, ands207 strikes fear into my heart,crew: Upon reaching the age of 65, *************************** Medicare is supposed to be the LIGHTSIDE: "Anyone who primary insurance to pay for uses the phrase "easy as taking most of my hospital and/or Dr.'s candy from a baby" has never visits. The problem is thattried taking candy from ababy. Medicare regulations don't al- -Unknown- ways fit in with an individual's "Anyone who goes to a psychi- life plan, but who is going to ar- atrist should have his head ex- gue with the Social Security De- amined." partment? - Samuel Goldwyn - My dilemma is there is one *************************** set of regulations from Medicare WORD STRENGTH: Avun- and another from a company cular (ay-von-ky-lor). Character- that provides oxygen for me. The istic of an uncle; as, newscaster list goes on and on. Walter Cronkite was often de- To go into details would make scribed as avuncular. From the a large book. Suffice it to say Latin avunculus. that being eligible for Medicare HISTORICAL HIGH- is something to read up on in or- LIGHT: Launching of U.S.S. In- der to hopefully understanddiana, the U.S. Navy's first true their way of thinking, battleship was on February 28, ***************************1893. TRIVIA: On an average day *************************** in New York City, almost a mil- WORDS FOR THE WEEK: lion people use taxis. "Tears are the safety valve of the TITANIC TRIVIA: The final heart when pressure is laid on figure of survivors totaled 705: it." 201 in first class, 118 in second -Albert Smith- Kirby TeBrake Kirby TeBrake - Multimedia - Son of David and Micheie TeBrake, Cord Spring. Maggie Young - Mu[timedia - Daughter of John Chris Young, Co[d Spring. Kirby and Maggie are star students Congratulations LAKES Salutes Eye Clinic ROCORI & "Lord, grant that I may al- py!) ways desire more than I can ac- ************************** complish." OLD BURMA-SHAVE -Michelangelo-SIGNS: Drinking drivers noth- approve the meeting minutes. will be called for an appointment Motion made by Mackedanz, see- soon. Walk-ins are always wel- onded by Evens. Approved unan- come, but appointments are en- imously. couraged and given priority.Approval of Bills - Mayor All donors who gave blood Kron asked for a motion to ap- during the Cold Spring bloodprove the bills. After brief discus- drive will be eligible to donate at sion on a few select items, Kron this drive, asked for a motion to approve the Donors must be at least 17 bills. Motion made by years of age, meet weight and Mackedanz, seconded by Evens. height requirements and be in Approved unanimously. general good health. Sixteen year Consent Agenda - Mayor Kron olds are now eligible to donate asked for a motion to approve the blood with a signed permission Consent Agenda. Motion made slip from a parent, by Evens, seconded by Mathia- If you are willing to donateson. Approved unanimously. the double red cell, please inform a. Resolution 197-13 - Ap- your caller as there will be four proval of October 2013 Journal double red cell tables available. Entries While all blood types are b. Resolution 203-13-Accept- needed to meet patient demands, ance of October 2013 Donations- Type O Negative is especially $3456.00 for Short Term Fire- needed during this time of year. men's Relief. If you no longer have a land- c. Resolution 204-13 - Ap- line telephone and would like to proval of Lawful Gambling Lease make an appointment, please for Richmond Lions at Jerry's call Max at 597-2076. Firehouse Grill Should you have any further d. Resolution 205-13 - Lawful questions about your eligibility Gambling Premises Permit for to donate blood, please call the Richmond Lions at Jerry's Fire- American Red Cross at 1-866-house Grill. 236-3276 press option #3. 2013 Main Street Project Please, take the time to save a a. Update - Randy Jenniges, life and donate blood! City Engineer presented council Attention: Seniors! with information on work to date The Golden Smiles Senior Cit- on the project and their costs. izen are looking for new mem- He also presented council with hers to join their group! Men and the total amount due for services women are welcome! This group rendered for the month, set in meets every 3rd Wednesday ofResolution 198-13. Mr. Jenniges the month at l:30pm in the gath- updated council on the progress ering space at the church. There of the project. Jim Hemmesch is a short meeting, followed by approached council on a letter re- cards and lunch. The group spon- ceived by the city for clarifica- sors a brat and burger stand one tion. Hemmesch also questioned time in the summer to fund their council on the liability to a busi- activities. They also host potluck ness owner regarding the dinners throughout the year.slope/slant of the sidewalks. For more information, please call Both Mr. Bode and Mr. Jenniges Hilde Ruegemer at 597-3060. explained that the slope is com- Richmond Lanes Bowling pleted by county and state guide- Results for Week of Novem- lines for which the City of Rich- ber 13, 2013 mond has no control. Mr. Jerry Ladies City Hemmesch asked council about Team High Series: Gamblers- concrete that was "splashed" on 2096 the front of his building, stating Team High Game: Sista, he had been to city hall three Sista-733 times about the matter. Mr. Bode Individual High Series: Mor-assured Mr. Hemmesch that it gan Hemmesch-515 would be addressed and that Individual High Game: Mor- payment would not be rendered gan Hemmesch-199 until such time. Additionally, Over 500-Morgan Hemmesch- Mr. Jenniges stated that he will 515 be contacting the contractor to LAKES Eye Clinic Maggie Young for enthusiastically reading the announcements for the week, starting off a new SparlO news feature. Their positive attitude made the dai[y information appealing and interesting. Kirby Et Maggie!! Dr. Femrite, Optometrist 308 5th Ave. S #110, Cold Spring 685-5400 www.lakeseyeclinic.eom QUIZ & ANSWER: The ques- ing worse; they put the quarts ........... tion:is how manypounds of before the hearse. garbage does the average Ameri ............ Burma-Shave,, can produce in a lifetime? An-Until next time take good care swer is 93,075 pounds. (That of yourself. -B.G.- should make Tom Kraemer hap- by Tommy Poczkowski RichmondNews@aol.com City News: City Council: Wednesday, De- cember 4, 2013 at 6 30pm in City Hall. **Should you ever wish to ad- dress City Council, please call City Hall during normal busi- ness hours to be scheduled on the agenda the Thursday PRIOR to the scheduled meeting at 597- 2075. **Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday is just around the corner and with that comes many celebra- tions! Should you need extra ta- bles and chairs for "get togeth- ers", they are available through the Civic Arena for a modest cost! Metal Folding Chairs rent for $.50 per chair and 8 ft Tables are $5.00 per table. Please call Kevin Mooney at 320-597-7522 or email him at riverlakesarena@-ci.rich- mond.mn.us **City of Richmond Holi- day Block Party December 6, 2013 from 5-7pm! The Block Party will be held between Grant and Ivy Street. BELL Parts & Repairs on ALL Brands Servicing All Sears* Brand Appliances Refrigerators * Dishwashers Stoves Microwaves Air Conditioners Dehumidifiers Washers Dryers Come out and enjoy a Tree Lighting ceremony, Caroling and complimentary hot dogs spon- sored by Richmond City Council! Time is Running Out! City Compost Closes Soon! Time to wrap up any yard chores for the season! The Rich- mond City Compost will close on December 1st or until the first snow. You must have a permit to use the facility. If you are not a Richmond resident, permits can be obtained at city hall during normal business hours. The com- post area is monitored. Please do not leave plastic bags in the dumpsters and no garbage. The compost is for lawn refuse only. There is a $100.00 fine for viola- tions. If bins are full, do not just dump on the ground! Please call Gordy at City Hall, 597-2075. Caseys General Store + American Red Cross=Giving Thanks! Casey's General Store is ac- cepting donations for the Ameri- can Red Cross for National Dis- aster Relief. The devastation caused by the recent storms and tornadoes in the midwest has amped up the need for assis- tance. Is there any better way to be grateful for Thanksgiving? Give the Gift of Life. Give Blood December 16th! What better gift can you give this Christmas than the gift of life: Donate blood! The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Richmond on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the River Station from l:00pm-7:00pm. If you are a Give Us resolve the situation. Mr. Team High Series: : Richmond : I-Iemmesch then asked if the ,, Lanes: 1685 ................ Team High Game: Richmond Lanes-571 Individual High Series: Mike Schloeder-598 Individual High Game: Jimmy Hemmesch-226 Over 225: Jimmy Hemmesch- 226 All Stars Team High Series: Planten- bergs-2512 Team High Game: Planten- bergs-917 Individual High Series: Jor- dan Prill-608 Individual High Game: Jordan Pri11-239 Over 600: Jordan Prill-608 Over 225: Jordan Prill-239 Moonlighters: N/A Ladies Sunset Team High Series: Silver Spur-2160 Team High Game: Silver Spur-786 Individual High Series: Missy Tessmer-551 Individual High Game: Deb Tessmer-201 Over 500: Missy Tessmer-551 Over 200: Deb Tessmer-201 Richmond City Council Meeting-November 6, 2013 Call to Order / Pledge of Alle- giance - Mayor Kron called the meeting to order and all in atten- dance stood and cited the Pledge of Allegiance. Approval of Agenda - Mayor Kron asked for a motion to ap- prove the evenings agenda. Ad- ministrator Bode stated he had additional items for the evenings agenda to include discussions re- garding the newsletter, timesheets, and the block party. Mayor Kron asked for a motion to approve the amended agenda. Motion made by Evens, seconded by Mackedanz. Approved unani- mously. Approval of the Meeting Min- utes of October 2, 2013, October 17, 2013 and October 24, 2013. - Mayor Kron ask for a motion to .sidewalk would be ready for shoveling and salt this winter. Hemmesch further stated that he had talked with someone from HardDrives and they stated they wouldn't guarantee the concrete. Mr. Jenniges stated that Hard- Drives is not the prime contrac- tor and HardDrives is the sub- contractor and has no authority over the matter, and that his in- formation is "hearsay", Jenniges went on to state that the con- crete can by maintained as usu- al, that it has been tested and passed. Jenniges stated that there is a 2 year warranty by the general contractor. b. Resolution 198-13 Approv- ing Pay Request #4- Mayor Kron asked for a motion to approve Resolution 198-13. Motion made by Paczkowski, seconded by Mackedanz. Approved unani- mously. c. Xcel Energy Invoice - Mr. Jenniges referred to a copy of a memo from Rinke Noonan re- garding the invoice. Mr. Jenniges stated that the work Xcel was contracted for was in 2 phases: Phase I moved the electricity to the alleys from Main St. and was completed and paid for. Phase II was to move power off Main St. to the side streets, which was completed about a year ago. The agreement with Xcel for Phase H was to be $147,661.75. Xcel sent a bill for $170,049.98, $22,000 more than the agreement. Mr. Jenniges stated that "Matt" with Rinke-Noonan inquired about the difference in the charges. Xcel responded that there was additional work time and tree trimming. Jenniges stated that the memo from "Matt" stated to Xcel Energy that the City of Richmond is not obligated to pay the amount of $170,000 only the contracted $146,661.75. Matt from Rinke Noonan suggested paying the contractual amount of $147,661.75 to Xcel Energy. Mr. Evens asked Mr. Jenniges if he had had this type issue with oth- er cities and Xcel Energy, to which Jenniges replied that he had indeed. Mr. Bode advised council that the issue at hand is whether or not to pay the amount billed by Xcel- $170,049. The $147,661 as contracted has already been approved. This ac- tion being discussed is whether Richmond News continued on page 13