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McLouth council makes changes to salary ordinance

The city of McLouth gave more definition to what city workers will be compensated with an ordinance approved last week.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Federal law could require McLouth city employees to work more hours

by Dennis Sharkey Legislation that is being considered at the federal level may require more on-call hours for McLouth city employees. City Administrator Carl Chalfant told the council at their last meeting that the city may be required to have an employee on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chalfant said the requirements […]

February 24th, 2012 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth, water well owner at impasse over lease

by Dennis Sharkey The city of McLouth is still at a stalemate with a landowner and a new lease for a city water well. Barbara Peterson approached the city last fall seeking a new lease for a water well that is located on her land just north of the city. Peterson approached the city with […]

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth official warning residents to start conserving water

drought cracked earth

Parts of Jefferson County are now under a drought alert.

December 10th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

A warmer winter could push heating costs down further in McLouth

thermometer heating costs

Natural gas prices have been on a downward trend for the past two years and it is expected to continue.

December 10th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

City of McLouth and well owner avoid confrontation

An owner of a water well that the city of McLouth feeds off of was threatening to evict the city.

November 25th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Can you hear me now? Cell phone tower coming to McLouth

Cell Phone

by Dennis Sharkey Can you hear me now? It’s an often mocked saying of the famous cell phone technician from Verizon Wireless commercials but it is also a real problem many cell phone users in McLouth face on a daily basis. Cell phone signals are weak if existent at all throughout the city despite which […]

November 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth will take another shot at securing community center grant

The city of McLouth will take another stab at obtaining a federal grant for a new community center.

October 18th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Comments by McLouth councilman raises questions

by Dennis SharkeyOne McLouth city councilman is raising questions about city purchases and at the same time creating more questions. Councilman Harlan Woodring raised concerns about purchases by City Administrator Carl Chalfant recently for a street and sidewalk project on Cynthia Street. The city paid Daniels Excavating $700 for two truckloads of black dirt to […]

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth sets more clear regulations for fireworks

fireworks

by Dennis Sharkey When residents of McLouth go to buy fireworks next year they may find a smaller selection. Concerns of councilman Harlan Woodring, who happens to be a fireworks enthusiast, about certain types of fireworks was addressed in the resolution that was published last week. Woodring’s concern was a particular firework that floats across […]

August 16th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

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