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

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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

 
City Council studies swimming pool repairs
06/14/2017

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook —  When work was being done preparing the pool for the season, it was discovered that the pool heaters needed new heating tubes.  The tubes cost $1,500 each. Both heaters are running, but one of the heaters will have to be replaced. The replacem... View

Westbrook is named in broad band grant  
Westbrook is named in broad band grant
01/18/2017

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — last Friday morning, Terry Nelson and  Ken Knuth of Woodstock Communications visited with the city council to explain how they will use the grant money to increase  the internet speed in the Westbrook area. ... View

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

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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

 
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 bows out of street bond refinancing program
12/14/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     WWG — Although the council had reviewed the budget levy proposal at the November meeting, they formally adopted the 2017 budget at the December meeting. The budget approved was set at $353,360 for a 12.2 percent increase over the 2016 budget.... 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

 
Council approves preliminary budget levy
09/13/2017

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook —  Mayor Dennis Phelps introduced the proposed budget for 2018. He noted there is not a lot of change in the new budget.  He  noted they will be getting a 13 percent increase in health insurance,  and salaries will be going u... 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

 
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

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

 
City to ban guns on city property
07/12/2017

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- By Tom Merchant... View

 
Council discussed police staffing concerns
05/10/2017

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — Police Chief Alan Wahl talked with the council about hiring part-time officers. He noted that some area police departments are advertising for part-time officers up to $20.00 per hour. That makes it difficult to find people willing to come here for considerably l... View

 
Council discussed replacing police squad vehicle
01/11/2017

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-         westbrook — Police Chief Alan Wahl talked to the council about replacing the squad vehicle. The current vehicle is a 2007 Ford Crew Cab. Wahl noted the vehicle was still in pretty good condition, but at ten years old problems could develop, although h... 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

 
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