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Presley Pawelk chasing Broadway dreams

Delano High School junior Presley Pawelk has dreams of making it on Broadway one day, and in recent months she’s taken steps to achieve that goal, racking up a number of awards and scholarships in dance competitions.
During the weekend of Jan. 15, Pawelk competed at the Radix Dance Convention in Minneapolis where she received a senior protégé runner-up scholarship. And in November, she competed at the Hollywood Vibe regional competition in Des Moines, IA, where she was named Dancer of the Year, and earned an LA Agency Scholarship. Presley said the entire experience was completely surreal.
“I was so shocked, I started crying,” she said. “I was like, ‘oh my gosh, this is actually happening,’ it was crazy.”

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Michelle Harwood honored as WCEDP Citizen of the Year

Wright County business and government leaders gathered at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo Friday, January 20 for the Wright County Economic Development Partnership (WCEDP) annual meeting. Members rang in the new year with the election and reappointment of board members, and awards for local citizens and businesses.
Delano resident Michelle Harwood was honored as the WCEDP Outstanding Citizen of the Year, recognition of her contributions to the community.

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School administration gives overview of threat and incident procedures

A recent incident in the High School prompted the Delano school district administration to give the school board an overview of the district’s threat and incident procedures at a work session before its regular meeting Jan. 23.
The school administration would not discuss the incident in detail with the Herald Journal. Superintendent Matt Schoen said that overall the district had made an effort to be more overt with communication when these types of incidents occur, but those decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. He shared that in response to the recent incident in the high school, he and Principal Barry Voight decided to send a blanket statement out to the parent community to explain the situation.
“What happens is some level of some form of threat occurs, and all of sudden it turns into someone trying to shoot someone, and that is really a message that we would like to control, rather than have it dictated by social media,” said Schoen.

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Delano public hearing: conditional use permit

CITY OF DELANO
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Delano Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter on Monday, February 13, 2023 at the Delano City Hall, located at 234 2nd Street North, for the purpose of considering a development application from Big Woods Child Care for a preliminary and final plat entitled Delano West Crossing 4th Addition and a conditional use permits for the expansion of the commercial day care at 305 13th Street in Delano Minnesota legally described as follows.
Legal Description:
Lot 1, Block 1 and Outlot A Delano West Crossing 2 nd Addition
Lot 1, Block 1, PID: 107-110-001-010
Outlot A, PID: 107-111-000-010
Notice is further given that any written or oral comments from citizens regarding the proposed preliminary and final plat or the conditional use permits will be heard at the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting and will be afforded the opportunity to speak on the applications during the public hearing.
Paula Bauman
Delano City Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 27, 2023. |

Delano public hearings: drainage and utility easements

CITY OF DELANO
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Delano City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Delano City Hall, located at 234 2nd Street North, for the purpose of considering the vacation of drainage and utility easements for property at 232 Greenway Drive in Delano Minnesota legally described as follows.
Legal Description:
Lot 1, Block 5 Parkview Hills 3rd Addition, PID: 107-090-005010
Notice is further given that any written or oral comments from citizens regarding the easement vacations will be heard at the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting and will be afforded the opportunity to speak on the applications during the public hearing.
Paula Bauman
Delano City Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 27, 2023. |

CITY OF DELANO
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Delano City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Delano City Hall, located at 234 2nd Street North, for the purpose of considering the vacation of drainage and utility easements for property at 305 13th Street South in Delano Minnesota legally described as follows.
Legal Description:
Lot 1, Block 1 and Outlot A Delano West Crossing 2nd Addition
Lot 1, Block 1, PID: 107-110-001-010
Outlot A, PID: 107-111-000-010
Notice is further given that any written or oral comments from citizens regarding the easement vacations will be heard at the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting and will be afforded the opportunity to speak on the applications during the public hearing.
Paula Bauman
Delano City Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 27, 2023. |

Delano City Council minutes 1/5/23

Minutes – City of Delano
City Council/Economic
Development Authority
Thursday, January 5, 2023, 7:00 PM
1. Call to Order
Mayor Holly Schrupp called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Thursday, January 5, 2023, to order at 7:02 pm.
2. Oath of Office
Administrative Services Director, Paula Bauman, administered the oath of office to Mayor Holly Schrupp and Councilmembers Jason Franzen and Becky Schaust.
A. Mayor – Holly Schrupp
B. Councilmember – Jason Franzen
C. Councilmember – Becky Schaust
3. Roll Call and Approval of Agenda
Members Present: Mayor Holly Schrupp; Councilmembers Betsy Moran, Jason Franzen, Becky Schaust.
Members Absent:
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Shawn Louwagie, City Engineer; Paula Bauman, Administrative Services Director; Nick Neaton, Community Enrichment Director; Bryce Borland, Administrative Intern.
Phil Kern requested to add the following:
10B2: Resolution No. EDA-23-01 Authorizing Purchase of 228 Railroad Avenue
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Becky Schaust to approve the agenda with the recommended change; motion carried 4-0.
4. Election of Officers – City Council and Economic Development Authority
A. City Council
1. Mayor Pro-Tem
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Becky Schaust to elect Betsy Moran as Mayor
Pro-Tem; motion carried 4-0.
B. Economic Development Authority
1. President (2021-2022: Dale Graunke)
2. Vice-President (2021-2022: Jason Franzen)
3. Treasurer (2021-2022 Holly Schrupp)
4. Assistant Treasurer (2021-2022: Brian Bloch)
5. Secretary (2021-2022: Phil Kern)
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Jason Franzen to elect Holly Schrupp as President of the Economic Development Authority, Jason Franzen as Vice-President of the Economic Development Authority, Becky Schaust as Treasurer of the Economic Development Authority, Brian Bloch as Assistant Treasurer of the Economic Development Authority, and Phil Kern as Secretary of the Economic Development Authority; motion carried 4-0.
5. Speakers, Presentations and Awards
6. Communications and Announcements
7. Minutes
A. December 20, 2022 – Special Meeting | Summary
B. December 20, 2022 – Regular Meeting
Motion by Becky Schaust, seconded by Betsy Moran to approve minutes from December 20, 2022 – Special Meeting, December 20, 2022 – Summary, and December 20, 2022 Regular meeting minutes; motion carried 4-0.
8. Consent Items
A. Authorize Pay Request No. 12 to Magney Construction in the amount of $152,123.75
B. Appoint Kathryn 'Kit' Sheppard as a probationary firefighter on the Delano Fire Department
C. Authorize the purchase of furniture for City Hall Conference Room
D. Authorize contract with WSB for park master planning services
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Betsy Moran to approve consent items A, C, and D; motion carried 4-0.
Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Moran to approve consent item B; motion carried 4-0.
10. General Business
B. Community Development
1. Update on the Ice Park project
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Becky Schaust to move forward on the design process for the Delano Ice Park Project; motion carried 4-0.
2. Resolution No. EDA-23-01 Authorizing Purchase of 228 Railroad Avenue Motion by Becky Schaust, seconded by Betsy Moran to authorize resolution EDA-23-01 for the purchase of 228 Railroad Avenue; motion carried 4-0.
Minutes – City of Delano
C. Community Enrichment
1. Consider public art application – Trumpeter Sculpture and approve funding of up to $500 for concrete base construction Attachment:
Application | Narrative | Grant |
Motion by Becky Schaust, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve the public art application for the Trumpeter Sculpture and approve funding of $500 for concrete base construction; motion carried 4-0.
F. Public Safety
1. Approve position description for Emergency Services Director. Attachment: Draft Position Description
Motion by Betsy Moran, seconded by Jason Franzen to approve position description for Emergency Services Director; motion carried 4-0.
12. Claims
A. City Claims
1. Claims listing for December 21, 2022 – January 3, 2023
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Betsy Moran to approve the City Claims listing for December 21, 2022 – January 3, 2023; motion carried.
14. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss the regular City Council meeting of Thursday, January 5, 2023, was adjourned at 8:14 pm.
Signed:
Holly Schrupp, Mayor
Paula Bauman, Administrative Services Director
Attest: Alisha Ely, Administrative Specialist
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Jan. 27, 2023. |