Preston city hall to boast new logo

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PAULA BARNESS
NEWS LEADER

“I think we're all familiar with the city hall sign out front. It is worn pretty bad and the vinyl is cracking,” said City Administrator Joe Hoffman at the Monday, Aug. 6, Preston City Council meeting.

Hoffman and Tourism Director Gabby Kinneberg prepared a proposed new sign for the council to consider. The sign includes a fresh take on the city's logo.

“The new logo represents the ‘Get Hooked on Preston’ theme,” Hoffman explained.

Councilmember Holly Zuck shared her approval, saying she liked the cleaner look.

Kelly Printing and Signs estimated the cost of replacing the sign panels at $800.

The council approved the purchase and the use of the new logo.

Anderson land purchase

Hoffman told the council Conrad Anderson was agreeable to the terms the city proposed for the purchase of “outlot B” with the purchase price of $10,000. 

The council discussed the purchase of the property, which is within the Golfview Estates First Addition, during a closed meeting on July 16.

Other business

• Following the recommendation of Preston Planning and Zoning, the council, with Robert Maust opposed, approved the variance request from Ronald and Judy Johnson for their proposed 8-feet-by-12-feet utility shed. The city's code required a 12-foot setback between the principal structure and accessory building, the request was for four feet.

• It was noted The League of Minnesota Cities has recognized Rep. Greg Davids as a 2018 Legislator of Distinction for his efforts during the past legislative session and continued assistance to the League.

• The gambling license request from St. Columban Catholic Church for its fall raffle on Oct. 14 was approved.

• The next council meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., a week later than its normal meeting date.