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Council mulls ATV’s on Spring Valley streets


Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley city council met in regular session on August 24, with all members in attendance (Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer). Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the council approved prior minutes and accounts payable for August. No visitors had signed up to address the council.

Councilor Todd Jones stated, “I’ve had a few people asking about ATV permits” (for driving on city streets). Mayor Struzyk said Spring Valley currently only approves ATV usage on city streets for individuals who are given a permit based on a handicapping condition. Police Chief Rasmussen added, “Us and Rushford are the only two in the county that have an ordinance against it.” The council asked Zimmer to get samples of other cities’ ATV ordinances for the council to review and consider at a future meeting.

The council was updated on “Junk Ordinance” status, with Deb Zimmer stating, “Everything is now in compliance” (regarding property owners whom had previously been contacted about violations), and regarding new issues, Police Chief Tim Rasmussen said, “I think twelve letters have been sent out,… we’re getting ahead of the game at least.” Zimmer reviewed the standard process in which the city sends an initial letter to property owners in violation of the ordinance, and then if the issue is not resolved promptly, the city sends another letter stating the date by which compliance is expected (generally the date of the next regular council meeting) so that the council can take appropriate action if still in violation.

The council approved Resolution 2015-30, approving purchase and development agreement with Daniel & Patricia O’Connell at a total purchase price of $2500 and with stipulations of putting homes on the lots. Next, the council considered Resolution 2015-29, Calling for a Public Hearing on Refinancing Projects by Madonna Meadows of Rochester and Madonna Towers of Rochester. Zimmer explained, “This is a refinancing project,…It’s the same thing we did with the care center. We’re just setting the public hearing, that’s all we’re doing at this point.” The council approved the resolution to set a public hearing on the matter.

Concerning the Creek Crossing project, Zimmer informed the council that no bids were received from contractors by the deadline, and she explained that all local contractors .....
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Rushford eyes school site plan, street improvements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

Rushford’s City Council has gotten its first glimpse of the proposed Site Plan for the new school. The plan has seen considerable review and comment from discussions between the Planning and Zoning Commission, school administration, architectural ..... 
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H.S. Volleyball Preview

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It could be a very interesting year on the area’s volleyball courts. Of the seven FCJ covered squads, six accomplished a lot in 2014. Titans Fillmore Central and Mabel-Canton each won conference championships. FC was Section runner-up. Chatfie ..... 
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Football Openers Highlights

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It wasn’t the best first week of action for county football teams. Only two (Fillmore Central and Mabel-Canton) of seven picked up victories. All games were played ‘college-style’, in the afternoon, per rescheduling due to expected bad weather ..... 
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Correction - Sikkink family celebrated their Century Farm August 8

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Features

In the August 17 Fillmore County Journal, the article “Sikkink family celebrated their Century Farm August 8” included a mis-statement in paragraph three. The paragraph should have stated: The original homestead purchase of the Harmony Sikk ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Soccer at the high school level?

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

About six years ago, working closely with Fillmore Central Community Education staff, my wife and I started exploring the opportunity for a youth soccer program. Along the way, I discovered Josh Krage had played soccer as a youth and while serving ..... 
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An old soldier speaks again

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

By Ron Scheevel I never intended to write this many articles, but I think many things that I believe need to be brought up for discussion. You need not agree, please listen. First of all, I’m a veteran and very proud of it. As a draftee, I didn ..... 
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Government this week - 8.31.15

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Government

• Tuesday, September1, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9 a.m. • Tuesday, September 1, Houston School Board, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, September 1, Ostrander City Council, Community Center, 6 p.m. • Tuesday,September 1, Rushford Villa ..... 
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Letter about Say What?...

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, What, if anything, are some of our decision makers in Houston County thinking? What, for instance do you suppose Teresa Walters and Judy Storlie have been thinking when they repeatedly suggest that the footings for a proposed count ..... 
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