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Rushford Village Council meets


Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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The September 16 meeting of the Rushford Village City Council was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson. Council members present included Roger Ekern, Dennis Overland, Dale Schwanke, Howard Otis – Zoning Administrator, Karen Petersen – Treasurer, Judy Graham – Clerk.

Jobz Program

Mark Thein of the Fillmore County Economic Development Authority (EDA) addressed the council about the Jobz program that includes 12 counties in this area. A light industrial or commercial business with several employment positions would, if it qualified, possibly receive up to 12 years of tax free zone benefits.

The EDA is looking for possible sites right now and will try to match them with developers. A resolution by the Council to participate is needed by October 1. Thein decided he would come back with more information on Tuesday September 23, 2003 for an additional meeting. Graham will contact the Mixed Use (commercial) parcel owners that have room to develop, and ask them to attend.

Sexauer Development

Mike Sexauer approached the council with a plan to develop an area he owns in the Village that borders property he has just developed in Rushford. Discussion followed on access, developing of street, water runoff, and implementing decentralized wastewater in accordance with the Soil and Water Conservation Department. The SWCD has several plans for wastewater that are as good as or, in some cases, better than Municipal Wastewater Treatment in regards to underground water supplies. Each plat would have two sites for an ISTS approved by Fillmore County.

Mr. Sexauer was informed as to the need for two or three wells okayed by the State of MN to serve the area, blacktop streets and a minimum of 2 1/2 acre plots. He would like to start with about 11 or 12 units and then develop another area of 10 or 12. Graham will see to it that Sexauer has copies of Ordinance 5 & 11 pertaining to developing a subdivision.

The Council suggested Sexauer share his plan to build a street with the City of Rushford, to his land in the Village. The property in question is in the current A/R District and his plan is acceptable in this area.

Other Business

•In regards to the Ellefson/ Britt survey disputes, City Attorney Tom Manion suggested that he write the parties in question to advise of the fastest .....
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Fall Home & Garden: Autumn garden care to-do list

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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By Nancy Huisenga, Fillmore County Master Gardener  Now that the 2003 gardening year is drawing to a close, it’s time to go through a To-Do List of Garden Care Tips to ensure the best chance for successful wintering of trees, ..... 
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New school immunization rules adopted by state

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has adopted rules that set out new immunization requirements and makes several modifications to the current school immunization requirements.

Beginning with the 2004-05 school year, child ..... 
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Harmony seeks to purchase property from the county

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Mark Thein, Economic Development Authority (EDA), City Administrator Jerome Illg, and Council Member Mark McKay approached the commissioners about the possible acquisition of a parcel that runs just west of the incubator building at 235 2nd St. NW in ..... 
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CCC and WPA are an important part of local history

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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On October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed and the United States was sent into a great depression that lasted for over ten years. In just a short period of time, millions of Americans lost their life savings. Over half a million were unemployed and ..... 
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Preston woman recovers from liver transplant

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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"It has been almost a nursing class on its own,” stated Irene Mathison, as she reflected on the health problems of her daughter. She and her husband, Larry, have spent the better part of ten years helping their daughter, Karen, work through a maze of ..... 
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ATV track hits big bump in road to approval

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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For a while, it looked like a fast track to a fast track.   A citizen, in this case Dave Clement, told a county commissioner, Randy Dahl, that he wanted to build a commercial ATV (all terrain vehicle, commonly known as 4-whee ..... 
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Special elections slated for Preston

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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Monday's Preston City Council meeting had a bumpy start with a council that seems split on most difficult and contentious issues. With the recent passing of Mike Gartner, the city council is left with a two-to-two vote, especially when anything havin ..... 
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Funding, levies, and budgets on Lanesboro Council minds

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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The Lanesboro City Council adopted a proposed levy of $310,105 at their meeting September 15. An estimated eight percent increase in tax capacity is expected for Lanesboro; the city tax rate will remain at .75022. The impact of this will be an $87 in ..... 
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