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Rushford Village explores sewer options used by Fountain


Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Government

The February 9, 2010, regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinson, Dale Schwanke. Absent: Dennis Overland. Also present: Zoning Administrator Howard Otis, Attorney Thomas Manion, and Clerk Joyce Iverson, SEMDC/Southeast Consultants.

AGENDA was approved on motion by Ekern, seconded by Atkinson and carried unanimously. Mayor Johnson said if we have a specific project there are funds to apply for with Congressman Walz FY2011 Appropriations Project Request Form.

MINUTES of the January 19, 2010 regular meeting and annual meeting were approved as written on motion by Schwanke, seconded by Ekern and carried unanimously.

CITIZENS/GUESTS: Engineer Dave Morrill, McGhie and Betz, was present to provide information about the package sewer plant recently installed in the city of Fountain. Mayor Johnson welcomed Mr. Morrill and explained the request for information was based on the possibility of having to consider other sewer alternatives. He said Mike Davy, Davy Engineering, had designed the current south Rushford sewer collection system and connection with the city of Rushford under a 20-year contract that started in 1996. There are also radium issues that require treatment.

Morrill said that a few years ago Fountain had been awarded a federal grant for collection but ground water concerns and the permitting process prevented anything from happening. To look at their options and also the need for funding, a facilities plan was authorized to look at three options: expanding the drain field, which also requires some treatment, a lagoon system, and a package plant with some direct discharge. For flows of less than 100,000 gallons per day (gpd), it was determined to be more cost effective to go with a pre-engineered mechanical package plant. He said the state provides the discharge standards and the city chooses the location, which in Fountain is toward the drain field and stream. From a rate of 30-35 gpd they projected 60 gpd for additional residential and business growth.

They did an RFP and received six proposals. These were reduced to the four that could work. Two were activated sludge, one was a membrane system as used in Europe, and one was a sequential batch reactor. An activated sludge plant was selected, plans and specifications were prepared, the project was bid in June 2009, and awarded to Olympic Builders, La Crosse, WI. By then the .....
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Senator Ropes discusses LGA funds with Peterson City Council

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Government

The February monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Schwenn. Pam Kunert and Frances Ruehmann were absent.

Motion by Christenson, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to accept the ..... 
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Township elections

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Government

Township residents will have an opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice to fill open officer positions on their township board on March 9. In most townships the election times will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. However, there are the ..... 
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Preston targets budget reductions

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Government

At the Preston City Council's March 1 meeting the council tried to pencil in a workable solution to the expected additional reduction of nearly $100,000 in Local Government Aid (LGA) per Governor Tim Pawlenty's budget proposal. City Administrator Jo ..... 
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Thompson will be acting mayor of Ostrander while Schwenn is absent

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Government

The February monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Schwenn. Pam Kunert and Frances Ruehmann were absent.

Motion by Christenson, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to accept the ..... 
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Lanesboro talks about getting a grocery store

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

Several people gathered at the recent Lanesboro City Council meeting to talk about the possibility of getting a grocery store up and running in town. Six community members have formed the Lanesboro Grocery, LLC (Limited Liability Company), to suppor ..... 
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Minnesota counties propose initiatives for redesign

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

At the Fillmore County Board meeting on February 23 Chairman Duane Bakke detailed ten proposals for restructure of government within the state. The proposals put some meat or substance into the rhetoric of redesign. The ten proposals were drawn up b ..... 
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Spring Valley predicts more cuts

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

"There are some areas in the City that we will need to cut back on part-time help."

These predictions came from Mayor Struzyk at the council meeting on Monday night. He continued to say that the state is once again saying there will be addit ..... 
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Potter clears one more hurdle

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Government

City Clerk Joel Young reported at the February 22 Chatfield City Council meeting that over $5 million of state bonding money tagged for the Potter Center for the Arts made its way through the conference committee. Young was in St. Paul through some ..... 
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