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City of Rushford Village council meeting


Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Government

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

The Agenda was approved on motion by Ekern, seconded by Atkinson and carried unanimously.

Minutes of November 3, 2009, were approved as written on motion by Overland, seconded by Atkinson and carried unanimously.

Citizens/Others Present: Arden Fitzgerald asked what is planned to take care of the radium. He is checking on a water softener. Mayor Johnson summarized the pilot treatment work that was done for consideration of acquiring special equipment and an option in negotiations to purchase water from the City of Rushford. The deadline projected for radium compliance is June 2011. Fitzgerald said at some times there is also a strong chlorine smell at their house and asked how often hydrants are flushed. Bob Thieret usually pumps annually but can pump more often when there are problems.

Deeds researched: Attorney Manion said the unsigned deeds found in a file and given to him on October 20, 2009, had been executed and recorded in 2002 for easements from Darrs and Britts. The easements were for a waterline to the well reservoir.

Radium Options: Engineer Mike Davy provided containers and instructions for sample collection to test for the levels of other minerals. Another meeting is pending between Schwanke, Ekern and City Administrator Block to discuss the city water purchase option.

Zoning - Old Business - Howard Otis and the Zoning Board have finished review of Zoning Sections 600 and 700. They will start on Section 1400 on December 1st, followed by Section 1500.

Zoning - New Business - A permit was granted to Featherstone Farms for a cement floor in the shop, required because the shop permit was over one year old. Otis also discussed an anticipated field access request with the council.

Tower Ridge Road: Rushford Village costs were added to the FEMA closeout letter for work done by Thieret, Assistant Spaag, Hi-tech Excavating, and for the culvert and rock. The letter to FEMA was approved with these additions on motion by Overland, seconded by Atkinson and carried unanimously.

New Locks: Instead of rekeying existing locks, Thieret installed new office and shop locks. Old keys were returned and .....
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2010 budget and levy hearing

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Government

The county board held a public hearing on the Fillmore County 2010 proposed budget and levy as required by state statute on December 1. County Coordinator Karen Brown noted the Minnesota legislature's requirement for a Truth in Taxation Hearing as a ..... 
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CUPs approved for EcoHarmony west wind and Scheevel feedlot

Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
Posted in Government

Another hurdle was crossed with the recommended approval of two Conditional Use Permits (CUP) for EcoHarmony West Wind, LLC, at the November 19 meeting of the Fillmore County Planning Commission.

Project Manager Don Miller, who has an office ..... 
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Spring Valley renews Mutual Aid Agreement

Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council meeting on Monday night was pretty low keyed and dealt mainly with housekeeping issues.

A Mutual Aid Agreement was renewed between the city and Gold Cross Ambulance. The agreement includes Gold Cross Ambulance ..... 
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Chatfield offers services of wastewater operator to Fountain

Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Chatfield City Council adopted a resolution offering operator services at the Fountain Wastewater Treatment Plant at their November 23 meeting. City Clerk Joel Young said they have been working with the city of Fountain for several months to det ..... 
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State officials provide details on veteran cemetery proposal

Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
Posted in Government



Deputy Commissioner Minnesota Veteran Affairs Michael Pugliese and David Swantek, Minnesota Veteran Affairs, Little Falls Cemetery, presented information and answered questions at the November 24 board meeting. State Senator Sharon Erickson- ..... 
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Rushford city council concludes with surprise resolution proposal

Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
Posted in Government

With another nearly-packed room, the council nailed down several agenda items at the Monday, November 23rd, meeting. However, an impromptu proposal that was put forth shortly before adjournment, garnered puzzled looks and whispers from the audience, ..... 
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Lanesboro approves final Outdoor and Refuse Burning Ordinance

Fri, Nov 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Lanesboro City Council spent some time looking over the 2010 budget during their meeting on November 16. The final budget will have to be approved in December.

City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman said Lanesboro's tax capacity went up fiv ..... 
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Rushford Village continues discussion on zoning

Fri, Nov 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

The November 3, 2009, regular meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Gordon Johnson. Council members present: Dale Schwanke, Dennis Overland, Elizabeth Atkinson, and Roger Ekern. Also present: Attorney Thomas Manion, Zoning Administrator ..... 
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