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Spring Valley working on bike trail


Fri, Jul 17th, 2009
Posted in Government

The bike trail through Spring Valley took another step toward completion at the July 13th meeting. The Council approved the bid of Rochester Sand and Gravel to surface the bike trail from the Sewage Treatment Plant to the City Farm, a distance of 2.5 miles. The total cost will be $117,055 and the only incompleted portion will be the construction of the bridge into Willow Park.

The council also approved the bill from Aqua Logic of Waconia, Minnesota, for work completed on the wading pool at the city park. Total approved was $6,441.00. City Administrator Deb Zimmer complimented Aqua Logic on the quality of their work and their professional dealings with the city.

Approval was also given to Road Constructors of Rochester for Pay Estimate #7 on the 2008 Hudson Improvement Project. This estimate was recommended to be paid by Yaggy Colby, architects for the project. The total project is progressing nicely, according to Mayor Jim Struzyk, and the black topping should be done by the end of July. The portion paid was $95,761.

An un-budgeted item that was approved was a necessary piece of equipment at the waste water treatment plant. $16,495 will be taken from reserves and be used to purchase new mixer blades. City council was told that it was known several years ago that this would be something that needed to be replaced. "We've got to do it," said Mayor Struzyk.

Approval was also given to the Spring Valley Ambulance Association to get bids on a new ambulance to be purchased this year. According to Director Jim Cooper there will be new emission control issues coming up in the next few months and if an ambulance can be purchased now, nearly $7,000 can be saved before those regulations go into effect.

A donation was accepted from the Harley Owner's Group (H.O.G.) for $500 toward the purchase of a new radio for Spring Valley Area Ambulance. The ambulance association also made a donation of $246 toward the purchase.

Another lien was issued on property toward the residence of Richard Schultz at 313 W. Main. The amount for the lien is $430.94.

A fun time for residents of Spring Valley is coming up on Saturday, August 8th. The Queensland family and Deer Creek Speedway of Spring Valley is extending an invitation to come to the speedway with the whole family and enjoy a free night of watching the races. All you have to do is present a Spring Valley driver's license and entrance is free.

Davids and Ropes meet with Lanesboro City Council

Fri, Jul 10th, 2009
Posted in Government

Senator Sharon Ropes and Representative Greg Davids spent some time in Lanesboro this week. They spoke to the public and the City Council during the joint meeting with the Public Utilities Commission on July 6.

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Preston local government aid more than anticipated

Fri, Jul 10th, 2009
Posted in Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman said at the council's July 6 meeting that the reduction of funds from the state is "good news compared with what we thought it would be." This last month Governor Tim Pawlenty made known a $300 million reduction in Loc ..... 
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City of Rushford Village Council Meeting June 16, 2009.

Fri, Jul 10th, 2009
Posted in Government

Pledge to Flag

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Gordon Johnson. Council members present: Roger Ekern, Dale Schwanke, Howard Otis - Zoning Administrator and Judy Graham - Clerk.

Citizens Present: Beth Mitchell, At ..... 
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Fillmore County may participate in a Chemical and Mental Health Program redesign

Fri, Jul 10th, 2009
Posted in Government

Social Services Administrator Thomas Boyd discussed the progress of a twelve county effort for collaboration in the southeast region at the Fillmore County board's July 7 meeting. The effort is still in its infancy and has not been approved by any o ..... 
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County continues agreement with Fillmore Family Resources

Fri, Jun 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

Amy Becker, Fillmore Family Resources, Inc., explained the service their organization performs for victims of crime to the county board at their June 23 meeting. Fillmore Family Resources is a nonprofit organization that provides a needed service fo ..... 
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Rushford halts airport hangar construction

Fri, Jun 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

At the June 22nd meeting, the city council began by putting a temporary halt on a plan for development at the Municipal Airport. The action plan calls for the design and construction of a 6-unit T-hangar project. While the city is eligible for a sta ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council, citizens discuss Bunge's request

Fri, Jun 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

Several Lanesboro residents turned out for the public hearing with questions and concerns on June 22. Andy and Eric Bunge of Bunge Construction have requested a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for property they own downtown.

The Bunges would li ..... 
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Spring Valley Council take final action on 2009 budget

Fri, Jun 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

Members of the Spring Valley City Council took final action on the 2009 budget on Monday night (June 22, 2009) and Mayor Struzyk warned that, "This year, 2009 is not as tough as next year will be in balancing the budget."

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