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County employees recognized


Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in All Government

The Fillmore County board at their February 12 meeting held their annual recognition of employees for their long-time service. Service is recognized on five year increments. Twenty-four employees were recognized for either five, ten or fifteen years of service.

Two employees have served for twenty years including County Coordinator Karen Brown and at Highway Maintenance, Todd Kokinos. Six were recognized for twenty-five years of service including Lantha Stevens, Kim Richardson, and Joan Betsinger, all with Public Health. Also serving twenty-five years is Sandra Junge at Social Services, Kristi Ruesink at Extension, and Michael Chiglo at Highway Maintenance.

Kandace Johnson with the Auditor/Treasurer department was honored for her thirty years of service.

Each year the county gives a Safety Award. This honor went to Eric Paulson, Building Maintenance.

Veterans Cemetery

A couple of zoning issues were dealt with for the planned Veterans Cemetery. Stantec, which is doing the engineering work for the cemetery, is applying for a Conditional Use Permit on behalf of Fillmore County which needs to give its consent as the owner of the property. Zoning Administer Chris Graves noted there will be a public hearing on March 28. The property is currently zoned Ag except for a small portion which lies within the city limits of Preston. A motion was approved to authorize the CUP and to pay the fee.

Preston City Administrator Joe Hoffman had requested that the small parcel of land within the city limits of Preston be rezoned. A motion was approved to rezone the land from Industrial to R-1 and to pay the $200 fee to the city of Preston.

Commissioner Chuck Amunrud added this is another step in the process toward building the cemetery.

Other Business In Brief

•Lantha Stevens, Public Health, recommended that the position held by Tina Peters, PHN, temporarily be decreased to .8 from full time for the months February through May. Peters is studying for her Master’s Degree in Public Health. She needs the one day per week free to complete field experience in Ramsey County. Temporarily, some of her duties will be transferred to other staff. Peters has been with the county for 15 years. Stevens maintained the county will benefit from her additional experience at no cost to the county. It is expected that Peters will be returned to full time in May.
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Spring Valley SCDP preliminary proposal approved

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and took up several issues. Michelle Vrieze appeared before the council and discussed the Small Cities Block grant. She said that the city should know in June if the proposal of $539,750 is approved ..... 
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Rushford looks at ambulance service needs

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

While Rushford has a strong, viable ambulance service, other communities are not as fortunate and their need may prompt changes to the service’s coverage area. The state sets the coverage boundaries for municipal services and a lack of rural servi ..... 
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Chatfield recognizes growth opportunities

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

City Clerk Joel Young discussed Mayo Clinic’s vision for the future at the February 11 meeting. Mayor Don Hainlen was absent. Mayo Clinic announced recently an ambitious plan for investment in future growth. Young suggested Chatfield make plans ..... 
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Rushford opens up discussion on Highway 43 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The state has slated 2014 for a major overhaul of Highway 43 running through the heart of Rushford. According to WHKS project engineer Tim Hruska, the cooperative effort between the city and MNDoT must be done due to rapidly aging water and utility ..... 
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Preston to proceed with planning for 2014 street project

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

City Administer Joe Hoffman reviewed at the council’s February 5 meeting estimated levy increases that would be necessary over a twenty year period to finance the Twenty-14 street project. Hoffman explained one scenario for the street improvemen ..... 
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Stepping back from Centralized Financing

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in All Government

The county board at their February 5 meeting reconsidered moving the job responsibilities to the Auditor/Treasurer office for Social Services finance work. At the January 22 meeting, the board had voted to advertise for an Accounting Technician tha ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at radium issues

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Department of Health has informed the City of Lanesboro that the levels of radium in their drinking water are too high, and they have until 2015 to be in compliance with state regulations. Jim Kochie of Davy Engineering attended the February ..... 
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Chatfield goes forward with 2013 street improvements

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

Superintendent of City Services Tony Lammers at the city council’s January 28 meeting reviewed the proposed street improvements for 2013. The project will include milling and overlaying Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Streets between Twiford Street and F ..... 
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