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County map goes to printer


Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
Posted in Government

At the February 24 meeting of the County Board a number of housekeeping items were on the agenda. After about a year the newly corrected Fillmore County map is being sent to the printers.

The map was rejected after being printed and reviewed with numerous errors and the total lack of recognition of the City of Rushford Village. Cloud Cartographics had included incorrect information about the location of golf courses, museums and more. The county had not requested that this kind of information even be included.

Commissioners and city officials have reviewed the information, checking for errors, and approved it for reprinting. Cloud Cartographics had agreed to print a corrected map for $3500. They have asked for an additional $450 to make changes.

Public Health

Public Health Director Sharon Serfling asked for and received approval for over night training trips. Serfling and another of her staff will go to a two day training for the new Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). This is a two day program to train health officials on how to successfully apply for the grant. Serfling noted that SHIP was to be a 47 million dollar grant for over four years. Governor Pawlenty in his proposed budget suggests it be reduced to a 20 million dollar grant over four years. The only cost to the county will be one room and evening meal.

Serfling said that they have a received a $10,000 MRC grant. Brenda Pohlman is the coordinator for the MRC money. She applied for and received a travel scholarship from the National Association of County and City Health Administrators to attend a nationwide training conference in Dallas, Texas. All will be paid for except meals not served at the conference. The training trip was approved.

In December 2007, Fillmore and Houston counties together received a grant of $25,000 for well disinfection after the flood. Serfling said that rural well owners in the flood area were contacted by letter and also through the newspaper. Fillmore county still has $12,570 of their portion of the grant funds as there were only three well owners that qualified and none that applied. She has been notified that the funds can be used for anything dealing with well water.

The Fillmore County SWCD has made a proposal to use some of the funds to purchase water testing equipment and supplies. Joe Magee, SWCD, remarked that at present water tests are transported to Olmsted County and they are paid to run the sa .....
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The meeting was called to order by Mayor

Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
Posted in Government

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson, Council members present: Dennis Overland, Roger Ekern, Dale Schwanke, Liz Atkinson, Howard Otis - Zoning Administrator and Judy Graham - Clerk. Citizens Present: Attorney Tom Manion

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Spring Valley Council applies for business grants

Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
Posted in Government



At the Spring Valley City Council on Monday night, February 23, there was a succession of resolutions being passed that were all connected, with each one being passed "in case the previous one is successful."

Resolutions 2009-14, Re ..... 
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Lanesboro looking to adjust budget

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

Åt their Feburary 17 meeting, members of the Lanesboro City Council looked over suggested budget cuts made by City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman. With Vickerman absent from the meeting, a motion was passed to approve the cuts for planning purpo ..... 
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City talking about Condos

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

Preston - The owners of Corson Condominiums, formerly the Preston High and Elementary School, were present at the February 17 Preston City Council meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that he had been approached late last year by Steve C ..... 
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Preston City Council gives Corson Condominiums a zoning extension

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

Preston - The owners of Corson Condominiums, formerly the Preston High and Elementary School, were present at the February 17 Preston City Council meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that he had been approached late last year by Steve C ..... 
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Wolter appointed to City Council vacancy

Fri, Feb 13th, 2009
Posted in Government

Jim Wolter was appointed to temporarily fill the Rushford city council seat left vacant when Laura Deering resigned last month; it was a larger-than-usual crowd at the Rushford City Council meeting February 9, no doubt with the anticipation of some " ..... 
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Harmony makes over $100,000 in cuts

Fri, Feb 13th, 2009
Posted in Government

Like most communities in the area, Harmony has been dealing with the effects of losing LGA money from the state, and is trying to make cuts to their already tight budget.

Several departments looked at the budget for 2009 and made some suggest ..... 
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Spring Valley focuses on financials

Fri, Feb 13th, 2009
Posted in Government

The focus of the Spring valley City Council on Monday, February 9, was focused on the financial situation of the city and what the various departments can do to deal with the certain shortfalls that will happen not only this year, but years down the ..... 
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