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Spring Valley moves forward on street project


Fri, Nov 16th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - At the regular Nov. 13 meeting, the Spring Valley City Council gave the go ahead to Yaggy Colby Associates for the final design and construction services for the 2008 CIP project which includes storm water and sanitary for Hudson Avenue, Courtland Street, and Jefferson Street improvements. The project consists of reconstruction of Hudson Avenue from Grant Street to Freemont Street, Courtland Street from Washington Avenue to Huron Avenue, and Jefferson Street from Washington Avenue to Hudson Avenue. The price tag on the final design services portion will not exceed $123,000. The estimated cost of the construction services portion of the project is estimated to be $110,000. Preliminary information is expected to be in the hands of the council this winter. It is anticipated that the project can go out for bids in March.

The City Council questioned Bryan Holtz of Yaggy Colby in regard to the current project for storm sewer and sanitary sewer from Farmer to Tracey Road. The council wanted to know why Road Constructors, Inc. has not finished sodding the second and third phases of the project. Holtz said that repeated calls to Road Constructors, Inc. have gone unanswered and the work goes unfinished. The sod was to have been in place in September and the council is not pleased. Homeowners who's property is still torn up are being encouraged to call Buzz at Road Constructors, 285-1211 to voice their displeasure. Approval was given to pay Road Constructors $215,755.28 for work done. There is still a retainer of $35,831.39.

Approval was also given to Lloyd D. Johnson to do the City's audit for the next year. The fee is $11,950.00 which represents a 3% increase over the 2006 audit fee.

During the visitor's section, Mary Whalen presented the council with a number of documents relating to her employment status. According to the documents, Whalen had been suspended from the Ambulance Service because of a formal complaint from Director Jim Cooper that she had "breached HIPAA". After reading the five page document, Whalen resigned from the Ambulance Service effective November 13. The council accepted the document without comment.

County Board deals with zoning issues

Fri, Nov 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - An array of zoning issues were discussed by the county board at their November 6 meeting. Zoning Administrator Norman Craig asked the board to consider a resolution to amend Section 7, subpart 721 of the county ordinance dealing with requi ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Council to determine assessment policy

Fri, Nov 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - The City of Lanesboro will be making some street repairs and other capital improvements in the near future. The costs of some of these projects will be assessed to adjacent property owners, and the city council members have the job of de ..... 
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Wind company seeks permit for meteorological towers

Fri, Nov 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The same company that developed the 100 MW Grand Meadow Wind Farm in Mower County is seeking a conditional use permit to put up two meteorological testing towers in Fillmore County. enXco (pronounced en-ex-co), which develops, operates and ..... 
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Preston council finalizes street and utility assessment rolls

Fri, Nov 9th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Preston City Council listened to the public at their November 5 meeting. Joe Palen and Brett Grabau of Bonestroo and Associates gave an overview of the 2007 street and utility improvements and the work yet to be finished in the spring ..... 
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EDA and DEED agree on Rushford relief package

Fri, Oct 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - The Rushford EDA quickly and unanimously approved taking a second-bite at the disaster recovery apple in a special afternoon meeting.

As outlined by consultant Chuck Pettipiece, a revised community application - pre-approved by DE ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Council approves new flood relief plan

Fri, Oct 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

The Rushford City Council wasted no time in approving a new flood relief application to DEED (Department of Employment and Economic Development) that they hope represents a reversal in fortune for the ailing city at the October 22 meeting.

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Street improvement hearing draws crowd

Fri, Oct 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - There was standing room only at the Spring Valley City Council meeting Monday night, October 22. The public hearing for the proposed improvement project for Hudson/Jefferson and Courtland Streets drew approximately 50 people that had ..... 
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Commissioners Report: County Board deals with personnel changes

Fri, Oct 26th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The County Commissioners dealt with personnel additions and replacements at their October 23 meeting. County Assessor Robert Pickett submitted his resignation effective December 28, 2007. The resignation was accepted with thanks for many y ..... 
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