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ATV trail discussed


Fri, Jan 12th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Brian Kroning, president of the Bluff Country ATV Club, addressed the county board at its regular January 9 meeting. The club which is based in Rushford has been asked by seven land owners to partner with them to "convert the current ATV/Motorcycle trail into a DNR Grant-in-Aid trail." The trail is in both Olmsted and Fillmore counties. The trail is about sixteen miles long and has been in existence for about five years. Only those people who sign a liability waiver are allowed to use the trail at this time.

If an agreement could be worked out with the DNR, the club would take over maintenance of the trail. It would be open for public use for licensed and insured ATV users. There would be no monetary charge. This trail is located east of Chatfield. The club has requested that the city of Chatfield act as the government sponsor. The trail would be open to ATV traffic year round except during November deer hunting season and during spring thaw. The trail does include a township road which can be legally traveled by licensed ATV users.

Craig Blommer, DNR, explained that current law allows for ATV use on township roads, but only allows them on the back side of the ditch on county and state roads. The trail would not cross any Fillmore County roads, but would cross State Highway 74 in two places. MnDOT has approved the two crossings and a parking area will be established off of "74."

County Attorney Brett Corson likened the plans to agreements for snowmobile trails. He wanted to establish if there were any fees to be paid to land owners and the state of the land owners liability insurance. He questioned what entity would be responsible for enforcement. Corson said that the DNR would do enforcement during the day, but at night the county would probably need to handle any problems. Kroning assured him that this was not a commercial venture for anyone and that no money would change hands.

Craig Blommer said that the trail should be open to class I and II ATV's. Kroning noted that several of the land owners own the larger ATV's and want to use them on the trail. County Zoning Administrator Norman Craig suggested that the current ordinance should be clarified and "cleaned up." Corson recommended that something be provided by the club in writing, a packet with long term landowner leases and a commitment that no money would change hands. Commissioner Duane Bakke noted that this kind of packet is provided for the snowmobile .....
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Frugal measures save Rushford thousands

Fri, Jan 12th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - The Rushford City Council turned routine, start-of-the-year choices into a money saving situation when they opted to solicit RFPs (request for proposals) before designating a financial institution. At their meeting January 8, the council ..... 
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Harmony City Council Report: Council discusses color scheme for water tower

Fri, Jan 12th, 2007
Posted in Government

Harmony - on January 9 the Harmony City Council business consisted mainly of examining two bid proposals for repainting the exterior and interior of the city's water tower plus reviewing renovations to the city's Community Center.

Water Tower ..... 
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Family Dollar store in Preston's future?

Fri, Jan 5th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Newly elected David Harrison, and reelected Mayor Kurt Reicks, Heath Mensink, and Jon Haugan took their oath of office for their new terms at the January 2, 2007, meeting. EDA Coordinator Chris Gastner introduced Richard Sorensen to the Pr ..... 
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Lanesboro considers land split

Fri, Jan 5th, 2007
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - After the swearing in of new council member Vince Jeannette and returning council member Kevin Drake, the Lanesboro City Council turned their attention to a proposed land split in the city at the regular council meeting Tuesday, January ..... 
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Commissioners Report: Newly elected officials take oath of office

Fri, Jan 5th, 2007
Posted in Government

At the first Fillmore County Board meeting of the new year on January 2, Judge Robert Benson administrated the oath of office to six newly elected or reelected officials. Duane Bakke representing the fourth district and Randy Dahl representing the s ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Community access channel improvements sought

Fri, Dec 22nd, 2006
Posted in Government

The Preston City Council met December 18 for their final meeting of the year. Mark Vander Plas made a request that equipment be installed on the city's cable access channel to provide video capabilities. He said that this would allow videos of ball ..... 
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Commissioners Report: Townships seek clarification on zoning

Fri, Dec 22nd, 2006
Posted in Government

Two township board members questioned the county commissioners to help clarify the county's position on zoning applications at the December 19 County Board meeting. Lyle Greenlee of Jordan Township and Randy Ness of Sumner Township emphasized that t ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Police protection - satisfactory?

Fri, Dec 22nd, 2006
Posted in Government

Hal Cropp addressed the Lanesboro city council at their regular meeting December 18, relating the concerns of the Chamber of Commerce on their perception of police presence in the downtown area during bar closing time (between 12:20 a.m. until closi ..... 
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