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Wind study approved in Greenleafton area


Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - On Thursday, April 19, 2007 the Fillmore County Zoning Board met to review three conditional use permits (CUPs) and to discuss zoning ordinance revisions.

Eco Energy Wind Tower

The Zoning Board welcomed Paul Roeder of Eco Energy of Elgin, IL. Eco Energy petitioned for a CUP to construct a Met (Wind) Tower on the Lester and Kay Prinsen property in Bristol Township approximately two miles south of Greenleafton. After reviewing the application Zoning Board members asked what the project would entail. Roeder replied that Eco Energy will be putting up a 195' tower to record the wind speeds of the area. The tower will record the wind speeds of three heights - 15' up the tower, 150' up the tower and the tower's top at 195'. The duration of the study will be approximately 3 - 5 years. At that time Eco Energy would determine if the location would be a good building site for a possible wind farm.

Commissioner Duane Bakke asked Roeder if the data Eco Energy is collecting would be available to the public. Roeder replied that because Eco Energy is paying for the data collection the findings would be proprietary. Bakke also asked that if Eco Energy were to build a wind farm if it would hinder county resident's efforts to develop similar farms. Zoning Administrator Norman Craig assured Bakke that if Eco Energy were to build a wind farm they would need to get a different permit and at that time the Zoning Board would have that discussion. Concluding this review the board approved the petition.

Tom Atwell Pond

Tom Atwell petitioned for a CUP to construct a pond on his property in Chatfield Township approximately 2.5 miles east of the City of Chatfield. The pond will be approximately 180'x 280' and will be constructed on an area that already has a dyke or sediment pit. The pond will be lined with a rubber liner. Once the pond is built it will take approximately 2.6 million gallons of water to fill it. Atwell reported that he planned on filling the pond with a garden hose connected to his well line, he estimates it will take the hose about three months to fill the pond with water.

After the pond is filled it will have an aeration system and will possibly be stocked with fish. During the Board's question period it was asked if measures would be taken in terms of water overflow. Atwell and an engineer replied that yes it would be designed with two systems. After Atwell and the Board concluded their discussion, the Board .....
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Spring cleaning time

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Government

After opening and then closing the Board of Appeals and Equalization with absolutely no citizen comment, the Lanesboro City Council focused on cleaning up Lanesboro at their regular council meeting April 16. A citywide cleanup is planned for Earth D ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Preston's financial situation improving

Fri, Apr 20th, 2007
Posted in Government

Lloyd Johnson, CPA, presented his report on the financial condition of Preston at the end of 2006 at the April 16 city council meeting. Johnson stated that the last four years showed a decrease in outstanding debt. He praised the city staff, Joe Hof ..... 
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Spring Valley Council Report: Taxpayers raise questions at board of review

Fri, Apr 13th, 2007
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SPRING VALLEY - There's an old saying that you should take it to city hall, and that was the case at the last city council meeting in Spring Valley.

The council held their board of review meeting where property owners in the city can appeal ..... 
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Rushford City Council: RiverBend Electronics takes over TRW

Fri, Apr 13th, 2007
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RUSHFORD - RiverBend Electronics general manager Gregg Reick, using a PowerPoint presentation, introduced his company to the Rushford City Council at their regular meeting April 9. RiverBend is a new company affiliated with RiverSide Electro ..... 
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Sheriff's Office receives Safe & Sober award

Fri, Apr 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Sheriff Daryl Jensen informed the county board at their April 10 meeting that Fillmore County was the only county in Minnesota to receive a first place award in the 2006 Safe & Sober Challenge. The award is in recognition of improve ..... 
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Harmony approves plan for Jacobson addition

Fri, Apr 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

HARMONY - Residents of Harmony turned out for the Public Hearing on the Jacobson Addition project last Tuesday evening. The hearing was held before the regular city council meeting. Brett Grabau from the engineering firm Bonestroo & Associates prese ..... 
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Tschumper addresses county board

Fri, Apr 6th, 2007
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PRESTON - Representative Ken Tschumper started his discussion saying that he had some good news at the April 3 board meeting. He said that the $500,000 needed to forgive Fillmore County's MR-RC (mental retardation and related conditions) Waiver debt ..... 
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Church Hill development agreement signed

Fri, Apr 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - With a development agreement signed at the Lanesboro City Council meeting April 2, developer Dan Anderson can now move ahead with his plans for the old school building. According to the agreement, construction is to begin by December 31, ..... 
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