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Chatfield approves first consideration for three ordinances


Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government



Early in January the Chatfield City Council authorized city attorney Fred Suhler to draft three ordinances. The first consideration on each of these ordinances was approved at the February 9 meeting. Councilors Dave Frank and Paul Novotny were absent.

Ordinance no. 414 deals with signs for non-commercial speech. It amends provisions of the Chatfield City Code, Section 109-9 to be consistent and in compliance with state statute. Non-commercial speech signs will be allowed to be posted 46 days before the state primary in a state general election year until 10 days following the general election.

Ordinance no. 415 relates to land use regulations and allows the use of two lots in an R-1 District to have a single 50 foot width street access in certain circumstances. It amends Section 113-182 of the city code. The amendments are in response to a requested change in the code to allow two single-family lots to share a street frontage. The amendment will make a property split possible, allowing increased housing density increasing the city’s tax base without forcing the city to have more roadway. City Clerk Joel Young noted this ordinance will affect very few properties.

Ordinance no. 416 relates to breweries, brewpubs, distilleries, taprooms and tasting rooms. The ordinance will allow these enterprises within the city. It includes amendments to numerous sections of the city code to allow permitting in commercial and light industrial zones.

Other business in brief

•Tony Lammers reported on the jet cleaning of sewer lines in 2014. The report had been written by Pat O’Neill. Over 30,000 feet of sewer line was jet cleaned. The lining project was also completed. Lammers noted that getting the cement plant finished and the heat turned on will make the jetter truck and equipment parked there last longer. The jetter truck will be ready year round for sewer backup issues. They expect to work through each part of the city every four years.

•The council approved the use of Mill Creek Park by the horse arena for Chosen Valley Vet Clinic’s horse vaccination clinic on Saturday March 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If there is a rain/snow event on that day, the vaccination clinic will be rescheduled for April 11.

•Lammers recommended that the city enter into a service agreement with Corrpro, Medina, Ohio, for inspection of the cathodic protection, which protects .....
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County approves tobacco policies

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Government

At the February 10 county board meeting commissioners approved two separate tobacco use policies, one for the Fillmore County Office Building Grounds and one for the Fillmore County Courthouse Grounds. No tobacco use of any kind will be allowed on ..... 
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Informational signage for Preston discussed

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

Revisiting an old issue about the need for lighting on Preston’s south entrance sign morphed into a discussion about an informational sign to direct visitors downtown during the February 2 meeting of the Preston City Council. Jim Bakken, Public ..... 
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Downtown parking an issue for Lanesboro

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Parking in the downtown area has been a problem in Lanesboro for a long time. During the summer months when tourist season is in full swing, many people park downtown and head out on the trail for the day. The bass pond parking lot is a good place f ..... 
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Preston Community Foundation took center stage at PACC annual meeting

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Will Mensink, representing the Preston Area Community Foundation, was the guest speaker at the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting held at the Branding Iron in Preston. Mensink addressed an audience of app ..... 
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Rushford Village to clarify zoning language

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

City of Rushford Village council meetings continue to be swift and no nonsense as the year progresses. At the Tuesday, February 3 meeting, the council tackled just six items, monthly financials, and additional updates and meeting information. A la ..... 
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How to contact your legislators

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Government

Governor Mark Dayton Office of the Governor 116 Veterans Service Bldg. 20 W 12th St. St. Paul, Minn. 55155 (651)201-3400 (800)657-3717 mark.dayton@state.mn.us State Representatives Greg Davids District 28B 283 State Office Bldg. 10 ..... 
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Government this week

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Government

• Monday, Feb. 9, Whalan City Council, City Hall, 5 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 9, Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 9, City of Rushford City Council, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 9, Chatfield City Council, City ..... 
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Rep. Davids bill would provide tax relief for hardworking Minnesotans

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Government

ST. PAUL, MN – By a vote of 129 to 0, a bill authored by State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) that conforms state tax rates to that of the federal government has been approved in the Minnesota House. “This is a bill that will make liv ..... 
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