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Chatfield EDA requests CCA rezoning


Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the August 10 Chatfield City Council meeting councilors unanimously approved the rezoning of Block 19, Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) at 405 Main St. South, from R-1 (low density residential) to B-1 (General Commercial). Councilor Dave Frank was absent.

City Clerk Joel Young explained that the block had been zoned appropriately for an elementary school, but the buildings have not been used for that purpose since 2010. The Chatfield EDA requested the rezoning. Planning and Zoning held a public hearing on August 3. There has been no comment from the public. P & Z concluded that B-1 zoning is better aligned with the commercial use of the facility, the surrounding property, and is consistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

The council unanimously authorized city attorney Fred Suhler to draft an ordinance to rezone Block 19 to B-1 (General Commercial) and approved the first consideration of the ordinance.

Ambulance

Rocky Burnett discussed the purchase of a 2015 American Eagle Emergency Vehicle to replace the ambulance service’s 2005 truck. It was the consensus of the Public Services Committee to acquire the vehicle from Premier Specialty Vehicles, a demo unit with 8,300 miles on it. The new vehicle with equipment options will cost $153,500 with discounts and trade-in of the 2005 truck ($15,000). Young reported that the service has $195,000 in reserve funds. The purchase of the new ambulance was approved.

Burnett said they will also purchase one more 12 lead defibrillator. The purchase of two defibrillators was approved last spring and one has already been purchased. The service also will purchase two 800 dual radios, one for each ambulance at a cost of $8,371.26.

Other business in brief

Art Freiderich, District 6 director for Peoples’ Energy Services, reported to the council as one of the city’s two electric providers. He said if new Peoples’ customers have not already received an informational packet, that they should this week. Customers that have questions or concerns can call (507) 367-7000. The cooperative is owned by its members. Freiderich said they will be looking for two to three people to serve on its advisory committee from the expanded area. The Alliant facility in town will be changed to Peoples’.

City engineer Tom Kellogg reported that plans and specifications have been prepared by WSB for an aluminum or fiberglas .....
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Wykoff proceeding with street repairs

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met in regular session on August 10, with Mitch Grabau, Rocky Vreeman, Mayor Al Williams, and Megan Lund in attendance. After the council OK’d the agenda, prior minutes, and bills, citizen Mike Shaw addressed the council t ..... 
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Peterson adopts new water rate; moves on ADA compliance issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The city of Peterson is aware that current water rates will not generate enough revenue to cover costs. The item has been on the forefront of council discussions, but took a backseat as the County 25 project was prepped and begun. With the project u ..... 
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Government this week - 8.17.15

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in All Government

• Monday, August 17, Rushford-Peterson School Board, Rushford Biology Room, 5:30 p.m. • Monday, August 17, Preston City Council, Council Chambers, 6 p.m. • Monday, August 17, Kingsland School Board, District Conference Room, 6:30 p.m. • Mo ..... 
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Whalan Council talks Taste of the Trail and trees at August meeting

Sat, Aug 15th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

The need for some town maintenance and repairs, and a preview of Whalan’s participation in the upcoming Taste of the Trail event on September 12, highlighted the August meeting of the Whalan City Council on August 10, 2015. Council members in a ..... 
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Rushford Village approves solar array permit

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 10th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The city of Rushford Village held a public hearing Tuesday, August 4, for the purpose of receiving public comment on a proposed Interim Use Permit for an expanded solar array. Tri-County Electric (TEC), the applicant, is seeking to expand their exis ..... 
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Government this week - 8.10.15

Mon, Aug 10th, 2015
Posted in All Government

• Monday, August 10, Whalan City Council, City Hall, 5 p.m. • Monday, August 10, Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. • Monday, August 10, City of Rushford City Council, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, August 10, Chatfield City C ..... 
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Lanesboro ambulance crew receives two AEDs

Mon, Aug 10th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on August 3 at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting. All council members were present. Council member Tom Dybing reported that the lights for the library mural have been installed. He said that it looks nice, and the ..... 
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County state aid down again for 2016

Mon, Aug 10th, 2015
Posted in All Government

County coordinator Bobbie Vickerman at the board’s August 4 meeting reported that the state is reducing county program aid to Fillmore County by about another $76,735. This reduction is on top of the $140,000 reduction that was made last year. M ..... 
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