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County to develop 20-year airport plan


Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in All Government

By Karen Reisner

Representatives of the engineering consulting firm, Bolten & Menk, presented an overall review of the Fillmore County Airport and encouraged the development of a 20-year Master Plan going forward at the county board’s July 5 meeting. This portion of the meeting was attended by Highway Department staff, Airport Committee members, the zoning administrator, EDA director, community members, and numerous local pilots. Melissa Underwood, Senior Aviation Planner, said they want to educate people and get the community involved.

General aviation airports like Fillmore County’s airport (almost 3,000 nationally) are access points for medical flights, air cargo, disaster relief, law enforcement, agricultural support, and more. User fees generate revenue and provide federal dollars for airport development. Fuel taxes on aviation fuel also provide revenue. Ninety percent of the funding for general aviation airport construction can come from federal dollars. To be eligible for federal grant dollars an airport must comply with federal criteria. In 2017 the state will also provide 5% for capital improvements, local government pays the other 5%.

Fillmore County receives $150,000 per year from the federal airport trust fund. In the 2016 fiscal year the federal entitlement balance for the county is $337,112.

Fillmore County Airport has a 4,000 foot runway which accommodates particular types of aircraft. In order to extend the length of the runway in the future to accommodate larger aircraft, a need will have to be demonstrated. Ron Roetzel explained that the process of putting the project together and to get funding could take five to eight years. Eligible projects have to be justified by need in order to go forward. There are 39 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant assurances that must be complied with for federal funding.

There are also several state grant programs for airports owned by a municipality. They do not cover expenses with as high of percentage, however.

The current 5-year Capital Improvement Plan for the county airport includes a six-unit T-hangar, pavement crack repair, T-hangar taxi lanes and a second six- unit T-hangar in 2020. A number of pilots residing in Fillmore County store their airplanes at the Rochester Airport. The county airport currently is beyond capacity for hangar space.

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Novotny to serve as prosecutor

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner At the June 27 Chatfield City Council meeting, attorney Scott Springer spoke about the submission of his letter of resignation for Fillmore County prosecutions. Springer has served the city since the resignation of Matt Opat, after ..... 
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DEED awards $250,000 to help youth prepare for careers... Funding for students from racial, ethnic and at-risk groups

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in All Government

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded $250,000 to 13 groups statewide to help high school students explore and prepare for careers. The grants were awarded through the agency’s Office of Youth ..... 
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County authorizes questions on general election ballot

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in All Government

By Karen Reisner At the June 28 meeting of the county board, a resolution was adopted authorizing 2 questions to be placed on the November 8 election ballot. State statute 375A.12 allows the county board to initiate the referenda. The questions w ..... 
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Government this week

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in All Government

• Tuesday, July 5, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9 a.m. • Tuesday, July 5, Houston School Board, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, July 5, Lanesboro City Council, City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, July 5, Ostrander City Council, Community ..... 
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Rushford pushes back project decision

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner A decision on the proposed 2016 Street and Utility Improvement Project has been tabled again by the Rushford City Council. The council has discussed the matter at length ever since the April 11 public hearing and has been met wi ..... 
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Rushford Village addresses communication issues over project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The Tuesday, June 21 Rushford Village council meeting wrapped up in just under and hour and a half, but the majority of the meeting focused on just one of a dozen agenda items. The 2016 Road Project is underway in various porti ..... 
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Government this week - 6.27.16

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in All Government

• Monday, June 27, Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. • Monday, June 27, City of Rushford City Council, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, June 27, Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7 p.m. • Tuesday, June 28, Fillmore County Comm ..... 
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Preston 2016 sealcoating project

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner Public Works director Jim Bakken presented a proposal for the 2016 street sealcoating project at the city council’s June 21 meeting. Bakken had listed streets in the proposal at three levels of priority, noting that a lot of th ..... 
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