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Planning Commission


Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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It looked like a bluff to meBy John TorgrimsonMonday, April 30, 2001


Curt Walter of Rochester, representing Richland Telecom, ran into a buzz-saw of opposition at Thursdays Fillmore County Planning Commission meeting.

Richland Telecom proposes putting up a telecommunication tower in Section 14 of Chatfield Township. Richland already has two other towers in Fillmore County.

Walter told the commission that the present site was moved 800 feet from a previous location because of MnDOT plans to redirect Highway 52 in the future.

Walter said that the tower would be a three-sided structure, 250 feet tall, with Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) approved lighting. Richland would lease a 100 feet by 100 feet parcel and fence off the site.

Commission member Duane Bakke questioned whether the site was in a Bluff Impact Zone. How deep is the soil there? Bakke asked Walter. What will you do when you hit bedrock, drill or blast?

Walter wasnt sure, saying he would leave that to the engineers.

We see soil borings before we approve a hog pit, Bakke said. Maybe we should see the soil borings on this before we give a permit.

While Bakke maintained the site was a bluff, Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Norm Craig argued that the site was not.

Its a hill. You can walk down to the creek, Craig told the commission.

Commission member Chris Sukalski agreed with Bakke, recalling the Planning Commission inspection of the site earlier this month.

It looked like a bluff to me, Sukalski exclaimed.

Chatfield Township Supervisor Dave Ahern also agreed.

It looks to me like it might be a bluff zone out there, Ahern said, as he pointed to a spot on a Fillmore County Bluff Zone map.

There are bluffs out there, but not at this site, Craig countered.

In addition to the issue of the site being in a Bluff Impact Zone, several citizens spoke during the public hearing about setbacks, signal lights and health.

Bob Huntington suggested that towers be set back 1000 feet from residences.

There are a number of residences in this area, Huntington said. We have a 1000 foot setback on feedlots, why not a 1000 foot setback for towers from residences?

In the end, everyone agreed, including Walter, that if the site was in a bluff zone then that would be the end of a tower going up on that site.

The commission tabled .....
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Lanesboro City Council

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Council deals with art commission business, creates parking study groupBy John TorgrimsonMonday, April 30, 2001

The Lanesboro Art Center Commission has identified a preferred site to locate the proposed Regional Art Center. The commission vote ..... 
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Five on board; five seconds

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Monday, April 30, 2001

For the past three months, the County Board has basically been a four-member board. Former Commissioner Gary Peterson announced his resignation in late January, and he attended few meetings between then and his exit in m ..... 
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Profile in courage

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Chatfield man turns tragedy into art careerBy Mary JergensonMonday, April 30, 2001

Perhaps the best way to appreciate the art work of Harvey Bernard is to get a better understanding of his life. Harvey Bernard is a native o ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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New Homes Remodeling Additions
Poured Basement Walls Driveways Retaining Walls
Agriculture Horse Barns Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


We offer a plan service ..... 
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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesotas scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Fud 4 Thot

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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