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Rushford Village approves 2015 Pavement Management


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The Rushford Village Council voted unanimously to approve the 2015 Pavement Management at the Tuesday, May 19 meeting. The council also approved a resolution for plans, specifications, and the advertising of bids for the road work. Bolton & Menk engineer Josh Pope was in attendance to discuss the details of the project.

Work that will be done includes sealcoating on Hayes Street (from Highway 43 east past Meadow Avenue), Sherwood Street, Money Creek Road, and Goodrich Avenue. Total projected cost is approximately $50,000. An overlay of Darr Lane, a $30,000 project, is also included. The council voted April 21 to include the option for sealcoating Prospect Street (from Sherwood to Main).

Pope is hopeful for competitive bids, but Dunn Blacktop Company may be the only bidder. Still, with the Highway 43 project being done next door in Rushford, the city is hoping bids will be excellent. If bids are too high, the city has the option to approve the project bid, but reject portions, according to Pope.

Bid opening is scheduled for June 12. An interim completion date of work is slated for August 31 to ensure temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees. The project would be wrapped up no later than mid-September.

The city is looking to reopen a public hearing for modifications to Zoning Ordinance 5 prior to accepting updates. City Attorney Tom Manion noted that while the city is eager to put the revised ordinance into motion, it is prudent not to rush when so much work has been put into the effort. A tentative reopening of the hearing is scheduled for the June 16 council meeting.

The city will also be holding a hearing for a Wellhead Protection Plan at the same meeting. The Wellhead Plan must be completed prior to July 1.

In other news, the city has run into some concern over parking of vehicles by Featherstone Farm along a crushed rock city-owned roadway east of Cooperative Way. “It’s been an ongoing thing,” noted Mayor Gordon Johnson. He further noted a desire not to create a financial hardship for the company in requiring a parking lot, but that parking is referenced as a requirement in section 1506.04 of the ordinance. According to Johnson, 10 to 12 vehicles are parked on the road on a daily basis with an additional six in the company parking lot.

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Rushford Village approves 2015 Pavement Management

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford Village Council voted unanimously to approve the 2015 Pavement Management at the Tuesday, May 19 meeting. The council also approved a resolution for plans, specifications, and the advertising of bids for the road work. Bolton & Menk eng ..... 
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Yvonne June Jonsgaard

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Yvonne June Jonsgaard, 79 of Peterson, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Lake Winona Manor. Yvonne was born June 12, 1935 to Harvey and Bernice (Muns) Johnson in Choice, Minn. She was raised with her siblings on a farm. When she was 18 years old, Yv ..... 
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Ione Pernella Haugen

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Ione Pernella Haugen, formerly of Chatfield, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home on Eighth in Rochester, where she had resided for almost four years. She was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Spring Grove, to Peter and Ida (Otterness ..... 
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Helen M. Reed

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Helen M. Reed, age 95, a longtime Spring Valley, Minn., resident, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Helen was born October 10, 1919, in Peterson, Minn., the daughter of Hans and Diantha (Angle) Wilson. On August 17, ..... 
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Elaine Elma Morse

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Elaine Elma Morse, 91, of Rochester, passed away May 17, 2015 at Homestead Assisted Living in Rochester. Elaine was born January 12, 1924 to Henry & Clara (Schmidt) Horstmann in rural Chatfield. She was baptized February 10, 1924 at St. Paul Lu ..... 
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Carroll Henderson

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Carroll Henderson were held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Faith United Methodist Church, with Pastor Wane Souhrada officiating. Burial took place in the Spring Valley Cemetery. Visitation was held 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2 ..... 
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Eileen Dorothy Allen

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Eileen Dorothy Allen, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Eileen was born May 30, 1925, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Walter and Bertha (Riley) Heddinger. On October 1, 1947, she ..... 
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Boots and Badges update - 5.25.15

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Features

By Ellen Whalen In the last few weeks of gathering information for Boots and Badges: Honoring Fillmore County Veterans, we want to keep you informed of our progress and let you know what we could use more of. We’ve had fantastic response to our ..... 
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