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Spring Valley street project nears completion


Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Rich Wicks

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 14, 2016. Members in attendance were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, and city administrator Deb Zimmer. Jeff Vehrenkamp was absent.

Mayor Struzyk canvassed the election results, showing himself re-elected to a 2-year term as mayor, and Jessy Betts and Michael Hadland elected to 4-year terms on the council. A visitor, Kenny, asked, “I am wondering about having two police officers on the council, if that won’t be a conflict of interest?” Mayor Struzyk explained that the officers would need to abstain any time the council voted on contractual issues related to police services and the county sheriff’s office, but otherwise there are no concerns. Deb Zimmer said she’d checked with the League of Minnesota Cities, and was told that because the officers are contracted through the county, it’s OK. She also said she is double-checking now that both officers are in town, to be sure that isn’t a concern. The council unanimously accepted the election results (Struzyk abstained).

The council considered a contract renewal with Gold Cross Ambulance Service. Zimmer said, “The main part stayed the same, it’s the amounts that changed. The total would be $87,253.” Todd Jones added, “I think it’s been a good transition so far.” The council voted to accept the contract as submitted. After discussion, the council voted to OK an increase in the Fire Relief Benefit amount, from $1,460 to $1,485. The council also OK’d raising the ambulance crew on-call flat rate to $2.50, as an effort to make it easier to fill the ambulance crew schedule. Zimmer said it might not make a difference to some of the crew, but “It’s something we have to try.”

The council considered the Lyndale Fremont Pay Estimate #6, totaling $84,078.80. Todd Jones asked about a concern of some homeowners regarding what happens if the sod doesn’t grow (homeowners had noted the sod was sitting for a long time before it was installed). Zimmer said, “They still have the creek crossing to fix, they’ll be doing that in December,” and she added that there will be a final review in the spring to be sure everything is as expected. She said if the sod or any other problems are noted, they would be fixed then. The council OK’d the pay estimate as submitted.

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Rushford Village looks to fill committees

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The Rushford Village council will continue at with Mayor Gordon Johnson at the helm for at least another four years. The November 8 election did however see the replacement of incumbent Todd Baker (108 votes) with Mike Ebner (36 ..... 
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Chatfield accepts bid for drainage ditch improvements

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner At the November 14 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, a bid from Griffin Construction for drainage ditch improvements at County Road 10 and Burr Oaks St. was approved. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. Mark Welch, G-Cubed In ..... 
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Harmony Council approves 2017 improvement project

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

By Hannah Wingert Several Harmony residents attended the public hearing for the proposed 2017 improvement project at the November 15 city council meeting. The project will include three different areas that the city would like to improve. The cos ..... 
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Flu vaccine available

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Give yourself and your family the gift of health this winter by getting a flu shot. Fillmore County Public Health is offering flu vaccinations on November 23 from 1-4 p.m. at their office located at 902 Houston Street NW, Suite 2, Preston, Minn. ..... 
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Trojans Take it to the Bank!

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com When it comes to football, there is state, and then there is state. Winning section titles is always great, but playing in quarterfinal game in say, New Prague, isn’t nearly like the next step. ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Colorado schools vs Minnesota schools

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Elayna Kiehne Living in Colorado is very different from living in Minnesota. But I’ve noticed one major difference: the schools. The size of the school is drastically larger in Colorado, which also causes more variation in the system. For exa ..... 
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Bloodmobile coming to Harmony on November 29

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Do ..... 
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Wykoff water and sewer issues addressed

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Wykoff All

By Rich Wicks The Wykoff City Council met on November 14 in regular session. Members in attendance were Rocky Vreeman, Mayor Al Williams, Deputy Clerk Becky Schmidt, Megan Lund, and Brody Mensink. Mitch Grabau was absent. Mark Arndt brought u ..... 
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