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Rushford City Council Report


Fri, Sep 13th, 2002
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Council shows levy increase of 7.52% for 2003
By Wanda Hanson Monday. September 16, 2002
The budget season began in earnest Monday night, September 9, as the Rushford City Council set the maximum levy for the city at $551,020.00 for the year 2003. This represents an increase of 7.52% over last year.

Mayor T.S. Roberton said as the levy was set, "It would be my true hope that we wont have to levy that much. This gives us flexibility, however."

The Truth In Taxation hearing was set for December 2 with a Continuation hearing and adoption set for December 16. A special budget meeting will be held for Monday, October 21, at which only budget items will be considered as the council goes over the 2003 budget line by line

City Manager Larry Bartelson presented an example of how the levy would affect a homeowner. Using a home valued at $72,000, he gave the homes 2002 city tax of $643.46. With a reassessment of the home to $77,000, the new tax for 2003 using the same rate would be $688.15 (a $44.69 increase). Bartelson pointed out that the assessor is being very thorough and is catching improvements that have been made by homeowners over the years. Properties at the lower end of the price range are expected to go up more in their assessment than higher end properties this year.

Public Works Issues
Council member Ron Mierau brought up the Jerusalem water concerns once again. After a flushing of the system, water quality improved for a week or two and then returned to the inferior quality of late.

"Were not treating our customers right. We need to be proactive. Were reactive now and thats not the way to treat customers!" reiterated Mireau.

For the time being the council opted to flush the system every other week and put out flyers in the neighborhood to notify residents of the plan. Intending to pursue the matter further, Mireau suggested going to the Public Works Director for input and then to the engineer for ideas to rectify the problem if need be.

If water issues are on the agenda, can sewer be far behind? Jeff Copley, Public Works Director, brought to the council the requirements from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for electrical upgrades to the system. These upgrades are listed on the new permit and must be submitted to the MPCA by January. The council chose to set a December due date for completion with regular progress reports requested from PWDs Cop .....
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Fillmore County Commissioners Report

Fri, Sep 13th, 2002
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Return to sender
Zoning Amendments sent back to Planning CommissionBy Mike McGrathMonday, September 16, 2002At last Tuesdays Fillmore County Board meeting, the countys Zoning Administrator, Norm Craig, presented for approva ..... 
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Learning to Listen

Fri, Sep 13th, 2002
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Hearing impaired student values hard earned independence By John TorgrimsonMonday, September 16, 2002

I just want to be my own person, Andy Hyke says to the question of what his goals are. To be able to do everything ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Sep 13th, 2002
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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


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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Sep 13th, 2002
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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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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Sep 13th, 2002
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Name: Ellen Collett
Home: Preston, MN
Age: 54
Profession: Homemaker/Daycare
Family: Husband Dave, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren
Personal Hero: My mother
Hobbies: Se ..... 
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Birth Announcement

Fri, Sep 13th, 2002
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Tori, Zach, and Kenzie Lind are proud to announce the arrival of their brother Kobe Keith. He as born at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2002 at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Kobe weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 long. Parents are David and Karla Li ..... 
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