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Residences in Chatfield Commercial District, a Conditional Use Only


Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

Kristi Clarke, Planning and Zoning, reviewed three text amendment recommendations to Chapter 113 of the city’s Zoning Ordinance at the city council’s May 28 meeting.

The amendment causing the most controversy during debate and during a public hearing was a possible amendment to the General Commercial District (B-1) or the downtown commercial district. There was a request to allow residential uses above and below commercial establishments. The greatest concerns involved parking and safety standards.

The use analysis of the building space on Main Street showed that 54 percent of the space is used for commercial purposes and 46 percent for residential purposes. There are 31 upper story apartments. Residents park in the alleys or in private lots and commercial parking is available on Main Street. Parking space is limited.

Residential use was moved from the permitted use section to the conditional use section, which will allow the city to review a residential use request on a case by case basis and allow the city to put conditions on the use. The city will now be able to assess parking availability. A residential use will require a parking stall off main street.

Two other amendments were recommended. In the Light Commercial District (B-3) an additional condition is proposed to be added which would require pole buildings to be subject to screening, appearance, height and size requirements.

After a resident in the B-1 (commercial district) asked about building a detached garage, Clarke realized the setbacks used in commercial and industrial zones for accessory buildings would not work well in this residential neighborhood. The amendment would place standards for residential uses in a non-conforming zone (in the commercial district) in compliance with residential uses, if the property is being used for residential purposes.

The council voted to authorize the city attorney to draft an ordinance reflecting the proposed amendments.

City Clerk Joel Young noted that there has been an effort for several years to dedicate a public right of way that is serving as Root River Street in west Chatfield, Minn. One property owner has requested that the city vacate a small portion of the existing right of way which isn’t used by the public and then the property owner would sign off on the paperwork to dedicate the public right of way. The council voted to authorize the city .....
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Search for Mrs. Fillmore County announced

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Fillmore County! Mrs. Fillmore County will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held at “Ritsche Auditorium,” March 8, 2014 in St. Cloud, Min ..... 
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Rep. Davids helps secure funding for Fillmore County Veterans Cemetery

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

ST. PAUL, Minn. - State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) said the final piece is now in place to help make the Fillmore County Veterans Cemetery a reality. While Fillmore County was approved as the southeastern Minnesota site in 2011, needed ..... 
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Preston Area Tourism receives grant

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Preston Area Tourism for a new brochure rack that is located at the Trailhead and new signage on the Preston Trout Float. The new sign was completed in time for the 2013 T ..... 
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Ribbon Cutting for Burdey’s Cafe

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Business Announcements

On Monday, April 29th a welcome and Ribbon Cutting was conducted by the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce for Burdey’s Cafe in Peterson, MN. Pictured are top row, left to right: Jennifer Wood, Peterson City Mayor; Dick Lee, Peterson City council me ..... 
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Habitat for Humanity Recruiting VISTAs to Make Statewide Impact

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

HFH Winona & Fillmore Counties searching for dedicated individual to help build capacity Winona, MN (April 24, 2013) – Habitat for Humanity-Winona-Fillmore Counties is currently recruiting several VISTAs to join the global movement to build si ..... 
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Kaase, Leutink, Jr. and Mensink to represent Fillmore County on Hiawatha Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Rochester, MN - Hiawatha Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. announced today that Tom Kaase, Leonard Leutink, Jr. and Pamela Mensink will represent Fillmore County on its Board of Directors. Hiawatha Valley Resource Conserva ..... 
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Lanesboro, MN Named one of AMERICA’S TOP TWELVE SMALL-TOWN ARTPLACES

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

(Chicago, IL, Date TK) . . . America’s Top Twelve Small-Town ArtPlaces were announced today by ArtPlace, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks, and federal agencies committed to accelerating creative placemaking—put ..... 
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Lyle’s Flooring America expanding

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Dave and Therese Ziegeweid of Lyle’s Flooring America have announced that effective April 1 they will be affiliated with Rushford Flooring located at 302 S Mill Street in Rushford. With this affiliation, Rushford Flooring will become a Lyle’s ..... 
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