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Generators “generate” public interest at Rushford Council meeting


Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Features

Citizens opposed to the addition of standby generators at the substation site had a chance to address their questions and comments to the Rushford City Council as they began their meeting on June 23.

Eric Hoiland handed out a list of ten questions to the council, asking each of them for a written response. Barb Johnson stressed her concern about the heat generated by the smoke stacks and the potential harm to bluff vegetation, as well as health problems caused by diesel smoke such as cancers and asthma. Richard Holle spoke of the importance of location, expressing his hope that the council would chose the industrial site because it would be easier to access the site in case of an emergency.

Rick Johnson told of the frustration he felt when it seemed that no one was listening to the group. Stating, "We never got a true answer," Johnson mentioned the wide disparity in estimates of the costs of developing each site and the uncertainty of financial projections going out for twenty years.

Mark Wieser added, "I know we’ve got to look at costs, but if we are going to do a project of this magnitude, let’s do it right.”

Water Improvements

The council then dealt with its other business of the night before returning to the generator topic. A very important item of business was the planned water system improvements. Bill Chang of BDM Consulting Engineers and Brian DeFrang of Otomo Engineering addressed the council concerning the proposed water system improvements. The council had chosen to install an in-line circulation pump station near the liquor store, make a water main loop from Mill St. to Highway 16, and improve well number three. Chang proposed installation of a pump protection separator (PPS) at well three to reduce sand pumped by the well. The PPS cylinders would force water to flow in a circular motion, causing the sand to move to the outside and bottom of the cylinders before the water reaches the pumps.

The council ultimately authorized BDM to do the engineering on the in-line circulation pump and well number three improvements. Those two projects will have construction costs of $110,000 to $133,000 and engineering costs of $20,700. Otomo Engineering will do the water main loop engineering with construction cost of around $100,500 and engineering cost of $18,000.

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Commissioners’ Report: Program will focus on the “working poor”

Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Features

The good news, according to Fillmore County Director of Social Services, Tom Boyd, is that in the face of declining budgets the state allocation for Income Maintenance Programs will actually increase to $318,000 next year. However, Boyd and his staff ..... 
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Forestville meets $50,000 goal

Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Features

“The good news is that we have met our short term goal of raising $50,000,” Charles Pautler, Site Manager at Historic Forestville, told the Fillmore County Board on Tuesday. “I’m here to thank you personally for supporting this effort.” The county do ..... 
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A culinary trip to Chicago

Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Features

"First we eat, then we do everything else."

M.F.K. Fisher

A few weeks ago we took our family summer vacation to Chicago. Our plans included taking the kids to the usual museums, walking around and gawking ..... 
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Courthouse construction on schedule

Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Features

“Weather permitting, we should begin pouring walls tomorrow,” Dean Sand of CAM, Inc. told the Fillmore County Board on Tuesday. “We’re three weeks out on setting steel.”

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County holds Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting

Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Features

The Fillmore County Board of Appeal and Equalization met on Tuesday afternoon to review assessments of property throughout the county. The total value of all property for the 2003 assessment in Fillmore County is $1,671,962,900, up from $1,519,722,70 ..... 
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DNR hosts open house for trail

Fri, Jun 20th, 2003
Posted in Features

Legislative Authorization - Blufflands trail system, Fillmore, Olmsted, Winona, and Houston counties. (a) The Root River trail shall originate at Chatfield in Fillmore county, and thence extend easterly in the Root River valley to the intersection of ..... 
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Auction raises $10,000 for middle school gym floor

Fri, Jun 20th, 2003
Posted in Features

"A dollar on the box to go; now two," was a phrase repeated a multitude of times at the Rushford-Peterson Middle School on Saturday, June 14 as auctioneers Denny Darr and Murray McKinley sold donated goods for over six hours.

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Rushford Electric Commission struggles with some "Powerful" decisions

Fri, Jun 20th, 2003
Posted in Features

A roomful of citizens listened to expert presentations Thursday night at the special meeting of the Rushford Electric Commission before getting the chance to air their questions and concerns.

The first expert to speak was Steve ..... 
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