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Rushford Village meets public works candidates


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner

In an admittedly unorthodox setup, the Rushford Village council invited five public works/maintenance supervisor candidates to a pre-interview before the entire council November 18. The five were scheduled to come in 15 minute intervals, beginning at 8 p.m., and were able to meet Village representatives and discuss workload responsibilities and job expectations.

The council also noted that it likely shouldn’t have released the names of the candidates prior to formally offering them the positions, as doing so caused some minor issues for some of the candidates. However, mayor Gordon Johnson noted that city attorney Manion had approved doing so. All five candidates attended the pre-interview.

Public works/maintenance director Bob Thieret, who is retiring his full-time position in January 2015, will stay on part-time with the city for one year so that the city can maintain required Class SD wastewater and Class D water licensure. The chosen applicant will need to work under Thieret’s direction for one year prior to being eligible to take related tests.

The council and Thieret detailed basics of required workload with the applicants and fielded several questions. It was noted that the workload can vary greatly due to weather and specific projects. Pay and benefits will be offered based upon qualifications, education, and experience. Chosen candidates will be required to seek out wastewater and water licensure, at the appropriate time, as well as a commercial driver’s license.

Mayor Johnson, councilor Chad Rasmussen, and city clerk Kristina Mart will conduct private interviews with all applicants. Thieret will be present at the interviews to answer questions related to the job. Interviews will be conducted November 24-26. A interview committee recommendation is expected to be presented to the council at the Tuesday, December 1 meeting.

“We hoped an open discussion would let you see who we are,” noted mayor Johnson. “There a lot of stuff and there will be responsibilities we have not identified here. I think it’s important that you see who we are and become familiar with us.”

In other news, the city has approved payment of $75,811.27 for work related to road maintenance. At the October 7 meeting, the council decided to hold payment until a determination could be made over unauthorized dumping of sealcoating materials on County Li .....
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Rushford Village meets public works candidates

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner In an admittedly unorthodox setup, the Rushford Village council invited five public works/maintenance supervisor candidates to a pre-interview before the entire council November 18. The five were scheduled to come in 15 minute i ..... 
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Rushford Village meets public works candidates

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

In an admittedly unorthodox setup, the Rushford Village council invited five public works/maintenance supervisor candidates to a pre-interview before the entire council November 18. The five were scheduled to come in 15 minute intervals, beginning ..... 
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Election results tell a story

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Government

In the democracy of this great land, the privilege to vote in elections presents an opportunity. If you didn’t get a chance to vote, which is highly probable based on the low voter turnout, then I hope you won’t miss the next one. You only g ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court - 11.24.14

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Government

On November 12, 2014, David Dean Zimmer, 50, of Mabel, appeared before Fillmore County District Court judge Matthew J. Opat. Zimmer was charged with four felonies; count one, Kidnapping – To Commit Great Bodily Harm/Terrorize, maximum sentence of ..... 
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Ostrander city council considers well repairs

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

A regular meeting of the Ostrander city council was held on November 18 at the Community Center. All council members were in attendance. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the council approved the consent agenda, including agenda, prior minutes, ..... 
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Harry Root takes the oath of office

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Newly elected Third District Commissioner Harry Root was sworn in by Judge Matt Opat at the board’s November 18 meeting. The board has operated with only four members since the retirement of Chuck Amunrud in May. After Root took the oath of o ..... 
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Preston adopts assessment roll for 2014 improvements

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The public hearing concerning assessments due to the Twenty-14 Street and Utility Improvements was held on November 17 during the Preston city council meeting. Brett Grabau, Stantec, reviewed the 2014 improvements that involved a substantial por ..... 
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Wykoff council presented a change order for treatment center

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff city council stared off their November meeting with committee reports approving a purchase of an enclosed trailer for the fire department. Fire chief Wade Baker was not present but had passed the information on to mayor Comstock to relay ..... 
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