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County takes tentative steps toward ARMER


Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

Sheriff Daryl Jensen, at the county board's April 27 meeting, discussed where Fillmore County is in the process of inching toward ARMER interoperability. Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) was created by the Minnesota legislature in 2004 to implement a statewide interoperability communication system. The Fillmore County board passed a resolution on December 22, 2009, entering into the process. Part of that resolution was for Jensen to get into a participation plan. An interoperability participation plan must be approved by the board and submitted to the Southeast Minnesota Radio Board for approval prior to ARMER equipment being installed.

Jensen said the state is trying to install control points or Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP). He added this has nothing to do with the migration into ARMER. The county will be getting a control station which will be dedicated to ARMER and paid for by a grant. Mike Ask noted the station will be an addition to the existing console and radio computer system. The added equipment will allow improved interoperability with Rochester and other counties.

The board approved a Limited Interoperability Communications Participation Plan for the ARMER control station with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Jensen doesn't expect a cost shift to the county for the station. An agreement between the county and the State of Minnesota for operation of the subscriber radios for ARMER was approved. This was part of the same process; the agreement with MnDot allows the county to use their system. Jensen is the contact between the county and MnDot.

The board approved an agreement with Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH) to produce the ARMER participation plan. SEH will find out when developing the plan what infrastructure the county will need which would require county funding. Jensen explained the plan will help them determine whether the county should go ahead with limited or full migration into ARMER. Fillmore County is working with Houston County in the development of the plan which will save both counties money. The estimated cost of $25,000 will be paid for by a grant. Jensen said all the surrounding counties, with the exceptions of Mower and Waseca, are moving forward with the migration plan. He added several counties in the northwest part of the state are not going forward with a plan.

Commissioner Chuck Amunrud commended Jensen and Ask for doing a good job bringing the coun .....
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Bike trail ribbon cutting in Spring Valley

Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

There was discussion at the Spring Valley City Council meeting regarding the proposed city campground east of the city. Leonard Leutink presented a preliminary plan to the Council. He explained that there is space for 20 sites, some of those are pul ..... 
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Ostrander discusses "no burn" policy

Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Deputy Mayor Thompson. Mayor Linda Schwenn and Darrell Berg were absent.

Motion by Christenson, and seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to accept th ..... 
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Canton approves new gravel

Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

Mayor Donivee Johnson called to order the regular city council meeting for April. Others present were: Carl Ernst, Hank Seldon, Ross Duckett, Lolly Melander and Jon Nordsving. Cindy Shanks was absent. Ken Fabian and Barb Kerns were guests.

T ..... 
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Whalan prepares for parade

Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
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Mayor Larry Johnson called to order the April meeting of the Whalan City Council. Those present were: Johnny Halverson, Margaret Chiglo, Everett Johnson. David Rahn and Lolly Melander. The minutes of the March meeting were approved as read on a moti ..... 
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Chatfield earns favorable AA bond rating

Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

A public hearing was held on the intention of the city of Chatfield to issue General Obligation Capital Improvement Plan Bonds and a proposal to adopt the Capital Improvement Plan at the city council's April 26 meeting. City Clerk Joel Young introdu ..... 
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Rushford City Council drafts water offer

Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Government

The ongoing topic of a water sale to the City of Rushford Village (CRV) consumed more than an hour of the exceptionally long Monday, April 26th, council meeting. Having received updated findings and a report from project engineer John Stewart, of BD ..... 
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When safety and convenience collide with history

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Commissioners went on their annual road tour on April 20 to view current, upcoming and proposed projects involving mostly roads, bridges and county highway shops. All of the county commissioners, highway engineer John Grindeland, ..... 
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When safety and convenience collide with history

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Commissioners went on their annual road tour on April 20 to view current, upcoming and proposed projects involving mostly roads, bridges and county highway shops. All of the county commissioners, highway engineer John Grindeland, ..... 
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