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Rushford Village Annual Spring Road Tour


Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Government

The council convened at 6:00 p.m. at the City of Rushford Village office for the annual Spring Road Tour aboard a Semcac bus. Presiding: Mayor Gordon Johnson. Council members present: Roger Ekern, Dennis Overland, Elizabeth Atkinson, Dale Schwanke. Also present: Public Works & Maintenance Supervisor Robert Thieret, Clerk Joyce Iverson, SEMDC/Southeast Consultants.

Roads on the tour: 1) Gilbertson Road - includes the equivalent of a private drive but the owner, Keller, does not want it closed; also viewed flood repairs with rock in a basket structure and a corner cut back for a turn-around; 2) Tower Ridge Road - FEMA repair: additional shale trimming, the FEMA approved interior (upper hillside) culvert; 3) Oian Road - dip to be filled in and also spreading poison Hemlock to be sprayed; 4) Aspen Road - a wash-out past Otis' to fix with concrete and shale; past Wasnales' where excavation is needed or to move the road; 5) Cooperative Way - parking area by trail; Thieret was given the okay to consult with Tri-County Electric CEO Brian Krambeer.

COOPERATIVE WAY (7:30 p.m.) - CITIZENS/GUESTS: Kevin Graves and Rick Engstrom, WHKS Engineering; Jason Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Excavating; Brent Pember, Pember Companies. All present walked the road. Mayor Johnson observed that the bulk of the concrete appears unchanged since last fall, although some cracks are more noticeable, e.g., cracks between the Tri-County Electric driveways and on the west side of the road across from the concrete plant, but not right at the entrances. Discussion continued in the CRV office/council chambers. Johnson said we need to know why this is happening, that we did not get our money's worth and that is why the contractors were not paid in full. He asked the WHKS engineers to lead an open discussion.

Graves said the project had not reached closure and money was held for retainage and concrete quantity and this meeting was planned to see if the winter would make a difference. Nine panels were already replaced by Pember Companies and fifteen panels currently have problems. Pember said we need to determine what is going on before replacing any more. Opinions offered: cracks three to four feet parallel with the side of the road - trucks riding the edge of panels so flexing on the outside or subgrade problem? Road design - whether there should have been a concrete shoulder? So why not cracked on other side of road?

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Revised state GAMC reviewed

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Government

Community Services Director Tom Boyd and Gail Bunge detailed reforms resulting from recent legislation and the Omnibus Budget Bill affecting General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) and Income Maintenance programs at the county board's June 1 meeting. ..... 
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Rushford Village regular council meeting

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Government

At 6:36 p.m. on May 18, 2010, continuation of the special meeting was called to order by Acting Mayor Dale Schwanke, as he had presided on May 11, 2010. Members present: Mayor Gordon Johnson, Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinson, Absent: Dennis Overland. ..... 
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Chatfield moves forward on smoking regulations

Fri, May 28th, 2010
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The Chatfield City Council directed the City Attorney Fred Suhler to draft an ordinance to regulate smoking in specific outside areas at their May 24 meeting. The issue has been discussed in past council meetings and at the Park and Recreation Commi ..... 
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Chatfield moves forward on smoking regulations

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Chatfield City Council directed the City Attorney Fred Suhler to draft an ordinance to regulate smoking in specific outside areas at their May 24 meeting. The issue has been discussed in past council meetings and at the Park and Recreation Commi ..... 
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Fountain Fire Department presents quotes for equipment

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Government

The regular meeting of the Fountain City Council was called to order by Mayor Richard Kujath on May 5, 2010. Council persons present were: Dave Gudmundson, Jim Schott, Bryan Ostby, and Chad Wangen. Stan Speer, clerk; Sharon Speer, assistant clerk; H ..... 
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Peterson reports on Housing Grant to begin mid-June

Fri, May 28th, 2010
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The regular meeting of the Peterson City Council met on May 4, 2010, with the following present: Jan Smaby, Chuck Eidenschink, Bill Grindland, Randy Benson, Tim Hallum, Lolly Melander and Rick Lee. There were eighteen guests present at this meeting. ..... 
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Canton contends with roaming cats

Fri, May 28th, 2010
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The regular May meeting of the Canton City Council was called to order by Mayor Donivee Johnson. Those present were: Carl Ernst, Hank Selden, Cindy Shanks, Lolly Melander, and Jon Nordsving. Ross Duckett was absent. Guests at this meeting were Barb ..... 
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Community Center performance bond an issue at Rushford audit

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Rushford City Council received its annual audit report from Tom Wente of Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. at the Monday, May 24th, meeting. While Wente indicated the city is in "pretty solid shape," he found two issues that needed attention.
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