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Pilot Mound Township residents exercise right to vote


Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

On the foggy evening of Tuesday, March 9, hundreds of individuals residing in area townships collectively cast their votes for positions of supervisor and clerk for their respective board of directors.

In what could quite possibly be a record turn-out, Pilot Mound Township attracted nearly 150 voters.

With Fillmore County auditor/treasurer Shirl Boelter overseeing the election process at the request of the township board supervisors, the ballots were tallied as a room full of nearly 60 township residents anxiously awaited to hear the results.

Seeking re-election for a township supervisor position, Vern Crowson was up against challenger Joyce Borgen, who served as the Pilot Mound Township clerk since 2008. While Crowson won the election for the role of supervisor with nearly 72-percent of the votes, William Sullivan ended up winning the vote for township clerk, taking over Borgen's previous role on the township board.

With a very interested and inquisitive crowd lingering after the election, a captive audience participated in the annual meeting that ran a little over three hours long.

Aside from discussing and approving the usual annual meeting items such as gopher bounty and the preferred newspapers for publication, the Pilot Mound Township residents dedicated nearly half of their meeting to discussions about whether a cartway access noted as T-25 was considered to be a private or public road.

With Goeff Griffin taking the stage at the annual meeting, one of five landowners wrestling with the liability, road maintenance, safety and access of the cartway that provides access to their wooded properties, Griffin's presentation of documentation swayed the electors to narrowly vote to advise the township supervisors to vacate the T-25 cartway from any responsibility of the township. The Skrukrud family had the greatest concerns with how Griffin had dealt with the cartway access by placing a locked gate at the entrance of the dirt road. While Griffin had previously provided keys to the Skrukrud family to unlock the gate for access to their land-locked property, the Skrukruds were primarily concerned with Griffin's obstruction to accessing their own land with a cable and a food plot placed in the pathway to their land. With the decision possibly establishing a matter of precedent, a member of the audience questioned whether he could then declare any cartway access leading up to his property to be deemed a private r .....
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Lanesboro discusses public utility increases

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

Mike Bubany of David Drown and Associates visited the Lanesboro City Council during their joint meeting with the Public Utilities Commission on March 8. Bubany had his spreadsheets ready for the city's budget, and discussed the plans for Capital Out ..... 
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Fifty years of public service

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

Preston Township has enjoyed the dedication and public service of one of their own for a half century. Dave Wilson first served on the Preston Township Board of Supervisors in 1960 as their treasurer and held that position until 1975. At age 29, he ..... 
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Township Election Results

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

• Amherst: Voters - 10

Supervisor: Darrell Nelson - 10

Clerk: Keith Brown -10

• Arendahl: Voters - 12

Supervisor: Merwood Storhoff - 12

Clerk: Hugh F. Fendry II - 12

• Beaver: Voters - 16
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GAMC Deal

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

Thomas Boyd and Gail Bunge, Social Services, updated the board on planned changes to General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) and Income Maintenance Programs at the board's March 9 meeting. Chairman Duane Bakke was absent as he was attending a Nationa ..... 
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Spring Valley prepares for summer activities

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

Summer must surely be near as the items on the city council agenda dealt with upcoming events that lend themselves to warm weather. Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley would like approval to organize outdoor concerts during the months of ..... 
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City of Rushford Village reviews FEMA projects

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

The February 22, 2010, regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson at 7:08 p.m. Council members present: Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinson (7:26 pm), Dale Schwanke. Absent: Dennis Overland. Also present: Zoning Administrator Howard Oti ..... 
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Rushford City Council hears from trails and tourism

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Government

An informative presentation on the newly formed Trails and Tourism entity was a key element to the Monday, March 8th meeting. Led by volunteers Susan Hart and Vern Bunke, the presentation highlighted both the five-part goal of the unified entity and ..... 
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Sheriff's department adds emergency management

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Board continued their redesign efforts at their March 2 meeting. The department head position, director of emergency management/veteran affairs, is no more. The board approved an agreement between the county and the Law Enforceme ..... 
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