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Planning Commission recommends approval of Holst feedlot permit


Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Planning Commission at their September 24 meeting unanimously recommended approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a feedlot on the Glenn Holst family farm in Carrolton Township. Glenn and Colette Holst applied for the permit. He acknowledged the family operation includes his three grown sons, one of which is in college.

The contained building will house up to 425 animal units. Duane Bakke remarked this kind of shed is a great improvement and there are a few other similar units in the county. Cattle will be on a bedding pack with twice per year manure removal. Manure around bunks will be cleaned every few days.

There was no comment from township officials at the public hearing. Harlin Taylor, a neighbor, asked how many animal units the permit was for, will it satisfy local ordinances and is there a manure management plan? Feedlot officer Mike Frauenkron said the approval was for a total of 550 animal units, 425 in the new building and 125 in the other shed with a smaller pen for sick cattle or bulls. There is a manure management plan which requires 520 acres to be available and there are 606 acres available. Frauenkron said the plan meets all Minnesota Pollution Control Agency requirements.

Taylor asked if there was a construction schedule. Holst said water lines would be put in with the grading work and packing done this fall. It would be repacked in the spring with the building being completed over the summer of 2010. Holst noted they raise almost all of their feeder cattle. They take soil samples and keep their trace elements balanced.

Frauenkron reported that two other neighbors had made inquires over the phone about the plans and setbacks. Neither of those neighbors or Taylor had any objections after their questions were answered.

Bakke commented that everything seemed to be in order and that no conditions should be necessary.

The county board of commissioners will need to grant final approval.

Other Business

Bakke reported the Large Assemblies committee has met twice. He said there are a lot of issues and they are getting some information from law enforcement and hope to have people that have dealt with large assemblies come in and discuss concerns with the committee.

Commissioners strongly urge support for off-system bridge program

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

All five commissioners signed a letter addressed to Congressman Tim Walz and Representative James Obestar (MN-8th district) urging the continued support of federal funding of the off-sytem bridge program at the board's September 22 meeting. The lett ..... 
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Preston addresses safety concerns

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Preston City Council at their September 22 meeting decided to formally invite a representative of MnDot to a future meeting to express their concerns and to ask MnDot to do a speed study. Councilman Robert Sauer was absent.

City Administ ..... 
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Chatfield discovers collapsed storm sewer

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Superintendent of City Services Tony Lammers discussed the unexpected discovery of the deteriorated pipe at the city's September 14 meeting. Mayor Les Knutson was absent. The collapse of the storm sewer pipe along Highway 52 between Spring and First ..... 
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Rushford City Council analyzes costs

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Several topics headed the Monday, September 14th, council meeting, the most prevalent of which was likely consideration of a staff report regarding the preliminary draft of the 2010 budget. Mayor Les Ladewig advised the council, "Hang on to your sea ..... 
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Spring Valley reduces levy by roughly $8,000

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council has passed a resolution setting the preliminary budget and levy for 2010. At the meeting Monday night, the council set the preliminary levy at $880, 344. City Administrator Deb Zimmer said that "there will be no salary ..... 
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Canton discusses wastewater treatment concerns

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Unapproved meeting minutes

The regular meeting of the Canton City Council met Tuesday, September 15, 2009, with Mayor Johnson calling the meeting to order. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Cindy Shanks made a motio ..... 
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Peterson reviews proposed 2010 budget

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Unapproved meeting minutes

The regular meeting of the Peterson City Council was called to order by Mayor Lee on September 9, 2009. The first order of business was a question and answer discussion regarding the yellow curb marking and mail bo ..... 
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Preliminary county budget and levy adopted

Fri, Sep 11th, 2009
Posted in Government

Resolutions to adopt Fillmore County's preliminary budget and levy were passed at the September 8 meeting. State law requires the preliminary budget and levy for 2010 to be set by September 15.

County coordinator Karen Brown explained the bu ..... 
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