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Rushford Village Council meeting minutes


Fri, Mar 6th, 2009
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The meeting was called to order by Mayor, Gordon Johnson, Council members present: Dennis Overland, Roger Ekern, Dale Schwanke, Liz Atkinson, Howard Otis - Zoning Administrator and Judy Graham - Clerk.

Citizens Present: Randy Dahl, Kevin Graves of WHKS, Tonya Chandler of Basin Water

The agenda was approved with a motion by Overland 2nd by Schwanke to include discussion on Office Window and Randy Dahl, carried.

The minutes of February 10, 2009 were approved as read with type correction on a motion by Schwanke 2nd by Overland, carried.

The presentation of the 2008 Financials for the City of Rushford Village to include General Fund, Flood Fund, MIF Fund, Cooperative Way Fund, Water District Fund, & Sewer District Fund. The annual audit has been completed and should be here in a couple weeks.

Dahl shared with the Council the meeting he just finished in the Community Center with the residents of County 27 North in regards to the County rebuilding of 27 North to the Winona line. The project is a go at this point with easements underway and some changes in the lay of the road to avoid a large group of pines which ultimately make the project better. As for 27 East, this section will be ground and replaces just as it is now. The project should begin as soon as the road bans are listed. Johnson asked about access for emergencies services, school bus service and mail service. Dahl assured him they have all been taken care of.

Graves gave a brief additional review on the types of treatment available for the water system and presented a chart of probable costs for Pressure Filtration and Absorption type systems to include a new building and some controls of $5.50 to $7.26 per 1000 gallons treated. Council members shared their concerns about asking Rushford to accept an additional amount of backwashing for some of treatment, as well as the waste of this water and extra expense in the pumping etc., as well as the chemicals used in some of the types of treatment. Therefore, the council felt it even more important to try the test pilot program and not have these issues. After some discussion on the Memorandum Of Understanding and changes in the requirements thereof, Johnson signed the MOU and turned it over to Chandler for approval by Basin Water. After approval by Basin Water, Thieret will be contacted by Basin Water to set up a date for instructions on the system. This should take a couple weeks fol .....
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County map goes to printer

Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
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At the February 24 meeting of the County Board a number of housekeeping items were on the agenda. After about a year the newly corrected Fillmore County map is being sent to the printers.

The map was rejected after being printed and reviewed ..... 
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The meeting was called to order by Mayor

Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
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The meeting was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson, Council members present: Dennis Overland, Roger Ekern, Dale Schwanke, Liz Atkinson, Howard Otis - Zoning Administrator and Judy Graham - Clerk. Citizens Present: Attorney Tom Manion

T ..... 
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Spring Valley Council applies for business grants

Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
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At the Spring Valley City Council on Monday night, February 23, there was a succession of resolutions being passed that were all connected, with each one being passed "in case the previous one is successful."

Resolutions 2009-14, Re ..... 
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Lanesboro looking to adjust budget

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
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Åt their Feburary 17 meeting, members of the Lanesboro City Council looked over suggested budget cuts made by City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman. With Vickerman absent from the meeting, a motion was passed to approve the cuts for planning purpo ..... 
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City talking about Condos

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
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Preston - The owners of Corson Condominiums, formerly the Preston High and Elementary School, were present at the February 17 Preston City Council meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that he had been approached late last year by Steve C ..... 
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Preston City Council gives Corson Condominiums a zoning extension

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
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Preston - The owners of Corson Condominiums, formerly the Preston High and Elementary School, were present at the February 17 Preston City Council meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that he had been approached late last year by Steve C ..... 
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Wolter appointed to City Council vacancy

Fri, Feb 13th, 2009
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Jim Wolter was appointed to temporarily fill the Rushford city council seat left vacant when Laura Deering resigned last month; it was a larger-than-usual crowd at the Rushford City Council meeting February 9, no doubt with the anticipation of some " ..... 
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Harmony makes over $100,000 in cuts

Fri, Feb 13th, 2009
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Like most communities in the area, Harmony has been dealing with the effects of losing LGA money from the state, and is trying to make cuts to their already tight budget.

Several departments looked at the budget for 2009 and made some suggest ..... 
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