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New Fountain Sewage Treatment Plant Progressing


Fri, Sep 4th, 2009
Posted in Government

Dave Morrill, McGhie and Betts engineering, reported progress on the sewer treatment plant is on schedule at the city's September 3 meeting. Most of the sewer pipe has already been installed. In the next couple of weeks all of the excavating in town should be completed and disturbed areas should be ready to seed.

The plant itself is expected to be delivered on September 10. Morrill said that the unit should be put into the prepared hole next Thursday after which the contractor will start welding it together. He said work on the interior of the building will include insulation and corrugated PVC panels on both the walls and the ceiling.

Morrill described storm water pipes that were damaged on County Road 8. The contractor has given an estimate of the cost to replace the damaged pipes. He hopes Fillmore County will participate in paying for the repair.

The council approved a payment of $92,352.80 for work that has been completed. They approved a payment of $602,660 contingent on the delivery of the sewer plant next week. A payment of $11,768.81 was approved for McGhie and Betts engineering services. Mayor Richard Kujath commented that the weather has been cooperating for the project.

Other Business In Brief

• Payment in the amount of $965.00 was approved for the ballfield fence.

• City Clerk Stan Speer said the painting of the water tower will have to wait until it can be budgeted for next year. It is expected to cost about $20,000 to paint the round portion.

• Tom Mosher detailed several items in his police report. The suspect in the recent string of burglaries lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has a history of burglarizing places for cash. No one usually is aware they were burglarized until afterwards. The suspect was born in 1962.

Mosher noted a dog bite incident on May 30 that was reported on July 7. He said Minnesota law requires the owner be served notice of the "potentially dangerous" dog, which is documented. If the dog bites again, a microchip with all of the animal's information including vaccinations is required to be installed, which was done.

The council approved the shared purchase with Ostrander of a kennel for stray dogs and cats. Fountain's half of the purchase is $86.97.

One Fountain City sign with the population on it has been stolen as have other road signs. Mosher said it is illegal to have possession of a stop, yield or other road sign.

Rushford Village special meeting

Fri, Sep 4th, 2009
Posted in Government

The City of Rushford Village held a special public meeting regarding outdoor/open burning on August 26, 2009.

Mayor Johnson welcomed the more than twenty citizens present and explained that the purpose of the meeting was to have an open disc ..... 
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Eagle Cliff bicyclists continue unsafe passage

Fri, Aug 28th, 2009
Posted in Government

Mike McGrath addressed the Fillmore County Board about the continuing hazard along State Highway 16 for bicyclists traveling from Eagle Cliff Campground to the Whalan bridge at the board's August 25 meeting. At the last opportunity for citizens' inp ..... 
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Rushford City Council moves forward with City Center Project

Fri, Aug 28th, 2009
Posted in Government

A presentation by the well-organized library board and its lead architect, Val Schute of River Architects, was the big event at the Monday, August 24, city council meeting. It was intended to ascertain the council's commitment in moving forward with ..... 
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Spring Valley discusses H1N1 flu and 800 mhz radios

Fri, Aug 28th, 2009
Posted in Government

Issues involving radios and H1N1 flu consumed most of the city council meeting on Monday night.

John Dols of the Emergency Management Team briefed the council on a meeting he had gone to last week in Preston concerning the H1N1 flu. He repo ..... 
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Elementary School gets approval for storage building

Fri, Aug 28th, 2009
Posted in Government

A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) was approved by the Chatfield City Council for a storage structure near the new elementary school, which lies within a residential area, at the council's August 24 meeting. Planning and Zoning had met in special sessio ..... 
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Emergency communication options weighed by county

Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Board held a special meeting on August 18 to review the pros and cons of three potential future emergency communication systems. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent US government agency responsible to cong ..... 
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Preston Council and utility review proposed contract extension

Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Posted in Government

The Preston Utility Commission and the Preston City Council met for a second week together on August 18 to study the analysis completed by R. W. Beck, Inc. The firm was tasked by Preston and several other communities that are currently members of th ..... 
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Preston discusses parking ordinance for residential streets

Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Posted in Government

Preston Police Chief Matt Schultz, along with City Administrator Joe Hoffman, described the concern over "on street parking" of semi trucks and trailers and recreational vehicles at the city's August 17 meeting. Hoffman said the city has received an ..... 
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