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Teske named Emergency Manager of the Year


Fri, Oct 17th, 2008
Posted in Government

Preston - Craig Strand, Regional Program Coordinator of Minnesota Homeland Security, and Brenda Wodele, Regional Representative of Minnesota Homeland Security and Wabasha Emergency Management Director, formally presented Fillmore County Emergency Management Director Deborah Teske with a plaque recognizing her as the Minnesota Emergency Manager of the Year at the county board's October 14 meeting.

Wodele said that they were very proud of Teske for the way she stepped up and took care of things during the 2007 and 2008 flood events. Teske was chosen for the honor by her peers. Wodele added that the county was "really lucky to have her." Teske accepted the award insisting that the work was a group effort and reflects on the entire county and the cooperative effort throughout the county.

Aggregate Tax

Tom Miles, Highway Department, discussed ordinances from other area counties which impose an aggregate material removal production fee. Miles noted that if Fillmore County imposed this fee it would be split by statute: sixty percent going to the county road and bridge fund, thirty percent to the township or city where the aggregate originated, and ten percent to a special reserve fund to be used for restoration of abandoned pits located on public and tax forfeited lands in the county. He said that area ordinances are very similar.

The fee would help produce funding for work on local roads which Miles noted "get beat up by gravel trucks." Commissioner Marc Prestby remarked that we are just adding to costs by doing this and that the county is probably the largest purchaser of aggregate. Commissioner Duane Bakke said that if this ordinance were in place the revenue will stay in Fillmore County. Commissioner Chuck Amunrud added that it could be a source of funding for repairs on three digit roads. He said that the county levy is now the only source of funds for work on three digit county roads.

Bakke suggested that they would need to put together an ordinance. Amunrud said that the Highway Committee could create a draft. Chairman Randy Dahl set a goal of getting it implemented by the first of the year. Prestby insisted that the economy isn't great right now and that he doesn't like to see added taxes. Amunrud remarked that in the interest of public safety it is a good idea.

The commissioners hope to have an ordinance drafted by November 4 and then set a public hearing in December.

County Road Salt

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Council rezones part of Rushford downtown

Fri, Oct 17th, 2008
Posted in Government

Rushford - A zoning request approved by both the zoning appeals board and city council has paved the way for expanding the downtown business area for potential business growth around Rushford Foods.

In the aftermath of the 2007 flood in Rush ..... 
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Planning board rejects Moulton zoning change

Fri, Oct 17th, 2008
Posted in Government

Preston - At their October meeting last Thursday, the Fillmore County Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny a request from Dan Moulton of Chatfield Township to have his property re-zoned from agricultural to industrial. The matter will now b ..... 
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Harmony City Council trims budget

Fri, Oct 17th, 2008
Posted in Government

The Harmony City Council discussed how to make cuts in their budget for next year at their Tuesday, October 14 meeting. The preliminary budget had an increase of $90,854. The council wanted to see increases limited to $40,000, which would also decre ..... 
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Wall Street comes to Main Street

Fri, Oct 17th, 2008
Posted in Government

Spring Valley - "We've been kicked in the rear twice since we last met!" These were the words of Mike Bubaney of David Drown Associates as he addressed the Spring Valley City Council at their October 13th meeting. The comments were made as Bubaney b ..... 
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Flood damage to dam being studied

Fri, Oct 10th, 2008
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - An evaluation of the damage done to the dam in Lanesboro is being done by Bonestroo Engineering. City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman told council members at their Monday, October 6 meeting that in order for the city to get assistance fro ..... 
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POET rain garden approved

Fri, Oct 10th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - A letter from Richard Eichstadt, General Manager of POET Biorefining, requested that the city of Preston allow POET to plant a rain garden on city property at the council's October 8 meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman didn't have an o ..... 
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Board discusses economic support programs

Fri, Oct 10th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - At the regular meeting of the county commissioners on October 7, Social Service Director Thomas Boyd asked for and received approval for a regional grant plan that would include Fillmore County. Boyd noted that the dollars available for Fi ..... 
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County Commissioner District 5

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2008
Posted in Government

Gary Gunderson, County Commissioner District 5

My accomplishments include:

• Graduating from Mabel High School;

• Serving in the U.S. Army;

• Carpenter in AFL-CIO union;

• Operating a farm and h ..... 
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