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County looking at regional human service delivery system


Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Government

Community Services Administrator Tom Boyd reported at the county board's February 22 meeting on a recent meeting involving twelve regional counties that are working on the creation of a cooperative plan to more efficiently deliver human services. The counties together have a population of about 500,000 and include Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona.

County commissioners, county administrators and human service directors attended the meeting on February 10. The intent is to improve effectiveness for clients and communities. There are already examples of successful multi-county collaborations. The advancements in technology make long distance regional collaborations more feasible. So far, there has been work on a rough draft for a cooperative structure.

Boyd suggested that they have run into a wall when discussing how to pull the staff together to make a formalized process. He said there will be the question whether or not we want to continue the process or wait and see what the state does.

Commissioner Chuck Amunrud stated that it has been said that we need to look at changing the delivery system due to the funding cuts from the state. He insisted the changes to the system need to be looked at regardless of what the state decides to do about state aid to counties.

Commissioner Duane Bakke explained that thirteen states, including Minnesota, have a state directed mandated program administered by the counties. Thirty-seven states have state-run systems with a centralized office.

A resolution was adopted authorizing an application for the Family Homeless Prevention program. Boyd said 35 families have received aid in Fillmore County from this program. Funds are made available through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.

Commissioners briefly discussed President Obama's budget and the effect it could have on local programs. Bakke said we have to be careful not to spend money expecting reimbursement from the state or federal government, suggesting that reimbursement might not come.

Commissioner Randy Dahl discussed the funding of Semcac programs saying federal dollars are about 75 percent of Semcac's budget. The remaining 25 percent comes from state funds and donations in about equal amounts. What the federal government decides on funding programs will have a great impact on what services will be available for local residents from the .....
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Preston approves additional ordinances

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Government

The Preston City Council approved two additional ordinances at their February 22 meeting.

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained the city has received complaints from residents about buildings or homes that have temporary coverings like a ..... 
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Affordable Care Act supports Minnesota in strenghtening community living

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Government

States will see significant new federal support in their efforts to help move Medicaid beneficiaries out of institutions and into their own homes or other community settings now and in the near future, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathl ..... 
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Wykoff January City Council minutes

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Government



Before the council meeting, Rocky Vreeman and Mike Holzer took the oath of office.

The Wykoff City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building with the following members p ..... 
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City of Rushford Village meeting minutes

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Government

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

The February 1, 2011, regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Dale Schwanke at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Dennis Overland, Roger Ekern, Hamilton Petersen, Gordon Johnson. Also present: Zoning Ad ..... 
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Emergency food and shelter program

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Government

The local Emergency Food and Shelter Program boards in Dodge, Freeborn, Fillmore, Houston, Mower and Steele counties will have 2011 allocations meetings during March and April. Funds for 2011 are not guaranteed, but the National EFSP Board is encour ..... 
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Chatfield to draft ordinance for B-3 district

Fri, Feb 18th, 2011
Posted in Government

A resolution was adopted to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance for a Light Commercial Zoning District (B-3) at the Chatfield City Council's February 14 meeting. A public hearing was held prior to the resolution's adoption; no one comment ..... 
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Rushford seeks Alternate Use Project with FEMA funding

Fri, Feb 18th, 2011
Posted in Government

It may have been Valentine's Day, but the masses turned out for the Monday, February 14th Rushford council meeting. At least two agenda items garnered a great deal of attention and packed city hall.

The first item of interest was a request f ..... 
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Victim Services Sexual Assault Program to hold volunteer training

Fri, Feb 18th, 2011
Posted in Government

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. And when it does, knowing there is someone to turn to can make all the difference in the world for victims and their families. The Sexual Assault Program of Victim Services trains volunteers to offer such support ..... 
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