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Airport to get Fixed Base Operator building


Fri, Aug 15th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - An amendment was approved to reflect a corrected design for the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) building for the Fillmore County Airport at the county board's August 12 meeting. The low quote from Northland Builders, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in the amount of $163,954 was approved on May 27, 2008. The original design did not have the orientation of the building correct or the location of the door. Questions about the state's Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) and whether the building would interfere with it had to be answered.

County Coordinator Karen Brown assured the board that if the AWOS had to be moved that it would not be at the county's expense. The cost of the building with the corrected design as quoted by Northland Builders will be $175,472. With the anticipated 50-50 cost share with the state, the changes will cost the county an additional $6,000. Commissioner Marc Prestby was concerned about the reliability of getting the state funds to cover 50% of the cost. Chairman Randy Dahl said that the state funding for the cost share should be there next year. There is also a possibility that the county could receive a 95-5 cost share from the federal government.

The motion to approve the design and cost change was approved. Prestby voted against.

Semcac

Semcac Executive Director, Terry Erickson, and several members of his staff gave an update on their programming and made 2009 budget requests. The community action organization serves eleven southeastern counties. Erickson noted that this past year has been especially difficult due to the flooding which affected some of the people they serve and their own facilities in Rushford.

Debbie Betthauser, senior nutrition and services, reported that more meals were served in Fillmore County than in any of the other ten counties. There are eight dining sites in the county, plus Meals on Wheels. She noted increased food prices and a 28% increase in delivery costs. This was the 35th anniversary of the nutrition program. The program targets low income groups with 42% being at the poverty level. Sixty-four percent of the Meal on Wheel recipients are over 80 years old.

Sharon Rustad, retired and senior volunteer program, praised the 55 and older volunteer group. They helped clean basements and do mold control after the flood and helped rake yards, weed gardens, wash windows, and more.

Barb Jilk added that they get called when people fall through the .....
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Developer plans motel for Rushford

Fri, Aug 15th, 2008
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - Anyone with a minimum investment of $37,500 and the fortitude to take on huge debt can be a motel owner in Rushford, according to developer Tom Serie of F & L Management & Development.

As the developer, Serie does not wish to own ..... 
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Harmony flooding problem linked to faulty manholes

Fri, Aug 15th, 2008
Posted in Government

HARMONY - Harmony resident Louise Sikkink was at the August 12, 2008, City Council meeting to hear about what has been done to fix problems with the sewer system on the north end of town. Sikkink and others had sewers back-up into their homes during ..... 
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Spring Valley approves new generator for utilities

Fri, Aug 15th, 2008
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council took action Monday night, August 11, 2008 to help finance a new generator for Public Utilities. There were two resolutions passed that pave the way for financing one million dollars as half of the total cost. One resol ..... 
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Spring Valley sells lots at industrial park

Fri, Aug 8th, 2008
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in special session on Friday afternoon. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recent negotiations the City has had with property owners at the Industrial Park.

Within the last week Larry Kappers ha ..... 
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POET Biorefining TIF decertified

Fri, Aug 8th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Preston City Council approved a resolution decertifying the ethanol plant Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) at their August 4 meeting.  City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that the TIF was to run out on December 31, 2007 ..... 
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County Board struggles to trim budget

Fri, Aug 8th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Fillmore County Board members slogged through proposed budgets from several departments in a long day at their Tuesday, August 5, meeting. The board is faced with cutting and trimming a hundred here and several thousand there in order to s ..... 
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Spring Valley council negotiating sale of annexed lots

Fri, Aug 1st, 2008
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLELY - Within days after the city of Spring Valley annexed the property on the west side of the city known as the Kasten Farm, city officials were negotiating the sale of three lots to a local storage/manufacturing company.

Mayor ..... 
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Rushford Council meets with auditors

Fri, Aug 1st, 2008
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - The July 28 meeting of the Rushford City Council was eerily close to "business as usual" for this group that has been accustomed to dramatic, often difficult decisions over the past year.

Thomas Wente from Smith, Schafer and Assoc ..... 
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