VBC Video
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Friday, August 1st, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | 163 | > | >>

Planning Commission approves wind turbine CUP


Fri, Mar 28th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Fillmore County Planning Commission, at their Thursday, March 27 meeting, approved a conditional use permit for Renee Haugerud to install two wind turbines near the new home she is building in Carimona Township. The matter will now go before the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners for final approval.

Rich Huelskamp, a consultant with Sun's Warmth of Red Wing, who has been contracted to build the turbines, told the commission that two wind turbines, each capable of producing 10 kW of energy will be erected on 120 foot monopole towers (no guy-wires) across the road from the building site. The propellers on the towers are 22 feet long.

Huelskamp said the wind generators are designed for handling winds up to 30 miles per hour. The noise of the system is 70 decibels at 75 feet.

"It is a high speed free wheeling system with peak performance designed for up to 30 miles per hour," Huelskamp said.

There was no opposition to the plan from township officials or residents, other than clarification as to the location of where the towers will be installed.

According to documents filed with the Fillmore County Zoning office, the wind system will work in tandem with 10 pole-mounted solar tracking electric panels that will produce an additional 20 kW of electricity. Diesel generators will provide backup power, and be housed in a concrete building by the barn.

The combined wind/solar generation will be used primarily for personal consumption, but is also capable of transmitting electricity on the grid. The wind and solar electric system will be less than 40kW, so as not to exceed the state's metering law. The towers are expected to be operational by this fall.

Other Business

• The Planning Commission had a general discussion about campgrounds, including camp sites in the flood plain and setbacks from campgrounds. It also discussed shoreland rules and soil erosion control.

• The next meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for May 15.

Lanesboro council looks at Whittier Street and Maple Drive improvements

Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
Posted in Government

Members of the Lanesboro City Council have to make some major decisions about financing the much-needed repairs on Whittier Street and Maple Drive. At the regular meeting on March 17, Dillon Dombrovski of Yaggy Colby Associates presented the council ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Preston City Council: Farmer's Market starting in May

Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
Posted in Government

Preston will have a Farmer's Market beginning this May. The Preston City Council gave the go ahead to a group of organizers at their Monday, March 17, meeting.

The market will be located on the grass near the Preston trail head and be held o ..... 
[Read the Rest]

County addresses Minnesota budget deficit

Fri, Mar 14th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County commissioners invited department heads in for a discussion about the state budget shortfall and how the county could be affected at their March 11 meeting. The Minnesota Department of Finance announced a forecast in February of a $9 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Use of flood money for start-ups questioned

Fri, Mar 14th, 2008
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - In the days immediately following the flood of 2007, it was difficult for Rushford residents and civic leaders to imagine anything worse than the muddy water covering their town and nearly everything in it.

Now, seven months later ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford council accepts resignations

Fri, Mar 14th, 2008
Posted in Government

A pair of resignations bookended last Monday's city council meeting.

Christina Friederichs, Vice-Chair of the Rushford EDA, resigned her post, effective April 9.

Friederichs, Business Manager for Winona Health, had asked for time at ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Harmony hires architect for Community Center project

Fri, Mar 14th, 2008
Posted in Government

City Council members in Harmony have been looking at ways to finance the projects that need to be done at the Community Center, both to the building and the parking lot. At the regular meeting on March 11, City Administrator Jerome Illg presented th ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Spring Valley City Council holds brief meeting

Fri, Mar 14th, 2008
Posted in Government

It was one of the shortest meetings in months as the Spring Valley City Council breezed through a handful of agenda items.

Liquor License Application

An addition was made to the recently approved Liquor License for Johnny Ringo's. It ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Preston council committed to eminent domain

Fri, Mar 7th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Kay Ristau made a plea to the Preston City Council at the March 3 meeting to reconsider and rescind their motion of last fall to institute eminent domain proceedings to acquire land for the bicycle trail from Preston to Forestville State P ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | 163 | > | >>