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Spring Valley Council Report:CUP denied for LaPolice property


Fri, Feb 1st, 2008
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council denied a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Andre LaPolice at their January 28 meeting. The Spring Valley Planning and Zoning Commission had recommended the CUP, for the property located at 612 Huron Avenue, be denied at their January 23 meeting.

LaPolice intended to use the property for the repair and reconstruction of antique cars, trucks and tractors from the 1900s up until 1985. The commission defines the purpose of this commercial district as for development of "the type of businesses that absolutely require highway access and exposure." Also, the application included "66 Motel" property which is not currently owned by the applicant. The commission felt that this inclusion made the need for possible conditions to be placed on the CUP unclear. They noted a safety concern about the location near wood structures. There was an additional concern with the compatibility of the use with the adjacent residentially zoned properties, questioning the possibility of a negative affect on home property values. The nature of the business and inventory of old vehicles already owned by the applicant raised the possibility of incurring a violation of the "Junk Ordinance."

Other Business

• A quote from Whitewater Wireless Inc. for $2,272.13 was accepted for a new siren controller for the siren on the North side behind the Ford dealer. City Administrator Deb Zimmer explained that the old, outdated controller would not be worth the expense to repair. She said that the Emergency Management budget was small and this repair was not budgeted. Mayor Jim Struzyk added that the city had no choice but to repair this radio patrol portion of the siren. The controller on the South side is also outdated and could go out at anytime.

• Leonard Leutink offered three state bids to the council for the purchase of a new mower. The low bid for a New Holland mower was accepted. Leutink said that parts from the old mower will be compatible.

• Shirley Gangstad was appointed to the Library Board. Dianne Swenson-Sikkink reported the availability of special programs on Tuesday evenings for crafts, woodworking, and more. New materials available at the library are reported monthly in the Spring Valley Tribune.

• A resolution approving write-offs of uncollectible ambulance accounts with the Spring Valley Ambulance Service was approved. The total of the write-offs was $23,524.79. Jim Cooper noted that the se .....
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Rushford City Council Report: Hypersonic loan application on hold

Fri, Feb 1st, 2008
Posted in Government

Late on the agenda, at Monday's, January 28 council meeting, the council tackled an issue that was reviewed by the flood recovery loan committee and the EDA in recent weeks: Does a start-up business qualify for disaster recovery funds? Case in point ..... 
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Planning Commission approves campground changes

Fri, Jan 25th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Working well past 10:00 p.m. on Thursday night, January 24, the Fillmore County Planning Commission, cut and pasted last minute changes to the Zoning Ordinance regarding Campgrounds to send off to the County Board for ratification at their ..... 
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County accepts Bonestroo proposal for hazardous mitigation plan

Fri, Jan 25th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Emergency Management Subcommittee recently interviewed three consultant firms to choose a contractor to develop a Hazard Mitigation Plan for Fillmore County. County Coordinator Karen Brown briefed the board on the committee meeting and ..... 
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Rushford Council special meeting focuses on well drilling

Fri, Jan 25th, 2008
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - It is rare for the Rushford council to discuss matters unrelated to the August flood, and Tuesday's, January 22, special session was no exception.

BDM engineer John Stewart advised the council on pending water issues.

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Preston citizens troubled over Nursing Home closure

Fri, Jan 25th, 2008
Posted in Government

Preston City Council chambers were full to capacity at the January 22 meeting. Citizens came to air their grievances after Good Samaritan announced their intention to close the Preston Good Samaritan Society nursing home by early March 2008. City Ad ..... 
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Lanesboro city considers new software purchase

Fri, Jan 25th, 2008
Posted in Government

Lanesboro's City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman would like the city council to approve a software upgrade for the city office employees. She presented information and bid amounts to the council at the regular meeting on January 22.

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Legislators meet with county board

Fri, Jan 18th, 2008
Posted in Government

Area Representatives Jeanne Poppe and Ken Tschumper, along with Senators Sharon Ropes and Dan Sparks, met with Fillmore County commissioners on Tuesday, January 15, to discuss upcoming bonding priorities for the 2008 Minnesota legislative session wh ..... 
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Rushford City Council: Rushford and Winona Health at odds over clinic building

Fri, Jan 18th, 2008
Posted in Government

The Rushford City Council, meeting for the first time in 2008 on January 14, immediately swore-in newly-elected council members. Not since former Mayor Ted Roberton resigned 2½-years-ago after only 5-months into his second term have residents e ..... 
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