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Spring Valley Council discusses winter trails


Fri, Oct 31st, 2008
Posted in Government

Mostly routine business was on the agenda for the Spring Valley City Council meeting on Oct. 27, 2008. There was discussion concerning the maintenance of the trails through the city during the winter. A resident had asked if the city could remove the snow so walking would be easier. The Council discussed the problems involved, such as slippery conditions from the area where snow is removed from. Other trail users have expressed an interest in leaving the snow on the trail to facilitate cross country skiing. Leonard Leutink, Street Superintendent said that if his department removed the snow it would require another snow blower and possibly a broom and an increase in staff. There are three miles of trails in town and the manpower issue would be the biggest concern. No action was taken at this time.

Dan Howard appeared before the Council and explained the archery building that he has in operation at the old Laundromat and assured members that he does have the required insurance for operation of the facility.

Dianne Swenson-Sikkink of the Library said that Loretta Hanson will be leaving the board after two terms and that a replacement needs to be found. This will be a vacancy that would represent the rural area. Anyone interested in this position plus call Dianne at the Library.

City Administrator Deb Zimmer says that the current construction on the south side of town is now encountering additional delays in the concrete work. She said that any residents that have concerns should contact the company, Road Constructors directly and voice their frustration. The number is 285-1211 and ask for Buzz. Deb said that she has been taking the calls and that it would be more expedient if citizens called the contractor directly.

Could Best Value Contracting prevent future problems similar to the ones now happening? That was the question asked by the Council and Zimmer said that the Council needs to be able to award bids using criteria other than; "low bid." It would appear that the City will be examining the issue and deciding on criteria within the next few months.

Councilman Jason Holland reported that at a recent meeting with the cable company he learned that the price of cable service will be going up $3.00.

Rushford City Council discusses hardware store

Fri, Oct 31st, 2008
Posted in Government

At its meeting on October 27, the Rushford City Council wasted little time in approving all variance requests by Rushford Hardware owners Greg and Kim Norstad to pave the way for them to build their new store directly south of Rushford Foods.

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Shoreland mapping project for SE Minnesota

Fri, Oct 31st, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Ross Hoffman, Cannon River Partnership, instructed the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners on the details of the shoreland mapping project at their October 28 meeting. His job in part is to educate elected officials and the public and t ..... 
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Capital improvement projects going smoothly

Fri, Oct 24th, 2008
Posted in Government

LANESBORO - Capital Improvement projects in Lanesboro are moving along smoothly, according to City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman. The new floors and heaters at the fire hall are completed, as well as the curb and gutter at Maple Drive and Whittier ..... 
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Preston to start flood buyout program

Fri, Oct 24th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Preston City Council voted at their Monday, October 20 meeting, to begin the buyout of flood affected homes in South Preston along the Root River. City Administrator Joe Hoffman and councilman Robert Sauer recently ranked twelve proper ..... 
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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 Ma ..... 
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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.

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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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