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Spring Valley City Council Report: Reconstruction of Hudson Street set for public hearing


Fri, Sep 28th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley City Council met Monday night September 24 and passed a resolution calling for a public hearing on a major improvement project. Bryan Holtz of Yaggy Colby Associates presented the Feasibility Report to the Council. The price tag on the project is $2,390,936.28. If approved, it would result in the complete reconstruction of Hudson Avenue from Grant Street to Freemont Street and from Hudson Avenue to Washington Avenue. The project includes sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, street, curb and gutter, retaining wall, tree removal and sidewalk construction.

There are two parts to the project. The first phase starts on Hudson at the south end of Grant and goes south to the north side of Main Street. As part of phase one, Jefferson Street from Washington Avenue to Hudson and Courtland from Washington Avenue to Huron will also be included. The cost of phase one will be $1,417,684.13.

Phase two includes Hudson starting at the south side of Main Street and continuing south to the intersection of Freemont Street. Phase two's estimated cost will be $973,252.15.

Holtz said that the area is long overdue for upgrading. The existing 6 and 8 inch sanitary sewer is mainly clay pipe and has numerous structural defects. These existing mains will be replaced with 8 inch PVC sanitary sewer pipe.

The existing cast iron 4 and 6 inch water mains will be replaced with new 6 inch ductile iron pipe water main. The current system has been in place for many years.

Street reconstruction in phase one would be removal of the existing curb and gutter and then replacement on both sides of the street. The new sidewalks will connect with the bike trails that exist within the city park. Courtland, Jefferson, and a portion of Hudson Avenue will require extensive retaining walls to accommodate the new street and sidewalks. The retaining walls in this area will vary from 2 to 5 feet in height.

According to Holz the project area has very limited storm sewer capacity and currently drains easterly into Main Street and then south at Huron Avenue and outlets adjacent to the Spring Valley Creek in the city park. The remaining portion of the project area's storm water drains over land discharges across the ground into the city park. The new project calls for the storm sewer to be constructed throughout the length of the project. Catch basins will be added to each intersection and the storm sewer will be designed t .....
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Rushford struggles with bad wells and condemnations

Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - Looking a little weary nearly a month after flooding transformed Rushford into a disaster area, Mayor Les Ladewig and City Council members Nancy Benson, Laura Deering, Larry Johnson and Herb Highum met in special session on Monday Septemb ..... 
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Board of Adjustment turns down variance request

Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - The Fillmore County Board of Adjustment voted on Thursday, September 20, to reject an application for a variance in Harmony Township.

Roger and Rosella Peterson had asked for a 902 foot variance to build a house on property they o ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Lanesboro 20/20

Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Government

A public hearing was held before the regular city council meeting in Lanesboro on September 17. The topic to be discussed was the Lanesboro 20/20 plans for the future, and Carla Noack was present to answer any questions about the document entitled " ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Preston hires new librarian

Fri, Sep 21st, 2007
Posted in Government

The Preston City Council met Tuesday September 18 for their regular meeting. Council member Robert Sauer was absent. Bob O'Reilly who sits on the Library Board detailed the board's unanimous recommendation for the new librarian, Elizabeth Anderson. ..... 
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County Board discusses disaster credits for homestead property

Fri, Sep 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Assessor Robert Pickett explained the current law regarding disaster credits on 2008 payable taxes for homesteaded property owners at the board's September 11 meeting. The Minnesota Statute 273.123 Reassessment of Homestead Property ..... 
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Rushford Council looks at flood money distribution

Fri, Sep 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - At a special meeting Thursday, September 13, the Rushford City Council voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with SEMCAC to be the lead grant administrator on a Small Cities Development Program application for $1.4 million, with Pe ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Preliminary levy increase set at 5.32%

Fri, Sep 14th, 2007
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City Administrator Joe Hoffman informed council members at their September 10 meeting that he had successfully trimmed the 2008 preliminary budget. At the last meeting on August 27, he was tasked with finding a way to trim the increase by $23,000 an ..... 
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Harmony City Council Report: Jacobson Addition assessments approved

Fri, Sep 14th, 2007
Posted in Government

HARMONY - Many residents of the newly-completed Jacobson Addition in Harmony were present at the city council meeting September 11 to find out how the cost of the improvements would be assessed. City Administrator Jerome Illg presented the council w ..... 
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