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Rushford City Council Report: Airport agreements approved


Fri, Jul 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

The Rushford City Council moved ahead with airport improvements as they approved agreements with consulting firm Mead and Hunt, Inc. at their regular meeting July 9. The council had been hesitant to sign agreements without reassurance from the FAA regarding reimbursement. Since the Rushford airport application was approved at the eleventh hour, a standard tentative allocation letter had not been received by the city. DOT's Harris Baker informed the council via an email to Windy Block that there were no commitments until there was an executed grant agreement. This agreement would come after the city had gotten the bids, which couldn't be obtained without signing the consultant agreement. Baker called it a "very small risk" and told the city the state would help out with funding if the FAA didn't come through (at a 70/30 rate).

The council opted to sign the agreement for task order #1; this will enable Mead and Hunt to get bids for the proposed seal coating and airfield signage improvements, at an estimated $19,924. The bids will be opened by around July 30; the FAA needs to be notified of the winning bid before August 1. City attorney Terry Chiglo, calling the situation a catch 22, had advised the council they would not be able to access the grant unless they signed the agreement.

The council also passed the agreement on task order #2; this order was for the updating of the airport layout plan (ALP) at the cost of approximately $34,854. Mead and Hunt will do this work itself; the same company had done the first ALP in 2001. This agreement will not actually be acted upon until the city knows for sure if they have received the FAA funding.

Finally, the council perused the applications for the open seat on the airport commission and, with a ballot vote, chose Richard Holle as the new member. They thanked other applicants and encouraged them to apply for future openings.

Police protection

clarification

Current city resident Jim Roberton visited the meeting to ask for clarification on the police protection in the City of Rushford Village in the past. Roberton has recently purchased a home in the CRV and visited a CRV meeting as well. He asked what the village got for the $1,000 in the past years. Mayor Les Ladewig answered that they had gotten the same protection as Rushford residents. Ladewig said the city police had served as an extension of the sheriff's department and had patrolled major businesses in CRV. Rob .....
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Spring Valley City Council Report: Waste Management makes request for reconsideration

Fri, Jul 13th, 2007
Posted in Government

Dan Goodsell and Margo Underwood representatives of Waste Management, Spring Valley's current holder of the garbage contract, asked the council to reconsider their intention to put out for bids to other area garbage services at the July 9 meeting. C ..... 
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Preston considers State Building Code

Fri, Jul 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Preston City Council members again discussed the pros and cons of adopting the State Building Code at their July 2 meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman noted that the issue was first discussed about a month ago. The council tabled the i ..... 
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Whalan subdivision in planning stages

Fri, Jul 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

WHALAN - The Whalan City Council has plans to enter into a development agreement with Secluded Land Company of Desoto, Wisconsin. The company hopes to build a subdivision on 95 acres in Section 9 of Holt Township on an area across the Root River fro ..... 
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County considers health care change

Fri, Jul 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Social Services Director Thomas Boyd again discussed with the commissioners the possibility of joining Houston, Mower, and Winona counties in County Based Purchasing (CBP) at their July 3 meeting. In 1999, the CBP model of managed care was ..... 
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Proposed walking trail pros and cons

Fri, Jul 6th, 2007
Posted in Government

Lanesboro - When the Lanesboro City Council held a hearing on a proposed walking trail as part of their regular meeting July 2, they heard plenty-both pro and con! The walking trail project currently has been allocated $1,200 of the $12,000 TMI gran ..... 
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Spring Valley accepts low bid on sewer project

Fri, Jun 29th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - It was a night of financial housekeeping at the Spring Valley City Council at their June 25 meeting.

Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates presented to the Council the results of the bond sale for the Stormwater/Sewer project ..... 
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Rushford considers police contract options

Fri, Jun 29th, 2007
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - Continuing with a proactive attitude, the Rushford City Council spent much of their regular council meeting June 25 discussing possible police service options to offer the City of Rushford Village (CRV). The former police contract expired ..... 
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County Board hires zoning attorney on retainer

Fri, Jun 29th, 2007
Posted in Government

Norman Craig asked the county board at their June 26 meeting to approve the hiring of Scott Anderson, a land use attorney, on an hourly basis to answer zoning questions. Anderson is hired or put on retainer by other counties as a consultant on a con ..... 
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