"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | > | >>

Rushford Council sells business lot


Fri, May 16th, 2008
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - A decisive step was made in Rushford Hardware's proposed move to north of town when the Rushford City Council voted, albeit reluctantly, to sell owner Greg Norstad's Lot #10 in the Rush Creek Business Park.

Norstad's store in the Norsquare Plaza was damaged in the flood last summer and has been operating in the Darr Building at the junction of highways 16 and 43 for months.

For a new location, Norstad has had his eye on a spot in the industrial park, but faced reluctance from council members who worried about the migration of a downtown commercial business to the industrial park.

In addition, a market analysis was conducted by Yaggy Colby Associates, an engineering firm with a long relationship with the city. The analyses looked closely at factors like market area, traffic and visibility at four potential sites for the business.

Norstad's top choice was not in the top two sites recommended by the group, who rated the store's current temporary location as the best possible location for the future, even with the drawback that it would come in slightly short of the square footage desired by Norstad and would need a variance of city code regarding number of parking spaces.

According to city administrator Windy Block, Norstad still wishes to move his business to the industrial park.

"He's done everything he can do-there's no area downtown to accommodate his plans," Block said.

Council member Laura Deering raised a concern about the families with children currently living in FEMA trailers close to the location.

Deering said she's also just concerned about having "such a blend (industry, commercial and residence) up there and not having anything solid in place for where these people (flood-displaced residents in FEMA trailers) can live."

Deering was alluding to the fact that there is currently not a solid plan for a new trailer park to be located in town.

The property desired by Norstad is currently zoned for industry, meaning he will have to apply for a variance from the city. The purchase price for the land is $20,000 per acre for a 3+ acre parcel. Some of the purchase price can be rebated to the buyer if certain JOBZ requirements are met.

Council person Nancy Benson summed up the group's sentiments before a unanimous vote in favor of Norstad's request: "I hate to see them leave downtown, but I don't think we can stop Mr. Norstad from placing his business where .....
[Read the Rest]

Harmony Council discusses antique mall and other projects

Fri, May 16th, 2008
Posted in Government

Plans will soon be underway for a new antique mall in Harmony's Industrial Park. Terry and Jean Ingvalson of Mabel will be putting up a new building which will house multiple antique vendors. Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates attended the City C ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Budget limits Spring Valley rec improvements

Fri, May 16th, 2008
Posted in Government

Parks Director John Fenske reported bids for replacing the blacktop surface of the tennis courts to the Spring Valley City Council members at their May 12 meeting. The surface replacement would cost about $36,960 for asphalt and about $38,586 for co ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Weight limits enforced on County Roads

Fri, May 9th, 2008
Posted in Government

PRESTON - County Engineer John Grindeland fielded questions from board members at the May 6 meeting. A citizen called in Friday, May 2, to report an abuse of weight restrictions on a county gravel road. The county sheriff was notified and a deputy w ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Preston Fire Department to manage gambling

Fri, May 9th, 2008
Posted in Government

At the May 5 Preston City Council meeting, council members considered three proposals submitted by local organizations applying for the opportunity to manage gambling activities at the B & B Bowl. Several months ago the council had decided to try to ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lanesboro Council looks at property issues

Fri, May 9th, 2008
Posted in Government

The Lanesboro City Council meeting on May 5 included a few different planning and zoning issues with property in town. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the city approve a request from Bob Schrupp about his property located kitty c ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Full house at Lanesboro assessment hearing

Fri, May 2nd, 2008
Posted in Government

There was a full house at the Community Center when Lanesboro held a Preliminary Assessment Hearing for upcoming street repairs on Monday,April 28. Many residents who live on both Whittier Street and Maple Drive showed up to ask questions and expres ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Spring Valley Council deals with routine business

Fri, May 2nd, 2008
Posted in Government

Mainly routine business at the Spring Valley City Council meeting. A resolution was passed approving write-offs of certain uncollectible ambulance accounts. The total write-off for 2008 so far is $11,204.77. In 2007 those write-offs amounted to $84, ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rushford looks at water problem

Fri, May 2nd, 2008
Posted in Government

RUSHFORD - There was a lengthy discussion about water at last Monday's, April 28, 2008, regular city council meeting in Rushford, but surprisingly, the topic was not flood water.

The need for a water treatment plant was evident and funds we ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | > | >>