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County moving ahead with airport hangar expansion


Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Government

At the County Board’s February 3 meeting a contract with Professional Engineering Services, Ltd. was approved for design and construction administration services for hangar expansion at the Fillmore County Airport.

County Engineer Ron Gregg said the Airport Committee recommended moving ahead with the project, adding that he concurred with the proposal. He said the Highway Department will help with staking and inspection. The total cost of the services detailed in the proposal is $38,023. The cost is reimbursable through an airport grant.

This first phase of the hangar area of expansion includes improving Taxilanes A and B, plus construction of Taxilanes C and D. Also, site preparation for private hangars and site preparation for a 6-Unit T-hanger will be part of the planned development.

Commissioner Randy Dahl noted there is quite a lot of interest to rent these. Chairman Duane Bakke commented that facilities at the airport are full right now.

4-H program

Lee Ann Howard, University of Minnesota Extension, updated the board on the 4-H program. Currently, there are 249 4-H members which is less than last year. Howard noted that there is still time for more kids to enroll. There are 103 enrolled adult volunteers.

Funds have been budgeted for the summer intern ($3,500). The internship is proposed to last for eight weeks from June 22 to August 14. The board would prefer a candidate from Fillmore County, but last year didn’t have any applications from the county.

The intern will be responsible for the preparation for the Livestock Interview Process, scheduling livestock interviews and awards. Among other responsibilities listed for the summer intern will be work with ambassadors to conduct learning adventures each day of the fair. The hire of a summer intern was approved.

Approval was given for Dorle Kaase to serve as District 1 representative on the Extension Committee with a term ending December, 2016.

Other business in brief

•The final payment of $33,926.40 was approved to Griffin Construction Company for CSAH 1 project in Spring Valley (the section between TH 63 and 16).

•The Fillmore County Traffic Sign Maintenance and Retro-Reflectivity Policy was adopted. Gregg said the policy defines replacement of signs to conform to Minnesota reflectivity standards.

•An access permit was approv .....
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Spring Valley Council discusses industrial park expansion

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

On January 26, the Spring Valley City Council met for a regular meeting; all members were present. After approving minutes and approving January accounts payable, totaling $1,156.060.85. The Council approved the Proposed Single Family Home New C ..... 
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Chatfield fills EMS support position

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

During a relatively brief Chatfield City Council meeting held January 26, Rocky Burnett was introduced and hired to fill the EMS Support Position vacated by Nancy Timm, the new deputy clerk. Ambulance Director Sue Kester reported that there had ..... 
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County discusses safety program

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Government

Kristina Kohn, Human Resources, updated the county board on the county’s safety program at the board’s January 27 meeting. Kohn related that the county has won the governor’s award for safety two years in a row, Meritorious Achievement in Oc ..... 
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Rushford approves rate increases; housing study

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

A Monday, January 26 public hearing, during the Rushford Council meeting, presented very little public, but a good deal of information. The purpose of the hearing was to receive public comment regarding proposed water and sewer rate increases. Mar ..... 
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Accusations fly at Peterson meeting

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

Following the appointment of newly appointed Councilor Loren Rue to the Peterson Council on January 14, the Council’s actions, particularly to appoint Rue, have been questioned. Councilor Dave Colbenson requested time to speak, prior to citizen co ..... 
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Rushford Village discusses proposed rate hike

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

While the Tuesday, January 20 Rushford Village Council meeting was brief, the Council managed to get in plenty of discussion over a City of Rushford sewer rate hike, which will lead to increases for some Village residents. Mayor Gordon Johnson, Co ..... 
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Preston refinances 2007B bond

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, in his capacity as Preston’s financial adviser, recommended refinancing the General Obligation Improvement Bond issued in 2007 (Valley Street & Corn Cob Acres area project) at the council’s January 20 m ..... 
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Canton sets designations and fees for 2015

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

New council member Charlie Warner and returning council member Ross Duckett were sworn into office at the year’s first meeting of the Canton City Council on January 14. Annual designations were approved with no changes from 2014. The official n ..... 
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