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Chatfield Center for the Arts to get a facelift


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Governor Mark Dayton signed two bills on May 20 authorizing more than a billion dollars to be spent on projects across the state of Minnesota. The $200 million cash bill for construction projects includes $5,352,000 for the Chatfield Center for the Arts.

The once public school and auditorium turned arts center will undergo an updating of its electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, be newly furnished and equipped, and have additional amenities installed. These improvements are part of the long time vision of the Center’s ardent supporters, who are dedicated to the transformation of the historical buildings into a “modern regional arts center.” Many have volunteered their time and labor to make the Center a success. Potter Auditorium will be modernized to provide a more comfortable experience for audiences and will have state of the art technology installed to allow for a wider spectrum of programming.

Because of efforts of volunteers along with money, land and buildings that have been provided for the Center the state grant funding will not require local matching funds.

The buildings will be more accessible. Elevators will be installed in both the 1936 (Potter Auditorium) and 1916 buildings.

On Thursday, May 29, the city council, EDA, the Center’s non-profit group, and the Advisory Committee met together to learn the details of the grant and for discussion. City clerk Joel Young said the organization necessary to move forward is already in place, therefore, they are ready to hit the ground running. He noted that individuals involved sit on more than one committee or board which will increase communication and participation.

Young asked all involved groups to “step it up a notch.” The EDA will begin by working with DEED to secure a contract between DEED and the city/EDA. The money will go to the city of Chatfield EDA which will make the decisions involving the construction project.

The Chatfield EDA owns the Center and oversees its Advisory Committee which develops policy and rules. The non-profit group, Chatfield Center for the Arts, Inc. has been established for fund raising purposes and now also operates the Center. The Heritage Preservation Commission will provide advice on both interior and exterior renovation to maintain the historical integrity of the buildings and property. Young noted that about 1 percent of funding is budged for pre-design and ten pe .....
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Rushford Village moves on road options; appoints Johnson mayor, Rasmussen new councilor

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Following a recent petition on a road management project, Rushford Village has opted to consult with engineers Bolton & Menk, Inc. regarding cash options for the city street maintenance and repair. Identified roads have shifted in priority due to th ..... 
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Springer & Gumbel P.A. hired on as City of Ostrander’s attorneys

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Scott Springer, of Springer & Gumbel P.A., addressed the Ostrander City Council at the June meeting and explained the services and experience offered by his law firm. Springer & Gumbel have offices in Preston, Spring Valley and Chatfield. The fir ..... 
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Commissioners take on additional workload

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Government

County commissioners breezed through a short agenda at their June 3 board meeting. Due to the retirement of Third District Commissioner Chuck Amunrud, the remaining four commissioners will take on his committee assignments until after the special e ..... 
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Lanesboro at a crossroads with dam project

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Lanesboro City Administrator David Todd spoke to the council recently about their options when it comes to repairing the dam. For several years, the city has been struggling to find money to fund the $2.7 million project in order to save the histori ..... 
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Preston to receive DEED grants

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City administrator Joe Hoffman announced at the city council’s June 2 meeting that the city had just received notification of grant awards from DEED (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development). Mayor Kurt Reicks and Councilman Da ..... 
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State representative Greg Davids files for re-election

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Government

ST PAUL, Minn. - State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) has officially filed to seek re-election this fall to the Minnesota House of Representatives. “It is such a privilege to serve the people of Fillmore and Houston counties,” Davids s ..... 
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Chatfield renews electric franchise

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

With the 20-year renewal of Chatfield’s electric franchise some changes are expected in the near future. Keith Sherman representing Alliant Energy, Brian Krambeer representing Tri-County Electric Cooperative, and Elaine Garry representing People ..... 
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Recycling dumpsters in Spring Valley

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in All Government

The recycling dumpsters that were located along Highway 16 east of Spring Valley were removed in early May due to the high volume of illegal dumping. At the county board’s May 27 meeting the board voted to have the dumpsters put back at that loca ..... 
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