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FEMA grant awarded to Spring Valley


Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A regular meeting of the Spring Valley city council was held on November 24. Members present included Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Sturzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and city administrator Deb Zimmer. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Next, the council approved minutes of the previous meeting, and considered November Final Accounts Payable, which totaled just over $156,000. A proposal to approve was unanimously carried.

No visitors had signed up to speak to the council, so the next order of business was to consider a proposed Ambulance Wages & Benefits policy revision, which added a statement in the Waiver of Fees section. Deb Zimmer said, “The language added was ‘Immediate family members include spouse, children, step-children, and other legal dependents residing within the EMT’s household. Exception will be given to those legal dependents age 26 or below who are covered on the EMT’s health insurance but may not reside in the same household’; we just needed clarification on that.” The council unanimously voted to approve the revision as submitted.

In department head reports, Chad Hindt (streets department ) commented on snow removal, stating, “We went through with the new street sweeper, and it’s worked exceptionally well.” Angie Jarrett (ambulance) reported, “I’ve implemented new billing coding charges, and I’ve got updated patient care guidelines that our crew will receive in December.” Tim Rasmussen (police) submitted a written report, and had no additional comments.

Troy Lange (fire department) told the council, “It’s been a pretty quiet month; we had a couple of calls. On the FEMA grant that was applied for last year, we did not get the air pack part of it, but we got the other part, for $15,000. We’ll reapply next year for the rest of it. And we have four applications to consider for hiring.”

Deb Zimmer announced upcoming meetings, including a Truth in Taxation meeting that will include levy and budget information. She also said the council will have just one regular meeting in December (on December 8, at 6 p.m.) and then a brief special meeting on December 23 at 12:15 p.m. just to consider approval of final 2014 Accounts Payable. With no other business, the meeting was adjourned about 6:10 p.m.

Chatfield proposes fee increases

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At a relatively brief November 24 Chatfield city council meeting, the first consideration of the Omnibus Fee ordinance was approved. Among the increases is a proposed 4.5 percent increase in the base monthly water fee and a 4.5 percent increase pe ..... 
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Rushford Village meets public works candidates

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner In an admittedly unorthodox setup, the Rushford Village council invited five public works/maintenance supervisor candidates to a pre-interview before the entire council November 18. The five were scheduled to come in 15 minute i ..... 
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Rushford Village meets public works candidates

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner In an admittedly unorthodox setup, the Rushford Village council invited five public works/maintenance supervisor candidates to a pre-interview before the entire council November 18. The five were scheduled to come in 15 minute i ..... 
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Rushford Village meets public works candidates

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

In an admittedly unorthodox setup, the Rushford Village council invited five public works/maintenance supervisor candidates to a pre-interview before the entire council November 18. The five were scheduled to come in 15 minute intervals, beginning ..... 
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Election results tell a story

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Government

In the democracy of this great land, the privilege to vote in elections presents an opportunity. If you didn’t get a chance to vote, which is highly probable based on the low voter turnout, then I hope you won’t miss the next one. You only g ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court - 11.24.14

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Government

On November 12, 2014, David Dean Zimmer, 50, of Mabel, appeared before Fillmore County District Court judge Matthew J. Opat. Zimmer was charged with four felonies; count one, Kidnapping – To Commit Great Bodily Harm/Terrorize, maximum sentence of ..... 
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Ostrander city council considers well repairs

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

A regular meeting of the Ostrander city council was held on November 18 at the Community Center. All council members were in attendance. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the council approved the consent agenda, including agenda, prior minutes, ..... 
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Harry Root takes the oath of office

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Newly elected Third District Commissioner Harry Root was sworn in by Judge Matt Opat at the board’s November 18 meeting. The board has operated with only four members since the retirement of Chuck Amunrud in May. After Root took the oath of o ..... 
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