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Chatfield applies for additional state funding


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

Mike Elder receives the 2015 Preservation Award from Chatfield Mayor Russ Smith. Photo by Karen Reisner

The Chatfield city council at their June 8 meeting authorized an application for 2016 state bonding funds. City clerk Joel Young said state legislators invited them back to apply for additional funding. This funding will be for Phase II renovations to the Chatfield Center for the Arts to complete the project.

The Minn. legislature appropriated $5,352,000 in 2014 to the city, through its Economic Development Authority, to fund Phase I improvements. A predesign and project design was completed also.

A resolution was approved authorizing the city, through its EDA, to submit an application to Minnesota Management and Budget requesting funds to be included in the 2016 bonding bill.

Young explained that is usual to apply for bonding funds in odd numbered years for local projects. He added that with the predesign and project design they now have real numbers to work with.

Other business in brief

• The 2015 annual Preservation Award was presented by Mayor Russ Smith to Mike Elder (and Yuliya Elder) for improvements made to the façade of their building located at 224 S. Main St. The award is given to recognize “outstanding projects and people who preserve and protect the city’s significant historical and architectural resources.” The Heritage Preservation Commission selects the recipient of the award.

• Chatfield received its annual population and household estimates for 2014. These figures are for one year ago. As of April 1, 2014, the Minnesota State Demographer estimated that Chatfield’s population was 2,815. The household estimate was 1,109.

• A special meeting of the city council was held on June 3 to discuss the hiring process related to the open Superintendent of City Services position. Only two applications had been received. A motion was approved to extend the application period to June 17. Advertisements are to placed in several publications and on the city’s website.

• 2015 “Music in the Park” concert series will begin on June 11 at 7:30 p.m.

• On June 8 people gathered for a ground breaking ceremony for a “Cabin Coffee” restaurant. Alicia Hinckly and EB Allen of H and A Real Estate plan to redevelop the property for the restaurant on the west side of North Main St. at the Union St. intersection.

Whalan council gets parade report-and a new mayor-at June meeting

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

A new but familiar face will be in the Whalan mayor chair next month when newly-appointed Rory Berekvam assumes that position. Berekvam will fill out the remainder of Larry Johnson’s mayoral term that will end on June 30, 2015. Johnson resigned ..... 
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County 25 reconstruction in Peterson set to begin

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The reconstruction of County State Aid Highway 25, running through the heart of Peterson, is finally at hand. A pre-construction meeting that included City representatives Mayor Tim Hallum, councilors Dick Lee and Loren Rue, clerk Megan Boyum, and m ..... 
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Ostrander water tower and well discussed

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Ostrander Government

Ostrander City Council met in regular session on June 2. Members present were Pam Kunert, Mayor Pat Nesler, clerk Chris Hyrkas, Heidi Jones, and DJ Start. The council went across the street, and dedicated a park bench at Lund Park in memory of Vin ..... 
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Rushford Village gives update on ordinance issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Tuesday, June 2 council meeting entailed a fair bit of discussion regarding issues previously brought to light as infractions or concerns of various zoning ordinances. Mayor Gordon Johnson has met with Featherstone Farm owner and operator Jack ..... 
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Government this week - 6.8.15

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in All Government

•Monday, June 8, Whalan City Council, City Hall, 5 p.m. •Monday, June 8, Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. •Monday, June 8, City of Rushford City Council, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. •Monday, June 8, Chatfield City Council, City H ..... 
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Rep. Davids responds to governor’s claim that Republicans “hate public schools”

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in All Government

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) said he was disappointed in Governor Dayton’s actions and words recently regarding K-12 Education in Minnesota. First, Davids said he was troubled that Governor Dayton vetoed the K-12 Education finan ..... 
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Chatfield recognizes 2015 Preservation Month

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the May 26 Chatfield city council meeting Mayor Russ Smith proclaimed May 2015 as Preservation Month. Each year a preservation award is presented to someone who has worked to preserve the heritage of Chatfield through its historic or architectura ..... 
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Spring Valley acknowledges donations

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Government

Due to Memorial Day, the regular meeting of the Spring Valley City Council was held on Wednesday, May 27. All members were present. The council approved minutes of the previous meeting and final Accounts Payable for May, and formally approved a co ..... 
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