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Fillmore Central accepts generous donation from Norby Tree Service


Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

In preparation for the new parking lot at the high school, Norby Tree Service removed six trees and ground up one stump from that location. Fillmore Central was originally quoted $3,500 by Norby’s for the work, but that cost was brought down to $1,000 by a generous $2,500 donation from Norby’s. The Fillmore Central School Board thanked Norby Tree Service for their considerate gift at their meeting on July 26.

The school readiness program is on track to receive Pathway II funding. They currently have 26 students registered for 3/4 school readiness and 22 for 4/5. Karn Friedges and Jessica Marzolf will be teaching Kinder Camp this year during the weeks of August 1 and 8. The parent educator position for ECFE is still open, as well as an infant lead teacher position in the daycare.

The 2016-17 K-6, 7-12, Root River Program, Faculty, and Coaches handbooks were approved by the board, along with the second reading of some of the board policies.

The resignation of SAC aide Matthew Gregg was approved as well as the termination of custodian Andrew Hyke. Aaron Mensink was hired as the girls golf coach and Kenzie Lind as the volunteer coach for the volleyball program, both for the 2016-17 school year.

The board approved the renewal of the membership with the Minnesota School Board Association. The dues are $3,292 for association dues and $650 for policy services.

Two quotes were received for the repairs to a portion of the outfield fence at the baseball field which sustained wind damage on July 5. Sutherland, the company that originally installed the fence, suggested replacing the 2 1/2” posts with 3” posts and narrowing the spaces between them at a cost of $4,717. A competing company submitted a quote in the amount of $7,200 which included upgrades to 4” posts plus a center rail in addition to the existing top and bottom rails. Superintendent Richard Keith spoke with the school’s insurance agent since the second quote is greater than the $5,000 deductible. The agent will be looking into whether or not the school can upgrade.

As part of the World’s Best Workforce plan, the board reviewed the current Vision, Mission, Beliefs, and Goals. “It seems really good to me. I don’t see a reason to change it,” noted board member Jim Love. The rest of the board agreed and the goals were approved.

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Chatfield prepares for Western Days

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

Brian Burkholder, Public Works, at the July 25 meeting of the city council asked for additional summer help during their annual celebration, Western Days. He said he had intended to ask for three temporary workers, but asked for four because one of ..... 
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Lanesboro Daycare makes plans to expand SAC and daycare program

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Daycare Director Heidi Brown asked the Lanesboro School Board to approve her proposal to expand the school age care or SAC and daycare programs at the board meeting on July 21. Currently, the program is licensed for a total of 35 preK and school ag ..... 
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Rushford approves development plan proposal

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

In a quick regular meeting, Monday, July 25, the Rushford council approved a proposal that will provide basic infrastructure information for tentative planning in the areas north of Grimsrud Way and east of Himlie Drive. Put forth by an Economic Dev ..... 
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Ag District variance approved

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in All Government

At the July 14 meeting of the Fillmore County Board of Adjustment, a request for a variance to build a home closer to a neighboring feedlot than the ordinance allows was approved with a 4 to 1 vote. Several people were in attendance. During the pu ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson goes in different direction

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

The R-P School Board approved a proposal from Bernard Bus Company, of Chatfield, for a new two-year contract, beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. The Transportation Committee recently sought Requests for Proposal and received two transportatio ..... 
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Mobile home park greenbelt issue continues

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

At the July 19 meeting of the Preston City Council, this issue was again raised by Scott Springer, attorney for Kerry Soiney. The complaint has been made to the city council several times over the last couple of years. Mobile home park owner Tim Joh ..... 
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Kingsland facility costs mulled

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Kingsland School Board met on July 18 in regular session, with all members present (Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Gwen Howard and Ann Oeltjen, along with Superintendent John McDonald). Jeff Erding addressed the board, s ..... 
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Government this week

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in All Government

• Monday, July 25, Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. • Monday, July 25, City of Rushford City Council, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, July 25, Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7 p.m. • Tuesday, July 26, Fillmore County Commis ..... 
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