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Rushford Village to keep at pavement management plans


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government



The city of Rushford Village has received a 2015 Recommended Pavement Management memo from Bolton & Menk Engineer Brian Malm. An effort to continue strides taken on maintenance of the city’s paved roadways has been underway for some time. In July 2013, a fiscal impact report for the comprehensive $3.25 million plan was first put forth and the first public hearing on bonding for road projects was held in August. Shortly after, the first annual road tour by the council and engineers was taken. The plan appeared to gain momentum and April 2014, the council approved a 10-year plan for maintenance with a maximum projected cost of $1.2 million. A petition was presented to the city later that month, which brought the project to a halt for the period of one year.

In 2014, the city utilized $70,000 set aside for road work to sealcoat a number of roads that were part of the approved 10-year plan. Now, the city is looking to continue maintenance on additional roads, using budgeted funds, to attempt to salvage roads. After 2014 projects, $1.2 million in bituminous work remains to be done including sealcoating, reclamation, and overlay.

Malm presented three options to the city in the memo. The first would complete any remaining roads designated for sealcoating. This includes Hayes Street, Sherwood Street, Money Creek Road, and Goodrich Avenue. Total projected cost is approximately $50,000. Option 1 also includes the potential for overlay of the end of Darr Avenue, a $30,000 project.

Option 2 seeks to sealcoat a few roads, but targets one bigger project as well. Included in this option are Hayes Street, Money Creek Road, and Prospect Street, from Sherwood to Main. Cost of Option 2 is estimated at $84,000. Option 3 targets a needed turnaround on Nordic Lane and rings in with a $70,000 price tag.

“My recommendation is to put money into the best streets,” noted Malm, suggesting Option 1 or a portion of it, if the city opts not to tackle Darr Avenue.

While the council may be able to break the plan down into segments, budgeting for each, it may not be saving the city money in the long run. As streets deteriorate, faster than the maintenance can keep up, eventual reclamation or overlay comes at a much higher cost to the city. “We need to break it down; show money put away every year, and show it’s a wash. It was a doable project. We probably would have ended up spending less,” not .....
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Government this week - 4.27.15

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in All Government

• Monday, April 27, Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. • Monday, April 27, City of Rushford City Council, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, April 27, Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7 p.m. • Tuesday, April 28, Fillmore Count ..... 
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Chatfield supports downtown improvements

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chris Geisen, Economic Development Authority Coordinator, described guidelines for a historic downtown improvement program at the Chatfield City Council’s April 13 meeting. This EDA program is designed to restore building facades in the downtown B ..... 
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Spring Valley contracts for EMS training

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

On April 13, the Spring Valley City Council met for annual Board of Review at 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular council meeting. Members present were Tony Archer, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and Administrator Deb Zimmer. The ..... 
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Wykoff wastewater Plan of Correction underway

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

On April 13, a regular meeting was held for the Wykoff City Council. Members present were: Mitch Grabau, Rocky Vreeman, Mayor Al Williams, City Clerk Cheryl Davis, Megan Lund, and Brody Mensink. The council approved prior minutes and Accounts Pay ..... 
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Sexual assault prevention efforts discussed

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All Government

At the Fillmore County April 14 board meeting, commissioners heard from Program Manager Curt Petzel and Director Travis Gransee of Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted (DFO) Community Corrections. Their presentation was followed by a review of DFO prevention prog ..... 
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Zoning ordinance changes, rental policies highlight Whalan April meeting

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All Government

Upcoming summer events, proposed changes to local zoning ordinances, and Town Hall rental policies were all up for discussion at the Whalan City Council meeting on Monday, April 13. The full council was in attendance, led by Mayor Larry Johnson. A ..... 
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Harmony moves forward with plans for community garden

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on April 14, 2015 at 7 p.m. All city council members were present. Fillmore County Property Appraiser Brian Hoff opened a Board of Review hearing. There were no questions and no one was present for the public foru ..... 
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Government this week - 4.20.15

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All Government

•Monday, April 20, Rushford-Peterson School Board, Rushford Biology Room, 5:30 p.m. •Monday, April 20, Preston City Council, Council Chambers, 6 p.m. •Monday, April 20, Kingsland School Board, District Conference Room, 6:30 p.m. •Monday ..... 
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