Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Friday, December 26th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
1 | 2 | 3 | > | >>

Chatfield reduces 2015 proposed levy increase


Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government



Two public hearings were held at Chatfield’s December 8 meeting. The first was an assessment hearing on the 2014 Street and Utility Improvement Projects. The last, was the city’s Truth In Taxation hearing.

Properties along Bench Street had improvements to the street, sidewalk, curb and gutter, water and sanitary sewer systems. Dillon Dombrovski, WSB, explained that some paving and miscellaneous work will be completed in the spring. The total proposed assessment is $183,785 and each property owner that received a new sanitary sewer service is to be assessed $1,254. Property owners can prepay any portion of the assessment prior to the certification of the assessment of the first installment to the county auditor. Any remaining unpaid balance can be paid spread out over a 10 year period with the general collectible taxes starting in 2015, interest to be added to the unpaid balance at a rate of 2.93 percent per annum.

The assessment amount of $1,254 is slightly lower than the estimate ($1,312) made this last spring at the improvement hearing. Only one comment came from the public. A business owner asked for clarification and noted the inconvenience and probable financial loss to the business during construction. The assessment roll as presented was approved.

A second resolution was approved for assessments against property owners along Twiford Street. The assessment totaling $134,879 will be assessed starting in 2016. Interest will begin accruing in 2015 at 2.93 percent. Dombrovski explained that per the development agreement the total cost of improvements including street, curb and gutter, water and sanitary sewer systems is to be assessed minus grant funds provided for this project. There is to be no cost to the city for these improvements.

Truth in taxation

City clerk Joel Young started his budget message by noting primary goals including, but not limited to: limiting increases in the levy, minimizing the sanitary sewer debt burden by using a portion of General Fund dollars to help with the debt, maintaining strong public safety services, maintaining city infrastructure, and protecting the city’s strong bond rating and strong financial position.

The city will temporarily reduce the street overlay budget from $125,000 to $15,000 to allow payment for extra debt expenses associated with the 2014 Street Improvement Project ($110,000). The police budget is to .....
[Read the Rest]
Foods Weekly Ads

Birth announcement - Maya Marie Olson

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Maya Marie Olson was born November 24, 2014 to Matt and Lindsey Olson of Chatfield. Maya weighed 6 lb, 14 oz and was 19.5” long. Grandparents are Bill & Diane Wojtkiewicz of Preston, Glenda Olson of Spring Valley.

Helene C. Spelhaug

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helene Carrie Spelhaug, a longtime Chatfield, Minn. resident died November 28, 2014 surrounded by family. She was 93. Helene Bailey was born Dec. 28, 1920, in rural Chatfield, Minn. to William and Bertha Bailey. She attended rural grade school and we ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Jeffery Lee Buss

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Jeffery Lee Buss, 37, of Chatfield went to live with his heavenly father on Saturday December 6, 2014. Jeffery was born October 17, 1977 in Fremont, Calif. to Lyle and Deborah (Mears) Buss. He attended schools in Chatfield and graduated from ..... 
[Read the Rest]

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Chatfield to look at options for aging swimming pool

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chatfield’s city council approved an agreement with Burbach Aquatics, Inc. to have them evaluate the condition of the city’s swimming pool at their November 10 meeting. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. The city’s swimming pool is half a ce ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Local artist holds “Pop Up Shop” event

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

CHATFIELD, MN - Lanesboro artist Courtney Bergey will be featured at a “Pop Up Shop” holiday shopping event on Saturday, November 29 at Adourn in Chatfield, Minn. Bergey will be showcasing new ceramic and fiber artwork from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. C ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Veterans groups gift flag to Chatfield Center for the Arts

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

One of many ceremonies held on Veterans Day was the raising of the new flag in front of the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA). The new flag and flag pole was gifted to the CCA by two Chatfield veterans organizations, the American Legion and the Ve ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Chatfield considers engineering proposals

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Commentary

At the October 27 Chatfield City Council meeting councilors discussed two engineering proposals. The objective of the first proposal is to solve the freezing problem of the north bio-solids tank. The purpose for the second proposal is improvement of ..... 
[Read the Rest]
1 | 2 | 3 | > | >>
Studio A Photography