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Chatfield takes out water revenue note


Mon, Dec 5th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council approved a loan agreement with the Bank of Zumbrota for a $425,000 General Obligation Water Revenue Note to finance the city’s water meter project, which includes the replacement of water meters and meter reading equipment and software. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent.

City Clerk Joel Young explained that the Minnesota Rural Water “Modified” Micro-Loan allows the city to save approximately $10,000 over the life of the loan due to the relatively low interest rate of 2.8%. The loan will be paid back over 10 years with a payment of roughly $50,000 per year. The final payment is to be made in February of 2027.

City Charter Amendment

A public hearing was held on five items/amendments to the city’s Charter. There were no comments from the public. Amendments are to Sections 11, 19, 21, 33, and 43. Young explained some old language will be cleaned up or deleted. The chief of Police will serve for an undefined term. The county assessor will perform duties for the Board of Equalization.

The amendments are detailed in Ordinance 422. The First Consideration of Ordinance 422 was approved.

Other business in brief

• A resolution establishing the rate of pay for EMTs was adopted. Pay increases are intended, in part, to encourage participation of EMTs, making themselves available to be on-call on a more regular basis. The rate changes will be effective January 1, 2017.

During normal business hours, on-call EMTs will receive $2 per hour and $10 per hour while responding to a call. From 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. on business days, EMTs on-call will receive $2 per hour and $10 per hour while responding to a call as will the Ambulance Director and EMS Support personnel. On weekends and holidays, EMTs on-call will receive $2 per hour and $15 per hour while responding to a call, as will the Ambulance Director and EMS Support personnel. Hourly rates will increase each year consistent with the annual pay grid adjustment starting in 2018.

• The Second Consideration of Ordinance 421/Fees was approved, as was its publication.

• Approval was given to publish a Request for Proposals for the Industrial Drive Improvement Project. The project will include street, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main improvements. Funding sources could include street and utility reconstruction funds (Public Improvement Bonds), general funds, an .....
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Chatfield accepts bid for drainage ditch improvements

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner At the November 14 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, a bid from Griffin Construction for drainage ditch improvements at County Road 10 and Burr Oaks St. was approved. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. Mark Welch, G-Cubed In ..... 
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Chatfield estimates flood damages

Mon, Oct 31st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner At the October 24 meeting of the Chatfield City Council Brian Burkholder reported that there was a recent meeting with FEMA concerning damages to public property in Fillmore County due to the heavy late September rains and flooding ..... 
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Chatfield Charter Commission update

Mon, Oct 17th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

Curt Sorenson, Charter Commission chair, updated the Chatfield City Council on the commission’s progress to date at the city council’s October 10 meeting. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. Sorenson said that the commission has met four times. ..... 
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Chatfield faced with upcoming 2017 expenses

Mon, Oct 3rd, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the September 26 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, the preliminary budget and levy for 2017 was set reflecting a $132,468 increase, or 9.31% over the last levy. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. City Clerk Joel Young, who was absent, had ..... 
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Mill Creek Habitat project to begin

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner At the Chatfield City Council’s September 12 meeting ,soil scientist Luke Lunde said the 1,200 linear foot project, which will include a fishing pier, will begin next week from the bridge on Division St. south. It is expected to ..... 
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Chatfield Center for the Arts agreement

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the August 22 city council meeting, an agreement between the city of Chatfield and the city’s EDA concerning the Center for the Arts was approved. The Economic Development Authority owns the Center for the Arts and they have an agreement with ..... 
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Chatfield awards water meter project

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the August 8 city council meeting, Brian Burkholder, Public Works, said three bids for the meter project were opened on August 1. Councilor Robert Pederson was absent. The project was rebid with more specific specifications after all bids in th ..... 
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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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