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Help Our Neighbors/tourism center


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the July 14 Chatfield City Council meeting a proposal from Help Our Neighbors (HON) to share space at the Tourism Center was approved. This non-profit organization was established in 2012 to help senior citizens stay in their homes.

HON will share the cost of utilities and pay for Internet access at the tourism center. A person from HON will be at the tourism center Monday through Thursday, allowing for time away for HON activities. HON, a non-denominational service started by four churches, currently has an office at Chatfield Lutheran Church.

The Park and Recreation Committee recommended approval. The two services are expected to complement each other. The city will provide a desk for HON at the center and allow a sign recognizing the group to be erected visible from the street.

Issuance of 2014 Street Improvement Bonds

Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, asked if everything was ready to go. He was referring to the decision to wait for the issuance of the bonds at the June 23 meeting because all necessary easements at the Twiford Street area had not yet been signed. Bubany had advised the council to wait until they were sure of the amount of the bonds to be issued. The bid from Zenke, Inc. for all of the street projects (Branch and Twiford Streets, St. Albans Place, and the west Chatfield area) was accepted at the June 23 meeting. City clerk Joel Young said everything was now ready to go.

Bubany recommended a $1.725 million bond issue for the projects. The total project costs are expected to be $1.990 million with another $61,000 for bond related costs. State grants will make up the difference between the total costs and the bond amount. The net interest cost on the ten year bond is estimated to be 2.4 percent.

A resolution was adopted for the competitive negotiated sale of the bonds.

Other Business In Brief

•The appointments of Cole McKean and John Reed as volunteer firefighters were approved. There had been eight applications to fill the two vacant positions.

•A request from Curt and Peggy Sorenson to convey or redefine their property located at 214 and 216 Union Street (a townhome) was approved. The conveyance will result in two single family dwelling uses, which will conform to the R-1 zone. The properties can now be sold individually or can continue as one owner properties with two rental units. Kristi Clarke ha .....
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Chatfield awards 2014 public works improvement contract to Zenke, Inc.

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

After considerable discussion the Chatfield City Council made the contract award to Zenke, Inc., LaCrescent, at their June 23 meeting. Dillon Dombrovski, WSB, had recommended awarding the contract to Zenke at the city council’s June 9 meeting. ..... 
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Chatfield hears plans to host the Relay for Life

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Deb Jorgenson addressed councilors at their June 9 meeting about a proposal to host the Fillmore County Relay for Life in 2015 and 2016. Councilor Robert Pederson was absent. Jorgenson and Wendy Kirchner have been working on plans to host the even ..... 
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Chatfield Center for the Arts to get a facelift

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Governor Mark Dayton signed two bills on May 20 authorizing more than a billion dollars to be spent on projects across the state of Minnesota. The $200 million cash bill for construction projects includes $5,352,000 for the Chatfield Center for the ..... 
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Chatfield renews electric franchise

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

With the 20-year renewal of Chatfield’s electric franchise some changes are expected in the near future. Keith Sherman representing Alliant Energy, Brian Krambeer representing Tri-County Electric Cooperative, and Elaine Garry representing People ..... 
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Mutton busting during Chatfield Western Days

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Dean Hilsman, President of the Chatfield Lions Club, asked the city council at their May 12 meeting for permission to sponsor a Mutton Busting event on the evening of Thursday, August 7 at Mill Creek Park. The family orientated event will entertai ..... 
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Cancer benefit motorcycle ride

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Jeff Hare, Jac’s Bar and Grill, detailed plans for a 150-mile biker ride at the Chatfield City Council’s April 28 meeting. Mayor Russ Smith was absent. Hare reported that local bikers have put together plans for a cancer benefit ride on May 17. ..... 
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Chatfield Center for the Arts annual update

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

F. Mike Tuohy, representing the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) volunteer committee, addressed the city council at their April 14 meeting. He started the annual report with this big question. Where are we at with the Minnesota bonding bill? The a ..... 
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Chatfield EDA and City Council hold joint meeting

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

In order to establish tax increment financing district (TIF) No. 2-5 the two bodies met together at the city council’s March 24 meeting. A public hearing was held on the modification of the municipal development district No. 2. No. 2-5 notes the ..... 
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