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Chatfield recognizes 2015 Preservation Month


Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the May 26 Chatfield city council meeting Mayor Russ Smith proclaimed May 2015 as Preservation Month. Each year a preservation award is presented to someone who has worked to preserve the heritage of Chatfield through its historic or architecturally significant buildings.

This year’s award will be presented to Mike and Yuliya Elder for their work on their downtown apartment. The Historic Preservation Commission selected this couple for the improvements made on the facade of the building they own at 224 South Main. The upper story windows were replaced with historically appropriate windows. The Elders were not able to attend the council meeting this day and will receive the award during a future meeting.

EMS

Ambulance director Sue Kester reported that so far in 2015 the ambulance service has responded to 156 calls.

The Preston Emergency Service through a letter invited Chatfield ambulance and community leaders to their annual picnic on June 17. There will be a power point presentation on the “sustainability of EMS and the dedication of our volunteers.”

Last week was the 41st annual EMS week. Chatfield elementary school students participated in a poster contest. The three winners each received an ambulance ride from city hall to school.

Other business in brief

• Help Our Neighbors (HON) will again share the space at the tourism center during the 2015 season. HON will operate the center helping with tourist support when the tourism volunteers are not present. At times the office will be closed when neither the HON director or tourism staff is present. HON hours at the center will be Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Tony Lammers, Public Works, reported that he didn’t expect needed sewer repairs in front of Bernard Bus to interfere with surrounding businesses. At the May 11 meeting the expenditure for the sewer service repair had been authorized.

Two quotes had been received for the purchase of a disc mower to mow ditches. The low quote of $6,300 for a disc mower from Hammell Equipment, Inc. was approved as recommended by Lammers. Eight thousand had been budgeted for the purchase.

• An idea to make garbage removal during Western Days more efficient, reducing overtime costs has been discussed in the Public Services Committee. The council suggested the Public Works crew bring their proposal to the .....
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Chatfield authorizes K-9 unit trial run

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

Police Chief Shane Fox recommended that they go ahead with necessary purchases to start a K-9 unit on a “trial” basis at the city council’s May 11 meeting. He maintained it will benefit the city and will be an additional deterrent to crime. Th ..... 
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Chatfield establishes new TIF district

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council held a joint meeting with the Chatfield EDA on April 27. Alicia Hinckly and EB Allen of H and A Real Estate want to build a “Cabin Coffee” restaurant on property at the west side of North Main St. at the Union St. inte ..... 
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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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Chatfield adopts 2015 Comprehensive Plan

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

A 2015 update of the Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2008 was approved at the city council’s March 9 meeting. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. The work to update the plan started in January of 2014. The Chatfield Economic Development Authority ..... 
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Chatfield approves engineering studies

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

Dillon Dombrovski, WSB, reviewed his proposals for engineering services for two projects at the February 23 Chatfield City Council meeting. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. At this time there are no pedestrian facilities on the west side of High ..... 
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Chatfield approves first consideration for three ordinances

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

Early in January the Chatfield City Council authorized city attorney Fred Suhler to draft three ordinances. The first consideration on each of these ordinances was approved at the February 9 meeting. Councilors Dave Frank and Paul Novotny were ab ..... 
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Chatfield fills EMS support position

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

During a relatively brief Chatfield City Council meeting held January 26, Rocky Burnett was introduced and hired to fill the EMS Support Position vacated by Nancy Timm, the new deputy clerk. Ambulance Director Sue Kester reported that there had ..... 
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Chatfield discusses recommended ordinance changes

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the annual meeting of the Chatfield City Council on January 12, City Clerk Joel Young administered the oath of office to Mayor Russ Smith and councilors Paul Novotny and Mike Urban. Each of the three had been re-elected in the general electio ..... 
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