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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 Highway 52 from the intersection of Highway 30 north to the city limits. The design for a pedestrian path would include a crossing at Union Street and other locations. Dombrovski noted that Olmsted County and MnDot had no plans for a pedestrian path, but did not oppose having one.

The total cost of the engineering services including the preliminary design and potential cost report will not exceed $5,315. Dombrovski expects to have the study ready to present to the Public Works Committee this spring. The proposal for the study was approved.

A second study proposal is for a stormwater infrastructure management plan. The study will look at eroding ravines and drainage routes over land. Dombrovski explained the study will include mapping, gathering data and doing an assessment of potential improvements. The plan will also look at how to equitably spread the cost associated with maintaining stormwater infrastructure over time. In doing so a Capital Improvement Plan will be developed. Possible grants and outside funding sources will be noted.

The city’s ordinances will be reviewed and recomendations will be made to revise ordinances to bring Chatfield closer to the state’s water quality requirements. The fee to develop Chatfield’s Stormwater Infrastructure Management Plan will not exceed $8,800. The proposal was approved as presented and the work is expected to be completed by early summer.

Other Business In Brief

•The Bluff Country Hiking Trail Club requested an appropriation of $2,000 from the city to continue trail improvement and advertisements. The club spent just under $3,000 in 2014 on maintenance and advertising. Other funding came from an Operation Round-up grant and charitable donations. The club’s emphasis for the trail has been both on exercise and information. Informational signs are along the trail. Several special events were sponsored by the club in 2014 and more are scheduled for this year including Bird Watching tour, Spring flower hike, competitive trail run, National Trail Days event, Western Days hike, and Fall run/hike. The $2,000 appropriation was approved.

•The second consideration on ordinan .....
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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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Chatfield hires deputy clerk

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

At a special meeting of the Chatfield city council held on December 29, Nancy Timm was hired as the new deputy city clerk effective January 12, 2015. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. Former deputy clerk Mary Peterson resigned to take a position ..... 
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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 i ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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 ..... 
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Chatfield discusses allowing a food vendor use of a city parking lot

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the October 13 Chatfield city council meeting a request from Joseph Lawler, Anthony’s Wood-Fired Pizza, to set up a food truck in the parking lot next to the library (corner of Main St. and Third St.) was discussed. The request was to set up on ..... 
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