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Chatfield hires deputy city clerk


Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council authorized the hire of Beth Carlson to fill the deputy city clerk position at the June 22 council meeting. Councilors Robert Pederson and Ken Jacobson were absent.

City Clerk Joel Young reported that there had been 25 applicants for the position; four applicants were interviewed. Councilor Mike Urban said the pool of applicants that they interviewed were strong candidates. Carlson is expected to start at her new position sometime in July. She has had four years of experience as city clerk for the city of Lewiston. Young said she is well qualified and has had formal training on the software used by the city. Carlson is a Minn. certified municipal clerk. Young commented that it is nice to have a candidate that can step right into the job.

The council also authorized a part time staff position for current deputy city clerk Nancy Timm.

Economic Development

Authority

Chris Giesen reported that an application had been submitted last year to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission for a designation as a regionally significant park. This designation would allow the city of Chatfield to apply for “Legacy” grant funding for park related projects.

Last year’s submission was not selected for review, but scored medium allowing for a more developed plan to be resubmitted. The plan submitted included Millcreek and Groen Parks and the surrounding area and facilities, which together would be named Chosen Valley Regional Park.

The council authorized staff to “request the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission to designate the Chosen Valley Regional Park as regionally significant.”

The EDA recommended approval of a $21,000 revolving loan to Steve Huper, Steve’s Auto Care, to help with the purchase of the “Magnum Sports Building”. Huper wants to move his repair shop to this location. The loan was approved as presented.

Giesen gave a report on the money the city received ($297,543.84) for its portion of the Rochester Sales Tax Fund. The money is to be spent on economic development projects. About $175,340 has been spent or is committed to be spent on projects that have been approved by the EDA and the city council. Monies have went toward the Twiford Redevelopment Project, EZ Fabricating construction project, a market feasibility study for a new hotel project within the city, .....
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Chatfield applies for additional state funding

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield city council at their June 8 meeting authorized an application for 2016 state bonding funds. City clerk Joel Young said state legislators invited them back to apply for additional funding. This funding will be for Phase II renovations ..... 
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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 architectura ..... 
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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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