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Location an issue for Veterans Memorial in Chatfield


Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the January 27 meeting of the Chatfield City Council an appropriate location for a Veterans Memorial proposed by the Chatfield American Legion Club was discussed at length. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent.

Jerry Baudoin representing the Legion presented the latest proposal for the memorial. His proposal was to place it in City Park near the sidewalk in front of and between the cannon and the War Memorial. He said he came up with a circular design so there would be more room for pavers. The pavers are to be available for purchase and can be engraved.

Doug Rowland, who was not able to attend the meeting had spoken to City Clerk Joel Young. He said he would like to purchase two pavers and was in favor of the memorial. However, Rowland suggested it be placed in a private location, next to a small tank or some other military equipment. He didn’t think another memorial in the same general location was a good idea.

Councilor Dave Frank and other councilors noted they were not against the proposal for the Veterans Memorial, but were concerned that there wasn’t enough room for it to fit in City Park. There was a concern that it would make that area of the park look cluttered. Frank said the flag, cannon, War Memorial and visitors center were pretty well in proportion now.

Councilor Mike Urban was concerned that this was the third variation for the memorial offered in the past few months. Baudoin had previously suggested names of individual Chatfield veterans be engraved first starting with the Spanish American War, then starting with World War II, and now dropping the idea of engraving individual names of veterans all together.

Mayor Russ Smith, speaking as a veteran, explained he was always in favor of honoring veterans, but it has to be done right. He too was concerned that it would make it look congested in that location.

Councilor Robert Pederson suggested the library lawn. He noted that it would tie in with the library and space for parking is already there.

Councilor Ken Jacobson agreed, saying they were in favor of the concept, but they need to be careful where they place it. He asked why it couldn’t be placed across the street?

Baudoin said he liked the library location if it they decided it would be too congested in the park.

Frank said the Legion should find a location that could work and come back with a concrete desi .....
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Chatfield accepts engineering proposal for St. Albans Place

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the January 13 Chatfield City Council meeting councilors split the engineering responsibilities for the four 2014 street improvement projects planned. The city’s engineering firm WSB will do the engineering work for three of them. G-Cubed wil ..... 
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Chatfield reconsiders portion of engineering proposal

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At a special meeting of the Chatfield City Council on December 30 councilors discussed a decision made at their November 25 meeting. At the November meeting it was suggested that WSB’s projected engineering fee for St. Albans Place improvements ..... 
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Chatfield 2014 levy down slightly

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the December 9 meeting of the Chatfield City Council the 2014 final budget and property tax levy was adopted showing a decrease of .0002 percent in the levy or about $24. The total 2014 levy will be $1,225,793. City Clerk Joel Young credited th ..... 
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Engineering proposal accepted for planned 2014 improvement project

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the Chatfield City Council’s November 25 meeting a proposal from WSB and Associates was accepted for engineering services related to planned 2014 street and utility improvements. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. Chatfield is planning a subs ..... 
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Memorial proposed for Chatfield Veterans

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The local American Legion has proposed erecting a memorial to recognize all veterans of Chatfield, living and deceased to be located in City Park. Jerry Baudoin, representing the American Legion, discussed some of the issues that have to be worked o ..... 
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Chatfield approves personnel changes

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council at its October 28 meeting approved the appointment of Patrick O’Neill to the position of wastewater superintendent. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. Due to the retirement of Darryl Haner, O’Neill was promoted to t ..... 
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Business subsidy for EZ Fabricating expansion

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council at its October 14 meeting approved a resolution to provide financial assistance to EZ Fabricating, Inc. to help with an expansion of the business. Chris Giesen, EDA Coordinator, said he had been working with the owners f ..... 
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Chatfield and Preston put on a show House: Capital Investment Committee Tour

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, members of the House Capital Investment Committee went for a road trip around Southeastern Minnesota to visit candidates requesting bonding support. Led by State Representative Alice Hausman, chair of the House Capital ..... 
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