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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. Zenke had submitted the low bid for the 2014 improvement projects in the amount of $1,609,174. Because an easement necessary for the St. Albans Place project was not yet signed, the council tabled the awarding of the contract at that time.

City Clerk Joel Young reported that the easement with one property owner along St. Albans Place had now been signed with a few conditions. After discussing the conditions, the council approved the easement agreement.

Dombrovski noted that the 30 day period for the bid agreement was nearly up. However, easements for the Twiford area were not yet signed. He listed four options that the council had which included awarding the contract assuming the easements will get done.

City Attorney Fred Suhler described several issues that have delayed getting the easements into place. Issues with the land, location of streets, and location of property boundaries have never been corrected or resolved over many decades. These details have to be determined before the easement agreements can be made. Suhler stressed that the re-plat of the Twiford area has to be done right, especially due to the city’s intention of selling a portion of the land to a large company.

Councilor Paul Novotny asked Dombrovski if there would be another option to make the sanitary sewer work in the area without the easements. Dombrovski didn’t offer an alternative. Suhler said he was reasonably confident now that we know the people we need to talk to for the easements. During this process land owners will be getting their boundary issues resolved also.

Suhler suggested that the simplest solution is to take the risk that we can obtain the easements and award the contract for all four project areas including Twiford. Chris Giesen will be working with property owners with the help of Joel Young to get the easements into place.

A motion to accept the Zenke, Inc. bid for all four projects including the Twiford area was approved with a three to two vote. Dave Frank and Mike Urban voted against. Dombrovski said he will get the contracts out the next day.

Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, suggested they wai .....
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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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CUP for apartments in Chatfield general commercial district issued

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the Chatfield City Council’s March 10 meeting an application submitted by property owners Geoff and Monica Griffin to construct four apartments in their building located at 15 Third Street SE was approved. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. ..... 
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