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Chatfield takes out water revenue note


Mon, Dec 5th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council approved a loan agreement with the Bank of Zumbrota for a $425,000 General Obligation Water Revenue Note to finance the city’s water meter project, which includes the replacement of water meters and meter reading equipment and software. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent.

City Clerk Joel Young explained that the Minnesota Rural Water “Modified” Micro-Loan allows the city to save approximately $10,000 over the life of the loan due to the relatively low interest rate of 2.8%. The loan will be paid back over 10 years with a payment of roughly $50,000 per year. The final payment is to be made in February of 2027.

City Charter Amendment

A public hearing was held on five items/amendments to the city’s Charter. There were no comments from the public. Amendments are to Sections 11, 19, 21, 33, and 43. Young explained some old language will be cleaned up or deleted. The chief of Police will serve for an undefined term. The county assessor will perform duties for the Board of Equalization.

The amendments are detailed in Ordinance 422. The First Consideration of Ordinance 422 was approved.

Other business in brief

• A resolution establishing the rate of pay for EMTs was adopted. Pay increases are intended, in part, to encourage participation of EMTs, making themselves available to be on-call on a more regular basis. The rate changes will be effective January 1, 2017.

During normal business hours, on-call EMTs will receive $2 per hour and $10 per hour while responding to a call. From 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. on business days, EMTs on-call will receive $2 per hour and $10 per hour while responding to a call as will the Ambulance Director and EMS Support personnel. On weekends and holidays, EMTs on-call will receive $2 per hour and $15 per hour while responding to a call, as will the Ambulance Director and EMS Support personnel. Hourly rates will increase each year consistent with the annual pay grid adjustment starting in 2018.

• The Second Consideration of Ordinance 421/Fees was approved, as was its publication.

• Approval was given to publish a Request for Proposals for the Industrial Drive Improvement Project. The project will include street, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main improvements. Funding sources could include street and utility reconstruction funds (Public Improvement Bonds), general funds, an .....
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Patricia L. Hanson

Mon, Dec 5th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Patricia Lorraine Hanson, 80, of Chatfield, Minn., died on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born in Chatfield to Darrell and Edith (Holets) Horsman on February 19, 1936. She graduated fr ..... 
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Michael “Coach Mike” Donahoe

Mon, Dec 5th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Michael Patrick “Coach Mike” Donahoe of Chatfield died peacefully at home on Monday, November 28, 2016. Mike was born November 8, 1953, to Vincent and Amy Donahoe in Napoleon, Ohio. He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1971, then served ..... 
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Chatfield Brass Band Christmas concert to be held Dec. 11

Mon, Nov 28th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Brass Band invites you to join them on Sunday, December 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the newly renovated Potter Auditorium for an afternoon of festive music and entertainment. Special guests will be the popular Rhubarb Sisters and the Burdock Br ..... 
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Ronald D. Brummond

Mon, Nov 28th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

The funeral service for Ronald D. Brummond, 63, of rural Stewartville, Minn., was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with Rev. Lyle Fritsch officiating. Lunch was served after the service ..... 
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Chatfield accepts bid for drainage ditch improvements

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner At the November 14 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, a bid from Griffin Construction for drainage ditch improvements at County Road 10 and Burr Oaks St. was approved. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. Mark Welch, G-Cubed In ..... 
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Chatfield Fire Department designs new engine

Mon, Nov 14th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

The members of the Chatfield Fire Department in Chatfield, Minn., have many reasons to be proud each and every day, and with the new fire truck they designed now in service, there is one more reason added to the list. The Chatfield Fire Department ..... 
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American Legion winter coat and food shelf drive

Mon, Nov 7th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Chatfield American Legion and Auxiliary will be holding its annual winter coat drive and food shelf donations plea on Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Chatfield Methodist Church Hall. We will be looking for good, clean jacket ..... 
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James T. Plank

Mon, Nov 7th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

James T. Plank, 89, of Chatfield, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 after a short illness. Jim was born May 18, 1927 to Ralph and Mildred (Todd) Plank. He lived most of his life in the Eyota and Chatfield area. He married Ardith Casler on ..... 
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