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Chatfield Center for the Arts agreement


Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the August 22 city council meeting, an agreement between the city of Chatfield and the city’s EDA concerning the Center for the Arts was approved.

The Economic Development Authority owns the Center for the Arts and they have an agreement with Chatfield Center for the Arts, Inc. (a non-profit group incorporated in 2011) to operate the facility.

In the city’s agreement with the EDA, the city agrees to provide to the EDA a payment of $60,000 per year, routine snow removal, lawn mowing services, and fire and liability insurance if it is mutually beneficial.

Citizens need to step up

Three councilors have indicated that they will not seek another term: Dave Frank, Robert Pederson, and Ken Jacobson. Only one person filed for a council seat for the upcoming election. Mayor Russ Smith filed for reelection to serve as mayor.

Jacobson recommended people step up and do a “write-in” campaign. He said we need young people to get involved in local government and to make a commitment.

Deputy Clerk Beth Carlson researched what happens if no one is elected to fill one or more seats. In Chapter 3 of the City’s Charter it states, “Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of a councilor -- such a vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term of such official by resolution of the city council.”

Other business in brief

• Jeff Hare requested a temporary liquor license for JAC’s third annual Oktoberfest Celebration to be held on September 17. Other events in town over that same weekend, including Heritage Day, are planned at the Chatfield Center for the Arts.

City Clerk Joel Young explained the city can issue a liquor license for liquor to be sold on the street in conjunction with a community event. Typicall,y this kind of liquor license would be issued to a non-profit, except in conjunction with a community event.

Hare also requested a partial closure of Second St. on Saturday the 17th. Hare’s requests were approved.

• Kristi Clarke, Planning, described several proposed changes to the zoning ordinance. There was a public hearing on August 1 with no comments or concerns on any of these additions or changes.

Solar Garden/Farm and Solar Structures were defined. A minimum lot size of five acres and a maximum of 30 acres for a Solar G/F was established. Also, language was added requiring a Solar .....
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Glenn Hisey retires - bowhunting’s legacy continues in museum

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield The Great Outdoors

A person never retires from the activities which are a part of his life. Yet after thirty-five years of leadership roles within the Pope and Young Club, Glenn Hisey has changed the direction of his involvement with the museum he was instrumental in ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 8.15.16

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Renae Vanschaick Hisey, 46, Chatfield, Minn.; 5/6/2016, Duty to Drive with Due Care – Speed Greater Than Reasonable, Fine $40, Total Fees $130. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Joshua Benjamin Auerbach, 22, Eden ..... 
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Chatfield awards water meter project

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the August 8 city council meeting, Brian Burkholder, Public Works, said three bids for the meter project were opened on August 1. Councilor Robert Pederson was absent. The project was rebid with more specific specifications after all bids in th ..... 
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Diane Pearl Vrieze

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Diane Pearl Vrieze, 62, of Chatfield, passed away in Chatfield on Sunday, August 7. Diane was born December 14, 1953 in Morris, Minn., to Merton and Lois (Lloyd) Hartman. She graduated from Kenyon High School in 1972. She went on to graduate ..... 
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Chatfield Fire Department to be honored with parade

Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

As the City of Chatfield prepares for its annual celebration, Western Days, there are many fun and exciting things to look forward to. This year there will be an extra meaningful event with an additional parade on the Sunday of the celebration week ..... 
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Caleb James Eide

Wed, Aug 3rd, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Caleb James Eide, 8, of Chatfield, was granted his angel wings on July 29, 2016 following a long battle with cancer. Caleb was born March 11, 2008, in Rochester, Minn., to Crystal Eide. Caleb was a wonderful child with a huge passion to just liv ..... 
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New location for Novotny Law Office

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

Attorney Lee Novotny has settled in to his new office in Chatfield, Minn., after purchasing the building at 22 Second Street SE on July 1, 2016. The building, which became available for purchase as former tenants, Springer and Gumbel Law Office, d ..... 
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Chatfield prepares for Western Days

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

Brian Burkholder, Public Works, at the July 25 meeting of the city council asked for additional summer help during their annual celebration, Western Days. He said he had intended to ask for three temporary workers, but asked for four because one of ..... 
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