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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 the position effective November 1. City Clerk Joel Young said the job description makes it clear that he reports directly to Public Works Director Tony Lammers. O’Neill’s responsibilities will continue to include snow plowing. He has been training for the new position the last couple of years and is familiar with the wastewater treatment plant.

With O’Neill’s promotion the position of assistant wastewater operator will be open. Maintenance Worker Tyler Burke has expressed an interest in eventually qualifying for the assistant position. Lammers said it will take about a year before he can earn the necessary license. Burke does not currently have the required Class D operator’s license. Lammers said Burke will concentrate his time at the plant while also working with public works.

Finally, a motion was approved to start the recruitment process for a maintenance worker to replace Burke.

Kristi Clarke has worked as Chatfield’s city planner for several years and would like to continue in that capacity. Recently, Clarke joined the consulting firm of Bolton and Menk, Inc. in Rochester, Minn. Bolton and Menk submitted a proposal which has similar terms as her former agreement to allow her to continue as Chatfield’s consultant. She will be in the office at City Hall for five hours per day, two days per week, plus an additional four hours per week outside of City Hall. The monthly fee for those services will be $3,700. Any services in addition to those included in the monthly rate will be billed at the rate of $110 per hour.

Young noted the proposal is identical to her previous agreement except for the hourly rate for additional services which would be outside of the regular scope of her work. He recommended approval. A motion to enter into an agreement for Clarke’s services was approved.

Other Business In Brief

•The next regular meeting of the city council will be on Tuesday, November 12.

•A survey will be included in utility bills to determine the demand for bus service to Rochester.

•The American Legion has expressed an interest in putting up a monument to honor Chatfield’s v .....
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Birth Announcement - Ezekiel Ryker Bergo

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Big brother Hunter welcomes his baby brother, Ezekiel Ryker Bergo. Parents are Ryker and Lena Bergo of Chatfield, Minn. He was born on September 21, 2013. Ezekiel weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 19 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Doreen Bergo of W ..... 
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Chatfield elementary MCA results lower than anticipated

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board met for its regular October meeting on Monday, October 21. Board members Kathy Schellhammer and Greg LaPlante were absent from the meeting. In Principal Randy Paulson’s report he thanked everyone involved with homecomi ..... 
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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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Neil Louis Snider

Wed, Oct 9th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Neil Louis Snider, 87, of Chatfield, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Neil was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Clayton, Wis., to Henry and Lydia (Meyer) Snider. He attended school in Clayton. He was drafted into the ..... 
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Chatfield Kwik Trip up and running

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

After months of anticipation the city of Chatfield, Minn. has a brand new Kwik Trip with several innovative conveniences for their guests. Not only is the Kwik Trip building brand new, but the manager is new as well. Edward Copeman, 28, is no stran ..... 
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Doretta M. Shorter

Wed, Oct 2nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Doretta M. Shorter, 76, of the Dover area, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Golden Living Center East in Rochester. Doretta was born Oct. 15, 1936, in Chatfield, to William and Emma (Oldenburg) McBride. She attended school in Chatfield and graduate ..... 
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Chatfield responds to complaints of vehicle noise

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner Several Chatfield residents have complained about the loud noises created by large trucks as they enter the city from the south. At the city council’s September 23 meeting the council approved the placement of signs which declare ..... 
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