Vote Greg Davids
 
Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | > | >>

New Prosecuting Attorney in Chatfield


Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield All

At the June 24 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, Mayor Russ Smith announced that two attorneys had expressed interest in providing prosecuting services for the city. Matthew Opat recently submitted his resignation as the city’s prosecuting attorney. Opat is to be sworn in as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District on June 28.

Smith made it clear that both attorneys, Scott Springer and Lee Novotny, were impressive and would do a great job. He said the city staff has put a premium on the close access they have enjoyed with Opat. Scott Springer is taking over Opat’s practice and will be located across the street from city hall. Due to that added value, Smith recommended Springer. The council approved Springer. Councilor Paul Novotny abstained.

City Attorney Fred Suhler will continue with civil issues and Springer will only work with police related cases.

Chatfield Receives

Excellence Award

In 2010 the Chatfield EDA acquired the former school buildings to repurpose them for use as an arts and cultural center. It is believed that the center can support complementary businesses in the downtown area.

The City of Excellence Award for 2013 was awarded to Chatfield for promoting economic development through the Center for the Arts. It was one of six honors that went to cities within the state from the League of Minnesota Cities.

Other Business In Brief

• A lease for Hiawatha Broadband Corporation was approved to place Internet antennae on the water tower. The goal of the company is to increase high speed Internet access, especially in rural areas that are in a line of sight from the tower. The lease is for five years. The city will receive $300 per month. The rent will increase three percent per year.

• David Morrill, McGhie and Betts reviewed two bids for reroofing the original city hall portion of the Thurber Building. There was considerable discussion about the two sky lights and whether or not to refurbish the old for historical, aesthetic value or to install new sky light domes. Morrill recommended they go with the new sky light domes. The council approved the Schwickerts bid at about $52,473 with the new sky lights. The roof itself will have a 15 year warranty.

•A payment of $99,195.82 was approved to Pember Companies, Inc. for 2013 street improvements. Morrill said they are within budge .....
[Read the Rest]
Vote for Pieper
Foods Weekly Ads

Chatfield Schools developing coach evaluation system and handbook

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge Chatfield School Board members briefly met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 17 with four of six members present. The board discussed the Activity Committee meeting held on June 12 with coaches, administrators ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Jack Brass Band in Chatfield

Mon, Jun 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Jack Brass Band from Minneapolis will be entertaining the audience at the Chatfield “Music in the Park” series on Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the City Park Band Shell. Food will be served from 6:00 -7:30 by ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Chatfield Public Library Receives Preservation Award

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

By Karen Reisner Preservation planner Robert Vogel, during the city council’s June 10 meeting, reviewed the history of the award which was first presented in 2009 by the Chatfield Heritage Preservation Commission. The purpose of the award is to r ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Jerome Alden Finley

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Jerome Alden Finley, 77, of Chatfield, Minn. passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Jerome was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Chatfield, to Andrew and Murial (St. Antoine) Finley. He attended Chatfield High School. Je ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Demolition begins in Chatfield....

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

Thursday, May 30 construction crews took the first “scoop” out of Val A Lodge in Chatfield where construction on the new Kwik Trip will begin following the demolition. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Residences in Chatfield Commercial District, a Conditional Use Only

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

Kristi Clarke, Planning and Zoning, reviewed three text amendment recommendations to Chapter 113 of the city’s Zoning Ordinance at the city council’s May 28 meeting. The amendment causing the most controversy during debate and during a public ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Birth Announcement - Weston William Benson

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Kacie Deyo of San Diego, Calif. is proud to announce the birth of her son on May 17, 2013. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Mick and Michelle Juenger of Yukon, Okla. and Darwin Deyo, Chatfield, Minn. Great-grandparents are A ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Chatfield School Board discusses technology integration

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge The Chatfield School Board met Monday, May 20 for its regular monthly meeting. Many items were discussed before school adjourns for the summer. The board heard from the district’s new activity director Dan Schindler who i ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | > | >>
Studio A Photography