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Help Our Neighbors/tourism center


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the July 14 Chatfield City Council meeting a proposal from Help Our Neighbors (HON) to share space at the Tourism Center was approved. This non-profit organization was established in 2012 to help senior citizens stay in their homes.

HON will share the cost of utilities and pay for Internet access at the tourism center. A person from HON will be at the tourism center Monday through Thursday, allowing for time away for HON activities. HON, a non-denominational service started by four churches, currently has an office at Chatfield Lutheran Church.

The Park and Recreation Committee recommended approval. The two services are expected to complement each other. The city will provide a desk for HON at the center and allow a sign recognizing the group to be erected visible from the street.

Issuance of 2014 Street Improvement Bonds

Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, asked if everything was ready to go. He was referring to the decision to wait for the issuance of the bonds at the June 23 meeting because all necessary easements at the Twiford Street area had not yet been signed. Bubany had advised the council to wait until they were sure of the amount of the bonds to be issued. The bid from Zenke, Inc. for all of the street projects (Branch and Twiford Streets, St. Albans Place, and the west Chatfield area) was accepted at the June 23 meeting. City clerk Joel Young said everything was now ready to go.

Bubany recommended a $1.725 million bond issue for the projects. The total project costs are expected to be $1.990 million with another $61,000 for bond related costs. State grants will make up the difference between the total costs and the bond amount. The net interest cost on the ten year bond is estimated to be 2.4 percent.

A resolution was adopted for the competitive negotiated sale of the bonds.

Other Business In Brief

•The appointments of Cole McKean and John Reed as volunteer firefighters were approved. There had been eight applications to fill the two vacant positions.

•A request from Curt and Peggy Sorenson to convey or redefine their property located at 214 and 216 Union Street (a townhome) was approved. The conveyance will result in two single family dwelling uses, which will conform to the R-1 zone. The properties can now be sold individually or can continue as one owner properties with two rental units. Kristi Clarke ha .....
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Concert in the Park July 24

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Rochester Community Band, under the direction of Mr. Michael Mangan, will perform Thursday for the Chatfield “Music in the Park” summer concert series. The concert will be on Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park Band Sh ..... 
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Forestry Field Day July 23 near Chatfield

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield The Great Outdoors

On July 30, 2014 the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a field day to explore past, present, and future restoration practices taking place at the Isinours Forestry Unit just outside of Preston, Minn. The tours will begin ..... 
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Brass band concert at the care center

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Brass Band will perform this week’s “Music in the Park” concert at the Chosen Valley Care Center. The concert is on Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Care Center. The band will perform traditional favorit ..... 
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A Jordan Town Hall celebration

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Jordan Township Hall was built in 1877. The building was constructed out of local limestone by mason Thomas Ferguson. The stone has stood the test of time until now. A front corner has fallen and it needs repair. A Town Hall Restoration committe ..... 
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Anton “Andy” Ludwig Petersen

Mon, Jun 30th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Anton “Andy” Ludwig Petersen, 83, of Chatfield, Minn., died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Anton was born May 12, 1931 in New York City to Martin J. & Teresa (Kucera) Petersen. He attended school in New ..... 
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Chatfield Concert series- Ravensfire

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Ravensfire, a traditional Celtic band, will perform at the Chatfield “Music in the Park” summer concert series on Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Chatfield City Park Band Shell. This talented ensemble includes La ..... 
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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. ..... 
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Marlene Mae Tufvander

Wed, Jun 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Marlene Mae Tufvander, 79, of Chatfield, Minn. and Lake Vermilion, Minn., died peacefully Sunday, June 22, 2014, at her cabin. Marlene was born Sept. 27, 1934, to Harry and Clara Miller. She grew up in Ledyard, Iowa, and graduated from Janesville ..... 
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