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Chatfield gives preliminary approval for Commercial Waste Hauling License


Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield All

Chatfield’s new fire truck. Photo by Karen Reisner

The Chatfield City Council considered a request from Veolia Environmental Services for a license to haul commercial and industrial refuse at the council’s May 29 meeting. Councilors Ken Jacobson and Paul Novotny were absent.

David Meyer, Rochester Veolia office, and Mark Vinall, area manager, fielded questions about the weight of the trucks and required thickness of asphalt to support the trucks in alleys. Vinall explained they still have 50 percent rear loading trucks, but are moving toward more front loading trucks which are more productive. He said they had looked at possible pickup spots and said there were some concerns with overhead wires.

City Attorney Fred Suhler said he didn’t see an issue with gross weights of the trucks, but just whether they should be involved with rates. City Clerk Joel Young said the code does say something about rates, but he doesn’t see why the city would want to regulate rates in a situation where there is free enterprise. The type of refuse will vary business to business.

Vinall said pricing would have to take into account disposal location since these locations are different in the rates they charge.

The council gave preliminary approval to issue a license subject to final approval by the council of a contract between Veolia and Chatfield regarding the exercise of that license.

The city of Chatfield has a contract with William Hanson for hauling the residential waste in Chatfield.

Ordinance 135

The council approved an authorization for the city attorney to draft the amendment and the first consideration of the amendment to Ordinance 135 to correct some errors. The ordinance had been drafted in 1955. It’s language has Park “Street” instead of “Avenue” and “McKinney” Street instead of “McKenney” Street.

The errors make it difficult to get a clean title opinion on some property.

Other Business In Brief

• Young said the city wants to improve Mill Creek from CR 2 to the Root River, stabilizing the banks. They need the cooperation of neighbors on River Street and have met with most of them.

• The council authorized the city clerk to sign up city council members, P & Z commissioners and staff for on-line training related to zoning and land use issues. The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust allows for a premium savings on the insurance covera .....
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Celebrating what has been achieved, looking to what can be one day

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield All

Thursday evening, May 24, supporters and local state legislators committed to the ongoing improvement of the Chatfield Center of the Arts assembled for a celebration of the progress made to date. During this time of limited government budgets, suppo ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses literacy plan

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members met on Tuesday, May 22 for the final meeting before the conclusion of the 2011-2012 school year. Items on the meeting agenda included several alterations in the district’s staffing and the approval of the newly initi ..... 
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Klimek~ Arndt

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Alicia Klimek and Dustin Arndt, both of Chatfield, Minn. are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Connie Klimek of Glenwood, Minn. The groom is the son of Curt and Jennifer Arndt ..... 
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Chatfield to waive hookup fees for new homes

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Chatfield All

City Clerk Joel Young explained at the council’s May 14 meeting the recommendation of the Chatfield EDA to establish a trial period for a new incentive program to encourage construction of new single family homes. Councilors Dave Frank and Josh Th ..... 
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Luella Penne

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Luella Penne, age 94, of Chatfield, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the Chosen Valley Care Center where she had resided since 2001. Luella Catherine Weber was born on March 29, 1918, in Cresco, Iowa to Frank and Carrie (Volkering) Weber. She marri ..... 
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Steve’s Auto open in Chatfield

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield All

Steve Huper of Chatfield worked as a mechanic at several different places before he decided to open up his own shop. The building has housed many things, including a flower shop, but it looks like it will be Steve’s Auto Care and Performance Cente ..... 
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Chatfield’s AA rating affirmed

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield All

City Clerk Joel Young reviewed the latest long term rating from Standard and Poors at the city council’s April 23 meeting. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. At the council’s February 27 meeting, the city council approved a resolution to trig ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses Action 100

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members had a busy night on April 16 as the group met for its regular monthly meeting. A main focus during the meeting was discussion on reading curriculum instructional development as new initiatives are being formulated for ..... 
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