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Added benefits for volunteer firefighters


Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield All

The Chatfield City Council at their June 11 meeting acted on some issues related to the city’s fire department. Mayor Don Hainlen and councilor Josh Thompson were absent.

The Public Services Committee had recommended that a benefit which has long been offered to active EMTs and their families, providing ambulance rides at no cost, be extended to active volunteer firefighters as well.

The League of Minnesota Cities stated that the benefit should be limited to the firefighter, not to include family members, and be treated as income in the year provided. The council voted to authorize the benefit of a no-cost ambulance ride to an active volunteer of the fire department. City Clerk Joel Young pointed out that the additional benefit may help attract and retain volunteers.

The council approved the purchase of a replacement oxygen filling station at the low quote from Fire Safety U.S.A. for the amount of $6,995.00. The current filling station does not meet safety standards. The purchase was recommended by the Public Services Committee.

Young reported that Fire Chief Keith Bradt wanted the council to be aware that the foam unit in Engine #1 needs replacement. The Capital Replacement Fund is currently running a deficit balance due to the recent purchase of a new fire truck. The council did not approve the replacement foam unit expected to cost nearly $8,000 at this time, as the repair is not critical. The repair will likely be postponed until 2013.

Other Business In Brief

•Todd and Brenda Johnson were awarded the annual Preservation Award. May is preservation month. The Johnsons successfully renovated an older home. It was noted that these homes add character to the city.

•Approval was given for both the second consideration and the publication of a correction of errors in Ordinance #135 (written in 1955). City Attorney Fred Suhler said it had been brought to his attention that the name of “Park Avenue” instead of the correct “Park Street” and the spelling “McKenney” instead of the correct “McKinney” have caused some problems in gaining a clean title opinion.

•A permit was approved for R-4 Meats to park a concession trailer in front of their business on Thursdays and Fridays through August 3.

•The donation of a bench in memory of Robert and Vivian Coe was accepted to be placed at the corner of Root River Street an .....
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William Henry Dudley

Mon, Jun 11th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Henry Dudley, 61, of Chatfield, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Chatfield. Bill was born July 25, 1950, in Decatur Ill., to J.C. and Esther (Young) Dudley. He graduated from Decatur High School in 1968. He joined the US Arm ..... 
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Chatfield gives preliminary approval for Commercial Waste Hauling License

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield All

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, Roches ..... 
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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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