Boots & Badges
Letterwerks Sign City
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>

Chatfield adopts Park Master Plan

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At a March 10 special meeting of the Chatfield City Council, the 2016 Park and Recreation Master Plan initiated in January of 2015 was adopted as presented by Kristi Clarke, planning consultant. Councilors Dave Frank and Ken Jacobson were absent. The special meeting was held due the inability to put together a quorum for the March 14 regularly scheduled meeting.

The 87-page comprehensive park plan shows city wide trails, future park locations, a map of each park, maintenance requirements of current parks, and existing uses and facilities. It defines Community and Neighborhood Parks and outlines the Chosen Valley Regional Park. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended adoption of the Master Plan at a January meeting.

It is a long range plan to serve residents while also working to draw regional visitors. The intention is to update the plan every 5 to 10 years as economic and social conditions change. Goals listed in the plan include the maintenance of open, attractive spaces for all seasons, the development of continuous, interconnected systems of bikeways and trails, the development and marketing of Mill Creek and Groen Park’s designation as a regional recreation area, and the promotion of further development of the fine arts.

Other business in brief

Jenny Bradt, Bluff Country Hiking Club, reported on the Lost Creek Hiking Trail. She thanked the council for their past support over the last four years and requested that the council approve a $2,000 appropriation again this year. Bradt explained that most events like the candlelight snowshoe hike, bird watching, scavenger hunt, Western Days Stampede run, and the fall trail run and hike are self funding.

The appropriation was approved and will be used for advertisements, liability insurance, brochure printing, and replacement of deteriorating signs along the trail.

Brian Burkholder, Public Works, said the purchase of a larger mower will allow workers to get grass mowed each week, taking less time and using less fuel. Three larger mowers were demoed last fall. A larger mower will allow them to cover the ground in about half the time. Two quotes were presented at a February Park and Recreation Committee meeting, one for a John Deere and one for a Toro. Burkholder recommended the purchase of the John Deere for $49,800 from Sema Equipment, Spring Valley. This mower initially will cost about $12,000 less than the Toro and i .....
[Read the Rest]

Vera Audrey Hanson

Wed, Mar 16th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Vera Audrey Hanson – age 93 – passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minnesota. Audrey was born on July 23, 1922, in Rochester, Minnesota to John and Allene (Hancock) Hanson of Cummingsville. ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Chatfield Charitable Event

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

Chatfield Charitable Event Pictured here is Kadin Hill, left, and Henry Gathje, right. Kadin is working to raise awareness for diabetes, a disease which affects 29 million people across the country, including his friend and teammate Henry Gathje. He ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Chatfield approves advanced refunding of bonds

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the February 22 Chatfield City Council meeting, Mike Bubany, Drown & Associates, reported significant net savings with the advanced refunding of bonds issued in 2010/Thurber Building and in 2011/Wastewater Treatment Plant. Councilor Ken Jacobson ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Letter about beating a dead horse...

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Well, here we are again reading an article by Mr. Erding. He starts out on the views he and someone else has on gun control, then as usual, he has to insert some of his opinions on opposite party, this time on Bengahzi. Well, I won ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Chatfield discusses financing options for storm water improvements

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the February 8 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, possible options to pay for needed storm water improvements were discussed. The two most likely funding streams for funding storm water improvements and maintenance are either through the ta ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Emily Mae (Groen) Hoffman

Tue, Feb 2nd, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Emily Mae (Groen) Hoffman, 96, of Chatfield, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Emily was born November 10, 1919 in Stewartville to Christian and Agnes (VanDerAarde) Groen. She started school in Stewart ..... 
[Read the Rest]

What swimming facility will Chatfield residents want?

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the Chatfield City Council’s January 25 meeting, the city’s swimming pool and its future was again discussed. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. Burbach Aquatics, Inc. has done an analysis on the current pool. They have determined that the ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Chatfield Brass Band invites new members

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

The Chatfield Brass (and woodwind) Band invites new members to join the group as they begin their winter rehearsal schedule in preparation for the summer concert season. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Chatfield Elementary Schoo ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>
Studio A Photography