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2016 Relay for Life being planned


Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

Deb Jorgenson and Wendy Kirchner thanked the city of Chatfield for its help in making the 2015 Relay for Life a success during the council’s September 14 meeting. The city’s crew helped to make the event run smoothly.

Over $162,000 was raised for the fight against cancer which was the third highest amount raised in Minn. The organizer’s goal was to raise $150,000. About 650 people were served dinner and over 200 were served the 4 a.m. breakfast.

Over 325 participated including 30 teams, 8 of those teams were from Chatfield.

Jorgenson and Kirchner said the event will be held on July 8 in 2016; this date was approved by the council. Councilor Robert Pederson commented that the luminaries really set it off. There were 2,593 luminaries. The committee will be meeting this month beginning the planning process for next year.

Public Works

City engineer Tom Kellogg reported that they had received bids for both fiberglass and aluminum aerobic digester covers to be installed on a holding tank at the Wastewater Treatment Plant to prevent freezing of the sludge. Kellogg noted that the engineer’s estimate was $91,000 for fiberglass and $109,000 for aluminum. He commented that the aluminum is a significantly better cover.

The council approved the lowest bid from Engineering America, Inc. at $104,700 for an aluminum cover.

Kellogg discussed Margaret St. storm water issues. He said councilors Pederson and Paul Novotny had visited the site with him. A solution discussed was a containment system upstream which is estimated to cost up to $50,000.

Kellogg discussed a Storm Water Capital Improvement Plan which begins with “the city of Chatfield faces a number of stormwater challenges”. He pointed to several financing options. One source of financing to be considered is a storm water utility fee which would help fund regional improvements. He said in Chatfield a $30 fee could generate $67,000 per year or a $90 fee could generate $200,000 per year.

In the study it was estimated that it could cost a total of $3 million to fix the numerous stormwater problem areas throughout the city. The study assumes half the funding will come from the general levy, special assessments, development, and grants. If the other half was stretched over 10 years it would equate to about $150,000 per year.

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Chatfield Brass Band lunch-time concert September 12

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

Stop by the Chatfield City Park on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 12 p.m. for a free lunchtime concert presented by the Chatfield Brass Band in conjunction with Chatfield’s Heritage Day festivities. The band will perform patriotic and pop music of the past ..... 
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Evalyn Marion Gardner

Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Evalyn Marion Gardner, 92, of Chatfield, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Evalyn was born June 3, 1923 in Chatfield Township to David and Mary C. (Nagel) Henderson. She attended schools in the Chat ..... 
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John D. "Bud" Hanson, Jr.

Tue, Sep 1st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

John D. "Bud" Hanson, Jr. – age 62 – passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at St. Marys Hospital with family by his side. Bud was born on August 17, 1953, at Scott AFB, Illinois, to John Denten and Vera Audrey ("Jack" and "Audrey ..... 
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Chatfield restructures pay grid

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

City Clerk Joel Young explained at the city council’s August 24 meeting that Chatfield’s pay grid is low compared to other cities of the same size. During the 2013 Law Enforcement Labor Services union negotiations, the city agreed to do a pay st ..... 
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Edna Beulah (Shaw) Winslow

Tue, Aug 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Edna Beulah (Shaw) Winslow, 96, passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2015, joining her Savior in Heaven. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 2:00 PM at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Hopper officiat ..... 
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Steve’s Auto Care makes its move

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield All

Steve’s Auto Care Performance Center of Chatfield, Minn. is just getting settled into its new location at 105 Hwy. 30 W. after moving from the previous location on main street. Owner Steve Huper, who opened Steve’s Auto Care in 2011, states ..... 
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Grace Beatrice Rodgers

Tue, Aug 18th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Grace Beatrice Rodgers, 93, of Chatfield passed away August 13, 2015 in Chatfield. Grace was born on January 11, 1922 in Spring Valley, Minnesota to Vilan and Clara (Rongley) Groby . On June 26, 1946 she married Robert "Bob" Rodgers at the Emman ..... 
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Chatfield EDA requests CCA rezoning

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the August 10 Chatfield City Council meeting councilors unanimously approved the rezoning of Block 19, Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) at 405 Main St. South, from R-1 (low density residential) to B-1 (General Commercial). Councilor Dave Fran ..... 
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