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Peterson school repurposing meeting set


Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

All members of the Peterson City Council were in attendance at the regular meeting on July 8. After approval of agenda, prior minutes, and June Claims and Receipts, the council was addressed by Chuck Ehler and John Linder, representing the school district. They suggested having some type of brainstorming sessions, to get a “grassroots” opinion on how to repurpose the Middle School after it is vacated. Mayor Tim Hallum then asked about having a “town hall meeting” to give citizens a chance to learn more and be heard. After discussing best calendar options, it was decided the meeting will tentatively be held on Thursday, August 6 at 7p.m. Mayor Hallum will check to see if David Kane can attend, and the city will announce the meeting so all interested parties have a chance to attend.

Next, the council heard from Mike Bubany regarding the County State Aid Highway 25 project bond. He suggested an unrated bond, and handed out a spreadsheet showing the rate and annual payments. Bubany was asked about the interest rate, and he said, “If you agree to this plan, this is it. Just under 3.95 %”. A citizen asked what the average citizen’s cost impact would be if this bond is approved, and Bubany replied, “Whatever you’re paying today, this bond will have no impact, because it’s already factored in”. The council voted unanimously to approve the bond option as recommended by Mike Bubany. The council then also adopted the Post Issuance Compliance Policy, which Bubany said is not required, but “strongly recommended” by the IRS.

Travis Zenke then spoke to the council regarding moving the water main to the south side of Mill Street, and explained why this is a good change. He also spoke of the need for sand for bedding under the water service lines in areas where the soil is poor, but he said this would create a small additional cost. The council approve both of these items. Next, there was general discussion regarding water and sewer rates, including opinions shared by council members and other citizens regarding the fairness of the any plans that might be considered, including how to bill businesses and citizens that are only here part of the year. It was suggested that water meters would be a way to bill according to usage, but it was acknowledged that there would be a cost for such meters and a larger cost for installing them. Mayor Hallum also encouraged the council to remember that the school will be closed in a c .....
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Chamber ribbon cutting

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber held a ribbon-cutting for Root River Baskets on Wednesday, June 24 at the Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market. The ceremony welcomed the business as a new Chamber member in 2015. Lori Hungerholt, artist and ..... 
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Peterson hashes out project details, planning commission work

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

Already in the midst of the County State Aid Highway 25 project, the Peterson City Council tackled a bevy of issues including bonding for the project, water rates and revenues, property variances, property and utility easements and movement, and the ..... 
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Rushford approves new school variances, permit

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of Rushford reviewed approved the request by R-P School District for conditional use permit and variances. The issue was further discussed Monday, June 8 at the Rushford City Council meeting. In an applicat ..... 
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By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

County 25 reconstruction in Peterson set to begin

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The reconstruction of County State Aid Highway 25, running through the heart of Peterson, is finally at hand. A pre-construction meeting that included City representatives Mayor Tim Hallum, councilors Dick Lee and Loren Rue, clerk Megan Boyum, and m ..... 
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Peterson approves bid for County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner At a special meeting of the Peterson Council, Wednesday, May 20, the city council voted unanimously to approve the bid for the reconstruction and utility work of County State Aid Highway 25. Two bids were received by the county, ..... 
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Rushford enacts moratorium for interconnection to electrical grid

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The Rushford City Council approved the recommendation of the Electric Utility Commission to initiate a moratorium, for up to one year, on the interconnection process for distributed generation systems with the Rushford municipal utility system. The ..... 
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Rushford Village approves 2015 Pavement Management

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The Rushford Village Council voted unanimously to approve the 2015 Pavement Management at the Tuesday, May 19 meeting. The council also approved a resolution for plans, specifications, and the advertising of bids for the road work. Bolton & Menk eng ..... 
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