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Peterson preps for project planning


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

As the massive 2014 County 25 project continues to take shape, Peterson is looking to further refine the overall scope of work. The project will contain a new roadway and sidewalks, but could potentially include a water main upgrade, as well as a handful of other items. For the small community, such a project represents a significant impact to residents and business owners and the council is taking a hard look at what is most needed. Last month, the council suggested the formation of a committee of two council members and at least two citizens, especially property owners along route, to “Iron out the scope of the project.”

At the Wednesday, November 13 council meeting, business owners Mike Eidenschenk and Colin Schroeder stepped up to be a part of the committee. Other names were tossed around, as the council attempts to get the best representation of the community, through a handful of people. Once the volunteer committee is determined, the group will work through proposed project details and hopefully bring back recommendations at the December meeting. Also suggested was having project manager Brian Holtz attend the committee meeting to offer input as details are discussed to avoid ruling out items that are required or are most feasible and favorable for the city.

Councilor Dick Lee questioned whether or not grant funding was still being considered for the project. “We might perhaps define the scope of project differently if a grant was available and could include other things. It might even make it more feasible to get grants if certain aspects of the project are included,” said Lee.

While grant funding is certainly a lucrative option for the city, engineers involved with the project have informed the city that there aren’t any available, according to Mayor Jennifer Wood. “It’s possible to get some funding from “Complete Streets” through the state. But, we have to have a plan, something to present. This falls under strategic planning,” noted Wood.

Another key discussion at the meeting was the hiring of a firm to assist the city in that comprehensive planning. Two firms put forth proposals; David Drown Associates and SHE. Both will include basic SWOT analysis, which aims to determine a framework for analyzing the city’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. David Drown Associates, a consultant firm specializing financial planning, offered a $2,000 proposal for the .....
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Peterson received final feasibility report for County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

Following a thorough field investigation of sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer systems, Yaggy Colby presented its report to the city council Wednesday, October 9. Included in the report was the engineer’s opinion of probable cost for seve ..... 
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Peterson continues County 25 discussion

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

The massive project slated for County Road 25, running through the heart of Peterson, Minn. continues to see more questions. The county is eager to get the project underway in 2014, but has said it is willing to wait until the following year. “Wai ..... 
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Peterson continues progress on County 25, zoning

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The County 25 project, a massive undertaking for the city, is still underway and a feasibility study is ongoing. The city, which will share a portion of the cost with the county, is still relatively in the dark about their share ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson forms future facilities committee

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

While admittedly not surprised with the results of a proposed $15 million new facility referendum last December, Superintendent Chuck Ehler gleaned a clearer vision for what the community wants. Now, the district is looking to setup a community task ..... 
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Peterson City Council holds July Meeting

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Angie Rodenburg The Peterson City Council held their monthly meeting on July 10 at Peterson City Hall. The meeting proved to be an eventful one with numerous issues addressed. At the forefront of debate was an issue pertaining to Mike Eidenschin ..... 
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Peterson advances Count 25 project planning

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner “There’s a sidewalk there, you just can’t see it. It’s buried under dirt and grass.” Peterson Mayor Jennifer Wood is eager to see improvements along County 25 running through the heart of the town. The roadway itself h ..... 
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Make it great, make it grow

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner So what’s in a name, or in a brand for that matter? One can hardly think of a city other than New York when you see a big red heart preceded by the letter “I.” What about our small towns? Can they build a lasting public im ..... 
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