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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 engineer Josh Pope was in attendance to discuss the details of the project.

Work that will be done includes sealcoating on Hayes Street (from Highway 43 east past Meadow Avenue), Sherwood Street, Money Creek Road, and Goodrich Avenue. Total projected cost is approximately $50,000. An overlay of Darr Lane, a $30,000 project, is also included. The council voted April 21 to include the option for sealcoating Prospect Street (from Sherwood to Main).

Pope is hopeful for competitive bids, but Dunn Blacktop Company may be the only bidder. Still, with the Highway 43 project being done next door in Rushford, the city is hoping bids will be excellent. If bids are too high, the city has the option to approve the project bid, but reject portions, according to Pope.

Bid opening is scheduled for June 12. An interim completion date of work is slated for August 31 to ensure temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees. The project would be wrapped up no later than mid-September.

The city is looking to reopen a public hearing for modifications to Zoning Ordinance 5 prior to accepting updates. City Attorney Tom Manion noted that while the city is eager to put the revised ordinance into motion, it is prudent not to rush when so much work has been put into the effort. A tentative reopening of the hearing is scheduled for the June 16 council meeting.

The city will also be holding a hearing for a Wellhead Protection Plan at the same meeting. The Wellhead Plan must be completed prior to July 1.

In other news, the city has run into some concern over parking of vehicles by Featherstone Farm along a crushed rock city-owned roadway east of Cooperative Way. “It’s been an ongoing thing,” noted Mayor Gordon Johnson. He further noted a desire not to create a financial hardship for the company in requiring a parking lot, but that parking is referenced as a requirement in section 1506.04 of the ordinance. According to Johnson, 10 to 12 vehicles are parked on the road on a daily basis with an additional six in the company parking lot.

“There’s a new campground east of Featherstone. We could find ourselves in a position of liability. I thin .....
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Peterson wraps up, discusses a series of issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The Peterson City Council breezed through a relatively full agenda Wednesday, May 13, as many of the items were brief updates to long-standing agenda items. The County Highway 25 Project in Peterson is now just around the corner. The county-led pr ..... 
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Peterson removes portion of County project; reviews school options

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

While the Peterson City Council had no new updates on the County 25 project currently being prepped for bids at the Wednesday, April 8 meeting, there was plenty of discussion regarding the option to extend sewer services to an area dubbed Myrtle Ave ..... 
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Peterson sees wastewater plant conclusion; runs into city hall issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The city of Peterson will finally see resolution to long-standing problems at the wastewater treatment plant. Councilor Dick Lee has been meeting with representatives from engineering and planning firm WHKS & Co. and Wieser Brothers General Contra ..... 
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Accusations fly at Peterson meeting

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

Following the appointment of newly appointed Councilor Loren Rue to the Peterson Council on January 14, the Council’s actions, particularly to appoint Rue, have been questioned. Councilor Dave Colbenson requested time to speak, prior to citizen co ..... 
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Peterson dives in with new council, projects, plans

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The new Peterson Council, including Mayor Tim Hallum, dove into a heavy agenda at their first meeting of the year, January 14. Following the official swearing in of Hallum and councilors Gail Boyum and Dave Colbenson who were reelected, the council ..... 
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Peterson looks at nuisance abatement

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

The city of Peterson has spent more than a year, in some cases, trying to find a remedy to properties that are deemed in violation of the nuisance ordinance. The properties in question, 10 originally, were in violation according to the city, with ..... 
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Rushford Village meets public works candidates

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner In an admittedly unorthodox setup, the Rushford Village council invited five public works/maintenance supervisor candidates to a pre-interview before the entire council November 18. The five were scheduled to come in 15 minute i ..... 
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Peterson reviews petition

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

As the city of Peterson ramps up for its 2015 County 25 project, the council continues to work out details of related items. A recent petition from eight of the 11 residences on Church Street has requested the city not put sidewalks along that porti ..... 
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