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Peterson looks towards street and electrical needs, future of school


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Government

At the Wednesday, February 10 city meeting, the Peterson council discussed a comprehensive list of city infrastructure and when they were last modified. The listing included street, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, electrical, equipment, buildings, and natural gas. Plans for future street improvement are in the early stages and the listing indicates that most, other than County 25, which was addressed by the city and county last year, haven’t been touched since the mid-90s.

“Prior to deciding on streets, we’ve heard suggestion that we should look at all utilities underneath,” said councilor Loren Rue. The city has already determined that River and Park Streets are the most critical need.

The roads have seen subsequent sealcoating since and it’s been recommended that the road depths are too high. Councilor Dick Lee noted that it’s been suggested the roads see a mill and overlay, with four inches being milled off and only two inches relaid. Additional fill could be used in alley ways within the city.

The city will get quotes on smoke or camera testing sewer lines and doing a locate for water mains. Additionally, they will look at replacing shut offs that haven’t been addressed in the last ten years. The preliminary goal will be addressing County 25 to County 25, via River Street and Park Street. “It would be great if we could get that much done,” added Lee.

A draft electrical rate study has been prepared for the city by Tom Nigon of Star Engineering Services. While the city electrical fund is maintaining, it is not building revenues that would be used for infrastructure upgrades and emergencies. It is recommended that the city should have $75,000 in Electrical Fund reserves. Currently there is just $40,000. The city needs to raise its rate a percentage above operating expenses, but what that percentage will be is undetermined.

“I think we should consider what Tri-County Electric would charge to take over service,” suggested councilor Rue.

However, councilor Lee disagreed. “It’s almost been one of our better profits. Peterson only has water, sewer, and electric. We don’t want to lose our income and that’s what we’d be doing.”

Mayor Tim Hallum and City Clerk Megan Boyum will meet with Tri-County Electric and Star Engineering and will have something to present at the next meeting. “It’s a place to start,” added Rue.
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Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Peterson Legals

State of minnesota county of fillmore third judicial district DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-15-910 In Re: Estate of Ardis Corrine Rahn, also known as Ardis Rahn, C. Ardis Rahn, Corrine A. Rahn, Corene A. Rahn Decedent ..... 
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R-P community continues to support our school leaders

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

Our community has been blessed with a forward thinking superintendent, Mr. Ehler, and a school board that has brought us so far since 2007. Shortly prior to the 2007 flood, Mr. Chuck Ehler was hired by a school board who believed he was the person ..... 
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Peterson Council seeking more public comment on school facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Government

The first Peterson Council meeting of the year, Wednesday, January 13, hit at several items of annual paperwork, but lingering old business garnered a good deal of conversation. A third community meeting regarding the future repurposing of the Ru ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Board splits on Project Oversight Committee

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
Posted in Peterson All

The R-P School Board waded through a full agenda and a scheduled Truth in Taxation meeting at the Monday, December 21 meeting. The majority of conversation related to the Project Oversight Committee, a new committee aimed at streamlining the new sch ..... 
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Peterson increases levy 5%; preps budget for increases

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The city of Peterson held its monthly council meeting Wednesday, December 9. At the meeting, the council approved setting the final levy for 2016 at a 5% increase, or $3,821. The hike is intended to increase the general fund with any excess currentl ..... 
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Michael Bremmer

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Michael Bremmer Michael S. “Mike” Bremmer, 56, of Peterson, Minn., died on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan in La Crosse, Wisc. Mike was born on February 9, 1959, in Lanesboro, Minn. to Lyle and Carol (John ..... 
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Christmas in Peterson A Family Fun Event

Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

Rediscover the magic of the holidays on Saturday, December 12, when the City of Peterson comes alive with activities for all ages at the 3rd Annual Christmas in Peterson - Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Come for the day and make family ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson looks at World’s Best Workforce; Health Care industry elective

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

By Kirsten Zoellner At the Monday, November 16 school board meeting, R-P High School Principal Jake Timm detailed for the board two initiatives the district is working on. The first, World’s Best Workforce, is an annual Minnesota Department of Ed ..... 
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