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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 either “junk” or vehicles strewn about the properties. Following letters sent by the city last June, six of the properties cleared up the problems. Four properties didn’t respond.

Additional letters were mailed out to the remaining four properties in October, asking the property owners to contact the city about resolution to the matter. After no action resulting from those letters, letters were sent again by certified mail requesting the city be contacted with a timeline to remedy and a chance to come before the council regarding the issue. One property complied; another received the letter, but didn’t act. The third property never received the letter and the fourth refused to receive it.

Now, the city has approved sending certified letters to the remaining three properties in violation. If refused or unable to deliver person to person, the letters will be posted on the door, by ordinance, and will be considered received. If the property owners do not comply, the city has the authority to move forward with nuisance abatement by bringing in a third party to clear up issues. The cost for the work would be charged to the property owner.

“The best case scenario is we get their attention by delivering the letter,” stated Greg Schieber of Nethercut Law Office, legal representation for the city. “Hopefully, they’ll do the right thing.”

City clerk Megan Grebe noted that the nuisance ordinances are in place for the property owner and by keeping properties clear and in good order, building and personal property are protected. “There are some ways navigate through some of this without them having to junk everything. There’s built-in flexibility,” added Schieber.

The biggest point of the policy, according to mayor Jennifer Wood, is so that there is an administrative procedure that is followed for nuisance violations. This way, issues can be handled by the clerk or city attorney without having to bring them before the council, thus slowing down the timeline on the resolution process.

One added issue of concern with the properties is legal and administrative fees accumulated trying to rectify the situation. .....
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Parade of Lights to benefit SEMCAC Food Shelf in Rushford

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

RUSHFORD, MN – Merchants Bank is once again helping to organize the Rushford Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 13 in downtown Rushford. Cookies, cocoa and cider will be served at the Rushford Fire Hall during and after the parade. ..... 
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Students can win with Merchants Bank Money Ball in Rushford

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

RUSHFORD, Minn. – Area students will have a chance to win some money with Money Ball from Merchants Bank. The first chance comes during halftime of the Rushford boys basketball game against Lanesboro, Friday, December 5. Three participants, 5th ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson approves Design Team format

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

With a successful $38.1 million referendum, for a new facility, under their belt, the R-P School Board voted November 17 to move the initiative forward to the next stages. Nearly 30 packed into the high school biology room for the meeting, includi ..... 
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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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Rushford-Peterson Schools new school information

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools and ATS&R will be holding a community input meeting for the planning and designing of our new school building on Monday, December 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school science rooms, 3rd floor. If you would like to have som ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Middle School 1st quarter honor roll

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

6th Grade: A Honors: Paige Dailey, Megan Ekern, Alayna Helgemoe, Hailey Jenkins, Hannah Linder, Julia Maynard, Luke O’Hare, Isabelle Olson, Josiah Rasmussen, Emma Schuster, Jonah Sievers, Hale Stensgard, Lily Thompson B Honors: Bradley Colbens ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School 1st quarter honor roll

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

9th Grade: A Honors: Nicholas Anderson, Benjamin Ansell, Nicole Blagsvedt, Dawson Dahl, Keegan Dittman, Jordan Dressler-Guyer, Michael Ekern, Payton Hahn, Olivia Hoff, Derek Jannsen, Morgan Kingsley, Victoria Kjome, Anna Kjos, Hannah Ledebuhr, Jor ..... 
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Academic lettering assembly

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Wednesday, November 12, forty-two Rushford-Peterson students were recognized for their leadership in academics. Students in grades 9-11 from the 2013-2014 school year, maintaining a 3.670 GPA each quarter, received a letter, pin, and certificate of ..... 
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