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Rushford hires full-time officer


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The Rushford Police Department is in the midst of several staffing changes, following the recent resignations of officers Wade Anderson and Cody Bellock. The department was comprised of three full-time officers and one part-time officer, Ryan Quanrud. Police Chief Adam Eide sought to replace the positions as soon as possible, and following labor management protocol, recommended Quanrud fill the first open full-time position.

“The training and certification list is impressive,” noted City Administrator Steve Sarvi, with reference to an updated listing of Quanrud’s qualifications. The resume boasted some 30 specialty trainings or certifications and several items of volunteer work. Eide also noted Quanrud’s willingness to fill in on every night shift over the last three or four weeks since the other officers’ departure, which he had volunteered to do. The council accepted the chief’s recommendation unanimously.

Having previously stressed the need for three full-time officers, the chief has also wasted no time in securing applications for the remaining vacancy. To date, ten applicants, which were noted as quite diversified, have filed for the position. “I’m excited to get the ball rolling on this,” noted Eide.

Applications will be scored upon several factors, including education and experience, before oral interviews will begin. Top applicants will be selected for further interview with a pre-determined panel. Included in the panel are Chief Eide, Administrator Sarvi, Labor Management Committee members Mayor Chris Hallum and Councilor Vern Bunke, as well as local business owner Brad Hoiness, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Officer Mitch Boyum, and a representative from Fillmore County Social Services.

“I think it’s good to have community at-large people involved,” noted Bunke in reference to the panel. “It brings different perspective. They are the people being served.”

“There’s some ownership in it,” added Eide.

The panel will have a brief meeting before interviews begin, to review guidelines of hiring in the public sector, as it varies from typical hiring practices. Eide hopes to have a recommendation to the council, of two or three potential candidates, by the October 27 council meeting. “We need to make it as fast as possible, but also quality,” stressed Eide. “We need to get something done.”

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Rushford council approves ordinance change allowing hunt

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Following a public hearing Monday, September 22, the Rushford council unanimously approved changes to two ordinances that could potentially pave the way for in-city deer hunting. The topic has been up for discussion for several years and during the ..... 
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Public meeting for repurposing R-P school complex in Rushford, Minn.

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

RUSHFORD,Minn.-September 25, 2014 – The Vision for Repurposing the R-P School Complex subcommittee is holding an open house to share concept sketches developed over the past month. The open house will be held on October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the R ..... 
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Rushford reviews lodging tax; sets preliminary levy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The city of Rushford will be reviewing the expenditure of funds raised by the three percent lodging tax currently in place. Spurred by input from new, local motel owners John and Eileen Loken, the effort will be geared towards further clarification ..... 
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Rushford looking at budget limits; future development

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

In September, the Rushford City Council will need to certify the maximum levy to the county and city staff is wasting no time working out the limitations and goals of the 2015 budget. For four years, the city has seen a 0 percent increase in the lev ..... 
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Rushford moves lighting project, in-city hunting forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Taking advantage of timing and funding, the Rushford Municipal Electric Commission and the city are moving forward with a project to update all lighting along the Highway 43 corridor. With lighting being temporarily removed for the Highway 43 Projec ..... 
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Rushford considers managed hunting within city limits

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The issue of deer population control in Rushford has once again been brought to the forefront of council discussions. The council had reviewed options in 2012 and 2013 due to the damage inflicted on vegetation and hazards to traffic. In 2013, the co ..... 
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Rushford EDA revamps forbearance terms

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

There’s no denying that the Economic Development Authority’s revolving loan fund has done great things for Rushford’s economic growth. At least two past audits have garnered praise for its efforts. Still, there is room for improvement, as note ..... 
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Rushford grabs opportunity during project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

With the Highway 43 Project slated to begin Monday, June 30, the Rushford Electric Commission is considering expanding lighting upgrades along the highway corridor. The lighting will be temporarily removed for the project, so the commission will sei ..... 
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