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Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market set to begin May 7


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

During the Rushford City Council meeting on March 24, the council was given an update by Chief of Police Adam Eide. Chief Eide told the council that the Chevy Caprice squad car will be used as a demonstration model. The advantage of being a demonstration vehicle is that the car will be loaded up with newer and higher quality equipment that what the police department had to pay for. One piece of equipment they will be receiving is an insquad video camera that will be able to record traffic stops. This piece of equipment alone is worth $3,000. Rushford residents will be able to see the new squad car in town at the beginning of April. Chief Eide also informed the council that the Chevy Tahoe squad car is currently up for sale.

Chief Eide also gave the council an overview of the Crime Prevention Seminar he was able to attend March 10 in St. Paul. The seminar had 20 different speakers that covered topics ranging from crime prevention to burglar alarms. Armed with this knowledge, Chief Eide and the other officers will be able to better educate and assist Rushford residents and businesses.

Council member Bunke asked Chief Eide to put together a plan of how they can get the new information implemented into the community.

Marie Botcher represented the Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market before the council as they asked for support. The market will be starting their second year on May 7 and will be running every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Creekside Park until closing day on October 1. Botcher asked that the council help support the farmer’s market by adding a spot for the market on the city website that would include a downloadable pdf version of market rules, applications, and any other necessary information. Botcher also asked that the council assist the market in securing a designated alternative site for a movie to be shown. The market feels that hosting an outdoor movie at night by the creek would be unsafe for children. City Administrator Steve Sarvi ended this portion of the meeting by encouraging Botcher and the Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market by saying that the market is a great addition to the town.

During the meeting the council also approved the adoption of Resolution 2014030, approving plans and specifications and ordering advertisements of bids for the 2014 Municipal Improvement Project/Mill Street Reconstruction Project. The council approval is contingent upon approval by the .....
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Rushford ends union battle

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

More than one year after the city council first made the decision to set the date for termination of Public Works employee Curt Courrier, the ongoing saga is over and Courrier is back to work for the city. In and prior to December 2012, Rushford ..... 
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Frost freezes out Rushford residents

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

It’s been a frequent topic of conversation across the tri-state region in recent weeks; record-setting frost levels freezing lines and residents’ access to water. Measured at nearly six feet in some areas, the frost being driven down by the endl ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley brand takes hold with Chamber

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Last June, a welcoming brand set root in three communities: Rushford, Peterson, and Rushford Village. In just shy of eight months, the brand has been embraced by businesses, organizations, residents, and now, the local chamber of commerce. In a much ..... 
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End of a long road; Rushford approves legal settlement

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Ending a nearly 6-year saga that began in 2009, the city of Rushford has approved a settlement with F&L Management & Development, Inc. (Tom Serie) and Guardian Inn of Rushford, LLC. The matter has been in arbitration since November 2011, following t ..... 
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Rushford/F&L arbitration details still under wraps

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

A closed meeting was held January 13, just prior to the regular city council to meet with City Attorney Terry Chiglo and attorney Robert Aslop of Kennedy & Graven. Aslop represents F&L Management & Development and Guardian Inn of Rushford, LLC (Tom ..... 
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No 2014 levy increase for Rushford

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

One of several hot topics of the evening, the council again addressed the 2014 budget and levy at length at the Monday, December 23 meeting. The budget sub-committee and city staff had worked together and recommended a 2.02 percent increase earlier ..... 
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Rushford approves third officer unanimously

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

After two months of discussion and the item brought before the council on three occasions, with at least one decision ending in a deadlocked 2-2 vote, the city council approved the hiring of a third, full-time police officer. The city has held a thi ..... 
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Rushford debates police staffing, coverage

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The ongoing issue over whether or not to fill the police department vacancy left by recently resigned, full-time officer Chris Frick continues to bring out public support and heated debate. Police Chief Adam Eide came before the council on November ..... 
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