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Rushford moves projects, motel forward


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

It’s been a long road for several underway Rushford projects. Time delays, special agreements, and plan modification have hampered at least two, but both projects are now moving favorably forward.

Not wanting to further hinder the wait time on the development of the downtown motel, Loken’s Rushford Inn, the council approved the authorization of the signing of the final documents pertaining to a business subsidy development agreement. In something of a catch-22, the city approved the review contingent on an expectant letter from the bank financing the project. Had the city not approved the measure, and the letter been provided shortly thereafter, motel developers would have to wait once again to gain council approval for the documents at the November 11 meeting.

“We can’t loan the money until the bank approves, but we don’t want to hold it up if the bank approves it,” noted City Administrator Steve Sarvi. “This allows the paperwork to move forward.”

The document includes a loan agreement, promissory note, mortgage, security agreement, guarantee agreement and transfer of ownership paperwork, but the legal documents and financial information must be provided in order to fill the contingency and allow the project to continue.

The city has also approved a Planning Commission recommendation for Loken’s Rushford Inn site plan review. Final construction and architectural plans have not yet been received from Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc. and several areas of the review need further clarification or correction. According to city staff, Lokens have hired a civil engineer to assist with some work areas. As previously mentioned, this approval upon contingency will keep the ball moving forward on the project.

Also moving forward are plans for sanitary sewer and water utilities to the Jon Dammen property on the north end of the city. Now court-ordered to correct the faulty system, Dammen earlier petitioned the city for the utilities after years of back and forth debate on the issue. Final plans and specifications by Otomo Engineering have been approved, however legal descriptions and a special assessement agreement with Dammen are still pending. Work may be performed yet this fall.

Josh DeFrang, of Otomo Engineering, was on hand at the Monday, October 28 council meeting to explain changes to the plan and progress of the project to date. According to DeFrang, the li .....
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Rushford moving forward with multiple projects

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The end of a long process in getting a motel in downtown Rushford is almost over. Following a public hearing and a recommendation from the Economic Development Authority (EDA), the city council has approved a $500,000 EDA revolving loan fund subsidy ..... 
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Rushford runs into MnDOT stumbling block

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The massive Highway 43 project slated for Rushford, Minn. in 2014 continues to create headaches for the city. Already dealing with having to give up the city’s main thoroughfare for the duration of the project, it now seems th ..... 
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Rushford hears preliminary report on Highway 43

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

With the start of the massive Highway 43 project drawing nearer, a preliminary feasibility report was presented to the city by Otomo Engineering. The details of the $3.5 million project have been laid out. The city is already painfully aware of th ..... 
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Rushford Hypersonic seeks and gets controversial funding

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

A full house packed city hall for the Monday, August 26 council meeting in Rushford, Minn. The joint meeting of the council and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) included a public hearing regarding futher funding of Rushford Hypersonic. After ..... 
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Rushford prepares to lease former community center

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner Finally, the long wait to see the vacant community center may be at an end. Approved in November of 2009, the ground was broken for the center that December, and the center was partially constructed in 2010 by F&L Development. A ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson forms future facilities committee

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

While admittedly not surprised with the results of a proposed $15 million new facility referendum last December, Superintendent Chuck Ehler gleaned a clearer vision for what the community wants. Now, the district is looking to setup a community task ..... 
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Rushford discusses upgrades, land surveys, bluff issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner Rushford, Minn. has seen its share of upgrades in the last six years of recovery from massive flooding. Several upgrades were revealed by the flood itself and even more revealed by those initial upgrades. As the work is being do ..... 
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Rushford seeks land values on properties

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The city is seeking professional appraisals on two of its properties; the lot immediately west of the fire hall and the community center and lot in the Himlie Business Park. With parties interested in both locations, City Admini ..... 
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