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Rushford preps for housing study, levee work


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The Rushford council has approved the solicitation requests for proposals related for updating the current and projected housing demand for the city and surrounding area. The last study, done in 2008, does not adequately highlight the needs of workforce and transitional housing which has come to light in recent years. The study will assess current housing conditions, analyze sales and rental markets, and provide development recommendations.

By making the study more current, the city believes it may increase attraction and assistance of potential developers, as well as open opportunities for grants, tax credits, and other funding sources. Additionally, should the Rushford-Peterson School District’s proposed referendum pass November 4, the timing of the city study may coincide with the opportunity of redevelopment for current district facilities.

Minnesota Housing Partnership offers a matching funds grant for housing studies which the city intends to utilize to cover a portion of the cost. By having the study, the city will be in better position to prove to the state its housing needs.

Levee work continues for the city. Some $360,000 of Department of Natural Resources grant money from the state, earmarked for levee correction, is still available to the city. Minor portions of the project are still underway and some yet to commence, but the city wants to secure the funding, or at least have it held for the project.

Currently, the city is accepting quotes for the removal and restoration of riprap work at headwalls, restoration of ditches, and other riprap work. The items have been identified by the Army Corps of Engineers as necessary to meet standards. The council opted to pre-approve the best-price bidder at the October 27 meeting, prior to actual bid opening. This was in effort to facilitate a quick response on the work timeline, keeping the project moving.

“We have to keep moving or we might lose it. We have to show we’re still working on it,” noted City Clerk Kathy Zacher.

“We’re going to more lengths than needed to do it right. That way, if the Corps comes back and says anything we can show them,” added City Administrator Steve Sarvi. The city also believes that it will have a better case with the state this way, showing continued progress and fiscal responsibility with state dollars.

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Peterson approves County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

Peterson saw standing room only at the Wednesday, October 22 council meeting, a portion of which was dedicated to a second public hearing on the County 25 project planned for 2015. The state aid highway is scheduled to have a complete reconstruction ..... 
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R-P addresses referendum rumors, issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

The district continues to address issues regarding the $38 million referendum, specifically those raised at recent forums, which haven’t eased public rumor and speculation. While the cost continues to be a major issue for many, as noted during the ..... 
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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 Quanr ..... 
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New school proposal in the R-P district

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Dale Evavold of Rushford, Minn. As is to be expected, there are a range of opinions and ideas about the new school proposal in the R-P district.  I see and hear comments regarding voting for the same issue as before, tax increases, poor buildi ..... 
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The R-P levy referendum: a fairy tale

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Kim Machutt of Rushford, Minn. Once upon a time, in a land not too far away, there was a homeowner named Rush Peters. Rush owned an older home that had fallen into a state of disrepair, but was still functional. Rush was faced with a choice to ..... 
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Make your vote count

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Linda Hovland of Rushford, Minn. When I was on the facilities committee, Chuck told us that our school district could not financially support any more than $24,000,000. The architect said, at the last informational meeting in Peterson, that ..... 
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Letter about unsafe R-P facilities...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As many of you know, we had 2 sons in wheelchairs that attended Rushford-Peterson Schools. They loved being students at R-P. After the last vote on a new school, our son Michael told us of how very unsafe he felt at the high school, ..... 
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Fifty-five percent is assumed, not guaranteed.

Sun, Oct 19th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Brett Kues of Rushford, Minn. As we all know, a vote is coming soon to decide the fate of the ill-advised new school. There has been a lot of information, and disinformation, going around. One piece of disinformation I myself have written abo ..... 
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