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Rushford Village looks to fill committees


Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

By Kirsten Zoellner

The Rushford Village council will continue at with Mayor Gordon Johnson at the helm for at least another four years. The November 8 election did however see the replacement of incumbent Todd Baker (108 votes) with Mike Ebner (360 votes) for one of the two seats up for grabs. Incumbent Dennis Overland will serve another term as councilor after receiving the most votes (387). The council position vacated by Hamilton Peterson in October 2015, which was filled by the council appointment of Rich Smith later that year, will remain with Smith, who ran unopposed for the position.

At the Tuesday, November 15 council meeting, Mayor Gordon Johnson brought up the need to have councilors serve on additional committees. Johnson indicated that Councilor Dennis Overland has served on the Finance Committee and to some degree, the city’s informal technology committee. “I would like to see teams; look to each other,” said Johnson. He went on to suggest that Councilor Chad Rasmussen and in-coming Councilor Ebner serve on the Equipment Committee, as both have extensive background in dealing with equipment, needed maintenance and upgrades.

Johnson additionally stated he’d like to see Councilor Rich Smith serve with Overland on the Finance Committee and that he’d like to see both on a Personnel Committee. “I’d be pleased if you’d consider it, especially a dual role,” added Johnson. “I can be available as need be as a third person.” The council will make any committee appointments in January when the new council is sworn in.

The current council discussed needing to seek a new zoning board member to fill the position currently held by Ebner. It is a conflict of interest for a sitting board member to also serve on the council. Interested persons can contact the city or Zoning Administrator Jon Pettit.

There were no other major zoning issues for the month. One property is consulting with the zoning board about wanting to build a home. Currently, the site has two areas, one which needs to be subdivided to build a second house on, and another which is buildable as is.

Another unrelated site, owned by Kopperuds, saw dumping which was assumed as by Minnesota Department of Transportation. Councilor Chad Rasmussen, who works for MnDOT, stated the dumping had nothing to do with the state. It was determined that the issue was between the state and the landowner.
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Rushford Village meets in closed session to discuss litigation

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 7th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

In closed meeting, following the Tuesday, November 1 open meeting, the Rushford Village Council met with City Attorney Tom Manion to discuss “pending or threatened litigation.” The issue pertains to a contract dispute with McHugh Excavating of O ..... 
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Rushford Village looks to continued roadwork

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 24th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The south Rushford street improvement project is still underway and is under the gun from the approaching weather. At the Tuesday, October 18 Rushford Village council meeting, two residents of the area were on hand to question whether or not problema ..... 
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Rushford Village evaluates storm damages

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 10th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Village Council voted unanimously Tuesday, October 4 to resubmit a Homeland Security and Emergency Management damage and impact assessment report following torrential rains the week of September 21. Photos and detailed information of mudslides, w ..... 
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Frustrations mount for Rushford Village over road project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

By Kirsten Zoellner After hearing frustrations from the city council, project engineering firm, and residents (as noted by council members), it appears that Rushford Village’s frustrations with work in the south Rushford area of the city continue ..... 
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Rushford Village hits at completion for south Rushford project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford Village council, and residents of South Rushford, are patiently awaiting completion of infrastructure upgrades that are part of a $878,000 improvement project. A long time coming, the project was aimed at continuing efforts to get the c ..... 
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Rushford Village to hold hearing; informational meeting

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Tuesday, August 16 Rushford Village meeting was a brisk 32 minutes and was continued, rather than adjourned, to the next meeting. At that time, the council will host a public broadband informational meeting at the request of AcenTek, as well as ..... 
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Rushford Village considers Tiny House Ordinance

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

A swift August 2 Rushford Village Council meeting, with Mayor Pro tem Dennis Overland at the helm, sorted out several items of continuing discussion and hit at a new ordinance from the state geared towards the Tiny House Movement. According to Cit ..... 
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Rushford Village addresses communication issues over project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The Tuesday, June 21 Rushford Village council meeting wrapped up in just under and hour and a half, but the majority of the meeting focused on just one of a dozen agenda items. The 2016 Road Project is underway in various porti ..... 
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