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Rushford Village weeds out issue; looks ahead


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Following the Tuesday, July 15 council meeting, the City of Rushford Village has taken decisive action against the flourishing thistle population within its borders. According the Mayor Gordon Johnson, a specific complaint regarding a property was brought to the attention of the City of Rushford, which in turn notified the City of Rushford Village. The complaint is in regards to rampant thistle growth on agricultural pasture within the Village limits. According to Councilor Hamilton Peterson, the property is roughly 25-30 acres.

Rushford Village ordinances state that, “Rules and regulations shall be in effect for all property in or adjacent to the Rushford Village Residential areas… The council may, upon receiving a complaint(s), or other notification that grasses and/or weeds on a particular property are not being maintained at the maximum height or less, instruct the clerk to issue a notice to the owner of record, ordering the mowing of said property to comply with this Ordinance within a period of ten days of the mailing date of said notice.”

“The Council may, upon failure of the owner of record to comply with the Notice Ordering Mowing, order the mowing of said owner’s property and bill said owner for the cost of mowing and the costs of the notice and billing. If the owner fails to pay the costs billed, said costs shall be collected according to the terms and conditions of the Rushford Village Collection Ordinance.”

“Agricultural crops shall be exempt and the control of noxious weeds is regulated by Fillmore County Ordinance.”

“We need to address the issue,” noted Mayor Johnson, “But keep in mind, there might be a lot that need notification. It’s gotten out of control.”

A letter was mailed to the property owner July 16. They have until July 26 to comply.

In other news, Zoning Administrator Jon Petit attended a FEMA meeting regarding flood mitigation and community planning. Discussed were established Village problems and pre-disaster planning, including improving comprehensive plans, water runoff in watershed areas, and farming practices along rivers. According to Petit, some mitigation assistance may be available to the city for projects associated with flood prevention. A proposed FEMA flood plain map is due this year. The city will continue to work towards prevention methods.

Also looking to the future, the city has entered int .....
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Rushford-Peterson Schools School Board Election for Fall 2014

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

The school board elections will take place with the fall general election to be held on Tuesday, November 4. There will be three openings on the Rushford-Peterson Board of Education and the terms will be for four years. Angela Colbenson, Daniel Muns ..... 
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Tri-City Challenge

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village All

Announcing the first annual Rushford Peterson Valley Tri-City Challenge and Conquer the Bluff in Rushford, Minn. on October 3 and 4, 2014. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Rushford Peterson Schools. The Foundation for R-P Schools strives t ..... 
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Rushford Village moves Tuff Lane Bridge project forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford Village Council, now with Gordon Johnson at the helm, following Dale Shwanke’s resignation as mayor, and Chad Rasmussen in the vacant council seat, wasted no time in dealing with agenda items. Several of the items, which have been on ..... 
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R-P moves new referendum forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Options regarding the new school initiative and a November 4, 2014 referendum were recently presented to the Rushford-Peterson District School Board. Gary Olson, of Ehler’s & Associates, and Dean Beeninga, of architectural firm ATS&R, presented th ..... 
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Rushford Village moves on road options; appoints Johnson mayor, Rasmussen new councilor

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Following a recent petition on a road management project, Rushford Village has opted to consult with engineers Bolton & Menk, Inc. regarding cash options for the city street maintenance and repair. Identified roads have shifted in priority due to th ..... 
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Executed search warrant in Rushford Village leads to arrest/narcotics charge

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village All

Fillmore County Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the South Eastern Minnesota Narcotics and Gang Task Force executed a search warrant in South Rushford on Thursday, June 5, 2014. According to Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen, Officers executed ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

“We asked for a miracle, we got one. It wasn’t what we asked for but it was exactly what we needed,” enthused Superintendent Chuck Ehler. The comments came on the heels of notification that the education piece of the Omnibus bill, HF 3172, rega ..... 
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Kingsland approves interim athletic director

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

An extensive agenda awaited the Kingsland School Board on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the regular school board meeting held in the Kingsland Conference Room. Consent Agenda items were approved. The following donations were recognized: American Legion ..... 
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