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Rushford Village keeps eye on roadways, illegal dumping


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Bolton & Menk Engineer Josh Pope, pictured at left, explains the status of various road projects underway in Rushford Village. Also pictured, at right, is City Clerk Kristina Mart. Photo by Kirsten Zoellner

The 2015 Pavement Management Plan projects are already underway and the council continues to take a proactive approach to tackling the status of city roads. The first of the payments for related work has been formally approved by the Rushford Village Council, several areas are under work, and the council is eyeing other problem areas.

$34,397.81 will be paid to Dunn Blacktop Company of Winona for crack sealing and sealcoating of Money Creek Road, Hayes Street, Sherwood Street, and a portion of Goodrich Street. The amount is higher than the projected $28,000 original bid price. Bolton & Menk Engineer Josh Pope stated at the Tuesday, August 18 council meeting that the overage is a likely a two part issue; the propagation and widening of cracks since the beginning of the planned work and the depth of the cracked areas resulting in a higher rate of sealant fill.

Mayor Gordon Johnson, Pope, and Public Works/Maintenance Supervisor Travis Scheck noted the quality of the work. The projected timeline calls for sealcoating work to be completed no later than August 31. Additional bituminous resurfacing of Darr Lane and the widening of portions of Prospect Street is to be substantially completed by October 2.

Work on Tuff Lane also continues and construction, including replacement of the bridge with box culverts can begin August 24. It is estimated that work will take 4-5 days to complete.

Repair measures on Cooperative Way were underway August 18. A proposal from Pember Companies, Inc. for repairs was unanimously approved by the council at the last meeting. The work is estimated to cost $26,305.

The scope of work will begin with saw cutting of problematic areas by Fitzgerald Excavating. The intention, according to Mayor Johnson, is that the initial work will be done on the concrete roadway, followed by a period of cure time. Pember is contractually obligated to have the work completed by September 15.

An area of Benson Lane, that includes a low water ‘Missouri Crossing’, will be reviewed by Pope. He has been on site and conferred with other company engineers about the area. Conceptually, Pope believes there are two options to address it. One is to go in, remove the crossing, and improve the area. The second is to keep the crossing and repair the undermined culvert. Bolton & Menk will push for repair of the crossing, but it remains to be determined whether or not the Department o .....
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Rushford Village approves solar array permit

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 10th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The city of Rushford Village held a public hearing Tuesday, August 4, for the purpose of receiving public comment on a proposed Interim Use Permit for an expanded solar array. Tri-County Electric (TEC), the applicant, is seeking to expand their exis ..... 
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Rushford Village talks hall rental; public hearing for expanded solar array

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Tuesday, July 21, Rushford Village meeting consisted largely of Planning and Zoning issues, but the potential rental of the Village Hall garnered most of the discussion. Mayor Gordon Johnson met recently with Root River Yoga owner Amanda Grigg ..... 
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Chamber ribbon cutting

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber held a ribbon-cutting for Root River Baskets on Wednesday, June 24 at the Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market. The ceremony welcomed the business as a new Chamber member in 2015. Lori Hungerholt, artist and ..... 
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Rushford Village awards bid; reviews permitting requirements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The City of Rushford Village has awarded the bid for the 2015 Pavement Management Plan to Dunn Blacktop Company, of Winona, in the amount of $158,838. Engineer’s estimate for the work was $140,000. Costs related to street widening were significant ..... 
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Rushford approves new school variances, permit

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of Rushford reviewed approved the request by R-P School District for conditional use permit and variances. The issue was further discussed Monday, June 8 at the Rushford City Council meeting. In an applicat ..... 
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Rushford Village gives update on ordinance issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Tuesday, June 2 council meeting entailed a fair bit of discussion regarding issues previously brought to light as infractions or concerns of various zoning ordinances. Mayor Gordon Johnson has met with Featherstone Farm owner and operator Jack ..... 
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Rushford enacts moratorium for interconnection to electrical grid

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford City Council approved the recommendation of the Electric Utility Commission to initiate a moratorium, for up to one year, on the interconnection process for distributed generation systems with the Rushford municipal utility system. The ..... 
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Rushford Village approves 2015 Pavement Management

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford Village Council voted unanimously to approve the 2015 Pavement Management at the Tuesday, May 19 meeting. The council also approved a resolution for plans, specifications, and the advertising of bids for the road work. Bolton & Menk eng ..... 
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