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Rushford Village takes detachment/annexation issue off the table


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Rushford Village residents of County Line Road and Laura Lane turned up in force again at the April 1 Village council meeting. Over just shy of two hours, a public hearing over a proposed 10-year pavement management plan encompassed topics including cost and maintenance affordability, and the future of roads within the Village, whether on the schedule or not.

Plan Option 2 Modified, was developed by Brian Malm of Bolten & Menk, Inc. and is scheduled to include overlay, sealcoating, or reclamation of roadways in two parts, 2014 and 2019, carrying them through the next decade. In 2014, south Rushford will see the bulk of scheduled upgrades. Prospect Street, Main Street, Plummer Street, Whitmore Street, Darr Avenue, and Goodrich Street will see sections of both overlay and reclamation. Hayes Street, Sherwood Street, and Meadow Avenue will be sealcoated, as is Oakview Loop, south off of Highway 43. To the north, in the Cedar Hill Park subdivision, Hillview Drive and Nordic Lane will have overlay upgrades and Ridgeview Road, from Highway 43 to Rush Creek Roe is scheduled for reclamation. East of Rushford, Money Creek Road is scheduled for sealcoating.

Then, in 2019, all roads listed, except Money Creek Road, will have a new sealcoat layer applied. Money Creek Road is instead scheduled for overlay in that year. Laura Lane, is also added to the mix in 2019, scheduled for sealcoating.

“The problem we’ve got is that we didn’t plan for the roads. We didn’t do due diligence,” noted Rushford Village Councilor Gordon Johnson. “They laid things on the table for us, brought things to light. We need to get back on track. We’re not used to spending a lot of money. We’ve been frugal with things and it caught up with us,” he continued.

The cost of roadwork is steadily rising, but the deterioration of Rushford Village roads is accelerating at the same or quicker a pace. Because of this, the Village sought out the development of a road management plan and thorough road condition mapping.

“We’re here tonight so we understand what you want us to do,” added Johnson, addressing the residents in attendance. “We spend a lot of money on our roads, but we’re not keeping up. We’re falling behind.”

The majority of residents in attendance encouraged the council to include County Line Road, which runs east off Highway 43 north of town. The heavily traveled road sees a fair s .....
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Rushford Village looks to projects

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

In a surprisingly short meeting, March 18, the Rushford Village Council covered details of sizeable amount of projects slated for the 2014 summer season with Public Works Director Bob Thieret. Citing nearly 50 items on the list, the number of workab ..... 
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Village sticks with road option, waits for input

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Having received detailed road management and improvement recommendations and plans, the Village moved forward the discussion of a potential $1 million bonding on an improvement option. At a Tuesday, February 24 special meeting, the council debated t ..... 
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Rushford Village opts for more time on annexation request

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Discussion of a petition for detachment from the city of Peterson and annexation to the city of Rushford Village continued at the February 11 Village council meeting. January 8, Peterson struck down the request for detachment citing a disservice to ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley brand takes hold with Chamber

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Last June, a welcoming brand set root in three communities: Rushford, Peterson, and Rushford Village. In just shy of eight months, the brand has been embraced by businesses, organizations, residents, and now, the local chamber of commerce. In a much ..... 
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Rushford Village receives pavement management plan

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

In a process that’s seen momentum in the last six months, the Village is making strides forward in the development of a comprehensive street plan. Following a wide-scope fiscal impact report this past July, the city has spent considerable time deta ..... 
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Rushford Village starts year trying to nip issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The start of a new year prompted some annual housekeeping, appointments, and review of rates, funds, indebtedness, and more at the Tuesday, January 7 council meeting. Along with this, the city reviewed a conversation between City Treasurer Judy Grah ..... 
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Rushford Village looks at year end, finances

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Government

As the city prepares to conclude another fiscal year, a goal and priority listing for 2013 was revisited to discuss either status or completion. The goals were divided into four categories and subdivided into roughly 10 subcategories and included bi ..... 
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Rushford Village reduces levy, considers annexation petition

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Government

In a move that’s not often an option for cities, Rushford Village has opted to reduce the city’s 2014 levy by $10,000, setting it at $350,000. The city hasn’t approved a levy increase since December 2011. In light of standing financial revie ..... 
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