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Rushford Village preps for new year


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The brief Tuesday, January 5 Rushford Village Council meeting highlighted assignments, designations, and other annual housekeeping for the city.

Councilor Dennis Overland was once again nominated and approved as mayor pro tem, acting in place of Mayor Gordon Johnson if needed. Judy Graham was appointed as acting clerk. The council will wait on approving acting treasurer.

There were no changes to financial depositories or signatories on financials. Mayor Johnson, councilor Overland, Graham, and City Clerk Kristina Mart sign for checking, safe deposits, and CDs.

2016 Committee appointments include: Finance Committee comprised of Johnson, Overland, Graham, and Mart; Health Officers Johnson, Overland, Ambulance Director Lynn Humble and Fire Chief Paul Corcoran; Board of Health will remain Winona Health, Dr. Gary Marcoux, DDS, and Dr. Tom Taggart, DVM; Board of Appeal and Equalization, councilor Todd Baker; Assistant Weed Inspector, councilor Chad Rasmussen; Data Practices Authority, Clerk Mart; Employee Contacts remains Mayor Johnson to work with the clerk, Public Works/Maintenance Supervisor Scheck, and the Planning and Zoning Commission; Individual Sewage Treatment Systems Inspector and Feedlot Permits, Mike Frauenkron from Fillmore County.

Contracts for services also remain the same for 2016. They include Butch Johnson Insurance Agency, Thomas Manion as City Attorney ($100/hour, $250/meeting maximum), Engleson and Associates as City Auditor, Robert Brand as Animal Control Officer ($375/quarter), and Bob Thieret on-call for Sewer and Water Issues ($100/month).

Zoning permit fees also remain the same. A permit is required for any project. Planning and Zoning Commission members Bruce Hovland and Mike Ebner were reappointed for a 2-year term, expiring December 31, 2018. Continuing members are Glen Kopperud and Joyce Iverson, with their terms expiring December 31, 2017.

Rates of pay for municipal employees was set at $19/hour, plus an additional $1/hour raise for obtaining water licensure in March 2016, and benefits for Public Works/Maintenance Supervisor Scheck. New full-time Public Works/Maintenance worker Hamilton Peterson was set at $16/hour, plus an additional $2/hour raise for obtaining water and wastewater licensure in 2016, and benefits. Treasurer Judy Graham’s wages were set at $20/hour and $40/meeting with no additional benefits. Clerk Kristina Mart was set at $16/ho .....
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Rushford Village preps for new year

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The brief Tuesday, January 5 Rushford Village Council meeting highlighted assignments, designations, and other annual housekeeping for the city. Councilor Dennis Overland was once again nominated and approved as mayor pro tem, acting in place of M ..... 
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Rushford Village approves $50,000 levy increase

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Following a special meeting public hearing December 9, that ended in the city having statutory authority to continue forward with a potential $1.2 million street improvement project, the City of Rushford Village hosted an additional Truth in Taxatio ..... 
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Rushford Village hearing brings out the public

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The city of Rushford Village now has the legal authority to move to the next step in a proposed street improvement project. Following the well-attended December 9 public hearing, the council passed a resolution which gives the city the power to do t ..... 
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Rushford Village preps for public hearing

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

In a remarkably short council meeting, Tuesday, December 1, the Rushford Village Council briefly touched on details of an upcoming public hearing which they hope will shed some light on a path to fixing city roadways. Scheduled for Wednesday, Decemb ..... 
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Rushford Village meeting draws crowd

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Tuesday, November 17 Rushford Village Council meeting drew in more than a dozen interested persons. In attendance were financial consultant Mike Bubany, Bolten & Menk Engineer Brian Malm, and council candidates Dennis Peterson and Rich Smith. ..... 
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Rushford sets public hearing for assessments

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

A public hearing for assessments related to the 2014 Municipal Improvement Project, Highway 43/Mill Street Street Improvement Project, has been set for Monday, November 23, at 6:30 p.m., at city hall. Persons owning property affected by the improvem ..... 
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Rushford Village looks to new roadway plan

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The City of Rushford Village is gearing up for efforts to continue getting maintenance of roadways under a manageable plan. Led by detailed road condition mapping and engineering options, the city attempted to pass a large scale project in 2014 to r ..... 
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Rushford council will see new faces

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Changes to the Rushford City Council are on the horizon. While not yet canvassed and accepted by the city, results from November 3 voting indicate Incumbent Roger Colbenson has lost his council seat following a write-in campaign that appointed two n ..... 
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