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Rushford - Peterson discusses open meeting in preparation for forums


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Due to several upcoming public forums, the R-P district has sought legal advice on regulations regarding to open meeting law. The district has been advised to follow protocol for published notice, as it does with board meetings, so regardless of whether a quorum is present at the forum, there will be no risk of Open Meeting Law violation.

A number of meetings are scheduled in the coming months, specifically relating to the school board and the November referendum. All events are open to the public. They include:

Referendum Informational meetings to be held Monday, September 22, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the middle school in Peterson and Monday, October 6, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the high school theatre in Rushford

Repurpose & Development Committee meeting to be held Thursday, Octover 2, at 6:00 pm, in the high school theatre. The meeting is aimed at finding a vision for the repurposing and redevelopment of current facilities should the referendum be successful. The meeting will begin in the library, but will break into small group discussion into the upper library.

A School Board Candidate Forum to be held Monday, October 13, 7:00-8:30 pm, high school theatre. Eight candidates are vying for three vacancies on the board. Candidates include Dave Ansell, Trevor Auman, Joyce Iverson, Dean Mierau, Evan Meier, Jon Pettit, Ryan Oian, and Len Strapp. Elections will be held Tuesday, November 4.

The open meeting discussion prompted school board member Taylor Peterson to bring forth a concern regarding board members remaining at the district following the close of board meetings. Citing an August meeting in which he returned to the location of the board meeting following adjournment, Peterson noted he was surprised to find all board members and some administration still present and conversing. “This has been going on since I’ve been here. It’s frustrating that it continues to happen,” added Peterson. “Something’s got to be done. When the meeting is adjourned, the meeting is adjourned.”

“That’s not my perspective,” responded Superintendent Ehler.

“It’s personal,” noted board member Valerie Howe. “No one is asked to leave. We’re just socializing.”

“It happens very seldom,” added board chair John Linder. Peterson was further asked by the board about the frequency of the instances and if Peterson had specific dates.

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Rushford-Peterson discusses plans for repurposing facilities

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Following a recent Tri-City meeting, and meetings with municipal councils and entities, the school board continues to discuss options for repurposing current facilities should the November referendum be successful. In doing so, the district has secu ..... 
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Rushford Village reviews project, staffing options

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Getting the Tuff Lane Project underway may finally be drawing near for Rushford Village. Deemed deficient by the county, the city is mandated to remedy the lane bridge, which currently has insufficient tonnage limits. In June project engineer Brian ..... 
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Highway 43 detour for culvert repair south of Rushford postponed

Thu, Aug 21st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village All

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A planned one-day detour on Highway 43 south of Rushford has been delayed by weather and will likely be started on Monday, weather permitting. Motorists on Highway 43 south of Rushford will encounter a detour as Minnesota Depart ..... 
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Rushford Village updates sticky ordinances, policies

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford Village Council discussed the need for modification to existing policies and ordinances at the Tuesday, August 5 meeting. Spurred by questions from Public Works/Maintenance Director Bob Thieret, City Clerk Kristina Mart suggested the ci ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson addresses building security

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

The district has ramped up its protocol for usage and opted for restricted access by key, following a concern brought forth by board member Taylor Peterson regarding unauthorized and unsupervised use of the facility. Under the new plan, access to th ..... 
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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 b ..... 
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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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