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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 rectify those deemed most damaged and to put all paved city roadways into a cyclical maintenance schedule. Those efforts were shot down by a citizen petition that year, forcing the city to let some roads deteriorate, while other means of preserving roads in good condition were sought.

Now, the city council is hoping it can find a way to market a new project in 2016, estimated at $1.2 million. “We put together this preliminary schedule. While there’s nothing hard and fast about it, we certainly want to keep the ball rolling,” explained Bolton & Menk engineer Josh Pope. Engineers have discussed plans with financial consultant Mike Bubany about options and tax implications of the project. “Bubany is making it sound very optimistic that this project is a viable one,” added Pope. While a majority of 2015 plan work has been completed, remaining untended items from the last plan would be rolled into the new 10-year plan.

“The other thing we have to do is find a way to market it to constituents in a way that they understand the purpose of it so we don’t end up on the same path as last time,” noted Mayor Gordon Johnson. “I guess maybe we dropped the ball, in doing due diligence, to show what it was we were doing.”

Bubany will attend the November 17 council meeting. Once it’s determined the project can succeed monetarily, the city will host an informational meeting to explain the project, why it’s needed, and how it would be funded. By mid-December, it’s expected the city would hold a public hearing on the plan. If the plan adopted, a resolution to proceed with plans and specs would need to be put in place within 30 days after the hearing. Should the project move forward, it would likely be bid in March or early April with construction complete in October.

2015 Pavement Management Plan is at near completion, and thus, the council has approved a second pay application to Mathy Construction/Dunn Blacktopping in the amount of $104,070.51. Final payment will be applied when turf restoration is complete. Pope encouraged the city to consider keeping the project open until spring of 2016. At that time, the city could apply final payment or request .....
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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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Rushford council discusses engineering changes, school permitting

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

In a surprisingly brief Monday, October 26 meeting, the Rushford council swiftly detailed a public works purchase, a change to banking services, street work, engineering changes, and local discussions over school site permitting. At the October 13 ..... 
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Rushford Village considers ordinances for cabins

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 26th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

At the Tuesday, October 20 city council meeting, Rushford Village Zoning Administrator Jon Pettit gave the council a heads up that the Planning and Zoning Commission is reviewing both the city’s own ordinances pertaining to cabins, as well as Fill ..... 
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Rushford approves subdivision ordinance addition

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 19th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Rushford city council held a public hearing Tuesday, October 13 during its regular council meeting. Public comment was taken regarding an amendment to the subdivision regulations ordinance of the larger zoning ordinance. Only one person, Glen Pa ..... 
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Rushford Village seeks new councilor; hires public works assistant

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The City of Rushford Village brought forth plans to add a Public Works/Maintenance assistant earlier this year. In September, the job was posted. Candidate’s applications were reviewed by Public Works/Maintenance Supervisor Travis Scheck, City Cle ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson groundbreaking ceremony

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the new EC-12th grade school to be held on Wednesday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. at R-P Schools Niggle Field. In November, 2014, Rushford-Peterson Schools held a refer ..... 
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Rushford reviews renewable energy systems ordinance, city hall move

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

A public hearing was held September 28 during the regular Rushford City Council meeting in regards to an amendment to the Rushford Zoning Ordinance. The proposed new chapter will address renewable energy systems with the intent to encourage systems ..... 
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Correction

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Education

In the Monday, September 28, 2015 issue of the Fillmore County Journal it was stated in the article “Lawsuit started against R-P School District” that the meeting for redeveloping the Peterson Middle School is October 12 at 7 p.m. It is actually ..... 
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