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Rushford Village to clarify zoning language


By Kirsten Zoellner

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

The Rushford Village council discusses updates to zoning ordinances at the February 3 meeting. (L-R) Mayor Gordon Johnson, Planning & Zoning Administrator Jon Pettit, and councilors Dennis Overland and Todd Baker. Photo by Kirsten Zoellner

City of Rushford Village council meetings continue to be swift and no nonsense as the year progresses. At the Tuesday, February 3 meeting, the council tackled just six items, monthly financials, and additional updates and meeting information.

A large part of conversation was an ongoing effort by the Planning and Zoning Commission to clarify language in city ordinances. Of Ordinance 5, zoning, only sections 1100-1300, 1800-2202, and 2203-2800 remain to be approved by the council, according to the city website. Nine other sections have already been updated and approved.

Planning-Zoning Administrator Jon Pettit noted particular concern with language regarding the fencing of what is deemed an “attractive nuisance”. The definition includes ponding areas. However, only ponding and retention areas within commercial, industrial, or residential-zoned areas of are concern, hence the need for clear, enforceable language. Stock ponds or other agriculturally protected ponds, and flood dams will not be required to be fenced off. “We are not interested in controlling those,” noted Pettit.

Pettit, along with Zoning Board Director Joyce Iverson, will meet with City Attorney Tom Manion to revise the ordinance section. “Our intent is to make attractive nuisances safe,” added Mayor Gordon Johnson.

The council also approved the issuance of $307,000 General Obligation Improvement Refunding Bonds. The refunded bond resolution, which passed unanimously, relates to bonds previously sold for Cooperative Way. By refunding the bonds, City Financial Consultant Mike Bubany has estimated the city will save nearly $25,000. “We can recognize real savings,” noted Johnson. “It’s a no-brainer.”

Minnesota Department of Health has required the city have a Wellhead Protection Plan in place. While the city already has a plan, the council will review the plan and return a signed document to the department as soon as possible. Currently, Public Works-Maintenance worker Bob Thieret oversees the plan, but new Public Works-Maintenance Supervisor Travis Scheck will be eased into the role. Thieret has reviewed the city’s plan and doesn’t see any need for changes.

Work on the Tuff Lane Bridge, which is county mandated, is at a stand-still. The city has done all preparatory work, including needed permitting, and the Department of Natural Resources has signed off on the project. However, accordin .....
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Rushford-Peterson hits at security issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Education

The R-P School District is considering options for increased security measures at the school in light of parent concerns last October. A policy for identification of staff and visitors is in place, with all non-authorized personnel to check in at ..... 
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RenewableRays project a shining success

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Progress Edition

As the bandwagon for renewable energy rolls on, energy cooperatives are joining in the efforts, despite not being afforded the same tax breaks as private energy firms. By and large, solar arrays, dubbed “gardens,” are popping up not just in la ..... 
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Rushford Village discusses proposed rate hike

By Kirsten Zoellner

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

While the Tuesday, January 20 Rushford Village Council meeting was brief, the Council managed to get in plenty of discussion over a City of Rushford sewer rate hike, which will lead to increases for some Village residents. Mayor Gordon Johnson, Co ..... 
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Despite chill, skating event draws big numbers

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Social Scenes

The ice is one of Minnesotan’s great loves and although the Rushford Peterson Valley may be home to the mighty, mighty Trojans, there aren’t trophies and pennants for hockey or ice skating lining the school halls… yet. Years ago, the communi ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson approves bond sale

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Education

A special meeting of the Rushford-Peterson School Board was called Thursday, January 15 for the purpose of adopting a debt compliance policy and to approve the sale of bonds. All members of the board were present, including new directors Joyce Ivers ..... 
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Rushford Village sets annual designations; goals

By Kirsten Zoellner

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

The first Rushford Village meeting lasted just 24 minutes before the council moved to closed session. Absent were Mayor Gordon Johnson and councilor Chad Rasmussen. 2015 kicked off with the standard annual housekeeping: determining committees, boa ..... 
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Juried High School Art Show opens January 10

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

Lanesboro Arts will present the Annual Juried High School Art Show, showcasing work by 9-12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 10 fro ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson responds to concerns; renews superintendent contract

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Due to time constraints at the December 17 school board meeting, a special meeting was called December 22. The meeting was well attended by the public, as was the previous meeting, with more than 20 citizens waiting to hear the district’s respon ..... 
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