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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Fri, Aug 29th, 2003
Posted in Features
Posted in Features
At the advice of Public Works Director Jeff Copley, the Rushford City Council urged voluntary citizen cooperation in water conservation at the August 25th council meeting. Citizens have been asked to refrain from watering lawns and washing cars until the drought situation lessens. Exceptions were made for new lawns and newly planted trees. With the aquifer that feeds well #2 down, Copley was concerned that the pump might start pumping air and get ruined. If well #2 were to go down, the city would need to use well #4, a well known for its bad water quality and considered a back-up emergency well.
Fire Chief Mike Ebner has declared a moratorium on all burning in the city, canceling all burning permits until the drought is over. This includes previously issued burning permits and fire rings at the city campground and throughout the city. Both Copley and Ebner had expressed concern with the current methods of communicating this information with the citizenry. The council opted to call radio stations with public service announcements as well as using the local cable access station and newspapers. Water Improvements With the discussion of the water shortage, it seemed only appropriate to discuss the status of the city water improvement project. Councilman Ron Mierau told the council that three sites were being considered for the circulation pump placement: next to the city garage, between the liquor store and the firehall, and along the driveway north of the old Mobil station. No decision has been made on the sites yet, nor has a timeline been set. Mayor T. S. Roberton asked if the city employees could lay the necessary waterline once the project has been engineered. Some of the work includes directional boring for which the city doesn’t have the equipment, but there is a possibility city employees could do other work on the project and do much of the refurbishing on well #3. Other business Other business of the evening included: • Submitting a permit application to MNDOT to work in DOT right of way to create a gravel underpass under the north end bridge; • Deciding to fix the fence at the Creekside tennis courts, but to leave the painting of basketball court lines for possible volunteers; • Agreeing to make a dumping station for the campground at the waste treatment plant; • Okaying a six-month trial period for a credit card terminal at the liquor store; • Hearing of a future proposal for a Houston-Rushford equestrian trail.