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Spring Valley City Council adopts levy and budget for 2011


Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council has adopted the budget for 2011 and it reflects some additional cuts that were made by City Administrator Deb Zimmer. She told the Council that she has been working with the department heads and reported that the street improvements of seal coating scheduled for next year have been put on temporary hold awaiting final information from the state on how much LGA will be cut. These reductions will be cuts of $200,000.

The crunching of the numbers will result in a drop from the 2010 budget. The budget in 2010 was $326,234.00 and next year will be $317,377.00. The total Levy will be $878.027. The breakdown will show $500,291 for the General Levy and $109,736 for the Library. Special Levies, Debt Service and Industrial Park Federal Grant Match will total $268,000.

Both Zimmer and Mayor Struzyk complimented the department heads in their efforts to reduce expenditures from their departments. Struzyk said, "We are on thin ice (with the budget) but Deb did a good job." He added that hopefully they won't have to go any deeper than the $200,000.

Dust Off The Old Books

1941 was the year. The piece of property that is now the location of the Kingsland Elementary School was deeded over from the "Village Council" to Independent School District No. 112. The property was described as follows: "Beg. At the NE corner of Lot 1 in Block 22 in Spring Valley Company's Addition to the Village of Spring Valley, Fillmore County, Minnesota, thence North 165 feet, thence West 107 ½ feet, thence South 165 feet, thence East 107 ½ feet which property is indicated and known on the plat of said Spring Valley Company's Addition as meeting house lot."

With the possibility that the elementary might be purchased, the school district must get the city's approval to sell the land. Names on the document approved in 1941 include C.W. Zittleman, President and B.E. Page, Clerk.

Attention Gardeners

After several requests the Spring Valley City Council will be working with area gardeners in providing garden plots. Participants have some rules to remain in good standing. Planting must be no later than May 31, 2011. All gardeners must respect each other's plots and they must be cleared and cleaned out by October 10th, 2011. All weeds need to be discarded into the designated compost area. Finally, everyone is responsible for the removal of his or her own plot. It will cost you $20.00 for the rental of the 20 .....
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Planning Commission recommends CUP approval

Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a 34 kW wind turbine and tower at their December 16 meeting.

David Eid, Renewable Energy SD, explained the Enertech 44 A wind turbine w ..... 
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Canton City Council 2011 tax levy approved

Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Government

The regular meeting of the Canton City Council met on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Mayor Donivee Johnson called the meeting to order. Council members present were Cindy Shanks, Hank Selden, Ross Duckett and Carl Ernst. Also present were Lolly Meland ..... 
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Commissioner Bakke to lead AMC

Sat, Dec 11th, 2010
Posted in Government

At the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) annual meeting held in St. Cloud December 6 through 8, Fillmore County District 4 commissioner Duane Bakke was elected as president of the organization which represents all 87 counties in Minnesota. Onl ..... 
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Preston approves final assessment roll for 2010 improvements

Sat, Dec 11th, 2010
Posted in Government

After a belated discussion with property owner Greg Johnson, the Preston City Council adopted the assessment roll for the 2010 street improvements at the council's December 7 meeting.

The discussion was belated because the final assessment ..... 
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City of Rushford Village discusses roads

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Government

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

The November 9, 2010, regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Dennis Overland, Roger Ekern, Elizabeth Atkinson, Dale Schwanke. Also present: Zoning A ..... 
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Fillmore Central's audit receives clean bill of health

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in Government

Steve Salveson of Smith Schafer was at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting to go over the recent audit with the board members.

Salveson went over the Average Daily Membership, which has decreased 23 percent since 2003. He then looked ..... 
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Repairs plans for bridges listed for closure

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in Government

County Engineer John Grindeland updated the board at their November 23 meeting on options to repair or replace the seven bridges that have been listed as "critical bridges" by the special State Aid consultants. Grindeland has not yet received a full ..... 
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Chatfield Trails, Inc. to take over maintenance of ATV trail

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in Government

A resolution to approve an agreement between the city and Chatfield Trails, Inc. was adopted at the November 22 city council meeting. The city serves as the local government sponsor. The trail has been maintained by the Bluff Country ATV Club. Counc ..... 
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