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Spring Valley Council applies for business grants


Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
Posted in Government



At the Spring Valley City Council on Monday night, February 23, there was a succession of resolutions being passed that were all connected, with each one being passed "in case the previous one is successful."

Resolutions 2009-14, Resolution 2009-15 and Resolution 200-16 were passed in the blink of an eye. 2009-14 authorized the Economic Development Authority to Apply for a Rural Business Subsidy Grant in the amount of $5,000. This to offer technical assistance for businesses in town.

Resolution 2009-15 would apply to 141 acres of expansion to the Industrial Park being called a Business Development Infrastructure Grant in the amount of 1.7 million dollars. According to City Administrator Deb Zimmer, the maximum available from the grant would be $250,000 with the city making up the difference. The exact amount was not set.

Now, in case 2009-15 is approved, the Council passed 2009-16 which was a Resolution Committing Funds for the Industrial Park Expansion in the amount of $875,000.00 which will be a 50/50 grant.

To make sure the City is receiving the best buy, they will be asking for bids and there will be a "Best Value Contracting Committee" that will look over the bids and fill out forms. The "Best Value Contractor" will be selected, which is not necessarily the lowest bidder. This is a new process recently adopted by the City Council.

One final bit of information was the Mayor's announcement that Public Utilities has purchased the generator they have been talking about for several months. The price tag was one million dollars.

Lanesboro looking to adjust budget

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

Åt their Feburary 17 meeting, members of the Lanesboro City Council looked over suggested budget cuts made by City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman. With Vickerman absent from the meeting, a motion was passed to approve the cuts for planning purpo ..... 
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City talking about Condos

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

Preston - The owners of Corson Condominiums, formerly the Preston High and Elementary School, were present at the February 17 Preston City Council meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that he had been approached late last year by Steve C ..... 
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Preston City Council gives Corson Condominiums a zoning extension

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
Posted in Government

Preston - The owners of Corson Condominiums, formerly the Preston High and Elementary School, were present at the February 17 Preston City Council meeting. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that he had been approached late last year by Steve C ..... 
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Wolter appointed to City Council vacancy

Fri, Feb 13th, 2009
Posted in Government

Jim Wolter was appointed to temporarily fill the Rushford city council seat left vacant when Laura Deering resigned last month; it was a larger-than-usual crowd at the Rushford City Council meeting February 9, no doubt with the anticipation of some " ..... 
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Harmony makes over $100,000 in cuts

Fri, Feb 13th, 2009
Posted in Government

Like most communities in the area, Harmony has been dealing with the effects of losing LGA money from the state, and is trying to make cuts to their already tight budget.

Several departments looked at the budget for 2009 and made some suggest ..... 
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Spring Valley focuses on financials

Fri, Feb 13th, 2009
Posted in Government

The focus of the Spring valley City Council on Monday, February 9, was focused on the financial situation of the city and what the various departments can do to deal with the certain shortfalls that will happen not only this year, but years down the ..... 
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Lanesboro city council discusses budget woes

Fri, Feb 6th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Lanesboro City Council got closer to deciding their 2009 budget cuts at their regular meeting February 2. Governor Pawlenty's proposed budget will mean a cut in Lanesboro's LGA (Local Government Aid) of $31,116 in 2009 and $61,000 in 2010.
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Preston looking to cut $30,000 more

Fri, Feb 6th, 2009
Posted in Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman offered options to the city council on how to re-budget for 2009 at their February 2 meeting. Hoffman noted that the expected cuts of Local Government Aid (LGA) from the state for this year creates an unusual situation ..... 
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