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Spring Valley budget and levy


Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council has passed a resolution setting the preliminary budget and levy for 2010. At the meeting Monday night, the Council set the preliminary levy at $880,344. City Administrator Deb Zimmer said that, "There will be no salary increases, but the budget and levy does reflect an increase for health insurance."

The final budget will be adopted on December 14th, 2009, and is open to the public and their input is encouraged.

In comparing the projected levy for 2010 to 2009 it is approximately $8,000 lower. The break down of the levy is as follows:

2010 Preliminary Levy

• $462,199 General Operation

• $109,736 Library

• $183,409 Debt

• $125,000 Industrial Park Grant

$880.34 TOTAL

The Tax Capacity is $1,160,750 and the City Tax Rate is 75.84%.

Mayor Struzyk said, "We try to keep the city tax rate at that 75% level."

2009 Final Levy

• $443,500 General Operation

• $109,736 Library

•$335,539 for Debt which included $100,000 for the Industrial Park

$888,776 TOTAL

The city tax capacity was the same in 2009 and the city tax rate was 76.57%.

City Administrator Deb Zimmer walked the council through the 2010 expenditures page and addressed each department:

LEGISLATIVE

• $28,045.00

ELECTIONS

• $8,500.00

ADMINSTRATION

• $179,016.00

LODGING TAX

• $10,000.00

EMPLOYEE SAFETY

• $2,750.00

PLANNING & ZONING

• $1,250.00

CITY HALL

• $17,100.00

POLICE

• $275,470.00

FIRE DEPARTMENT

• $59,521.00

BUILDING CODE

• $12,500.00

EMERGENCY MGMT

• $5,650.00

STREET DEPARTMENT

• $344,621.00

STREET MAINTENANCE

• $125,000.00

SIDEWALK CONSTR.

• $0.00

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

• $12,500.00

TREES

• $0.00

COMMUNITY DEV.

• $0.00

GENERAL ENGINEERING

• $10,000.00

SPACE NEEDS

• $0.00

TRANSFER OUT GENERAL

• $1,402,894.00

POLICE FORFEITURE

• $0.00

LIBRARY

• $162,602.00

PARKS (SWIMMING POOL)

• $49,457.00

SUMMER REC

• $17,541.00

COMMUNITY CENTER

• $22,700.00

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Rushford approves expansion of Fire Department storage facilities

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Government

Resolution 2009-068 has officially awarded the "2009 Municipal Improvement Project" to Winona Excavating Company At the Monday, September 28th, city council meeting, both Otomo Engineering Services and BDM Consulting Engineers recommended the firm a ..... 
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Fountain Wastewater Plant Progressing

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Government

Dave Morrill of McGhie and Betts, Inc. updated the Fountain City Council on the construction progress at the council's October 1 meeting. He reported that there was a meeting with the plant operators at Chatfield along with Chatfield City Clerk Joel ..... 
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Vandalism, brush dump discussed

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

During their regular meeting, members of the Lanesboro City Council were able to see firsthand the vandalism that was done to the downstairs bathrooms at the Community Center. City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman explained that late Friday night, Sep ..... 
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Planning Commission recommends approval of Holst feedlot permit

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Fillmore County Planning Commission at their September 24 meeting unanimously recommended approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a feedlot on the Glenn Holst family farm in Carrolton Township. Glenn and Colette Holst applied for the permit. He ..... 
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Commissioners strongly urge support for off-system bridge program

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

All five commissioners signed a letter addressed to Congressman Tim Walz and Representative James Obestar (MN-8th district) urging the continued support of federal funding of the off-sytem bridge program at the board's September 22 meeting. The lett ..... 
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Preston addresses safety concerns

Sat, Sep 26th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Preston City Council at their September 22 meeting decided to formally invite a representative of MnDot to a future meeting to express their concerns and to ask MnDot to do a speed study. Councilman Robert Sauer was absent.

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Chatfield discovers collapsed storm sewer

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Superintendent of City Services Tony Lammers discussed the unexpected discovery of the deteriorated pipe at the city's September 14 meeting. Mayor Les Knutson was absent. The collapse of the storm sewer pipe along Highway 52 between Spring and First ..... 
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Rushford City Council analyzes costs

Fri, Sep 18th, 2009
Posted in Government

Several topics headed the Monday, September 14th, council meeting, the most prevalent of which was likely consideration of a staff report regarding the preliminary draft of the 2010 budget. Mayor Les Ladewig advised the council, "Hang on to your sea ..... 
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