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Bid accepted for former elemenztary school property


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A brief regular meeting of the Spring Valley City Council was held on October 13 at the Carnegie Building in Spring Valley. All members of the City Council attended (Mayor Jim Struzyk, Todd Jones, Tony Archer, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and city administrator Deb Zimmer).

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Public Hearing regarding the Minnesota Small Cities Development Grant Program for rental housing and commercial rehabilitation. This was the second public hearing on the matter. Michelle Vrieze submitted a written report showing that six rental units are committed, and 14 is the goal. There are still waiting lists for both the commercial and rental slots, but no problems are expected.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved, and the council approved final accounts payable for September. Item #10 was consideration of resolution denying a conditional use permit for Ben Winfield. The resolution was adopted.

The Council discussed the proposed hiring of one EMT position. The candidate is already certified. The motion to hire carried.

Item #12 was the consideration of bids regarding the former elementary school property. Although there were three interested parties, only one submitted a bid. The bid submitted by Dan & Patty O’Connell was for $5,000. The bid states that they will bring in six houses on large lots, the houses will be single-family homes valued at $80,000 to $100,000, and will be similar to other homes in the area. Administrator Zimmer described the special assessments proposed for the lots, as follows: Lots 1-3 assessments of $2825 each will be deferred until 2017, and lots 4-6 assessments of $2825 each will be deferred until 2019. These would be waived if the lots have a home valued at $90,000 or more. Sewer hookup fee of $1500 per lot would be waived. Platting process engineering fees would be waived, but the platting fee of $500 would not be waived. A motion to accept the bid with these conditions was carried.

An estimate of $10,218 to repair sidewalks on South Broadway Street was approved for payment. Reports from council, mayor, commissioner, and administrator were given. Todd Jones stated that the pancake breakfast was a success. Mayor Struzyk will attend the October 23rd Regional LMC training conference.

With no other business to consider, the meeting was adjourned about 6:20 p.m. Regular meetings of the city cou .....
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Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In the last years, my home valuation has gone down, but my property taxes to the city and county have gone up. Why? Because Local Government Aid (LGA) to cities was taken away by Republicans. This program used income taxes from all ..... 
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Letter about Meet the Candidate Night...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley VFW Post 4114 would like to thank the following people for helping make the recent Meet the Candidate Night a success: Fillmore County sheriff candidates, Brian Miner and Tom Kaase; District 3 county commissioner candid ..... 
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Mums is the word at Spring Valley Greenhouse

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Home & Garden

If you’re looking to spruce up your yard this fall, then Spring Valley Greenhouse & Floral has what you need. The Greenhouse originally opened 40 years ago, and for the last 12 years has been owned and operated by the Gehling family (Carol, Jacob ..... 
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Winterize now, relax later

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Home & Garden

Everyone remembers how harsh and long the last winter was, and most predictions are for another cold and snowy winter this year. But although nobody knows for sure just how severe the winter will be, there are many winterizing tasks to be done arou ..... 
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Guest Commentary: Global climate change

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Commentary

By Dan Terbeest Recently a frequent contributor to this publication wrote a letter addressing several environmental issues, advocating drastic reductions in fossil fuel use to reduce carbon outputs. How many times have we heard the President say ..... 
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Response to Yvonne Nyenhuis’ commentary regarding abortion

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Yvonne Nyenhuis’ defense of the pro-choice position consistently misses the mark (“Concerning women’s healthcare,” Aug 25). She argues that facilities like Planned Parenthood provide essential healthcare to women, but that ..... 
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Ag Days fields fun for all

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The annual Ag Days celebration took place August 12-17, 2014 in Spring Valley, Minn. with activities taking place from Tuesday through Sunday all around town. Spring Valley Senior Living’s Cutest Pet Contest got the ball rolling on Tuesday and t ..... 
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Legacy-funded prairie restoration benefits trout stream

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley The Great Outdoors

A trout stream in the far southeastern part of the state is benefitting from Minnesota’s approval of the Legacy Amendment nearly six years ago. Earlier this year, an 18-acre area within the Etna Creek Aquatic Management Area (AMA) was burned, tr ..... 
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