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Spring Valley ambulance director to retire August 15


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council heard a presentation by Brian Hoff of Fillmore County that furnished information on the 2014 levy and the effect it will have on taxes. Meeting at 5:30 was the Board of Review to give the public an opportunity to question property values. The total value of the City of Spring Valley is $113,879. New construction is $375,000. Ag/rural land came in at $6,420 and residential valuation is $86,724. Seasonal valuation was $1,168 and commercial at $18,389,300. Exempt and public utilities was rated at $113,619,500.

The Fillmore County 2014 Assessment Summary stated that the 2014 assessment year continued to see prices increase for agricultural land. There were 45 agricultural sales that resulted in a median ration of 75.4 percent of the estimated market values. Productive tillable land sold as high as $10,000 per acre. The median value of tillable land is now at $7,150 per acre. Pasture value is now $2,700 per acre and woods value is $2,500. Waste land stayed at $1,800 per acre.

Throughout the county there were 191 residential/seasonal rec residential residential sales. The overall median ration for the county was 98.9 percent of the estimated market values. The cities of Harmony, Mabel and Peterson all required a decrease in value. Peterson’s reduction in value was based on the five year history of sales. Preston and Rushford cities had a value increase.

Twenty-three commercial sales county wide had a median ration of 94.8 percent of the estimated market values. Chatfield city had the required sample set of six commercial sales that required a reduction in value of 5 percent.

There were no members of the public attending the Board of Review and the regular meeting was convened at 6.

Griffin Construction Co., Inc. was awarded the bid on a section of CR 1 from Spring Valley north to the county line. The cost to the County was $656,977 and $50,809 for the City.

Next on the agenda was a letter from Jim Cooper announcing his intentions to retire as ambulance director effective Friday, August 15, 2014. Todd Jones asked if there will be a retirement party and Administrator Deb Zimmer stated that they will do what they normally due when someone retires. Bires asked what the next step would be and Zimmer said they will “deal with it in a work session.”

Council approved a Proclamation recognizing the week of May 18-24 as Emergency Medical Servic .....
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Spring Valley City Council hears request over abandoned property

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

Paul Mittelstadt is not happy. Mittelstadt lives at 303 Huron Avenue in Spring Valley and is concerned with what is happening at an abandoned house at 301 Huron. According to Mittelstadt, the property has sat there for over 30 years attracting roden ..... 
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Professional Engineering Services changes in Spring Valley

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met Monday night and spent a short amount of time discussing the proposal for Professional Engineering Services from Yaggy Colby Associates. There was a letter from Yaggy Colby to City Administrator Deb Zimmer in regar ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council raises ambulance service rates

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, February 10 and had a short meeting. Council Sets Rates for Ambulance Service The council approved changes to the Rates Charged For Services for the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Service. In an effo ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council organizes for 2014

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on January 13 and approved a long list of first of the year business. The minutes from the December 9 and December were approved. The January Preliminary Accounts Payables consisting of eight pages was approved a ..... 
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Spring Valley passes ambulance budget

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and acted on several important issues. The 2014 Budget was reviewed and adopted. The total for the 2014 Budget was $914,632, which is what the budget was in 2013. The tax levy for 2014 has a coup ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council passes project resolution

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met last Wednesday evening and breezed through a short agenda. The council approved a resolution for Phil and Cindy Sheldon. They are the new owners of the former True Value Hardware Store at 121, 131, and 141 North ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council notified of unsanitary properties

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

For several weeks the Spring Valley City Council has been discussing a proposed ordinance that would address dangerous living conditions in rental properties. Lately there has been an appearance by citizens who believe they either live in unsanitary ..... 
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Sewer Fund rates increasing in Spring Valley

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night October 14. A very positive step was taken to assist property owners in voting in favor of moving ahead on the EDA Revolving Loan Request. The council approved action that would move funds from the ..... 
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