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Busy agenda at Spring Valley City Council


Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government





All members of the Spring Valley City Council attended a regular meeting on January 12. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and call to order, the Council approved minutes of the previous meeting, and approved preliminary accounts payable for January, totaling $1,090,243.06.

A concerned citizen spoke to the Council about his dissatisfaction with service by Waste Management. He said he’d witnessed the WM worker putting his garbage can into the back of the truck, where it was crushed. The citizen said he called WM repeatedly to complain and ask for replacement of the container, which he eventually received, but only after a month of attempts. He urged the Council to consider other providers when the contract with Waste Management is up for renewal. Mayor Sturzyk directed Deb Zimmer to forward the citizen’s letter to Waste Management.

Mike Holzer spoke to the Council, saying he has filed to become the County Commissioner, and came to introduce himself and state that if he is elected Commissioner, he wants to keep the lines of communication open with all.

The Council next considered and unanimously approved a number of annual resolutions, including 2015-01 naming the Spring Valley Tribune as the official newspaper of Spring Valley; 2015-02 naming the official depositories (all four banks in Spring Valley are listed as official depositories, with Home Federal as the primary depository) (Jeff Vehrenkamp abstained); 2015-03 Corporate Banking Resolution; 2015-04 Setting Fees for 2015 (Zimmer said there was no change from 2014); 2015-05 Establishing Coverage for Injuries to Elected and Appointed Officials; 2015-06 Establishing Reimbursables per the City Personnel Policy (Zimmer said it sets mileage reimbursement at the federal mileage rate); and 2015-07 Designating Official Appointments. The Council also unanimously approved renewal of the 3.2 liquor license for Kwik Trip, Inc.

Next, the Council discussed a request regarding the Kasten farm rent. The renter has asked if the Council would OK a one-year decrease in the rent, from $400 to $300 per acre. Members said they knew it had been a tough year for the renter, but were concerned about whether a decrease would create any legal issues. After much discussion among Council members, Bill Bires made a motion to decrease the rent for one year to $325, contingent on there being no legal issues created by doing so. The Council unani .....
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Spring Valley approves 2015 budget

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Rich Wicks A regular meeting of the Spring Valley city council was held on December 8 at 6 p.m. Following the Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance, the council approved minutes of the previous meeting, and approved December preliminary accoun ..... 
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FEMA grant awarded to Spring Valley

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A regular meeting of the Spring Valley city council was held on November 24. Members present included Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Sturzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and city administrator Deb Zimmer. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m., followed ..... 
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Antique & coffee shop to open in Spring Valley

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A brief regular meeting of the Spring Valley city council was held on Monday, November 10. Members present included mayor Jim Sturzyk, Tony Archer, Bill Bires, city administrator Deb Zimmer, and Todd Jones. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and ca ..... 
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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 ..... 
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New ambulance director selected for Spring Valley

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A new ambulance director has been named for Spring Valley. Todd Jones informed the Council that Brett Rima of Thief River Falls has accepted the position starting Sept. 2. Previously an offer of employment had been made to Ryan Marking and he decli ..... 
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Spring Valley makes an offer for ambulance director

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council is in the process of hiring a new ambulance director. Since Jim Cooper announced in April that he was going to retire on August 15 the council has been working on finding a replacement. After the advertising phase for ..... 
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Loan funds approved for Spring Valley’s Chateau de Chic

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on June 23 and approved an application for revolving loan funds for working capital for the Chateau de Chic in the amount of $25,000. The application stated that the business needs gap financing to pave the way for ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council looks into cloud data storage

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, June 9 and approved the bid of $222,233.94 from Doyle Connor Company for the North Broadway Concrete Paving. The acceptance of Doyle Connor’s bid was recommendation by Bolton &Menk, consulting Engineer ..... 
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