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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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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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Spring Valley in search of new ambulance director

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

It was a very short agenda at the Spring Valley City Council meeting on Wednesday evening. As the usual approval of the minutes and May Final Accounts Payable was dealt with, the first issue of pay adjustments for salary increases arose for Chad Hin ..... 
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Spring Valley prepares for North Broadway downtown street project

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A short agenda for the Spring Valley City Council on Monday night. Approval was given to the North Broadway Downtown Street Project and to advertise for bids. The engineer’s estimate on the project is $142,025.75. An alternate estimate is $191, ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council cleans up old business at meeting

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

One of the oldest issues that the Spring Valley City Council addressed at its most recent meeting was the passage of an ordinance that provides for the regulation, maintenance and occupancy of rental housing in Spring Valley. According to the ordinan ..... 
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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 questi ..... 
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