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Council mulls ATV’s on Spring Valley streets


Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley city council met in regular session on August 24, with all members in attendance (Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer). Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the council approved prior minutes and accounts payable for August. No visitors had signed up to address the council.

Councilor Todd Jones stated, “I’ve had a few people asking about ATV permits” (for driving on city streets). Mayor Struzyk said Spring Valley currently only approves ATV usage on city streets for individuals who are given a permit based on a handicapping condition. Police Chief Rasmussen added, “Us and Rushford are the only two in the county that have an ordinance against it.” The council asked Zimmer to get samples of other cities’ ATV ordinances for the council to review and consider at a future meeting.

The council was updated on “Junk Ordinance” status, with Deb Zimmer stating, “Everything is now in compliance” (regarding property owners whom had previously been contacted about violations), and regarding new issues, Police Chief Tim Rasmussen said, “I think twelve letters have been sent out,… we’re getting ahead of the game at least.” Zimmer reviewed the standard process in which the city sends an initial letter to property owners in violation of the ordinance, and then if the issue is not resolved promptly, the city sends another letter stating the date by which compliance is expected (generally the date of the next regular council meeting) so that the council can take appropriate action if still in violation.

The council approved Resolution 2015-30, approving purchase and development agreement with Daniel & Patricia O’Connell at a total purchase price of $2500 and with stipulations of putting homes on the lots. Next, the council considered Resolution 2015-29, Calling for a Public Hearing on Refinancing Projects by Madonna Meadows of Rochester and Madonna Towers of Rochester. Zimmer explained, “This is a refinancing project,…It’s the same thing we did with the care center. We’re just setting the public hearing, that’s all we’re doing at this point.” The council approved the resolution to set a public hearing on the matter.

Concerning the Creek Crossing project, Zimmer informed the council that no bids were received from contractors by the deadline, and she explained that all local contractors .....
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Spring Valley Council OK’s fire bylaw changes

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on August 10. Members in attendance were Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and administrator Deb Zimmer. No visitors had signed up to address the council, so after app ..... 
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Spring Valley Council “Talks Trash”

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A regular meeting of the Spring Valley city council was held July 27 with all members present. A citizen, Luann, had signed up to address the council. She said, ”I have a complaint about Waste Management, about not getting service” and she wen ..... 
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Spring Valley junk hearing held

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

Spring Valley city council met in regular session on July 13. Members present were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Prior to the regular meeting, the council held a public hearing for Junk Ordinance Vi ..... 
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Spring Valley to increase sewer rates

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council dealt with two main issues at the June 22 regular meeting. The first issue was a proposed increase in the city’s sewer rates. City Administrator Deb Zimmer stated, “This is just a slight increase” (of 2% to the ..... 
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Spring Valley capital improvement plan discussed

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on June 8, with all members present. Mike Bubany gave an Excel spreadsheet presentation showing the various projects Spring Valley aims to complete within the next five to ten years, including L ..... 
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Spring Valley approves ambulance management contract

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

On May 11, the Spring Valley City Council met at 5 p.m. to consider a proposed agreement between Gold Cross Ambulance Service and the city of Spring Valley. A regular council meeting followed at 6 p.m. Members present were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, ..... 
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Spring Valley “junk ordinance” being enforced

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on April 27, with all members present. Minutes of the previous meeting, and April accounts payable, were approved. A citizen, Paul Mittelstadt, addressed the council about the city’s “junk o ..... 
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Spring Valley contracts for EMS training

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

On April 13, the Spring Valley City Council met for annual Board of Review at 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular council meeting. Members present were Tony Archer, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and Administrator Deb Zimmer. The ..... 
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