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Spring Valley SCDP preliminary proposal approved


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

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and took up several issues. Michelle Vrieze appeared before the council and discussed the Small Cities Block grant. She said that the city should know in June if the proposal of $539,750 is approved. According to Vrieze 15 pieces of commercial property will be eligible along with 14 rental properties.

A resolution was approved by the Council authorizing a small cities development program full application. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has approved the City of Spring Valley’s Small Cities Development Program preliminary proposal. The intended use of the SCDP funding will be to provide rental housing rehabilitation for low to moderate income households and to provide commercial rehabilitation in the City of Spring Valley. The Resolution further states that the city will be the legal sponsor for the project contained in the application and that CEDA is hereby authorized to apply to the Department of Employment and Economic Development for funding of this project on behalf of the City of Spring Valley. In section 2 it states that the City has the legal authority to apply for financial assistance, and the institutional, managerial and financial capability to ensure adequate construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of the proposed project for its design life.

The Council also passed a Slum and Blight Resolution which determines areas characterized as meeting “Slum and Blight” definition for the Spring Valley 2013 SCDP Grant Application. The Council has assessed the area and determined that the total number of buildings in the target area is 44 commercial buildings. Twenty-five buildings, or 57 percent of the buildings, are structurally substandard to a degree requiring substantial rehabilitation or clearance in accordance with Minnesota TIF Statute 469.174. The City Council is undertaking a program of community revitalization and redevelopment and applying to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for funds to partially assist in such redevelopment.

The Almanzo 100 race is going to be held on May 18th and is requesting the Council close some streets to accommodate the runners. Highway 63 will be closed for the start between 7 and 9:30 a.m. Broadway will be closed from Main to Park with the last runners coming in at 10 p.m.

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Spring Valley may receive Economic Development Grant

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

By Gary Peterson Spring Valley could be receiving $265,000 from the State of Minnesota in the form of an Economic Development Grant. The money is a result an extension of the Rochester .5 percent sales tax. The citizens of Rochester approved the ba ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council organizes for 2013

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

It was mostly routine business at the Spring Valley City Council meeting Monday night. There were the usual approval of new year items. The city had recently asked for bids on materials to build a bridge for the trails over the creek by the ambul ..... 
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Spring Valley discusses CR 1

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson Fillmore County Commissioner Chuck Amunrud appeared before the City Council with a proposed agreement between the County and the City which outlines a cooperative effort to re-route and upgrade CR 1 in Spring Valley. Amunrud said ..... 
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Highway 16 will get a facelift

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

Highway 16 between Spring Valley and Preston will be getting resurfaced beginning in early June 2013. Information about the project was given to the public at an open house held on December 6th, 2012 at the Spring Valley Community Center. In atten ..... 
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Rep. Greg Davids receives Minnesota Ambulance Association Award

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

(Spring Valley, MN) State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) was recently presented with the ambulance industry’s prestigious “Legacy Award” for his record of strong support for rural Emergency Medical Services policies at the Minnesota L ..... 
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Spring Valley approves agreement with Waste Management

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council meeting got underway at 6:00 on Monday night, and six minutes later the meeting was over. The agenda consisted of approval of the minutes from October 8, Consider the October Final Accounts Payables totaling $365,080.5 ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council approves new solid waste contract

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson After 30 minutes of discussion, the Spring Valley City Council voted to award the solid waste contract for residential garbage to Waste Management. The decision was made after an informal poll from members of the Council. Mayor Ji ..... 
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Spring Valley discusses Main Street project

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

It was an evening of dealing with communications for various departments within the city. This included new radios for Emergency Management and controllers for the sirens in the city along with a control station, mobiles, portables and a repeater. T ..... 
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