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Spring Valley briefed about SE Minnesota Initiative Fund


Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson

Jennifer Nelson representing the Southeast Minnesota Initiative Fund appeared before the council and explained the objectives of the organization in the coming year. She said that the priorities would be Economic Development and Early Childhood. Funding for the projects will come through SMIF to individual Counties. Fillmore is in line for approximately $80,000.

Board member Sue Kolling said that Farmland Retention will be another subject. That consists of farmers that give a gift for land in hopes that it will be retained by members of the family to keep values and traditions in the rural area.

David Wetter appeared before the council to address the possibility of having their property annexed into the city of Spring Valley. His property 2310 West Tracy road is currently surrounded by the city. As part of the action Mayor Struzyk said he would be meeting with Public Utilities next month to discuss providing water from utilities and sewer to be provided by the city. There is approximately 11 acres that serve as open space for the eight horses on the property. There will be a conditional use permit that will have to be obtained through the Planning and Zoning Commission for final approval.

The upcoming budgets and work sessions to deal with LGA funds which have decreased over the past three years.

The South Park might be seeing some permanent toilets in the near future to get rid of the porta potties. The city is currently spending $500 per month for rental of the Porta potties. The council discussed the hesitancy of people at the park to use the portables and inquiring into the costs that might be realized by making the upgrade.

The concession stand came up as a discussion item. The city is considering to hire part time summer help to work in the stand. Mayor Struzyk said that perhaps different church groups could volunteer to staff in and donate their hours.

Spring Valley Ambulance Association received permission from the Council to send one of their ambulances to Grand Meadow, Minn. to take part in a disaster drill in September. Council didn’t have a problem if it didn’t result in some staffing issues in Spring Valley.

Spring Valley City Council discusses new bike path

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday July 8, night and considered a couple of items on a very short agenda. After the customary passage of minutes and accounts payable, attention was turned to a discussion on the concrete w ..... 
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Spring Valley receives Small Cities Grant

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, June 10 and dealt with a few items of business. Pearson Brothers of Hanover, Minn. had submitted a quote to furnish material and labor in accordance with specifications for installation ..... 
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Spring Valley views new ambulance equipment

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night, May 13th and approved a resolution to approve the issuance and sale of a Housing and Health Care Facilities Revenue Note, Series 2013 and authorizing the execution of documents re ..... 
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Spring Valley looking to become “Shovel Ready”

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson What does it take to make Spring Valley attractive to companies that are home grown or looking to move into the city? At the City Council meeting some eye opening thoughts came from Kevin Kelleher of the State of Minnesota certi ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council talks chickens

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on March 25th and started off the meeting by opening the Public Hearing on the proposed Chicken Ordinance. Mayor Struzyk opened the hearing by saying; “there is a need for regulation of the ch ..... 
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Spring Valley discusses EMT Incentives

By Kevin Blanchard

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Barb Jeffers Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building. Council members present were Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Tony Archer, and Jeff Vehrenkamp. Absent was Todd Jones. City Administrator Deb ..... 
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Spring Valley looks at transportation issues

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

The Transportation Director of SEMCAC appeared before the Spring Valley City Monday night to discuss the possibility of increased transportation services in the Spring Valley area. Erlene Welshons is the Transportation Director for SEMCAC and she s ..... 
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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 ..... 
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