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Spring Valley Council considers Industrial Park expansion


Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government



A regular meeting of the Spring Valley City Council was held on March 9. Members in attendance were Mayor Jim Struzyk, Jeff Vehrenkamp, Bill Bires, Tony Archer, and Administrator Deb Zimmer. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, approval of prior meeting minutes, and approval of preliminary accounts payable for March. No visitors had signed up to speak to the council.

The council talked about the planned expansion of Industrial Park, and the cost projections. Zimmer explained that the cost projections are about $300,000 to $500,000 higher than original estimates, and she said, “We do not have enough money set aside.” She also explained that the project is not a “low bid project”, but rather an interview process with qualified bidders. Zimmer explained that the city is currently funded at approximately 110%, which is actually higher than recommended, so she suggested the council could agree to “spend down” roughly $300,000 from the General Fund to cover the higher cost. She said this would leave the city at about 90% funded, which she said is in her “comfort zone”. She also said if the project does not go forward at this time, “Then you take a roll of the dice” (regarding cost) and it’s likely the cost would be higher if left until next year. The council voted to move forward with interviews on the project.

The council also discussed Ordinance 4.01 (Building Code Adoption). Mayor Struzyk said the council had discussed this once before, and the council voted to repeal the ordinance. The council voted to approve a raffle permit for the SV Area Sportsmen’s Club, and approved two resolutions. The first, Resolution 2015-14 (Resolution Supporting Dedicated State Funding for City Streets) states that because Minnesota cities with populations under 5,000 are ineligible for dedicated Highway User Tax Distribution funding, these cities are being asked to support an omnibus transportation funding bill that provides additional dedicated state funding for city streets.

The second, Resolution 2015-15 (Resolution in Support of Legislation Establishing an Early Voting Process), states that early voting would allow the voter to place a voted ballot directly into the ballot tabulator, which would help decrease errors. A process will still be in place for absentee voting by mail.

Item 10 on the agenda was consideration of the city making a $5000 donation to the “Jour .....
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New playground equipment for Spring Valley

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

On February 23, the Spring Valley City Council met in regular session with all members in attendance. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of February Accounts Payable, the council considered a proposal from Administrator Deb Zimmer th ..... 
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Spring Valley and Ambulance Association plan to meet

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The recent decision for disassociation between the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Association (SVAAA) and the city was the main topic at the February 9 meeting of the Spring Valley City Council. The SVAAA had submitted a request for a meeting betwe ..... 
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Spring Valley Council discusses industrial park expansion

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

On January 26, the Spring Valley City Council met for a regular meeting; all members were present. After approving minutes and approving January accounts payable, totaling $1,156.060.85. The Council approved the Proposed Single Family Home New C ..... 
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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 Ja ..... 
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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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