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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 Hindt. He had indicated to the council that he would like to have his job description changed to absorb more of the safety training. City Administrater Deb Zimmer indicated that if his job description was changed, so would his salary. His salary would be increased $2,371.00. He will retain his current title of City Street Superintendent.

The council had a lengthy discussion about the next item on the agenda. Within the next few weeks Spring Valley will be looking for a new ambulance director. Currently that position is being staffed by James Cooper and he is retiring in August. In the meantime Zimmer said that there are basically three functions associated with that job and “it is going to be extremely hard to hire a replacement that is willing to be an Ambulance Director, Safety, and Emergency Management Director.”

Mayor Struzyk stated that he thinks the Emergency Management team is working real well and those duties should not be wrapped into the description for the new position. The new position does require coordination with state EMS officials and the standards currently in place will need to be followed. Zimmer said that she would like to have the council think about the changes associated with this change and to come to the meeting on June 9. Zimmer also stated that the council needs to expedite the advertising for a replacement for that position.

The council also approved a donation to the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Service to purchase equipment used to enhance patient care. The Spring Valley Area Ambulance Association has raised funds through its various fund raising activities including its Spring Mailer and the Pancake breakfast and obtained a $2,000 grant from Southeast Minnesota EMS to provide better and more effective CPR. The ambulance service now donates this piece of equipment valued at $14,218.50 to the Spring Valley Ambulance Service. The equipment donated was a Lucas II Chest Compressor.

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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Spring Valley City Council hears request over abandoned property

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

Paul Mittelstadt is not happy. Mittelstadt lives at 303 Huron Avenue in Spring Valley and is concerned with what is happening at an abandoned house at 301 Huron. According to Mittelstadt, the property has sat there for over 30 years attracting roden ..... 
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Professional Engineering Services changes in Spring Valley

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met Monday night and spent a short amount of time discussing the proposal for Professional Engineering Services from Yaggy Colby Associates. There was a letter from Yaggy Colby to City Administrator Deb Zimmer in regar ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council raises ambulance service rates

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, February 10 and had a short meeting. Council Sets Rates for Ambulance Service The council approved changes to the Rates Charged For Services for the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Service. In an effo ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council organizes for 2014

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on January 13 and approved a long list of first of the year business. The minutes from the December 9 and December were approved. The January Preliminary Accounts Payables consisting of eight pages was approved a ..... 
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Spring Valley passes ambulance budget

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and acted on several important issues. The 2014 Budget was reviewed and adopted. The total for the 2014 Budget was $914,632, which is what the budget was in 2013. The tax levy for 2014 has a coup ..... 
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