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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 ambulance building. The city asked for such things as 27 pieces of I Beam and several smaller pieces of I Beam. There was 1,860 feet of planking, foundation pipe, there was channel iron cross bracing in the quote as well. To put it all together so it performs in a safe manner it was to be assembled and put in place. The total cost of the project was to be $31,310. The person submitting the bill was Ron Merkel of Spring Valley. “We don’t have that much money in the trail budget,” said Deb Zimmer, City Administrator. There was an exchange of comments from the City Council members about the money, where they would get it and whose budget it would have to come out of.

Todd Jones; “This bridge would hold driving a Mack Truck over it.”

Mayor Struzyk to Zimmer; “How much money do we have in the trail budget?”

“About 25 thousand,” replied Zimmer.

“Where could we get the other six thousand dollars?” said the Mayor.

Zimmer. “We will find it somewhere. Take it out of somebody’s budget.”

A voice from the back of the room was Ron Merkel; “Would it get you closer to your budget if I dropped the price from $31,316 to $29,310 and then I can take it out of my budget?” Silence filled the room and then the Council accepted the bid. You could hear the reaction as thanks were extended to Ron Merkel for his act of citizenship took the limelight that night.

The City Council also passed a resolution naming the Spring Valley Tribune the official newspaper. The Official Depository was named. There is the Security State Bank, Home Federal Savings Bank, First State Bank and the First National Bank. All four banks in Spring Valley will be designated as the official depository of city funds for calendar year 2013 with Home Federal Savings Bank being designated as the depository of the city’s Primary Checking.

As part of the yearly housekeeping the Council approved coverage for injuries to elected and appointed officials. Resolutions were also passed establishing reimbursables for the City Personnel Policy. These are costs incurred by employees when they are attending meetings and doing o .....
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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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Spring Valley does not move ahead with street project

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

“It’s a County Road, it’s a County Problem” -Spring Valley Mayor, Jim Struzyk Such were the comments of the Mayor at the end of a public hearing that was called to make a decision on the Main Street Project and action on related resolut ..... 
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Work on South Broadway in Spring Valley is underway

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on June 11, 2012, and approved the first pay request to Elcor Construction Company of Rochester. $212,313.60 was approved for the South Broadway construction project. As the work proceeds this su ..... 
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