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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 ballot question on November 6, 2012, authorizing that extension. The total amount of funds to be shared by 17 communities is $5,000,000. The Sales Tax Distribution Agreement is to be approved by the Legislature. The proceeds of the tax exempt bond issue provided to Spring Valley may only be used for capital costs directly related to an eligible economic development project. The term “Capital cost” includes architectural, engineering, legal and similar project costs.

Troy Lange spoke to the Council about the new bridge under construction as part of the trail system. He was appearing on behalf of the local snowmobile club and presented the Council with a $500 check toward the construction of the bridge. The snowmobile club was given the OK to use the bridge by the Council and Lange was thanked for their donation.

Reports were received from the department heads. Jim Cooper had a written report that summarized the activity in 2012. The ambulance had 454 calls in 2012, which is the same as the year before. Currently there are 23 EMTs and two First Responders on staff. The recruitment of volunteers continues to be an issue.

Chad Hindt reported that the street department has been busy keeping the streets clear of ice and snow.

The Library report given by Dianne Swenson-Sikkink noted that Don Rose retired from the board. Bill Rowen and Shirley Gangstad as President and Vice President.

Park Director John Fenske said that the 3rd and 4th grade basketball ended Saturday. This year there was a total of 25 girls and 50 boys that took part.

Policy Coordinator Tim Rasmussen told the council that the new squad car has been ordered. He also handed out a report for the month showing the activity of the Sheriff’s department in Spring Valley.

Fire Chief Chris Czapiewski informed the council that they had responded to one call this month. The calls during 2012 totaled 31.

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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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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