Boots & Badges
 
Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | > | >>

Spring Valley “junk ordinance” being enforced


Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on April 27, with all members present. Minutes of the previous meeting, and April accounts payable, were approved. A citizen, Paul Mittelstadt, addressed the council about the city’s “junk ordinance”, asking, “Are you going to put some bite in this finally, or just going to let it pass?” He said there are unlicensed vehicles that have been eyesores for years, and he hopes the city will get them removed. Mayor Struzyk explained that years ago, this was handled through the courts, which took longer and often didn’t get results, but he said, “Now we’re the judge and jury, right here” and he added that if property owners do not take action in response to the letters being sent out, the city will take the appropriate actions and will add the cost to the assessments of the applicable property owners accordingly. According to Police Chief Tim Rasmussen, “There were 27 letters that were sent out; there’s a lot of vehicles on that list.”

Mike Buhany (of David Brown Associates) addressed the council regarding the refunding options for the city’s 2008 bond. Buhany explained that the bond isn’t eligible for refunding until February 2016, but “crossover refunding” could happen now. He summarized the process, and it’s advantages and disadvantages. He cautioned that a worst-case scenario would cost the city about $10,000, and with nothing to show for it. He said the main reason to do it would be, “Simply to lock in rates…nobody knows if rates will go up or down.” He also explained a second option, with less risk, and slightly less savings. He said if the council votes for the second option, the city would have until June 1 to change their decision. Overall, the first option could save the city about $62,000 (unless rates change), and the second option would save the city about $52,000. Buhany noted that, “It depends on your risk tolerance,” and he named several cities in southeast Minn. who had gone through similar refunding recently. Council member Jeff Vehrenkamp advised, “I’d be more inclined to lock in the savings now” (by choosing the second option, and locking in the $52,000 savings). The council voted unanimously to refund the bond using the second option.

Ambulance Association members Eileen and Sue addressed the council regarding equipment and supplies belonging to the Association, which they are requesting to remove from the facil .....
[Read the Rest]
Foods Weekly Ads

Kingsland Key Clubber elected Lieutenant Governor of Region 7C

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Jacelyn Horsman, a sophmore at Kingsland Public Schools, was elected Lieutenant Governor of Region 7C over the weekend when she attended the Minnesota Dakotas Key Club district conference for Key Club International in St. Cloud, Minn. Jacelyn will ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Roger Lee

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Roger Lee were held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Racine United Methodist Church in Racine, Minn. with Pastor Glen Holland officiating. Burial took place in the Frankford Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Verlyn Harold Dornink

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Verlyn Harold Dornink, 93, of Spring Valley, formerly of Greenleafton, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Funeral services were be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Greenleafton Reformed Church in Greenleafto ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Capitola Losey

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral Mass services for Capitola Losey will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley, Minn. with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Visitation wi ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Edward Miland

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Edward Miland were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Minn., with Pastor Loel Wessel officiating. Burial took place in the Midway Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Matt’s Body Shop & Tire Service

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features

When something unexpected happens to your vehicle, you want it fixed and you want it fixed now. Matt’s Body Shop of Spring Valley, Minn. can help. In 2001, owners Chris Czapiewski and Dave Blazing purchased Matt’s Body Shop, which had been in ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Spring Valley contracts for EMS training

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

On April 13, the Spring Valley City Council met for annual Board of Review at 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular council meeting. Members present were Tony Archer, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and Administrator Deb Zimmer. The ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Claire Churchill

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

April 10, 2015:  Another soldier died today. He was Claire George Churchill, much admired son and brother, loyal husband, devoted father, good friend, and faithful servant.  At age 95, he passed away two weeks shy of his 96th birthday.  He bel ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | > | >>
Studio A Photography