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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 Board of Review started with a brief talk and informational handouts by Brian Hoff, representing the Fillmore County Assessor’s Office. He explained the basic “can’s” and “cannot’s” that the local board must follow, and the relevant Minn. rules. He also summarized the county’s assessments, and area levy rates, land values, and new construction trends.

The floor was opened for any citizens seeking an appeal of their property values. Brenda asked the council to considering lowering the assessed value of the Spring Valley Mutual Building, explaining that currently, a prospective buyer would have to pay about $8,000 in taxes as well as spending a great deal of money on building repairs, especially to make the upper level useable for apartments. After discussion, the council voted to lower the assessed value to $160,000, which essentially “split the difference” between the previous valuation and the expected sale price. No other appeals were presented, and the Board of Review meeting closed just after 6 p.m..

The regular council meeting opened, and the council approved prior minutes and April Preliminary Accounts Payable. There were no visitors signed up to address the Council on any matters.

Next, the council discussed contracting with SEEMS (South East Emergency Medical Services) for training and medical director services, at a cost of $700. The council voted unanimously to enter into the contract. The council then approved Resolution 2015-18, quarterly ambulance write-offs.

The council then considered adopting a Zoning Permit Fee. Deb Zimmer suggested, “We do not have a building permit fee anymore. What I do propose is a $25 fee for zoning permits.” The council voted to approve this.

Mayor Struzyk asked Police Chief Tim Rasmussen if the city has progressed on Junk Ordinance Violations, and Chief Rasmussen explained the officers have gone around town and documented most violations, and noted, “I think they’ve all gotten letters. We’ll take pictures the next time around”. Zimmer said the city will send second letters, more strongly worded, to any violators still not in compliance after the initial not .....
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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 ..... 
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David Leo Zimmer

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

David Leo Zimmer was born July 6, 1940, in Spring Valley, Minn., to Raymond and Gladys (Schmidt) Zimmer. He grew up on the Zimmer family farm outside Wykoff, Minn., one of six generations of Zimmers to grow up there. On May 3, 1963, Dave married Ge ..... 
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Todd Copeman

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

Visitation for Todd Copeman was held 3-6 p.m. Sunday April 12, 2015 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. The visitation continued at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley at 12:30 p.m., with a short servi ..... 
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Arthur Jordahl

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

Funeral services for Arthur (Bud) Jordahl, Jr. will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn. with Pastor Vern Christopherson officiating. Burial will take place in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in ..... 
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Limit Creek Fishing Rods, a labor of love

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Jim Wernimont has lived in Spring Valley since 2000 and for most of that time, he co-owned several Culver’s Restaurants, which kept him busily commuting to the Rochester area to oversee operations. That made it tough to find enough time to spend ..... 
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Philip Snyder

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Philip W. Snyder were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 9 at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley, Minn., located one-half mile west of Kwik Trip, with the pastors Joe Haynes and Ben Snyder officiating. Visitation was he ..... 
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Loretta Staples

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Loretta Staples was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley, Minn., with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in ..... 
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Letter about sharing opinions...

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It made me proud to live in Fillmore County when I read and observed all the different and numerous opinions/commentary sent in and published in this last week’s Fillmore County Journal. Wow, there are many here who take the job of ..... 
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