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Spring Valley discusses EMT Incentives


By Kevin Blanchard

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

Spring Valley City Council passed a resolution in support of Destination Medical Center. Photo by Barb Jeffers

By Barb Jeffers

Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building. Council members present were Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Tony Archer, and Jeff Vehrenkamp. Absent was Todd Jones. City Administrator Deb Zimmer was also present.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance the meeting was called to order by Jim Struzyk. Minutes of the February 25, 2013 meeting were approved. March preliminary accounts payable were approved with a motion by Vehrenkamp and second by Archer. No public testimony was given.

Resolution 2013-11: Resolution Authorizing an Administrative Budget Amendment for TIF 1-10 was approved with a motion by Vehrenkamp and a second by Archer. Resolution 2013-12: Resolution in Support of Destination Medical Center received a motion from Archer and a second by Vehrenkamp with the motion being carried.

A discussion was held as to a prorated license fee for the Pizza Place which would be for the period of March until June when a new license will be purchased. The motion carried with a motion by Archer and a second by Vehrenkamp.

No action was taken on a request from Wanamingo, Minn. to write a letter in regards to the Rochester Half-Cent Sales Tax Expansion.

Motion by Vehrenkamp and seconded by Archer to approve the Industrial Lot Contract for Deed. The owners are choosing a contract for deed instead of a special assessment. Motion carried.

Motion carried for a Development Agreement with Kolling Bros. (Bucknell subdivision) with a motion by Archer and seconded by Bires.

Motion by Archer, seconded by Vehrenkamp to approve the replacement of three windows in City Hall. These three windows are the last to be replaced in City Hall. Motion carried.

Discussion took place on EMT Incentives with different options being considered. Bires made a motion to try the chosen incentive program for a period of one year at which time the program will be re-assessed. Motion was seconded by Archer with the motion being carried.

No Commissioners report was given. Administrators report included Resolution 2013-13 calling for a public hearing on the issuance of a Revenue Note and authorizing the publication of a notice of hearing. A motion was made by Vehrenkamp and seconded by Bires to hold a public meeting on April 8, 2013. Motion carried. The Audit will be presented at the next meeting. The chicke .....
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Birthday Announcement - Corbin John Keim

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Corbin John Keim Jeremy and Tonya Keim of Spring Valley, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Corbin John Keim. Corbin was born March 10, 2013, weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. He joins brothers, Cowan and Carter at h ..... 
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Spring Valley looks at transportation issues

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Transportation Director of SEMCAC appeared before the Spring Valley City Monday night to discuss the possibility of increased transportation services in the Spring Valley area. Erlene Welshons is the Transportation Director for SEMCAC and she s ..... 
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Kingsland will be featured in EDTECH Magazine

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The Kingsland School Board met Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland conference room with a full agenda. All members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. All consent agenda items were approved including February ..... 
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Dorothy L. Fisch

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Dorothy L. Fisch Dorothy Louise (Burns) Fisch, age 88, of Rochester, MN passed away February 21, 2013 at Shorewood Retirement Community in Rochester. She was born November 5, 1924 in Walsenburg, Colorado, the daughter of Joseph Bryan & Esther ( ..... 
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Spring Valley SCDP preliminary proposal approved

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and took up several issues. Michelle Vrieze appeared before the council and discussed the Small Cities Block grant. She said that the city should know in June if the proposal of $539,750 is approved ..... 
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June I. Stender

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

June I. Stender, long-time Spring Valley resident, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Seasons Hospice with family at her side. She and her twin sister, Jean, were born April 10, 1932, in Stewartville, Minn., to Boyd and Helen (Russell) Lenz. She ..... 
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Doris Lillian Matson

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Doris Lillian (Peterson) Matson passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the of age 92, at her home in Harmony, Minnesota. Doris was born March 15, 1920, to Alfred and Esther (Johnson) Peterson, in rural Lanesboro, Minnesota. She married Do ..... 
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Scott Copeman

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley All

Scott Eugene Copeman, 55, of Spring Valley, died after complications surrounding a twenty day illness, February 8, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital with his wife Carol at his side. Scott was born on October 9, 1957, in Great Lakes, Illinois to Roge ..... 
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