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Spring Valley residents contest property values


Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

Every year the Spring Valley City Council invites Brian Hoff of the Fillmore County Assessor’s Office in to talk about property valuations and occasionally there are citizens in attendance to plead their case in lowering their taxes because they believe the property assessments are too high.

Valuation on Finley Property on Valley Ave Goes to the County

Louie Finley owns a vacant lot at 515 Valley Avenue in Spring Valley. The lot is 88’x103’ and Finley maintains that it isn’t a buildable lot. The property valuation is $15,900 which is within the accepted standards of $1.75 per square foot according to Hoff. He brought to the council various pictures of the property and has had Hoff inspect the property. Administrator Deb Zimmer said the lot is buildable with some restrictions and would hesitate in lowering the assessment because there are other comparable properties in the neighborhood. The City Council will be requesting the County to look at the other lots and see if their valuation is in line with the property owned by Finley.

Red Essig Successful in Getting Property Valuation Lowered

Red Essig was a bit more successful. He was appealing the valuation of the old Home Federal Building. He sent his appeal through Brian Hoff who said that this last year the valuation went up $10,000 because of new regulations regarding Heating and Air Conditioning which was automatically tacked on to the property valuation. The City Council decided to reduce the valuation of $10,000 to $5,000. Hoff said that he doesn’t know if that will be acceptable to Essig or not.

The Fillmore County Valuation Summary for the 2012 Assessment found that in Spring Valley the total value is $113,969,944. There was $454,300 in new construction, Ag land of $4,859.144, Residential of $89,607,100. Seasonal Rec was listed at $2,776,700 and commercial at $16,736,000.

The City Council has received a request from LYP, Lumberyard Partnership to consider lowering the assessments on several lots in the North Park Townhome Subdivision. LYP sold the old FCLM lumberyard property to the City for $1.00 in exchange for the property owned by the city on North Park Drive. There was a development agreement with the city was to develop 24 townhome lots and to complete the building of the 24 homes by 2006 to avoid paying assessments.

According to the request sent out from LYP, they built six units in 2003 .....
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Arlow W. Grabau

Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Arlow W. Grabau, age 93, of Spring Valley, formerly of Wykoff, died Monday afternoon, April 9, 2012. Arlow was born July 19, 1918, in Forestville Township, Fillmore Co., Minn., the son of Adolph and Anna (Groth) Grabau. He attended countr ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council hears audit report

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

“Things are in good shape.” That was the statement made by Tom Wente of Smith Schafer & Associates after he walked the Council through the latest Financial Summary for the City of Spring Valley. Wente handed out a presentation that outlined the ..... 
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Clayton J. Kappers

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Clayton J. “Sie” Kappers, age 85 of Spring Valley, died Monday March 26, 2012, at his home in Spring Valley. He was born June 10, 1926, in York Township, Fillmore County, Minn. to John and Louise (Tienter) Kappers. He attended school t ..... 
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Jones ~ Markowski

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Frank Markowski and Shari Jones of Spring Valley, Minn. were married on March 17, 2012, in rural Spring Valley, Minn. Parents of the bride are David Collett and Ellen Collett of Preston, Minn. Parents of the groom are Frank and Betty Mark ..... 
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Spring Valley approves door bid

Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

Bids were approved Monday night at Spring Valley City Council for replacement of the steel doors at the swimming pool. According to Park Director John Fenske the old doors are the original ones that were installed when the pool was built. Valley Hom ..... 
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Eyesore to be burned by Spring Valley Fire Department

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

What is being described as “blighted” property in Spring Valley will be cleaned up by the City after approval was given by the Fillmore County Board on Tuesday. At the City Council meeting on Monday night, the Council authorized City Administrat ..... 
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John Sheldon

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

John Sheldon, age 86, of Spring Valley died Saturday February 11, 2012, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester where he had resided for a short time. John Curtis Sheldon was born March 31, 1925, in Spring Valley, MN to Warren and Helen (Richardson ..... 
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Spring Valley purchases playground equipment

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The agenda for Monday night’s City Council meeting was very short, in fact the meeting didn’t quite last to the 10 minute point. First on the agenda was reviewing a possible violation of the Junk Ordinance. There was time set aside for review ..... 
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