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Spring Valley City Council notified of unsanitary properties


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

For several weeks the Spring Valley City Council has been discussing a proposed ordinance that would address dangerous living conditions in rental properties. Lately there has been an appearance by citizens who believe they either live in unsanitary conditions or there are unsanitary properties nearby. The citizens are using the public comment segment on the agenda and usually they come prepared with pictures of dilapidated, unsafe or unclean locations. The citizens are asking for help in ridding these neighborhoods of the filth and to enact the ordinance that would permit some control over these properties. Up to this point the council has been saying they would like to study the ordinance before they do anything. Councilman Todd Jones said that he is in favor of taking some action to get these sites cleaned up.

There were two people that took the stand and commented about property they feel are not safe to live in or nearby.

One resident says he is complaining about a vacant piece of property at 301 N. Huron. He says the building is dilapidated and needs to be torn down. He says there are raccoons and squirrels living in the structure and it needs to be taken care of.

Another resident who lives on South Broadway has found it difficult to find property to live in because he claims the conditions he is living in are unhealthy. According to the renter there is fecal matter on the floor of his apartment because the toilet only works part of the time and there are tobacco smells from the business below that are very strong.

These types of complaints will undoubtedly continue as residents wait for the rental ordinance to be heard and passed.

The public comment had one more visitor. Pastor Dennis Timmerman of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church thanked the council for the community garden area, but he said there is a problem. He said that he believes someone took advantage of the tomato crop in the garden and stole many of the mature crop. Most of the tomatoes were stolen and everyone agreed that this type of conduct is uncalled for as well as being illegal. There appears to be some new regulations that will be put into effect for next year including the installation of cameras.

the council also approved a resolution which authorizes the Executive Of a Development Agreement be entered into with Kappers Fabricating. Kappers had requested the City to assist with the financing of cer .....
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Kingsland approves high academic rigor open campus program

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on October 21, 2013 in the Kingsland Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Following the Pledge of Allegiance consent agenda items were approved. These ..... 
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Barb Leibfried

Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Barb Leibfried, age 76, of Racine, Minn. passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Barb was born May 31, 1937 to Byron and Edna (McClarey) Smith in Spring Valley, Minn. She graduated from Spring Valley High School ..... 
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Sewer Fund rates increasing in Spring Valley

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night October 14. A very positive step was taken to assist property owners in voting in favor of moving ahead on the EDA Revolving Loan Request. The council approved action that would move funds from the ..... 
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James Edward Costello Sr.

Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Jim Costello, age 95, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 16, 2013 spending his last few days with his family and the caring people at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. James Edward Costello Sr. was born ..... 
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LaVern A. Schmidt

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

LaVern A. Schmidt, 88, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. LaVern was born on August 19, 1925 on the family farm in Forestville Township, the daughter of Emil and Minnie (Lemke) Schulz. Sh ..... 
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Lavern A. Schmidt

Tue, Oct 8th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lavern A. Schmidt, 88, of Spring Valley, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. LaVern was born on August 19, 1925 on the family farm in Forestville Township, the daughter of Emil and Minnie (Lemke) Schulz. She was baptiz ..... 
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Kingsland School receives gift of Stars & Stripes

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All Sschool board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items were approved. In Public Recognition and Than ..... 
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In the service - David C. Mundfrom

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Army Reserve Lt. Col. David C. Mundfrom has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. The 10-mon ..... 
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