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Spring Valley Council hears audit report


Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6 p.m. with all members in attendance: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. The main topic on the agenda was presentation of the city’s financial audit. Tom Wente, representing the accounting firm of Smith Schafer & Associates, summarized the findings, saying they gave Spring Valley an unmodified “clean” opinion for 2015, and that there were no compliance issues. He noted that the General Property Tax levy represented 34% of total governmental revenues in 2015, and that General Governmental Expenditures were nearly identical to the previous year. He pointed out that General Fund expenditures were under budget by $145,353, and that the General Fund balance is at 96% of General Fund Expenditures, which he described as “still a fairly healthy reserve”. His report stated that all debt service funds are being adequately funded, all outstanding bonds are being paid on a timely basis, and revenues in the city’s utilities are generally keeping pace with rising operating expenses. The council voted to accept the audit as presented.

Mike Bubany spoke to the council regarding the Resolution 2016-17, Resolution Providing for Competitive Sale of $1,550,000 Bond, regarding the upcoming street project. He said, “Spring Valley is in a strong position, financially speaking”, and pointed out that the proposed resolution simply sets the sale date of the bond. Regarding discussion of whether the bond should be for ten or fifteen years, he added, “My thought was, if we’re going to be layering things, wouldn’t you want to be in and out of a piece of debt quicker, to free up capacity for that next piece quicker?...The ten-year plan is what we’d done when we put that thing up on the wall, and I think we’re in agreement now that ten years is the way to go, not fifteen.” The council unanimously approved Resolution 2016-17 as proposed. The sale date is set for May 9, with a closing date of May 25.

Next, there was an update regarding services from Sunshine Sanitation. Regarding leaf pickup, Deb Zimmer stated, “They proposed that we have residents pay for Sunshine bags for leaf pickup. Chad (Hindt) has graciously agreed that the street crew will do twice-a-year leaf pickup.” Council member Todd Jones asked if there will be a senior discount for garbage service, and Zimmer said, “It’s not .....
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Donna Garnatz

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Memorial services for Donna Garnatz will be held 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley, MN. Burial will take place in the Etna Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4:00-6:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home. D ..... 
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Birth Announcement

Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Calvin Kayden Jones Keim Jeremy and Tonya Keim of Spring Valley are proud parents of a baby boy, Calvin Kayden Jones Keim. He was born February 29, 2016, weighed 8 lb 5 oz., and was 20.25 inches long. Calvin joins his big older siblings, Cowan, C ..... 
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Terry L. Brusse

Wed, Mar 23rd, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Terry L. Brusse, age 59, of rural Cherry Grove, Minn., died peacefully, Monday, March 21, 2016, at his home. Terry was born November 6, 1956, in Preston the son of Calvin and Stella (Nagel) Brusse. He was raised in the Cherry Grove area where he ..... 
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Spring Valley accepts bid for Fremont/Lyndale project

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6 p.m. Members in attendance were: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Bill Bires was absent. A Special Assessment Hearing ..... 
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Arlyne Evelyn Seaton

Thu, Mar 17th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Arlyne Evelyn Seaton, age 95, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed away Wednesday evening, March 16, 2016, at the Spring Valley Care Center where she had been a resident for the past three years. Arlyne was born in Winneshiek County, Iowa, on Septembe ..... 
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Lucille Sikkink

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lucille Sikkink, age 89, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Saturday morning, March 12, 2016, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Lucille was born October 26, 1926, in Forestville Township, Fillmore Co., to John and Julia (Herzeelle) Miedema. She ma ..... 
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Steven “Spike” Jones

Fri, Mar 11th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Steven “Spike” Jones will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 14, 2016 at the LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in the LeRoy Cemetery. Visitation will be held 3:00-7:00 P.M. S ..... 
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Spring Valley ambulance issues discussed

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. Members in attendance were: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Jeff Vehrenkamp was absent. Follo ..... 
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