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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 chicken ordinance will be discussed at the next meeting. No Council report was given.

In the Mayor’s report, Jim Struzyk praised the Spring Valley Street Crew stating they “did a heck of a job” with snow removal after the recent snowstorm.

Meeting adjourned.

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