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Spring Valley working on bike trail

Fri, Jul 17th, 2009
Posted in Government

The bike trail through Spring Valley took another step toward completion at the July 13th meeting. The Council approved the bid of Rochester Sand and Gravel to surface the bike trail from the Sewage Treatment Plant to the City Farm, a distance of 2.5 miles. The total cost will be $117,055 and the only incompleted portion will be the construction of the bridge into Willow Park.

The council also approved the bill from Aqua Logic of Waconia, Minnesota, for work completed on the wading pool at the city park. Total approved was $6,441.00. City Administrator Deb Zimmer complimented Aqua Logic on the quality of their work and their professional dealings with the city.

Approval was also given to Road Constructors of Rochester for Pay Estimate #7 on the 2008 Hudson Improvement Project. This estimate was recommended to be paid by Yaggy Colby, architects for the project. The total project is progressing nicely, according to Mayor Jim Struzyk, and the black topping should be done by the end of July. The portion paid was $95,761.

An un-budgeted item that was approved was a necessary piece of equipment at the waste water treatment plant. $16,495 will be taken from reserves and be used to purchase new mixer blades. City council was told that it was known several years ago that this would be something that needed to be replaced. "We've got to do it," said Mayor Struzyk.

Approval was also given to the Spring Valley Ambulance Association to get bids on a new ambulance to be purchased this year. According to Director Jim Cooper there will be new emission control issues coming up in the next few months and if an ambulance can be purchased now, nearly $7,000 can be saved before those regulations go into effect.

A donation was accepted from the Harley Owner's Group (H.O.G.) for $500 toward the purchase of a new radio for Spring Valley Area Ambulance. The ambulance association also made a donation of $246 toward the purchase.

Another lien was issued on property toward the residence of Richard Schultz at 313 W. Main. The amount for the lien is $430.94.

A fun time for residents of Spring Valley is coming up on Saturday, August 8th. The Queensland family and Deer Creek Speedway of Spring Valley is extending an invitation to come to the speedway with the whole family and enjoy a free night of watching the races. All you have to do is present a Spring Valley driver's license and entrance is free.

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