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Spring Valley City Council Report: Council approves contract with Waste Management

Fri, Oct 12th, 2007
Posted in Government

SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley City Council met Monday night, October 8 and gave final approval to the contract with Waste Management. Waste Management had included an extra day of service for an event and fuel adjustment cost to the document at the last meeting.

The Council also approved the prorated liquor license fee for Ray Jacobson of Stewartville. He will be purchasing the VFW on premise liquor license. He still needs to get final approval from the State of Minnesota. The pro rated fee was $1,135.00.

Yaggy Colby presented an invoice on behalf of Road Constructors, Inc for $86,725.00. This is pay estimate #4 in the 2007 Utility Improvement Project. The payment was approved. In a related matter, Deb Zimmer, City Administrator said that the project has been slowed down because of the weather. Most of the work on the storm and sanitary sewer has been completed to the trailer park and there are many areas where they have to work around.

Mike Shaw appeared before the council to explain the situation with the vehicles that have accumulated on his property on Market St. Deputy Kevin Beck showed several pictures of the vehicles, most of them not registered and having out of date licenses. Shaw said that they are for sale and he hopes to be getting a piece of property in LeRoy where he can move his business, but he doesn't know when that will be. In the meantime, the Mayor said that these vehicles are in violation of the city ordinance and they either have to be licensed or moved or the city will move them. Deb Zimmer said that if he is selling them he needs a dealer's license from the state and there has to be a conditional use permit issued on use of the property. It is currently zoned industrial and a car lot would be commercial. This would require a three week process at a minimum which would include advertising and notifying neighbors and a public hearing would need to be held. The Council agreed to give Mr. Shaw 30 days to apply for the Conditional Use Permit and to show that he is going to get the property zoned properly and that he follows the State law on auto dealers required to have licenses. He said that he would be in to City Hall on Tuesday morning to apply for the conditional use permit. A check with City Administrator Deb Zimmer indicated that as of Wednesday afternoon, October 10, Mr. Shaw had not yet applied.

The Council also authorized Yaggy Colby Associates to begin survey work on the proposed 2008 CIP project, on Hudson Avenue, Courtland Street, and Jefferson Street Improvements. There is a public hearing scheduled on the project at which time the Council will make a decision on continuing. In the meantime the information on the survey will be done and better prices on construction will be available. This project consists of reconstruction of Hudson Avenue from Grant Street to Freemont Street, Courtland Street from Washington Avenue to Huron Avenue, and Jefferson Street from Washington Avenue to Hudson Avenue. The cost on the survey is estimated to be $3,000.00.

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