The Spring Valley City Council held a regular meeting on August 8, with all council members present (Mayor Tony Archer, John Dols, Chris Danielson, Luan Ruesink, and Greg Brooks). City Administrator/Clerk Deb Zimmer participated as well. No visitors had signed up to address the council.
The council approved Resolution 2022-26, for the Farmer Street/County 8 Improvement Project, which is slated to occur next year. The street project aims to make improvements on Farmer Street, from west of Section Avenue to the Wastewater Treatment Plant driveway. The resolution set a public hearing for 6 p.m. at city hall on September 12, for anyone interested in hearing more about the project. The total expected cost of the project is around $1.68 million, but Deb Zimmer explained, “This is a county/city project… Our cost, when you take out utilities and assessments, is $1.2 million, roughly. The problem on this still will be assessments, as it was on Fremont. If you use our normal assessment rate, it comes in about $196 per linear foot. There are some things we can do… We’ll look at that more on the 31st.” The council will hold a special meeting on August 31 to discuss budgetary matters. The council may consider scaling back the scope of the street project, as a means of controlling the costs to citizens living on that street.