The Spring Valley City Council held a regular meeting on June 13. All council members were present (Mayor Tony Archer, John Dols, Chris Danielson, Luan Ruesink, and Greg Brooks). City Administrator/Clerk Deb Zimmer was absent, so Chris Hahn participated in her stead.
The council discussed a price quotation from RCM Specialties, for filling potholes and other patchwork needed on city streets. Council members said the city had been pleased with work done by that company before, and the council voted to approve the work to be done as listed in the quote, at a price of $25,000.
Next, the council considered operations at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). A proposal was received from the firm of Bolton & Menk, for “interim assistance” on operations at the WWTP, until the city can have a fully certified and trained operator in-house. The council voted to accept the proposal from Bolton & Menk. The council also approved two new employees for the city: Ben Chopp as WWTP Operator, and Jordan Lieffort as Deputy Clerk. Chris Danielson mentioned that she sat in on the interviewing with each, and feels they will be good employees.