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Category: City News

City issues 36 building permits in June
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City issues 36 building permits in June

The City of Spencer issued 36 building reports in June with total fees collected equaling $2,063.81. Construction costs for all projects combined was valued at $520,772. June building permits June 1 714 S Grand Avenue, aluminum lettering direct mount to wall, $35 fee 919 1st Ave. SW, new three-stall garage on adjacent lot to primary...

Spencer Family Aquatic Center to open July 1
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Spencer Family Aquatic Center to open July 1

The Spencer Family Aquatic Center will open for the season on July 1. The pool’s opening had been delayed this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds lifted restrictions on pools last week, allowing cities to decide if and when to open municipal pools to the public.  New guidelines will be...

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Spencer protest draws area media coverage

Many eyes from northwest Iowa and beyond were on Spencer Thursday evening as protestors gathered and marched peacefully to honor the memory of George Floyd, show support for the Black Lives Matter movement and protest against racism. Protestor organizers worked with city officials and local law enforcement to ensure the safety of all involved and...

City announces phased reopening of facilities
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City announces phased reopening of facilities

The City of Spencer will begin to reopen some city facilities in phases. Those reopenings are: Tennis courts effective May 19 City campground effective Friday, May 22 City hall effective June 1 Library with limited services available effective June 1 Basketball courts, playgrounds, the aquatic center and Pedersen Park Fields remain closed.  Social distancing measures...

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