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Mayor: Yield, stop and wait for pedestrians at flashing lights on Grand Avenue
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Mayor: Yield, stop and wait for pedestrians at flashing lights on Grand Avenue

Spencer city officials have a message for drivers on Grand Avenue: Watch for pedestrians and bicyclists at the two flashing lights crosswalks on that street. Officials spoke out Tuesday at the Spencer City Council meeting following a collision between a bicycle and vehicle at the South Grand crosswalk earlier that day.  “We had a very...

First filing of IGL Construction property rezoning approved
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First filing of IGL Construction property rezoning approved

The Spencer City Council may fast-track a request from IGL Construction that its property at 221 32nd Avenue West be rezoned from mobile home to A residential district. Council members approved the first of three filings of an ordinance approved the rezoning with a 7-0 vote. Ron Hanson, Ward 5 council member, asked City Attorney...

City Council meeting notes: September 9, 2020
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City Council meeting notes: September 9, 2020

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics Tuesday at its regular meeting.  Planning director interviews begin The city has started the interview process for its open planning director position. City Manager Amanda Mack told the council that interviews will finish Friday. Applicants will be reviewed next week to determine a recommendation to the council....

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Spencer Library open to public

The Spencer Public Library reopened to patrons this week. However, there are now new restrictions in place that library visitors must follow: · The public must make an appointment to enter. · Only 10 visitors will be allowed in the building at any one time. · A temperature check and masks are required to enter. Please practice social...

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Mainstreet Market cancelled for 2020

The 2020 season for Mainstreet Market has been cancelled. Originally set to be five Thursday nights this summer beginning July 16, the Mainstreet Market had already been scaled back to only three nights.  Following the cancellation of the Clay County Fair the Spencer Alliance for a Creative Economy (SPACE) Board decided to cancel the remain...

Robinson says Clay County, Spencer residents have taken COVID-19 seriously
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Robinson says Clay County, Spencer residents have taken COVID-19 seriously

Anyone watching Monday’s Spencer City Council meeting online or in person would have noticed a couple of social distancing-inspired seating changes. Council members and city staff were more spread out, with each of the council members sitting at individual tables. Mayor Kevin Robinson, city staff and Ward 1 City Councilman Tom Nelson also wore masks...

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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