Category: Government

City council notes: May 20
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City council notes: May 20

Drivers traveling north on Grand Avenue will eventually see new street signs and light poles thanks to private fundraising by the Grand Avenue Improvement Corporation. At Monday’s city council meeting, the council to approve a memo of agreement with the Grand Avenue Improvement Corporation (GAIC) on the installation of “historic street poles and street signage,”...

City partnering with county to collect delinquent parking ticket fines
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City partnering with county to collect delinquent parking ticket fines

People late to pay fines from parking tickets from the Spencer Police Department may have to pay up before they can register vehicles. That’s under a new cooperative agreement with Clay County approved Monday night by the Spencer City Council. “It’s similar to how we handle nuisance issues, as well as snow and grass,” City...

City council approves two road work contracts, reviews manhole rehab bid
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City council approves two road work contracts, reviews manhole rehab bid

It’s that time of year again – construction and road work season. On Monday, the Spencer City Council approved contracts for two upcoming street projects and reviewed a bid for a manhole rehabilitation project. The latter was the first discussed at the council’s meeting. Council members approved a $61,300 contract with Dependable Drain and Plumbing...

Spencer City Council notes: May 6
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Spencer City Council notes: May 6

Flood plain map update discussions ongoing Discussions continue on flood plain map updates that could affect parts of Spencer. Planning Director Kirby Schmidt said he and department staff met over the phone with engineers advising staff on the updates. He said he also met with a flood insurance representative a couple weeks ago. “The council...

Bernie Sanders stumps in Spencer
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Bernie Sanders stumps in Spencer

Bernie Sanders is consistent. The independent senator from Vermont proved that when he visited Spencer on Sunday. He ran through a greatest hits list of his policy ideas and then took questions at a town meeting at the Clay County Fair and Events Center. Sanders, one of more than 20 people vying for the Democratic...

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