Category: Government

City park rules updates approved
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City park rules updates approved

Ice fishing will be allowed on ponds in Spencer this winter, including at Stolley’s. The Spencer City Council approved that and other rule changes at its July 15 meeting as it reviewed revisions to park system rules proposed by the park board. The changes address many new rules and some updates for city parks, including...

City council notes: July 15, 2019
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City council notes: July 15, 2019

The Spencer City Council discussed the following items of note at its July 15 meeting. Garbage, recycling intake totals exceed 2018 midyear levels Spencer is throwing away more garbage and is recycling more this year compared to 2018 midyear numbers. Al Phillips, the city’s environmental education coordinator, told the Spencer City Council on Monday that...

City wants to offer more recreation programming; school resource officer agreement approved
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City wants to offer more recreation programming; school resource officer agreement approved

A reorganized Spencer Parks and Recreation Department in the future will offer programs and activities to encourage more use of city parks. The city council discussed the focus while approving a job description for the new position of recreation director and updated descriptions for current positions of golf superintendent and school resource officer. City Manager...

City council notes: June 3
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City council notes: June 3

Contract awarded for city hall renovation project Midstates Builders of Spencer was awarded the contract for the renovation of what will be the new Spencer City Hall after submitting a low bid of about $1.87 million. The city council awarded the contract Monday following a public hearing and approving and confirming the project plans for...

Southside Grill liquor license renewal denied
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Southside Grill liquor license renewal denied

The Spencer City Council denied Southside Grill’s liquor license renewal Monday due to allegations from officials that it has served alcohol to minors and intoxicated individuals and that its dancers often expose their nipples, a state code violation. Both City Attorney Don Hemphill and Southside Grill owner Chris Burg acknowledged that there is an active...

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