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City council meeting notes: July 6, 2020
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City council meeting notes: July 6, 2020

The Spencer City Council discussed the following items at its regular meeting on Monday. Planned Unit Residential Development, development ordinances clear final filings The Spencer City Council approved, 7-0, the third and final filings of two separate ordinances, one amending parts of the city code pertaining to Planned Unit Residential Developments (PURDs) and the other...

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...

City Council meeting notes: June 15, 2020
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City Council meeting notes: June 15, 2020

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics at its regular meeting on June 15, 2020. Council approves sale of former railroad right-of-way property to Iowa DOT for $225K The Spencer City Council held a public hearing and then approved, 7-0, the sale of 9.66 acres of former railroad right-of-way property to the Iowa Department...

No Boundaries program to operate out of Spencer City Hall
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No Boundaries program to operate out of Spencer City Hall

A program that offers real world experience to area high school students by letting them work on projects for local businesses, nonprofits and government entities will be housed at Spencer City Hall for the upcoming school year. The Spencer City Council on Monday approved, 7-0, a resource sharing agreement with the Spencer Community School District...

Council supports IGL Construction housing development
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Council supports IGL Construction housing development

George Moriarty knows Spencer needs more housing. It make sense, then, that the at-large city councilman was excited to be part of a 7-0 unanimous vote Monday night approving a resolution of support for a housing project planned by IGL Construction at 221 32nd Avenue West. “Hallelujah!” Moriarty exclaimed following the vote. According to an...

City council notes: June 1, 2020
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City council notes: June 1, 2020

The Spencer City Council discussed the following during its regular meeting on June 1. First filing of ordinance concerning planned unit residential development approved The Spencer City Council held a public hearing on and then voted 7-0 to approve the first filing of an ordinance that makes a number of changes to city code regarding...

Theresa Greenfield wins Senate Democratic primary in Iowa
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Theresa Greenfield wins Senate Democratic primary in Iowa

Theresa Greenfield won Tuesday’s Iowa Democratic Senate primary election and will now face Republican Sen. Joni Ernst in November. Greenfield cruised to victory with 47.69% of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Iowa Secretary of State website. Retired Navy Admiral Mike Franken received 24.95% of the vote, Kimberly Graham received 14.97% of the...

Randy Feenstra defeats Steve King in Iowa 4th district GOP primary
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Randy Feenstra defeats Steve King in Iowa 4th district GOP primary

Randy Feenstra defeated longtime Congressman Steve King in last night’s GOP primary for Iowa’s fourth district seat. Unofficial results from the Iowa Secretary of State’s office show Feenstra, a current state senator from Hull, won the contest by nearly 10 points over King, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003. King...

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