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Category: City Council

Mayor, council members take oaths of office
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Mayor, council members take oaths of office

Newly and re-elected city officials took oaths of office Monday at the Spencer City Council meeting. Mayor Kevin Robinson, who won re-election in November, was the first to take his oath of office. He was followed by re-elected Ward 2 Council Member Bill Orrison, newly elected Ward 4 Council Member Donavon Wunschel and newly elected...

Residential tax abatements approved for 10 properties
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Residential tax abatements approved for 10 properties

The Spencer City Council approved residential tax abatements for 10 properties Monday night. The abatements are part of a program that allows property owners to apply for and potentially receive tax abatements for five years following remodeling or new construction of residential properties. Ward 5 Council member Ron Hanson wanted to make note of the...

5 homes to benefit from city’s substandard housing program
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5 homes to benefit from city’s substandard housing program

Five properties in town will receive funding for home repairs thanks to Spencer’s new Substandard Housing Rehabilitation Program. The Spencer City Council last week approved 5-0 a resolution authorizing the acceptance of bids from contractors for work on the five properties. The combined amount awarded for the five bids is $122,475. Under the program, the...

City council notes: November 4, 2029
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City council notes: November 4, 2029

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics at its meeting on November 4. Council approves funding for 4 Renaissance Initiative grant applicants The council approved funding for four Renaissance Initiative fall grant applications. The organizations that received funding are: Grand Avenue Community Outreach, for community kitchen – $2,500 awarded ($2,500 requested) NW Iowa Soccer,...

Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County election results
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Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County election results

Here are the unofficial election results of last night’s Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County elections. Spencer MayorKevin Robinson – 1,055 votes (97.32%)Write-in – 29 votes (2.68%) City Council At-LargeLoren H. Reit – 724 votes (63.62%)Rich Prentice – 412 votes (36.2%)Write-in – 2 votes (0.18%) City Council Ward 2Bill Orrison – 106...

City council candidate profile: Duane Bates
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City council candidate profile: Duane Bates

Duane Bates wants to bring an approach of common sense decisions and fiscal responsibility to the Spencer City Council. Bates is on the ballot seeking the Ward 4 city council position. He was born in Spencer and has lived here for almost 50 years. He’s currently the safety director at The Arnold Group of Companies....

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