Category: City Council

Plan aims for hundreds of new jobs, housing units in Spencer
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Plan aims for hundreds of new jobs, housing units in Spencer

Spencer’s new economic development plan sets the ambitious goals of adding hundreds of new jobs and housing units. The Spencer City Council on Monday approved a resolution to implement the local economic development plan developed by Toyer Strategic Consulting that seeks to create new, high-quality jobs and expand the local population. The plan’s goals, determined...

Spencer City Council approves 1st filing of commercial building murals ordinance
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Spencer City Council approves 1st filing of commercial building murals ordinance

Commercial building owners in Spencer could soon be allowed to have murals commissioned for their buildings. On Monday, the Spencer City Council unanimously approved the first filing of an ordinance that would allow murals to be placed on the side or back outside walls of commercial buildings. Murals wouldn’t be allowed on the building’s primary...

City council votes against changing golf course board member residency requirement
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City council votes against changing golf course board member residency requirement

A majority of Spencer City Council members on Monday night voted against making a change to Spencer Municipal Golf Course Board member residency requirements that would have allowed some board members to serve without living in Spencer. Golf course board members must live within the city of Spencer, but the board had requested the council...

City council gives manager more power over employee salary increases
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City council gives manager more power over employee salary increases

The Spencer City Council on Monday night approved a resolution that gives the city manager more power over employee salary increases and changes vacation benefits from annual to monthly accrual. Council members voted unanimously to approve the resolution and make both changes to the city’s employee handbook to reflect the new policies. With the changes,...

City council approves new city logo, website redesign
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City council approves new city logo, website redesign

Spencer is going through a rebranding – and the city’s going to have a redesigned website to match. At Monday’s city council meeting, proposals for the work from F8 Creative and Emagine, both Spencer businesses, were approved. F8 Creative will develop a branding package, including a logo, for the city, while Emagine will update the...

City Council notes: December 3 meeting
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City Council notes: December 3 meeting

The Spencer City Council took action on or discussed the following items at its December 3 meeting.   Parking ordinances filed 3rd and final time The City Council approved the third filings of ordinances placing restrictions on parking in yards. One ordinance restricts the number of accessory vehicles allowed to be parked in yards, while...

City Council notes: Nov. 19 meeting
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City Council notes: Nov. 19 meeting

The Spencer City Council took action on the following items at its Nov. 19 meeting. City contribution for Jobs Trust loans approved The Spencer City Council approved the a $9,000 contribution from the city for two loans approved last month by the Spencer Area Jobs Trust Board for two growing Spencer businesses, Midwest Woodworks and Custom...

Spencer commercial air discussion continues
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Spencer commercial air discussion continues

Spencer and its economic development partners continue to look into whether scheduled commercial flights could return to the Northwest Iowa Regional Airport. Last week, at a city finance and personnel committee meeting, City Manager Amanda Mack said she was looking for direction on whether the city should to continue to explore and research its options....

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