Category: City Council

Proposed Spencer Arts District plans would fill Gary’s on the River, Hallmark building
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Proposed Spencer Arts District plans would fill Gary’s on the River, Hallmark building

McClure representatives returned to Spencer Wednesday to deliver a framework for establishing an arts and cultural district in the downtown area. McClure was hired by the city in August for $38,000 to develop an arts and culture plan, though discussions about bringing in the group began about a year ago. On Wednesday, Mickey Davis, a...

City council approves early phase of paving project; front yard parking permit process finalized
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City council approves early phase of paving project; front yard parking permit process finalized

The Spencer City Council last week approved a preliminary resolution that starts a special assessment process of a significant paving project that includes a stretch of 10th Avenue East. Brian Schmidt of Kruse, Cate and Nelson PC told the council the project has two parts. Part A is the reconstruction of 10th Avenue East from...

City council establishing process for front yard parking construction permits
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City council establishing process for front yard parking construction permits

The Spencer City Council on Monday approved the first filing of an ordinance requiring Spencer residents to apply for at least one permit if they want to install surface areas so they can continue to park in their front yards. In December, the council approved an amendment to city code that restricts front yard parking...

Spencer City Council notes: February 18, 2019
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Spencer City Council notes: February 18, 2019

Architect agreement for city hall remodeling and addition project approved The Spencer City Council on Monday approved an agreement pushing back the city’s possession date for its new city hall building and another agreement with the project’s architect. Spencer’s new city hall will be in the Northwest Bank building at 101 West Fifth Street. Northwest...

City Council: Nelson takes oath, murals now allowed
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City Council: Nelson takes oath, murals now allowed

Newly elected Ward 1 City Councilman Tom Nelson participated in his first meeting Monday. With fellow council member Steve Bomgaars filling in for Mayor Kevin Robinson, Nelson took the oath of office to assume the Ward 1 seat left vacant last year following the death of Frank Petska. Murals ordinance passes third, final filing After...

Spencer City Council notes: January 21, 2019
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Spencer City Council notes: January 21, 2019

The Spencer City Council took action on the following notable items during its January 21 meeting. City manager compensation increase approved The Spencer City Council on Monday night approved a $5,000 compensation increase for City Manager Amanda Mack. This increase brings Mack’s compensation to $120,000 per year effective January 1. According to an agenda item...

City Council passes second filing of murals amendment despite opposition
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City Council passes second filing of murals amendment despite opposition

Despite hearing from multiple downtown business owners and representatives of stakeholder organizations, the Spencer City Council on Monday passed a second filing of an ordinance that would allow murals. The ordinance amends city code to allow murals to be placed on the side or back outside wall of a commercial building, but not on the...

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