Category: City Council

City manager sees arts and culture facility plan as possible economic driver, downtown spark
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City manager sees arts and culture facility plan as possible economic driver, downtown spark

City manager Amanda Mack was visiting a Spencer farmers market last Saturday where she met an artist selling the paintings she creates out of her home’s side bedroom. The woman told Mack she heard about the farmers market and thought it would be a great place to start selling her paintings. Mack asked her whether...

Spencer City Council July 16 meeting notes
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Spencer City Council July 16 meeting notes

Two residences to be rehabbed under city program The Spencer City Council on Monday approved awarding bids for contractors for two properties as part of the Spencer Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program. Under the program, property owners who may not have the financial resources to rehabilitate their homes are able to do so. The city is...

Police chief clears confusion about fireworks use in Spencer
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Police chief clears confusion about fireworks use in Spencer

Fireworks sales in Spencer are causing confusion about whether it’s legal to discharge fireworks in the city, Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton told the city council at Monday’s meeting. Warburton reiterated that the use of first class consumer fireworks is illegal within the Spencer city limits even though it’s not illegal to sell or purchase...

Grow Spencer hopes to tap into community philanthropy for projects
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Grow Spencer hopes to tap into community philanthropy for projects

The Grow Spencer Commission has honed in on two focuses for its task of recommending ways to spur community growth. The commission, which met Monday afternoon, held its first meeting last month. Mayor Kevin Robinson made establishing the commission a priority during his successful 2016 campaign. “The two main focuses are the economic growth of...

Spencer mayor happy to see Eaton building filled
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Spencer mayor happy to see Eaton building filled

Spencer Mayor Kevin Robinson is happy to see the former Eaton building in Spencer won’t sit empty. At Monday evening’s Spencer City Council meeting, Robinson issued a welcome to Syngenta, which last week announced it will be partnering with Pivot Point Spencer to use the facility as a seed distribution center. “It’s exciting to see...

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