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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: October 7, 2019
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City council notes: October 7, 2019

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics at its meeting on October 7. Council approves recommended zoning code changes The Spencer City Council approved a list of zoning code changes as recommended in the economic development strategic plan developed by Toyer Strategic Consulting in January.  The council held a public hearing and followed that...

City council notes: August 19, 2019
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City council notes: August 19, 2019

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics at its meeting on Monday, August 19. City council election papers now available Spencer residents interested in running for mayor or one of three city council seats up on the November 5 ballot can file nomination papers as of Monday, August 26. Offices on the ballot are...

Homeowner facing demolition speaks out
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Homeowner facing demolition speaks out

Steve Knittel wants two things. “One is to be left alone and the other is justice,” he said as he stood inside the mudroom of his home at 100 East First Street. For Knittel, those two wants are related. The city has sought a court order that would deem his home a substandard and unsafe...

Iowa Finance Authority and Farmers Trust & Savings Bank announce preferred loan officers
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Iowa Finance Authority and Farmers Trust & Savings Bank announce preferred loan officers

Submitted press release The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) announced that both Farmers Bank real estate lenders, Rita Hoffman and Ryan Davelaar, were among a total of 42 lenders and Realtors to earn IFA’s 2018 Preferred Partner designation. IFA Preferred Partners are experts for Iowa home buyers seeking assistance with the homeownership process and are expertly...

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