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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: 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,...

Here’s who is running for Spencer City Council and other Clay County elections
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Here’s who is running for Spencer City Council and other Clay County elections

The Clay County Auditor’s office this week released the names that will appear on ballots November 5 as voters participate in city and school elections. City of Spencer MayorKevin Robinson (incumbent) City Council Ward 2William Orrison (incumbent) City Council Ward 4Donavon WunschelDuane Bates City Council At-LargeRich Prentice (incumbent)Loren H. Reit City Council Ward 3 (to...

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...

Hearing scheduled for  Southside Grill liquor license status
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Hearing scheduled for Southside Grill liquor license status

A judge will hear arguments later this month that could determine whether Southside Grill retains its liquor license. The Spencer City Council denied Southside Grill’s liquor license renewal in June citing evidence from law enforcement that Southside Grill’s employees had served alcohol to minors and intoxicated individuals and that dancers there had exposed their nipples...

Spencer City Council opposes property tax legislation
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Spencer City Council opposes property tax legislation

The Spencer City Council approved a resolution Monday stating the city’s opposition to proposed state legislation that would limit cities’ and counties’ increase in property tax revenue to 2% per year. At the Eggs and Issues form Sunday, area state legislators defended their support of the legislation. Many Republican state representatives, including Megan Jones of...

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...

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