Council approves EDA loan,
hears department updates
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 3:24 AM
Tasked with a light agenda, the Spring Valley City Council met for a short meeting on June 23.
The first order of business was to review the Economic Development Authority's (EDA) recommended revolving loan of $23,400 for Jenn Slifka, owner of Chateau de Chic.
The loan was approved with no discussion.
The council then heard reports from several city department heads.
The new bathrooms at South Park are completed with the final details completed last week, according to parks and rec director John Fenske.
"Well, we've got a few street closures right at the moment; got a few projects going on," joked maintenance supervisor Chad Hindt, as the crew from Doyle Conner began the downtown street project that morning, leaving the one-way section of Broadway Avenue closed.
Hindt and his crew will be replacing street signs around the city that have been tipped, bent and knocked over.
Jenny Simon addressed the council at her first meeting as library department head recapping the great turnout for the first Paws to Read! summer program. Seventy kids and 30 adults came to learn dog safety from local proprietor Carla Ladd and her dog, Vixen.
"Things are going well, I'm getting my feet a little more firmly planted and getting things figured out," Simon reported. "I'm finding my way around, learning the system and meeting a lot of new people."
Due to the availability of volunteers, city administrator Deb Zimmer informed the council the painting of the community center will be moved back a week, beginning on June 30 with hopes of completing the project by July 3.
She gave a special thank you to Bruce Kraut for the donation of sod by the South Park bathroom and Jayson Smith for the donation of the restroom signs.
Councilmember Todd Jones explained the concrete from this year's street projects is piled by the industrial park until it can be crushed. Once it is crushed they will be able to reuse the product in future street projects, saving the city money.
The next council meeting Wednesday, July 16, at 5:30 with a council work session scheduled after the regular meeting.