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SV to begin street work

SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Streets are going to see some improvements with the city council passing resolutions for street work this week.

The project will include removing the brick and concrete along the south side of Spring Valley City Bank and patchwork on Dakota Street in front of McDonald's. The resolutions were for appropriating $44,500, $52,000 and $40,000 from the motor fuel tax funds for street improvements.

In other business, Mayor Cliff Banks, along with Spring Valley Police Chief Kevin Sangston, urged people not to hang up when calling 911 just because an operator doesn’t answer right away. When people call 911, it goes to the Princeton Police station, which houses BuEComm.

If the system is having a high call volume and an operator doesn’t answer within five or six, then it is transferred to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

It may take a few rings, but the call will be answered. Banks raised the issue after receiving complaints from a citizen who called several times, but hung up when no one answered quickly.

In other action at this week's city council meeting:

• There was a public hearing prior to the meeting to continue discussion about electrical aggregation. A meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday to continue discussion on the subject.

• The council authorized the fire chief to enter into an agreement with Pierce Manufacturing for a non-walk-in rescue truck at a cost of $240,222. Council members also authorized the mayor and city clerk to execute a loan agreement with Spring Valley City Bank for $140,222 at a 2.27 percent interest rate. The loan will be for seven years, with annual payments of $21,626 from the fire protection fund.

• Fireworks are scheduled for July 3 at the recommendation of the police chief.

• The council approved the Spring Valley Business Revitalization Grant for non-tax increment financing district businesses.

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