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Spring Valley: Dam Days parking changes told to Spring Valley Village board

SPRING VALLEY--Temporary parking arrangements for Dam Days were made at this month's Spring Valley Village Board meeting.

Village President Marsha Brunkhorst reviewed the options discussed for parking during the celebration. Miron Construction proposed moving the entire building site, which would cost the village around $3,000.

The alternative is to move their equipment so more parking spots would be available. The board agreed with Brunkhorst, who said, "we aren't going to incur any costs to make way for Dam Days parking," and the circumstances were for this one-time project.

In other business:

The board approved a per-household fee for blacktopping the alley between McKay and Newman avenues north of N. Second Street. The decision modifies the existing charge by footage fee and the board emphasized the decision applies only to the alley.

Jeff Schafer asked to purchase a small triangle of property south of the property he recently purchased from the village. Schafer agreed to the price of $529. Village Administrator Rita Goveronski will notify the parties who had expressed an interest in planting a garden on the site. The resident has not planted on the site and will lose the right to garden there.

Jeff Marquardt gave updates on projects by Cedar Corporation of Menomonie, village engineering firm, at the wastewater treatment plant, Newman Avenue and the water booster station. The board approved pay requests for Miron, Dirtworks and related engineering costs.

The local chamber of commerce request for a fireworks permit was approved, as was the First Bank of Baldwin's request to close Third Street for the annual customer appreciation days in September. That approval was made contingent on receipt of a hold harmless agreement.

Maintenance costs for the village's "flower truck" were recently paid and donations will be sought to offset the costs of maintaining the flowers in the business district.

A short discussion took place about Jim Wenum's $15,000 Community Development Block Grant. Options to recover the funds included co-ownership of the mortgage, foreclosure, condemnation and placement on the public tax rolls. The issue was tabled until August.

The board entered closed session and adjourned after returning to open session.