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The land at Webster Park will have a new owner soon

SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley will soon become owners of the land that Webster Park sits on.

During Monday night’s Spring Valley City Council meeting, City Attorney Michael Andreoni explained that recently Marililly Blumm and family decided to donate the land to Spring Valley.

“Webster Park has been a part of Spring Valley for as long as I can remember, but the land has never been ours,” said Andreoni.

At the request of Blumm, the park will be renamed Nolles Park in honor of her family.

The council approved an ordinance that allows the city to accept the land donation from the family.

In other news:

• Three committees met last week on Oct. 4. Alderman Deb Baltikauski updated the council on the Legislative Committee meeting. She said that curb cutting regulations were discussed.

Also, building permits were discussed as well as the job description of the building inspector. Building permits are required when a structure is altered or enlarged. Baltikauski reminded the alderman that they need to keep a close eye on their wards to make sure there is compliance with this rule.

• Last month the council discussed the future of block parties. The Legislative Committee discussed this and decided that block parties can continue as is since there have been no problems with them.

It was also brought to the Legislative Committee’s attention that there are inconsistencies between  the land development codes and city ordinances. This, along with some concerns that the fire chief has, will be discussed during the next Legislative Committee meeting which will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23.

• The Water and Sewer Committee also met on Oct. 4. Alderman Dave Pellegrini said that the storm sewer work at the wastewater treatment plant will begin this week. Also, the Reverse Osmosis Upgrade was discussed. The committee is requesting a timeline for the work that will be completed.

• The Public Health and Safety Committee also met to discuss the building inspector’s findings to date. Mike Argubright has completed inspections on 25 buildings to date. The committee expressed concerns that many owners are not responding to Argubright’s calls. The city will send out letters to property owners. Argubright and the committee will also be walking around downtown to look at property.

• The council approved  the low bid of $123,370.98 from Advanced Asphalt for the Wolfer Industrial Park road and the low bid of $85,976.73 also from Advanced Asphalt for the 2017 Street Maintenance Program.

The low bid from Putnam County Painting in the amount of $10,540 was approved for the painting of a building located at 126 E. St. Paul Street.

• Trick-or-treat hours were set for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

• The board approved the Santas on the Run 5K and 1 mile walk that will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 25. The event is sponsored by the Spring Valley Boosters with all proceeds to benefit the Hall Township Food Pantry.

The next scheduled meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the council chambers.

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