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Golf carts, ATVs approved for Valley Falls city streets

An ordinance allowing nonregistered vehicles on city streets was passed by the Valley Falls City Council Oct. 19, but a number of restrictions apply.

October 31st, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Valley Falls officials strive to legalize the ‘Gordon Affect’

Valley Falls city officials spent an hour Oct. 5 trying to decide how to let anyone 13 and older drive practically any motorized conveyance on city streets without running afoul of the law.

October 18th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Valley Falls City Council mute on building offer; wants ATVs legal

Frank Shrimplin returned to city hall Sept. 21 to see if there was any interest in buying the building he offered to finance at the last meeting, but the council was mute on the subject.

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in County,Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Building owner has another suggestion for Valley Falls city hall

If Valley Falls officials want a new city hall location, the council now has a second alternative to look at.

September 19th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Valley Falls City Council gets lesson in public banking, finance

Kendall State Bank President and CEO Jayne Coleman visited the mayor and city council at their Aug. 17 meeting explaining the procedures and laws when it comes to the deposit of public funds.

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

No tax increase as Valley Falls poised for big projects

Valley Falls residents will see no increase in their ad valorem tax on the budget submitted by the city council this week. However, a couple of projects being discussed will use reserve funds.

August 15th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Valley Falls officials schooled in municipal finance

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The Valley Falls City Council members were schooled July 20 in municipal finance.

August 1st, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Financing projects next on Valley Falls agenda

by Clarke Davis The recession has cost the city of Valley Falls $80,500 in lost valuation, administrator Chris Channell told the mayor and council when they met July 6. Channell had just received the estimated figures from the county that will be used to establish next year’s budget. The lower valuation figure will mean a […]

July 18th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Residents question the need for attorney at Oskaloosa city meetings

by Dennis Sharkey Oskaloosa Mayor Mike Boyd said last week that many residents are expressing concerns about attorneys Mike and Jan Hayes at city council meetings. Boyd brougt the issue up before the council approved a new contract with Hayes & Hayes for attorney services. The contract pays the firm $6,000 a year for 10 […]

May 31st, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Linn Street next big project for city of Valley Falls

by Clarke Davis Rebuilding Linn Street from Highway K-16 to 19th Street will be such a big expense, Valley Falls Mayor Charles Stutesman worries that the rest of the streets will fall into decline because of it. As three council members pondered letting street bids for this year at the May 18 meeting, the mayor […]

May 31st, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

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