Archive - Apr 3, 2012 - News Article
The Valley City City Commission explored the possibility of loaning itself $1 million from the Public Works department for permanent flood protection funding Monday night.
â€śThe immediate need is from May to the end of August when these buyouts will occur,â€ť said Commissioner Matt Pedersen. â€śThe ball is in motion, and I would like to see us come to an agreement that weâ€™re willing to borrow the million and in parallel, research the various mechanisms to pay it back.â€ť
Heavy black smoke resulted from an outside fire at Harvâ€™s Welding on 10th Street Southwest 10:40 a.m. Monday morning in Valley City. Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath said welding work was being done on a box attached to a truck, and rubber in the bottom ignited, causing minor damage to the box.
Some protest was heard over the impending Ninth Avenue Northwest reconstruction project Monday night, and the Valley City City Commission vowed to do what they could to make it right.
â€śI think the assessment is unfair,â€ť Ninth Avenue homeowner Mike Bresnahan told the commission. â€śIn my case, the amount being assessed is about $21,000. The amounts are ridiculous relative to the values of the homes.â€ť