The Valentine City Council met Thursday evening for their regular monthly meeting.
The highlight of the meeting was the selection of a power company to possibly supply the city’s electric power. During executive session, the council discussed their options and after coming out of the session, they state that further negotiations will continue with Heartland Consumers Power District of Madison, South Dakota. Choosing to go out in the open market for power looks to save the city a considerable amount of money over the next 10 year period.
In other news, the council approved the economic development program loan to Lanell Graham and Renee Taylor for $31,000 each to purchase a building for their physical rehab business. The loans are for 15 years at 4% interest.
No action was taken on free dump days or the request by the Fish Hatchery to tie into the city’s sewer system. The council approved the Valentine Rotary Club’s request to put a bridge across the Minnechaduza Creek at the east end of the city park, and approved the stop sign change at 9th and Queen and 10th and Queen Streets. The east-west stop signed will be replaced by north-south stop signs at the two intersections.