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The Linn Valley City Council held its bi-monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, with Mayor Cindy Smith presiding and all council members present.  

After a lengthy discussion, the council approved Ordinance No. 245 by a vote of four to one, with Council Member Michael Hemphill voting against the measure.  The ordinance establishes the requirements for connecting to the city’s Public Water System and the regulations for furnishing water to city residents.  Under this ordinance, all property owners with existing water and/or sewer tanks will be required, at their own expense, to make connection with the public water main.  The ordinance also stipulates that all existing water tanks must be decommissioned, also at the owner’s expense, and that removal and disposal of the tanks must be completed in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.  The connection fees will be set at a later date by resolution.  Further details concerning Ordinance No.245 can be found on the city’s website.

Codes Enforcement Officer Don Hastings reported that just four building permits were issued in January, with no permits issued for new residences. 

Public Safety Director Corey Murrison reported on Police Department activity in the city during the past month, including one arrest for Fleeing and Eluding, two arrests for Possession of Narcotics and one arrest for Criminal Possession of a Firearm.   There were five reports for Burglary Theft and two arrests made.  Murrison noted that the city’s new patrol car has been delivered and placed in service, and that the new car and body cameras have arrived and been installed.  

The fire department responded to four medical calls in Linn Valley; as well as, two medical calls and one grass fire in Miami County.  

City Clerk Karen Siffring presented the January 2023 Financial Report which included General Fund income of $363,912, including the first Ad Valorem/taxes check of $336,493.  Expenses for the month were $45,190.  The council voted to approve the payment of expense vouchers totaling $223,763 for the month of January.


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