Thursday, January 24, 2013
Since opening in 2011, Spoon has racked up a lengthy list of serious police and fire infractions, including large fights, an incident with armed bouncers and repeated fire code violations.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Should city officials revoke the liquor license of a beleagured Apple Valley restaurant with a litany of serious police and fire infractions? Or do the restaurant owners deserve another chance to clean up their act? That's the question facing a divided Apple Valley City Council tonight. Last month, the council voted 3-2 to renew the liquor license of Spoon Fusion Cuisine for one month until the city and restaurant owners could hammer out a agreement that would address the problems facing the troubled business. That agreement is expected to come before the council today, for approval as part of a renewal of the restaurant's liquor license. In a presentation …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Acting Police Chief Jon Rechtzigel has been tapped for the permanent police chief job in Apple Valley.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Acting Apple Valley Police Chief Jon Rechtzigel has been tapped as the new permanent chief after former Chief Scott Johnson retired in December.
Acting Apple Valley Police Chief Jon Rechtzigel has been selected as the next permanent police chief for the city of Apple Valley, according to a Tuesday press release from the city. Rechtzigel, who was selected from among 39 candidates, has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience in Apple Valley, starting with the city as a patrol officer in 1987, the release says. Since then, he has served in positions including investigator/detective, sergeant, investigative sergeant and captain. He was appointed acting police chief in December following the retirement of Scott Johnson. Rechtzigel has a bachelor's degree in organizational development and communications from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in police leadership from …
Friday, January 6, 2012
It's likely that having fewer snowfalls also has reduced car crashes.
Although the lack of snow and cold yet this winter are leaving many Apple Valley residents unable to participate in their favorite winter activities, the warm temperatures have reduced the cost of snow and ice removal for the city, while simultaneously minimizing car accidents. “It has a lot of advantages,” said Apple Valley Public Works Director Todd Blomstrom, in reference to the unseasonable weather. “We’re saving money.” In 2011, the city spent approximately $330,000 of its $357,000 snow and ice removal budget, said Blomstrom and Public Works Superintendent Mike Glewwe, leaving about $27,000 in excess funds for the Apple Valley City Council to decide how to use. In 2010, however, the city overspent its $359,000 budget by $42,000. These…