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Weather pressures spur street project

With early snow flurries already throwing a wrench in the works, contractors for the Velva Main Street project are putting the hammer down, trying to beat winter’s seasonal arrival.

Posted 10/20/09 (Tue) read more »

Pushing ahead the paving

Rain and freezing temperatures have slowed progress on Velva’s Main Street project, but contractors at Tuesday morning’s meeting are pushing ahead nonetheless.

Posted 10/13/09 (Tue) read more »

City tackles issues

As Velva City Commissioners approved several applications from local businesses at the regular meeting, they also heard from a distressed parent concerning the parking and traffic problems near the Velva High School.

Posted 10/13/09 (Tue) read more »

City meets with health department

City officials had an early start on Tuesday morning conducting several meetings before work, all pertaining to the Main Street project. The city commissioners and the city engineer met with Gary Berreth of the N.D. Department of Health, and Cory Schmaltz, manager of Farmers Union Oil in Velva.

Posted 10/06/09 (Tue) read more »

Former Aggie named to Clemson HOF

Rob Bodine is a native of Velva and played football for the Aggies his senior year of high school. He was inducted into the Clemson Tigers Hall of Fame last month, joining such alumni as Super Bowl winning players William “Refrigerator” Perry, Chicago, and Jim Stuckey, San Francisco. Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The following article is from the university.

Posted 9/29/09 (Tue) read more »

Underground work picking up

With a new company on site to handle the remaining underground work, Keller Paving says Velva’s Main Street project is already moving faster. Gibb and Sons, Fargo, is now the only subcontractor working on the project’s water and sewer lines, according to Dustin Keller of Keller Paving.

Posted 9/29/09 (Tue) read more »

Work plugging along

As frustration mounts among drivers, pedestrians and business owners, work on Velva’s Main Street project picks up the pace. Somewhat.

Posted 9/22/09 (Tue) read more »

Commission tackles project delays

Following the news that the Main Street project will probably not be completed until next spring, Velva City Commissioners spent most of last Monday’s meeting addressing issues connected to the project. The commission started the meeting by approving sale of the General Obligation bonds to provide funding for the project. They also passed a resolution to obtain loan funds from the State

Posted 9/15/09 (Tue) read more »

Robberies appear solved

The recent robberies and vandalism incidents that have plagued Velva and surrounding communities appear to have been solved.

Posted 9/01/09 (Tue) read more »

More delays for street project

The original deadline for Velva’s Main Street project was October 17. Now, that date is a wistful wish, gone with the wind, as wet weather and snafus pushed that date back two weeks.

Posted 9/01/09 (Tue) read more »