City of Sparta

Sparta aldermen put the brakes on a proposed plan Wednesday to help buy a downtown building for the Chamber of Commerce using COVID relief money after it became clear the guidelines for distributing the money are currently too vague. The city is receiving $1.03 million in American Recovery Act (ARA...

Mark Sund
As the City of Sparta grows, so does its cost of delivering services. According to Co-City Administrator/Treasurer Mark Sund, the city is in need of another full-time position in the parks department, is in the process of hiring another police officer and plans to have another street department...

The Sparta Chamber is considering the building at 110 E. Main St. for its new office. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
The City of Sparta could be using some of its $1.03 million in American Recovery Act (ARA) funds to settle a bid for the soon-to-be vacated Sparta Police Station. After putting out a request for proposals for the building located on East Oak Street in downtown Sparta, the city received two...
The Sparta Finance Committee will considering how to spend over $1 million it will be receiving through the federal CARES Act program when it meets Wednesday, July 7. According to Sparta Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning, the city is restricted spending the money in areas that were affected by the...
An expensive incident in one of Sparta’s parks has the city reconsidering its wild game trapping policy. The Finance Committee Wednesday approved paying a Sparta area woman for an emergency room visit after her young son stepped on a steel wild game trap that was placed in Amundson Park along the...

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