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The Elk River City Council has set a maximum property tax levy of $10 million for 2015, up 2.05 percent over this year. But the levy won’t be finalized until December and there’s a possibility the council will decide not to levy the full amount of $10,056,118. “I’m hoping that we can get it lower than [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor About half a million dollars a year is needed to pay for new stormwater requirements facing the city of Elk River, and Elk River City Council members have been considering how to cover that bill. Two options have emerged: Increase the property tax levy beginning in 2016 or establish a [...]

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The general manager of Zylstra Harley-Davidson in Elk River is the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for September. Mike Matter was honored at Monday’s City Council meeting. His recent charitable and volunteer work includes: •Supported the Elk River Fourth of July celebration by sponsoring and organizing event cleanup. •Helped raise funds for [...]

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A workshop is scheduled for food service establishments and food manufacturers and processors to learn about new regulations to reduce sewer system overflows associated with fats, oils and grease used in daily operations. The workshop will run from 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Elk River City Hall, Upper Town Conference Room, 13065 Orono Parkway. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River is submitting three road projects to be considered for funding by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The state has $25 million available statewide in Corridors of Commerce funding to pay for things like right of way acquisition, environmental studies and preliminary engineering. The primary intent is to prepare [...]

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Effective Oct. 1, the city of Elk River’s compost site drop-off hours will change to 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The compost site has experienced illegal dumping under the 24/7 accessibility, which has resulted in the decreased service hours. Use of the site is free for Sherburne County residents. The site is located near [...]

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The city of Elk River will host an open house on the Houlton Farm property acquisition from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 24, at Elk River City Hall Upper Town Conference Room, 13065 Orono Parkway. Topics covered will include: •How and when the city will acquire the property •Grant requirements for the property •A wildlife and [...]

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A car wash will be added to Ralphie’s Victory Lane at 13374 Highway 10 in Elk River. The Elk River City Council has approved a conditional use permit request by Brian Brehmer for the car wash. It will be built onto the east side of the building.

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