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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz presented the proclamation Monday to Marilyn Schroeder, of Elk River, representing the Daughters of the American Revolution, Anoka Chapter. Sept. 17 was the 227th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution.
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 [...]
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.
• Each challenged three more people by Jim Boyle Editor Before tackling the latest budget discussions, members of the Elk River City Council did the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. They were all challenged by a fellow council member Paul Motin who had already made good on a challenge issued to him. Each council member [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council has taken another step toward silencing train horns in the city, by determining how to pay the estimated $1.35 million cost of the “quiet zone” project. With the financing nailed down, Mayor John Dietz asked during Tuesday’s City Council meeting if quiet zones would be [...]