Elk River City Council

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Plans are moving ahead to turn the Houlton Farm in Elk River into a publicly owned conservation area, despite a concern about hunting regulations. The Elk River City Council voted 4-1 Monday to approve a donation agreement between The Trust for Public Land and the city. The Trust for Public [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two options have emerged for signs that will guide people in and around Elk River in the coming decades. The Elk River City Council considered the two plans Monday before directing consulting firm Visual Communications to report back with an estimate of the cost of the signs under both options [...]

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Aaron Surratt has been sworn in as the Elk River Fire Department’s first deputy chief of operations. Mayor John Dietz administered the oath of office to Surratt at Monday’s City Council meeting. Surratt is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department’s on-call firefighting force. Prior to Elk River, Surratt worked with the West [...]

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Teri Ann Flatland, of Elk River, has been appointed to the Elk River Energy City Commission as the school representative. Her term runs through Feb. 28, 2017. She was appointed by the City Council. Flatland works as a curriculum coordinator at Salk Middle School in Elk River.

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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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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.

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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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