Elk River City Council
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor It’s official. The Houlton Farm in Elk River now belongs to the city and will be protected as a new conservation area. The Trust for Public Land closed on the deal Dec. 16 and then conveyed the land to the city. The city plans to open it to the public [...]...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Beginning in February or March, Elk River residents will see a new fee on their utility bills. The storm water utility fee will cover the cost of the city complying with new storm water requirements. The Elk River City Council approved establishing the fee Dec. 15. Th...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River will look internally for its next police chief. The Elk River City Council made that determination Monday. Police Chief Brad Rolfe is retiring Dec. 30. Mayor John Dietz and council members Paul Motin, Barb Burandt and Stewart Wilson all favored an internal p...Read More
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With Pinewood Golf Course tied up in litigation, the Elk River City Council has voted to lay off the golf course superintendent. In a memo to the council, City Administrator Cal Portner said with the litigation expected to continue through the 2015 golf season, “there is no need to maintain staffi...Read More
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The Elk River City Council has approved a bid of $229,392 to refurbish the fire department’s ladder truck. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said in a memo to the council that the truck was built in 1990 and is still in great working condition. A replacement truck would cost more than $1 million, he s...Read More
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Two people have been reappointed to city boards by the Elk River City Council. Louise Kuester was reappointed to the Elk River Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Her new term ends Dec. 31, 2019. Kuester is a retired school counselor who has served on the Elk River Planning Commission, Elk River Ci...Read More
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Elk River Council Members Paul Motin and Stewart Wilson have been recognized as their terms come to an end. Mayor John Dietz presented them with plaques Monday at the last City Council meeting of the year, followed by cake during a recess in the meeting. Motin has served on the City Council since 19...Read More
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An active United Way volunteer has been named Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for December. Patti Hetrick was honored at Monday’s City Council meeting. Mayor John Dietz read her accomplishments and presented her with a plaque. Hetrick is a Sherburne County United Way board member and serves o...Read More
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