• Drainage corrections being added to city’s tennis, basketball courts by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council moved quickly through its Aug. 25 meeting agenda, approving a $13,000 contract to fix drainage issues at Zimmer Farm and Beaudry Meadows parks and resurface the Zimmer tennis court. The city noted water infiltration and dirt [...]
• City’s credit rating advances one step by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council approved at its Aug. 11 meeting several applications the Kaleidoscope Charter School needed to proceed with its plan to build a 29,600-square-foot expansion at its location on Kalland Ave. The approvals included utility easements, the plat and plans for [...]
The close of the candidacy filing period for Otsego City Council brought a total of four people to the running for two four-year terms. Challengers Patrick Brink and Paul Bolin will run against incumbents Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald in the Nov. 4 election. The newly elected officials take office early in 2015.
About a week into the candidacy filing period for Otsego City Council – as of midmorning Aug. 7 – four people have submitted affidavits to run for the two seats expiring at the end of 2014. Incumbents Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald will be challenged by Patrick Brink and Paul Bolin. Council members are elected [...]
Election season kicks off in Otsego as the candidacy filing period opens for two City Council seats that expire at the end of 2014, those of Councilmembers Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald. Potential candidates may submit an affidavit for candidacy to the city between July 29 and Aug. 12. Voters will choose the next representatives [...]
• Mattamy Homes projects 50 homes a year on 156-acre plat by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council approved at its July 14 meeting a new Mattamy Homes housing development named Boulder Creek at a site south of 78th Street, north of 70th Street (Highway 37) and west of Quaday Avenue. The site, [...]
The Otsego City Council has agreed to add a rolling security gate to the front desk at the Prairie Center. During reconstruction, it was thought that a gate would not be necessary, as a staff member would always be present when the facility is open. Concerns have been raised that during commission and council [...]
by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing Writer Otsego City Council members received an update on right-of-way negotiations with property owners affected by the 70th Street expansion project at their regular meeting on March 24. City Attorney Andrew MacArthur told the council that the owners of the 20 parcels requiring right-of-way acquisition have received written offers. Most acquisitions [...]