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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Among its business at the Oct. 13 City Council meeting, Otsego voted to forward about 140 delinquent utility accounts that total around $103,000 to the county for collection through property-tax bills. According to Council documents, the city sends utility bills on the 15th with a due date of the 8th, [...]

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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council approved its preliminary 2015 budget at the Sept. 22 meeting after acknowledging residential property taxes will go down as a result of higher-than-expected growth. The council recognized the city’s sound management practices and commitment to keeping any levy increase lower than 4 percent. “That means property [...]

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• If chosen, MinnMed would have plans for  greenhouse operation by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Sept. 22 Otsego City Council meeting included a presentation about the plans of Minnesota Medical Solutions, LLC, to apply for one of two medical-cannabis cultivation licenses the state will issue and if successful, to locate the growing facility in Otsego. [...]

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• 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 [...]

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• 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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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• 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, [...]

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