Here is a wrap-up of the election filings in the Elk River area. Filings for many area offices opened May 22 and closed June 5. Four people run for open Elk River City Council seat in Ward 3 Four people are running for an open Ward 3 seat on the Elk River City Council. They [...]
The Otsego City Council hired its first Park and Recreation manager on Monday. Ross Demant, one of more than 50 applicants for the position, was selected after two rounds of interviews with two different panels. Demant has experience in recreation programming and a strong background in park maintenance and development. He will also serve as [...]
The Otsego City Council has authorized its public works department to complete improvements to the Beaudry Park drainage system next spring. Beaudry Park has an area in the southeast portion of the park between the trail and the adjacent home owners that floods with water coming from a runoff and sump pumps. The grading directs [...]
Rhonda Baack, the new executive director of the I-94 Chamber of Commerce, gave the Otsego City Council an update Nov. 14 about the funding program for the I-94 Corridor Coalition. The coalition has requested Otsego pay membership dues of $.50 per capita with the council previously requesting a financial report before paying the dues. Baack [...]
The Nov. 28 Otsego City Council meeting has been moved from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. due to the council holding a special planning work session to be held off site immediately following the meeting.
Otsego City Council approved a landscaping bid of $3,789.50 from Midwest Landscaping for the planned splash pad in the city’s Prairie Park. Eagle Scout candidate Aaron Dorvinen is taking on the landscaping for the splash pad project to earn his Eagle Scout designation, the highest rank Boy Scouts can achieve. Dorvinen is responsible to research, [...]
by Bob Grawey Staff writer Neighbors in one Otsego development say they have had enough. Since 2010, several homeowners in the city’s Island View Estates neighborhood have had to deal with flooded yards that have claimed gardens, trees, and even caused erosion for at least one homeowner. Residents spoke out at a public hearing concerning [...]