Government

Scandia can probably hold onto a $200,000 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources grant while customizing its boat launch project to preserve the area’s rural character, according to the Friends of the Log House Landing. On Wednesday, Sept. 3, the group presented a counterproposal to elected officials and staff of the city of Scandia and Carnelian-Marine-St. [...]

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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter While Columbus continues to study other future options for police patrol, the council members voted 4-1 Aug. 27 to approve a one-year extension for the city’s agreement with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department. The county will receive $299,283 in the service year 2015 for its coverage of Columbus, including $225,003 for [...]

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The Scandia City Council voted 4-0 to certify a maximum 2015 levy of approximately $2.23 million, a 2.1 percent increase over the current year. Council Member Jim Schneider was absent from the meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3. Between Sept. 30, when the maximum levy must be certified with the Washington County auditor, and Dec. 31, when [...]

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The Wyoming City Council tabled a decision on an agreement with BKV Group to complete a comprehensive plan to study all city facilities and anticipated long-range space utilization. The cost is not to exceed $9,700. In June 2012, the firm completed a feasibility study that considered the existing space in the city hall and police [...]

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After hearing the thoughts of many residents before a packed house on Sept. 8, the Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 to take the next steps in bringing a YMCA to town. However, Councilwoman Susan Young, the potential swing vote on the project, told the audience that the decision doesn’t necessarily mean the project is [...]

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The Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 on Sept. 8 to start the official process of issuing bonds to pay for a $9 million share in bringing a YMCA to the city. However, potential swing voter on the project Susan Young assured residents that the final approval of a deal is not yet a sure thing. [...]

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