City of Columbus
Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter After holding a public hearing on a special meeting night Feb. 18, Columbus City Council members were unanimous in approving an abatement of city taxes on a total of 10 business properties that surround Interstate Highway 35 and State Highway 97 (County Highway 23) in ...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter The Columbus City Council will hold a public hearing this month on a possible plan for refunding a series of lease revenue bonds that have financed the city’s hold on some land for future commercial development. The city owns parcels totaling 45 acres of buildable la...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter The current Columbus City Council is not on board with extending the East Anoka County Regional Trail through the city. During the council’s Jan. 14 meeting, Councilman Bill Krebs said he believes residents would not get enough use or benefit from the bike and pedest...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus council members had reached consensus on a few reductions in a proposed budget for 2015, and they made some corresponding cuts in the city levy for next year since approving a preliminary levy before a county deadline Sept. 30. Outgoing council member Jessie M...Read More
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The Forest Lake area had a big year in 2014, with many stories capturing the public’s attention. Development projects came to the area, citizen groups got together to help set and protest policy, and schools posted gains even as the Forest Lake Area Schools facilities referendum failed. Read on fo...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus City Council members have received an update from Anoka County staff on roundabout plans for next summer at Broadway Avenue and Kettle River Boulevard. Projections from county staff last August were that all of Broadway could remain open through the constructi...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter The city of Columbus owns separate parcels of buildable land totaling 45 acres in its freeway corridor, and continuing debt service on the land has forced council members recently to set annual tax levies higher than they would prefer. In effort to alleviate that burde...Read More
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