City of Columbus
Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus council members at their March 18 meeting approved a bid for asphalt sealcoating and crack sealing in 2015 that will keep the city about $5,000 below its budget for the project. When city staff found just one sealed bid to be opened at the deadline, they learn...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Temperatures are rising, but the city of Columbus is already planning for removal of next winter’s snowfall as council members voted 4-1 Feb. 25 to order a new, single-axle truck and plow that were planned for this year’s public works budget. The city will get the ...Read More
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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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