Government

BY ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS The Rockford City Council focused its meeting on the high water and wastewater rates, which residents had expressed concern about during a town hall meeting two weeks ago. The council discussed different options they could choose from that would make residents happy and to also lower the deficit in [...]

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The city of Independence has joined the city of Medina in crafting an amended ordinance that requires watercraft operators to drive slowly and produce no wake during periods of high water on all of Lake Independence. The current ordinance has been in place for a number of years. It calls for slow watercraft speeds and [...]

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The Corcoran City Council on Thursday, Sept. 11, approved a preliminary property tax levy for 2015 of $3,317,568, up by $210,868 from the $3,106,700 property tax levy for 2014. This is a 6.8 percent increase. This was the third time that city councilors discussed the 2015 property tax levy and general fund budget at a [...]

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The Maple Grove City Council ended up approving directing staff to draft an ordinance for the rezoning and directing the city attorney to draft a resolution to approve the planned unit development (PUD) concept and development stage plan for the Stonegate at Rush Creek project after much discussion during its Monday, Sept. 15 meeting. The [...]

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Final budget and levy set to be approved Dec. 16 by CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners recently voted to approve its maximum 2015 property tax levy and budget, precursors to a final adoption set for mid-December. During the board’s meeting Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Hennepin County Government Center [...]

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The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters will host candidate forums for upcoming area elections in the cities of Maple Grove and Osseo. All candidate forums are conducted between Sept. 16 and Oct. 2, which is at least 30 days prior to the general election. The general election is Tuesday, [...]

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Phil Leith has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Maple Grove City Council. Leith is a 27-year Maple Grove resident and homeowner. He lives with his wife Beth, and sons Eric and Thane. He is the owner of Leith Sourcing, a specialty chemical sales agency headquartered in Maple Grove. Leith currently volunteers much of [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers The Dayton City Council reviewed the details of a new development proposed to be built across from Dayton City Hall. During the city council meeting, the council and staff also established a tax increment financing district with Liberty Property Trust for Witch Industrial Park located just north of Interstate [...]

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