Independence City Council
The Independence City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 13, voted to split with the city of Maple Plain the $13,750 cost of hiring a consultant to explore ways for the two cities to share services. Independence City Councilor Norm Wenck noted that the Maple Plain City Council had approved the same measure at i...Read More
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The Independence City Council, Tuesday, Dec. 16, approved a $2,385,780 final property tax levy for 2015 — an increase of 5.92 percent over the $2,252,514 city property tax levy for 2014. The council also approved a final 2015 general fund budget of $2,401,801 — an increase of 5.8 percent over th...Read More
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Independence Mayor Marvin Johnson brought before the Independence City Council on Monday, Nov. 17, a traffic issue relating to the Turner Road cartway that heads east from the Twin Cities Polo Club grounds. Johnson said an owner of land along the cartway is blocking it with logs and cement blocks. T...Read More
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Johnson family wanted event center in barn The Independence City Council took up a controversial request to turn a barn on the Johnson family farm at 6325 County Road 6 (Hilltop Farm) into an agriculture event center, and a crowd of neighbors gathered in the council chambers Tuesday, Oct. 28, to see...Read More
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Six single-family lots are planned Jim and Lynda Franklin began their plans for their Franklin Hills subdivision in Independence last fall by asking the Independence City Council to approve a final plat for two of six lots. Now the Franklins have decided to go ahead with all six lots. Franklin Hills...Read More
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Independence City Council caught in dispute  The Independence City Council is finding itself in the middle of a dispute between a couple who live on Lake Independence and two fire departments that want to burn down a house next door and give firefighters hands-on experience in the process. Mark and...Read More
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