Independence City Council
Study offers cost-effective ideas  The cost of improving water quality in lakes Independence and Sarah is looming like a dark cloud over cities in the Pioneer Sarah Creek Watershed District, including Independence, Loretto, Medina and Greenfield. A cleanup plan for each lake — called a total maxi...Read More
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The Independence City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 25, decided to support the city of Maple Plain on the issue of proposed alignments for a regional trail between Baker Park and Carver Park. The council now is waiting to review a joint resolution by the two cities before it is sent to the Three Rivers Par...Read More
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The Independence City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 11, approved a seven-year contract with Randy’s Environmental Services for single-sort residential recycling. Contacted after the meeting, City Administrator Toni Hirsch said the contract will save the city money, and as a result, will save taxpayers mo...Read More
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City working with Maple Plain on ideas A committee from the cities of Independence and Maple Plain has been looking at potential ways for sharing services, and now the issue is in the hands of the two city administrators, Toni Hirsch and Tessia Melvin. The Independence City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 14...Read More
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To the Editor: I am sure that most of you have read the Independence City Council and Planning Commission meeting minutes about the number of dogs on my property. In the 10 years that I have owned these dogs I have only had one official complaint about barking which occurred on Aug. 8. I had [...]...Read More
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Peterson to ‘re-home’ six Welsh Corgis by Sept. 1  Deborah Peterson’s four-month quest to keep her nine Welsh Corgi dogs in a private kennel ended Tuesday, Dec. 17, when the Independence City Council denied her application for the required conditional use permit. She now must get the number o...Read More
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The Independence City Council, Tuesday, Dec. 10, approved a final property tax levy of $1,979,806 to pay for the majority of the city’s general fund operating expenses in 2014 — a 2.12 percent increase over the $1,928,794 general fund levy for 2013. The council also approved a $197,210 property ...Read More
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