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The cost of dredging the outlet for Lake Independence is expected to amount to $277,000, with the cities of Independence and Medina, the Lake Independence Citizens Association and Three Rivers Park District picking up the tab. Independence resident Jerry Wise reported this information to the Independence City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 22. Wise is Independence’s liaison […]

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The Independence City Council Tuesday, Dec. 11, approved a final General Fund budget for 2013 of $2,187,672 — up by $76,687 from the 2012 General Fund budget of $2,110,985. This is a 3.63 percent increase. Mayor Marvin Johnson said he was pleased that Independence was able to keep its budget relatively flat. However, he added […]

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The Independence City Council Tuesday, Nov. 27, approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) that will enable the nonprofit organization Hold Your Horses to engage in animal assisted therapy at 6824 County Road 6. The City Council also took up other business. Here are some meeting highlights. ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY City Planner Mark Kaltsas explained that […]

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John Uran has had his property at 8790 Highway 12 in Independence up for sale for two months, and has been fielding two to six phone calls a day from people wanting to do something with the property. The catch is the Agricultural zoning that limits the uses to which the property can be put. […]

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“We’re all smart enough to know that you don’t pay your mortgage out of your savings account. You have to have a sustained revenue stream,” said Delano School Board Chair Amy Johnson. Yet Delano Public Schools has been doing this for the past couple of years, she said, as she spoke before the Independence City […]

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The Twin Cities Polo Club Tuesday, Sept. 25, got approval from the Independence City Council for organizations to hold a limited number of non-horse related special events at the club, located at 6755 Turner Road in Independence. The City Council also took up other business at its regular meeting. Here are some meeting highlights.   […]

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