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Posted on: January 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Council Meeting Recap - January 18, 2022

City Council Meeting Recap (4)Did you miss the Tuesday, January 18 Elk River City Council meeting? No worries - here's a recap:

  • The city and county are partnering with Arvig to extend broadband fiber to two areas with nearly 250 properties currently underserved by high speed internet. 
  • The council authorized a study to find current and future needs for athletic fields to aid in future development.
  • Approved submission of the most recent Pay Equity Report, a state mandate that ensures the city pay structure has no gender-based pay inequities.
  • Approved the first collective bargaining agreement with the police department captains.
  • Introduced two new employees, Permit Technician Dawn Robertson, and Assistant Facility Supervisor Billy Hunter.
  • Mayor Dietz presented his Volunteer of the Month Award to Wayne Becklin.
  • Approved a Conditional Use Permit for the expansion of Emmanuel Christian Center, 18912 Twin Lakes Rd.
  • Approved a Conditional Use Permit for tractor trailer parking at a home occupation business at 19796 Tyler St.
  • Approved a drainage and utility easement vacation for13665 185th Avenue.
  • Approved an extension of the field light repayment agreement with Elk River Youth Lacrosse Association.
  • Discussed the logistics for Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on February 24.
  • Discussed recent vandalism at city parks and facilities and expressed a desire to add more security cameras to catch and prosecute perpetrators. 
  • Reviewed the two most recent housing studies to ensure the local market can support the most recent multi-family housing proposals.
Council meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Elk River City Hall (13065 Orono Parkway) excluding certain holidays, like in this case with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 17. The agenda for a Monday meeting is typically available the Friday before at, and as always meetings are broadcasted live on ErTV and on the city’s website, as well as after the fact within 24-48 hours.

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