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 ElkRiverMN.gov/agendas
, 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.