Life is busy, and we know that means there isn’t always time to attend or tune into city meetings where elected officials are making decisions about the city you call home. In case you missed the Monday, April 4 meeting, here’s a quick recap. On the Consent Agenda the following items were approved unanimously:
- Approved a contract with Arvig to extend broadband services to an underserved portion of the city impacting approximately 247 properties.
- Amended Bailey Point Nature Preserve river access to increase shoreline fishing.
- Accepted monetary donations from users of Woodland Trails Regional Park.
- Approved the purchase and installation of informational kiosks at William H. Houlton Conservation Area, Bailey Point Nature Preserve, and Ridgewood Park.
After receiving information and discussing, the following actions were taken:
- Directed staff to work with Sherburne County to include design considerations for their CSAH 33 reconstruction project which could accommodate a future trail if so chosen in accordance with the City Comprehensive Plan.
- Unanimously disapproved a Tax Increment Financing resolution and agreement for construction of a 44-unit apartment project by Briggs Companies.
Two developers provided concept plans to review in the work session:
- Vinje Investments, LLC proposed a plan for mini storage, outdoor storage and light industrial at 16807 U.S. Highway 10. The council was generally supportive of the project and provided feedback for the developer.
- Rick Foster and U.S. Home, LLC proposed a plan for 537 residential units south of Miske Meadows. The council was generally supportive of the project identifying concerns with some of the smaller lot sizes, traffic flow, parking and access to County Road 40.
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). 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 Spectrum 180 and on the city’s website, as well as after the fact within 24-48 hours.