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Posted on: April 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Council Meeting Recap - April 18

City Council Meeting Recap (10)The Elk River City Council met for a regular meeting, work session and closed meeting on Monday, April 18. Here’s what went down:

Items of interest on the Consent Agenda include:

  • Approved a proposal for commissioning services for Fire Station #3 that ensures all lighting and HVAC components are operating with the highest efficiency.
  • The transfer of $171,591 of excess fund balance from the General Fund to the Capital Reserve Fund, which is primarily used to purchase replacement technology needs.
  • Approved, updated the city’s organizational chart and job descriptions for Community Development and Administration.
  • Appointed Suzanne Fischer as Environmental Services and Special Projects Director.
  • Hired Joshua Mollan as an Economic Development Intern.
  • Promoted Zack Carlton to Community Development Director.
  • Approved the purchase of two replacement fire department vehicles.
  • Approved an agreement for Technical Environmental Projects with WSB.
  • Approved a cooperative agreement with Sherburne County Fire Departments.

The following presentations were made:

  • David Williams was recognized as the Mayor’s Volunteer of the Month.
  • Proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month.
  • Welcomed new Communications Coordinator Klara Porath.

Public hearings were held on the following items before taking action: 

  • Approved an interim use permit for outdoor storage of garden sheds and furniture for Furniture and Things/Plants and Things.
  • Approved a zone change and preliminary plat/final plat for Furniture and Things/Plants and Things.
  • Approved a zone change and established a Planned Unit Development for the addition of a Caribou Cabin at Highway 10 and Lowell Avenue.
  • Approved a conditional use permit for a kennel at 18753 Cleveland Street – K9 Country Club.
  • Continued a land use amendment and land use change for a zone change from single family residential to mixed residential to May 2.

Work session items included:

  • Received information regarding organizational structure changes in Public Works and consented to the change.
  • Discussed the volunteer recognition program and consented to increasing the per person Farmer’s Market allowance to $10 to thank volunteers for their service to the city.

In closed session, discussed and provided direction regarding a property purchase.

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, 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.

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