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Posted on: June 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Council Meeting Recap - June 6, 2022

City Council Meeting Recap (13)If you missed the Monday, June 6 Elk River City Council meeting, check out a few of the highlights that were discussed:

Consent Agenda:

  • Annual liquor license renewals, on-sale 3.2 and consumption and display licenses for Pinewood Golf Course and a temporary on-sale liquor license for American Legion Post #112 for the Sherburne County Fair.
  • A transfer of $250,000 from the Liquor Fund to the Park Improvement Fund to pay for future park improvements.
  • The Final Plat and Development Agreement for Broadway on 10, which allows for the construction of a market-rate apartment building near Business Center Drive and Yankton St. 
  • Planned Unit Development for Evergreen Townhomes to construct 14 homes off of Line Ave.
  • The Final Plat and Development Agreement for Miske Meadows 8th Addition approving 61 single family homes and the final phase of Miske Meadows near Twin Lakes Elementary.
  • A proposal to construct 13 trail lights between Gary St. and the western limits of the Lake Orono bridge.
  • Initiated a Subwatershed Hydrologic Modeling Study to identify and seek solutions to a stormwater issue impacting Morton Ave. from 4th St. between Proctor and Norfolk.
  • Hired Mason Gates as a part-time community service officer who is preparing for a career in law enforcement.

Presentations, Awards and Recognitions:

  • Welcomed new Custodian Bill Creger and Building Inspector Joel Boutin. Building Official Mark Pistulka introduced Mr. Boutin.
  • Proclaimed June 17, 2022 as Owen DeCathlineau Day in Elk River to honor the firefighter who is retiring after over 20 years of faithful service.
  • Recognized Firefighter Terry Elliot for his 30 years of faithful service.
  • Received the 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report from the independent city auditor BergenKDV.

General Business and Work Session:

  • Approved a branding plan for the Furniture and Things Community Event Center to be funded by facility users.
  • Called for a public hearing on August 15, 2022, to consider the vacation of the right-of-way between two properties abutting Concord St.
  • Discussed operations at ERX Motor Park seeking solutions to noise related concerns, setbacks and hours of operation.

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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