Government

After five years of authorizing a county levy with no increase or a decrease, Sherburne County commissioners have been asked to provide some wiggle room this year. Commissioners went along with a staff recommendation to approve a 2.5 percent increase for the preliminary levy over last year’s levy at its Sept. 8 meeting at the [...]

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The Minnesota Design Team will be in Princeton late next week to tour the city, hear what residents want improved and then offer project ideas to the public on Sept. 27. Princeton Community Development Director Carie Fuhrman and the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce’s downtown committee are organizing the visit. They are funding it with [...]

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Even though the city’s levy could increase 2.03 percent in 2015, a taxpayer’s city property taxes could actually go down, depending on property  property valuations.s. The council set a preliminary 2.03 percent levy increase for 2015. The council will finalize that levy in December. It cannot raise the levy at that time, just keep it [...]

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The city will likely be extending a water main next spring along West Branch Street between the north end of 13th Avenue and a point about two blocks west of Hy Tech Auto on Rum River Drive. The Princeton City Council on Sept. 4 authorized having engineering firm WSB & Associates provide a feasibility study [...]

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Princeton Community Development Director Carie Fuhrman gave her resignation Sept. 4, effective the end of Sept. 26. Fuhrman will be taking a similar job in the city of Vadnais Heights. Fuhrman has been in the job since June 6, 2011, and has been city hall’s leader in the “It’s Starts Here” project to encourage the [...]

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is pressing Mille Lacs County to get its subsurface sewage treatment systems ordinance up to code, and now there seems to be progress in that. Mille Lacs County Commissioners Phil Peterson, Tim Wilhelm, Genny Reynolds, Roger Tellinghuisen and Dave Oslin discussed the subject at the commission work session on Aug. [...]

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Princeton’s 2015 tax levy could rise 2.03 percent. That’s the preliminary direction that came from the Princeton City Council during its Sept. 4 study session discussion on next year’s budget. City Treasurer Steve Jackson offered the council two ways it could budget and levy next year. Jackson first presented an option in which the levy [...]

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