Monday, March 25, 2013
The St. Michael City Council meets 7 p.m. March 26, 2013 in the St. Michael City Hall.
Here are a few items scheduled to be reviewed by the St. Michael City Council at the Tuesday, March 26, 2013 meeting, according to the agenda. Items listed below are not final until approved. Be sure to follow St. Michael Patch on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The council had a split vote between Olson and Mark Barthel. New mayor Jillian Hendrickson, who was just sworn in, then appointed Olson.
In an Albertville City Council meeting full of change Monday, new mayor Jillian Hendrickson was sworn in to office Monday shortly before she appointed Rob Olson to city council after a split vote left the seat undecided. With Hendrickson leaving her council seat for mayor, there was an open seat on the council to be filled by appointment. Olson served as the chairman of the city's planning and zoning commission and received two votes from the council. The other two votes were for Mark Barthel. "The council will vote based on the letters of interest and if there is a tie vote, the mayor will appoint," city attorney Mike Couri explained. The city received two letters of interest for the remaining council seat from Olson and Barthel. Both men…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Covering every race in every town, St. Michael Patch has the complete rundown of the 2012 election.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, St. Michael Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates. Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires. (Some also link to candidate’s home page, in event they did not fill out our forms. Those with no link have not responded and have no website.) Jerry Zachman (incumbent) uncontested Paul Perovich Amendment 1: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?" Amendment 2: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The St. Michael and Albertville City Council candidates were asked a lot of questions about keeping taxes and levies low in St. Michael and Albertville last night at the Women of Today Voters Forum.
Eight City Council candidates gathered on stage Tuesday night for the Women of Today's Voters Forum. The candidates, four from St. Michael and four from Albertville, were each given a five-minute introduction period in which each candidate touched on some form of taxes"fiscal responsibility", "keeping taxes and levy low" and "getting rid of wasteful spending." Albertville council candidates included: Incumbent Larry Sorenson, Rob Olson, Paul Turpin and Incumbent John Vetsch. St. Michael candidates included: Incumbent (appointee) Chris Schumm, Tom Biernat, Cody Gulick and Incumbent (appointee) Joe Marx. Following the candidates' introductions, the audience of nearly 40 was invited to ask the candidates questions. Questions had to be non-…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The filing deadline was Tuesday for local government positions.
The filing deadline was Tuesday for local mayoral and city council races. Both St. Michael and Albertville have a mayoral seat and two council seats open. In Albertville, Jillian Hendrickson and Don Peterson have filed to run for mayor. City Council candidates include: Mark Barthel, James Krutzig, Rob Olson, Larry Sorenson, Paul Turpin and John Vetsch. In St. Michael, Jerry Zachman is the single mayoral candidate. City Council candidates include: Thomas Biernat, Michael Griffith, Cody Gulick, Joe Marx and Chris Schumm. Candidates have until Thursday at 5 p.m. to file an affidavit of withdrawal if they choose not to run.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
In its 2012 cycle of technology purchases, the City of St. Michael has decided to step into the 21st Century in the way it presents materials to city council members.
With $2,500 of its $8,800 budget for technology improvements, City of St. Michael staff will purchase five iPads, designating one for each council member. “It’s really an effort to save wear and tear on our office equipment,” said Steve Bot, assistant city administrator. “And, it reduces the amount of paper we use each month. Things like the biweekly council packets and the minutes don’t have to be printed off. You can just pull them up.” Other communities have purchased workstations or laptops for their councils or school boards. Hopkins, for example, has purchased laptops for their city council members that stay in city hall and are used at each meeting. Independent School District 622, which serves Oakdale, also uses laptops. “This isn’…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The City of St. Michael will offer its 2012 budget to the city council and residents tonight, along with the annual Truth in Taxation hearing. Proceedings begin at 7 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall.
The City of St. Michael will vote on a 2.5 percent increase for the 2012 budget, setting the course for payments on expansive projects such as the one-way pair, the downtown redevelopment project and the new city center in the process. Proceedings will be held tonight at 7 p.m., beginning with the annual Truth in Taxation process, where residents can give their input on the city's annual budget before it is voted on by the council. A copy of the budget overview is attached to this article. The average home value in St. Michael now is about $197,000. Under the 2011 budget, that homeowner will pay $636 in taxes to the city. That's down, a few dollars, from 2010. The 2012 rate would be on that line, or a bit less for some properties. The 2 …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The council will also discuss ways to control high water on Bebee Lake and methods of funding the necessary improvements at tonight's meeting.
The St. Michael City Council will lay out its plans for the 2012 budget, beginning with Assistant City Administrator Steve Bot's presentation at tonight's meeting. The council was able to hold last year's general fund levy mostly flat for 2011, but some major bond payments are due beginning in 2012, including the downtown redevelopment district and the Highway 241 "one-way pair." The city will also hear from Administrator Bob Derus, who will discuss methods of covering costs for improvements on Beebe Lake, which the city will help with flood problems. The St. Michael City Council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each week. The meeting is open to the public.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Two sides can’t agree on future of dirt bike track in southern St. Michael
After a handful of summers listening to dirt bikes whip around a track a few dozen feet from her backyard, Tina Tanchin has decided she has had enough. So has neighbor Roger Hanson. The two residents of the Frankfort Hills development, located in the extreme southern portion of St. Michael near County Road 34 (Beebe Lake Road) approached the St. Michael City Council Tuesday with a formal complaint against property owner Judd Billings’ motorcross track, which has sat on his property for more than a decade. The dispute isn’t new. Billings and Hanson have both been into city hall regarding the issue. Hanson and Tanchin argue that the noise pollution and the amount of dust raised by the motorbikes is enough to violate city ordinances in place…
Monday, July 25, 2011
JR's Pub and Grill will be appealing a failed alcohol compliance check Tuesday at the city's biweekly meeting.
One of the more established restaurants in St. Michael will be looking to discuss a relatviely "rookie" mistake when it appears in front of the St. Michael City Council at Tuesday's regular meeting. JR's Pub and Grill will be appealing a $250 fine after failing an alcohol compliance check performed last month, in cooperation with the Wright County Sheriff's Department. Two other local establishments also failed the checks. Super America and the Liberty Restaurant and Bar (St. Michael American Legion) chose to waive their right to a public hearing and discussion with the council and will pay the $250. The hearing should start shortly after 7 p.m. at the St. Michael City Center building's council chambers. Other items on the July 26 …