Monday, January 28, 2013
The State of the Cities annual event by the I-94 Chamber of Commerce highlighted city overviews from 2012, and goals for 2013.
City officials from St. Michael, Albertville and surrounding communities gathered with local business leaders Tuesday for an overview of last year, and a look at what's ahead. Officials and business leaders in attendance of the annual I-94 West Chamber of Commerce "State of the Cities" event, held at St. Michael City Hall, included those from St. Michael, Albertville, Otsego, Hanover, Rogers and Dayton. "The Annual event is an opportunity to bring civic and business leaders together to hear how each city progressed through the past year; the successes and challenges they’ve experienced and then hear firsthand what’s ahead for the city, businesses and residents that live and work here and those that own and operate businesses here," said …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shakopee, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** VIDEO: State Rep. Yvonne Selcer Discusses Priorities The state legislative session began on Tuesday, Jan 8 at noon. What issues should Yvonne Selcer and our other local representatives focus on? From Becky Henry: Thanks for this helpful video …
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, December 17, 2012
The last meeting of the year will be held tonight at Albertville City Hall at 7 p.m.
The Albertville City Council will be meeting for their last scheduled meeting of 2012 tonight at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Albertville City Hall and is open to the public. Mike Potter, Wright County Commisioner-Elect is expected to take his oath. Current Albertville Mayor Mark Meehan is set to be recognized for his service and term as mayor. The following meeting is scheduled for Jan. 7, 2013, when Mayor-Elect Jillian Hendrickson will be sworn in. Current council members John Vetsch and Larry Sorenson will be also be sworn in for a second term.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Albertville City Hall saw record numbers come through and vote Tuesday.
Albertville City Hall was busy Tuesday with over 3000 voters making their way through the building to vote. They had over 700 new voter registrations that day. "All in all, we had 89% voter turnout," city clerk Kim Olson told the council on Wednesday night. Going into the election, the city already had 3849 registered voters, 267 of which voted absentee. An additional 743 new voters registered Election Day and the total amount of voters was 3447. Jillian Hendrickson was elected mayor and will take her oath and begin her new position at the first council meeting in January. At that point in time, the council will declare a vacancy on the council as she still has two years left on her council term. The council will then work together and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
With a margin of only 335 votes, Jillian Hendrickson defeated former mayor Don Peterson for the Albertville mayoral seat.
As the Albertville election results come in, Jillian Hendrickson has been declared the winner and mayor elect for the city of Albertville. She received 1698 votes and her opponent, former mayor Don Peterson received 1363 votes. Hendrickon began her four year term on council in 2011. Hendrickson thanked her friends and family for their support on her election Facebook page immediately after getting the results from Albertville city clerk tonight. Early reports of the Albertville city council race are that incumbent John Vetsch received the most votes with a total of 1227 votes. Close behind Vetsch was incumbent Mark Barthel with 1118 and Larry Sorenson with 1117. Due to the close race, Albertville election judges will be doing a recount …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
As Jillian Hendrickson has campaigned for mayor this fall, she decided she could do more.
For many, an evening interrupted by a candidate can be inconvenient so Albertville mayoral candidate, Jillian Hendrickson decided to do something that would help others as well. Collect food donations. "Jill thought if these volunteers and herself were already going around door to door to hand out brochures and information on her candidacy it would be a good opportunity for everyone in the community to give back to the community," Ryan Hendrickson said earlier this week. So Hendrickson, family and friends collected food donations for the Hanover Food Shelf last Thursday night. The night was a success with generous families bringing arms full of donations to the door and Hendrickson and volunteers getting the word out. "It was amazing to …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The two candidates to replace Mark Meehan as Albertville Mayor took center stage at last week's STMA Women of Today Candidate Forum.
Albertville City Council member Jillian Hendrickson and former Albertville Mayor Don Peterson took center stage last week as the two candidates for Albertville Mayor participated in the Women of Today's Candidate Forum. Peterson, a two-term mayor who served prior to Ron Klecker and current Mayor Mark Meehan, pounded the current council and mayor on its handling of the firing of former administrator Larry Kruse, who was dismissed last summer. "This is a friendly city, not a place like Washington," Peterson said. "What they did was wrong." Hendrickson defended being part of the 3-2 vote to dismiss Kruse, saying in the long term it was best for the city. She also said the city and council are on the right track to move ahead. Watch the …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The April decision to terminate city administrator Larry Kruse was a present issue in last night's discussion between candidates.
Jillian Hendrickson, current city council member and Don Peterson, former mayor took center stage Tuesday night as the two candidates for Albertville mayor siezed an opportunity to introduce themselves and what they are most passionate about in the campaign at last night's Women of Today Voter's Forum. Hendrickson, who has served on the council for the last two years, gave her background and what she has brought to council the last two years. "I've been the only council member to meet with city staff outside of bi-weekly meetings," she said. "I worked on the personnel committee and helped revamp the city admin position." Peterson served as Albertville mayor four years ago and expressed that he is "not impressed with the currect direction …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Albertville will set its spending targets for 2012. Once the preliminary levy is approved, it cannot increase prior to approval in December.
The Albertville City Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. and is expected to vote on and approve a preliminary property tax levy of 2 percent and the preliminary 2013 budget. One the council sets its prelimiary levy, it can't increase the levy under Minnesota statute. It can attempt to make more cuts prior to December's adoption date. The preliminary property tax levy was originally proposed at 6.44 percent but after weeks of discussion and hours of studying, city staff brought down the increase to 2 percent. This includes the entire firefighter back pay, 75 percent of the benchmark $100,000 that needs to be replenished to the general fund due to city administrator changes and a 2 percent cost of living increase for city staff. At last Tuesday…