Monday, May 13, 2013
Fairness in school funding was one of the topics at an April 29, 2013 joint meeting of the St. Michael-Albertville School Board and the city councils of St. Michael and Albertville, the Press News reported.
Legislative funding formulas are working against the St. Michael-Albertville school district, district leaders said at an April 29, 2013 joint meeting of the school board and the city councils of St. Michael and Albertville, according to the Press & News: The superintendent said if the legislature doesn’t update the formula then STMA faces program cuts and larger class sizes. [School Board Chairperson Doug] Birk said, “We can’t ignore the impact this political decision will have on our kids. “There’s confusion about asking (taxpayers) for more. We’re not asking for more. We’re saying the formula needs to be fair, and it’s not even close to fair. It’s based on political gamesmanship.” Read the full article at pressnews.com. Other topics at …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The one-year special permit allows for the new, one-stylist hair salon to be operated in a St. Michael home.
The owner of an appointment-only hair salon recently received approval from the St. Michael City Council to operate in home. The St. Michael City Council approved a one-year, special use permit at the March 12 meeting for Timoree Zink of St. Michael to operate Ree-Design on the 13600 block of 44th Street NE. According to documents provided to the council, Zink will run the salon as the sole stylist, servicing one person at a time by appointment only. The special use permit has several conditions, including: Be sure to follow St. Michael Patch on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Mayor Jerry Zachman and council members Chris Schumm and Joe Marx will take an oath.
St. Michael's mayor and two council members will take their oath for their new terms tonight at St. Michael City Hall. The St. Michael City Council meeting is set for 7 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall. Mayor Jerry Zachman, who ran unopposed in the 2012 general elections, will be sworn in to office once again. Council members Chris Schumm and Joe Marx, who were appointed to their current seats, were elected for new terms. They will also be sworn in.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
House Representative David FitzSimmons also told the council he is ready to advocate for the I-94 expansion project.
The St. Michael City Council last week unanimously approved a 2.99 percent increase in the property tax levy as part of its 2013 budget at its regular meeting. Depending on changes in a property's market value, and the statewide changes in homestead exclusions, homeowners will see either an increase or decrease in their city property taxes that could be more or less than the 2.99 percent levy increase, according to Steve Bot, city administrator, engineer and public works director. The increase is intended to cover increases to infrastructure, public safety and equipment replacement. Paying off debt service for Highway 241, the one-way pair, and the Town Center civic building are the primary parts of the infrastructure payments. "The city…
Monday, November 12, 2012
The plan addresses areas for residential, commercial and industrial growth.
The St. Michael City Council Tuesday is expected to consider a comprehensive plan for community growth and development. The plan will be reviewed at the council's regular meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall. The plan's purpose, according to city documents, is to address: Also included in the community development report is a consideration of a storm water illicit discharge ordinance. The meeting will include a public hearing about vacating easements for lots at Preserve East Ninth. In the city administrator and engineer report portion of the meeting, there will be updates on the waste water treatment plant, Beebe Lake water level analysis, and the public works shop remodeling. There will also be a finance …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The two current council members were previously appointed to the council.
St. Michael City Council incumbents Chris Schumm and Joe Marx, who were previously appointed to the council, have been elected for another term. According to St. Michael city clerk Diana Berning, the votes total as follows: Schumm said he has enjoyed being on the campaign trail every day for the last six weeks, when he handed out over 2,500 pieces of literature and talked to residents. "I get the same response over and over: everyone loves our great city," Schumm said. "Over the next four years, I pledge to do my best, and keep the residents' best interest on the top." Marx could not immediately be reached for comment. Biernat said he is thankful for the opportunity to be involved in the election. "Despite a loss today, I look forward to …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The 10-year resident is a newcomer to city politics.
Candidate Biography I am a St. Michael resident with a strong desire to be involved in the progress of our community. I have over 10 years of experience in the financial industry. The time I spent working with families and businesses over the years exposed me to community, retirement, and fiscal issues. It was in helping those families build solutions that my desire to run for office was born. I have been involved with Prevent Child Abuse MN and Best Prep Financial Matters Initiative. I also support the community by donating to Crow River Girl Scouts, Hanover Food Shelf, Sojourner Project, Prevent Child Abuse MN, and the St. Michael/Albertville/Hanover Library. Candidate Statement Saint Michael is a wonderful city filled with involved…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Candidates for the state legislature answered questions from the St. Michael-Albertville School Board, St. Michael City Council, and Albertville City Council.
A group of state legislative candidates representing the St. Michael and Albertville areas discussed several local issues at a forum this week. Held at Middle School West in St. Michael, the group of candidates answered questions from members of the St. Michael-Albertville School District, St. Michael City Council and Albertville City Council. Topics ranged from school funding to transportation on the Interstate 94 corridor. Candidates who attended included Bruce Anderson, seeking Senate 29; David FitzSimmons, seeking House 30B; Marion O'Neill, seeking House 29B; Mary Kiffmeyer, seeking Senate 30; Brian Doran, seeking Senate 29; Paul Perovich, seeking Senate 30; Sharon Shimek, seeking House 30B; and Joe McDonald, seeking House 29A. Deb …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The city plans by mid-November to begin demolishing the buildings at 105 and 109 Central Ave. E, including the former site of Simonson Lumber Yard.
Two abandoned buildings that have become an eyesore in the community are scheduled to start being demolished after Nov. 14. The buildings are located in downtown St. Michael, on the lots of 105 and 109 Central Ave. East. The sites are now owned by the city of St. Michael — one is an old abandoned building and another was lost to a fire in January — the former site of Simonson Lumber Yard. The St. Michael City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday approved a bid of $2,600 for asbestos removal to be completed in the next few weeks. After the asbestos is removed, the demolition is scheduled to begin. "We are well under budget from the standpoint of environmental costs and evaluation," said Marc Weigle, the city's community development …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Voters were introduced to most of the candidates taking aim at seats on their respective city councils last week.
Eight of the 11 men taking aim at positions on the St. Michael and Albertville city councils participated in last week's Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Women of Today and St. Michael Patch. Candidates took an opportunity to introduce themselves with a five-minute opening segment. Questions were then fielded from the audience. Patch Associate Regional Editor Mike Schoemer served as the night's emcee. For more information on the candidates themselves, check out St. Michael Patch's complete Voter's Guide.