Government

By Lorrie Ham The city of St. Bonifacius recently sent a letter to the Metropolitan Council appealing an Inflow and Infiltration (I and I) surcharge and questioning the accuracy of the 2015 municipal wastewater charges. The Metropolitan Council had adopted a 3.5 percent increase in the wastewater budget for 2015. Combined with a $145,250 surcharge [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times It’s time for the city of NYA to catch up on its regular maintenance schedule and it’s going to need funds to do so. That was the message sent by NYA City Council members and City Administrator Steve Helget on Monday, Sept. 8, in their approval of the 2015 preliminary [...]

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Could an increasing number of free fitness classes being offered at Safari Island translate into higher membership rates in 2015? In an effort to address the costs that are associated with offering the free fitness classes, the Waconia Park Board is considering a possible rate increase that would go into effect in 2015. The matter [...]

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By Lorrie Ham The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is interested in partnering with the City of St. Bonifacius to establish a park and ride lot, Mayor Rick Weible reported at the Aug. 20 St. Boni City Council meeting. Weible met with MnDOT earlier that day, where representatives said they would like to see a [...]

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Waconia continues to experience residential growth and action taken by the Waconia City Council during its regular meeting held on Monday, Aug. 18 will help accommodate that growth. During the meeting, the council approved the preliminary and final plats for the Crosswinds Planned Unit Development (PUD). Developer Mattamy Homes will construct homes on 96 single [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Just one thing was clear at the end of the Cologne City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. All organizations involved with Cologne Academy’s expansion project want to see the project completed. However, exactly which organization taking ownership of the project in case it doesn’t work out was under question [...]

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