Government

The Carver County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting on Friday, July 11, to discuss the temporary ordinance that is currently imposing slow-no wake restrictions across area lakes. Unfortunately for boat users of Lakes Waconia and Bavaria, the slow-no wake restrictions remain in place, but have been lifted on Reitz Lake. In a 4-0 [...]

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by Lorrie Ham WACONIA PATRIOT As construction on the new St. Boni Community Center progressed, the contractor discovered some bad soil. At its June 18 meeting, the St. Boni City Council approved change orders in the amount of $14,499 to cover the necessary soil corrections including the cost of excavating and dumping the bad soil, [...]

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Thanks to a $30,000 raise, John Hendel will remain as the Cologne City Administrator. A series of recent events prompted the Cologne City Council to make the offer in an effort to keep Hendel, who would have left for a job in the private sector. After receiving the new job offer, Hendel announced his resignation [...]

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By Lorrie Ham The St. Bonifacius City Council voted June 4 to ask Hennepin County to install a flashing pedestrian crossing sign at the intersection of Main Street and Kennedy Memorial Drive. The request came from Fred Keller, a Main Street resident and chair of the St. Bonifacius Planning Commission. In a letter to the [...]

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Cologne City Council faced several decisions regarding water at their meeting on Monday, June 16. Even before regular business, council members heard from several neighbors regarding a holding pond near Benton Lake and nearby wetlands. Scott and Victoria Ruud, as well as other neighbors, voiced concerns regarding the holding pond and drainage issues. The neighbors [...]

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In response to the recent unprecedented rainfall, the Carver County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting on Saturday, June 21 to discuss rising water levels throughout the county. A State of Emergency was declared for the county due to flooding of the Minnesota River and the south fork of the Crow River. In addition, [...]

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