Cologne City Council

by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times It may have taken months of consideration and a few weeks of intense negotiation but the Cologne Academy project received necessary approval from Cologne City Council members on Monday, Sept. 15. In approving several different items related to the project, council members moved the project forward. Among the items were […]

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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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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Cologne City Council members reviewed their current financial situation and also approved a key water project during their regular meeting on Monday, July 21. With Mayor Matt Lein absent in Germany, council members unanimously approved a bid of $684,960.20 from Chanhassen-based Minger Construction Inc. The lone bid came in 22 […]

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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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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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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times   The Cologne City Council members moved forward with several key infrastructure improvements while also taking a glimpse at a unique city attraction during its meeting on Monday, May 5. Early discussion sparked the council’s interest for the construction of a splash pad, or community fountain play area, which could […]

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