NYA City Council

by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The NYA City Council held its first meeting of 2014 on Jan. 13, addressing a few issues and delaying a street project. The council decided to hold off on the second phase of the mill and overlay project. Originally scheduled for 2014, the project will be delayed to await the [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Norwood Young America business owners and residents are expected to pay 13 percent more in the city’s portion of property taxes after the budget was accepted on Monday, Dec. 9. During their last meeting of the year, council members approved the $1.7 million 2014 budget and corresponding levy. Most of [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Backyard chickens got an initial go-ahead from the NYA City Council on Monday, Nov. 25. Council members approved the Planning and Zoning Commission, who had OK’d the concept themselves, to develop a chicken-only ordinance in residential districts. Similar to the Planning and Zoning Commission’s 4-3 vote on the recommendation, the [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times NYA City Council members revisited a familiar issue in their discussion of changes to a city ordinance on Tuesday, Nov. 12. City Administrator Steve Helget presented potential changes to Ordinance 247, which covers off-street residential parking and junk, abandoned and unauthorized vehicles. Among the proposed changes is the application of [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times NYA City Council members took some steps to make better financial decisions in the future during their meeting on Monday, Oct. 14. While budget discussions continue, council members approved the initial $7,000 for Edina-based Abdo Eick & Meyers, LLP to develop a financial tool to assess the impact of budgetary [...]

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NYA City Administrator Tom Simmons is stepping down after 13 years on the job. Simmons, 64, plans to stay on until his replacement is found, which could come as early as Aug. 1. Council members approved his resignation on Monday and also OK’d the hiring of St. Paul-based Springsted, Inc., as the search firm for [...]

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