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Alexandria City Council
January 5, 2018
Mayor to give council word of the year
The Alexandria City Council will usher in the new year with a variety of organization items at its Jan. 8 meeting. Mayor Sara Carlson is expected to announce her word of the year — something she has done for the past several years to set the tone for the council's future direction....
January 5, 2018 - 7:31am
January 3, 2018
IN THE KNOW: The word for 2018: Engage
Happy 2018! I feel so privileged to be the first person to write the "In the Know" column for 2018 for this area! We are going to have a great...
January 3, 2018 - 1:15pm
December 30, 2017
For the record
Douglas County Board of Commissioners Organizational Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 2 Location: Douglas County Courthouse Boardroom, 305 Eighth Ave. W. in Alexandria. 9 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, approve agenda 9:05 a.m. Nomination for chairperson (MN Statute...
December 30, 2017 - 8:33am
December 26, 2017
Veterans memorial gets a home
Plans to build a veterans memorial in Alexandria moved ahead Tuesday. The Alexandria City Council agreed to authorize the use of Legion Park...
December 26, 2017 - 10:24pm
Sidewalk may be extended across Highway 29
It may be easier for pedestrians and those with wheelchairs to cross a busy section of Highway 29 between Target and Doolittles Woodfire Grill in south Alexandria. At its meeting Tuesday night, the council approved City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven's request to apply for a state grant...
December 26, 2017 - 10:23pm
Ordinance violators to pay back city
If you don't follow Alexandria's rules for cleaning up your property or removing snow, the city will do it — and put the expense on your property tax bill. At its meeting Tuesday, the Alexandria City Council certified the costs the city incurred for removing snow and cleaning...
December 26, 2017 - 10:22pm
December 23, 2017
Veterans memorial on council agenda
An update about a plan to build a veterans memorial in Alexandria will be presented at the Alexandria City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 26. A representative from the group that's pursuing the project, Gabe Pipo, is expected to give the latest information.
December 23, 2017 - 11:36am
For the record
Alexandria City Council Regular Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 26 Location: Alexandria City Hall Council Chambers at 704 Broadway St. 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, public comment period 7:05 p.m. Consent agenda Items: • Approve minutes of Dec. 11 City Council meeting • Approve...
December 23, 2017 - 11:01am
December 16, 2017
For the record
Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Thursday, Dec. 21 Location: 2115 Jefferson St., Alexandria 8 a.m. Pledge of allegiance and call to order • Agenda • Review minutes from Nov. 16 meeting • Financial report • Plant operations report • Landfill operations report • MRF...
December 16, 2017 - 12:01pm
December 11, 2017
Tax hearing turns testy
Homeowners in Alexandria can expect a slight decrease or increase in the city portion of their tax bills next year, depending on their property values. Following a "truth in taxation" hearing Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a 2018 levy of $6,725,676, a 4.01 percent...
December 11, 2017 - 11:46pm
Alexandria eyes big projects for 2018
A new roof, a new public restroom, and a used Zamboni At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a list of priority items in its 2018 capital improvement fund that total $637,500. It's been setting aside money for years to pay for projects, which include: •...
December 11, 2017 - 11:40pm
Loan program helps homebuyers
Looking for a loan to help buy your first home? The city of Alexandria may have an option. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council agreed to once again apply for funding under the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency's "Minnesota City Participation Program" to assist...
December 11, 2017 - 11:40pm
December 8, 2017
Levy, budget on council's agenda
The public will soon have a chance to speak their mind about Alexandria's proposed 2018 budget and levy. A "truth in taxation" hearing will take place at 7:15 p.m. at the Alexandria City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 12. The city is proposing a levy of $6,725,676, a 4.01 percent...
December 8, 2017 - 9:31am
December 4, 2017
Workforce housing a hot topic in Alexandria
Affordable workforce housing is a looming issue in Alexandria. It popped up again at Monday's city council meeting when the council took action on a developer's request to build an $11.4 million, 94-unit apartment complex to provide affordable workforce housing for families in Alexandria....
December 4, 2017 - 11:42am
November 27, 2017
Project addresses workforce housing
A developer wants to build an $11.4 million, 94-unit apartment complex to provide affordable workforce housing for families in Alexandria. The plans were revealed at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting. Unique Opportunities LLC is proposing to develop "Woodland Heights" in a...
November 27, 2017 - 9:43pm