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Alexandria City Council
September 26, 2016
Alexandria proposes small levy increase
The Alexandria City Council is proposing to increase the city levy 2.8 percent next year. The council unanimously approved the action Monday night. The levy is still preliminary and could be reduced, but not increased, after a public "truth in taxation" hearing on Monday, Dec. 12....
September 26, 2016 - 11:33pm
Things to know from Alexandria City Council
The city of Alexandria is no longer just dipping a toe into the waters of social media. It plans to dive in. As part of its strategic plan, it's trying to market the city and increase communication with the public through its website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media....
September 26, 2016 - 11:32pm
September 16, 2016
RCC does recycle – a lot, says manager
At its Monday meeting, the Alexandria City Council held off getting quotes from garbage companies to haul away the city's refuse because questions arose about recycling. The five-year garbage contract, which expires at the end of this year, did not include the cost of hauling away...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 13, 2016
Five things to know from Alexandria City Council
CITY PROTECTS WATER SUPPLY At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council gave final approval to an ordinance designed to protect the city's underground water supply. The wellhead protection ordinance establishes standards and prohibited uses within the city's two wellhead...
September 13, 2016 - 8:15am
September 12, 2016
Recycling issue pops up at council meeting
Why aren't more city-owned facilities in Alexandria recycling their garbage? The question popped up at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting and prompted the tabling of a request to get quotes from garbage companies to haul away the city's refuse. The city's five-year garbage service...
September 12, 2016 - 10:35pm
Concrete to be poured between RCC rinks
Concrete will soon be installed on the north side of the Runestone Community Center (RCC) between the two rinks to help with drainage. It's being done in conjunction with a new refrigeration building and new dehumidification system that were recently installed at the RCC. The Alexandria...
September 12, 2016 - 10:33pm
August 23, 2016
New well policy draws overflow crowd at council meeting
A public hearing to get feedback on proposed changes to Alexandria's private well policy packed City Hall Monday night. Eight people spoke during...
August 23, 2016 - 12:09am
August 8, 2016
$2 million apartment project in Alexandria gets tax break
A plan to build a $2 million three-story, 36-unit apartment building in Alexandria will receive tax increment financing (TIF). At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved the TIF request from the developer, Unique Opportunities, LLC, of Fergus Falls, which includes...
August 8, 2016 - 10:53pm
July 25, 2016
Boulder Tap House gets liquor license from Alexandria
A Boulder Tap House plans to open in Alexandria this fall. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the bar-restaurant’s application for a liquor license. It will be located at 310 50th Ave. West, on the north side of 50th Avenue along Sanibel...
July 25, 2016 - 9:39pm
July 11, 2016
Council briefed on how goals for small cities 'blew apart' at Legislature
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities had a lofty list of goals it hoped the Legislature would act on during the last session. The coalition wanted legislators to restore local government aid (LGA) to its 2002 funding levels; enact economic development programs that supported...
July 11, 2016 - 9:43pm
June 27, 2016
Alexandria to issue $9.8 million in bonds for energy projects, streets, refinancing
The city of Alexandria plans to use general obligation tax abatement bonds to finance up to $4.85 million in energy-saving projects, mostly at the Runestone Community Center (RCC). At its meeting Monday night, the council agreed to issue the bonds, which will be spread across 20 years....
June 27, 2016 - 9:50pm
June 13, 2016
$2 million apartment project proposed near Woodland
A plan to build a $2 million three-story, 36-unit apartment building in Alexandria came before the Alexandria City Council Monday night. The developer, Unique Opportunities, LLC, of Fergus Falls includes Samuel Herzog, Troy Johnson and Patrick Herzog. The 24,000-square foot building...
June 13, 2016 - 9:24pm
May 24, 2016
City buildings will be more energy efficient
The process of paying for major energy upgrades at city buildings in Alexandria rolled ahead Monday night. The Alexandria City Council unanimously voted to issue up to $650,000 in general obligation (GO) capital improvement plan bonds to help pay for energy saving projects at Runestone...
May 24, 2016 - 8:32am
May 10, 2016
Alexandria pursues more affordable housing options
Low to moderate income families may soon have more affordable housing options in Alexandria. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council voted 3-2 to give preliminary approval to amend the city’s tax increment financing (TIF) policy. It would allow TIF districts that...
May 10, 2016 - 8:36am
April 25, 2016
New gas station, brewery get green light from council
A new Casey’s General Store gas station plans to open in Alexandria. It will be located north of 34th Avenue and east of South Broadway on vacant land west of the Viking Lakes Village mobile home park. The Alexandria City Council approved a conditional use permit for the station...
April 25, 2016 - 9:54pm