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Farmington Council forwards 2012 budget on a 3-2 vote

Decision meant to send state a message by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers The Farmington City Council’s 2012 budget is meant to make a statement to Minnesota legislators: quit balancing the state’s budget on the backs of local government. On a … Continue reading

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New Farmington budget plan dedicates money to alleviate property tax hikes

City staff is directed to offer up $175,000 in cuts by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers The Farmington City Council’s latest 2012 budget plan is to redirect money to help pay down the levy to reduce anticipated property tax increases. Funding … Continue reading

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Farmington Council dumps project funding plan; future plan options likely

Tax estimates soar as correct information revises estimates by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers A controversial plan to increase taxes for future city projects has lost majority support of the Farmington City Council. The abrupt change was announced at the Nov. … Continue reading

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Farmington Council reverses tax plan position as true costs are calculated

Original estimates were based on inaccurate information by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers A controversial plan to increase taxes for future projects has lost majority support of the Farmington City Council. Farmington Mayor Todd Larson announced at the Nov. 21 City … Continue reading

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Farmington’s Fogarty will run for Dakota County Board seat

After nine years on the  Farmington City Council, Christy Jo Fogarty will run for a seat on the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. Fogarty is seeking to fill the seat held for 32 years by Joe Harris, who earlier this … Continue reading

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Farmington’s Fogarty considering County Board

Fogarty to announce decision within a week or two by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Farmington City Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty confirmed rumors that she is considering running for the Dakota County Board of Commissioners in 2012. She expects to … Continue reading

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Mayor Larson: Council ‘shocked’ when member Donnelly shows up

Council members frustrated with frequent meeting absences by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers While Farmington City Council members wrestle with difficult budget decisions, one member is frequently absent from the discussions. According to city records, Council Member Terry Donnelly has missed … Continue reading

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Angry citizens speak out against city plan that increases taxes for years

McKnight says he will suggest work session regarding budget by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Farmington’s plan to fund future capital projects with tax increases starting in 2012 was met with angry opposition at an Oct. 10 city open house. Residents … Continue reading

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Farmington preliminary levy passes on 3-2 vote; tax concerns cited

Council members’ debate stems from plan that raises taxes by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Farmington property taxes are going up in 2012. That much is certain, but the exact increase amount is open to change. The Farmington City Council voted … Continue reading

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State shutdown leads to income for Farmington

City cuts out state as middleman for electrical inspections by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Farmington will take over its electrical building inspections from the state, cutting out the middleman and raising city revenues without additional cost to taxpayers. City staff proposed … Continue reading

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