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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 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 reschedules budget workshop

Farmington City Council’s budget workshop, originally planned for Tuesday, Nov. 15, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. At the workshop, Farmington City Council members are expected to express their opinions about a proposal … 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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A decade later, memories of 9-11 remain fresh for local officials

Some Dakota County clergy, firefighters provided relief at Ground Zero by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers After the second plane exploded into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, then-Dakota County Commissioner Mike Turner grimaced and said it was the start of … 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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Farmington Mayor Todd Larson among local mayors racing against hunger

Farmington Mayor Todd Larson is going behind the wheel in the race against hunger. Larson will join other Twin Cities-area mayors in the Mayor’s Cup Race for Hunger event on Sept. 9 at Raceway Park in Shakopee. Mayors and elected … Continue reading

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Farmington likely to increase 2012 levy by $1.3 million

Money to be used for road, maintenance costs by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers In an effort intended to save money in the long run, the city of Farmington may raise its levy by $1.3 million in 2012. Farmington City Council … Continue reading

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Reception held in Herlofsky’s honor

Herlofsky’s last day was Tuesday City and county officials joined Farmington City Administrator Peter Herlofsky in celebrating his last day on the job, May 31. The city held a reception for Herlofsky at City Hall that was attended by many … Continue reading

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Farmington receives 29 applications for city administrator position

Council to indicate their candidate preferences by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Farmington City Council members are reviewing 14 applications for the city administrator position to determine their top-five candidate picks. In total, Farmington received 29 applications for the city’s top … Continue reading

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