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Council approves raises for city workers

Cost of benefit package a concern by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Some Farmington city employees will receive a 1 percent raise in 2012, but negotiations of benefits will be a focus of union contract negotiations in the coming year. On … Continue reading

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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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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 businesses could be hit with 27 percent tax increases

Business leader to cite concerns at council meeting Monday by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Without changes to Farmington’s preliminary budget, some local business owners will incur nearly 30 percent property tax increases in 2012. A new spreadsheet prepared by Farmington … Continue reading

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City officials explore merging fire departments into district

Shared resources could save money, improve service by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Farmington and Rosemount officials are exploring an option to merge their fire departments into a single fire district. The cities would join forces to provide service to their … 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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Farmington residents: For $6,000, grass should grow

Project leaves homeowners frustrated with end product by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Citizens who complained about their $6,000 property tax assessments at the Oct. 3 Farmington City Council meeting weren’t only focused on dollars. Many said they understood the need … Continue reading

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Farmington mayor quick with ‘shop local’ encouragement

Some critical of Larson’s message by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers At the end of every City Council meeting, Farmington Mayor Todd Larson makes a point to urge residents to shop locally. His frequent promotions haven’t gone unnoticed by residents and … Continue reading

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Farmington council likely to avoid cuts to police

Chief Brian Lindquist notes department’s efficiencies by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Despite budget concerns, the Farmington City Council is not likely to support funding cuts when it comes to public safety. The possibility of cutting a police officer or administrative … Continue reading

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Larson among local mayors racing against hunger

Fundraiser promises a unique way to help those in need by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers 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 … Continue reading

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