A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA The Final Leg
This three-week journey through central China capped off my 11-month stay in China. After it, I returned to my China home of Zhuhai for two days of preparations, reflection, and final good-byes to all... Posted on 9/29/12 at 8:47 AM
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Would-be Farmington business owners could have a new resource available to them if the city’s economic development authority pursues a partnership with a nonprofit group that has spent the past 25 years helping new and existing business owners make smarter decisions.
Neither incumbent filed for reelection in the Farmington City Council race and only one incumbent will compete again for a seat on the Farmington School Board, but residents will still have candidates to choose from.
Just when it looked like a budget and levy was set for 2012, the Farmington City Council decided to make one more change -- to go back to where they started.
On a 3-2 vote Monday, council members approved the 2012 levy of $8,565,982, which was the same as last year’s levy. In doing so, the city council removed $141,192 in fiscal disparities money that had been factored in to the 2012 budget.
City council and school board members seem to have some affection for the city’s Schmitz-Maki Arena, but beyond that there’s still not a very clear idea of what the future might hold for indoor ice in Farmington.
The presents have been opened, and the Christmas tree has lost some of its attraction. The ornaments have come down. Ornaments the packed up and put away.
Artificial trees can be stored in the basement, but have you ever wondered what happens to those real trees?
It seems there is a fair amount of interest in the vacant Farmington finance director position.
The city of Farmington received approximately 40 applications for the, and if all goes according to plan, one of those candidates will become the city’s next finance director.
The vehicle Sue Lockling describes as the minivan of its time does not look much like the modern soccer mom’s transportation of choice. There are no windows. There’s no roof. And the engine? It’s just one horsepower.
Granted, it’s a pretty big horse.
Over the past few weeks, Farmington parks and recreation director Randy Distad has been coming up some creative measures to help a proposal to turn the old city hall building into the new Rambling River Center. On Monday, he will find out if it worked.
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