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October 19, 2016
City of Farmington tax increase may be reduced to 3.99 percent
The 2017 tax levy for the city of Farmington may not be as high as expected. City staff and the Farmington City Council held a work session Oct. 10 with a goal of reducing the proposed levy to 3.99 percent. In September, the city council approved a preliminary tax levy increase of...
October 19, 2016 - 5:30am
October 8, 2016
Three meetings set to explain Farmington's referendum questions
The city of Farmington is hosting three meetings in October to answer any questions about the two referendum questions on the Nov. 8 general...
October 8, 2016 - 5:44am
October 5, 2016
City of Farmington's second quarter budget better than last year
The city of Farmington's budget is on track, with revenues exceeding budgeted expectations in the second quarter report. "The city's mid-year fund balance position is stronger than one year ago," said Robin Hanson, finance director. She presented the report to the Farmington City...
October 5, 2016 - 4:28pm
September 21, 2016
Developer's unique neighborhood design would keep rural aesthetic
A different kind of neighborhood may be coming to Farmington this spring, one that incorporates the farm into the development. True Gravity Ventures,...
September 21, 2016 - 4:17pm
September 7, 2016
Farmington property taxes to go up in 2017
For the fourth year in a row, the Farmington City Council has voted to raise property taxes. In 2017, taxes could go up 4.94 percent or $52.72 annually for the average household. The council has until Dec. 5 to finalize the amount. The decision came at Tuesday night's council meeting,...
September 7, 2016 - 12:20pm
Farmington opts out of state law on "granny pods"
Sorry granny, no backyard pod for you in Farmington. The city has opted out of the new state law, effective Sept. 1, that allows for temporary living quarters to be set up on a caregiver's property. Written into the legislation was an option for cities to opt out if they felt it doesn't...
September 7, 2016 - 8:23am
September 2, 2016
Farmingon city administrator earns council's praise and gets a raise
Farmington's City Administrator David McKnight got the City Council's stamp of approval and a raise in his recent performance evaluation. "I'm happy with the job David has been doing," Mayor Todd Larson said. "He brings a lot of great qualities to the city, things like big picture...
September 2, 2016 - 5:30am
October 8, 2015
Want to pick the city's new logo?
Farmington city council members rejected proposed updates to the city’s logo Monday as too abstract. Staff members want to know if residents...
October 8, 2015 - 11:04am
November 20, 2014
City will review policy on business subsidies
The last time the city of Farmington reviewed its business subsidy policy it was 2002, several years before recession reshaped the business community. Starting Monday, new community development director Adam Kienberger wants to work with the city’s economic development authority...
November 20, 2014 - 4:36pm
August 30, 2012
Help could be coming for beginner businesses
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. The Metropolitan...
August 30, 2012 - 8:54am
August 15, 2012
City, school board races fill up
After more than a week of looking like it would be an easy decision for voters, there is finally some competition in Farmington's mayoral and city council races. Farmington resident Jerry Wear and former city council member David Pritzlaff joined incumbent mayor Todd Larson on the...
August 15, 2012 - 1:20pm
December 6, 2011
City council makes another budget change
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. The decision...
December 6, 2011 - 10:45am
February 11, 2010
Decisions slow to come on arena
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 two government boards heard recommendations Feb. 3 from a task...
February 11, 2010 - 2:25pm
January 10, 2010
A second life for Christmas trees
The presents have been opened, and the Christmas tree has lost some of its attraction. The ornaments have come down. Ornaments the packed up...
January 10, 2010 - 2:33pm
December 3, 2009
Finance job draws a lot of interest
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 position...
December 3, 2009 - 1:46pm