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December 3, 2009
One more chance to talk budget
There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the city of Farmington's 2010 budget. Next week, residents get to weigh in one last time. A public hearing on the 2010 budget and levy is scheduled for Monday's city council meeting. Though the city is no longer required to...
December 3, 2009 - 1:43pm
April 30, 2009
History rolls into town
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. The vehicle in question is a...
April 30, 2009 - 3:07pm
April 9, 2009
City's cleanup days start April 18
April 18 kicks off Curbside Cleanup Days for Farmington residents. To keep the city clean and reduce excess traffic, residents are asked not to set items at the curb more than two days before their scheduled collection Saturday. Materials must be available for pickup by 7 a.m. Saturday;...
April 9, 2009 - 2:00pm
City budget is set for now
The last of the city of Farmington's 2009 budget adjustments have been made, but city council members are certainly not celebrating their achievements. City council member Christy Jo Fogarty expressed her displeasure before casting her vote in support of the last round of adjustments...
April 9, 2009 - 1:32pm
March 26, 2009
City is handling challenges, mayor says in State of the City
He might have been a little nervous, but Farmington mayor Todd Larson successfully pulled off his first State of the City address Thursday morning -- cough and all. Just a day before his address, Larson came down with a dry cough. He opened his March 25 address by holding a water...
March 26, 2009 - 2:08pm
March 5, 2009
City will cut hours, positions to make ends meet
With shorter summer hours at city hall and cuts to summer staffing levels the city of Farmington is turning to its employees to help make ends meet. Farmington city staff will take a cumulative $100,000 in pay cuts to help the city's budget this summer, but even that will not be...
March 5, 2009 - 7:00am
March 4, 2009
Editorial: Timing of city's decisions is disappointing
Timing is important. A few weeks ago we urged the Farmington city council to take action on a decision on whether to move its senior center into the building once occupied by city hall. To an extent, we're happy to have a decision. It's nice to know that building isn't going to...
March 4, 2009 - 3:24pm
February 25, 2009
Senior center decision could come Monday
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. Farmington City Council members...
February 25, 2009 - 2:49pm
Residents can evaluate city's efforts online
The city of Farmington wants to know how it's doing. Residents can email questions, concerns and service requests directly from the city's Web site at www.ci.farmington.mn.us. How does it work? First, visit the home page and see the "At-Your-Service" link. That link allows residents...
February 25, 2009 - 2:45pm
February 18, 2009
City council considers 2 new fees
Call it a revenue enhancement. Call it a new tax. But Farmington city council members might call proposed franchise fees "necessary." With $175,000 in state aid cuts in December, and the likelihood the city will lose another $350,000 in state aid in 2009, the city of Farmington has...
February 18, 2009 - 11:21am
January 29, 2009
City, district will cooperate on fiber optic project
A partnership between the city of Farmington and the Farmington School District should make communications at public buildings more reliable. The Farmington School Board approved an agreement Monday in which the two government entities will essentially swap fiber optic lines. The...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
January 20, 2009
Farmington honored as state's first Yellow Ribbon City
Major General Larry W. Shellito, Adjutant General of Minnesota, congratulated the Farmington community for its designation as the state's first...
January 20, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
A yellow-ribbon celebration Sunday at the Legion
In December, Farmington was recognized as Minnesota's first Yellow Ribbon City, a designation given to recognize the community's efforts to provide support to military men and women and their families through the newly-formed Warrior to Citizen program. But why Farmington? What...
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
City sets construction priorities
Though no new buildings are projected in Farmington's five-year future, plenty of road construction is. That means getting around the community will become easier. And, if all goes as planned, a few stoplights might come along the way. On Dec. 15, the Farmington City Council approved...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 18, 2008
Budget passes despite disagreement
The city of Farmington's 2009 budget was approved Monday night, but not without a last-ditch effort by two council members to save a staff position, and a feisty exchange between outgoing mayor Kevan Soderberg and council member Steve Wilson. For most purposes, the 2009 preliminary...
December 18, 2008 - 12:00am