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Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
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January 16, 2014
Pull tabs pay out big for Farmington Fire Department
Sure, playing pull tabs is fun. Winning at pull tabs is even better. But over the past year or so, playing pull tabs has also helped reduce the burden on Farmington taxpayers, and increased the safety of Farmington firefighters. It’s been just over a year since the Farmington Fire...
January 16, 2014 - 2:30pm
Farmington ice arena project is a learning experience
Rob Juncker is the first to admit 2013 didn’t go exactly as planned. But it was a heck of an education. Juncker is a member of Ice for Tigers,...
January 16, 2014 - 2:27pm
Study finds market for a hotel in Farmington
Ask around, and just about anyone would agree – Farmington really could use a hotel. Now that reality is one step closer. In 2013, the city of Farmington was approached by a company called BriMark Builders, city administrator David McKnight said. BriMark had looked at Farmington...
January 16, 2014 - 2:24pm
January 9, 2014
Farmington housing construction picks up steam in 2013
The numbers don’t lie — 2013 was a big year for housing construction in Farmington. The city of Farmington issued 121 building permits for single-family residences in 2013. That’s almost double the number issued in 2012, when 68 permits were issued for single-family housing....
January 9, 2014 - 2:21pm
November 15, 2013
Dakota County seeks feedback on community assessment
The Dakota County Public Health Department is requesting feedback from people who live or work in Dakota County on a new report, “Healthy People/Healthy Communities: 2013 Dakota County Community Health Assessment.” The community health assessment provides a comprehensive picture...
November 15, 2013 - 4:55pm
November 7, 2013
See, click and help fix Farmington’s problems
These days, more and more people have smartphones, and Farmington city administrator David McKnight sees a way those phones can be put to use for the good of the community. McKnight recently came across a new app for smartphones called See Click Fix. It allows residents to report...
November 7, 2013 - 11:59am
Keep your clubs out of Farmington parks
From now on, golfers are going to have to find someplace other than Farmington parks if they want to get some extra practice. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved an amendment to the ordinance that regulates prohibited activities in parks, effectively making it unlawful...
November 7, 2013 - 11:39am
Study says city of Farmington should be paying higher wages
A recent study of the salaries of city of Farmington employees suggests that a few changes be made to the salary structure to bring local wages more in line with market standards. Conducted by the consultant group Fox Lawson, the wage study findings were presented to the Farmington...
November 7, 2013 - 11:36am
October 24, 2013
New Farmington sledding hill is in the works
Kids are going to have to wait one more year before they’re able to use a hill for sledding at the new Hillview Park in Farmington. But next year, they’ll have plenty of opportunity to go sledding. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved a plan to construct the new...
October 24, 2013 - 1:31pm
October 10, 2013
Farmington council certifies delinquent payments
A total of 526 delinquent Farmington utility accounts were certified to be rolled into special assessments for those homeowners during Monday’s city council meeting. The Farmington City Council held its annual certification of delinquent municipal services public hearing during...
October 10, 2013 - 12:09pm
Farmington's liquor store sales are up
The Farmington Liquor Store is doing a lot of good things around the community these days, thanks to increased sales in the city’s two city-run...
October 10, 2013 - 11:46am
September 19, 2013
New rules coming for home upkeep in Farmington
A new property maintenance code is one step closer to being approved after Monday’s Farmington City Council meeting. The proposed Property Maintenance Code is designed to help city officials regulate the condition of homes in the community. More specifically, it will help to...
September 19, 2013 - 2:16pm
Dakota County’s share of property taxes could go down
Dakota County taxpayers could see a slight reduction in the county portion of their property taxes next year. At its regular meeting last week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners set a preliminary 2014 tax levy of $128,506,313, a .5 percent reduction from the approved 2013...
September 19, 2013 - 2:13pm
September 12, 2013
Resident requests ordinance prohibiting golf in Farmington parks
Farmington resident Kevin Collins is tired of finding golf balls in his front yard. That's why he's asked the city of Farmington to reconsider an ordinance prohibiting golfers from practicing their swings in the city's parks. Collins lives across the street from the Dakota County...
September 12, 2013 - 12:43pm
September 5, 2013
Positive review for Farmington city administrator
Farmington city administrator David McKnight received good marks during his annual review in August. McKnight marked his second anniversary with the city of Farmington on Aug. 29, at which time he received a salary increase of $3,390, according to a report on McKnight’s annual...
September 5, 2013 - 2:52pm