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October 16, 2014
Independent Town Pages election guide: Farmington City Council
Nov. 4 is right around the corner, and voters in Farmington and Rosemount have some choices to make. In addition to statewide politics, there...
October 16, 2014 - 2:59pm
Farmington council makes plans for utility fee increases
Utility fees in the city of Farmington will go up. Of that, there is no question. But a new plan outlined Monday may lessen the blow every year. The city of Farmington charges residents utility fees for water use, sanitary sewer use and storm water management. At a city council workshop...
October 16, 2014 - 12:25pm
Open house scheduled for Farmington's 195th Street project
Getting around the mid-section of Farmington will be a little tricky next summer, thanks to a major road reconstruction project scheduled for...
October 16, 2014 - 12:23pm
October 9, 2014
Former city of Farmington employee files complaint
The city of Farmington is facing a potential lawsuit, brought on by former city planner, Lee Smick. Smick was fired from her position as city planner in February, after 17 years with the city of Farmington. According to Farmington city attorney Joel Jamnik, the city of Farmington...
October 9, 2014 - 10:33am
September 13, 2014
Farmington council examines recycling fees
No one is particularly sure why, but it seems that when the city of Farmington started its recycling program in the mid-1990s, multifamily lots — mostly apartments, but some townhomes as well — were not charged for the service. But 20 years later, that could change. At a Monday...
September 13, 2014 - 7:28am
City of Farmington’s share of taxes will go up
Farmington residents will likely see some increase in the city portion of their property taxes in the coming year if the city council backs the 2015 preliminary budget and tax levy set during the Sept. 2 meeting. Council members worked on the 2015 budget and tax levy for more than...
September 13, 2014 - 7:21am
September 7, 2014
Farmington administrator McKnight gets good marks on review
Farmington city administrator David McKnight is meeting or exceeding the expectations of Farmington City Council members, according to a summary of his recent annual performance review. McKnight celebrated his third anniversary with the city of Farmington on Aug. 29. In preparation,...
September 7, 2014 - 7:44am
City of Farmington will pay $38,000 to settle dispute with officer
After 28 years on the Farmington Police Department, sergeant Kevin Mincke has taken his retirement. But not without a fight. On Monday, the Farmington City Council agreed to terms of a settlement agreement that restored Mincke’s title as sergeant and awarded him more than $38,000....
August 7, 2014 - 1:21pm
August 1, 2014
City of Farmington approaches financial stability
It seems hard work pays off, and the city of Farmington has received that benefit this year. The city of Farmington’s general fund balance survived one of the two worst months of the fiscal year. And that’s a good sign that the city is on its way to regaining financial stability. For...
August 1, 2014 - 7:07am
June 13, 2014
City of Farmington zeroes in on pool plan
Farmington’s outdoor pool gets to be a pretty busy place during the hot days of summer. But the pool has been open for 44 years, and city officials...
June 13, 2014 - 2:10pm
June 12, 2014
Tax increase likely for Farmington in 2015
With a proposed 6.6 percent net tax levy increase on the books for 2015, Farmington City Council members have officially started their budgeting process. At a Monday workshop, council members got the first look at the proposed general fund and debt service fund budgets and tax levies...
June 12, 2014 - 7:59am
June 7, 2014
City of Farmington starts budget discussions Monday
Farmington finance director Robin Hanson is not ready to make any projections when it comes to the 2015 budget and levy. But give it a month or two, and she’ll have a much better handle on both. The Farmington City Council will meet with Hanson and city staff on Monday to start...
June 7, 2014 - 7:49am
June 6, 2014
Farmington council gets first look at updated strategic plan
Farmington city council member Doug Bonar has likened the city’s new strategic plan to an onion. Onions, after all, have many layers. So does the proposed strategic plan. Introduced to the city council in draft form as part of Monday’s regular meeting, the strategic plan is the...
June 6, 2014 - 2:45pm
May 22, 2014
City of Farmington hires a community development director
It has been eight years since the city of Farmington eliminated its community development director position, but as of Monday, the position is...
May 22, 2014 - 12:53pm
May 18, 2014
Farmington streamlines city's agendas
Accessing the city of Farmington’s meeting agendas from mobile devices just got a little bit easier. And a little more efficient for city staff, too. The city of Farmington has entered into a license agreement with Novusolutions to implement a meeting management solution called...
May 18, 2014 - 7:38am