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February 6, 2014
Farmington dismisses city planner
After 17 years with the city of Farmington, city planner Lee Smick has been fired. Farmington city council members approved city administrator David McKnight’s recommendation to dismiss Smick during Monday’s city council meeting. The item was placed on the city’s consent agenda. Smick...
February 6, 2014 - 12:50pm
December 5, 2013
Eureka will take a closer look at agritourism options
Eureka Township officials are trying to determine just what agritourism means, and how it should be implemented in their township. An agritourism task force has been meeting since October to identify a definition and parameters to the term. The outcome of the process will help the...
December 5, 2013 - 1:24pm
Pay scale changes for Farmington city workers
Farmington City Council members have approved the first phase of a process to make the salaries of Farmington city employees more competitive with similar salaries in the market. On Monday, council members approved implementation of a new 11-step wage scale that will start with adjusting...
December 5, 2013 - 1:23pm
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
New rules target neglected homes in Farmington
A new ordinance went into effect on Tuesday, and it’s goal is to eliminate “eyesore” kinds of homes around Farmington. The city’s new property maintenance ordinance is designed to get homeowners who have neglected the exteriors of their properties to finish projects or...
October 24, 2013 - 1:07pm
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
September 4, 2013
Farmington council approves 2014 preliminary levy, budget
After years of putting it off, the Farmington City Council effectively agreed to lay off a police officer when they approved the 2014 budget and tax levy Tuesday. Even with that proposed $97,000 budget cut, though, many residents will still likely see an increase in the city's portion...
September 4, 2013 - 8:48am
August 13, 2013
Farmington council wants study for new pool options
If a new swimming pool is in Farmington's future, it's pretty likely a levy referendum to pay for that pool will be in Farmington's future, as well. The timing of both is yet to be determined, but Farmington City Council and parks and recreation commission members agree that now...
August 13, 2013 - 12:13pm
August 6, 2013
Council, parks board will talk about Farmington's outdoor pool
Most people probably will not think twice when the Farmington outdoor pool closes for the season Aug. 18. It happens every year, and most forget about the pool by the time the school year starts two weeks later. Most people, though, aren't on the Farmington City Council or the parks...
August 6, 2013 - 4:13pm