Wright County and Corinna Township have been at odds over planning and zoning authority for several years – often having a contentious relationship that has included legal action being taken. In 2010, the county gave the township provisional planning and zoning autonomy, but had serious reservations about handing over shoreland authority to unilaterally approve zoning [...]
The Monticello School District’s annual Truth in Taxation meeting Monday evening yielded a 1.89 percent levy increase for the 2013-2014 school year and included a total certified levy of $10,773,434. This number is down from projections a month ago, which had called for a 3.16 percent bump. The projected number was released before all final [...]
There was something missing last week when Monticello City Council members removed and later discussed a consent agenda item involving FiberNet. Councilmember Tom Perrault was concerned about $4.45 million in 2012 proposed operating transfers to the city-owned telecommunications and broadband provider.“It seems like a lot of money,” he said. “I’m kind of concerned about how [...]
Directors with St. Cloud-based CentraCare Health Systems voted last Thursday to move ahead affiliation plans with New River Medical Center. Jeanine Nistler, CentraCare’s director of communications, confirmed CentraCare’s three governing boards had approved the affiliation partnership plan that was passed 6-1 by New River Medical Center’s Board of Directors on Nov. 26. Documentation regarding the [...]
Monticello Community Center users will be getting $80,000 in new exercise equipment next year and well as a 10 percent rate hike that will net the city $124,000.