Sunday, July 1, 2012
Duggan will challenge incumbent Sandra Krebsbach on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Name : Thomas Ultan Duggan Also known as : Ultie Age : 71 Place of residence : 232331 Copperfield Dr, Mendota Heights Job titles held : retired Employers : NA Running for a: city office Running for position: Mendota Heights Mayor Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Mendota Heights City Council Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA
Norton is running for one of two open seats on the Mendota Heights City Council.
Name : Mr. Steve Norton Place of residence : Mendota Heights Attended college : Yes College : St. John's University Degree : B.A. - Political Science and English Year of graduation : 2000 University : William Mitchell College of Law Area of research : Law Year of graduation : 2004 Job titles held : real estate broker and attorney Employers : Washington County Running for a: Local office Running for position: Mendota Heights City Council Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Website : www.SteveNorton.org
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Anyone registered for automatic bill pay by July 1 will get a chance at a free storm and sanitary sewer water bill.
The city of Mendota Heights wants to pay your sewer and stormwater utility bill—but in return, they’re asking residents to sign up for automatic bill pay. Anyone registered for the service by July 1 will be registered in a drawing for a free quarter of sewer fees. Anyone already registered will still be registered for the drawing. The minimum fee charged to a residential property is $60, and the city is willing to pay up to $150 for the winner. What may seem like a gimmick can save the city and residents real money over the long run. “It will be a good way to get more people aware of the program,” city administrator Justin Miller told the council on Tuesday. According to city information, there are 3,720 residential sewer accounts in the …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Declining property values and a new state program will increase the tax rate 8 percent.
Mendota Heights City Council approved a reduction in both the city’s levy and the city’s budget for 2012 at their meeting Tuesday night, but residents could see a small increase in city taxes due to a new state program. “This is a very responsible budget, and everyone worked very hard to keep expenses in line,” said Finance Director Kristen Schabacker. No residents spoke at the public hearing that accompanied the agenda item. The final levy approved is $58,379 less than the preliminary levy proposed in September, due to three refunded bonds that have reduced the city’s debt payments. Compared to the 2011 levy, the final levy will decrease by .51 percent to $6.17 million. The general fund budget will increase by 1.9 percent from the 2011 …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
One Mendota Heights city council member honored former mayor Charles Mertensotto in a poem.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Mendota Heights City Council recognized the death of former mayor Charles (Chuck) Mertensotto at their meeting Nov. 1. A moment of silence was followed by comments from the council and audience. Members of Mertensotto's family were present for the recognition. Council member Ultan Duggan read a poem he wrote in 2003 after Mertensotto retired from the council. The poem has been updated to reflect the former mayor's death. ODE TO CHUCK IN RIVER CITY by Ultan Duggan River City it's just fine, Like an aging wine. “Spacious and gracious," they say How did it get that way? Not so easy in River City "Keep taxes low,” citizens holler, Don't spend another dollar. On spending Chuck held the line: "Look it here, " not another dime. Lawyerly and …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Contract is scheduled to be approved for new city administrator.
the Mendota Heights City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Included in the agenda:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Former Mendota Heights Mayor Charles (Chuck) Mertensotto died Tuesday, Oct. 24 of cancer, according to his family. He was 83 years old. Mertensotto served the city as mayor for 16 years, eight consecutive terms. Before that, he served on the city council for 14 years. Over that time, he oversaw the transformation of the city from a rural town to the first-ring, fully developed suburb it is today. “Besides being a great dad and husband, he absolutely loved this city and wanted to see it develop and grow, and he’s very proud of it,” said his daughter Lynn Mertensotto Girouard, a Mendota Heights resident. Former council member Jill Smith worked with Mertensotto for eight years, and became a close friend. “I’ve always had a lot of respect for …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Special meeting called to deal with deadline issue.
The Mendota Heights City Council will meet 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to review a senior housing project proposed for Mendota Plaza. The White Pines project was recommended for denial in its current form by the planning commission last week. A problem with paperwork put additional deadline pressure on the process. Tuesday's meeting had been originally posted for public notice to review applications for the vacant position of city administrator.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Rules restrict what types of business can show up on your doorstep.
Mendota Heights residents may have fewer strangers ringing their doorbells, thanks to new language on an old ordinance regarding peddlers, canvassers and transient merchants. Changes to the city code were approved by the city council at their July 5 meeting. The council discussed and improved the law’s language over several previous meetings. The final version replaces the previous 1987 ordinance. The new language restricts door-to-door solicitors to only those protected by the U.S. Constitution and a handful of others who must register with the city before knocking on doors. By doing so, the language virtually eliminates the need for licensing. Girl Scouts selling cookies, churches selling raffle tickets and other charitable solicitations…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
More guidelines in the works for property owners.
Commercial properties could soon be subject to property maintenance codes like those required of homeowners. At the July 5 meeting, Mendota Heights City Council approved acquiring a detailed proposal on developing property maintenance codes for commercial properties. While homeowners are subject to property maintenance codes, there are currently no comparable codes for Mendota Heights businesses. At the meeting, assistant city administrator Jake Sedlacek presented two estimates from city planner Steve Grittman for developing a code draft. The council chose the less expensive option. For $3,200, Grittman will be able to develop a draft code based upon residential property code that also garners input from local business owners. “We do have…