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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Omnibus Tax Bill Signed by Governor Tim Walz

WHATS NEXT FOR ACTIVE ELK RIVEROn Thursday, May 31, Governor Tim Walz signed the 2019 Omnibus Tax Bill into law, authorizing the City of Elk River to impose a local option sales tax of one-half of one percent (half-cent) to fund $35 million in bonding for recreation facilities, park enhancements, trail extensions and dredging of Lake Orono. 

At the Monday, June 3 the City Council approved an enabling resolution and will approve a new sales tax ordinance on June 17. City staff are now preparing for a bond sale and bid opening for the multipurpose facility. Demolition/construction is tentatively scheduled for July 8. City staff has also been working very closely with ISD #728 leadership on the final construction details.

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