Spring Elk River


Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Agendas and Meeting Materials

Economic Development Authority Beautification Committee - July 9
Utilities Commission - July 10
Parks and Recreation Commission - July 11 - Cancelled


Current Job Openings

Part-time Liquor Store Clerk 
Election Judge
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Elk RiverFest 2018 Graphic

Fireworks to Cap Off Elk RiverFest on July 7

Independence Day celebrations don’t end on July 4 in our community – we’re keeping the fun going with the new Elk RiverFest celebration on Saturday, July 7, in downtown Elk River. After a full evening of family fun on July 7, Elk RiverFest will conclude with an amazing fireworks display starting at 10 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from Elk River High School, visible from downtown, but event organizers believe Lion John Weicht Park, located at 1104 Lions Park Drive, will offer spectators the best vantage point for the show.


Schedule of Activities

4:00 - 7:30 p.m.     Kids Fun Zone  Experience all the festival fun with inflatables,
                              touch-a-truck, chalk fun, and much more.
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.     Family Activities  All ages are welcome to join in on the Slow Bike
                              Challenge or Boat Regatta, and more.
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.     Riverside Market  Check out more than 20 booths of art, crafts, and
                              vintage goods.
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.     Beer Garden  Sample a variety of specialty brews.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.     Concert  "The Night the Music Lived"
10:00 p.m.             Fireworks  Enjoy the display from Lion John Weicht Park or Salk
                              Middle School.

Items pulled from compost pile that don't belong

Our Compost Site is Not Your Trashcan

When you think of compostable material, do you think of things like concrete barriers, plastic edging material, a hydraulic pump of some sort, or painted boards littered with nails and screws? Well, apparently someone did, as this is the pile of illegally dumped debris pulled from the Elk River Compost Site (19000 Proctor Rd. NW) last week. To the resident(s) who illegally dumped this junk – congrats on the spring cleaning, but we doubt your neighbors and fellow taxpayers will appreciate the 40+ hours of staff time needed to sift through the compost pile to remove this junk, which then needed to be loaded into two dump trucks, and hauled to the landfill, where we picked up the tab.

Composting reduces solid waste, improves soil and water quality, provides nutrients to stimulate plant growth, and so much more. We love being able to offer this free service to residents, but our Compost Site is NOT your trashcan. The only materials accepted here include: grass clippings, leaves, sod, brush, and branches that do not exceed 6 inches in diameter. There is also a bin for disposing of oil, filters, and antifreeze. For more information on the Elk River Compost Site, please click here.

Garage Sale Signs

The Scoop on Signs in Elk River

Tis the season for garage sales, graduation parties, neighborhood gatherings, and so much more! Signs are an important and effective way to get the word out about these kinds of events, but where you place the signs is equally as important. Elk River City Code allows signs to be placed on private property, with the owner’s permission. Signs placed in public right-of-ways are prohibited and are removed by Code Enforcement Officers. We don’t want your signs - help us help you by NOT placing signs in the following areas:

  • In the public right-of-way which is generally 10 feet from the curb into a yard
  • On existing objects within the right-of-way like utility poles, street lights, trees, traffic signs, etc.
  • In the median of a divided roadway
  • On a sidewalk or boulevard
  • On city property, including ball fields, park benches, playgrounds, etc.

Signs removed by Elk River city staff are left in a bin outside of the Elk River Maintenance Facility, located at 19000 Procter Ave. Please keep in mind, this bin is accessible to everyone so if your sign is a good one, it may not last long. Still have questions? Please call Code Enforcement at 763-635-1067.

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Recycle Coach App

Get up-to-date recycling/garbage collection information on your smartphone.  Sign up for alerts so you never miss another collection day!  Also, learn about how to properly dispose of odd items.  Make life a little bit easier and download the app today!

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Elections 2018

Seeking Election Judges

Election Judges are essential to our democracy! Election judges staff polling places, administer election procedures and ensure the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. The city needs about 100 elections judges for the August 14, 2018, Primary Election, and the November 6, 2018, General Election.
To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be eligible to vote.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Not be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of a candidate on the ballot in the same precinct.
  • Complete a mandatory two-hour online election judge training. A link to the training will be emailed to you when you are hired.
  • Pay is $9.65 per hour.
  • Apply Here

Training and service on both the Primary and General election days are paid.
**Please note: It is not necessary for you to complete work history on this application.  If the system requires you to enter something, you can just type NA. 


*Updated* Highway 10 - Lake Orono Bridge Project 

Eastbound Highway 10 is reduced to a single lane of traffic 24/7 between Joplin St and Upland Ave in Elk River. Westbound is open to two narrow lanes with periodic lane closures. Reduced speeds of 45 mph both directions through the work zone. Crews are currently in the process of reconstructing the westbound lanes and bridge. 

Access to local businesses and residences to be maintained and open, follow directional signs. Full Information

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