Weekly E-Newsletter - Spring
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Thank you for signing up to receive the City of Elk River's weekly E-Newsletter! Here is everything you need to know about this past week, as well as news and information about upcoming projects, events, and more. Have a great week!

City Hall Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pothole Repair

Pothole Repair on Main Street 

Public Works crews joined forces with the Minnesota Department of Transportation today to patch a large area of Main Street just east of Highway 169 where numerous potholes had formed. Crews have been responding to pothole reports throughout the winter, filling problem areas with a temporary cold-patch material meant to full holes/cracks and provide a cushion for vehicle travel.

Now that hot-mix, a hardening asphalt mixture is available again (although in very high demand), you’ll see crews continuing to address potholes around the city in an effort to provide the best roadway surface possible to those traveling in and around Elk River.

To report a pothole, please fill out the online form available on the city's website, or call Elk River Public Works at 763.635.1120.

169 Redefine Logo

Stay Informed About the
'169 Redefine' Project with Notify Me

On Wednesday, March 20 ABRA Auto Body & Glass was the site of an Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce Jumpstart session, where Public Works Director/Chief Engineer Justin Femrite spoke to attendees about 169 Redefine. Femrite provided an overview of this Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project which will convert Highway 169 into a freeway, removing five stoplights from the Mississippi River north through Elk River, in addition to some history about the corridor and a timeline for work to begin.

Currently, MnDOT is in the very early phases of design, with an estimated construction start date of 2023. Residents are invited to stay in-the-know about 169 Redefine by signing up for Notify Me, the city’s online notification system, to receive updates straight to your email or cell phone, whenever new information becomes available. Learn more about 169 Redefine by visiting Elk River’s designated project webpage available here.

Seasonal Job Opportunities

Seasonal Employment Opportunities with the City of Elk River

Do you enjoy working with children? The Elk River Parks and Recreation Department is looking for fun, energetic and qualified candidates to fill several part-time, seasonal positions leading and assisting with summer programs, camps, and activities for children ages 6-12. 

Does your ideal summer job include working outdoors, getting your hands dirty, and helping to beautify some of Elk River’s most prized outdoor amenities? If so, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for candidates wishing to sample a career in street and park maintenance with several full-time, seasonal Public Works Street and Park Maintenance positions. 

To apply or learn more about Elk River’s seasonal job opportunities, including full position descriptions, qualifications, and more click here

Elk RiverFest Sponsorships

Business Exposure for a Great Cause

Are you a business or organization looking for a way to better connect with your local community while gaining valuable exposure? If so, don’t miss the chance to become a sponsor for Elk RiverFest 2019! Last year, the inaugural festival drew more than 5,000 people for food, games, live music and an amazing fireworks show. We’re pulling out all the stops to make this year’s event on Saturday, July 6 even bigger and better! 

First National Bank of Elk River will once again be the Signature Sponsor of Elk RiverFest, but there are many other sponsorship tiers available. Please note, each tier has a limited number of spots available for sponsorship, so don’t wait to secure your place! Click here to learn more about the various sponsorship opportunities or call Parks and Recreation at 763.635.1150.

March Volunteers of the Month

March Volunteers of the Month

Congratulations to Dan and Boni Fixell, Elk River’s March Volunteers of the Month! Dan and Boni are very busy in our community, serving through various United Way initiatives such as Community Connect, iEmpower Youth and Community Investment. They generously provide food rescue services for Target to CAER Food Shelf and assist our school district by distributing Community Education brochures and selling tickets for the high school theater performances. Dan and Boni are an active part of RiverCenter Christian Ministries, as well as Eve of the Arts. Dan and Boni Fixell, thank you for making Elk River such an amazing place – we appreciate you!

Each month the City of Elk River recognizes individuals for their outstanding volunteer efforts. Learn about award eligibility and nominate someone by clicking here

Liquor Store Specials March 18 - 31

Employment Opportunities 

  • Liquor Store Clerk (PT)
  • Seasonal Public Works Laborer (FT Seasonal)
  • Parks and Recreation Program Lead (PT Seasonal)
  • Parks and Recreation Program Assistant (PT Seasonal)
  • Maintenance Mechanic (FT)
  • Street Maintenance Operator II (FT)
  • Reserve Officer (PT)

To learn more about employment opportunities with the City of Elk River, please click here.
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