Weekly E-Newsletter - Summer

Dear Subscriber:

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 weekend!


City Hall Summer Hours:
(M-Th) 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(F) 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Solar Installation at City Hall

Solar Installation at City Hall

Did you notice some action on the east side of Elk River City Hall throughout the week? That's because Blue Horizon Energy crews began construction on a 5 kW solar installation funded through a Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) grant! MMPA selected the City of Elk River as the recipient of the Hometown Solar Grant because of city hall’s location near the popular Orono Park and adjacent frequently-traveled walking/biking path. 

Construction is nearly complete, with a few housekeeping items to finish up before the panels are powered up. The installation will serve as an educational asset to teach people how sunlight is converted into energy.


Sips on Main Presale Tickets Available Now

Elk RiverFest 'Sips on Main' Pre-Sale
Ticket and Glass Sale Starts Today

Gather your friends for a great time at Elk RiverFest on Saturday, July 6! In addition to food, games, and live music by Buddy Holly tribute band, The Night the Music Lived, you won’t want to miss Sips on Main.

This tasting event offers unlimited samples from more than 20 beer and wine vendors including Shiner, Kona, AEGIR, Summit, Castle Danger and more! Buy your Sips on Main tickets now for just $20 and you’ll take home a commemorative glass and save $5! Tickets available at City Hall, the Farmers Market, and at Northbound and Westbound Liquor Stores while supplies last! Entry to Sips on Main on July 6 during Elk RiverFest is $25.

Remember, sampling cups will be provided so please leave your commemorative glass at home. 
You must be 21+ to enter Sips on Main. Present your ticket and ID at the city's information booth to get your wristband.



NTU Pet Photo Contest

Night to Unite Pet Photo Contest

Enter your pet in the 2019 Night to Unite photo contest for a chance to win prizes from Chuck & Don’s and PetSmart! Three winners will be selected and announced on Tuesday, August 6 during Night to Unite. 

Photo captions are encouraged!  The photo must include your pet (one per photo) and the Elk River Police Department (ERPD) bandana. These special bandanas are free and can be picked up at the Elk River Police Department, Chuck and Don’s or PetSmart.

Click here to enter the contest. The deadline to submit photos is Friday, July 19 at 4:30 pm. Click here to learn more about Night to Unite. 


City Beautification Award

City Beautification Award - 
We Want Your Nominations!

The City of Elk River strives to recognize businesses who go above and beyond to make their property shine. Every month from May to October, a different business is presented with the City Beautification Award, a public acknowledgment of appreciation to business owners who’ve made an effort to clean, repair, improve, and/or enhance the overall aesthetics of their property.

Nominate your favorite local business by clicking here, today!



Orono Park Clean Up Day Event

Orono Park Clean Up Event

Join the Orono Park clean up efforts on Saturday, July 13. We’ll start cleaning at 10:00 a.m. and wrap up with games and grillin’. Everyone is welcome, so bring your family, friends and neighbors!
 
Let’s all pitch in to tidy up the beach, playground, pathways, ball field and shelter areas so residents can enjoy this Elk River outdoor gem all summer long. Bocce ball, bean bag toss and other fun activities will be available, as well as beer, pop and freshly-grilled lunch options, sponsored by Shiner Beers. They will even be giving away a few prizes for volunteers!


Fire Hydrant Clearance

Keeping Fire Hydrants
Clear is a Year-Round Job

Keeping fire hydrants clear during the warmer months is just as important as it is when it's snowing outside! After recent hydrant flushing, multiple obstructed hydrants in Elk River were brought to the attention of the Elk River Fire Department. Help us by checking the hydrants in your neighborhood for any obstructions. In the event of an emergency seconds count, and if the hydrant needed to fight a fire at your home isn't accessible to emergency personnel that's putting both your family and your property at greater risk.

MN State Fire Code Section 507.5.4 (Obstruction). Unobstructed access to fire hydrants shall be maintained at all times. The fire department shall not be deterred or hindered from gaining immediate access to fire protection or water supply equipment.

MN State Fire Code Section 507.5.5 (Clear space around hydrants). A 3-foot space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants.


Liquor Store Specials June 10-23
Liquor Store Specials June 24 - July 7

Employment Opportunities 

  • Seasonal Wastewater Laborer (FT Seasonal)
To learn more about employment opportunities with the City of Elk River, please click here.
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