Weekly E-Newsletter - Fall

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 Hours:
(M-F) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

169 Redefine Public Open House

169 Redefine Public Open House

You’re invited to join staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), City of Elk River and Sherburne County, on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Elk River City Hall (13065 Orono Parkway) for an informal open house to discuss 169 Redefine. At the event, attendees can view the preliminary design that will convert Hwy 169 to a freeway.
All are welcome at the open house - residents, business representatives, and any other interested parties. The project team will be available to answer questions and address any concerns.
When complete in 2024, the estimated $157 million Corridors of Commerce funded project will increase capacity, reduce bottle necks, and improve overall traffic flow and accessibility and safety for motorists and pedestrians. 

Never miss a 169 Redefine update by signing up for Notify Me, the city’s online notification tool which sends project-specific updates straight to your email or smartphone, whenever new information becomes available. Additional information on this MnDOT project can be found on the city’s website

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Active Elk River - September 2019 Construction Progress Report

It has been a busy month for crews working on the Multipurpose Facility and Lion John Weicht Park! Click here to check out the September 2019 Active Elk River Progress Report to learn what project milestones have been hit during the last month, view updated construction photos, and more!

Never miss an Active Elk River update by signing up for Notify Me, the city's online notification system which allows you to customize what news you'd like to be alerted to, and where you'd like that info to go whether it's your email inbox or smart device.

Dock Removal for the Season Oct. 15

Lake Orono Dock Removal, Oct. 15

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” – Unknown

With that seasonal sentiment, please be aware on Tuesday, October 15 Elk River Parks Division staff members will remove the dock at the Lake Orono boat launch for the season. 

Until next year, Lake Orono!

Agendas Available Prior to Meetings

Council, Commission Agendas, 
Just One-Click Away 

Did you know you can view agendas for upcoming City Council and Commission meetings prior to the actual meeting date? For example, City Council meetings are held the first and third Monday of every month and the agenda is available on the city’s website the Friday before.

Visit ElkRiverMN.gov/agendas to check out what items will be discussed at the Monday, October 7 meeting, which includes projects updates on 169 Redefine, Active Elk River, and more!

Fall Clean Up, October 12

Fall Clean Up Day, October 12

Next Saturday (October 12) is Elk River’s annual Fall Clean Up Day from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Maintenance Facility (19000 Proctor Ave. NW). This event is open to all Sherburne County residents (with proof of residency), and gives people an opportunity to recycle or dispose of unwanted household items for free, or at a discounted rate. Appliances, electronics, mattresses, tires, bicycles, and more can be disposed of at the event. Please review the list of accepted items and complete the form before arrival. Credit cards will not be accepted, so please bring cash or check for payment.
Full details and forms available here. Contact the Environmental Division for additional information at 763-635-1000 or via email.

20th Annual Family Spooktacular

20th Annual Family Spooktacular

Toddlers and teens alike will enjoy the spooktacular festivities as they arrive in costume to collect candy and treats from participating businesses and organizations. Each paid participant will receive a free, reusable bag for trick-or-treating. We’ll have all sorts of activities such as hayrides, crafts, games and music. Compete in our costume contest where there’s no set theme, so anything goes. You can be scary, funny or just plain creative!

The event runs from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 and is open to all ages. Please note, due to construction at Lion John Weicht Park, this year’s event will be held at Orono Park. 

Tickets are just $3 in advance, or $5 at the door. Buy online now or stop by the City of Elk River Parks and Recreation office located at 13065 Orono Parkway.

Elk River Parks and Recreation is looking for local businesses and organizations to join the fun. Boost your brand awareness by sponsoring a booth on the Treat Trail. There is no cost for space, we just ask that you bring treats for our guests! To sign up or learn more click here.

Liquor Store Specials

Liquor Store Specials Sept 30 - Oct 13

Employment Opportunities 

  • Ice Arena Worker/Ice Resurfacer - PT

  • Public Works Fall Seasonal Laborer - FT
  • Skating Instructor - PT
  • Liquor Store Clerk - PT

To learn more about employment opportunities with the city click here.

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