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May 26, 2009
Afton settlement agreement put on hold
Afton's settlement agreement with FOC, LLC and Atomic Properties will have to wait until the June meeting before it is official. A lawsuit was brought upon the city in 2007 after the plaintiffs had purchased 69 acres of land that had been rezoned as industrial in the city's comprehensive...
May 26, 2009 - 3:47pm
February 25, 2009
Afton City Council meetings' minutes to be abbreviated
As if city administrator Jim Norman didn't already have enough to do in Afton, he will now also be taking the minutes for the council meetings. At the Afton City Council's Feb. 18 workshop, the council agreed that in order to save money, they are going to terminate their agreement...
February 25, 2009 - 1:03pm
January 7, 2009
Afton releases DEAW on center project
The city of Afton has prepared a draft environmental assessment worksheet (DEAW) for a proposed residential development. It is planned as a mixed residential/retail development in the "Old Village" of Afton. The development includes the establishment of a wastewater treatment plant,...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
August 20, 2008
Afton council filing period to start
Filing opens next week for the positions of Mayor and council members for wards 1 and 4 in Afton. Candidates for the ward positions must live in the ward in which they are standing for election (and have lived there for at least 30 days prior to the election) and be at least 21 years...
August 20, 2008 - 12:00am
July 30, 2008
Minutes: Better late than never
Ten sets of minutes from meetings dating back to Feb. 21 were approved at the Afton City Council meeting on July 15. Council member Peg Nolz questioned whether there was any point in publishing the minutes, as the statutory deadline (30 days from the date of the meeting) had been...
July 30, 2008 - 12:00am
July 23, 2008
Afton council retains interim administrator
Last Tuesday, July 15, the Afton City Council voted to retain interim city administrator Jim Norman through the end of the year. Just a week later, the Rosemount City Council was last night (July 22) due to decide whether to hire Norman as its permanent city administrator from a...
July 23, 2008 - 12:00am
June 19, 2008
Afton's Putnam Blvd. bridge to be reopened for emergency vehicles
The Putnam Boulevard bridge in Afton will be reopened -- but only to emergency vehicles while construction work takes place on the County Road 18 bridge this summer. The decision was made at a special council meeting in Afton on June 9, following a request from the fire department. The...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am
June 18, 2008
Tower moratorium enacted in Afton
Afton has imposed a one-year moratorium on any new communication tower applications. The decision was made at a special council meeting on May 9, according to interim city administrator Jim Norman. "When you pass a moratorium, under state statute it has to be for a purpose," he...
June 18, 2008 - 12:00am
May 7, 2008
Open house on floodplain maps in Afton sees low turnout
A city open house on the subject of redrawn floodplain maps around Afton did not prove as popular as hoped. "We had less than anticipated or expected," said interim administrator Jim Norman. "There were hopes that there would be a rush of people after they got off work, but actually...
May 7, 2008 - 12:00am
February 26, 2008
Afton names interim city administrator
Afton has chosen its interim city administrator. James E. Norman accepted the position Tuesday morning (Feb. 26). Afton's current administrator, Shelly Strauss, works her last day Friday, Feb. 29 and city council members had hoped to have her replacement in place swiftly. Norman...
February 26, 2008 - 12:00am