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Willmar City Council

August 13, 2017
File Photo / TribuneThe Willmar City Council has begun reviewing the work session meeting structure. The question to be answered is whether to return to the committee meetings or stay with the work sessions.
Work session versus committee meetings in Willmar City Council
August 13, 2017 - 10:13pm
August 12, 2017
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The Willmar City Council discussed joining the Highway 23 Coalition, which is trying to push state and federal lawmakers to fund transportation project to make Highway 23 from Willmar to St. Cloud completely four-lane.
Willmar considers joining the Highway 23 Coalition
August 12, 2017 - 7:45am
August 9, 2017
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The Willmar City Council has amended its policy that allows businesses to reduce the purchase price of land in the Industrial Park by bringing in new jobs and increasing the property's tax value. The write-down in the amended policy taking effect Jan. 1 will be capped at 75 percent of the purchase price. Businesses will also need to pay their new employees at least $14.25 per hour to be eligible for the write-down.
Industrial Park land write-down policy amended
August 9, 2017 - 9:54pm
August 8, 2017
Submitted / TribuneConcept of the Rice Park splash pad. It will have 21 different features, for both younger and older children.
Willmar council OKs more Rice Park improvements, work on Miller Park tennis courts
August 8, 2017 - 6:37am
August 5, 2017
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Willmar City Council to meet Monday
August 5, 2017 - 9:46am
July 25, 2017
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The city of Willmar is exploring the possible purchase of the old Hardware Hank Express building, which is located directly behind the City Auditorium and adjacent to the City Office Building. The property could be used to expand the city offices.
Willmar looks toward future for city offices
July 25, 2017 - 7:29am
July 24, 2017
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Members of the Willmar City Council and city staff attended a retreat Saturday at Bremer Bank in Willmar. The goal was to prioritize projects the council wants to focus on in the next few years. In this exercise they were asked to place dots on the projects they supported the most.
It wasn't easy, but Willmar City Council starts to prioritize
July 24, 2017 - 6:32am
July 17, 2017
Discussion on amending Willmar land write down policy continues
July 17, 2017 - 9:57pm
July 15, 2017
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Willmar City Council to discuss land write-down Monday
July 15, 2017 - 7:24am
July 8, 2017
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Stormwater ponds like this one near Baker Field in southwest Willmar are scattered across the city. These ponds gather excess stormwater and store it until it's able to drain. Willmar Public Works is responsible for maintaining these ponds to make sure they operate efficiently and correctly.
MPCA fine paid as city looks back on stormwater projects in 2016
July 8, 2017 - 7:02am
July 3, 2017
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Sunday liquor sales to continue in Willmar
July 3, 2017 - 7:57pm
June 29, 2017
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The Willmar Police Department has asked the City Council for funding to replace this Ford Crown Victoria, which is used by the department's K-9 unit, and four other department vehicles. The City Council is expected to vote on the request Monday.
City Council to consider five new police vehicles
June 29, 2017 - 7:22am
June 25, 2017
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A redevelopment tax increment finance district is being considered for property along First Street and Minnesota Avenue in Willmar. A developer is already interested in a commercial project on the west side of First Street.
Willmar considers TIF district on First Street
June 25, 2017 - 8:52pm
Highway 12 portion of Willmar Wye can move forward
June 25, 2017 - 8:49pm
June 23, 2017
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The Willmar City Council is considering amending the land write-down policy and business subsidy policy. The policies allow businesses to reduce the purchase price of land in the Industrial Park by bringing in new jobs and increasing the property's tax value.
Willmar may tighten land write-downs
June 23, 2017 - 6:34am
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