Harris City Council

The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the July 14 Harris City Council meeting.  Grader purchase possible  The city of Harris continues to move closer to purchasing an updated grader. As one was being considered, the council put a request for bids. The original seller, Ziegler Caterpillar, submitted the bid on its 2000 [...]

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The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the June 9 Harris City Council meeting. Harris city audit Dennis Oberloh with Oberloh & Associates presented the 2013 Harris city audit. Oberloh’s opinion of the Harris accounts was that they were clean. The city followed the rules of how the accounts should be kept for [...]

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Now that the snow is gone for a while — hopefully — the road maintenance focus in Harris has shifted from snow removal to grading. The city has a grader, but it’s old and in need of repairs. It was manufactured in 1976 and purchased by the city approximately 20 years ago. The question before [...]

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The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the April 14 Harris City Council meeting.  Push for compliance with properties The Harris City Council is working at getting properties into compliance and keeping them there. On Monday night, resident Richard Johnson brought a request for a conditional use permit to operate an auction facility on [...]

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The Harris City Council ran into a conundrum with city properties that are in violation of zoning and building regulations. The question is whether to enforce the regulations and allow the non-compliance to exist as it has, in some cases, for years, or enforce the regulations and potentially have empty buildings in Harris. The council [...]

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The final levy that the Harris City Council will send to the Chisago County treasurer for property taxes to be paid in 2014 will be the same amount as council the sent the prior year. Here’s how the numbers break down: $282,249 for the general fund, $90,000 for the water fund and $95,251 for the [...]

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