Life Looking Back for June 20, 2014

MAC asks upgrading of Anoka County airport

June 17, the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) took the first step to upgrade the Anoka County Airport to a first class general aviation facility similar to Flying Cloud or Holman Field in downtown St. Paul. By a unanimous vote, the committee directed staff to begin planning to upgrade the airport, located in Blaine, so that it could handle increased air traffic, including light jet aircraft.

– 40 years ago, June 21, 1974

Blaine approves sign moratorium

A 12 month moratorium on advertising signs in Blaine was approved by the city council last week. The moratorium will halt further construction of billboard signs in the city and give the Community Standards and Code Enforcement Commission time to review billboard and general signs and revise a section of the city’s zoning ordinance. The commission believes the ordinance may not be consistent with the council’s and commission’s desire to improve the image of the city.

– 30 years ago, June 22, 1984

District 16 board approves budget for fiscal year 1995

In terms of revenues and expenditures, the 1995  budget in District 16 will be very similar to this year’s. The budget calls for revenues of more than $24.9 million and expenditures of $25.4 million. The approximate $500,000 difference between revenues and expenditures is covered by a surplus from the preceding year so the budget is balanced.

– 20 years ago, June 17, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.