The Ramsey City Council tabled voting on paying a share of up to $18,000 in consultant work to continue fact-finding for a possible shared fire services contract with the cities of Bethel, Nowthen and St. Francis.
Elwyn Tinklenberg April 8 gave the Ramsey City Council an upbeat progress report on efforts to bring more state funding to the proposed Highway 10 interchange project at Armstrong Boulevard.
Not all the funding for the estimated $35 million interchange at Highway 10 and Armstrong Boulevard has been secured, but those who have been actively lobbying for funding from the state and federal government are confident that groundbreaking will happen this fall.
Before the Ramsey City Council and Anoka County Board in 2007 approved a Sunfish Lake Boulevard reconstruction project north of Highway 10, business owners in a shopping center on the northwest corner expressed concern that the new median would put them out of business.
On a 4-2 vote Jan. 14, the Ramsey City Council approved a lease amendment with a former councilmember who owns a liquor store that must be demolished whenever a Highway 10 interchange is completed at Armstrong Boulevard.