The Ramsey City Council Dec. 10 unanimously approved bids to construct a new community building at Elmcrest Park.
Ramsey City Council
Immediately after it became known that the Ramsey City Council was considering a new franchise fee ordinance to collect revenue for roads maintenance, the Ramsey Charter Commission met to discuss how to limit future councils from taking advantage of a new revenue source.
There was some trepidation by a couple of councilmembers, but the majority of the Ramsey City Council Nov. 12 eventually agreed to replace an outgoing fire marshal instead of hiring a fire inspector that would have needed more supervision.
Ramsey’s tax levy could be increasing in 2014 because of a higher debt service payment for the municipal center project, but the general fund budget is decreasing and the Ramsey City Council can continue to look at ways to decrease the levy by the time it votes on final numbers in December.
Former Ramsey City Councilmember David Elvig was sentenced June 17 in Anoka County District Court to 60 days in jail with credit for two days served and ordered to pay almost $25,000 in restitution for swindling from the employees of his personal business.