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MMC authorizes Burnsville Incorporation 1963October 17, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

The Minnesota Municipal Commission voted to approve the incorporation of the proposed village of Burnsville...
Sep 10, 2021
Research, wellness inform design of new fire station 2021July 30, 2021 Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News

Fire fighters working out of Burnsville Fire Station 1 aren't used to some of the creature comforts they'll get at the new station being built to replace it...
Sep 10, 2021
Black Dog decision appealed to Minnesota Supreme Court 1963April 4, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

Update on the Black Dog issue....
Sep 10, 2021
Council rescinds action on street coordination system 1967March 9, 1967 Minnesota Valley Review

Burnsville residents won't have to change their street numbers after all...
Sep 07, 2021
Proposed street name changes announced for Burnsville 1967January 5, 1967 Minnesota Valley Review

Most Burnsville residents whose street names are to be changed under a new location system will receive postcards tomorrow notifying them of a proposed new name...
Sep 07, 2021
Burnsville buys equipment at a total cost of $19,452December 5, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

In a special meeting held last week for the purpose of examining bids, the Burnsville board of supervisors authorized the purchase of maintenance equipment...
Sep 07, 2021
Donald HolmesCity Council member 1967 - 1970 and mayor January 1970 - March 1970. Sep 06, 2021
Donald HolmesCity Council member 1967 - 1970 and mayor January 1970 - March 1970.Sep 06, 2021
Burnsville council orders fire protection study 1965February 25, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

Action was initiated by the Burnsville Village Council which will results in determination of what type of fire protection is needed by the village...
Sep 06, 2021
1967 Savage Fire ReportFebruary 22, 1968 Minnesota Valley Review

Officials of the Savage volunteer fire department revealed last week that they answered 108 calls during 1967. Fourteen of the calls were in the village of Savage, 87 in Burnsville, which the department has a contract to cover and 7 in Glendale Township... Ed Scholz is fire chief...
Sep 04, 2021
Public Safety Department gains initial approvalFebruary 15, 1968 Minnesota Valley Review

Establishment of a safety department in Burnsville gained impetus last week....
Sep 03, 2021
Patrick McInnisMay 6, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

Burnsville appoints Patrick McInnis as village administrator, salary $10,000 annually.
Sep 02, 2021
Council resolution urges branch post office for village of BurnsvilleFebruary 8, 1968 - Minnesota Valley Review

Burnsville Council members adopted a resolution Monday night calling for establishment of a post office in the village, rather than its designation as a branch of the Savage Post Office...
Sep 02, 2021
Burnsville able to issue private liquor licensesMarch 4, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

Because of an oversight on the part of the legislature, Burnsville was able to issue private liquor licenses right after its incorporation...
Sep 02, 2021
Burnsville establishes Municipal Court 1965April 1, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

Burnsville will soon have its own municipal court. In action taken last week, the Burnsville village council adopted a resolution establishing a municipal court...
Sep 02, 2021
John Daly named municipal judge 1965May 27, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

John J. Daly, 35, was named municipal judge for Burnsville....
Sep 02, 2021
Savage Post Office receipts increase 34% in 1964February 4, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

The Savage Post Office serves 3,100 patrons covering Savage, Burnsville and Glendale Township.
Sep 01, 2021
Christensens choose challening callings 1965January 21, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

Chuck Christensen is the new village assessor and his wife Mimi is the first secretarial clerical employee in the Police Department...
Aug 27, 2021
Roger Richardson hopes to complete village programs and projects 1965September 30, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review - filing statement from Burnsville's first mayor, prior town board chair.Aug 27, 2021
Galtier Drive 1965New signs for the reduced speed limit of 50 mph were recently installed at Highway 13 and Galtier Drive, 1965.Aug 27, 2021
Time for decision 1965Minnesota Valley Review October 28, 1965 Editorial prior to the election.Aug 26, 2021
Candidate Al Hall expresses concern over Village's futureOctober 7, 1965 Minnesota Valley Review

Burnsville Mayor candidate Alfred E. Hall formally filed for office during the past week and issued a filing statement...
Aug 26, 2021
Ames Construction replaces I 35W Minnesota River Bridge 2020Western Builder website - February 4, 2020

Faced with an aging bridge, the Minnesota Department of Transportation decided to replace the heavily traveled interstate 35W Minnesota River Bridge and approach roads...
Aug 22, 2021
Crossing hot spots emerge in complete streets study 2021August 13, 2021 Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News

Safe crossing for walkers and bikers at a number of spots around Burnsville emerged as a key concern as the city sought public opinion for its complete streets study...
Aug 21, 2021
Burnsville's grassroots approach to city code review called unique 2021August 6, 2021 Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News

Burnsville's new grassroots approach to reviewing its city codebook departs from what is usually a technocratic exercise...
Aug 21, 2021
Heart of the City will get fresh review 2021August 13, 2021 Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News

Burnsville's Heart of the City is getting a fresh look more than 20 years after plans were laid to guide development and redevelopment in what would be considered the city's new downtown...
Aug 21, 2021
Council seeks more ways to trim taxes 2021August 13, 2021 Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News

by John Gessner Aug 11, 2021

Two members oppose 5.7% hike in 2022

A staff plan to shave 4% off next year’s worst-case city tax levy increase isn’t good enough for at least two Burnsville City Council members.

The remaining 5.7% increase is still too high, council members Dan Kealey and Cara Schulz said at a work session Tuesday.

Council Member Vince Workman, a potential swing vote on the five-member council, said 5.7% “does not offend me” but he wants to study options for reducing it.

The city needs a 9.7% increase to maintain current operations and services in 2022, staff said in June.

Since then, officials have gotten better guidance on how they can spend the city’s $8 million allocation in new COVID-19 relief funding through the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress. Eligible uses include recovering revenue lost during the pandemic.

Staff suggested plans to use revenue-recovery funds to contain projected levy increases. The most generous plan would use $2 million a year for three years and add three years of contributions from the city’s fund balance to maintain 5.7% increases for each of the next five years, without spikes and dips.

Council members appear to agree on using relief money to buy down tax hikes but will explore added options before voting Sept. 21 to certify a maximum 2022 levy increase. The council cannot exceed the maximum when it votes on the budget and levy in December.
Aug 21, 2021
Ames Center Box OfficePhoto compliments of the Ames Center 2021.Aug 12, 2021
Gopher and other problems considered at annual meeting 1963March 14, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

The lowly gopher was one of the most time consuming items on the agenda of the annual Burnsville town meeting...
Aug 07, 2021
A Tribute 1963March 21, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review editorial pays tribute to Jim Connelly, Wally Day and Russell Streefland for their service to the township.Aug 07, 2021
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