New Hampton City council

When Ed Conway made his daily trek to New Hampton Cemetery, he saw more than gravestones. Instead, he was a witness to stories. “That’s a good way to put it, every stone has a story,” he said, “and that’s why I think I always loved going out there and why I thought it was so important to make sure...
The New Hampton City Council, despite some uncertainty how the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation will affect the amount of road-use tax funds the city receives, moved ahead with the 2020 Street Restoration Project during its regularly scheduled meeting last week. The city received five bids, and the...
The New Hampton City Council, despite uncertainty about how the Coronavirus crisis will affect the amount of Road-Use Tax dollars the city will receive, gave permission last week for the city’s street superintendent to take bids for a street restoration project. Junior Mai told council members...
New Hampton’s city clerk is asking for the public’s patience after Mayor Bobby Schwickerath and the City Council approved an emergency proclamation during last week’s meeting. The proclamation allows the city’s department heads to “stagger” hours in an effort to make sure offices can stay open...
Two public hearings didn’t produce any more comments on New Hampton’s 2020-21 budget and tax levy than one public hearing. Because of a new state law, the city was required to hold two public hearings this year, the second of which was held last Monday just before the City Council approved a budget...
The New Hampton City Council “spreads out” during a special meeting held Friday afternoon, when the council approved MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center’s request to close one block of North Maple Avenue so that medical personnel can test for Coronavirus COVID-19 without patients having to get out of their vehicles.
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center received permission Friday from the New Hampton City Council to close one block of North Maple Avenue so that the hospital can test for Coronavirus COVID-19 without patients having to get out of their vehicles. When exactly that will happen, though, remains up in...
Maybe they’re just waiting for the second public budget and tax levy hearing, but Monday night, continuing what seems to be a longstanding tradition in New Hampton, nary a word was spoken or written when it came to the 2020-21 budget and tax levy for the city. Unlike past years, however, residents...
New Hampton’s City Council will decide next week if it will absorb a rate increase from Jendro Sanitation or pass it along to city residents. The Council last week was notified that Jendro, which provides garbage and recycling services for the city, had requested a 2.3 percent rate increase based...
New Hampton property owners will see an increase in their property tax bills, after all, if the proposed budget that will have two public hearings next month is approved by the City Council. That’s because the City Council, after going into a closed session earlier this month, approved an emergency...
The good news for New Hampton property owners is this: If their properties didn’t see their assessed valuation increase in the last year, they’re going to have a lower city property tax bill in 2020-21. New Hampton’s Finance Committee that includes City Council members Scott Perkins, Cory McDonald...

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