Mayor’s Great Yard Award Sponsors Needed

We need Sponsor’s for this years Great Yard Award. 1st Place Sponsors fund a $100 prize award for the months of June, July and August. 2nd Place cost $50 and 3rd Place is $25 for 3 months. You will get your name or business name in our quarterly newsletter the Isantian twice as well as your name and picture in the local newspaper 3 times when we present the awards at City Council meetings. I will also be writing numerous post about the benefits and …

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Isanti’s 2014 Audit Highlights

Isanti’s 2014 Audit Highlights

Our 2014 City Audit has showed we are right on track with our Long Term Financial Plan. Three general themes are highlighted.

First that our plan to bridge our City finances to 2017 is working and right on schedule. We had built up a large general fund reserve to ensure City services during the Great Recession without hiking property tax rates. As many other localities raised rates excessively we did not. We are now experiencing increasing home values which in the long run is very good …

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Why Aquatic Facility is a Big Lift for Isanti

Why Aquatic Facility is a Big Lift for Isanti

Every spring I get questions about having a YMCA or aquatic center in Isanti. The reason we don’t have one is cost. It is incredibly prohibitive. This year I will use Waconia’s aquatic center as an example. I have been asked about it because it was used as an example for having one in Cambridge. Every community has to make its own decisions about their priorities but there are underlining reasons why certain amenities are built. Let’s take a look at the profile of each City.

Waconia’s …

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Spring Isantian Article

Spring Isantian Article

In 2015 we will be continuing our commitment to the Isanti Farmers Market and street dances, which bring thousands of visitors to our Downtown area. This summer our street dances will feature Iron Horse, The Brat Pack Radio, and Boogie Wonderland. We have added sponsorships for these events to help defray the cost. After a successful year with our Park, Recreation & Culture programs, we look forward to continuing to offer the following programs in the coming year: Junior Master Gardener Program, Nature Detectives Club, …

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City Center Market coming to Isanti

City Center Market coming to Isanti

City Center Market will be opening a Café in Isanti on the west end of the WillowBridge Center building. They stated at tonight’s Council meeting that they intend to serve food, coffee, ice cream, wine, beer and much more. They will create approximately 11 news jobs. This will be another great addition to our Community with more to come. We have worked on this for several months and I am happy it can now be made public. We have more in the pipeline and I look to …

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New City of Isanti Website is Up

New City of Isanti Website is Up

Our new city website has launched – cityofisanti.us – we will continue to make improvements so please send me your comments. I want our city website to be easy to use & helpful for our current residents and businesses and be a positive resource for those looking to live, work and play in Isanti.

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When Country Calls

My Grandfather sent these words to my Grandmother in 1917 as America was preparing to fight in World War One. After the war they started a family together. They had 14 children, 11 boys and 3 girls. We must honor our soldiers and their families each and every day.

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A poem written by Ted Wimmer to Agnes
When Country Calls

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I feel so very lonesome tonight
I don’t know what to do
I feel so blue and downhearted right
So I’ll write a few lines to you.
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I was dreaming of the days …

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Official Results City of Isanti Election

Official Results City of Isanti Election

Official results are in now with all early voting added into the numbers … the most early votes we have ever seen in Isanti and state wide.

 

Mayor (Isanti)     Results By Precinct
1 precincts in contest. 1 of 1 precincts reported in municipality.

Party
Candidate
Totals
Pct
Graph

Nonpartisan
 GEORGE A. WIMMER
868
61.39%

Nonpartisan
 SUE LARSON
513
36.28%

Write-In
 WRITE-IN**
33
2.33%

Council Member (Isanti) (Elect 2)     Results By Precinct
1 precincts in contest. 1 of 1 precincts reported in municipality.

Party
Candidate
Totals
Pct
Graph

Nonpartisan
 DAN COLLISON
771
39.08%

Nonpartisan
 THOMAS D. ALECKSON
478
24.23%

Nonpartisan
 PAUL BERGLEY
570
28.89%

Write-In
 WRITE-IN**
154
7.81%

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Preliminary Election Results form the City of Isanti

Preliminary Election Results form the City of Isanti

Preliminary numbers only but our margin is large enough … thank you all so much for your support …

 

Mayor

George Wimmer – 815

Sue Larson – 480

 

City Council

Dan Collison – 772

Paul Bergley – 525

Tom Aleckson – 441

Write In – 153

 

Sheriff

Caulk – 814

McCarty – 398

 

State Representative

Johnson – 774

Gammel – 560

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Future City

I will be at Isanti Middle School giving a presentation on City government and what it takes to design, develop and run a city. The year round middle school is competing in the Future City contest. The ideas can range from rural town settings to futuristic Sci-Fi inspired metropolises. This is a great way for students to learn how a city is designed, developed and operated. They are also introduced to the many fields of study from engineering, planning, economic development, parks administration and so on …

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