Category Archives: Intergovernment

Busy City Council Meeting

When we set the City Council meeting schedule for 2012 this past January we knew that there would only be only one regular Council meeting in November.  The first meeting in November was cancelled due to the general election on November 6.  Even though we had a special meeting to canvass the election results last Tuesday evening […]

More on the Market Value Homestead Program

Last month I posted a blog about the market value homestead program changes that occured as a result of the state legislative session this past summer.  Now that local property tax statements are going out, we are now seeing some of the effects of this change throughout the state.    Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News has recently produced a short online […]

Market Value Homestead Credit Changes

This past summer, in a move to address a $5-billion shortfall and balance the state’s budget, the 2011 Minnesota legislature repealed the market value homestead credit program and replaced it with a new homestead market exclusion program. So what is the difference and why should we care?  The older credit program was funded by the state (and then […]

Governor Dayton Visits

Governor Mark Dayton spoke yesterday at the monthly luncheon of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  The event was held at Olympic Hills Golf Club in our fair city. The Governor spoke about job creation, transportation, economic development, and his take on the recent state shutdown.  We videotaped the Governor’s speech. If you want to see the event yourself, […]