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Fire Civil Service
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am

The Fire Civil Service Annual Meeting will be held in the City Hall Conference Room.

City Council Meeting
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm

The Mayor and Council will meet in Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled bimonthly meeting.

Immediately following the council meeting

The Mayor and City Council will meet as the Committee-of-the-Whole in the City Hall Conference Room for a regularly scheduled bimonthly work session.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON REZONING
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Austin has received an application for rezoning of property owned by Leaning Tree LLC, 329 N. Main Street, Suite 102L, Austin, MN 55912. This requested action is for the rezoning of property located in the 900-1000 blocks of 15th Avenue NE, 16th Avenue NE, and 17th Avenue NE from Austin, MN, from “R-1” Single Family Residential to “R-O” Multi-Family Office. Said property is legally described as follows:

Lots 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 7, Block 3, Edson Addition; Lots 2,3,4,5 Block 2 and Lots 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7, Block 1, Rearrangement of North Addition; Lots 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 and 14, Block 4, Cranes 2nd Addition, City of Austin, Mower County, Minnesota.

Said petition of the requested rezoning will be heard at a regular meeting of the Austin City Council on Monday, the 2nd day of February, 2015 at 5:30 pm in Council Chambers of the Austin Municipal Building, 500 4th Avenue N.E., Austin, Minnesota, at which time and place all interested persons will be heard.

BY ORDER OF THE AUSTIN
CITY COUNCIL
/s/ Holly Wallace
Planning and Zoning Administrator

Publish: January 23, 2015

NOTICE OF HEARING ON REZONING – 2
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Austin has received an application for rezoning of property owned by Leaning Tree LLC, 329 N. Main Street, Suite 102L, Austin, MN 55912. This requested action is to rezone lots located at 1704 8th Street NE and the 1000 block of 16th Avenue NE, Austin, MN from “R-1” Single Family Residential to “R-O” Multi-Family Office. Said property is legally described as follows:

Lot 1, Block 2, Rearrangement of North Addition to the City of Austin, and the South 36 feet of Lot 2, Block 3, Edson’s Addition to the City of Austin, Mower County, Minnesota. Lots 6 and 7 of Re-arrangement of North Addition to the City of Austin, Mower County, Minnesota.

Said petition of the requested rezoning will be heard at a regular meeting of the Austin City Council on Monday, the 2nd day of February, 2015 at 5:30 pm in Council Chambers of the Austin Municipal Building, 500 4th Avenue N.E., Austin, Minnesota, at which time and place all interested persons will be heard.

BY ORDER OF THE AUSTIN
CITY COUNCIL
/s/ Holly Wallace
Planning and Zoning Administrator

Publish: January 23, 2015

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Austin-Mower County Homeownership Fund Board
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am

The Austin-Mower County Homeownership Fund Board will meet in the City Hall Conference Room for a quarterly meeting.

Park & Rec Board
Feb 4 @ 5:15 pm

The Park & Rec Board will meet in the Park & Rec office, 121 4th Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON IMPROVEMENT
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm

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Rental Housing Ordinance
Rental Housing Ordinance
Jan 9 all-day
ORDINANCE NO. 624 AN ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, MINNESOTA ENACTING A NEW SECTION 4.29 TO THE AUSTIN CITY CODE PROVIDING REGULATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS AND MANAGERS. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN ORDAINS: A NEW SECTION 4.29 OF THE AUSTIN CITY CODE IS HERE BY CREATED[...]
Environmental Management Committee 7:30 am
Environmental Management Committee
Jan 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
The Environmental Management Committee of the Sustainability Taskforce will meet at Perkins, 701 17th Avenue NW, for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
Sidewalk Cafes Ordinance 8:00 am
Sidewalk Cafes Ordinance
Jan 9 @ 8:00 am
ORDINANCE NO. 623 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN, MINNESOTA AMENDING AUSTIN CITY CODE CHAPTER 6.59, SUBD. 2, BY REVISING SUBPARAGRAPH I. AND ADDING A NEW SUBPARAGRAPH J. FOR THE PURPOSE OF FURTHER REGULATING SIDEWALK CAFES The City Council of the City of Austin ordains: Section 1. Austin City Code Chapter 6, Subd. 2.I.,[...]
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Library Board Meeting 4:00 pm
Library Board Meeting
Jan 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Library Board will meet in the Austin Public Library, 323 4th Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
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Mayor and City Council Retreat 5:00 pm
Mayor and City Council Retreat
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Mayor and City Council will meet for the first session of their annual retreat at the Mower County Senior Center, 400 3rd Avenue NE.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 5:30 pm
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
Jan 13 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City of Austin has received an application for a conditional use permit from Sign Art Co., Inc., 2933 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire, WI, for a proposed freeway oriented sign, in a “B-2” Community Business District. This request has been submitted for the purpose of advertising a business in a[...]
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 5:30 pm
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
Jan 13 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City of Austin has received an application for a conditional use permit from Medgaarden’s Southwest Sales, 1608 12th Street SW, Austin, MN, for a proposed auto sale dealership in addition to an existing automotive repair business, in a “B-2” Community Business District. The repair shop existed prior to the[...]
Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 pm
Planning Commission Meeting
Jan 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Planning Commission will meet in Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
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Sustainability Taskforce 7:30 am
Sustainability Taskforce
Jan 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
The Sustainability Taskforce will meet in the City Hall Conference Room for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
Mayor and City Council Retreat 2nd Session 5:00 pm
Mayor and City Council Retreat 2nd Session
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Mayor and City Council will meet for the second session of their annual retreat at the Mower County Senior Center, 400 3rd Avenue NE.
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Austin HRA Board 4:30 pm
Austin HRA Board
Jan 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Austin HRA Board will meet in the HRA office, 308 2nd Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
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City Hall will be closed.
City Hall will be closed.
Jan 19 all-day
Closed.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 6:30 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Austin Human Rights Commission in commemorating the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Human Rights Commission 6:15 pm
Human Rights Commission
Jan 26 @ 6:15 pm
The Human Rights Commission will meet in the Austin Public Library, 323 4th Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
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Annual Police Civil Service Commission Meeting 9:30 am
Annual Police Civil Service Commission Meeting
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am
The Annual Police Civil Service Commission meeting will be held in the City Hall Conference Room.
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Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Legislative Action Day 12:00 pm
Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Legislative Action Day
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Legislative Action Day will be held at the St. Paul Capitol Complex.
Port Authority 4:30 pm
Port Authority
Jan 28 @ 4:30 pm
The Port Authority annual meeting will be held in Council Chambers. A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 13D.05, Subd. 3(C) 3 for the purpose of developing or considering offers or counteroffers for the purchase and subsequent sale of real property known as the Oak Park Mall.
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Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities Annual Meeting 6:00 pm
Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities Annual Meeting
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm
The Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities Annual Meeting will be held at the Canadian Honker, 1517 16th Street SW (new location), Rochester, Minnesota.
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Base Salaries City of Austin Three Highest Paid Employees

Minnesota state law – Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005 Requires that “a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees.”
For City of Austin, titles and annual salaries as of January 1, 2015 are:
City Administrator – $124,000
Director of Administrative Services – $105,622
Public Works Director – $105,269

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