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City/County Electronics recycling event @ Mower County Fairgrounds
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

City/County Electronics recycling event, 9-2p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds

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Park & Rec Board 5:15 pm
Park & Rec Board
Apr 1 @ 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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Police Civil Service 3:15 pm
Police Civil Service
Apr 7 @ 3:15 pm
The Police Civil Service will meet in the City Hall Conference Room.
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Sustainability Taskforce 7:30 am
Sustainability Taskforce
Apr 8 @ 7:30 am
The Sustainability Taskforce will meet in the City Hall Conference Room for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  
Port Authority 4:30 pm
Port Authority
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm
The Port Authority will hold a special meeting in Council Chambers to take action on change orders and bid approval for The Hormel Institute expansion.
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Fire Civil Service 4:15 pm
Fire Civil Service
Apr 10 @ 4:15 pm
The Fire Civil Service Commission will meet in the City Hall Conference Room to certify the paid on-call firefighter list and to review and revise rules and regulations of the Commission.
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Hydrant Flushing 7:00 am
Hydrant Flushing
Apr 13 @ 7:00 am
The fire department will be flushing in the NW quadrant starting the week of the 13th and it will continue until they are done.
Library Board Meeting 4:00 pm
Library Board Meeting
Apr 13 @ 4:00 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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Austin Utilities Groundbreaking 2:00 pm
Austin Utilities Groundbreaking
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm
Austin Utilities will have a groundbreaking for the new facility at 1908 14th Street NE.
NOTICE OF HEARING FOR AMENDMENT TO THE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 5:30 pm
NOTICE OF HEARING FOR AMENDMENT TO THE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm
Legal Notice NOTICE OF HEARING FOR AMENDMENT TO THE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN N O T I C E  I S  HEREBY  GIVEN, pursuant to Minn. Stat. §462.355, that the City of Austin has received an application for an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan, which  would change the future l a n d u s e[...]
Notice of Hearing on Rezoning 5:30 pm
Notice of Hearing on Rezoning
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm
AUSTIN CITY PLANNING COMMISSION N O T I C E I S HEREBY GIVEN, that the City of Austin has received an application for rezoning of property owned by Hormel Foods Corporation, 1101 N Main Street, Austin, MN 55912. This requested action is to rezone their properties located at 2207 and 2107 8th Drive NE, Austin MN from “R-1” residential to “R-O” multi-family residence-office district. The area is currently improved with one building, which will remain and is used for[...]
Notice of Public Hearing 5:30 pm
Notice of Public Hearing
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm
AUSTIN CITY PLANNING COMMISSION N O T I C E I S HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Austin has been presented an application from Innovative Housing Concepts, 701 18th Avenue NW, Austin, MN, for a variance from Austin City Code Sect ion 11.70, Subd. 1(H)(2), requiring 93 parking stalls (2.25/apartment) for the Hormel Institute Apartment development. Innovative Housing Concepts proposes in the alternative to provide 63 parking stalls (1.5/apartment), postponing the additional 31 for approximately 12 months, until a parking study can be completed.[...]
Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 pm
Planning Commission Meeting
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm
The Planning Commission will meet in Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
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Austin Board of Appeals & Equalization 9:00 am
Austin Board of Appeals & Equalization
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am
The Austin Board of Appeals & Equalization will meet in the Commissioners Boardroom of the Mower County Courthouse, 201 1st Street NE.
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Mayor and City Council 5:30 pm
Mayor and City Council
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm
The Mayor and City 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 Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled bimonthly work session.
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Groundbreaking for the new Spam Museum 10:30 am
Groundbreaking for the new Spam Museum
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am
Groundbreaking for the new Spam Museum will take place at 101 3rd Avenue NE.  The Mayor and City Council have been invited to the event.
Annual stormwater public informational meeting. 5:30 pm
Annual stormwater public informational meeting.
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm
The stormwater public informational meeting will be held in Council Chambers.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING FOR STORMWATER POLLUTION PROGRAM 5:30 pm
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING FOR STORMWATER POLLUTION PROGRAM
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm
Notice of Annual Meeting for Stormwater Pollution Program Notice is hereby given that the City of Austin will be holding an informational meeting to review the City’s Stormwater Pollution Program. Said annual meeting will be conducted on Tuesday, the 21st day of April, 2015 at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers of the Austin Municipal Building located at 500 4th Avenue NE, Austin, Minnesota. /s/ Steven Lang Public Works Director Publish: April 9, 2015
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Mayor’s Leaders Group 7:00 am
Mayor’s Leaders Group
Apr 23 @ 7:00 am
The Mayor’s Leaders Group will be held at the Chamber of Commerce, 329 North Main, Suite 102.
Austin HRA Board 4:30 pm
Austin HRA Board
Apr 23 @ 4:30 pm
The HRA Board will meet at the HRA office, 308 2nd Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
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Austin’s Ninth Annual Community Pride Day 9:00 am
Austin’s Ninth Annual Community Pride Day
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Austin’s Ninth Annual Community Pride Day
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Human Rights Commission 6:15 pm
Human Rights Commission
Apr 27 @ 6:15 pm
The Human Rights Commission will meet in the City Hall Conference Room for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting. (Please note location.)
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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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