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City Hall will be closed.
May 25 all-day

Memorial Day.  City Hall will be closed.

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Mayor and City Council
May 27 @ 4:45 pm

The Mayor and City Council will meet briefly in Council Chambers to approve licenses.

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FREE Screening of Film on Human Trafficking @ J.C. Hormel Nature Center
May 28 @ 6:30 pm
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Notice of Hearing on Rezoning
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm

NOTICE OF HEARING ON REZONING

AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City of Austin has received an application for rezoning of property owned by Torgerson Properties, Inc., 103 15th Ave. NW-Suite 200, Willmar, MN 56201. This requested action is to rezone their property located at 1701 4th Street NW, Austin, MN, from a “B-2” Community Business District to a “PUD” Planned Unit Development District. This is a preliminary step in establishing a common interest community (CIC). Said property is legally described as follows:

Lots 5 and 6, Block 2, Oakwood West Subdivision to the City of Austin, according to the map or plat thereof on file or record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Mower County, Minnesota.

Said petition of the requested rezoning will be heard at a regular meeting of the Austin City Council on Monday, the 1st day of June, 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: May 22, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Austin has been presented an application from Northland Restaurant Group, 3112 Golf Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701, for approval of a tree mitigation plan according to Austin City Code Section 11.71. The petitioner wishes to remove two more trees than the number allowed and has proposed a mitigation plan. Said property is legally described as:

Starting at a point that is 2054.99 feet North from the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 103 North, Range 18 West of the 5th Principal Meridian, in Mower County, Minnesota, which point is 728.05 feet North from the Southwest corner and is 601.37 feet South from the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 34; thence East 55 feet an included angle of 90º55’ with the West line of said quarter-quarter section, measured from South to East, and to the point of intersection of the East line (hereinafter called Line A) of the land called Parcel 316K and described in the Notice of Lis Pendens recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of said County in Book 9 of Miscellaneous, page 575 and the most Southerly line (hereinafter called Line B) of the land called Parcel 216K and described in the Notice of Lis Pendens recorded in said office in Book 184 of Mortgages, page 194, which point is the Northwest corner of the tract being described and is hereinafter called the point of beginning; thence continuing in the same directional line 198 feet East along said Line B; thence South 249.55 feet on a line parallel with the West line of said Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 34; thence West 198 feet on a line parallel with said Line B to a point on said Line A located 249.55 feet South of point of beginning; thence North in a straight line 249.55 feet along line A to the point of beginning; being a part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 34.

Said petition of Northland Restaurant Group will be heard at a regular meeting of the Austin City Council on Monday, the 1st day of June, 2015 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Austin Municipal Building located at 500 4th Avenue NE at which time you may appear, if you desire, either in person, or by agent or attorney, in opposition to or in support of the petition.

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

PUBLISH:  May 22, 2015

Notice of Public Hearing
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Austin has been presented an application from Schammel Properties, LLP, PO Box 735, Austin, MN, for a variance from Austin City Code Section 11.70, Subd. 1(H)(2), requiring 2.25 parking stalls per each additional apartment to be added to the Burr Oak complex. The petitioner is requesting a variance allowing 1.5 stalls per apartment. Said property is legally described as:

Burr Oak Addition, Block 1, Lot 10, except the North 50 feet and East 110 feet, and Lot 9.

Said petition of Schammel Properties, LLP will be heard at a regular meeting of the Austin City Council on Monday, the 1st day of June, 2015 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Austin Municipal Building located at 500 4th Avenue NE at which time you may appear, if you desire, either in person, or by agent or attorney, in opposition to or in support of the petition.

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

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**Following the Planning Commission meeting, if you, as an affected property owner, are not satisfied with the decision made, you may appeal to the Austin City Council for another hearing.  The only requirement is that you sign this form and return it to the Austin City Recorder at 500 – 4th Avenue N.E., within fifteen (15) days from the date of the Planning Commission hearing.

Date: _______________________                BY                                                                 

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Park & Rec Board 5:15 pm
Park & Rec Board
May 6 @ 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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Building & Lighting Committee 7:30 am
Building & Lighting Committee
May 7 @ 7:30 am
The Buildings & Lighting Committee of the Sustainability Taskforce will meet in the Austin Utilities Boardroom.
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Library Board Meeting 4:00 pm
Library Board Meeting
May 11 @ 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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Sustainability Taskforce 7:30 am
Sustainability Taskforce
May 13 @ 7:30 am
The Sustainability Taskforce will meet in the City Hall Conference Room for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  
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Austin HRA Board 4:30 pm
Austin HRA Board
May 14 @ 4:30 pm
The HRA Board will meet at the HRA office, 308 2nd Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
Spruce Up Austin Spring Seminar 5:00 pm
Spruce Up Austin Spring Seminar @ Dolan’s Landscape Center
May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Navigating the Tree Trek with an Emerald Ash Borer Update Presented by Gary Johnson, University of Minnesota Extension Professor
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Human Rights Commission 6:15 pm
Human Rights Commission
May 18 @ 6:15 pm
The Human Rights Commission will meet at the Austin Public Library, small meeting room, for their monthly meeting.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 5:30 pm
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
May 19 @ 5:30 pm
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AUSTIN CITY PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Austin has been presented an application from Northland Restaurant Group, 3112 Golf Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701, for approval of a tree mitigation plan according to Austin City Code Section 11.71. The petitioner wishes to remove two more trees[...]
Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 pm
Planning Commission Meeting
May 19 @ 5:30 pm
The Planning Commission will meet in Council Chambers for their monthly meeting.
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City-County Committee 4:00 pm
City-County Committee
May 20 @ 4:00 pm
The City-County Committee will meet at the Austin HRA, 308 2nd Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled quarterly meeting.
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City Hall will be closed.
City Hall will be closed.
May 25 all-day
Memorial Day.  City Hall will be closed.
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Mayor and City Council 4:45 pm
Mayor and City Council
May 27 @ 4:45 pm
The Mayor and City Council will meet briefly in Council Chambers to approve licenses.
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FREE Screening of Film on Human Trafficking 6:30 pm
FREE Screening of Film on Human Trafficking @ J.C. Hormel Nature Center
May 28 @ 6:30 pm
FREE Screening of Film on Human Trafficking
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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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