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$2,375,000 General Obligation Bonds Issued at a Historically Low Interest Rates

Wednesday, June 27 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
$2,375,000 General Obligation Bonds Issued at a Historically Low Interest Rates   On June 11th the City Council awarded the Sale of $2,375,000 General Obligation Bonds at a historically low interest rate of 1.59 percent to finance the following projects either in whole or in part.  The historically low interest rate reflects the City’s strong management of financial operations and excellent credit rating which has been affirmed by Moody’s Investor Services at Aa2.             GO ABATEMENT BONDS       …

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Earth Month Activities Continue with "Bag It" Film Showing

Monday, April 16 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
Join us at 7:00 pm at Simple Abundance on Tuesday April 17th for a showing of the award winning documentary “Bag It.” Jeb Berrier is “an average guy…not what you'd cosider a tree hugger…” who lives in a small town in Colorado. Follow his story as he discovers how unnecessary and dangerous disposable plastic bags are.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRjPkl_4lmM“‘Bag It’ has been garnering awards at film festivals across the nation. What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our w…

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Why are Minnesota property taxes going up?

Thursday, December 1 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
Video from Minnesota Public Radio   http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/25/video-property-taxes-increase  

Red Wing Issues $1,835,000 in General Obligation Bonds to Finance Public Infrastructure Renewal Projects

Thursday, October 27 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
On Monday, October 24, 2011 the City Council authorized the sale and award of $1,835,000 in General Obligation bonds to assist in the financing of $5,548,314 in public infrastructure renewal projects including the East 5th Street Bridge replacement project, the 2011 Street Reconstruction projects and the Fire Station roof replacement project. The financing for the projects include $3,000,000 in state bridge bonding funds and other locally sourced funds. Moody's Investor Services, citing Red Wing's strong financial operations, assigned an Aa2 rating to Red Wing's bonds which is reflective of high grade an…

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Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics Respond to Structure Fire

Friday, October 21 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
For Immediate Release                                                          Contact:  Scott Will 10/21/2011                                    &n…

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State Elects to kick the whale down the road

Tuesday, July 26 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
STATE ELECTS TO KICK THE WHALE DOWN THE ROAD,DRAMATICALLY INCREASE PROPERTY TAXES AND CUTCRITICAL PUBLIC SERVICES I'm writing because as the Governor, Speaker Zellers and Majority Leader Koch made clear when describing the legislation that resolved the budget impasse and ended the state shutdown; "no one is going to be happy with this". And I'm certainly not happy or impressed with the significant property tax increases perpetuated on Minnesotans behind the pretext of "no new taxes", the looming reductions to the critical public services our community relies on, the exacerbation of in…

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Minnesota House and Senate Tax Bills Contain Significant Cuts to Property Tax relief programs

Thursday, March 31 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
Minnesota House and Senate Tax Bills containt signficant cuts to property tax equalization and relief programs.  Please click here for the complete article.   

State's Budget Balancing Bill Would Cut Property Tax Relief

Friday, January 28 2011 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
 Local Government Aid ("LGA") is an important property tax relief and equalization program. The program‟s purpose is to ensure property tax fairness across the state of Minnesota and to ensure that every Minnesotan, regardless of where they live in the State, has access to a basic level of public services. To read entire article 'click here'.

Red Wing Being Considered for Habitat ReStore

Monday, November 1 2010 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
Goodhue County Habitat For Humanity - ReStore Red Wing is being considered as a possible location for a new Habitat for Humanity program. At the October meeting of the Sustainability Commission, Dustin Harford, a VISTA with Habitat for Humanity presented the basics of the "Restore" program, and the necessary steps to develop this program in Red Wing.A ReStore is a Habitat for Humanity program which sells donated new, used, and discontinued building materials at affordable prices. The products sold at ReStores are most often donated by individuals but also come from stores, manufacturers, and contrac…

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Resident Communication Regarding City of Red Wing Budget Situation

Wednesday, August 25 2010 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
At the August 23, 2010, City Council meeting, staff reported on three processes used to gather citizen input on the budget situation, which included an ongoing web open ended comment site, a white pad located at the Library for ideas/comments, and a non-scientific phone survey of residents (click to view web site survey; Library white pad comments; telephone survey).  Both the web site comments and the Library white pad were inexpensive options that required minor staff time and were completely open ended idea/comment opportunities.  The telephone survey was a more structured approach to gather…

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