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I have served the City of Isanti as Mayor since 2007. We have accomplished great things together and I look forward to building on our success. United, we move forward to a better future. You may contact me at 763-442-8749 or e-mail me at george@georgewimmer.com. My website is www.georgewimmer.com

Friday, June 17, 2005

Traffic Light

The traffic light at the corner of 23 and 5 has been reject as part of an overall county road project. This road project which would have gone from the traffic light to the railroad tracks come in over budget by $200,000. The traffic light was not over budget. The county commissioners who unanimously voted against the project felt the bids may be lower next year. I attend this meeting and shared my frustration with this project. There seems to be very little support for this traffic light at the county level where the final approval needs to be. The city had voted for our share in the cost of this project. The county will look into other forms of traffic mitigation until they approve a budget. I am greatly disappointed and will start to aggressively lobby our county officials to make sure they fully understand the need for better control at this intersection.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

City Administrator

You will be reading and hearing about the Council action tonight. We discussed the City Administrator's position. His contract ends on June 30th. I motioned to start the search for a new city administrator and for the personnel committee to develop a transition plan. This passed on a 3-2 vote with Councilmember Larson and Mayor Apitz voting against. The Mayor and I are on the personnel committee and will be creating a transition plan to smoothly bridge the gap until another administrator is hired. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.