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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.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mayor's Employer Luncheon is June 20th 11:30 at Isanti City Hall ... I want to celebrate our Employers and their hard working Employees

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The cemetery with acts of vandalism is located in Isanti Township not the City of Isanti ... Reports have been confusing I hope this helps
Only 1 person has filed for the 2 four year terms and 0 for the 2 year term ... Filing ends June 5th

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ronald Reagan's 1982 Memorial Day

Remarks at Memorial Day Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 1982 Mr. President, General, thedistinguishedguests here with us today,my fellow citizens: In America's cities and towns today,flags willbe placed on graves in cemeteries; public officials will speak of thesacrificeand thevalorofthose whosememorywehonor. In 1863, when he dedicated a small cemetery in Pennsylvania marking a terrible collision between thearmies of North and South, Abraham Lincoln noted theswiftobscurity of such speeches. Well, we know now thatLincoln was wrong about thatparticular occasion.His remarks commemorating thosewho gave their ``lastfullmeasureofdevotion'' werelong remembered. But since that moment at Gettysburg, few othersuch addresses have become part of our national heritage -- not because of theinadequacyofthespeakers,but because of theinadequacyofwords. I haveno illusions about whatlittleI canadd now to thesilent testimony of thosewho gave their lives willingly for their country. Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is thatofa strong and good nationthatstands in silenceand remembers thosewho werelovedand who,in return,loved their countrymen enough to diefor them. Yet,wemusttry to honorthem-- notfor their sakes alone,but for ourown.And ifwords cannotrepay thedebtweowe these men, surely with ouractions we must strive to keep faith with themand with thevision thatled themto battleand to final sacrifice. Our first obligation to them and ourselves is plain enough: TheUnited States and the freedom for which it stands, thefreedom for which theydied, mustendureand prosper.Their lives remind us thatfreedom is notbought cheaply. It has a cost; itimposes a burden.And just as theywhomwecommemoratewere willing to sacrifice, so too must we -- in a less final, less heroic way -- be willing to give of ourselves. It is this, beyond thecontroversyand the congressional debate, beyond theblizzardof budget numbers and thecomplexity of modern weapons systems,thatmotivates us in our search for security and peace. War will not come again, otheryoung men willnothaveto die,ifwe will speak honestly of thedangers thatconfront us and remain strong enough to meet those dangers. It's notjuststrength orcouragethatweneed, but understandingand a measureofwisdom as well. We must understand enough about our world to see thevalueofouralliances. We must be wise enough about ourselves to listento our allies, to work with them, to build and strengthen thebonds between us. Our understandingmustalsoextend to potential adversaries. We must strive to speak of them not belligerently, but firmly and frankly. And that's why we must never fail to note, as frequentlyas necessary, thewidegulf between our codes of morality. And that's whywemustneverhesitate to acknowledge theirrefutabledifference between ourview of man as master of the state and their view of man as servantof the state. Nor must we ever underestimate the seriousness of their aspirations to global expansion. Therisk is theveryfreedom thathas been so dearly won. It is this honestyof mind thatcanopenpaths to peace, thatcanlead to fruitfulnegotiation,that can build a foundation upon which treaties between ournations canstandand last--treaties thatcansomeday bringabout a reduction in theterrible arms of destruction, arms thatthreaten us with wareven more terrible thanthosethathavetaken thelivesof theAmericans we honortoday. In thequest for peace, theUnited States has proposed to theSovietUnion thatwereducethe threatofnuclear weapons by negotiating a stable balanceat far lower levels of strategic forces. This is a fitting occasion to announcethat START, as we call it, strategicarms reductions, thatthenegotiationsbetween ourcountry and theSovietUnion willbegin on the29th ofJune. As for existing strategicarms agreements, we will refrain from actions which undercut them so long as theSovietUnion shows equalrestraint. With good will and dedication on both sides, I pray thatwewillachieve a safer world. Our goal is peace. We can gain that peace by strengthening ouralliances, by speaking candidly of thedangers beforeus,by assuring potential adversaries of ourseriousness,by actively pursuing every chance of honest and fruitful negotiation. It is with thesegoals in mind thatI willdepart Wednesday for Europe,and it's altogetherfitting thatwehavethis moment to reflect on the price of freedom and thosewho haveso willinglypaid it. Forhoweverimportant thematters ofstate before us this next week, theymustnotdisturb thesolemnityof this occasion.Normustthey dilute oursenseofreverenceand thesilent gratitude we hold for thosewho areburiedhere. Thewillingness of some to give their lives so that others might live never fails to evoke in us a sense of wonderand mystery.One gets that feeling here on this hallowed ground, and I have known thatsamepoignant feeling as I looked outacross therows of white crosses and Stars of David in Europe,in thePhilippines, and the military cemeteries here in our own land. Each onemarks theresting placeofan American hero and,in my lifetime, theheroes of World War I, theDoughboys,theGI's ofWorld WarIIorKorea or Vietnam. Theyspan severalgenerations of young Americans,alldifferent and yet all alike, like the markers abovetheir resting places, all alike in a truly meaningfulway. Winston Churchill said of those he knew in World War II theyseemed to be theonly young men who could laugh and fight at thesame time. A great general in thatwarcalled them our secret weapon,``justthebest darn kids in theworld.'' Each died for a cause he considered more important thanhis own life. Well, they didn't volunteer to die; theyvolunteered to defend values for which men havealways been willing to die if need be, thevalues which makeup what we call civilization. And how theymusthave wished, in all theugliness thatwarbrings, that no othergenerationofyoung men to follow would haveto undergothatsame experience. As we honortheirmemorytoday,letus pledge thattheirlives, their sacrifices, their valor shall be justified and remembered for as long as God gives life to this nation. And let us also pledge to do ourutmostto carry outwhatmusthavebeen their wish: that no othergenerationofyoung men will every have to share their experiences and repeat their sacrifice. Earlier today,with themusicthatwehaveheard and thatofourNationalAnthem -- I can't claim to know thewords of all thenational anthems in theworld, but I don't know ofany otherthat ends with a question and a challenge as ours does: Does thatflag still wave o'er the land of thefreeand thehomeofthebrave? Thatis what we must all ask. Thankyou. Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Speaking at Cambridge/Isanti Rotary Club meeting tomorrow ...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Filing begins for School Board, County Commissioner and City Council... We need good people in all positions
Wake Park story http://wap.myfoxtwincities.com/w/main/story/61956717/

Monday, May 21, 2012

Vision Wake Park of Isanti will be on Fox9 at 10pm tonight
Fox9 at Isanti Wake Park right now filming another story
I do not tolerate disrespectful or abusive behavior towards City Employees who are simply doing their job

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pat's Small Engines expanding in Isanti and 2 more industrial buildings have been purchased this week ... Good week for our industrial park

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms in our lives

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Isanti residents drop your grass clippings at our City compost pile and take free compost for all your gardening & planting needs

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Interim Council Seat Process


The City of Isanti is seeking interested persons to fill a vacant City Council seat until
such time as a candidate is elected to fill the vacant seat.  Interested persons must
complete an application and may supply a resume regarding their qualifications.
Applicants must be available to attend the 7:00 p.m. June 5, 2012 City Council meeting at
which time the City Council will conduct interviews.  Applications are available at Isanti
City Hall, 110 1st Avenue NW, P.O. Box 428, Isanti, MN 55040.  Applications must be
submitted and received at Isanti City Hall no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 21.

Karissa Henning
Human Resources/ Deputy City Clerk
City of Isanti, 763-444-5512, www.cityofisanti.us

***Copy of Application***

  Uniform Application for Candidate
Temporary Appointment to Isanti City Council
Street Address:_____________________________, Isanti, Minnesota
Contact Information
For the office of City Councilor, I swear (or affirm) that this is my true name or the name by which I am
generally known in the community.  I also swear (or affirm) that:
 I am eligible to vote in Minnesota;
 I am, or will be on assuming office, 21 years of age or more;
 I have maintained residence in the City for at least 30 days prior to May 1, 2012;
 I meet any other qualifications for that office as prescribed by law;
Candidate Signature
Subscribed and sworn before me this ____ of ________, 2012
Notary Public or other officer empowered to take and certify acknowledgements
(Notary Stamp)

2012 Mayor's Great Yard Award

The Park and Recreation Board will be kicking off its fifth year of the “Mayor’s Great Yard
Award”.  This award recognizes the hard work, dedication, and creativity of our residents to help
maintain a beautiful City.  The awards are open to all Isanti City residents.  You may nominate
yourself or any property within the Isanti city limits.  The Park and Recreation Board will judge
all entries and make recommendations to the Mayor for award winners.  Awards will be
presented for June, July, and August.  You may not win consecutive awards.  All Park and
Recreation Board members as well as City staff and their immediate family members are not

This year’s awards are sponsored by the following businesses: First Place ($100) Daniel
Mujwid, Above All Rooftops to Remodeling, Inc.; Second Place ($50) Aaron Zdon, Startac
Construction, Inc; and Third Place ($25) Ken Drilling, KJD Signs, LLC.
Nominations will be accepted through Park and Recreation staff, Lisa Wilson, who can be
contacted by phone at (763) 444-5512, via e-mail at lwilson@cityofisanti.us or by mail or drop
off at City Hall, 110 First Avenue N, PO Box 428, Isanti, MN 55040.  All nominations must be
received by 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.  The first round will be reviewed at
the June 26 the Park Board meeting.  The awards will be presented by the Mayor at the following
Council meeting.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Any Isanti residents that are interested in being appointed to fill vacant Council term till November please contact me immediately
Council Member Lorinser resigned at last night's Council meeting effective May 16th.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Sarah Cotton was hired as our new Finance Director, Legacy Park passed 5-0 and we recognized 2 of our outstanding Police Officers among other agenda items