- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. My website is www.georgewimmer.com
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Looks like we will be pushing 100 degrees today ... Everyone be careful in the heat and check on our senior citizen neighbors
Posted by George at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Isanti voters make sure you ask candidates how they will pay for their promises ... We must maintain fiscal discipline ...
Posted by George at 9:14 PM
Monday, June 25, 2012
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Interesting survey results about residents wanting more city planning http://m.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/06/americans-want-more-city-planning/227
Interesting survey http://m.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/06/americans-want-more-city-planning/2279/
The summer and fall of 2012 will be quite active for Isanti. We have a full summer of events with Redbirds baseball, soccer tournaments, BMX racing, Jubilee/Rodeo Days and the new Vision Wake Park. On June 20th we will celebrate our employers at the Mayor’s Employer Appreciation Luncheon; which highlights our hard working businesses and all they contribute to Isanti.
Isanti has been proactively working through nuisance issues; such as the parking of cars, boats and trailers on grass as well as piles of debris and outdoor storage; and long grass and weeds. For those residents receiving violation letters; it has resulted in a few complaints. We have also received complaints from residents and businesses; wanting to ensure that Isanti is an attractive City in which to live and conduct business. We hear from real-estate agents and brokers trying to sell residential and commercial property in our City that nuisance issues are making it even harder in these tough times to sell property. This is a tough problem considering everyone has their own standard of what should be and should not be allowed. We all want to be “King or Queen of our Castle” and protect our property rights. The problem occurs when one person’s property rights lock horns with the next person’s property rights. Living in close proximity to so many others in a city necessitates the need for more rules governing behavior. This is never fun for those being regulated or for the Council that bears the final responsibility for passing City ordinances. However, the Council is working to protect the entire City and our property values.
These ordinances do at times change. For instance, after I became Mayor, I requested that work vehicles be allowed in residential areas. The previous rule did not allow for any work trucks or vans, such as a telephone or power company vehicle, to be parked in the driveway of a residence. My Yukon is not much different in size than a construction workers truck or power company van or many other vehicles that our residents use every day to make a living. So we went through the process and changed the ordinance, so it made sense. I hope to hear from anyone that has suggestions on how to make our community a better place to live, work, and play.
I wanted to share some highlights from our latest’s Audit Report.
- · City Administrative costs are 23% lower in Isanti than our peer group of cities
- City net debt is down 57% since I became Mayor
- Economic Development spending is 400% higher than our peer group of Cities
- General Fund Balance is up from 58% to 89% due to cost cutting
- Park and Recreation spending is 42% less than our peer group cities
- Liquor Store gross profit is up over 10% since our reorganization
We have put Isanti on firm financial footing as we face several more tough years. I am very optimistic about the economic development projects we have been working on. We have assembled an excellent team to manage our City into a brighter future.
Posted by George at 10:53 AM
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Friday, June 01, 2012
3 people have filed for the 2 four year term seats and 0 for the 2 year term .. filing closes June 5th
Posted by George at 2:50 PM
Only 2 people have filed for the 3 Council seats ... Filing ends June 5th ...
Posted by George at 1:06 PM