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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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Isanti Fire District will be training at 209 W Main Feb 1st, 2nd and ending on the 3rd with a house burn. Please use common sense in the area ...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Long Term Financial Plan


Year               Fund Bal
2004        67%
2005        53%
2006        51%
2007        58%
2008        65%
2009        77%
2010        88%
2011        89%



     I had heard the other day that I had inherited a a big fund balance and that I had nothing really to do with Isanti's tremendous fiscal stability ... I was elected Mayor in 2006 and took office in 2007. As you can see the city was burning through money during the boom times... as the Great Recession took hold we were actually adding to our fund balance which is our cash on hand as compared to our spending. We did this by cutting spending, my LGA Flip, efficient operations, economic development, enforcing collection of debts, enforcing ordinances, following our Comprehensive Plan/Housing Plan and cutting taxes ... this was part of my overall Long Term Financial Plan that previous Councils have repeatedly adopted to weather the loss of revenue due to property values plummeting. We will be drawing this cash reserve down over the next few years so we do not cut services or raise taxes. Facts are a stubborn things ... We have a good plan in place and we must continue to follow it to ensure our future success ... wishing things to be do not make them so ... hard work and discipline do

Isanti's General Fund Balance


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Had a string of private/blocked ph#s calls that were profanity laced/abusive No longer answering such calls ... Unblock or leave call back #

Sunday, January 13, 2013

KSTP Story about Isanti County Board pay Raise

KSTP story about County Board giving themselves a raise day after Christmas

http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2894793.shtml?cat=1 

Pretty weak excuse they gave about affecting union negotiations ... they claimed it is the union negotiation process that made them give themselves a raise in such an underhanded fashion ... wow that is a crazy idea ... if anything not being up front and honest with employees and the whole county undermines any credibility they have left ...

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

County News County Pay Increase Story



Commissioner Larson stated they deserve a raise after 3 years with none. This is my 8th year with no Council raise ... If elected leaders want to raise their pay then do so but budget for it and make sure the public gets a chance to speak to it ... Disappointed in the attitude by the County that if one budget line goes over there is plenty of excess somewhere else ... that is what is wrong with government accounting ... holding up taxpayer money by "cushioning" budget line items is not the way to go ...

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Outdoor Rink Open



The outdoor hockey rink in Bluebird Park is officially open for hockey! Great Job Cambrdige Isanti Youth Hockey