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Fridley Council Takes up Home Depot Garden Center Permit and Own Salaries

Mayor and members would get first raise since 2009 under proposed increase.

Home Depot's garden center will keep its special use permit and Fridley's mayor and council members will be on their way to their first pay increase since 2009, if the council approves two items Monday.

Last year the or lose its permit. City staff reports that Home Depot has complied.

Here are two tables of information from the city staff regarding salaries for mayor and councilmembers:

Fridley mayor and council 2012 salaries compared to other metro cities' average:

  Fridley Peer Cities % Difference Mayor $10,530.57 $10,881.64 -3.23% Council Member At-Large $8,632.00        N/A        N/A Council Member $7,647.15 $8,053.08 -5.04%

City-by-city mayor and councilmember salary comparison:

City

Mayor

Members

Apple Valley

$11,220.00

$  8,028.00

Blaine

  12,792.00

    9,384.00

Brooklyn Center

  11,166.00

    8,549.04

Columbia Heights

  13,800.00

    7,800.00

Coon Rapids

  14,000.00

  10,500.00

Edina

    7,051.00

    5,101.00

Fridley

  10,530.57

   7,647.15

Golden Valley

  11,619.00

    8,696.00

Lakeville

   9,996.00

    8,664.00

Maplewood

 12,855.00

  11,314.00

New Brighton

   8,600.00

    7,000.00

Richfield

   9,979.00

    7,746.00

Roseville

   9,300.00

    7,020.00

St. Louis Park

 11,796.00

    6,807.00

Woodbury

   8,520.00

    6,540.00

Average

 10,881.64

   8,053.08

Aug. 20, 2012 Agenda
It's a packed agenda, maybe because the Aug. 6 meeting was cancelled. The Council also has a meeting set for Aug. 22, so members can attend the city's health fair at the .

Here is a short version of the Aug. 20, 2012 Fridley City Council agenda (see the PDF above for the full version). The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at , with a pre-meeting (also open to the public) at 7 p.m. The meeting is cablecast live and available later on replays and as on-demand cable video. You can also watch later via online streaming video.

PRESENTATION        
Leah Kruc, 2013 Minneapolis Aquatennial Princess  
Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation to Marcy Sibell  

NEW BUSINESS  
1. Resolution Affirming Special Use Permits Permitting a Garden Center at Home Depot.  

2. Resolution Calling for a Public Hearing on Modifications to the Redevelopment Plan for Redevelopment Project No. 1 and the Tax Increment Financing Plans for Tax Increment Financing Districts Nos. 6-7, 9, 11-13 and 16-20, Creation of Tax Increment Financing District No. 21, and Approval and Adoption of a Tax          Increment Financing Plan Relating Thereto.  

3. First Reading of an Ordinance Recodifying the Fridley City Code by Amending Appendix F to Provide for the Adjustment of Salaries for the Mayor and Councilmembers in Accordance with Section 2.07 of the Charter of the City of Fridley.  

4. Resolution Declaring Cost to be Assessed and Ordering Preparation of Proposed Assessment for the Jackson Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project No. 413.  

5. Resolution Directing Publication of the Hearing on the Proposed Assessment for the Jackson Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project No. 413.  

6. Resolution Declaring Cost to be Assessed and Ordering Preparation of Proposed Assessment for the Street Improvement Project No. ST. 2012-01.  

7. Resolution Directing Publication of the Hearing on the Proposed Assessment for Street Improvement Project No. 2012-01.  

8. Resolution Abating the Assessment for a Certain Property within the 2009-2 Street Improvement Project.  

9. Resolution Providing for the Issuance and Sale of $1,295,000 General Obligation Equipment Certificates, Series 2012A, and Levying a Tax for the Payment Thereof.  

10. Motion to Approve Post-Issuance Debt Compliance Policy for the City of Fridley.  

11. Claims (156068 – 156413).  

12. Licenses.  

OPEN FORUM, VISITORS
Consideration of items not on Agenda.  

NEW BUSINESS
13. Resolution Certifying Proposed Tax Levy Requirements for 2013 to the County of Anoka.  

14. Resolution Adopting the 2013 Proposed Budget.  

15. Resolution Identifying the Need for Livable Communities Transit Oriented Development Funding and Authorizing Applications for Grant Funds.  

16. Resolution Approving “Corridors of Opportunity” Principles.  

17. Approve Clean Water Grant Fund Work Order Between the City of Fridley and Conservation Corps (Project No. 11524; Oak Glen Creek Corridor and Stonybrook Corridor).  

18. Approve Oak Glen Creek Project Right-of-Entry Agreement Addendum.  

19. Receive Plans and Specifications and Call for  Bids for the Police Garage Roof Repair Project No. 414.  

20. Approve Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing Program.  

21. Informal Status Report.

Donna Schmitt August 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM
The other question you should be asking: which of these cities offer benefits to their council members and mayor in addition to salaries? That would give a better comparison rather than just salaries.

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