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ZOOM LINK FOR SEPTEMBER PLANNING COMMISSION/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING

The Monday, September 26th, 2022 City of Walker Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments meeting is viewable by Zoom. Please follow the link below and register in advance. 

When: Sep 26, 2022 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: September Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments Meeting

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-oZKw5flTHiAcSfG10NwQA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS

Upcoming September Walker Board, Commission, and Committee meetings:
1. Public Works Committee on September 20th, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. in the Walker City Hall upstairs meeting room.
2. Library Advisory Board on September 20th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the Walker Fire Hall meeting room.
3. Cemetery Advisory Board on September 21st, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the Walker Fire Hall meeting room.
4. Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments on September 26th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Walker Fire Hall meeting room.
5. Park Advisory Board on September 27th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the Walker Fire Hall meeting room.

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

City Hall and the DMV will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.
 
 

COLD WEATHER RULE

Did You Know - Cold Weather Rule

AUGUST PARK BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD IN UPPER CITY PARK

Notice: The Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 Park Advisory Board meeting will be held in the Upper City Park at 5:00 p.m.

Municipal Election Filing Period Now Open

The following offices will be voted for at the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022:
- Two (2) Councilmembers
- One (1) Mayor

Candidates may begin filing for these offices today, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, until Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates will file in the Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer's office located at Walker City Hall, 205 Minnesota Avenue West, Walker, MN 56484.

ORDINANCE 2022-07 DRAFT

A draft of ordinance 2022-07, Adopting 340A.29 Brewer Off-Sale Changes, has been posted under "Government," "Policies," "Draft Ordinances." It will go to the City Council on August 1st for approval. The draft can also be found by clicking here.

JUNE PARK BOARD MEETING TO TAKE PLACE AT LOWER WALKER CITY PARK

NOTICE: The Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, Park Advisory Board meeting will take place in the Lower Walker City Park at 5:00 p.m.

JUNE LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD MEETING VIEWABLE BY ZOOM

The Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, 5:00 p.m. Library Advisory Board meeting can be viewed on Zoom by clicking on the following link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85101519059

The meeting is open to the public at the Walker Fire Hall, located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484.

REQUEST FOR ESTIMATES - REPLACEMENT OF WALKER CITY PARK SIGN

The City of Walker is requesting estimates for replacing the Walker City Park sign located at the entrance to City Park, 220 Park Avenue, Walker, MN 56484, right off of Minnesota Avenue/Highway 371. You can find the full request by clicking here.

RFP FOR LIBRARY INTERIOR DESIGNER/SPACE PLANNING CONSULTANT

The City of Walker is in the planning process of reconstructing the Walker Public Library and is requesting proposals for a Library Interior Designer/Space Planning Consultant. You can find the full RFP by clicking here.

FULL AND PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER OPEN POSITIONS

The City of Walker is seeking applications for full-time and part-time police officers. Applicant must be POST licensed or eligible to be licensed at the time of application. Preference will be given to full-time and part-time licensed officers with previous experience. The wage range is $22.05 - $25.25 with experience and training considered. Wage increases are set every three years by the union contract. Applicants must pass a background check, physical exam, and psychological exam. Applications may be obtained and submitted to the City Administrator at Walker City Hall, 205 Minnesota Avenue West, Walker, MN 56484, by mail at P.O. Box 207, Walker, MN 56484, online at www.ci.walker.mn.us, or by email at hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us. The City of Walker is an equal opportunity employer.

FISH CLEANING SHACK CLOSED

NOTICE: due to electrical issues, the fish cleaning shack at the Walker City Park is closed.

COUNCILMEMBER ATTENDING JUNE COUNCIL MEETING REMOTELY

NOTICE for Meeting pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.02
City of Walker

City Council Meeting
Notice of Meeting by Interactive Technology

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Walker will hold its regular meeting on Monday, June 6th, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Walker Fire Hall meeting room, located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484.

In accordance with the requirements of Minn. Stat. Section 13D.02, Councilor Char Moore will appear remotely via interactive technology from the following location:

408 Walker Bay Blvd., Walker, MN 56484

Members of the public may monitor the meeting by attending in person or by the following information:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88514543646
Or One tap mobile US: +13017158592,,88514543646#  or +13126266799,,88514543646#
Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 720 707 2699
Webinar ID: 885 1454 3646
International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kczGCiMZS

2021 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report

The 2021 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report can be found on the City website under services, Public Works/Walker Water Works, and then on the left-hand side of the page under Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report.

CITY BOARD OPENINGS

CITY COUNCIL HYBRID MEETING

The Monday, May 2nd City of Walker Council Meeting will be a “hybrid meeting” taking place with two (2) options. You can attend in person at the Walker Fire Hall located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484, or attend virtually via Zoom by sending a request to hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us by Monday, May 2nd at 3 p.m.

LIBRARY BOARD MEETINGS TO TAKE PLACE AT WALKER FIRE HALL

Walker Library Board meetings will from now on be held in the Walker Fire Hall meeting room, located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484. The meetings will continue to take place at 5:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. 

CITY COUNCIL HYBRID MEETING

The Monday, April 4th City of Walker Council Meeting will be a “hybrid meeting” taking place with two (2) options. You can attend in person at the Walker Fire Hall located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484, or attend virtually via Zoom by sending a request to hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us by Monday, April 4th at 3 p.m.
 
Councilmember Senenfelder will be attending the Monday, April 4th, 2022, Council Meeting remotely via Zoom. Councilmember Senenfelder will be located outside at 1015 W. Sam Houston Blvd., Pharr, Texas, 78577.

SNOW HAULING ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24

The Walker Public Works Department, in conjunction with Cass County and MNDoT, will be hauling snow from the 371 corridor: Michigan Avenue to Railroad Avenue from the Highway 34 junction to 2nd Street tonight (Thursday, February 24th). Please move your vehicles from these locations by 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24th. We appreciate your cooperation!

CANCELLED FEBRUARY PARK ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

The February Park Advisory Board meeting that was to take place this evening is CANCELLED due to inclement weather. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

CANCELLED FEBRUARY LIBRARY BOARD MEETING

The February 16th, 2022 Library Board meeting that was to take place this evening at 5:00 p.m. is CANCELLED due to lack of a quorum.

SNOW HAULING ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH

The Walker Public Works Department, in conjunction with Cass County and MNDoT, will be hauling snow from the 371 corridor: Michigan Avenue to Railroad Avenue from the Highway 34 junction to 2nd Street tonight (Monday, February 14th). Please move your vehicles from these locations by 11:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14th. We appreciate your cooperation!

COUNCILMEMBERS ATTENDING FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETING REMOTELY

Councilmembers Senenfelder and Moore will be attending the Monday, February 7th, 2022 Council Meeting remotely via Zoom. Councilmember Senenfelder will be located outside at 1015 W. Sam Houston Blvd., Pharr, Texas, 78577. Councilmember Moore will be located outside at the Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Ali’i Dr., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740.

ZOOM OPTION FOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Monday, February 7th City of Walker Council Meeting will be a “hybrid meeting” taking place with two (2) options. You can attend in person at the Walker Fire Hall located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484, or attend virtually via Zoom by sending a request to hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us by Friday, January 28th at 3 p.m.

CITY HALL AND DMV CLOSED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17TH

Reminder: City Hall and the DMV will be closed on Monday, January 17th, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

TRAILHEAD RESTROOM CLOSURE

The trailhead restrooms are closed for the unforeseeable future due to mechanical issues from the sub-zero temperatures. We will update the public as soon as they are back up and running!

SNOW HAULING ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29TH

The Walker Public Works Department, in conjunction with Cass County and MNDoT, will be hauling snow from the 371 corridor: Michigan Avenue to Railroad Avenue from the Highway 34 junction to 2nd Street tonight (Wednesday, December 29th) evening. Please move your vehicles from these locations by 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29th. We appreciate your cooperation!

Walker Library Board Special Meeting

The Walker Library Board is holding a special meeting on Tuesday, December 28th at 5:30 p.m. at the Walker Fire Hall, 701 Elm Avenue to discuss and recommend approval of a Walker Public Library Donor Recognition/Naming Policy to the Walker City Council.

Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from the City of Walker!
A reminder of our holiday hours:
Friday, December 24th: City Hall and DMV will be closed, Walker Bay Spirits will close at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 25th: Walker Bay Spirits will be closed.
Friday, December 31st: City Hall and DMV will be closed.
Saturday, January 1st: Walker Bay Spirits will be closed.

Special Library Board Meeting

The Walker Library Board is holding a special meeting on Monday, December 20th at 5:00 p.m. at the Walker Public Library, located in the lower level at 100 Highland Avenue, Walker, MN 56484 to discuss and recommend approval of a Walker Public Library Donor Recognition/Naming Policy to the Walker City Council.

Did you know?

did you know - winter restrictions

December Park Advisory Board Meeting Cancelled

The City of Walker Park Advisory Board Meeting that was to take place on Tuesday, December 28th at 5:00 p.m. is cancelled. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the Walker Fire Hall.

Change of time for December Library Board Meeting

The time for the City of Walker Library Board Meeting to take place on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 has changed from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Walker Public Library located in the lower level of the American National Bank as usual.

December Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

The City of Walker Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments Meeting that was to take place on Monday, December 27th at 6:00 p.m. is cancelled. The next meeting will take place on Monday, January 31st, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Walker Fire Hall.

CITY HALL, DMV, AND WALKER BAY SPIRITS CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING

Reminder: city offices and the DMV will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving.

Walker Bay Spirits will be closed on Thursday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving.

CITY OFFICES AND DMV CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERAN'S DAY

City offices and the DMV will be closed tomorrow, Thursday November 11th, in observance of Veteran's Day.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know Council Appointments

RFP for Dock Services

WALKER, MINNESOTA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
CITY DOCK SERVICES

The City of Walker is requesting proposals for city dock services. The City is looking for an automatically renewing contract beginning on October 4th, 2021.

Scope of services: to remove eight (8) city docks located at the north end of 5th Street and place them at the 4th Street North access. The City would then assist the service provider in placing the docks in winter storage. Come spring, the service provider would then replace the eight (8) city docks at the north end of 5th Street.

Proposals should be received by the City no later than close of business Wednesday, September 20, 2021, to allow adequate time for review. Three (3) copies of each printed item should be provided. Materials may be sent by mail to:

Hope Fairchild, City Administrator
City of Walker
P.O. Box 207
Walker, MN 56484

Additional information is available from Public Works Director Mike Ridlon by phone at 218-536-0353, or by email at mridlon@ci.walker.mn.us. To ensure a fair review and selection process, firms submitting proposals are requested to refrain from contacting other city staff or council members regarding these proposals. The City of Walker will review all submitted proposals and will make a final determination on a successful candidate on or about October 4, 2021.

DID YOU KNOW?

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NORTHSIDE PROJECT ASSESSMENTS

Walker residents that have received assessments from the Northside Project: if you would like to pay in full and without interest within the next 30 days, please make your payment out to the City of Walker. The City's mailing address is P.O. Box 207, Walker, MN 56484. You can also stop in City Hall (205 Minnesota Ave. W) and drop it off. Please note on your payment that it is for the Northside Project and include your address or parcel ID number. If you have any questions please feel free to reach me by phone (218-547-5501) or by email (hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us).
 
Sincerely,
Hope Fairchild
City Administrator

DID YOU KNOW?

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GRANT FUNDS THROUGH ARPA FROM CASS COUNTY

Information and the application can be found here.

DID YOU KNOW?

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CITY COUNCIL HYBRID MEETING

The Monday, July 12th City of Walker Council Meeting will be a “hybrid meeting” taking place with two (2) options. You can attend in person at the Walker Fire Hall located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484, or attend virtually via Zoom by sending a request to hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us by Friday, July 9th at 3 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL HYBRID MEETING

The Monday, June 7th City of Walker Council Meeting will be a “hybrid meeting” taking place with two (2) options. You can attend in person at the Walker Fire Hall located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484, or attend virtually via Zoom by sending a request to hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us by Friday, June 4th at 3 p.m.

FLUSHING OF HYDRANTS AND CITY-WIDE PICK-UP OF BAGGED LEAVES AND BRANCHES

The Public Works Department will be flushing hydrants this week, starting today. Water mains are routinely flushed to clean the distribution system. Rusty water may be evident during the flushing. If discoloration exists, residents should run the cold tap until it becomes clear.

City-wide spring pick-up of bagged leaves and branches curb-side will take place on Thursday, May 20th and Friday, May 21st.

2020 DRINKING WATER CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT

The 2020 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report can be found here.

CITY COUNCIL HYBRID MEETING

The Monday, May 3rd City of Walker Council Meeting will be a “hybrid meeting” taking place with two (2) options. You can attend in person at the Walker Fire Hall located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484, or attend virtually via Zoom by sending a request to hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us by Friday, April 30th at 3 p.m.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Conditional Use Permit for a Multi Family Dwelling at 200 6th St South, parcel no. 96-337-3410.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Interim Use Permit for 712 Cleveland Blvd W to consider the property being used as a vacation rental per Sec. 109-201 of the City Ordinance.

TRAILHEAD RESTROOMS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Walker's newly constructed trailhead restrooms are now open to the public.

EXCESS LAND SALE

The office of the City of Walker Administrator will receive sealed bids for the sale of the following described real property (land): Parcel No. 96-027-0001.

EXCESS LAND SALE

The office of the City of Walker Administrator will receive sealed bids for the sale of the following described real property (land): Parcel No. 96-120-0001.

CITY COUNCIL HYBRID MEETING

The City of Walker Council Meeting will be a “hybrid meeting” taking place with two (2) options. You can attend in person at the Walker Fire Hall located at 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484, or attend virtually via Zoom by sending a request to hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us by Friday, February 26th at 3 p.m.

NOTICE OF WALKER LIBRARY BOARD WORK SESSION

LIBRARY BOARD WORK SESSION NOTICE

DATE AND TIME: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M.
LOCATION: WALKER PUBLIC LIBRARY IN LOWER LEVEL OF AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK, 100 HIGHLAND AVENUE, WALKER, MN 56484

The Library Board will hold a work session to assemble a presentation on the old “Lucky Moose” building as the new Walker Public Library location for Walker City Council consideration.

The Walker Library Board will not discuss any other matters at said work session.

Sincerely,

Hope Fairchild, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

Posted on website and on City’s principal bulletin board on Thursday, February 18th, 2021.

SOQ FOR AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICES

WALKER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
WALKER, MINNESOTA
SEEKS STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ)
FOR ENGINEERING CONSULTANT

The City of Walker seeks Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from an engineering consultant firm to oversee capital improvements at the Walker Municipal Airport for a five-year contract period beginning March 1, 2021.  The process will be in accordance with FAA AC 150/5100-14E.

As well as providing engineering services for specific capital projects relating to airport maintenance, enhancement and long-term development, the consultant will also serve as a link and facilitator between the City and such agencies as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Office of Aeronautics and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The consultant also should expect to work with the City on matters relating to airport planning and zoning, legislative and congressional activities affecting airports, and other advisory activities as needed.

The following projects are currently listed on the airport’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) or have the potential to occur within the five-year contract period.  These will be included within the scope of the consultant contract:

  • Fuel System Upgrades
  • Multi-Unit T-Hangar
  • Hangar/T-Hangar Removal and Site Grading
  • Hangar Site Improvements
  • Runway, Taxiway, Apron Rehabilitation and/or Reconstruction
  • Routine Airside and Landside Pavement Maintenance
  • Tree Obstruction Removal
  • Snow Removal Equipment Acquisition
  • Miscellaneous Environmental Studies
  • Snow Removal Equipment building
  • Land acquisition & easement acquisition
  • Runway lighting replacement
  • Perimeter fencing

Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) should be received by the City no later than close of business Friday, February 19, 2021, to allow adequate time for review. The SOQ should be limited to 20 pages maximum covering airport familiarity and project understanding, project team, and relevant experience.  Three (3) copies of each printed item should be provided. Materials may be sent by mail to:

Hope Fairchild, City Administrator
City of Walker
P.O. Box 207
Walker, MN 56484

Additional information is available from Hope Fairchild at the address above, by phone at 218-547-5501, or by email at hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us. To ensure a fair review and selection process, firms submitting proposals are requested to refrain from contacting other City Staff or Council Members regarding these proposals. The City of Walker will review all submitted Statements of Qualifications and will make a final determination on a successful candidate on or about March 1, 2021.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: GARBAGE SERVICES

WALKER, MINNESOTA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
GARBAGE SERVICES

 The City of Walker is requesting proposals for garbage services. The City is looking for a 1-year contract period beginning on March 1st, 2021.

Scope of services: to empty and replace garbage bags in nineteen (19) garbage cans in Walker City Park and twenty-two (22) garbage cans throughout Downtown Walker on a daily basis as needed.

Proposals should be received by the City no later than close of business Wednesday, February 17, 2021, to allow adequate time for review. Three (3) copies of each printed item should be provided. Materials may be sent by mail to:

Hope Fairchild, City Administrator
City of Walker
P.O. Box 207
Walker, MN 56484

Additional information is available from Hope Fairchild at the address above, by phone at 218-547-5501, or by email at hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us. To ensure a fair review and selection process, firms submitting proposals are requested to refrain from contacting other city staff or council members regarding these proposals. The City of Walker will review all submitted proposals and will make a final determination on a successful candidate on or about March 1, 2021.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF WALKER
COUNTY OF CASS
STATE OF MINNESOTA

Notice of Public Hearing for Revision to the Current Fee Schedule

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a hearing will be held before the City Council, February 1st, 2021 in the Walker Fire Hall Meeting Room located at 701 Elm Avenue at 6:05 pm to consider revisions to the Walker City Code Pertaining to Fees Services to take effect after its adoption and publication.

A complete list of the proposed fee schedule can be viewed at City Hall: 205 Minnesota Avenue West, or on the City website at https://www.ci.walker.mn.us. Those unable to attend the public hearing may submit comments to Hope Fairchild, City Administrator, by phone at 218-547-5501, by email at hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us, or by mail at PO Box 207, Walker, MN 56484.

Dated the 15th Day of January, 2021
Hope Fairchild, City Administrator

Summary Publication of New and Amended City Ordinances

CITY OF WALKER
COUNTY OF CASS
STATE OF MINNESOTA

SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE 2020-04, 2020-05, 2020-06, and 2020-07

 ORDINANCE 2020-04, AN ORDINANCE ADDING DEDICATION TO PUBLIC STANDARDS TO CITY CODE
Summary: Ordinance 2020-04 states that the City of Walker finds it in the public interest and necessary to provide future parks, trails, and other public open and recreational spaces for citizens of Walker. As such, for every new subdivision of land involving three or more lots which are to be developed for residential purposes, the City Council, with the recommendation of Planning Commission, shall require a payment or dedication to the City.  

ORDINANCE 2020-05, AN ORDINANCE ADDING ZONING CLASSIFICATION DESIGNATION TO CITY CODE
Summary: Ordinance 2020-05 designates the zoning classification of the property legally described as TRACT D, REGISTERED LAND SURVEY NO. 74 as PUBLIC.

ORDINANCE 2020-06, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PART II: LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 109: ZONING AND, GENERALLY, SECTION 109.195 EXTRACTIVE USE/MINING.
Summary: Ordinance 2020-06 amends the permit requirement for Extractive Use/Mining from Conditional Use Permit to Interim Use Permit.

ORDINANCE 2020-07, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PART II: LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 109: ZONING AND SUBDIVISIONS, ARTICLE II. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT, SECTION 109.45 PLANNING COMMISSION.
Summary: Ordinance 2020-07 amends City Code to allow Commission members to serve three consecutive three-year terms.

Ordinance 2020-04 was passed on July 6th, 2020. Ordinance 2020-05 was passed on July 6th, 2020. Ordinance 2020-06 was passed on December 17th, 2020. Ordinance 2020-07 was passed on December 17th, 2020. A printed copy of the full text of Ordinance 2020-04, 2020-05, 2020-06, and 2020-07 will be available for inspection by any person during regular business hours at the City Hall, 205 Minnesota Ave W, Walker, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by going to https://www.ci.walker.mn.us/

Hope Fairchild
City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

Four Cemetery Board Seats Open

CITY OF WALKER
COUNTY OF CASS
STATE OF MINNESOTA

OPEN BOARD SEATS

CEMETERY BOARD; Seven (7) membersTwo (2) City of Walker resident seats open, two (2) Shingobee Township resident seats open
Term Limit - 3 years

Those wishing to fill the open seats may fill out an application and return to Hope Fairchild by email at hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us, drop off at City Hall at 205 Minnesota Ave. W, Walker, MN, or by mail at PO Box 207, Walker, MN 56484.
Applications can be found online at www.ci.walker.mn.us  or at Walker City Hall 205 Minnesota Ave. W.

 January 5th, 2021

Hope Fairchild, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

City of Walker Will Accept Street Closure Applications Beginning in 2021

The City of Walker will start reaccepting street closure applications beginning in 2021, except for in the Northside construction area until construction is completed in spring of 2021.

The City of Walker Will Accept Sealed Bids for Excess Property and Building Sale Located at 207 Fourth Street North, Walker, MN 56484

City of Walker

Excess Land and Building Sale

Physical Address – 207 Fourth Street North, Walker, Minnesota 56484


The office of the City of Walker Administrator will receive sealed bids for the sale of the following described real property (land and building):

Parcel No. 96-337-0940

Legal Description

LOTS 10 THRU 12 & 10 FT OF VAC ALLEY BLK 9.

 

The above described real property (land and building) will be sold in its current condition. The sale and planned future development/use of the above described property is subject to any and all existing easements and public road rights-of-way of record, as well as to City and County ordinances as applicable.

If you are interested in viewing the above described property and building, please contact Hope Fairchild, City Administrator by phone at 218-547-5501, or by email at hopef@arvig.net.

The office of the City of Walker Administrator, Walker City Hall, P.O. Box 207, 205 Minnesota Avenue West, Walker, MN 56484 will accept sealed bids until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st, 2020. The City of Walker will open and read aloud the sealed bids on Monday, January 4th, 2021 beginning at 6:05 p.m. at Walker Fire Hall, 701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN 56484. Special note – any bid submitted which is less than $25,000 will not be considered.

A bid bond or cashier’s check equal to at least 5% of the total bid amount must accompany the sealed bid. The cashier’s check should be payable to the City of Walker. The City of Walker will require payment in full at the time of closing. In addition to the total base bid amount, the successful bidder will be responsible for the legal publication cost, any County and/or City deferred, pending, or current assessments, any legal costs relating to this sale and all other costs, fees (recording fee and well certificate fee), taxes (deed tax), etc. associated with the closing of the sale.

The City of Walker reserves the right to open competitive bidding immediately after the bids have been opened and read on Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 6:05 p.m., from the floor to those individuals/entities that submitted a qualified sealed bid on or before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st, 2020.

A qualified sealed bid will consist of the following: the City Official Bid Form, the total base bid amount, which excludes the additional costs noted above, a preferred closing date for the property transaction, contact information (address, phone number, and email address), signature and either a bond bid or a cashier’s check equal to at least 5% of the total base bid amount. An official bid form can be obtained from Walker City Hall during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or can be downloaded from the City website at: www.ci.walker.mn.us.

The Walker City Council will award the sale of the above described property on Monday, January 4th, 2021 to the highest and most responsible bidder (the bid most favorable to the City); however, the Walker City Council does reserve the right to reject any and/or all bids.

Questions regarding this property sale must be addressed to Hope Fairchild, City Administrator by phone at 218-547-5501 or by email at hopef@arvig.net.

 

Hope Fairchild, City Administrator

Notice of the Walker Municipal Airport Master Plan Public Open House

Notice of the Walker Municipal Airport Master Plan Public Open House

Monday, November 2, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Prior to City Council Meeting)
Walker Fire Hall
701 Elm Avenue, Walker, MN

The City of Walker is finalizing a 20-year Master Plan for the Walker Municipal Airport. The City is hosting a public open house to present the recommended airport facility improvements. Boards depicting the phases of the Master Plan project will be available to view. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments. All interested persons are invited to attend and present their views on the recommended airport improvements. A presentation of the final draft of the Airport Layout Plan will be given during the City Council meeting. 

Open Park Board Seat

CITY OF WALKER

COUNTY OF CASS

STATE OF MINNESOTA

OPEN BOARD SEATS

PARK BOARD; Seven (7) membersOne (1) City of Walker resident seat open

Term Limit - 3 years

People wishing to fill the open seat may fill out an application and return to Hope Fairchild by email hopef@arvig.net, drop off at City Hall, or by mail PO Box 207 Walker MN 56484.

Applications can be found online at www.ci.walker.mn.us  or at Walker City Hall 205 Minnesota Ave. W.

 July 28th, 2020

 

Hope Fairchild, City Administrator

Weekly Northside Construction Meetings Will No Longer Be Held

Please contact the City Engineer, Kris Carlson at 218-846-7728, kris.carlson@ulteig.com or City Administrator Hope Fairchild at 218-547-5501, hopef@arvig.net with any questions or concerns.

City of Walker will not Accept Park Applications for the Rest of 2020

The Walker City Council decided on August 3rd, 2020 that the City will not accept any park applications for the rest of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Walker’s City Park is considered a public park, and therefore The City cannot keep the public from using it. If residents decide to hold events and gatherings there, we ask that they do so in a safe and respectful manner by social distancing and wearing masks.