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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.

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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

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GRANT FUNDS THROUGH ARPA FROM CASS COUNTY

Information and the application can be found here.

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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.