For more information, contact Andrea Hunt of the Blaine Police Department at 763-785-6113 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting will look at property tax valuation
Homeowners questioning their latest property tax valuation are invited to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. April 22 at City Hall, 11155 Robinson Drive. Topics will include how estimated market values are determined and recent residential housing trends.
Homeowners who believe their latest property tax valuation is incorrect can challenge it at the city’s Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting at 7 p.m. on April 30. If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect and would like to appear before the board, call 763-767-6446
Study: College delivers much to economy
A Wilder Research study estimated the impact of Anoka-Ramsey Community College on the regional economy at $327 million in 2011.
The sources of these direct and indirect effects, the study said, were the institution’s operations ($93 million), students’ expenditures ($233 million), and Anoka-Ramsey Community College investments ($266,308).
The Wilder report also said the college and its students generated 3,235 jobs in the Twin Cities in 2011, including 2,290 direct jobs and 945 indirect ones created by vendors, contractors and businesses.
April 27 will be recycling drop-off day
Anoka will hold a spring recycling drop-off day on the morning of April 27 at its Public Works Building, 501 Pierce St.
Anoka County residents and small businesses can drop off items from 8 a.m. until noon.
Businesses with up to 50 employees can bring up to a pickup truckload of accepted recyclable materials. Vehicle batteries, freezers and refrigerators are free but minimal fees are charged for items such as tires and fluorescent light bulbs.