County Approves Budget: The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners has approved a biennial budget that includes the first back-to-back, zero levy increases in more than two decades. The 2014 budget calls for spending $603.5 million, an increase of $14.8 million, or 2.5 percent, over 2013. The increased spending will be paid for by increases in state and federal aid, department program revenues, and sales tax savings. To find out more, visit our budget page.
Ski Season is Here: Cross-country skiing is a great addition to a winter fitness routine. The Ramsey County Parks and Recreation department provides approximately 25 miles of marked and groomed cross-country ski trails at five locations. Trails are open daily from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset. The Battle Creek Winthrop trail is lighted daily from dusk to 9 p.m.
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Public Notice: Minnesota state law - Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005 - requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For Ramsey County, titles and annual salaries as of January 1, 2014 are: Psychiatrist --$171,643; Psychiatrist - $162,359; County Manager - $162,245 and Director of Community Human Services - $162,245. Date of publication: 1/2/14
TCAAP Trespass Warning: Ramsey County has taken possession of 427 acres of vacant land at the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant property in Arden Hills and has begun demolition of the buildings on the site. The county would like to remind residents that trespassing on the site during demolition and cleanup is both against the law and potentially dangerous. Abandoned buildings and other structures can pose hazards to unauthorized visitors. Of particular concern are wires that still carry electricity to the site. Trespassers who touch or cut these wires risk electrocution. It is impossible for trespassers to know which wires are live and which are not. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office will be patrolling the site and will arrest anyone caught trespassing. Trespassers will be prosecuted. To read more about the project and to keep up with the latest news and upcoming public meetings, visit tcaap.net.