Council announces meeting times

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The Sartell City Council has scheduled a tax information meeting and re-scheduled a regular council meeting. The council meeting for Nov. 12 falls on a holiday (Veterans’ Day) so it will take place instead at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. The tax information meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, the time of the regularly scheduled council

Rejection of bids delays Celebration drainage project

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com All three bids for a proposed drainage-improvement project for the Celebration neighborhood of Sartell were rejected by the Sartell City Council at its last meeting, and the project will be up for bids once again. The council rejected the bids unanimously on a 5-0 vote. The reason for the rejection is the bids had come in

River Boat plans to add outdoor dining patio

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The River Boat Depot bar/restaurant in Sartell plans to add outdoor, river’s-edge dining starting next spring. The Sartell City Council approved an interim-use permit for that purpose at its last meeting. The request to the council was submitted by Brian Johnstone, co-owner of the business at 2 Riverside Drive.   The Sartell Planning Commission earlier voted

East-side road improvements reach design stage

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It’s been a long time coming, but plans for an ambitious street improvement project in east Sartell are now approaching a final form. At a public hearing during the Aug. 13 city council meeting, more than a dozen east-side residents voiced their concerns to the council. Those concerns included assessment questions, water-flooding issues and requests not

Council welcomes new police officer

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Police Department has a new patrol officer, Nate Frieler, who took the oath of office administered by Police Chief Jim Hughes at the last City Council meeting. Frieler was raised in Sauk Rapids. Starting in 2012, he became a police officer in Fergus Falls. He now lives in Sartell. Hughes noted Frieler is a

Neighbors, city staff meet at Creekview Park

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com About a dozen neighbors living near Creekview Preserve Park met in that park July 24 with city officials to discuss the park and possible improvements. The session was part of a series of “community conversations” about Sartell parks between residents and city staff. As in previous meetings, residents had a chance to take a city survey

Council approves new roundabout sign

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Council unanimously approved a new city sign that will be installed on a roundabout at 35th Street N. by the new high school now under construction. At a meeting late last year, the city council approved the style of the sign, similar to the “Daybreak” welcoming sign by the Daybreak neighborhood in the city.

Night Out in Sartell ‘another great success’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com National Night out in Sartell was “another great success,” said Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes in a memo to the city council. Twenty-eight neighborhoods in Sartell hosted various kinds of get-togethers for the national annual event, which took place Aug. 7. Hughes thanked the Sartell Fire Department for participating as well as the Sartell Public Works