On November 6, voters overwhelmingly decided to invest in city amenities that will benefit every generation. The Active Elk River plan passed with 6,830 votes of support and 3,702 opposed.
The State Legislature is expected to hold a special session to complete their work on the final biennial budget. All of the local option sales tax requests are currently in the final budget framework under consideration by legislative leadership and the governor.
Pending Senate and House approval and the governor’s signature, the City Council will consider project bid approvals on June 17, 2019.
When will we start seeing projects underway?
Design, Timelines, Renderings
Much of Elk River’s lifestyle is built around parks, trails and other outdoor and indoor activities that provide an abundance of options for everyone. Elk River residents – our children, our families, our seniors – deserve the same high quality amenities that other communities in the region enjoy.
The Active Elk River plan features a broad range of projects that were designed to benefit local residents of all ages.
Why a Sales Tax?
City leaders considered multiple options before deciding to ask voters to consider a half-cent sales tax to finance this investment in our community. As a regional recreation center, they decided a sales tax levy was the fairest solution for residents.