Temporary & Prohibited Signs
The City of Elk River has produced a flyer with all the info you need when planning signage for your business. You can find it here, at the Chamber office, or see all sign standards in the Elk River City Code. at www.ElkRiverMN.gov (go to “How Do I”, then “View”, then “City Code”) or call the Planning Department at 763-635-1000.
Updated Housing Study
The City of Elk River recently updated the 2012 Housing Study. The updated study includes information on expected demands and trends in housing, including demographics and housing types. You can read the complete study here
ADA Compliance Resources
Start today to determine if your site is ADA compliant, utilize the Minnesota State Council on Disability's Blue Book: Building Access Survey (survey will automatically download when you click the link).
Still have questions on ADA compliancy? The Minnesota State Council on Disability has offered to work with small business owners to conduct building "audits" to ensure compliancy. Their Building Code Accessibility Specialist is Margot Imdieke-Cross and she can be reached at 651-361-7805 or email@example.com, the Minnesota State Council on Disability also has a toll free line, 800-945-8913. Find more resources on the web, disability.state.mn.us.
Architects and building inspectors can also assist restriping parking lots and other accessibility barriers.
Property Assessed Clean Energy
Property Assessed Clean Energy (or PACE for short) allows property owners to borrow money to finance energy efficiency and renewable upgrades to buildings and repay the loan through a special tax on their property tax bill. There are no up-front costs to the property owner and funding is provided through a municipal revenue bond issuance.
Sherburne County is committed to helping businesses from all sectors find the resources they need to thrive. Interested business owners within Sherburne County should contact Dan Weber, Sherburne County Economic Development Specialist at 763-765-4901 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peter Klein, Vice President of Finance for the St. Paul Port Authority, at 651-204-6211 (email@example.com)
Unathorized signs and objects in rights of way