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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 (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, the Minnesota State Council on Disability also has a toll free line, 800-945-8913. Find more resources on the web,
Architects and building inspectors can also assist restriping parking lots and other accessibility barriers. 

Energy Smart

Energy Smart helps Minnesota businesses and organizations find ways to save energy and money as well as identifying financial incentives, such as utility rebates, grants and low-cost loans. By helping businesses take advantage of existing energy utility programs and rebates, Energy Smart helps make the process easier. All services are no cost and available to any business in Minnesota.

Services include:

- business site visits to identify energy-saving opportunities
- phone consultations
- financial incentive and utility program information
- research on efficiency opportunities 
- Energy Star building benchmarking assistance

Energy Smart is a program of Minnesota Waste Wise, a non-profit affiliate of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

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 ( or Peter Klein, Vice President of Finance for the St. Paul Port Authority, at 651-204-6211 (


Unathorized signs and objects in rights of way

Signs in right of way.pdf

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