Friday, November 16, 2012
Washington County officials were baffled by a problem in Oakdale. Now the problem has been fixed.
Washington County has taken care of the problem. Washington County officials have been trying to fix a predicament that occurred after a botched construction job on 10th Street earlier this summer. In June, Hardrives Inc. did a mill and overlay of pavement and paths, pedestrian ramps, a traffic barrier and signing and striping of 10th Street North. The project took place from the east end of the Interstate 694 bridge to 600 feet east of Inwood Avenue North. After the project was completed in July, county officials discovered that the road had unexpected shifts in subgrade soils that resulted in a series of rough patches on the road. The project was supposed to be a routine mill and overlay project. After soil studies were completed, a plan…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Weik, Miron come out on top; Kriesel wins unopposed.
The results for the 2012 Washington County Board races were essentially settled as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. All results are unofficial per the Secretary of State’s website. In the district that represents most of Woodbury, Lisa Weik was re-elected. Weik earned 59.21 percent of the vote (12,127 total). Challenger Nancy Remakel, a former Woodbury City Council member, earned 40.20 percent of the vote (8,233). Challenger Ted Bearth defeated incumbent Bill Pulkrabek, who was running for his third term but was mired by a domestic incident earlier this year. Bearth, a former Oakdale City Council mayor, got 52.17 percent of the vote (11,123 total) to Pulkrabek’s 47.16 percent (10,054). The district includes the northwest part of Woodbury and all …
Ted Bearth won the Washington County District 2 seat against incumbent Bill Pulkrabek.
A new face will be representing District 2 of Washington County, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State. Ted Bearth unseated incumbent Bill Pulkrabek for the District 2 seat with 11,123 votes (52 percent). Pulkrabek received 10,054 votes (47 percent). All 17 precincts reported their numbers just before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Pulkrabek has served as a Washington County commissioner since 1999. Before that he was the mayor of Oakdale from 1995 to 1999. Pulkrabek underwent heavy scrutiny when he was involved in a domestic incident stemming from last year. Bearth has also served as mayor of Oakdale and city council member for a combined total of 26 years. He is an active member of the Oakdale Veterans Memorial …
Friday, October 12, 2012
This resident encourages people to vote for Bill Pulkrabek on Nov. 6.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Bill Pulkrabek has Exhibited Leadership. Having served as a local elected official, I appreciate strong leadership in local government. Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek has demonstrated that type of leadership county-wide in two specific ways. One, Washington County has the lowest county tax rate in the entire metro area. Those on a fixed income or those who are struggling through these difficult economic times take even more of a financial hit when property taxes rise. I’m appreciative that Bill Pulkrabek has made a commitment to homeowners and business owners in Washington County to keep our property taxes the lowest in the metro. Two, Washington County has partnered with ten other entities to find out the cause(s) of the…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Johnson urges residents not to elect the candidate to the Washington County Board.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Once again Bill Pulkrabek is running for Washington County commissioner. This time we should tell him "No Thanks!" Commissioners Pulkrabek and Lehrke support breaking state law which requires garbage be processed into fuel and support polluting groundwater. At the Sept. 24 county commissioners board meeting they refused to subsidize a Newport trash processor by voting "no." While working as our county commissioner, Pulkrabek, thru his one-person company "Tilt, Inc" was also being paid nearly $17,000 by the MN Republican Party. This unethical behavior occurred during Tony Sutton’s tenure as chair of the MN Republican Party. Sutton later resigned leaving a nearly $2 million debt. A request by other Republicans, led by former GOP …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek thanks his constituents for their votes in the Aug. 14 primary. Pulkrabek is running for the Washington County District 2 seat in the general election in November.
I am very appreciative to my constituents in Pine Springs, Willernie, Birchwood, White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Landfall and Woodbury for allowing me to advance to the Nov. 6 General Election. It is an honor to serve on the Washington County Board of Commissioners. I am humbled by your confidence in me to continue to lead our great county. Competition is good. I want to thank Joe Delaney for running a positive, issue-oriented campaign. I will continue to work hard to earn the support of the voters who supported him. Many thanks! - Bill Pulkrabek Pulkrabek is the incumbent for Washington County Board of Commissioners District 2. Related: Bearth, Pulkrabek Advance in Primary for County Board Like us on Facebook | …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ted Bearth is running for the District 2 seat of the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
Name : Mr. Ted Bearth Also known as : Ted Age : 74 Place of residence : 380 Grafton Ave. N., Oakdale Attended college : Yes College : University of MN Degree : AA and BA Year of graduation : 1977 Has served in the military: Yes Rank : Highest rank attained was Sgt. Date when discharged from duty : 01 April 1959 Job titles held : N/A Employers : American Can Co.--City of Landfall HRA (2) Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: Washington County Commissioner, District 2 Chamber/district: District 2 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : City Council of Oakdale, Mayor of Oakdale. Combined total of 26 years. Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : MN House of Representatives, 1978 Mayor City of …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Washington County Board approved the grant at its Aug. 14 meeting.
Oakdale's recycling program just got a boost. The city will receive $103,836 over two years to operate its recycling program, thanks to a grant approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 14. Funds are used to administer the city’s recycling program, conduct waste education in schools and develop and promote additional recycling opportunities for residents. The funding sources for the recycling grants program include the Local Recycling Development Grant, a metropolitan landfill surcharge; Select Committee on Recycling and the Environment funds, a state solid waste tax; and the County Environmental Charge. Sign up for Oakdale Patch's free e-newsletter | Like Oakdale Patch on Facebook | Follow Oakdale Patch on Twitter
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Washington County Commissioner Autumn Lehrke encourages residents to vote for Bill Pulkrabek in the Aug. 14 primary. Pulkrabek currently represents Oakdale on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
I was elected to serve on the Washington County Board of Commissioners in 2010, representing South Washington County. I have served alongside Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek at board meetings, workshops, shared committees and community events. Having worked closely with him for nearly two years, I have seen first-hand the great work he does for Washington County. I know Bill Pulkrabek to be a thoughtful and articulate elected official who is not afraid to ask tough questions and make difficult decisions on behalf of all Washington County residents. Bill Pulkrabek is a fiscal hawk who always looks out for the best interests of taxpayers, homeowners, and businesses in our great county. Washington County has the second lowest county tax rate in…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A redistricting plan passed by the Washington County Board Tuesday puts Pulkrabek in the same district with incumbent Lisa Weik.
Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek will have to move from his Woodbury home or face Commissioner Lisa Weik in this fall’s election, after the Washington County Board scrapped a redistricting map Tuesday that it had informally agreed to last week, according to a Pioneer Press report. Under the new plan, Woodbury is represented by three different commissioner—Districts 2, 4 and 5—according to a press release from the county. Oakdale is still all within one district, District 2, which also includes Landfall, Birchwood, Pine Springs, Willernie, the Washington County portion of White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi and three Woodbury precincts, the press release says. The entire board—other than District 4 Commissioner Autumn Lehrke, whose …