Jackson Street Water Tower Restoration

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Elk River
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2020
End Date
April 2021
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

Drone photo of Elk River Water TowerThe grant funded the repair of structural deficiencies identified in an August 2015 Condition Assessment. Work on the tower included minor repairs, cleaning of the water tower, the removal of loose paint chips, and priming and painting the entire structure. The last phase of the project included regrading around the base to ensure water drained away from the foundation.
The newly painted structure is an Elk River icon and is part of the community identity. The structure is a beacon for drivers entering the city from the south as the red roof can be seen from a long distance. Local businesses are using the new tower in their advertisements and on billboards within the community. Watch video of restoration ┬╗

Competitive Grant Making Body
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Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN Laws 2019 Special Session Chapter 2, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 4 Historical Grants and Programs
Appropriation Language

$5,846,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $7,004,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for statewide historic and cultural grants to local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Money must be distributed through a competitive grant process. The Minnesota Historical Society must administer the money using established grant mechanisms, with assistance from the advisory committee created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item (ii).

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Recipient Board Members
Mayor - John Dietz, Council Members - Garrett Christianson, Nate Ovall, Matt Westgaard, Jennifer Wagner
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Elk River
Street Address
13065 Orono Parkway NW
Elk River
Zip Code
(763) 635-1035
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155