Belair Site Excavations was given the go-ahead by the New Brighton City Council to move forward with a road salt storage and distribution operation at its Old Highway 8 address, located in the far northeast reaches of New Brighton. (submitted photo)
Plans for a road salt storage and distribution operation in northeast New Brighton were approved in modified form by the city council May 26.
The project had drawn scrutiny from residents and elected officials alike, who questioned how the salt would be hauled and housed in order to prevent spills.
From left, Ellis Norman, 7, Delaney Norman, 10, Archer Norman, 8, Colleen Norman, Sarah Steiniger, and Ethan Gylling, 8, protest New Brighton's proposed backyard poultry ban in the lead up to the city council's May 26 meeting. Steiniger said she has four chickens; Colleen Norman said she and her family have six. "We don't even do it for eggs," Norman said. "They are pets."(Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Fans of fowl in New Brighton are clucking sighs of relief following a surprise reversal on Tuesday.
The city of Vadnais Heights’ sprinkling ban begins June 1 and remains in effect through Sept. 15. This ban applies only to water from the municipal system and helps to conserve water as well as ensure an adequate supply for fire emergencies.
Belair Sitework Services is located at 2200 Old Highway 8 in the far northwest of New Brighton, with the border between the city and Mounds View being the company’s northern property line. The company is looking to expand its existing operations and is planning to enter into the road salt storage and distribution business as well. Rush Lake is just south of Belair and Long Lake is to the southwest. (Courtesy of New Brighton)
Council to vote on reworked plan May 26
A proposed road salt storage and distribution facility in northern New Brighton has residential neighbors worried about noise, traffic, and above all, water quality in nearby lakes.
Murlowski Properties Inc., which does business as Belair Sitework Services, is discussing expanding its aggregate crushing business with the city, as well as moving into road salt distribution, with a targeted maximum capacity of 13,500 tons of salt each winter.
From left, New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter, council member Mary Burg, Mayor Dave Jacobsen, council members Paul Jacobsen and Brian Strub, parks and recreation assistant director Jason Hicks and parks and recreation director Sandy Breuer, cut the ribbon on nearly $700,000 worth of new facilities at the New Brighton Community Center. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Just fewer than seven months of renovations at the New Brighton Community Center came to a ceremonial end the evening of April 28 with a ribbon cutting carried out by elected officials and city staff.
The planned County Road F detour won’t be needed until the project, to replace the county road’s bridge over Interstate 35W, is re-bid next month. (submitted graphic)
Arden Hills residents and commuters have long expected driving dramatics in the city this summer — so much so that Mayor David Grant referred to the situation as "The Bridges of Ramsey County" — though, readers can drive a little easier, for now.