In a 3-2 vote, the Vadnais Heights City Council approved an application submitted by Metro Transit for a site plan, special use permit and preliminary plat to build a commuter bus park and ride facility at 850 East County Road E. Council members Terry Nyblom and Craig Johnson voted against the motion at the March 5 council meeting.
Patrick Trudgeon has stepped into his official role as the new Roseville city manager.
At its Feb. 24 meeting, the Roseville City Council unanimously approved a contract for Trudgeon, effective immediately. Trudgeon took over as interim city manager in May of last year, and the council voted in January to enter into contract negotiations with him for the permanent position.
Roseville joined an elite group of cities recently as the city announced that it has received a triple-A bond rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P). It is the second bond rating upgrade in two years for Roseville, which received a ‘Aaa’ rating upgrade from Moody’s in 2012.
Volunteer Alison Demir explained how a turtle recovers from injuries during the open house at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville held its annual open house on Feb. 9. Visitors followed the path an injured animal takes while at the center and all the other procedures and services that are available. photos by Linda E.
The Falcon Heights City Council approved two changes to the city’s ordinance related to tobacco sales last month.
The first change amends the language used to describe electronic smoking devices, such as e-cigarettes, and the second change makes it illegal for minors under the age of 18 to sell tobacco products and all electronic smoking devices.
Gardening aficionados in the metro area were happy last week when Gertens Greenhouse and Garden Centers announced it had purchased the site of the former Linder’s greenhouse in Lake Elmo.
The Inver Grove Heights-based company completed the acquisition of the growing range, located near 15th Street and Inwood Avenue, on Jan. 27. The acquisition includes 52 acres of land, a 12-acre heated greenhouse, four utility buildings and several more acres of nursery growing fields, but does not include the former Linder’s Garden Center retail store on Larpenteur Avenue.
Roseville residents will be receiving new, wheeled recycling carts within the next couple of weeks. The 64-gallon single sort recycling carts will be delivered during the weeks of Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. Starting Feb. 17, Eureka will begin its single sort-recycling program in the city. From that date forward, residents will need to place all recycled items in the new carts and wheel them to the curbside for pickup.