St. Anthony Village resident, Linh Ngyen, spent some time on Dec. 5 in the warm temperatures putting up Christmas lights in her front yard on the 29th block of Silver Lake Road. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
Candidates running unopposed
Three-at-large seats are open for the St. Anthony-New Brighton Independent School District 282 Board, and three candidates are running. Cassandra Palmer, Andrea (Andie) Scamehorn and Michael Volna are up for election. Palmer is the only candidate running who is currently not on the board.
Cities are in the process of approving proposed tax levies for 2016. The levy numbers being approved are maximum increases — once approved, the numbers can be decreased but not increased before their final approval at the end of the year.
A stormwater treatment and research plant is set to be built in southern St. Anthony this fall. A large portion of St. Anthony is covered by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, which monitors runoff that goes into the Mississippi River. MWMO currently runs another stormwater research facility in St. Anthony. (courtesy of MWMO)
Plant will both treat and research stormwater
St. Anthony will soon change from a contributor to Minnesotaís stormwater issues to a potential means to a solution.
A portion of the city's stormwater currently ends up in the Mississippi River untreated. But next year, some of the water will be treated at a new stormwater treatment and research plant in St. Anthony.
After years of discussions about potential ways to reduce the city's contaminated rain and snow runoff, the St. Anthony City Council unanimously approved the stormwater plant at its June 23 meeting.