Council and city staff members held a discussion on food trucks at the Mounds View City Council Work Session on Monday, July 1.
Mounds View’s Assistant City Administrator Desaree Crane told the council about the status of the sole food truck operating in the city -- The Los Primas taco truck that has been parked at the BP gas station at 2155 Highway 10 recently.
The city of New Brighton wants input from residents on what the city sees as a hot button issue -- urban farming, or more specifically, the keeping of chickens and other farm birds on residential lots.
Most communities around the metro have regulations either limiting the practice or prohibiting it all together but that is where New Brighton is unique, it has none.
“We don’t have any regulations. That’s one of the issues,” New Brighton’s Community Development Director Grant Fernelius says. “We have more and more people interested in keeping chickens and other fowl on their property and more and more people who think something needs to be done.”
The New Brighton City Council unanimously authorized execution of a contract for private redevelopment with Pulte Homes at its Tuesday, June 11 council meeting.
Pulte has plans to build 86 single-family homes and 34 town homes at the 27-acre site once occupied by the former Midwest Asphalt and Beisswenger’s properties.
Pulte Homes is a Michigan based company that has built several developments in Minnesota, including Arden Hills and Roseville.
The Shoreview City Council accepted a bid from North Valley, Inc. for the city’s 2013 Street Rehabilitation Project at its Monday, June 17 council meeting.
North Valley’s bid of just over $3.3 million was the lowest of the five bids Shoreview received for the project.
The project will rehab several streets scattered throughout the city (see map) and will include extending the water main on Gaston and Grove Avenues and St. Albans Street.
Is it possible that Roseville has gotten such a bad name -- among pimps and prostitutes, that is -- that these entrepreneurs are simply not venturing across the city’s borders?
The Roseville Police Department says that’s what’s happening. A recent study showed prostitution-related arrests in the city have decreased by 76 percent in the first half of this year compared to arrests at the same time last year.
Neighboring cities could soon see similar results. The Roseville department cites its participation in a countywide campaign to stop prostitution as the main contributing factor for the decline.
The Shoreview City Council adopted ordinances to implement electric and gas service franchise fees at its Monday, June 3 council meeting.
Homeowners in the city can expect their electric bill’s to be $2.50 more per month and gas bills of a $1.30 more per month, or a total of about $45 more per year starting in October.
City Manager Terry Schwerm said the spike in utilities is expected to bring in around $805,000 of new revenue into the city each year.
Country music star Rockie Lynne and his band will be playing a free concert for a cause that is close to his heart. The show will take place at the North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills on Sunday, June 23 from 5-6:30 p.m.
The concert is being hosted by the North Heights Military Care Ministry and sponsored by the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network of Suburban Ramsey County.
Concertgoers are encouraged to give what they can at the show to benefit the Tribute to the Troops Fallen Heroes’ Children Education Fund.
Puppet Wagon puppeteers performing a show at a city park last year. (submitted photo)
The city of Roseville is inviting residents to check out local neighborhood parks for some playtime and themed activities this summer.
Discover Your Parks events have expanded over the past few years and have become a favorite summertime activity for many Roseville families.
Roseville Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Jill Anfang says games, crafts and other recreational activities will be themed around the equipment and other features unique to each park.
New Brighton’s Community Partners with Youth (CPY) is sponsoring a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, June 22 at Brightwood Hills Golf Course to help support the organization’s summer and fall programs.
Golfers who are interested in participating are encouraged to form a foursome to play nine holes at Brightwood Hills. Each golfer would be responsible for finding $100 in sponsorship for their round.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with CodeRED to provide county-wide community alerts and notifications.
Originally designed to enable local government officials to record, send and track personalized messages to thousands of citizens in minutes using high-speed community notifications, CodeRED’s user base has grown to include institutions of higher learning and utility companies.