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COMMUNICATIONS AND NEWS FROM THE WEEK: 7.13.18
Meetings and Announcements:
Our next City Council meeting and Manager Workshop will be held on Monday, July 23, 2018.
Start time for Workshop TBD.
Gold Line Open House Schedule
Gold Line Corridor Open House – West
July 17, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church: 1730 Old Hudson R, St. Paul, MN
Google Map Link to location: https://goo.gl/maps/yL9SRf735eS2
Gold Line Corridor Open House – East
July 18, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Guardian Angels Catholic Church: 8260 4th St. N, Oakdale, MN
Google Map link to location: https://goo.gl/maps/P6maQy59TJ92
Touch a Truck at MCC/YMCC (6-7:30 pm)
Council Member Abrams and City Manager Coleman attended the following:
Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the Maplewood Area Historical Society
Tuesday, July 10th at 3:30pm
2170 County Road D East, Maplewood
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the Maplewood Area Historical Society . You will enjoy a great afternoon of networking and learn more about the historical society and tour their beautiful facility. Remember your business cards!
Celebrate Gladstone Savanna. A TRIP THROUGH TIME CELEBRATE GLADSTONE SAVANNA FUN FOR FAMILIES AND ALL! What does the St. Paul and Duluth railroad have in common with the common eastern bumblebee? Gladstone Savanna! Once the site of railroad repair shops, the Savanna is now one of Maplewood’s most unique preserves. your passport to the past is here. join us for a fun-filled summer evening where history and nature converge. Hike the trails and let the story of the savanna unfold before you. Street parking on Frost Avenue, west of English Street or in parking lot at Flicek Park.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
SW CORNER OF FROST AND ENGLISH
Updates from Staff and Council:
PARKS AND RECREATION
From Ginny Gaynor...Maplewood’s EAB program is in full swing. Council updated the EAB Management Plan in April and it is posted on our city website, along with links to educational videos and brochures. An EAB open house for residents is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd, to continue educating and informing residents.
First year removal. Our Public Works crew removed 100 ash trees this past winter. These trees were not confirmed to have EAB but were in poor condition or were in the neighborhood with the first case of EAB. In June a contractor ground the stumps left from removals. The contractor adds soil over the stump location and sprinkles grass seed. Residents are responsible for watering and re-establishing the area.
Replanting. Residents that had a tree removed received a questionnaire in June asking their preference for type of tree they would like replanted. The city is offering 7 types of trees this year. We will pull together the plant order and go out for quotes in July, with planting by a contractor scheduled for September and October. Residents that do not want a boulevard tree do not have to have one. About 30 homes in one neighborhood will not have trees replanted because they are scheduled for street reconstruction in 2020 and trees will be planted as part of that project.
Annual EAB Schedule. Below is our annual EAB management schedule:
Winter: Remove ash trees
March: EAB inspections and notifications
May/June: Grind stumps
Summer/Fall: Inspections as time permits
Fall: Prepare list of ash to be removed
Here is a list of the upcoming season of Park Events
1) Parks Special Events in place of WOW due to construction at Wakefield,6pm – 7:30pm
· July 18 – Touch a Truck at MCC/YMCA
· August 22 –End of Summer Celebration/ KID CITY Laugh In at Edgerton
2) 4th of July at Hazelwood, 5pm – 10pm
3) Movie Nights at Bruentrup Farm, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
· June 26
· August 14
4) Community Event at Gladstone Savanna, 6pm – 7:30pm
· August 2
5) Rec Run 5K at MCC/YMCA, 9am – 11:30am
· September 29
6) Fall Music in the Barn at Bruentrup Farm, 5:30pm – 9pm
· September 7
7) Halloween Event at Bruentrup Farm, 1pm – 3pm
· October 21
3M Building 220 Mural Sign Request
3M is requesting city approval for an exception to the city’s temporary signage ordinance. The city’s sign ordinance allows this type of request to be considered by the Community Design Review Board (CDRB) as part of a Comprehensive Sign Plan request. The CDRB will consider this request at its meeting on July 17. In summary, 3M has stated these signs on Building 220 will be temporary lasting a duration of 6-12 months. The signs will be applied directly to the façade (excluding window mullions/frames) of the 3M Headquarters building. It is part of a 3M marketing campaign that according to 3M “celebrates the curiosity that is innate in all people.”
Maplewood Business Council Meeting
Last Thursday morning – June 28 – nearly 25 people attending the latest meeting of the Maplewood Business Council held at the Community Center. This meeting focused on the proposed Rush Line transit project and the city’s planning efforts in Maplewood’s North End – and more importantly the synergy between the two efforts. A market study the city had commissioned regarding the North End will be presented to the city council at its workshop on July 23. This discussion will include proposed next steps for the planning process in this important part of the city.
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Mike Funk 651-249-2053
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