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Each week I send out an FYI Update to City Council and staff on the latest happenings within the City of Maplewood.  I would like to share this information with the residents of Maplewood, as well. 

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Sep 23

September 20, 2019

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 11:59 AM by Chad Bergo

Meetings and Announcements:      
The next Council Meeting is Monday, September 23rd.  The Workshop will start at 5:30 pm and we will hear from Commissioner Reinhardt about the Ponds of Battle Creek Golf Course.  We may have residents attend the Workshop.  Commissioner Reinhardt will also be present at the Council meeting to give more general updates about business at Ramsey County. 


At the Council meeting will be holding a public hearing on the Rental Licensing Ordinance. Staff is looking for Council approval on the Ordinance


The Council Calendar is Attached. Most of the events included in the Council packet calendar have now been loaded on to this calendar.

Updates from Staff and Council:
ADMINISTRATION
Employee Picnic- Wednesday the Finance and IT departments hosted the Annual Employee Picnic. As you can see from the photos, the employees had a great time eating delicious pasta from Donnateli’s, and the chance to win prizes and smash up old fax machines! Thank you Mayor Abrams and Councilmember Juenemann for stopping in to visit with us.

PARKS AND RECREATION
Staff has been working with the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council on implementing priorities outlined in the Parks System Master Plan. Strategic replacement of certain tennis courts throughout the parks system is one of those priorities and we just completed the replacement of the Sherwood Park Tennis Courts this week. We are happy to say that they are looking awesome and ready for action!

PUBLIC WORKS
Frost Avenue-Phase 1
Phase 1 of the Frost Avenue project is completed with the exception of the final layer of pavement and road stripping.  In the before and after pictures you can really see how this project has transformed this neighborhood by narrowing the roadway to make room for sidewalk and trail improvements.


Spot Paving
This week our Street and Storm crew were doing more spot paving in the northeast corner of the city at the intersection of Bartelmy Lane and Brenner Avenue.  Spot paving will help provide some relief to the residents and reduce yearly staff maintenance time in this area until the roads are reconstructed.  It is anticipated that this neighborhood will be reconstructed in 2028.

NEWS FROM THIS WEEK
District 622 e-news for Friday, September 20, 2019

 At a glance

·  District 622 Construction Plans and Updates

·  Weekly Feature on KMOJ Radio (89.9 FM)

·  Work for District 622 as a School Bus Driver

·  Multiple Committee Announcements

·  Photos Galore in Scene Around 622

·  Community Education News


That’s the news for this week. Our new HR/Assistant City Manager, Mike Sable started on Wednesday. You will have a chance to meet Mike at dinner before our workshop and Council meeting. As always, please call if you have any questions or concerns with the Council packet or items in the FYI. Melinda