COMMUNICATIONS AND NEWS FROM THE WEEK
Meetings and Announcements:
The next City Council meeting and workshop
will be held on Monday, December 9th , 2019. The Workshop
will start at 5:30 with the EDA meeting beginning at approximately 6 pm. We
will have the public meeting on the 2020 Budget and CIP and also hold a hearing
for the Myth Liquor License. At the end of the meeting we will have a closed session
to review the Myth litigation with our legal team.
Please note that the Tubman Tour will be next
Tuesday from 8 am to 9:30 am. Please let me know if you are NOT attending.
City Offices will be closing at 1 pm on
Christmas Eve. We will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The annual Employee Breakfast will be held on
Thursday, December 11th at 7 to 9 am at the Y/MCC. For our new
Council members this is a long standing tradition of the manager and department
heads providing a delicious breakfast for staff and Council. I hope you will
join us. We also have an ugly sweater contest that is always fun to see!
State of the City Date - Please mark your calendars for Wednesday,
January 15th from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The
meeting will include District 622 Superintendent Christine Osorio as a guest
Staff and Council:
PARK AND RECREATION
EAB Grant Update
excited to find out this week that the City of Maplewood was awarded The
Emerald Ash Borer Community Forest Response Tree Planting Grant from the
Department of Natural Resources. The grant will fund $30,000 of boulevard tree
planting over two years, reducing the impact the loss of ash will have on
Maplewood due to emerald ash borer.
Maplewood, St. Paul, and Ramsey County are partnering on
deer management south of I-94 this winter, pursuant to the 2019 Ramsey County
Deer Management Program. In this area, the current deer population exceeds the
amount of sustainable deer habitat, which may result in an unhealthy, stressed
herd. During the winter of 2019-2020 deer management activities will be
accomplished in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA), Wildlife Services division. All deer removed in this program will be
donated to underserved residents of Ramsey County in coordination with the
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
was a slow news week and also no snow events, just clean-up of icy conditions.
Thanks for reading this week’s FYI and please call if you have any questions
about the Budget, the Myth license or any other matters. Have a great weekend.