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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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Dec 16

December 13th, 2019

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 9:19 AM by Chad Bergo

Meetings and Announcements:   

Council Calendar is not attached as there are no further meetings in December. We will start posting as the calendar is planned.

The next City Council meeting and workshop will be held on January 13th.  The Workshop will start at 6:00 pm with an update on the US Census Count and discussion on the Boards and Commission Appointment Process.

City Offices will be closing at 1 pm on Christmas Eve. We will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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 speaker.

 

Updates from Staff and Council:

 

ADMINISTRATION

From Assistant Mike Sable - This week the City of Maplewood hosted local government professionals from around the region in a Strategic Planning Workshop. The Workshop included presentations from Melinda Coleman, Rapp Consulting Group, POLCO and Envisio (our key partners in the Strategic Plan process). Over 50 participants from 20 cities participated in an interactive session that shared the best ways to engage your stakeholders, set direction, and deliver on a strategic plan that everyone feels invested in.

Maplewood continues to be a regional leader in this work and is starting to be recognized as a “best practice community” by others. Kudos to Lois Knutson and the entire team who worked on the Strategic Plan formation and updates for sharing their work to make others in the region better.  

 

PARK AND RECREATION
Markham Pond Aerator at Hazelwood Park - The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District (RWMWD) received a grant through the MN Pollution Control Agency to restore Markham Pond.  Last July, Council approved the City entering into a  JPA with RWMWD which included the installation of an aerator as part of the restoration process. The aeration system was activated this week, signage was posted per DNR guidelines and Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed staff will be out on a weekly basis to monitor the site.

 

News from Maplewood and our area partners

 

http://www.startribune.com/maplewood-renews-myth-liquor-license-with-conditions/566177081/ Reference Mayor Abrams

 

https://www.twincities.com/2019/12/06/roomfuls-of-public-support-fail-to-save-the-ponds-golf-course-in-ramsey-county-for-now/  No Reference – mentions Maplewood’s zoning for the site

  

Have a great weekend.  Next weekend I will post some photos from the Employee Holiday Breakfast. It was a great event and thanks to Mayor Abrams and Councilmembers Juenemann, Neblett and Knutson for spending time with us at the Breakfast.

Melinda