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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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Jan 03

January 3, 2020

Posted on January 3, 2020 at 4:31 PM by Chad Bergo


Meetings and Announcements:   

  • Council Calendar is not attached as there are no new meetings/events identified. 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.  Dinner will be available at 4:45 pm.
  • Reminder that the EDA and HEDC will continue the strategy/planning work session on Monday, January 27th from 4-7 pm
  • State of the City Date- Coming Soon! - 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- this is a short FYI due to the holidays and staff vacations. We are looking forward to a new year and many great accomplishments in 2020.

Mike and I will be meeting with Senator Wiger soon to get going on our sales tax exemption legislation. We also just completed our All Employee Survey. Mike and I will report out on that in an upcoming FYI. 


Please take a look at this Star Tribune article - http://www.startribune.com/ramsey-county-unveils-website-to-attract-companies/566639431/Article describes Ramsey County efforts with marketing redevelopment opportunities in the County. Second Harvest Heartland is mentioned as an available building.

City staff worked with Ramsey County staff on the Maplewood page. Here is a link directly to Maplewood’s page: It is a really nice overview of our staff and available resources at the city, county and state levels.


News from Maplewood and our area partners 

Articles from the Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune. The articles relate to the December 23rd homicide.

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/maplewood-police-investigating-after-body-found-in-road/89-38eb5a33-ad84-4a94-bb13-e1231a8df56b  Reference:  Maplewood Police 

https://www.twincities.com/2019/12/23/maplewood-police-state-agency-investigating-fatal-pedestrian-crash/  Reference:  Maplewood Police   (Star Trib said the same thing…)

http://www.startribune.com/authorities-id-murder-suspect-jailed-on-allegations-she-ran-over-woman-in-maplewood/566456582/  Reference:  Cmdr Dave Kvam

https://www.twincities.com/2019/12/27/woman-arrested-in-maplewood-death-investigation-released-from-custody-but-remains-person-of-interest-police-say/  Reference:  Detective Jason Marino

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family. I look forward to working with you this new year.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns with the upcoming Council packet.  Melinda