Meetings and Announcements:
The next Council
Meeting is July 22nd. The Workshop will start at 5:30 pm and there
will be presentations on the Public Works Department, Community Development and
Big Picture 2020 Budget.
See registration information for the White
Bear Chamber sponsored Governor Walz visit below. Lois has arranged for a
City of Maplewood table for 8. Please let me know soon if you would like to
· Maplewood Business Council meetings (MBC) and the St. Paul Chamber Business
Education Series schedule of events is listed below:
August / 3-4:30
Education Series – Healthcare Affordability [Shoreview]
September 26 / 7:30 – 8:30
a.m. MBC – Public
October 8 / 7:30 – 9
Education Series – Benefits Other Than Pay [Shoreview]
October or November
December 10 / 3-4:30
Education Series – 8 Metrics to Success [Roseville]
– to be
Education Series – HR practices [Roseville]
Staff and Council:
Smith, Jeff Thomson and myself met with the Dayna and Byron Frank, the owners
of First Avenue and several other music venues. We met on Tuesday and discussed
the possibilities of music venues in Maplewood. It was a very positive meeting
and we are planning to send them information on the North End Study and meet
again to do a tour of available spaces in Maplewood, including the Sears
Building. They seemed interested in coming to Maplewood if we can find them the
PARKS AND RECREATION
4TH OF JULY
LIGHT IT UP MAPLEWOOD – A SUCCESS!
exception of a 20 minute downpour, it turned out to be a beautiful night for a
party at Hazelwood on July 4th! There was something for everyone –3MWizards,
vendor booths, a bean bag tourney, tattoo and glitter hair booths, game
stations and of course giant inflatables.
The food vendors
and our event partners the Dog House Bar & Grill kept everyone satisfied
with delicious food and drink. Mayor Abrams and Councilmember Neblett handed
out hundreds of the famous City Council fans that were much appreciated on such
a warm afternoon.
circus performers(especially the stilt walker) were a hit with kids and parents
alike, stopping to take photos and even dancing with the crowd. Good for Gary
lit up the stage and energized the crowd with a wide array of hits and built up
the excitement for the upcoming fireworks show which went off without a hitch.
definitely a team effort across many City Departments and we are looking
forward to next year!
These are a few
of the comments that were posted online after the event:
Thank you for an
AWESOME show tonight!! My little family loved it.
They were so
excited to see the stilt walker!
Thank you so
much for the awesome celebration you put out for the community!! My
granddaughters had so much fun (they are 10 & 11) & they even said the
fireworks are better than the ones they saw in Stillwater!!?
We had an
awesome time! Thank you for another great year!
What a great
night! Great food! Great band! Spectacular fireworks! Definitely will go again
next year. Thank you for a great night!
family said it’s the best 4th of July they’ve ever had
Avenue Parade and Fair
The rain stopped
and the sun shined just in time for a great White Bear Avenue Parade. Our two
newest council members, Sylvia Neblet and Bill Knutson, came through the parade
in the city’s two newest public safety vehicles with Mayor Marylee Abrams. Thanks
to a grant our police and fire department acquired the two ATV-type vehicles,
which will help them better navigate Maplewood’s many parks and trails along
with better public safety support for big events like the 4th of
July Celebration. A great crowd turned out for the parade, which also
marks the kick off to the Ramsey County Fair.
A lot of work
has been completed on Frost Avenue between White Bear Avenue and Prosperity
Avenue. In the image below you can see the existing street width where
all the construction vehicles are and how the new roadway looks with the
narrowed street and the sidewalk in place. This week the contractor is
paving first lift of pavement on this section and next week they will be paving
the trail on the south side of Frost Avenue.
Meetings and Important Dates:
are a couple of upcoming meetings and important dates related to the Public
· Wednesday, July 17th – Ramsey County will be hosting the
Rush Line Community Advisory Committee at the Maplewood Fire Station (6:00 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m.)
· Thursday, July 25th – Ramsey County will be hosting the Rush Line
Policy Advisory Committee at the Maplewood Community Center (2:30 p.m. to 4:30
News from local
sources or partners
Ashley Bergeron, Emily Burt-McGregor, Rochelle Hawthorne, Michael Mondor, Mike
Dugas, Joseph Bergeron
THIS WARM WEEKEND. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON
THE FYI ITEMS. MELINDA