NEWS FROM THE WEEK: November 15th, 2019
- The next City Council
meeting and workshop will be held on
Monday, November 25th , 2019. The workshop will begin at 4:00 p.m. This is the
Special EDA/HEDC Planning Session. A light dinner will be provided.
- Maplewood Business
Engagement & Networking Event Wednesday, December 4th at
4:00p.m. - 6:00 p.m.at Unison Event Center
- December 10 / 3:00 - 4:30
Education Series – 8 Metrics to Success (Roseville)
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
News from Bob Jensen
the Society hosted an interview by NBC News with General Joseph Votel in the
barn. General Votel was commander for the U.S. in the Middle East until
last March and the interviewer (Charlotte Gardiner, an associate of Richard
Engel of NBC) wanted his reaction to President Trumps decision to remove U.S.
troops from the Turkish border. This interview will be aired on MSNBC on
Sunday evening, November 17 at 9pm CST as "On Assignment with Richard
Engel." I doubt if the barn is featured as anything more than a
backdrop for the interview (the associate wanted a rustic, wood backdrop) but
there may a scene of General Votel walking on the adjacent path. If
nothing else, General Votel provides insight into what's happening in Syria and
you can claim you saw the barn on national TV.
have photos of the interview and will post them on social media when Charlotte
gives us the ok. Also,
I introduced General Votel to Judy Woodward of Ramsey County Libraries to give
a talk at the Roseville library in June 2020 as part of her current events
lecture series. You can check the library for the exact time.
Jensen - Treasurer
Area Historical Society
Community Survey – for Maplewood Residents
pass along the survey link below to your staff/constituents on behalf of the
League of Minnesota Cities. While anyone is free to fill it out, we’re
specifically encouraging employees who are Maplewood residents to tell us how
we’re doing from a resident’s perspective. They may also share it on their
social networks and with neighbors or friends in town. It is completely
T-21 Letter to Cities
have heard from only the City of Vadnais Heights in response to the letter I
sent out. They report that it is unlikely the city will work on this issue.
They have divided views on T-21 on the Council at this time.
Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Report
see the very thorough report from the MMCD regarding efforts in Maplewood and
around the State. See attachment.
NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Regional Forecast Released – Projects Changes in Population, Jobs, Households-
From Metro Cities Newsletter
The Metropolitan Council
released its newest
regional forecast this week. The updated 2019 forecast includes
projections in several demographic areas as well as number of jobs in the
seven-county metropolitan region. The new 2040 forecast projects 3.653 million
residents, 1.447 million households and 2.016 million jobs. That population
change translates to an additional 803,000 new residents between 2010 and 2040.
Council staff explained population changes are based on natural growth (births
and deaths) and migration. The 803,000 residents projection is flat with the 2015
forecast (802,000 residents) and an 85,000 resident reduction from the 2017
forecast (888,000 residents).
Within those population
changes, several demographic trends were highlighted. The population is aging
(residents age 65 will double from 307,000 in 2010 to 661,000 in 2040), the
region will continue to experience growing racial and ethnic diversity, and
household makeup will change (increases in smaller households and older
households). Met Council projections show the region will be 40 percent people
of color in 2040 (compared to 24 percent in 2010).
A key data highlight made
by Council staff explained how the primary market for single family homes is
not projected to significantly grow. Larger households, defined as those under
age 65 with 2-3 persons or 4 persons will only increase by 72,000 households
between 2010 and 2040. Overall household growth is projected to grow by 329,000
over 30 years (a reduction of 45,000 households compared to 2015 projections).
Council staff explained
there are no regionwide local forecast changes at this time, following the
release of this new regional forecast. The next complete update of local
forecasts will occur in 2023 and inform the next regional development guide.
However, local forecasts can be adjusted individually, based on a local
request. More information on regional and local forecasts can be found on the Met Council website.
District 622 e-news for
Friday, November 15, 2019
· No School November 27-29
· Videos for Veterans Day and National
Community Education Day
· Points of Pride
· Scene Around 622
· Community Education News
the e-news webpage or
open the attached PDF to read this
week's District 622 e-news.
Thanks for reading
this week’s FYI. Melinda