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
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:
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.
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.
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.