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When viewing the sample ballots, on one side you'll see your local candidates and on the other side you'll see your federal and state candidates. You can also find your ward and precinct through the polling place finder. Same ballots for the November 6, 2018, General Election will be made available closer to the election date.
You can find out if you are registered to vote via Minnesota Votes. If you are not already registered, you can sign up online.
You can absentee vote at two different locations:
City Hall315 West 4th StreetRed Wing, MN 55066
Goodhue County Government Center509 West 5th StreetRed Wing, MN 55066
There are many different reasons to vote absentee, maybe you'll be out of town on Election day (August 14) or maybe you just want to avoid the lines at your polling place. No matter the reason, anyone who is registered to vote can vote absentee.
A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. Building permits are beneficial to you and the community and ensure that construction in Red Wing meets local and state codes. By working with a building inspector, you will benefit from their knowledge of the building codes to ensure your construction project is built right, will be safe, and will last. Safe construction practices help protect you, your family, your friends and your investment.
A building permit must be obtained any time a building or structure is built, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, converted, or demolished. For more information, contact the Building Inspection Division.
Permit fees are based on the value of work being done, and are collected to cover the cost of application, the review and the inspections. A building inspector is available to you should you have any questions concerning your project. Records of your project are maintained to show that code requirements were met, and you will have personal satisfaction of a job done right.
Building Permits and Application Fees (PDF)
Roofing, siding, plumbing and mechanical permits can usually be issued at the time they are submitted. If all of the supporting information is complete, it will take up to one week to get a permit for projects that require plan review such as: decks, basements, etc. It will take a minimum of two weeks to get a permit for a new single family home, major additions and commercial permits. If the application is not complete, it will be a longer wait.
Please factor this approval process time into your projected start date. When in doubt, it is always best to ask before you undertake a project. Building Inspections staff will be happy to assist you. Call 651-385-3623 with any questions.
The Minnesota State Building Code has been adopted into chapter four of Red Wing’s City Code and is enforced and adhered to by the Building Inspection Division. For information pertaining to building standards, codes and rules, visit the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry at Education and Outreach.
You can also find additional guidelines about building codes by viewing:
Other related links:
The fee for perpetual flowers at the Oakwood and Burnside Cemeteries currently is $800.00 for residents or $1200 for nonresidents.
Nonresident payment of the perpetual flower fund will apply only to lots purchased by nonresidents after January 1, 2008. Payment should be made on or before December 31 of a given year for the planting of flowers to begin the following year.
For example, if paid on or before December 31, 2017, the planting of flowers would start in May of 2018. If paid after December 31, 2017, flower planting would start in May of 2018.
For more information please contact the City Clerk's office at 651-385-3615.
Payments can be made in person or by mail to the "City of Red Wing" at:
City Hall315 W Fourth StreetRed Wing, MN 55066
HoursMonday - Friday8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The person who buys the perpetual flowers is required to supply the stand and urn in which flowers will be planted.
If it can be shown that the stand or urn was damaged due to vandalism, once it’s placed in the cemetery, the city of Red Wing will replace it with a standard urn.
In order to purchase perpetual flowers, the following is needed:
If the above is unavailable, the name of a person buried on the lot and their approximate year of death may suffice.
The instructors for this course are American Heart Association Certified (AHA).
Yes, we do offer Hands-Only CPR to members of the public at no charge.
For those requesting certification, we do offer American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) provider courses at a nominal fee.
For more information regarding these courses or to sign up, please call 651-388-7141.
This class is designed for both people new to CPR and those who are needing a refresher.
The classes are held on the second Saturday every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December).
For more exact class dates, please view the online registration form.
The classes are typically held at the:
Red Wing Fire Department420 Plum StreetRed Wing, MN 55066
You may also register online via the online registration form.
There’s one main reason why you should care about our local elections: The seven people on our Red Wing City Council are responsible for voting on just about every important decision our City makes.
They vote on:
In short, the people on the City Council affect people’s daily lives and the community’s long-range future more than you might expect. If you live or work in Red Wing, you should absolutely care about who runs and gets elected to our City Council.
There are currently four City Council seats open in the General Election for the 4 year term starting January 2019. There are also three seats open in Special Elections from three members who have stepped down early.
The City receives many requests each year to add or changestreets signs or traffic control at intersections or along street segmentswithin the City. These requests include:
· Changing yield signs to stop signs
· Changing two-way stop control to four-way stop control
· Changing speed limits
· Adding handicap stalls to on-street parking areas or city parking lots or ramps
· Adding time restrictions to on-street parking stalls (such as 15 minute parking or 2 hour parking)
· Restricting parking on one or both sides of the street
When we receive these requests, we do some research andpresent them to a group of city staff from many city departments. For thoserequests that are deemed reasonable by city staff, staff will bring the itembefore City Council for approval. If you have a request involving any of theseitems, please contact the City Engineering Department at 651-385-3674.
For addresses within the City of Red Wing, the City Engineering Department handles all addressing-related issues. If you are wanting to apply for an address for a new building, a split of an existing building, suites within a building, or any other type of address, please contact the City Engineering Department at 651-385-3674.
Please note that the US Postal Service and Goodhue County are not authorized to assign addresses within the City of Red Wing. When an address is assigned by the City, the US Postal Service and Goodhue County will be notified, and your property information will be updated in their systems at that time.
If you are a utility company (for example, Xcel Energy, CenturyLink, HBC, Charter Communications, or another utility) wishing to do work within the city right of way, you will need to fill out a Utility Permit. This permit can be found at the Permits and Licensing page. The fee for a utility permit is $100 for mainline work or $0 for service work from the main lines to a house, business, or other building. Utility permits are required for work on service work within city right of way even though the permit fee is free.
If you are a property owner, business owner, or resident wishing to do work in city right of way, you do not need to submit a Utility Permit. Instead, you need to fill out an Application for Work in City Right of Way, which can be found on the Permits & Licensing page.
If you’re looking at replacing your driveway apron (the part of your driveway that meets the curb or street pavement), there are a few things that you’ll need to know before doing the work.
1) Submit an Application for Work in City Right of Way form.
This form, which can be found on the Permits & Licensing page,, needs to be filled out before any work begins on your project. There is no cost to submit the application.
2) Be familiar with city construction standards.
You can find these standards on the City Engineering Department website [insert link here]. You must follow these standards when constructing a driveway apron on city property, even if the driveway apron you are replacing didn’t meet these standards and even if your neighbor’s driveway aprons don’t meet these standards. The City Engineering Department would be happy to answer any questions regarding these standards, and we are willing to stop out to your property to talk through your specific project with you.
3) Arrange for a form inspection at least 24 hours in advance of pouring the driveway apron.
Please call the Engineering Department at 651-385-3674 to arrange an inspection. We request at least 24 hours’ notice to ensure that we can have an inspector available to do the inspection before you pour the concrete.
4) Correct any deficiencies noted by the inspector prior to pouring the driveway apron.
This may require another inspection to confirm that everything is formed up correctly.
5) Pour your concrete!
If we find that a driveway apron within our right of way is installed incorrectly, was installed without a submitted Application for Work in City Right of Way, or was installed without proper inspection, you will be responsible for replacing the driveway apron to the correct standards at your cost. The City reserves the right to decline future Application for Work in City Right of Way applications to property owners and/or contractors if sidewalks are installed incorrectly and have not been corrected to the satisfaction of the City.
We at the City Engineering Department want to help as much as we can to get your driveway apron replaced correctly, so please contact us at 651-385-3674 if you would like our help!
If you’re looking at replacing sidewalk within the cityright of way, there are a few things that you’ll need to know before doing thework.
Confirm that the sidewalk you’re replacing iswithin the city right of way.
Generally, sidewalk parallel to the street and sidewalk meeting the curb is within city right of way. If you have questions as to exactly what might be within city right of way, the Goodhue County online parcel viewer is a good place to start. You can find the parcel viewer at https://www.co.goodhue.mn.us/524/Maps (make sure to turn on the imagery layer under the Basemap Gallery on the top right of the screen). The parcel viewer isn’t always completely accurate, so please get in contact with the City Engineering Department if you need further assistance. If the sidewalk that you’re replacing is on private property, you will not need to follow the remaining steps on the list, but you need to contact the Building Inspections department at 651-385-3623 to determine whether you will need any additional permits from them for the work that you are proposing to do.
The City values the safety and input of its citizens,business owners, and visitors. If you have a safety issue, please contact usaccording to the following list:
· For any emergency, proceed to a safe location and call 911.
· If a traffic signal/stoplight is out, please contact the Red Wing Police Department/Goodhue County Sheriff Dispatch at 651-385-3155.
· For potholes, concerns regarding curbs, and concerns with street trees, please contact the City Public Works Department at 651-385-3674.
· For drainage problems, please contact the City Engineering Department at 651-385-3674. If these problems are causing ice issues on a sidewalk or street, please contact the City Public Works Department at 651-385-3674.
· For sidewalk and pedestrian crosswalk safety concerns, please contact the City Engineering Department at 651-385-3674.
· For intersection safety issues, please contact the City Engineering Department at 651-385-3674.
· For any other safety issues not otherwise covered in this list, please contact the City Engineering Department at 651-385-3674.
1) This form, which can be found on the Permits & Licensing page , needs to be filled out before any work begins on your project. There is no cost to submit the application.
You can find these standards on the City Engineering Department website [insert link here]. You must follow these standards when constructing sidewalk on city property, even if the sidewalk you are replacing didn’t meet these standards and even if your neighbor’s sidewalk didn’t meet these standards. The City Engineering Department would be happy to answer any questions regarding these standards, and we are willing to stop out to your property to talk through your specific project with you.
3) Arrange for a form inspection at least 24 hours in advance of pouring sidewalk.
4) Correct any deficiencies noted by the inspector prior to pouring sidewalk.
If we find that sidewalk within our right of way is installed incorrectly, was installed without a submitted Application for Work in City Right of Way, or was installed without proper inspection, you will be responsible for replacing the sidewalk to the correct standards at your cost. The City reserves the right to decline future Application for Work in City Right of Way applications to property owners and/or contractors if sidewalks are installed incorrectly and have not been corrected to the satisfaction of the City.
We at the City Engineering Department want to help as much as we can to get your sidewalk replaced correctly, so please contact us at 651-385-3674 if you would like our help!
Thanks for your interest in projects within the City of RedWing! The City Engineering Department is responsible for planning, designing,and inspecting street construction, reconstruction, and maintenance projectswithin the city. The following sections describe some ways to find out whatprojects are upcoming within the City of Red Wing.
New Street Construction Projects
Currently, there are no new street construction projects scheduled for construction within the next 5 years. This may change as new subdivisions are added to the city or missing roadway connections are petitioned for by property owners.
Street Reconstruction Projects
In order to adequately plan and prepare for street maintenance and reconstruction projects, the City Engineering Department maintains a 5-Year Street Reconstruction Plan that can be viewed at [insert link here]. This 5-Year Street Reconstruction Plan corresponds to the current 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan approved by the City Council each year during the annual budgeting process.
There are a few things you should know as you look at the 5-Year Street Reconstruction Plan map:
· Projects shown in the first year or two of the plan are more likely to occur than projects in the final 3 years of the plan.
· Projects may be modified (lengthened, shortened, eliminated) from what is shown due to budgetary considerations, scheduling conflicts with other projects, staff workload, high/low bid prices, and other factors.
· This map does not show maintenance projects, such as Mill & Overlay, Full Depth Reclamation, or Seal Coat projects.
The City is also currently drafting a new Transportation Plan as a part of the Red Wing 2040 Comprehensive Plan process that will include longer-range planning of street reconstruction projects. When that plan is complete, you will be able to find a link to that plan here.
Please contact the City Engineering Department if you have any questions regarding an upcoming project or want to suggest moving a project up or down on our plan.
Street Maintenance Projects
The City of Red Wing currently utilizes three types of street maintenance projects to keep our streets lasting as long as possible before needing reconstruction. Those types of projects are Mill & Overlay projects, Full Depth Reclamation projects, and Seal Coat projects. You can find more information on this year’s projects at the following links:
· Mill & Overlay projects
· Full Depth Reclamation projects
· Seal Coat projects
The City is also currently drafting a new Transportation Plan as a part of the Red Wing 2040 Comprehensive Plan process that will include longer-range planning of street maintenance projects. When that plan is complete, you will be able to find a link to that plan here.
Other City Street and Utility Projects
The City also undertakes a number of smaller projects each year to replace deficient utilities, curb/gutter, pavement, and other things. Many of these projects are either emergency projects or so small that they are not budgeted for as standalone projects. If you have any questions about projects not otherwise listed in the links in this section or have suggestions for other small projects, please contact the City Public Works Department at 651-385-3674.
By national standards, the Red Wing Fire Department is classified as a combination fire department. Its membership consists of 25 full time firefighter/paramedics and up to 30 paid-on-call firefighter/first responders.
Most of the department officials work a varying 40-hour work week schedules, Monday through Friday, officials such as the:
The remaining personnel are assigned to one of three revolving 24-hour shifts, each consisting of a fire captain and six firefighter/paramedics. Red Wing Fire Department personnel are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to provide an immediate response to the fire protection and emergency medical needs of the community.
Paid-on-call firefighters are paged on an “on-call” basis simultaneously with full time personnel to reported structure fires or a variety of other large scale or specialized incidents that require mobilization of a large workforce. They respond from work or home as needed to address the emergency response needs of the department. Paid-on-call firefighters also attend regularly scheduled monthly training and scheduled public education events.
According to national standards, the Red Wing Fire Department is classified as a combination fire department. It is staffed with a combination of full-time and Paid-on-Call personnel. Response time is critical for all types of emergency responses. Combination staffing ensures an immediate response to emergency incidents, 24 hours per day, 7days per week, 365 days per year, not possible with on-call personnel alone.
The Red Wing Fire Department provides fire protection services within a response area of approximately 65 square miles including the:
Additionally, the Red Wing Fire Department provides Advanced Life Support/Paramedic ambulance services for these areas plus neighboring townships in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The ambulance response area is approximately 260 square miles, roughly the equivalent of the size of Austin, Texas.
All full-time personnel are cross trained and perform fire and emergency medical functions daily. Fees for services fund the ambulance operations, its ongoing expenses and over 50 percent of all full-time personnel expenses.
Full-time personnel are responsible for the department’s day to day operations and core services.
In addition to performing the fire suppression activities one would expect, the Red Wing Fire Department performs numerous additional fire related functions including:
The unique character of the Red Wing community also requires the Red Wing Fire Department to respond to:
Paid-on-Call firefighters respond to structure fires, search and rescue calls, and other labor intensive incidents. They are paged simultaneously with full-time personnel for structure fires and respond to provide the supplemental staffing required to ensure critical tasks and operations can be performed efficiently and safely.
Through the combined operations of full-time and paid-on-call firefighters, the Red Wing Fire Department is able to provide an immediate response to daily emergency incidents, while maintaining the ability to provide a rapid deployment of supplemental personnel for large scale, specialized or otherwise labor intensive incidents.
In 2008 the Red Wing Fire Department underwent a Fire Study and Master Planning process. The study recommends that the department continue to operate as a combination fire department. It also recommended adding full-time personnel to adequately address safety and operational needs for initial incident response.
Firefighters receive specialized training in the tactics, procedures and equipment essential for protecting lives and property from fire and other hazards. Firefighters operate in and around burning structures to extinguish fire, rescue victims, and minimize property loss. Firefighters also receive training in areas such as
Paramedics receive specialized emergency medical training. They provide the highest level of pre-hospital emergency medical care available. Paramedics are trained to administer emergency medications and perform advanced medical procedures in the field. Procedures that would normally only be done by a physician in a hospital are brought to a patient’s side when paramedics arrive, they also administer basic medical care like:
Red Wing's firefighter/paramedics must be Firefighter II/Hazmat Operations certified (120 hours) and be Nationally Registered Paramedics (2,000 plus hours).
Employees must possess and pass:
In addition to the certifications and tests listed, a firefighter/paramedic should have the following personal attributes to thrive in this varied and challenging profession.
Finally, a firefighter/paramedic must have a sense of humor, be patient and get along well with others. Throughout a career, a firefighter/paramedic will spend more than one-third of his or her entire life working, eating and living in close quarters with their coworkers.
Staffing at the Red Wing Fire Department varies depending on the day of the week and time of day. There are two different shifts such as:
The staffing model utilized is designed to provide adequate staffing levels during time of peak call volume, while minimizing overtime expenses. All employees are cross-trained and perform firefighting and emergency medical responses daily.
Typical minimum staffing at the start of any given day is five firefighter/paramedics. This provides the minimum staffing level for safe fire ground operations as established by the Red Wing Fire Department.
However, staffing is permitted to drop to four when required due to ambulance call volume. Maintaining four firefighters on duty provides the minimum number of personnel required for response to a major medical call or concurrent minor medical calls. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association standards also require a minimum of four firefighters for “offensive attack” interior fire ground operations.
In 2012, the Red Wing Fire Department responded to 3,381 calls for service including:
Full-time firefighter/paramedics are responsible for many duties in addition to responding to calls, some of their responsibilities include:
Full-time firefighter/paramedics live and work at the fire station for 24-hour periods.
During designated hours once all regularly assigned duties are complete, they are permitted to
They must, however, be prepared respond to an emergency call at any time.
Red Wing’s firefighter/paramedics are cross trained to respond to fire and emergency medical incidents. Emergency medical equipment is carried on all, first response, vehicles so that medical care can be initiated immediately, regardless of what vehicle arrives first. The department responds to calls in a tiered system based on the nature of the call.
When responding to a minor medical incident (ex. fracture, back pain, illness), only an ambulance will respond to the scene. Typically there are two firefighter/paramedics on board.
When responding to a major medical incident, (ex. chest pain, cardiac arrest, difficulty breathing, seizure), the fire truck will follow the ambulance to the scene. Typically there are two firefighter/paramedics in each vehicle.
This initial response provides the minimum number of responders required to address the critical needs of these patients. If the patient’s condition requires additional medical personnel during transport to the hospital, one or both of the firefighters arriving on the fire truck will assist with patient care while en-route to the hospital. If the patient is stabilized on scene and no further assistance is needed, the firefighters arriving on the fire truck remain in service and available for subsequent calls.
When responding to a motor vehicle crash, the fire truck will follow the ambulance to the scene. Typically there are two firefighter/paramedics on each vehicle. Firefighters arriving on the ambulance immediately begin assessing the medical needs of the patient(s). Firefighters arriving on the fire truck evaluate and address hazards associated with scene safety (fuel spills, power lines, traffic, etc.) prior to assisting with patient care or extricating patients from vehicles.
When responding to a fire incident, the ambulance follows the fire truck. Firefighter/paramedics arriving in the ambulance typically function as firefighters, performing assigned fire suppression activities. However, when individuals with injuries are found on arrival, the firefighters responding in the ambulance are immediately available to provide emergency medical care.
There are many reasons an ambulance might remain on a scene:
The Red Wing Fire Department is a combination fire department staffed by career and paid-on-call personnel.
In addition to providing fire suppression, fire prevention, fire investigation, fire code enforcement and public education services, the Red Wing Fire Department also provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) Emergency Medical Services for the City of Red Wing and surrounding communities. In doing so, the department requires adequate and sustainable long term financial stability to ensure that community needs are met and critical missions can be accomplished safely.
Departmental funding is supported through a combination of general fund dollars (taxes), fire protection contracts with neighboring communities and ambulance user fees. Grants and similar funding sources are utilized whenever possible. Several local businesses and civic groups also make charitable contributions to the Red Wing Fire Department regularly. These donations are typically applied to public education expenses or used to off-set equipment purchases that would otherwise not be made.
In the past, the Red Wing Fire Department has sponsored community events to raise funds. Some may recall the annual Firemen’s Ball or Red Wing Fire Department “Trout Pond” and “Water Wars” sponsored during River City Days.
Rather than off-setting operational expenses, proceeds from these events were used for expenses associated combined full-time/paid-on-call departmental meetings and to fund charitable donations to local organizations.
Those donating to these functions often expressed frustration in being asked to pay twice, once in taxes and again through a charitable contribution. Fire department members have since elected to fund charitable donations and meeting expenses out of pocket, rather than solicit funds from community members. Additionally, Red Wing firefighters (career and paid-on-call) donate countless hours to charities of their choosing. The City of Red Wing’s ongoing commitment and dedication to providing state of the art fire and emergency medical services within our community requires sustainable funding not practical through charitable contributions. The department’s goal is to utilize the resources available efficiently and effectively in accomplishing our mission.
Open burning is done by a permit process only in the City of Red Wing, if a resident wishes to burn on their property they must first apply for an Open Burn permit with the City of Red Wing.
For more information please view the Open Burn page.
An FDR consists of removing all of the pavement on a street, correcting any poor soils below the pavement, and replacing with new pavement. This process usually happens in 7 steps as shown below.
Generally, you will be able to get in and out of your driveway at all times except for the following times:
FDR projects are one component of the city's comprehensive pavement management program. Pavement surfaces tend to wear out much faster than the other components of a street (such as curbs, sidewalks, and utilities) due to the impacts of heavy vehicles. FDR projects are generally reserved for when a pavement surface degrades to the point where a less costly maintenance project (such as a mill and overlay or a chip seal) will not be effective in preserving the pavement.
Unfortunately, due to the amount of paving work associated with FDR projects (about 3 times the amount of pavement material as a mill and overlay) FDR projects are much more costly than other types of maintenance projects. Due to the costs of FDR projects, they are generally reserved only for pavement surfaces that are too deteriorated for a Mill and Overlay or a chip seal to be effective.
Generally, FDR projects are considered when “alligator” cracking starts showing up, major potholes are consistently forming, and / or the edges of the pavement surface are flaking off. These are signs that the entire depth of the pavement surface is reaching its limit.
Parking will be limited at times during an FDR project so that the contractor can complete the work effectively. "No Parking" signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of parking restrictions going into effect. When the parking restrictions are in effect, vehicles still parked in the construction area may be subjected to ticketing and / or towing. We will try to contact the vehicle owner(s) if we find any vehicles still parked on the street during parking restrictions.Parking restrictions may be posted for the following work:
FDR projects in the City of Red Wing are usually paid for using dedicated street maintenance funding from city property taxes. For certain higher-volume streets, State Aid funding from the State of Minnesota is used to supplement the regular maintenance funding.The City of Red Wing currently does not assess for FDR or other pavement surface maintenance projects.
The city generally has an FDR project of varying size and scope every other year (or more frequently depending on the need). Typically, city staff meets in the fall of each year to review pavement management data and budget information and take "field trips" to look at each candidate street. The city usually only plans these projects a year or two in advance, but sometimes with bigger FDR projects the city will plan 3 years or more in the future in order to secure the needed funding to complete the projects.
Seal Coat projects in the City of Red Wing are usually paid for using dedicated street maintenance funding from city property taxes. For certain higher-volume streets, State Aid funding from the State of Minnesota is used to supplement the regular maintenance funding.
The City of Red Wing currently does not assess for Seal Coat or other pavement surface maintenance projects.
Seal coating is relatively new to the City of Red Wing although it has been utilized in other communities for many years. 2018 is the first year in at least 20 years that the city has used Seal Coating on our streets. Because of how new Seal Coating is to the city, we are currently evaluating the effectiveness and construction process for seal coats to determine how widely used seal coats will be in the city. At this time, we anticipate having an annual seal coat project each year for the foreseeable future depending on the results of the 2018 project.Because Seal Coats are more effective as preventative maintenance, seal coat projects are generally scheduled prior to observable issues on the pavement surface. If the 2018 Seal Coat project is successful, the city will be developing a comprehensive Seal Coat program for future years. At this time, however, the city does not have any specific projects in development beyond 2018.
The way our city is built affects the health of all its residents. Creating an environment that's safe and pleasant for all people to walk does the following:
Complete Streets are designed and operated so they are safe, comfortable, and convenient for all users-
For more information on the Complete Streets, please view Complete Streets 101 (PDF).
A mill and overlay consists of removing the top layer of pavement, usually 1 to 2," and replacing with new pavement. This process usually happens in 5 steps as follows:
You can drive on the new pavement once it is finished being rolled, which usually takes about a half hour or so from the time the paver puts the fresh pavement on the road. Flaggers will be directing traffic when you are prohibited from driving on the new pavement, please keep your eyes open for them.
Mill and Overlay projects are one component of the city's comprehensive pavement management program. Pavement surfaces tend to wear out much faster than the other components of a street (such as curbs, sidewalks, and utilities) due to the impacts of heavy vehicles. If a pavement surface is not maintained adequately, the pavement will need much more significant and costly repairs in a short amount of time to avoid deterioration of the roadway surface.
Unfortunately, mill and overlay projects only address the surface of the pavement. If a pavement has cracks which extend down further than the top 1 to 2 inches of the pavement surface, those cracks tend to show up again after the new pavement is put down. These cracks are called "reflective" cracks and are common after mill and overlay projects. When these cracks appear, we will seal up the cracks so that they do not keep growing and ruin the new pavement.
Theoretically yes, but sometimes it is not a good idea to mill and overlay a street. When a street starts showing "alligator" cracking (lots of cracking in the street that looks like alligator scales), that pavement surface is usually too far gone for a mill and overlay to be effective. Also, all of those "alligator" cracks will come back through to the top of the pavement surface after the project is done, and then the mill and overlay project will have been a waste of money. At that point, a Full Depth Reclamation project is probably a better solution for that street.Sometimes a mill and overlay project is a bigger investment than is necessary to preserve the pavement surface. In those cases, a Chip Seal may be a better choice to preserve the pavement surface at a lower cost.
Parking will be limited at times during a mill and overlay project so that the contractor can complete the work effectively. "No Parking" signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of when parking restrictions will go into effect. When the parking restrictions are in effect, vehicles still parked in the construction area may be subjected to ticketing and/or towing. We will try to contact the vehicle owner(s) if we find any vehicles still parked on the street during parking restrictions.Parking restrictions may be posted for the following work:
Mill and overlay projects in the City of Red Wing are usually paid for using dedicated street maintenance funding from city property taxes. For certain higher-volume streets, State Aid funding from the State of Minnesota is used to supplement the regular maintenance funding.The City of Red Wing currently does not assess for Mill and Overlay or other pavement surface maintenance projects.
The city generally has a Mill and Overlay project of varying size and scope each year. Typically, city staff meets in the fall of each year to review pavement management data and budget information and take "field trips" to look at each candidate street. The city usually only plans these projects a year in advance, but sometimes with bigger Mill and Overlay projects the city will plan 2 years or more in the future in order to secure the needed funding to complete the projects.
It might. All species of ash (Fraxinus sp.) are susceptible to EAB and none have any natural resistance. There are over 2,000 ash trees in City rights-of-way and some 200+ in developed parks. Ash represents 25% of the total tree population in some areas of the city. In addition, ash is one of the most common tree covers in the bottomlands along the Cannon and Mississippi rivers, on the bluffs and in agricultural areas.
To help prevent the spread of EAB, avoid cutting down an unhealthy ash tree May to August unless the wood will be chipped at the site. You can take wood to the compost site on Bench Street during open hours. Ash trees make good firewood and it’s safe to cut and store uncovered if it came from a healthy tree. If the tree was sick, plan to cover and seal the pile while it seasons to prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
Many kinds of trees grow well in Red Wing including varieties of maple, linden, hackberry, honeylocust, and others. To learn about trees recommended for southeast Minnesota, visit Natural Resources.
Red Wing's Water hardness is 16 to 17 grains per gallon.
Your water is billed to you based on the number of cubic feet of water that passed through your water meter. 1 cubic foot of water is 7.48051 gallons
YourGov is an application that allows the Citizens of the City of Red Wing to report non-emergency issues to the city. YouGov can be used via your mobile phones (IPhones apps through iTunes or Androids apps through Google Market and the Amazon App Store) or the web.
Issues can be summited using both the mobile and web application. Your issues can be tracked from beginning to end using the web application. Issues are brought directly into the City’s Work Management Software and forwarded on to the responsible department.
If you need immediate Police or Fire response, please call 911. YourGov is intended for the reporting of non-emergency issues only.
Watch a Public Service Annoucement about YourGov, or contact Patrick Ramaker for more information.
Yes, you can! YourGOV currently supports the Apple iPhone and Android. As with the web application, a Citizen can report an issue which in turn will be brought into the City’s Work Management solution. To download the YourGOV phone application, please search for it in the App Store or in the Google Market.
Follow the Link to YourGov Citizen Request Web Page, your first step will be to sign in using a valid e-mail address and password. If you are a first time user, you will need to create a profile to use the application. Once the user has successfully registered and logged in, the Citizen can “Add Requests” and enter and address or click on the map. Select and issue and the date it was observed and add any pertinent details. Once the issue is submitted it will be forwarded to the responsible department and the appropriate action will be taken.
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Issues can be track via the web page. You can view the issues you have submitted by selecting the “My Requests” button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. To view other requests, select “All Requests” in the upper right hand corner. Blue dots on the map represent where different issues have been reported and the issue that is currently being viewed will have an orange halo surrounding it. The Citizen can check on their submitted issues by logging in to see what Activity has been assigned to the issue, when the issue was closed, and any notes City Staff have submitted regarding the issue.
A seal coat consists of sealing existing cracks in the pavement, adding a layer of asphalt binder, adding a layer of small rock, and covering the rock with an asphalt coat. This process usually happens in 3 steps as shown below.
Seal Coat projects are one component of the city's comprehensive pavement management program. Pavement surfaces tend to wear out much faster than the other components of a street (such as curbs, sidewalks, and utilities) due to the impacts of heavy vehicles. Seal Coat projects are generally reserved for when a pavement surface is in relatively good condition and is intended to keep the pavement in good condition. If a pavement surface has a number of cracks but is otherwise in good condition, a Seal Coat is likely still a good maintenance activity to prolong the life of the street.
Seal Coats generally last 7 to 10 years or more depending on the condition of the pavement underneath.
There are a few reasons to consider Seal Coats instead of Mill and Overlays:
It is true that seal coats are "messier" than other types of maintenance projects due to the nature of using loose rocks as a pavement surface. However, the loose rocks are generally confined to the pavement surface or the curb area and should not be put in your yard. The loose rocks are swept up twice after the chip seal process is complete, one time a day or two after the chip seal process and another time about a week after the chip seal process is complete. Any loose rock in the street should be picked up during one of those two sweepings.
It is very unlikely that any loose rocks will chip your windshield due to a few different factors. First, we usually only use seal coats on lower-speed streets which will reduce the ability for rocks to become projectiles to be sent toward another car's windshield. Second, the rock used for the seal coats is only about one fourth inches in diameter, which won't cause much damage if it does hit your windshield.
Generally, seal coats are good for streets that are already in good shape that we want to keep in good shape. Seal coats can be used on streets that have a decent amount of cracking already as long as the cracks are sealed with the seal coat project. Pavement that has wide cracks, "alligator" cracking, consistent large potholes, or surface spalling (pavement that is losing its "smoothness") are probably not good candidates for Seal Coats and would instead benefit from a mill and overlay or a full depth reclamation.
Parking will be limited at times during a seal coat project so that the contractor can complete the work effectively. "No Parking" signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of parking restrictions going into effect. When the parking restrictions are in effect, vehicles still parked in the construction area may be subjected to ticketing and/or towing. We will try to contact the vehicle owner(s) if we find any vehicles still parked on the street during parking restrictions.
Parking restrictions may be posted for the following work:
Change or re-key corresponding locks.
Notify your bank immediately and then call the three credit reporting bureaus to report the loss and ask them to put a fraud alert on your record so no new credit will be issued without verification of your identity.
Call the Social Security Administration fraud hotline to notify them of the loss and get information on how to get a duplicate card.
Apply for a new license and “flag” your license as stolen at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Call the United States Postal Inspector about mail being falsely forwarded at 1-800-372-8347
Contact the banks and/or businesses that accepted your checks or cards to notify them of the fraud and offer to sign any affidavits of forgery as needed. Encourage the banks and businesses to pursue charges against any identified suspects.
Call the Police Department and make an identity theft report. In Minnesota, Identity Theft becomes a crime only when any victim (person or business) suffers a monetary loss. Also call the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338 to notify them and get advice on how to proceed.