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$2,375,000 General Obligation Bonds Issued at a Historically Low Interest Rates

Wednesday, June 27 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
$2,375,000 General Obligation Bonds Issued at a Historically Low Interest Rates   On June 11th the City Council awarded the Sale of $2,375,000 General Obligation Bonds at a historically low interest rate of 1.59 percent to finance the following projects either in whole or in part.  The historically low interest rate reflects the City’s strong management of financial operations and excellent credit rating which has been affirmed by Moody’s Investor Services at Aa2.             GO ABATEMENT BONDS       …

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Property Tax Report

Tuesday, June 26 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Red Wing City Council heard from Joe Sullivan, a representative of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities. The Coalition is state organizations of seventy-nine outstate cities dedicated to keeping greater Minnesota strong, vibrant and attractive for business and families. Joe reported on the 2012 legislation session and highlighted several areas including taxes, infrastructure grant programs, and annexation and environment legislation. Charts displayed illustrated the property tax situation for cities in Greater Minnesota. The first chart, titled Anatomy of 2012 Property Tax Increase shows that citie…

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Lane Restrictions on Highway 63 Mississippi River Bridge Begins June 25

Friday, June 22 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Motorists traveling on Highway 63 over the Mississippi River in Red Wing will encounter temporary lane closures and delays beginning Monday, June 25, as crews conduct an annual bridge inspection. The equipment needed to conduct the inspection requires a lane closure and traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Both lanes will be open each evening after the inspectors have completed their work. The lane closure will remain in effect through Friday, June 29, weather permitting. Routine inspections of this bridge and other Mississippi River bridges are conducted annu…

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Save Money on Energy Costs! - Brand New Tools Ready to Check Out From the Library

Thursday, June 21 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Sustainability Commission has graciously provided the Library with 6 brand new Thermal Leak Detectors by Black & Decker. As summer nears, help beat the heat in your home by checking for leaks around windows, doorways, electrical outlets, and more. Small cracks in your home allow for the escape of cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. You could currently be throwing away hundreds of dollars in energy costs and lowering the value of your home! Start saving today by checking out a Thermal Leak Detector.   Once you’ve checked your home for leaks, use this resource for …

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Park and Road Closures Due to Rising Water Beginning June 22, 2012

Wednesday, June 20 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing Levee Road between Broad and Jackson Streets as well as Ikata Drive beginning Friday morning.  These roads will remain closed until the water recedes and roads are safe for travel. The river is projected to crest at 13' on Wednesday, June 27th.  Levels are subject to change based on river and weather conditions. Areas of Colvill Park will be restricted as needed, with the possibility of complete closure on Monday morning.   The boat ramp at Colvill Park will be closed Monday morning as well.  Staff will continue to monitor river …

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Public Open House and Public Hearing to Review Draft Silica Sand Mining Moratorium Report on Tuesday June 26, 2012

Wednesday, June 20 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
June 20, 2012, Red Wing, Minn.) - Public Open House and Public Hearing to Review Draft Silica Sand Mining Moratorium Report on Tuesday June 26, 2012 The City of Red Wing Advisory Planning Commission and Red Wing Sustainability Commission will conduct a Public Open House and Public Hearing in the City Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. The Purpose of the Open House and Public Hearing is to present a Draft Report concerning Silica Sand Mining, processing, and other operations related to the City's current moratorium. The Open House will be conducted from 6 to 7 PM at City Hall. The Public …

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Sewer Line Inspections to Begin June 20th

Wednesday, June 20 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Xcel Energy will begin work with professionally trained sewer camera contractors from KS Energy to perform sewer inspections in certain areas in Red Wing. The contractor uses a special camera that goes inside the sewer pipe to identify any conflicts or "cross bores" with underground natural gas lines. The areas identified for inspection are from Featherstone Road to Harrison Street and from West 7th Street to Grandview Avenue. Work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 20th and is expected to be completed in approximately two weeks. There is no charge for this service. For more information on thi…

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Performance Measures Survey

Monday, June 18 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
In 2010, the Minnesota Legislature created the Council on Local Results and Innovation. In February 2011, the Council released a standard set of ten performance measures for cities that will aid residents, taxpayers, and state and local elected officials in determining the efficacy of cities in providing services and measure residents' opinions of those services. The City is voluntarily participating in the performance measures program as it values residents' opinions and participation in furtherance of the City's goals of enhancing communication with residents and improving service delivery.To take this shor…

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Red Wing Sales Tax Submission Deadline Extended

Friday, June 15 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
(June 15, 2012, Red Wing, Minn.) - Following the Community Forum sponsored by Red Wing 20/20 on Tuesday, June 12, 1012, the Sales Tax Advisory Committee recommended extending the deadline for project submissions. At its meeting on Thursday June 14, 2012, after considering other associated dates with the City Council and State Legislature requirements, the deadline has been extended to July 16, 2012. For more information and to obtain a copy of the submission application and instructions, go to: may also be picked up at the Red Wing Planning Department, Red Win…

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Thursday, June 14 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Beginning June 18, 2012, Monarch Paving Company of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin will begin the construction of bituminous milling, bituminous reclamation, bituminous pavement overlay, bituminous pavement, and other appurtenant construction on several streets & parking lots in Red Wing starting on Bush Street (end of curb & gutter to Mississippi National Golf Links Parking Lot). These streets will have flaggers, lane closures in both directions, and traffic interruptions at various stages of construction. This project, when completed, will provide an improved driving surface for the public. The effected s…

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