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Solar Projects Update

Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing’s Solar Projects are featured in the November issue of the Public Works magazine. The front cover shows a picture of Governor Mark Dayton and Council President Lisa Bayley at the Ignite Building reviewing the concept drawings for this project.  The Public Works magazine is a national publication that features current projects from across the U.S. each month. Being chosen for the featured cover article gives special recognition to the City of Red Wing and the importance of our solar projects. The article is available on-line at the following link:  http://www.pwmag.com/buil…

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Mango Languages at Red Wing Public Library

Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Public Library has added Mango Languages to their online resources. Mango Library Edition is a subscription-based product that is available to libraries. It includes a variety of resources to help patrons learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken around the world. We were able to select 12 languages. We selected English for Spanish Speakers, Arabic (MSA), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin American), and Swedish. They also gave us the entertaining option of learning Pirate for free. Library patrons are able…

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MPCA Open House on Strategy to Reduce Nutrients in Waters

Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Citizens concerned about clean water issues are invited to an open house scheduled by the MPCA at the St. James Hotel on December 3. The public meeting will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in order to review and comment on a proposed statewide strategy for reducing the nutrients: phosphorus and nitrogen that are wreaking havoc on surface and groundwater. Comments received will be integrated to strengthen the recommendations contained in the draft strategy which is available for review before the meeting on the web at: www.pca.state.mn.us/nutrienteducation  

City Council provides financial support to Mississippi Alumination

Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Fourth of July fireworks have been organized and funded through various volunteer efforts including the most recent efforts by Mississippi Alumination.  In 2013, fireworks did not occur on the Fourth of July with public attention drawn to the fact that the City of Red Wing had not provided funding.  The City Council approved a contribution of up to $10,000 based on a one-to-one match with Mississippi Alumination for the 2014 fireworks.  A short teaser fireworks show will be part of the Holiday Stroll celebration on Friday, November 29.  Please visit www.downtownredwing.org/fireworks for information on how to donate.

Red Wing's Truth-in-Taxation Meeting on the 2014 Property Tax Levy and Budget

Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The community’s participation and input in the budget and levy process are critical, valued and welcomed. The City Council will hold its annual truth-in-taxation meeting on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers in City Hall located at 315 West 4th Street. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community with information regarding the City of Red Wing’s 2014 property tax levy and budget and take public input. We invite you to attend the meeting and look forward to the community’s participation. We have all read or heard recent reports reg…

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2013 Residential Survey

Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Bill Morris of Decision Resources, Ltd. presented the results of the 2013 Residential Survey to the City Council. Bill reviewed the approach to the survey, and analyzed the results. The 2013 survey results were compared to the 2005 survey results. The survey results reflected a community that trusts its city government, rates city services very high and in general confirms that people are very happy living in Red Wing. Red Wing improved its ratings from 2005 to 2013 in almost every measurable category, and is in the upper quartile of every state wide positive comparison. For example the City’s pavement …

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Council acts on Golf Course Management Agreement

Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City Council approved a Golf Course Management Agreement with the Red Wing Municipal Golf Corporation on Monday, November 25th. The Council approved a five year agreement with the non-profit Corporation. The agreement open Mississippi national Golf Links as a public golf course in 2014. The Red Wing Municipal Golf Corporation Board will operate the Course. The City will contribute no more than $41,000 in financial support for 2014 operations, and no more than $169,000 in Capital Investment in the golf course in 2014. The Capital Investments include code-related non-kitchen equipment improvements, partial …

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Monday, November 25 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing is providing the following schedule of building closures and services for the Thanksgiving Holiday Week.   City Hall and the Public Works Building will all be CLOSED on both Thursday & Friday, November 28th & 29th the Red Wing Public Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th, but will be OPEN during regular business hours on Friday, November 29th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm The Solid Waste Campus will be CLOSED on both Thursday & Friday, November 28th & 29th, but will be OPEN on Saturday, November 30th from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm   Refuse &a…

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Portions of Levee Road Restricted beginning November 19, 2013

Wednesday, November 20 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be restricting various portions of Levee Road beginning Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Infratech Inc. will be cleaning the main sewer line beginning at Pottery Pond, heading east toward Broad Street. Traffic lanes and parking stalls will be restricted in the areas crews are working; however Levee Road will not be closed to vehicle traffic. The location of the restrictions will vary as the crews move from the Pottery Pond to Broad Street. This work is being done in preparation of the 2015 Levee Road reconstruction project.  This restriction is expected to l…

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Sturgeon Lake Road Improvements Information Meeting - 12/10/13

Wednesday, November 20 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
You’re Invited… Please join us for a public hearing and open house on the Sturgeon Lake Road Improvements Project DATE: December 10, 2013 TIME: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Brief presentation at 5:00 p.m. followed by a public comment period.  A court reporter will be available to record public comments on the EA/EAW.   LOCATION:  PIIC Community Center, 1158 Island Boulevard, Welch, MN 55089 After the public comment period, a Final EA/EAW will be prepared.  Right-of-way negotiation and acquisition, and final plan approval will follow.  Construction is not yet funded, so no co…

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