On Monday, October 24, 2011 the City Council authorized the sale and award of $1,835,000 in General Obligation bonds to assist in the financing of $5,548,314 in public infrastructure renewal projects including the East 5th Street Bridge replacement project, the 2011 Street Reconstruction projects and the Fire Station roof replacement project. The financing for the projects include $3,000,000 in state bridge bonding funds and other locally sourced funds. Moody's Investor Services, citing Red Wing's strong financial operations, assigned an Aa2 rating to Red Wing's bonds which is reflective of high grade an… Read full article »
For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Will 10/21/2011 &n… Read full article »
STATE ELECTS TO KICK THE WHALE DOWN THE ROAD,DRAMATICALLY INCREASE PROPERTY TAXES AND CUTCRITICAL PUBLIC SERVICES I'm writing because as the Governor, Speaker Zellers and Majority Leader Koch made clear when describing the legislation that resolved the budget impasse and ended the state shutdown; "no one is going to be happy with this". And I'm certainly not happy or impressed with the significant property tax increases perpetuated on Minnesotans behind the pretext of "no new taxes", the looming reductions to the critical public services our community relies on, the exacerbation of in… Read full article »
Minnesota House and Senate Tax Bills containt signficant cuts to property tax equalization and relief programs. Please click here for the complete article.
Local Government Aid ("LGA") is an important property tax relief and equalization program. The program‟s purpose is to ensure property tax fairness across the state of Minnesota and to ensure that every Minnesotan, regardless of where they live in the State, has access to a basic level of public services. To read entire article 'click here'.
Goodhue County Habitat For Humanity - ReStore Red Wing is being considered as a possible location for a new Habitat for Humanity program. At the October meeting of the Sustainability Commission, Dustin Harford, a VISTA with Habitat for Humanity presented the basics of the "Restore" program, and the necessary steps to develop this program in Red Wing.A ReStore is a Habitat for Humanity program which sells donated new, used, and discontinued building materials at affordable prices. The products sold at ReStores are most often donated by individuals but also come from stores, manufacturers, and contrac… Read full article »
At the August 23, 2010, City Council meeting, staff reported on three processes used to gather citizen input on the budget situation, which included an ongoing web open ended comment site, a white pad located at the Library for ideas/comments, and a non-scientific phone survey of residents (click to view web site survey; Library white pad comments; telephone survey). Both the web site comments and the Library white pad were inexpensive options that required minor staff time and were completely open ended idea/comment opportunities. The telephone survey was a more structured approach to gather… Read full article »
Beginning September 1, 2010, Monarch Paving Company of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin will begin the milling of bituminous pavement and construction of bituminous overlay on several streets in Red Wing. 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 streets are as follows:BROOKS AVENUE - 971’ South of Pioneer Road to Pioneer Road CEDAR STREET – 4th Street West to 3rd Street WestGRACE STREET &n… Read full article »
The following public meetings with citizens have been scheduled to discuss and receive input on the citizen survey and an update on the City’s budget status:Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Public Works lunch room, 229 Tyler Road North.Monday, August 30, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 315 West 4th Street.
In the last month city staff has received questions regarding the fleet replacement policy for Public Works vehicles. Each type of vehicle or machinery has a different replacement schedule. Looking at our "Plan-it" software for CIP will show the following targeted replacement schedules:Pickup Truck - 18-20 years¾ Ton Pickup Truck - 15-17years4x4 Pickup Truck/Snow Plow - 10-12 yearsOne-Ton Dump Truck/Snow Plow - 10-12 yearsSingle Axle Dump Truck/Snow Plow - 15-16 yearsTandem Axle Dump Truck/Snow Plow - 15 yearsTransitional Truck - 12-13 yearsAerial Lift Truck - 30 yearsStreet Sweeper - 12 year… Read full article »