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Mayor Dowse Proclaims Public Works Week

Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:13 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Mayor Dowse has proclaimed May 21-27, 2017, as National Public Works Week in Red Wing, and with good reason. It’s a department that most of us rarely think about. We go about our day, drinking fresh water, flushing our toilets, and driving on safe roads without realizing the crews who work hard to make modern conveniences such as these our daily due. This bunch is nearly done with their day before most of us take our morning coffee break. They’re up before dawn collecting our trash, mowing our parks, installing road signs and sweeping our alleys. They plan, build, manage, and operate the infrastru…

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Help the City Design a Playground!

Monday, May 1 2017 11:45 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Construction Is About To Begin On Several Major Projects

Friday, April 28 2017 2:59 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Pavement Striping from Old West Main to Potter Street Delayed Until May 1

Monday, April 24 2017 12:22 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works

2017 Spring Yard Waste Clean-up Dates Announced

Friday, April 21 2017 11:32 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Residents can dispose of grass, leaves and compostable or organic yard waste year-round FREE OF CHARGE. Residents may also dispose of brush at the brush and compost site at the Solid Waste Management Campus, located at 1873 Bench Street, for a charge. However, these charges are waived for residents from April 22nd thru June 3rd, 2017.  During this time, Red Wing residents may dispose of brush and shrub trimmings free of charge. The hours for the Bench Street compost and yard waste site are:Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Sundays - CLOSED Special bags …

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Understanding Solar Garden Subscriptions

Thursday, April 20 2017 9:45 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
There has been a lot of buzz recently regarding Solar Garden subscriptions.  As they are a new energy offering in our area and a pretty complex subject, the City hosted an informational forum on this topic on Wednesday, May 19th, in the City Council Chambers.  Presented by the non-profit organization, Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams, a non-partisan overview was given as to how solar gardens work and why they may or may not be advantageous for homeowners.  Local solar garden subscription providers were also in attendance to answer questions and provide details of how the subscription contr…

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Downtown Street Lighting Replacement Project

Monday, April 17 2017 9:54 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
You may have noticed extra work trucks and construction crews in the downtown area recently. Work has begun on the Downtown Street Lighting Replacement Project and the first steps in the process are underway.  The work began with some concrete cutting and removal on north side of the  400 block of Third Street to address the poles along East Avenue by the Library and the poles on the east side of the 200 block of Bush Street.  Some important things to note are: It is anticipated that the work on this system will last approximately two weeks, after which the contractor will move to the sout…

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Hydrant and Mains Flushing to Begin in May

Tuesday, April 11 2017 9:01 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Solar Power Up Presentation

Wednesday, April 5 2017 1:42 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Solar Power Up with a Subscription! In honor of Earth Week, the City Sustainability Commission is sponsoring a free 60-minute forum for residents to understand solar garden subscriptions. Come learn how subscriptions work and meet local providers. Wednesday, April 19th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Red Wing City Hall, Council Chambers. Presenter: Chris Meyer, Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS) Questions? Contact City staffer Tina Folch at 651-385-3652 or

MN Pollution Control Agency Releases EAW for Ash Processing Project

Wednesday, April 5 2017 1:17 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works