Expect minor traffic impacts Sept 2 on Rhode Island Ave N and 10th Ave as the City’s contractor for the 2014 Asphalt Overlay Project, Northwest Asphalt Inc, mills 2 inches of asphalt pavement off the surface of the street. This work will take approximately one day to complete. The contractor will pave 2 inches of new asphalt later in the week, weather permitting.
CenterPoint Energy will begin a four- to six-week construction project in mid-September on Winnetka Ave between Harold Ave and Golden Valley Rd. Work includes replacement of a 24-inch high-pressure gas distribution main in advance of the City’s intersection improvement project scheduled for next spring.
Golden Valley’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) will host a National Day of Service and Remembrance community event Sept 11, 6-8 pm, at Second Harvest Heartland in Golden Valley. Everyone (age 8 and older) is invited to participate.
Eight members of the Golden Valley Police Department accepted the ice-water challenge Thursday to help raise funds for the Officer Down Memorial Page, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The GVPD officers, each responding to challenges from other officers, endured a backhoe bucket’s worth of ice water, and nominated over a dozen other officers to take part in the challenge.
Because of a conflict with a religious holiday, Golden Valley’s annual Mighty Tidy Clean-Up Day has been rescheduled from Oct 4 to Saturday, Oct 11, 8 am – 1 pm, at Brookview Park. It will feature areas for dumping junk shredding documents and as well as donation stations for Bridging and PRISM.
Golden Valley’s new lawn bowling rinks at Brookview Golf Course will open to the public Aug 15-17, with free play all weekend. Hours will be Fri, Aug 15, 11 am-6 pm; Sat, Aug 16, 9 am-7 pm; and Sun, Aug 17, 9 am-7 pm. All equipment is provided, along with instruction and demos.
For the second consecutive year, Golden Valley is hosting a Battle of the Badges community blood drive Wednesday, Aug 20, 1- 5 pm, at 7800 Golden Valley Rd (check in at the Public Safety Building).
The July 24 grand opening of the new playground at Gearty Park featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned by City Parks and Recreations staff and kids from the Gearty Park Afternoon Playground Group. The celebration included City officials and area residents.