The City’s curbside recycling provider requests that residents stop putting plastic bags in their recycling bins. The bags have been breaking down and backing up the sorting machines. Republic Services will be looking for solutions to the problem, but for now, you can drop off plastic bags at one of several participating locations, which include Target, Walmart, and Lowe’s, for proper recycling.
With the Home Remodeling Fair set for Feb 21 and spring projects on the horizon, City officials want to remind residents to get their construction permits early. One of the easiest ways to ensure the project goes smoothly is to plan ahead, so please visit City Inspections first thing to get complete information about how long it takes to obtain required permits, inspections, or variances before you hire and schedule contractors.
Please keep in mind parking is prohibited on public streets after a snowfall of at least two inches until snow has stopped falling and the street has been plowed to the curb (or edge of the street if there is no curb). In addition, the City’s winter parking ordinance does not allow on-street parking between midnight and 6 am daily from Nov 1 through March 31.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is hosting an open house Feb 10, 4-6 pm, to provide information about future improvements planned for Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 and Hwy 62. The event will be at Hopkins High School, 2400 Lindbergh Dr, Minnetonka.
The City of Golden Valley will hold an open house and public hearing Tues, Feb 2, to review the $1.5 billion proposal for the planned METRO Blue Line Extension LRT project. The open house will be from 6-7 pm at City Hall, followed by a public hearing at 7 pm. The City Council will then officially vote on municipal consent Tues, Feb 16.
The West Metro Home Remodeling Fair has something for everyone, from the first-time do-it-yourselfer to those looking to hire experts. It’s set for Feb 21, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, at the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins (one mile west of Hwys 7 and 169). And this year the Fair debuts a brand new website.
Precinct caucuses will be held March 1, 2016. To find the location of your precinct caucus (available the week of Feb 8, 2016) and learn more about the process, visit the Caucus Finder on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
The City of Golden Valley has a vacancy on its Civil Service Commission effective Feb 2, 2016 for a term that expires May 1, 2018. Application deadline is Feb 12, 2016.
Golden Valley’s City Council meeting next week will be held Wed, Jan 20 instead of Tues, Jan 19 to accommodate a Metro Blue Line Extension LRT (Bottineau Light Rail Transit) public hearing Jan 19 in Minneapolis. The Golden Valley City Council will hold its own LRT public hearing Tues, Feb 2.