An icy surface turns walking into a hazard, so naturally people do what they can to melt away the slick onslaught of winter.
When people use salt to melt ice and spread sand to create better traction, they may not realize it can have harmful environmental effects if washed into storm sewers and then into streams and lakes. Metro area waters have become increasingly salty since the early 1950s, and chloride is the culprit.**
The City of Golden Valley has declared a snow emergency starting at 12:01 am Thursday, Dec 5.
Nobody likes to tell their neighbors: “I have the ugliest bathroom in the west Metro.”
“That’s not exactly an honor,” says Susan Bloyer, of St. Louis Park, winner of last year’s Operation Rescue Room contest. “But you don’t always have your dream house when you’re on a budget. We did the best we could when we bought the house, and there was one particular element of it that had not been done well.” And that was the home’s only bathroom.
This week on the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project, tunnel crews will push the 4-inch guide rod through the northernmost I-394 tunnel then begin pushing the 16-inch auger pipe.
The City of Golden Valley is hosting an informational open house as part of a planning study for the future Bassett Creek Regional Trail. It’s scheduled for Wednesday, Dec 11, 5-7 pm, in the East Lobby Atrium at the Courage Kenny Institute (Courage Center), 3915 Golden Valley Rd.
Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, recycling collection for residents in the gray service area will be delayed until Sat, Nov 30, instead of the usual Friday collection. Residents who live in the blue service area will not see any service changes.
This week on the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project, tunnel crews will continue to backfill the receiving pit of the middle I-394 tunnel so work can move to the north I-394 tunnel after Thanksgiving.
If you want to help with the Toys for Tots drive, bring new, unwrapped toys to the Golden Valley Police Department at 7800 Golden Valley Road (open 24 hours a day) between Nov 24 and Dec 19 (at 3 pm). Don’t forget gifts for older kids and teens. For 18 years, the GVPD has led regional law enforcement agencies in a unique approach to the Toys for Tots donation effort.
The Golden Valley Human Rights Commission (HRC) is accepting nominations for the Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award, which recognizes community members who work to build an environment that promotes fair and equal treatment for everyone. Know of someone deserving of this recognition? The deadline to submit a nomination for him or her is Dec. 1 (fill out online nomination form here).