News By Month: November 2013

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.  Read More

If you’re looking to help out and get involved in your community, the City of Golden Valley has several volunteer opportunities available over the next few months. Read More

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. Read More

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.

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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. Read More

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). Read More

To help encourage thought and discussion, the Golden Valley Human Rights Commission (HRC) will host a movie night to kick off its new “HRC Conversations” program. The first HRC Movie Night event will be Nov. 21, 6:30 pm, in the City Hall Council Chambers, and will feature a film on bullying. It’s free and open to the public. Read More

Golden Valley’s Bottineau Light Rail Transit (LRT) Planning Advisory Committee will meet Dec 5, 6 pm, at Golden Valley City Hall, to discuss the LRT, recent walking tours, and to get an update on Hennepin County’s Station Area Planning process for the proposed Bottineau Transitway. Read More

This week on the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project, tunnel crews will begin stringing 18-inch force main carrier pipe under I-394.

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Results of Golden Valley’s Nov 5 election were certified by its canvassing board Nov 12, naming Larry Fonnest, Steve Schmidgall, and Andy Snope as newly elected City Council members. Read More