West St. Paul

City Council Preview: May 11, 2020

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The West St. Paul City Council will meet on Monday for their regular meeting and an Economic Development Authority (EDA) meeting. Both meetings will be held virtually with no in-person public attendance.

What’s on the Agenda?

  • Food truck ordinance: The Council will consider a new ordinance regulating food trucks. There currently aren’t a lot of guidelines, so this gives more specifics. One point to tweak might be the prohibition on food trucks within 300 feet of a permanent food establishment. That would minimize food truck locations along Robert Street. This is a first reading, so there is no public comment. That will come at the next meeting, assuming the Council approves the ordinance.
  • Thompson Oaks townhouses: At the last EDA meeting they approved the sale of a portion of the former Thompson Oaks golf course for townhouses. However, a public hearing is required, so they’re holding the hearing on Monday.
  • FoodSmith grant: The new bistro pub that opened for a week before the pandemic shutdown is applying for a grant to help with exterior improvements, including a handicap accessible ramp and patio.

The public can watch the meeting live on Town Square TV or cable channel 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. There will be a call-in number displayed on the screen to allow for citizen comments and public hearings.

You can always use our coloring pages to imagine you’re at the council chambers in person.

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