West St. Paul City Council chambers

City Council Preview: Sept. 28, 2020

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It’s mostly routine business for the West St. Paul City Council on Monday night as they award small business grants, discuss Moreland Avenue reconstruction, learn about ranked choice voting, and more.

Standard COVID-19 disclaimer: Limited audience, wear a mask, overflow crowd can watch in the lobby. All meetings are broadcast online and on cable TV. Public comments will be in-person and via call-in.

What’s on the Agenda?

  • Moreland reconstruction: The Open Council Work Session (OCWS) will look at plans for next year’s reconstruction of Moreland Avenue, including filling in some sidewalk gaps. Part of the plan includes narrowing parts of the street, which will improve safety, save costs, and help with stormwater drainage.
  • Ranked choice voting: The OCWS will also hear a presentation on ranked choice voting. The Charter Commission heard this last fall and recommended the City Council be aware of it but weren’t recommending any action.
  • Expanding business: The Canine Coach is expanding and the site plan will come up for a public hearing.
  • Density: The Council will consider increasing the density in our zoning ordinance for multi-family developments. This passed the Planning Commission unanimously.
  • Grants: Money from the CARES Act will be awarded to 21 small businesses in West St. Paul through the small business grants.
  • Resolving the fence: The Economic Development Authority (EDA) will sell 10 feet of land from 1010 Dodd to an adjacent property to resolve an errant fence.

The public can watch the meeting live on Town Square TV or cable channel 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2020 (5 p.m. for the OCWS meeting).

If you’re not able to attend the meeting in person, you can always use our coloring pages to imagine you’re there.

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