West St. Paul City Council chambers

City Council Preview: May 10, 2021

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The West St. Paul City Council will meet on Monday for the first official meeting with new City Manager Nate Burkett and a light agenda.

2022 Street Project

The lone item on the regular agenda is approving the 2022 street improvement project, which is the $1.6 million reconstruction of Crusader Avenue and the Humboldt Avenue cul-de-sac. This project will add sidewalk to the north side of the road. A public hearing will happen on June 14.

Parking Minimums

During the Open Council Work Session (OCWS), Council will discuss reducing parking minimums. They already talked about reducing parking during site plan review, but staff wants to reduce ordinance requirements to give developers more direction. The proposal is to reduce big box parking requirements by 30%.

Other Items on the Agenda:

  • No Mow May: The Council will pass a resolution supporting No Mow May, an effort to protect pollinator habitat.
  • Arbor Day: Another resolution will declare May 10, 2021 as Arbor Day, and May as Arbor Month in West St Paul. Arbor Day was celebrated nationally on April 30, 2021.

The public can watch the meeting live on Town Square TV or cable TV starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday (6 p.m. for the OCWS).

If you’re unable to attend in person, you can always use our coloring pages to imagine you’re there.

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    1. The homeowner with that sign was given a 30-day notice to remove the sign, which is standard practice. I don’t know the exact day the notice went out, but I’d imagine they have another week or two.

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