West St. Paul city council chambers

City Council Preview: Jan. 10, 2022

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The first West St. Paul City Council meeting of the year will be short and sweet. There’s no new or old business during the regular meeting, just two resolutions and the consent agenda. The interesting discussions will come during the Open Council Work Session (OCWS) with updates on Thompson Oaks, Annapolis, and redistricting.

  • Thompson Oaks: The city council will get an update on the wetland restoration project through the former Thompson Oaks golf course during (OCWS).
  • Annapolis: There will also be an update on the Annapolis Reconstruction project during OCWS. There are nearly a hundred responses from the online survey and feedback from the first open house to review. No updated designs yet.
  • Redistricting: Council will get an update on the redistricting process during OCWS. Changes to ward boundaries will likely be finalized in March.
  • Charter changes: Several proposed changes to the city charter will be discussed during OCWS before the Charter Commission meets in February. These are relatively minor changes proposed by the city manager that address relaxing meeting requirements and raising cost thresholds that require council approval.
  • Townhomes: The Economic Development Authority (EDA) will have another closed meeting to talk about the potential sale of land on Crawford Drive for townhomes.
  • Donations: The council will accept $30,000 in donations from the South Robert Street Business Association (SRSBA), half for the upcoming Winter Fun Fest and half for locker rooms at the ice arena.
  • Partnership: The local Living Longer and Stronger in West St. Paul group is hoping to partner with AARP, the council will approve seeking membership in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.
  • Routine: The consent agenda includes a number of annual items, including approving the council’s code of ethics, designating a mayor pro tem for the year, etc.

The public can watch the meeting live on Town Square TV or cable TV starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday (5:30 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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