The first City Council meeting of 2020 was relatively quiet, with a nod to local baseball and discussions on a community pollinator garden, expanded ice arena, and legislative priorities.
West St. Paul is considering a proposal for a community pollinator garden in a unique mandala shape at the vacant lot on the southern corner of the Smith/Dodd intersection.
The final West St. Paul City Council meeting of the year included a 2020 budget, a climate change resolution, a presentation on the crime map, an appointment, and debate over the proposed apartments at the former K-mart site.
With a week shortened by the Thanksgiving holiday, the West St. Paul City Council had another quick, 20-minute meeting. The official meeting included some routine business as well as a resident rant during citizen comments, with more involved discussions happening during the Open Council Work Session.
Since West St. Paul’s founding in 1889, only seven women have served on City Council.
After two very long meetings in a row, last night’s 20-minute West St. Paul City Council meeting was a welcome breather. The main agenda didn’t include much, though more interesting discussions happened during the Open Council Work Session.