This week West St. Paul held their first ever virtual City Council meeting in response to the social distancing required by the coronavirus. The biggest issue was a proposed repeal of the prevailing wage ordinance, which was ultimately denied.
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.
Last night’s West St. Paul City Council meeting ran three hours and 53 minutes, the longest meeting of 2019 by far and the longest meeting in recent years. The discussion around the proposed apartment complex on the former golf course led to such a long meeting.
The West St. Paul city council held six public hearings, passed Tobacco 21, and heard complaints from residents about assessments and the relocation of the YMCA.
The West St. Paul city council meeting included passing several changes about garbage hauling, pet licenses, and the I/I ordinance—but the most important issues came during the EDA meeting and two potential developments.