The West St. Paul City Council approved a resolution encouraging mask wearing, ran into confusion over prevailing wage requirements on city projects, and took the first step to reduce the number of required public hearings.
With the omicron variant of COVID-19 surging, West St. Paul City Council will consider enforcing a mask mandate. Other agenda items include ordinance changes to require fewer public hearings and allow free-standing solar power units, as well as appointing residents to city committees.
West St. Paul City Council waded into an unexpected debate over ward representation on the Planning Commission. Other topics included medical clinic denial and approval, city hall improvements, sidewalks and trails, and some important recognitions.
City hall renovations and new sidewalk/trails are on the agenda, as well as some conflict over medical clinic permits and a Planning Commission appointment.
The West St. Paul City Council discussed the police response to mental health and economic development strategy, as well as approved expansions to where liquor stores and tattoo shops can locate. They also approved a 2022 street reconstruction project over neighbor complaints.
The original West St. Paul city hall from 1890 compared to the current city hall in 2020.