West St. Paul’s City Council changed law firms for city attorney services for the first time in nearly 30 years. They also discussed an occupancy extension for Net Ministries, with some pushback from a former Council member.
West St. Paul City Council will hire a new city attorney, discuss committee appointments, and discuss an occupancy exception for Net Ministries, as well as hold a public hearing for the sale of bonds for the Hy-Vee property.
Community members packed city hall for a public hearing on a proposed mental health center, which West St. Paul City Council voted unanimously to approve. Council also approved the 2023 budget, approved purchasing the Hy-Vee property, and reviewed the new bike and pedestrian plan.
The community will have a chance to speak on the proposed mental health crisis center at the West St. Paul City Council meeting. Other topics include purchasing the Hy-Vee land, the bike and pedestrian plan, and the final 2023 budget and property tax levy.
The proposed mental health crisis center dominated the meeting, though a public hearing and final vote won’t come until December 12. Other topics included zoning for intoxicating THC specialty stores and the city’s newest K-9.
Long-term development took center stage during West St. Paul’s City Council meeting, including the former Hy-Vee/YMCA property with a proposal for apartments, a sit-down restaurant, and public space, Dakota County’s mental health crisis recovery and treatment center, and a feasibility study for a community center.