This week’s virtual West St. Paul City Council meeting was punctuated by moments of silence amid some good news of proclamations and recognitions as well as the not-so-usual business of COVID-19 response.
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.
Monday’s meeting will be physically closed to the public but interaction happening virtually. Business includes a repeal of the prevailing wage ordinance, the North Gateway project, and more.
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.
Hy-Vee bought the YMCA and construction begins in fall 2019. The YMCA has a temporary location and but has not finalized a permanent location.