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.
West St. Paul City Council recognized police officers and fire fighters for saving a life, approved a new parking lot design for Heritage, and had another closed session on the Hy-Vee property, among other business.
West St. Paul City Council will consider plans for a new parking lot and parent drop-off loop at Heritage, potential TIF district expansion, and hold another closed meeting to discuss a purchase offer on the Hy-Vee property.
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.
Monday’s City Council meeting will include a change to a big project and progress on several city initiatives, including hiring a new city manager, reducing parking minimums, and economic development plans.