We can thank the YMCA for the Garlough Park picnic shelter, due to a 1994 deal with the golf course that went through despite neighborhood opposition.
After being shut down last year, the West St. Paul city pool is back and will open on Saturday, June 12.
While the regular West St. Paul City Council meeting was cut short due to an emergency declaration and curfew, the work session included heated debate on the Black Lives Matter mural.
The West St. Paul City Council had little on the regular meeting agenda, but did approve a new committee appointment process, learn about Crusader Ave. construction in 2022, and a new pool contract with the YMCA. A council member also took heat for recent comments at the virtual town hall.
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.
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.