December 13, 2018
Baby, it's cold outside!
Winter is here and so is the snow. Stay up to date on snow emergencies and parking options when snow emergencies are in affect on our website and Channel 6.
Red Wing Reminds Us of Our Rights
Thanks to resident Susan Forsythe for her vision on this project. A standing ovation goes to teacher Sheena Tisland, who sang beautifully for
this video.
Who do you know in this video? Take a look and find out! Dozens of local people got together with the Human Rights Commission to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This month, the HRC encourages you to watch this video, share it, read the full rights, and think of others who don't yet have the rights they deserve.

Draft of Red Wing 2040 Now Online!
We want your comments before the final draft is complete.
Read the Red Wing 2040 Community Plan draft and connect with us to offer your comments and suggestions. What do think is missing? What could be better? Edits are still being made and we want to hear from you!

The 2040 web page shows the plan divided by chapters so you can easily look at the sections most important to you. Read the draft here. The page will direct you how to give feedback.
Upholding the Rights for All Locally
City Council voted unanimously to support Resolution 7311, which re-commits Red Wing to making sure city policies and practices are fair and just for everyone. It also states the Human Rights Commission, together with the community, will monitor local, state, and federal policies and alert Council members if there are issues or concerns with how these policies negatively affect local people.
City Budget Set for 2019
City Council members approved the 2019 budget Monday night, setting the collectible tax levy at $20,281,443. This represents a $2.9 million (13%) reduction over the 2018 property tax levy, but some property owners will still see some tax increases. Want all the details?

The budget passed by a 4-3 vote with Council members Brown, Hove, Norton, and Rauterkus approving. Council members Becker, Beise, and Buss voted nay. Budgeting for 2020 starts early next year.
Solid Waste Campus Updates
What have the Solid Waste Campus folks been up to? A lot! At its latest meeting, the City Council passed a motion that will allow this division of Public Works to undergo significant building improvements and operational enhancements, including the replacement of the incinerator building. This is a milestone in a years-long project to make the facility sustainable and efficient for decades to come. Watch the video for more details.
If This Bluff Could Talk
It's one of Red Wing's most prominent landmarks: He Mni Can [Heh-Meh-NEE-Cha] - Barn Bluff, and everyone has a story to tell. Artist and designer Marlena Myles is taking the helm on a new project called "If This Bluff Could Talk," a community-driven collaboration that will record and illustrate the many and varied stories of the bluff through the experiences of residents and community members. This project is made possible by partnerships with Forecast Public Art, Live Healthy Red Wing, a Creative Placemaking Partnership Steering Committee, and the City of Red Wing. Get thinking of your story now !
Hikers, This One's for You
A.P. Anderson Park gets 15-acre expansion
One of Red Wing’s major parks is about to get a bit bigger. On December 10, 2018, City Council accepted the donation of a 15-acre lot located adjacent to A. P. Anderson Park. The land donation coincides with objectives of the almost-final Red Wing 2040 Community Plan. The city is excited at this opportunity to expand opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, climbing, and more in the months to come.
Save Money and Our Water with Smart Salting
Salting sidewalks and driveways is a necessity, but overdoing it can cost you more money and contaminate our freshwater sources. Remember, the salt we use washes into our lakes and rivers. It takes just one teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water. Not only does the salt pollute water and harm fish and aquatic wildlife, it's also damaging to plants, soils, pets, and surfaces. Use these tips to stop salt pollution and save yourself some money:
  • Shovel. Clear off the snow before it turns to ice.
  • Sprinkle. Aim for 3 inches between salt granules and only use in critical areas.
  • Sand. Below 15° C salt doesn’t melt ice. Switch to sand.
  • Sweep. Sweep up any leftover salt or sand and reuse it!
All in a Day's Work
As the City's Special Projects Manager, Brian Peterson has a hand in just about everything going on in Red Wing. On any given day, he could be managing multiple special projects for the city, reviewing plans, or checking up on the progress of projects already in the works. For about a year, Brian has been working on one of Red Wing's major projects--the Red Wing 2040 Community Plan. He's also had a role in the beautiful art banners along Main Street, which were installed earlier this year. Thank you, Brian, for all your hard work behind the scenes of Red Wing!
Did You Miss That Meeting?
Now you can watch any City meeting on demand, 24-hours a day, through our website. Click here, then scroll down to Available Archives to see the meeting of your choice. Want to see what’s playing on Channel 6 right now? We offer a live stream through our website.  Just click the “Channel 6” button to watch on any device.
We'll Save You a Seat
You're invited to these meetings and events
Red Wing School District Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, December 17 @ 5:30 p.m.
Advisory Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, December 18 @ 7 p.m.
Community Recreation Joint Powers Board Workshop
City Hall Council Chambers
Thursday, December 20 @ 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Holiday - City Offices Closed
City Hall, Community Development, and the Public Library will be CLOSED Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

Human Rights Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Thursday, December 20 @ 7 p.m.
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