June 1, 2018
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This is It. You're Ready to Run.
Every Ward. Everyone.

Tuesday June 5th at 5 p.m. is your last chance to file for the general election. Four Council seats are open. $5 to file. Every ward has an available seat. Wherever you live in the city limits, you have an opportunity. What are you waiting for?
Who has filed so far:
Wards 1&2: Dean Hove
Ward 3: Becky Norton and Ted Seifert
Ward 4: Erin Buss and Ernest Stone
At Large: Christopher Nelson and Laurel Stinson
Next Week!
Work Begins at 3rd & Bush Street Intersection
Pay attention, everyone! One of the most traveled downtown areas is getting a makeover starting Monday, June 4. The 3rd and Bush Street intersection and 3rd Street mid-block crossing by Jordan Court will be closed until the end of July and detours will be in place. Temporary sidewalk boulevards will ensure the area remains open to pedestrians.

The project includes new road pavement, accessible sidewalk ramps and extensions, and new flashing lights at the mid-block crossing. Please be patient. The upgrades are overdue and the results will be fabulous. Get project details by clicking here. Get project updates sent right to your inbox by signing up here.
Money Awarded for Riverfront Trail and
Goodhue County History Center
Great job, everyone!
This is a big deal. Governor Dayton signed the 2018 state bonding bill, which confirms significant funding for two local projects:
  • $616,000 to complete critical repairs at the Goodhue County History Museum; and
  • $550,000 to begin work on the Riverfront Trail segment connecting He Mni Can-Barn Bluff to Colvill Park.
Let the good work begin!
More Good News - More Great Projects
Thanks to a whopping $1.137 million dollar award through the Legacy Parks and Trails grant program, and additional generous funding by the Evelyn Sweasy Charitable Trust, major improvements at He Mni Can-Barn Bluff Park will start next spring.

The project includes revamping the bluff's entrance, making trails more sustainable, and including elements that honor the sacredness of the space to the Dakota people.

Thank you to everyone involved, including the Greater MN Regional Parks and Trails Commission for their grant recommendation. More details to follow.
Making Sense of Dollars & Cents
Budget Workshop
Public Library Foot Room
Monday June 4, 5:30 p.m.
How the City sets priorities and spends money has a big effect on our everyday lives. This workshop will review major elements of the upcoming 2019 budget -- including Council-identified priorities, capital projects, and debt demands -- and review how the City will engage with residents like you throughout the budgeting process. Come down to the Library's Foot Room on Monday at 5:30. Everyone welcome!

What the Library Learned From You

509 people took the library's online planning survey this spring, and respondents named these four areas as top priorities:

1) Materials Collection
2) Child & Teen Programming
3) Accessibility
4) Technology

Library staff will use results in their planning process as they put together their new Strategic Plan coming out in late 2018.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Maybe we could give you a library card as a gift? (Oh yeah, those are free. Go to the library and get one!)
Goats To Gobble Up Invasive Plants
Natural weed control with free organic fertilizer as a by-product? Yes indeed! Around 60 goats will be crunching their way through the invasive plants that threaten parts of Memorial Park. Three paddocks of goats will chomp 19 acres on the park's south side (overlooking Bush Street) from early summer to late fall. Questions? Contact Planning Manager Steve Kohn. Pass the greens, please!
Did You Know?
67% of us in Red Wing voted in the 2016 election--that's above the 55% national average but a bit lower than Goodhue County's rate (72%) or Minnesota's rate (70%).

MARK AUGUST 14th on your calendar now. It's Special Election primary voting day for two vacant City Council seats: Ward 3 and At-Large. Learn more here .
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City Work Available
We're looking for new employees. Click here to read what's available now.
Good Eats on the Street
To find out when and where the food trucks are, click here!
Welcome Food Trucks!
You know it's summer in Red Wing when the food trucks come out. Five separate food trucks are now licensed for business within the city. Check them out the next time you're looking for a bite on the go.
  • Don's Crumble Beef
  • Mosey on Over BBQ
  • The Food Truck
  • Fast Food KKart
  • Mi Casita Latina
Free Lunch and a Better Lawn
Would you like the grass to be greener on your side of the fence? Consider attending this free lunch and seminar on July 31. You'll learn tips and tricks for fertilizing, mowing, and seeding in the most environmentally sound way. You can even get certified by the MPCA.

Registration is limited; click to enroll !
Officer Spotlight
Patrol Officer Chad Steffen
Red Wing is a safer place with Officer Chad Steffen here. Steffen is a state-recognized leader who, in addition to his normal duties, is trained to establish emergency communications in the field during a local disaster. He also keeps abreast of recent advances in equipment and technology so Red Wing can be as safe as possible. Thanks, Officer Steffen!
Tune In
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We'll Save You A Seat
You're invited to these workshops, meetings, and events
Library Board Special Meeting
City Hall Jordan River Room
Monday, June 4 @ 5 p.m.
City Council Budget Workshop
Public Library Foot Room
Monday, June 4 @ 5:30 p.m.
Corrected from last week's City Beat
Port Authority Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, June 5 @ 4:30 p.m.
Heritage Preservation Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, June 6 @ 5:30 p.m.
Red Wing City Council
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, June 11 @ 6:00 p.m.
Housing and Redevelopment Authority
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, June 12 @ 3:30 p.m.
Human Rights Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Thursday, June 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
Mayor's Listening Session
Planning for the 2019 Budget
Public Library - Main Floor
Tuesday, June 19
Anytime between 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Physical & Mental Health Action Team of Red Wing 2040
Public Library Foot Room
Tuesday, June 19 @ 11:30 a.m.
Sheldon Theatre Board
City Council Chambers
Tuesday, June 19 @ 5:15 p.m.
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