September 5, 2018
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We're Up to Six!
City Council members enthusiastically welcomed newly-elected members Ralph Rauterkus (At-Large seat) and Becky Norton (Ward 3 seat) during the last City Council meeting on August 27. Rauterkus and Norton each won seats through the August 14 Special Election, bringing the current number of Council members up to six.

Watch the swearing-in ceremony and hear opening remarks from Red Wing's newest representatives.

Rauterkus and Norton will hold their seats through the remainder of 2018 and be on the ballot for the General Election (voting day is November 6). The General Election determines who fills seats from 2019 through 2022.
This Monday: Share Your Thoughts With Council
Graffiti / Painting on He Mni Can - Barn Bluff
Do you have opinions about graffiti / painting on the rock face of He Mni Can - Barn Bluff? Then come to the Public Forum this Monday, Sept. 10 , 2018, at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, and share your thoughts with Council members. ( You can also write to Council members instead of speaking in public if you want. )

See background on the topic here : http://www.red-wing.org/800/Graffiti-Policy-Discussion .

You'll find Council members' email addresses here http://www.red-wing.org/381/City-Council .

Call 651-385-3618 or 651-212-3812 with questions.

Forum will be held during the regular City Council meeting at the start of General Business (after the consent agenda). Council may or may not vote on this issue on this date.
PUBLIC FORUM
He Mni Can - Barn Bluff
Graffiti / Painting Policy

Monday, September 10
6:00 p.m. City Council Chambers
315 West 4th Street, Red Wing
Dispose Your Toppled Trees for Free
It's hard to see those tattered trunks and ripped roots all over town. The recent storm with 80-mile-per-hour gusts left lots of damage in its wake, and folks are still cleaning up. Remember that help from the City's Solid Waste Campus is here offering free disposal and curbside removal of storm-damaged trees through this Friday, September 8. Read details here. Good-bye, trees. We're sad to see you go.
Share Your Vision for Old West Main Street
Join the more than 600 people who've already taken the Old West Main Street survey. The area is getting a makeover starting in 2021, but the planning starts now. Take this short survey to tell us your priorities and how you want the street to look. We'll report back on the findings and use your feedback in next year's planning process. Help make Old West Main what you want it to be!
Hitting a Home Run
$6,000 to Feed Hungry Kids
The Red Wing Police and Fire Departments kept their eyes on the ball during this year's Guns versus Hoses baseball game. The Fire Department technically won with a score of 16 to 14, but with $6,000 raised for United Way's Packing for the Weekend program, everyone's a winner. The Packing for the Weekend program provides simple meals for students to take home so no child or teen is hungry over the weekend. Thank you, teams. You and our local United Way are heroes on and off the ball field!
Brewing Up Library History
Friends of the Library want to lure you with food and drink to raise funds and publish a new book -- the story of our local library's history. We say cheers to that! Tickets for the library's Harvest Tea on October 20 are on sale now. With fragrant tea, finger sandwiches, and fluffy scones from Wisteria Twig, donating a few dollars is easy (and tasty). Visit the library for tickets today.
Splashing by Spring
The good news? We're still getting a splash pad next to the Athletic Field playground. The bad news? Splashing will have to wait until spring. (The necessary legal contracts took longer than anticipated to complete.) Equipment arrives this month, though, and construction should be finished by November. Thanks again to the Red Wing Area Fund for donating the dollars for this project. Red Wing's first splash pad is almost here!
One Hour Per Week. One Huge Impact for Life.
Do you have an hour a week to give? It could make a big difference in the life of a local student. Red Wing Youth Outreach  has created a successful mentoring program to help fifth through twelfth graders, but they need your help. Although 45 adults have already signed up, they need 43 more volunteers to fill the need. Could you become a mentor and fill the gap? Learn what's involved in this clip from Youth Outreach's presentation to the City Council and see if being a mentor would be right for you.
Be a Mentor Today
Contact Mandy @ 651-468-5677
Thanks, Sargent's!

A patch of grassy land between the historic boat houses and the Bay Point roundabout holds two benches but not much more. Soon, thanks to Dave Lewis and the whole team at Sargent's Nursery, the spot will be a great place to stop along the Riverfront Trail and enjoy the scenery. In honor of Sargent's 90th anniversary, nursery staff have designed a small garden with trees, low-maintenance plantings, and pavers. They'll also donate plants and labor next spring when the new garden takes shape. Red Wing is lucky to have so many folks who donate their time and talents to make our city beautiful. Thanks again, Sargent's!
The ABCs of the Planning Commission
Here's your city nugget of the day. The Advisory Planning Commission makes a big difference in things you see around town. It guides how Red Wing develops and uses available land and has its finger on all kinds of economic development. Take two minutes to learn what they do. Maybe it would be a good fit for you.
Climbing the Ladder
The Red Wing Fire Department turned out in force to support their co-workers at the most recent City Council meeting. Firefighters Luke O'Reilly, Ryan Lystad, Gabe Kinney, Emanuel Morales, Kim Olander, Michael Babb, Josh Johnholz, Matt Lenz, and Mark Traynor all received recognition for significant achievements. Congratulations!
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 workshops, meetings, and events
Bridge Update
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, Sept. 5 @ Noon
Airport Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, Sept. 5 @ 4:00 p.m.
Library Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, Sept. 10 @ 4:30 p.m.
Public Forum: He Mni Can - Barn Bluff Graffiti Policy
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, Sept. 10 @ 6:00 p.m.
Part of the regular Council meeting after the consent agenda.
City Council
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, Sept. 10 @ 6 p.m.
Housing & Redevelopment Authority
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, Sept. 11 @ 3:30 p.m.
City Council Budget Workshop
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, Sept. 12 @ 5:30 p.m.
City Council Special Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, Sept. 12 @ 6:30 p.m.
This issue of City Beat is produced by City of Red Wing staff members Melissa Hill, Michelle Leise, and Patrick Harris.
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