April 22, 2021
Happy Earth Day! We encourage you to celebrate by getting involved with some of our local Earth Week events or just by finding some time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful air, land, and water of our region.
Photo of Barn Bluff in the spring taken by Stephen Escallier
Photo courtesy of Stephen Escallier.
You Ask, We Answer - What is a Recall Process?
Do you have questions about the current recall campaign happening in Red Wing? When you ask, we answer in our newest City Q&A article on the recall process. We let you know what a recall is, how it happens, and what's happened so far in the current campaign.
Read the full Q&A article on our website and contact the Council Administrator with your questions or for more information.
Composting 101 Workshops
Composting is an easy way to reduce your household waste and give your garden or landscaping a boost! The City of Red Wing teamed up with the Prairie Island Green Team to present Composting 101, a perfect way to wrap up this year's Earth Week on April 24. There are three free workshop times to choose from: 8:30 (for the early birds), 10, and 11:30 a.m., all held at the Red Wing Waste Campus.
Registration is free and easy. Everyone who attends--and this is the really fun part--is eligible to win a compost tumbler or a set of fabric grow bags!
City 101 - Touchless Check-out at the Library
Touching things is so 2019. See how the Red Wing Public Library is working to keep COVID-19 OUT while welcoming patrons back IN to the library with a new touchless check-out station. Check it out in this edition of City 101.
RentHelpMN is OPEN for Applications
A new financial resource is available for renters who have fallen behind on rent due to COVID-19. RentHelpMN provides assistance for renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating all the way back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on future rent payments due to the pandemic. You can learn more and apply at renthelpmn.org or by calling the 211 helpline.
Cock-a-doodle-do...or Don't?
You Tell Us!
Whether or not the City Council should approve beekeeping and raising chickens is creating quite the buzz--and we want to know YOUR thoughts. The two proposed zoning changes would include items such as limiting the number of chickens and bees and keeping a certain distance away from the side and back property lines of a lot. The City's zoning inspector would do enforcement. If you haven't already, let the City know what you think by completing our short survey online or mailing it in.
Your Value and Classification Notice
and how it relates to your property taxes
If you're 100% satisfied with the information on the Value and Classification Notice you received in March, you can skip this article! If you don't agree with the valuation amount on your property or have questions, contact the Goodhue County Assessor's Office at 651-385-3040 as soon as possible and their staff will be able to help. Most concerns can be solved with just a phone call, but if you're unable to reach a resolution, the Red Wing Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Visit Goodhue County's website or read the recent City Q&A on property taxes for more details.
When It's Your Turn, Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Stay up to date by following GCHHS on Facebook!
Have you been waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Good news--it's your turn! Goodhue County Health and Human Services has opened vaccinations to all adults age 18 and older and appointments are available NOW. Visit the GCHHS website to:
We'll Save You a Seat (at home)
Arts & Culture Commission Meeting
Meeting virtually via Webex
Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m.
City Council Workshop on Fire Department Relief
Meeting Held Virtually
Monday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
Human Rights Commission Workshop
Meeting virtually via Webex.
Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m.
City Council Meeting
Meeting Held Virtually
Monday, April 26 at 6 p.m.