May 11, 2018
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Every Ward. Everyone.
Red Wing, we're voting for FOUR City Council seats and the dates to file are almost here. Anyone interested in running must file between May 22 and June 5.

Open slots are At-Large; Wards 1&2 Combined; Ward 3; and Ward 4. Click here to see ward locations. Terms are 4 years from Jan. 2019 to Jan. 2023.

Why should you care about City Council elections? Click here to find out.

It's definitely an unusual schedule this year. Find out key dates here for the special & general elections. Questions? Call Teri Swanson at 651-385-3615.
This is your time. You can do this.

Interested candidates
must file between
May 22 - June 5, 2018

3rd & Plum Intersection Getting a Face Lift
During the course of the bridge project, the intersection of 3rd and Plum will be transformed from a loud truck thoroughfare into a quieter, walkable spot. Some of the first fixes happen next week when the corners at Liberty's and the community parking lot will get accessible sidewalk ramps. Traffic will be one lane on Monday only, then slow the rest of the week. Be patient - it will be worth the wait!
Your New City Website: Your Ideas
We're creating a whole new City website, and we want your feedback since it's for you! Come see the new draft design and tell us what you like and what it still needs. Help us make it the best it can be for all residents.

Come either of these dates:
T ues. May 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. OR
Wed. May 16, 11:30 - 12:30
Public Library Foot Room
New City Positions Open
We're looking for new seasonal and non-seasonal full-time employees. Click here to read what's available right now.
Fire Station #2 Ground Breaking
U.S. House Passes Nuclear Storage Bill
More than 40 dry-storage casks currently hold spent nuclear fuel at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant. On May 10th, the federal government came a step closer to following through on their promise to remove and dispose of that fuel when it passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act in the U.S. House by a vote of 340-72. FAST FACTS: 121 communities in 39 states store spent nuclear fuel. Mayor Sean Dowse says, "This is a common-sense step to getting a storage solution that works for all of us." Next...on to the Senate.
Treat the Trees: Keep the Beetles at Bay
The Emerald Ash Borer beetles are coming to dinner and your trees are hosting. To make sure all our ash trees aren't destroyed, the City is working with Rainbow Tree Care. They'll treat your trees, as well, for a discount while they're here. Call Rainbow Tree Care at 952-767-6920 for details .
Getting the Goals Right
We've been meeting with businesses, stakeholders, and more than 200 residents who came out to the Red Wing 2040 Open House two weeks ago. We now have a working list of visions and goals for the 10 topic areas of a thriving community. Read through them here .

Next Steps: Meeting with groups to firm up specific initiatives and hold meetings at community sites that need redevelopment. Stay tuned!
Did You Know?
The number of people who ride the bus jumped 72% from 2005 to 2016. Transit is crucial for many in Red Wing, especially the 7.4% of us without a vehicle.

Want to know more facts about who we are and where we live? Read the full Red Wing Report Card .
Boom! Tuesday the 21st at Twin Bluff
If you hear cannon fire on Tuesday, May 21st, don't be alarmed. Twin Bluff Middle School students will be participating in civil war re-enactment education stations, and cannons will go off every 45 minutes during the school day. Questions? Call Police Chief Roger Pohlman at 267-2610.
Bike Rodeo on Saturday
Saturday, May 12th 9-11 a.m.
Law Enforcement Center
430 West 6th Street
Come to the Police Department's Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. and you might be going home with a brand new bike! Join our police officers, the Elks Club, and the Red Wing Freemasons for a fun morning of biking and safety training. Free food and beverages and lots of brand new bikes for prizes. See you there!
New Housing Project a Possibility
If you're someone looking for housing for yourself, an employee, or a family member, you'll want to hear about this. A new proposal being reviewed includes new housing units for a range of ages & incomes totaling 230 apartments and 64 town homes over three years in the Mayo-Red Wing area. Keller-Baartman Properties LLC is leading the endeavor, which includes a request to City Council for tax increment financing (TIF). Read about the project here. To learn more about TIF, click here.
Have an Opinion? Participate!
May 15: Review by Planning Commission
May 29 : Public Hearing at City Council to
establish TIF Plan and TIF District
June 12: HRA votes on project
June 25: City Council votes on project
Thursdays on He Mni Can/Barn Bluff
Join our park naturalists Thursdays May 17th and 31th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for a hike up the bluff. Learn about bluff history, native birds, invasive species, wildflowers, and more. All ages welcome. Learn more about activities on bluffs all summer long on the park naturalists' Facebook page.
Where Should Walking Be Easier?
It's your last chance to take our sidewalk ramp survey! Where should we have more accessible sidewalks? Tell us.

Cities are required to add them--where do we need them most?
Who's Behind the Camera?
Patrick Harris, Audio Visual Technician
We’ve been talking a lot about City Council lately, but here’s one aspect of the Council you may not have thought about. While everyone else is talking up front, Patrick Harris is working in back recording so anyone can watch from home. Patrick films and edits all kinds of City material for Channel 6, Facebook, YouTube, and more. If you’ve seen anything we’ve produced, you’ve seen Patrick’s hard work. Thanks, Patrick!  
Tune In
Click here and scroll down to Archived Videos. Then find your meeting from the list, scroll to the right side of the screen, and click "Video." Two restrictions: Most browsers work  except  Chrome, and the page is not mobile friendly yet. These issues will be fixed later this year.
We'll Save You A Seat
You're invited to these workshops, meetings, and events
Library Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, May 14 @ 5 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, May 14 @ 6 p.m.
Sheldon Theatre
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, May 15 @ 5:15 p.m.
Advisory Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, May 15 @ 7 p.m.
Public Hearing: Levee Park Riverboat Docking Improvements;
City Hall Council Chambers
During Advisory Planning Meeting
Tuesday, May 15 @ 7 p.m.
Hearing on specific design work will happen later this summer.
Public Hearing: Construction of a Small-Group Fitness Facility to be built at 1499 Hay Creek Valley Road;
City Hall Council Chambers
During Advisory Planning Meeting
Tuesday, May 15 @ 7 p.m.
Public Hearing: Variance for Property at 931 Aurora Circle;
City Hall Council Chambers
During Advisory Planning Meeting
Tuesday, May 15 @ 7 p.m.
Your New City Website: Your Ideas
Red Wing Public Library Foot Room
2 dates to chose from:
Tuesday, May 15 @ 6:30 p.m. OR
Wednesday, May 16 @ 11:30 a.m
The Environment Action Team Workshop - Red Wing 2040
Red Wing Public Library Foot Room
Wednesday, May 16 @ 6 to 8 p.m.
Attendees will work on deciding initiatives and metrics for the renewable energy segment of 2040.
Neighborhood Alleys Reconstruction Meeting
Red Wing Public Library Foot Room
Thursday, May 17 @ 6 p.m.
Regarding alleys between 4th & 5th Streets/Fulton & Dakota and at 3rd & 4th Streets/Hill & Franklin
Red Wing School Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, May 21 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sustainability Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, May 22 @ 5:30 p.m.
Fire Station #2 Groundbreaking Ceremony
Corner of Highwoods Trail & Moundview Drive
Tuesday, May 22 @ 6 p.m.
Human Rights Commission Workshop
City Hall Annex Building, 419 Bush Street (previously called Ignite Bldg.)
Thursday, May 24 @ 6 p.m.
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