National Night Out/Night to Unite
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
Planning Commission Meeting - Agenda
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.
New Hope City Hall
Sign up for Safety Camp
New Hope Safety Camp teaches kids about safety in a fun, engaging day camp setting. This year’s camp will be August 12-14 at Civic Center Park, 44th and Xylon avenues in New Hope. The program is open to kids entering grades 3 to 5 in September. Camp is in session from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with activities scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Safety topics will include fire safety, water safety, sports safety, electrical safety and many more. For more information or to register, call the New Hope Parks and Recreation office at 763-531-5151. (more...)
OMBT performs Into the Woods
at the New Hope Outdoor Theatre
Off Broadway Musical Theatre (OBMT) is presenting the musical “Into the Woods” at New Hope Outdoor Theatre. Performances of Into the Woods begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from July 24 to August 9. Because seating is limited, guests are encouraged to arrive early. A free will donation of $4 per person is suggested. The New Hope Outdoor Theatre is located at 4401 Xylon Ave. N. (just west of City Hall). For more information, visit www.obmt.org. (more...)
Nominate a neighbor for a RAVE! award
Does your neighbor have a beautiful garden or yard, or did they recently complete a nice home improvement project? Why not nominate them for a New Hope RAVE! Award? Any residential property in New Hope is eligible to be nominated for a RAVE! Award. And, anyone in New Hope is welcome to submit as many nominations as they like.
To nominate someone for a RAVE! Award, download a nomination form from the city’s website, www.ci.new-hope.mn.us/rave, or call 763-531-5114. The deadline for nominations has been extended to August 15. (more...)
Enter your best New Hope photos
in the In Focus photo contest
The In Focus photo contest gives New Hope photographers an opportunity to show their skills and highlight some of the things that make New Hope special. Photos may be entered in one of three main categories: people, places, or nature. There are also two special categories for youth ages 16 and under and a People's Choice award chosen by residents. Anyone who lives or works in New Hope can participate in the contest and photos must be taken somewhere in the city. For a complete list of contest rules and a entry form, visit www.ci.new-hop.mn.us/rave. The deadline for entries is August 15 (more...)
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Nextdoor.com launches in New Hope
The city of New Hope is working in partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to help improve neighbor-to-neighbor communications and communications between the city and its neighborhoods.
With Nextdoor, New Hope residents can join private neighborhood websites to share information. Neighbors can use their Nextdoor website to share recommendations for a babysitter or a plumber, ask to borrow a ladder, organize a neighborhood gathering, find a lost pet, or share information about suspicious activity in the neighborhood. (more...)
Become a West Metro Firefighter
West Metro Fire Rescue District is currently recruiting part-time paid, on-call firefighters. Additional information is available by contacting Joel Nelson at 763-230-7007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for firefighter applications is August 12.
Ron Clark Construction breaks ground on Compass Pointe apartments
Representatives from Ron Clark Construction, the city of New Hope and the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency broke ground on Compass Pointe, a 68-unit apartment complex on the southwest corner of 62nd and West Broadway on Friday, June 26. The project, which is being built on formerly city-owned property with federal tax credits obtained through the MHFA, will have a total value of about $13 million.
New Hope EDA approves Hy-Vee term sheet
In late June, the New Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved a term sheet with Anderson-KM Builders, LLC and Hy-Vee Inc. for the sale of the 13.3 acres of city-owned property at 4200/4300 Xylon Avenue N. The EDA also authorized the preparation of a purchase and development agreement. In a related action the New Hope City Council passed a resolution formally supporting the inclusion of a gas station and convenience store as part of the Hy-Vee master plan.
The term sheet specifies that Hy-Vee will purchase the former Kmart site, Wells Fargo drive-through site and parking lot site at 4200/4300 Xylon Avenue N. for $3,725,000. The city will retain a small, .052 acre parcel at the corner of Xylon Avenue and 42nd avenues for use as a public plaza. The term sheet calls for the closing on the sale of the property to occur by September 30, 2014. (more...)
Four candidates file for New Hope City Council
Four candidates filed for city council member in the city of New Hope by the filing deadline on June 3. The candidates for city council are:
- John A. Elder
- Jonathan D. London
- Louis D. Oswalt
- Daniel Stauner
Because fewer than five candidates filed for the two open city council seats, there is no need for a local primary election. Candidates for federal, state and district court offices will be on the primary election ballot on
August 12. A sample ballot for the primary is available online at mnvotes.org.
New Hope outdoor pool is open
New Hope’s Milton C. Honsey outdoor pool is open for the season through Sunday, August 17. Pool hours are 1 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 7 p.m. on weekends and July 4. Daily pool admission is $8 per person, $6 after 5 p.m., or a 10-admission coupon book is just $60. Season pool passes are available that are also good at the Crystal pool. The final session of Red Cross certified swimming classes for age 3 through level 6 begin on July 28. The New Hope pool is located just south of New Hope City Hall at 4301 Xylon Avenue North. Call the New Hope Parks and Recreation office at 763-531-5151 for more information.
Yard waste site is open
As you begin to spruce up your lawn and landscaping after its long winter nap, remember that the Maple Grove yard waste site accepts and recycles leaves, grass, brush and branches. The site, located at 14796 101st Ave. N., opens for the season on April 1. The site is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. through November 30. Visit www.mgyardwaste.com or call 763-420-4886 for directions and details about materials accepted.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Management Report
The 2013 City of New Hope Audit will be officially presented at the Council meeting on May 27. Once the audit is accepted by the Council, it will be forwarded to the state.
The city received a clean audit opinion. Links to amanagement report on the audit and the 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) are provided below:
Farmers Market on Saturday mornings
The New Hope Community Farmers Market season is from June 21 to October 4. The market, which features about 70 vendors, is a great place to get farm-fresh vegetables and fruits. It’s also a good place to browse the handiwork of local artists and crafters, discover some locally prepared foods, and listen to home-spun entertainment.The market will again be held in the former Kmart lot, across from New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Avenue N. For more information, visit www.newhopemarket.org.
New Hope City Services Survey now available online
New Hope's 2014 City Services Survey is now available online. The survey is part of the city's participation in the state's Performance Measurement Program for cities and counties. This is the fourth year that New Hope is conducting a survey to assess residents' satisfaction with core city services including police, fire, streets, water, parks and recreation services, and more. The 12-question, multiple-choice survey is available on Survey Monkey here. New Hope residents should complete only one copy of the survey per adult resident. The survey will remain online until July 31. A summary of survey results will be published this fall.
State of the City Presentation
The city of New Hope, in cooperation with the Twin West Chamber of Commerce, held a State of the City event on Thursday, February 13. City manager Kirk McDonald provided highlights of City activities in 2013 and looked forward to significant projects in 2014. The presentation is available for on demand online viewing here. The presentation will also be rebroadcast following the February city council meetings on Comcast cable channel 16. To view the Powerpoint presentation (in pdf format), follow the link below.
State of the City Powerpoint
2013 Water Quality Report
The Minnesota Department of Health requires water suppliers, including the city of New Hope, to prepare annual water Consumer Confidence Reports to report the water quality for the previous year. To read New Hope's 2013 report, click on the link below.
2013 Water Quality Report