Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting - Agenda
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 p.m., New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave. N
City Council Meeting - Packet
Monday, March 10, 2014, 7 p.m., New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave. N
EDA Meeting - Packet
Monday, March 10, 2014, New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave. N
Firefighters Fighting Hunger - March 1-15
West Metro Fire’s fourth annual “Firefighters Fighting Hunger!” food drive is March 1 through 15. The firefighters are collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations to benefi t the Emergency Foodshelf Network. Items can be dropped off at Station
3 in New Hope, 4251 Xylon Ave. N., on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or anytime crews are present. The food drive will culminate with a special event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., West Metro food drive on Saturday, March 15. Stop by one of West Metro’s fire stations to drop off a donation, take a tour of the facility, and meet your hometown firefighters. Or, if you’re going shopping that day, West Metro will have fire vehicles at Almsteds Fresh Market, the Crystal Aldi, the Cub Foods in Crystal and east Plymouth, and the Target in Crystal. Visit www.wmfrd.org or call 763-230-7007 for more information.
City Council approves Compass Pointe apartments
The New Hope City Council approved the preliminary and final plat and the final Planned Unit Development (PUD) site plan for construction of a 68-unit apartment building at 6113 West Broadway Avenue by Ron Clark Construction and Design. (more...)
Council passes resolution supporting Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
The New Hope City Council approved a resolution supporting and agreeing to actively participate in the Quad Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program at its meeting on February 24. (more...)
Redevelopment concepts for New Hope's City Center
Three developers presented their concepts for redevelopment of the former Kmart site at a special work session of the New Hope City Council on January 22. Amcon, Beard Group, and Anderson Companies each presented conceptual proposals for the 14-acre site at 4200/4300 Xylon Avenue N. in New Hope's City Center area. Click on the thumbnails below to view larger versions of each concept plan. The developers' presentations will be rebroadcast on Comcast Ch. 16 in New Hope at 1 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and 9 p.m. on Wednesdays through February 28. The special work session can also be viewed online, anytime by clicking here.
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Council approves emergency water supply fee
New Hope Council approves emergency water supply fee
At its meeting on February 10, the New Hope City Council approved an additional water fee of 20 cents per thousand gallons to fund New Hope's share of the emergency water supply system recently approved by the Joint Water Commission (JWC). In January, the JWC cities of New Hope, Crystal and Golden Valley approved construction of a $4 million emergency water supply system. The project involves drilling three wells near the JWC's reservoirs and renovating the well near the north water tower in New Hope. New Hope's share of the project is $1.1 million. The new 20 cent per 1000 gallon fee will go toward constructing and maintaining the emergency backup system. The cost to an average residential utility customer will be $1 per month (based upon 5,000 gallons usage). The fee will take effect in March and appear on April bills.
Curbside cleanup in New Hope will be in April
Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG) has finalized arrangements for a curbside bulky waste pickup in New Hope this April. The cleanup is an excellent opportunity for New Hope residents to rid themselves of old unusable furniture, mattresses, carpet, appliances, and much more. The pickup event is open to any New Hope property owner who pays a curbside recycling fee on their monthly utility bill. The city has been split into five zones and collection will be done one weekday in each zone. The map with the collection zones and dates is available by clicking here. (more)
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
- Property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their home or business in a timely manner.
- Although New Hope does remove snow from city sidewalks when time and resources permit, maintenance workers’ first priority is to clear city streets. New Hope does not budget overtime for sidewalk plowing.
- Pedestrians should always use extra caution when walking on plowed sidewalks. City crews are frequently unable to clear sidewalks to bare pavement and, consequently, plowed sidewalks may have slippery spots.
Financial Reporting Award
The city of New Hope recently received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. The GFOA award is the highest recognition the city can receive in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. (more)
Weather Cancellation Information
Maintenance crews must give priority to plowing city streets. Call the New Hope Weather Cancellation Line at 763-531-5158 after
4 p.m. for current New Hope Parks and Recreation Department weather-related program cancellation information.
Developer presents proposal for 62nd and W. Broadway
The developer presentation for CompassPointe, an apartment complex being proposed for city-owned property on the southwest corner of 62nd and West Broadway, is available for on demand viewing and will be broadcast on Comcast Ch. 16 in New Hope at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 p.m. on Thursdays until February 4. (Powerpoint presentation)
City Council selects developer
for former Winnetka Learning Center site
The New Hope City Council selected Centra Homes as the preferred developer for the former Winnetka Learning Center site at its meeting on November 25. In related action, the Council approved plans and specifications for demolition of the building on the site. (more...)
Centra concept plan
No on-street parking after snowfall
With wintertime here, it’s important for residents to remember New Hope’s on-street parking restrictions:
- On-street parking is prohibited year-round in New Hope between 2 and 6 a.m. On-street parking is also prohibited as soon as 1½ inches of snow has fallen.
- Vehicles must remain off the street until the pavement has been plowed to full width. If possible, residents are encouraged to avoid parking on the street for 24 hours after a snowfall.
- Vehicles violating the city’s parking restrictions may be ticketed or towed.
2012 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 2012 report, click on the link below.
2012 Water Quality Report
Alarm systems must be registered
New Hope city ordinance requires that all business and residential property owners register their alarm systems. Businesses are required to reregister their alarm systems annually and pay a $25 fee. Residential alarm owners are only required to register their system once and pay a one-time fee of $25 unless they drop and reinstate service, change service providers, or sell their property. Residential alarm users should contact the city promptly if their contact or keyholder information changes.
The alarm ordinance limits alarm users to three false alarms within a 12-month period without penalty. An alarm user who has not registered their alarm system and has a false alarm, however, is charged $100 per false alarm until they register their system.
Residential alarm registration forms are available by following the link below or by calling the Finance Department at 763-531-5130.
Registration alarm registration form
Residents can manage and pay their utility bill online
The city offers a feature called eUtilityBilling. Utility customers can pay their bill online with a credit card 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Customers are also able to create an online account to receive their monthly utility bill by email instead of receiving a paper copy.For more information about about eUtilityBilling watch the video at left or call the utility billing clerk at 763-592-6760.To register, click on the eUtilityBilling button at left.