New Hope City Council Meeting - Packet
Tuesday, January 26, 2015, 7 p.m.
New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave. N.
City Center Streetscape Concept Plan and Survey
The city held an open house at City Hall on January 15 to share the proposed City Center Streetscape concept plan with interested residents. To learn more about the proposed concept plan and complete an online survey click on the link below.
Streetscape Concept Plan and Survey
New Hope becomes a Minnesota GreenStep City
The New Hope City Council passed a resolution to participate in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program at its meeting on January 12.
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality of life goals. The free program is based upon 28 best practices developed by experts in the field. GreenStep Cities is a public-private partnership which began in 2010. Partners include the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, League of Minnesota Cities, Clean Energy Resource Teams and the Minnesota Department of Commerce and others. Seventy-seven cities throughout the state of Minnesota participate in the program. (more...)
Elder and London take oath of office
Council members John Elder (left) and Jonathan London (right) were sworn into office at the council meeting on January 12. Council member Elder has been a member of the New Hope City Council since 2009. This is council member London's first term.
(Left) The contractor for Hy-Vee has been doing grading and foundation work on the site of the new 90,000 square foot grocery store, 4300 Xylon Ave. N. In late December installation of concrete wall panels began. Hy-Vee plans to open the store in fall 2015. (Right) Construction of the 68-unit Compass Pointe apartment complex at 6113 West Broadway is well underway. The developer plans to complete construction in July 2015. For more information about these and other development and planning projects in New Hope, click on the blue button above.
Bowling Fundraiser is January 25
Quad Community Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is holding a bowlingfundraiser on Sunday, January 25. Money raised by the fundraiser will benefit military members and their families in the communities of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale.The event is being held at Doyle's Bowling and Lounge, 5000 West Broadway Ave. in Crystal. Registration begins at 10:30 and bowling begins at 11 a.m. The $20 contribution per participant includes three games of bowling, shoes and a lunch at Crystal VFW Post 494, 5222 Bass Lake Road.
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New Hope has outdoor rinks with warming houses at four parks
Lace up your skates and get out and enjoy some clear, crisp winter weather on an outdoor ice rink at one of four New Hope parks this winter.
Parks maintenance staff has flooded rinks in Liberty Park at 60th and Gettysburg avenues, Civic Center Park at 44th and Xylon avenues, Lions Park at 38th and Oregon avenues, and Hidden Valley Park at 32nd and Boone avenues. (more...)
Council approves 2015 utility rates
The New Hope City Council approved 2015 utility rates at its meeting on December 8. The base fee and volume rate for sanitary sewer and water will increase by 3 percent next year. The sewage treatment charge from the Met Council will increase in 2015, but that increase will not be passed along to New Hope utility customers. (more...)
Council approves 2015 budget and tax levy
The New Hope City Council approved the 2015 city of New Hope budget and tax levy on December 8. The 2015 general fund budget is $12,066,631, which is an increase of $607,739 compared to 2014. The overall tax levy will increase by 3.95 percent in 2015. Due to increasing home values in New Hope, the average New Hope homeowner will actually pay 4 percent less in property taxes in 2015 compared to 2014. (more...)
2015 City of New Hope Budget
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 in New Hope as soon as 1½ inches of snow have 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.
Summary of 2014 projects in New Hope
In late September, members of the New Hope City Council and city commissioners toured many of the projects going on in New Hope. Click on the link below to read an informative summary of those projects.
City of New Hope 2014 Projects
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...)
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:
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