City Council Work Session - Packet
Monday, April 21,
2014, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave. N.
Drop off event will help with spring cleaning
Are there some items you'd like to get rid of that you didn't get out to the curb for the curbside cleanup? You can dispose of a wide variety of items at the Hennepin Recycling Group's Special Material Drop Off Day on Saturday, April 26. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brooklyn Park Operations and Maintenance facility, 8300 Noble Ave. N. New Hope residents can drop off many items for free, other items can be disposed of for a small fee. Visit hrg-recycling.com or call 763-493-8006 for more information. (more...)
HRG special material drop off flyer
Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup event is April 26
On April 14, the New Hope City Council proclaimed April 19-26 "Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup Week." New Hope's cleanup event will be Saturday, April 26 at Meadow Lake Park. Everyone is invited to participate. Activities will include litter pickup, weed eradication, preparation of beds for planting, and tree and shrub planting. Volunteers will meet at Meadow Lake Park, Meadow Lake Road and Yukon Ave. N, at 9 a.m. For more information, call city forester Shawn Markham at 763-592-6763.
New Hope Dance excels
at regional dance competition
About 100 dancers from New Hope Dance were among the more than 2,000 dancers from 30 dance studios who participated in the Majestic Studio Dance Competition at the Minneapolis Convention Center from April 3 to 6. New Hope Dance is made up of students from the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department's instructional dance program. The New Hope dancers participated in 36 individual and group dances and did very well. The troupe received 16 top-10 placements, including five grand champions (top routines in a category).
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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.
Join a New Hope golf league
The New Hope Village Golf Course offers golf leagues for women, men, couples, seniors and youth. Registration for new league golfers began April 1.
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City of New Hope has summer job opportunities
The New Hope Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments have several job opportunities for this spring and summer. New Hope Parks and Recreation has openings for part time summer help with its ball programs, at the New Hope pool, and for tennis instructors. New Hope Public Works Department has opening in streets, parks, and utility maintenance. (more...)
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.
Demolition of Winnetka Learning Center Begins
A contractor began demolition of the Winnetka Learning Center site on Tuesday, March 11. The former school site is being cleared to make way for a new housing development. The demolition work is scheduled to be completed by mid-April. Construction of street and utility infrastructure will likely begin this spring. (click image at right to view larger).
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.
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...)
City and Watershed Association announce "Adopt-A-Plot" program at Meadow Lake
The Meadow Lake Watershed Association and the city of New Hope are collaborating on the Meadow Lake Adopt-A-Plot Program, a project to expand the amount of native plantings along the shoreline of Meadow Lake in Meadow Lake Park. The watershed association and city are seeking volunteer groups to participate in the project. Click image at left for larger version. (more...)
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...)
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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
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