City Council Meeting - packet
Monday, May 18, 7 p.m., New Hope City Hall
City Center construction website
The city of New Hope will be replacing utilities, reconstructing the street and installing streetscaping along Xylon and 45th avenues in the City Center area throughout the summer of 2015. For up-to-date information about the City Center construction project, click on the "Xylon Ave. Construction" button at right.
Maple Grove Yard Waste Site Access
101st Avenue North will be closed at Fernbrook Avenue beginning Monday, May 18, for two or three days of construction. The left turn lane on County Road 81 at Fernbrook is also expected to be closed - traffic will be redirected to Maple Grove Parkway. During construction, the yard waste site will only be accessible from the west via Maple Grove Parkway to 101st Avenue.
Yard waste site west access map
Vehicle Fair is Saturday, May 16
Kids are simply fascinated by vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Vehicle Fair, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 16, is a great chance for kids of all ages to get an up close look at a wide variety of trucks and other vehicles. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive North. The event is free, however donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the local food shelf. (more...)
Get your season pass
to the New Hope pool today!
Time is running out to get a pool pass at early bird rates. The rates end June 3. The New Hope pool is an awesome place to get some sun, relax, get a little exercise, and hang out with friends or family on a summer afternoon. And, with a New Hope/Crystal pool pass purchased at early-bird rates, the pool is an equally awesome deal for the whole family. (more...)
National Police Week in New Hope
The New Hope City Council recently proclaimed the week of May 11-17, 2014, as National Police Week. More than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers serve in the United States. It is an inherently risky occupation. About 60,000 officers are assaulted each year, resulting in 16,000 injuries. In 2014, 127 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty nationwide, including Mendota Heights, Minnesota officer Scott Patrick. (more...)
Dyck receives New Hope Good Citizenship Award
The New Hope City Council presented a New Hope Good Citizenship Award to Lyle Dyck at its meeting on April 27. Dyck was nominated for the award because he came to the aid of a neighbor who was recovering from surgery. "Lyle was so very helpful," she noted. "He took my dog out three times a day, provided daily mail service, snowplowing, did some home repairs, and much more." Dyck also volunteers at his church and for Dinner at Your Door. (more...)
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Recreational fire ban ends
The ban on recreational fires in New Hope has ended.
It's important for residents who have backyard fires to follow the recreational burning rules, including:
- Recreational fires must be in an approved fireplace or pit located at least 15 feet from any structure.
- They may not be used to burn yard waste, construction materials, or household garbage.
- Fires are not permitted if winds exceed 7 miles per hour. (more...)
New Hope recognizes human rights essay contest winners
The New Hope City Council recognized the winners of the 2015 New Hope Human Rights Essay Contest at its April 27 meeting. More than 240 eighth grade students from Plymouth Middle School wrote essays. The winners of the contest were Nadrat Amos, first place; Savannah Smith, second place; and Ben Aoki-Sherwood, third place (left to right, below). Honorable Mentions were presented to Alyssa Hanson, Luk Opat and Alia Rocha. (more...) First Place Essay - Second Place Essay - Third Place Essay
New Hope Council accepts youth hockey donation
The Armstrong Cooper Youth Hockey Association (ACYHA) presented the New Hope City Council with a check for $5,000 recently to be used toward improvements at the New Hope Ice Arena. ACYHA’s mission is to give boys and girls of every age and athletic ability an opportunity to develop hockey skills and gain knowledge of the game in a safe and fun environment. (more...)
Parkview housing development moves forward in New Hope
At its meeting on April 27, the New Hope City Council approved a preliminary plat, rezoning from R-1 Single-Family Residential to R-2 Single/Two-Family Residential, and a Conditional Use Permit for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for a new residential neighborhood proposed by Centra Homes on the former Winnetka Learning Center site at 55th and Winnetka avenues. The revised proposal for the development, which Centra Homes is calling "Parkview," includes 31 association-maintained single-family homes on the eastern portion and 29 traditional single-family homes on the western portion of the nearly 17-acre site. Centra Homes will return to the Planning Commission and City Council in May for final plat and development agreement approval. The city and the developer expect to close on the sale of property in late June, with construction to begin shortly thereafter. (more...)
New Hope Dance excels at regional dance competition
About 100 dancers from New Hope Dance were among the more than 2,000 dancers from 35 dance studios who participated in the Majestic Studio Dance Cometition at the Minneapolis Convention Center in April. The New Hope troupe received 16 top-10 placements, including four grand champions (top routines in a category). The group also received five platinum awards (first place), 30 high gold awards (second place), and 22 gold awards (third place) (more...)
Yard Waste site is open for season
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 is located at 14796 101st Ave. N. Regular hours began April 1 - 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.
Spring load restrictions ended April 22
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that the ending date for Spring Load Restrictions in the Metro, Southeast and South zones will be Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. For more information visit www.dot.state.mn.us/materials.
New Hope includes street improvements in property tax levy
New Hope includes street improvements in property tax levy
When comparing the property taxes New Hope homeowners will pay in 2015 to comparably priced homes in eight nearby communities, the city's property taxes appear to be a bit higher than average. New Hope's total tax capacity in 2015 is sixth lowest of the nine communities. That ranking, however, does not take into account that New Hope is the only one of those communities that does not levy special assessments for street infrastructure improvement projects. Removing New Hope's street infrastructure levy from the tax capacity rate comparison puts it on a level playing field with neighboring communities. In that comparison, New Hope ranks third lowest in total tax capacity rate for 2015 (more, including tables...)
Council urges Impact Statement for proposed railroad connection
On February 23, the New Hope City Council passed a resolution petitioning the federal Surface Transportation Board to require an Environmental Impact Statement related to the proposed construction of a railroad connector track in Crystal Minnesota. (more...)
The city of Crystal has much more information about the proposed rail connection and the response to the proposal, click here.
Ordinance amendment regulates portable storage units
On February 9, the New Hope City Council approved an amendment to section 4-2 of the New Hope Zoning Code to regulate temporary exterior storage units. The ordinance amendment recommended by the Planning Commission and approved by the City Council limits the time a portable storage unit may be placed on a residential property to no more than 30 consecutive days, or no more than 90 days if there is an active building permit for the property. The ordinance also requires that the temporary storage unit be placed at least 15 feet behind the curb of a public street and at least five feet from side property lines. (more)
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...)
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
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