Belair Sitework Services is located at 2200 Old Highway 8 in the far northwest of New Brighton, with the border between the city and Mounds View being the company’s northern property line. The company is looking to expand its existing operations and is planning to enter into the road salt storage and distribution business as well. Rush Lake is just south of Belair and Long Lake is to the southwest. (Courtesy of New Brighton)
Council to vote on reworked plan May 26
A proposed road salt storage and distribution facility in northern New Brighton has residential neighbors worried about noise, traffic, and above all, water quality in nearby lakes.
Murlowski Properties Inc., which does business as Belair Sitework Services, is discussing expanding its aggregate crushing business with the city, as well as moving into road salt distribution, with a targeted maximum capacity of 13,500 tons of salt each winter.
Lorelei Barnchart, 11, and her grandpa, Ron Larsen, enjoyed fishing on Long Lake in New Brighton on Saturday, May 9. The warm weather filled the pier on the south side of the lake with anglers hoping for their first catch of the season. (Linda E.
In the minutes before New Brighton's May 12 city council meeting, residents packed City Hall hoping to have a chance to speak at a public hearing for or against a proposed ordinance that would regulate raising chickens in the city. The meeting turned on its heel when Mayor Dave Jacobsen proposed staff draft a ban on all fowl in the city, which was approved with a 3-2 vote. The council will vote on the ban May 26. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Council changes course at public hearing on ordinance regulating chickens
The dam broke nearly three hours into New Brighton's May 12 public hearing on an ordinance to allow and regulate fowl in the city, with a change of course that left some shocked and even more silent as the standing-room-only crowd filed out of the council chambers.
From left, New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter, council member Mary Burg, Mayor Dave Jacobsen, council members Paul Jacobsen and Brian Strub, parks and recreation assistant director Jason Hicks and parks and recreation director Sandy Breuer, cut the ribbon on nearly $700,000 worth of new facilities at the New Brighton Community Center. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Just fewer than seven months of renovations at the New Brighton Community Center came to a ceremonial end the evening of April 28 with a ribbon cutting carried out by elected officials and city staff.
Kathy Smith handles a new colony of honeybees with neither gloves nor hood. Smith said she enjoys the honey her Chisago City colony of bees produces, and said she always buys honey from the different international locales to which she travels, to taste the local varieties. She said buckwheat honey and orange blossom honey are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)
Mounds View rethinking chicken and bees, New Brighton to hold public hearing May 12
Mounds View's city code regarding what it considers farm animals — horses, cows, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens and bees, among others — is cut and dry.
Raising them in Mounds View is "unlawful and a public nuisance affecting the public peace, safety, and welfare," according to city code 701.06, which the city adopted in April 2002.
St. Anthony resident Nicholas Welter photographed the aftermath of an accident off of St. Anthony Boulevard. Welter describes his photo as such: “Emergency personnel have just removed the driver from the car with the help of hydraulic cutting/ramming tools, and have managed to get him onto a stretcher. All [seven] visible emergency personnel are caring for the driver.” (photo courtesy of Nicholas Welter)
A widespread power outage that was traced to problems with a transformer at the Xcel Energy power substation in Roseville blinked out areas of New Brighton, northeast Minneapolis and St. Anthony the afternoon of April 22.