When the I-35W interchange project is completed, the I-35W southbound loop will be closed and new features like roundabouts and new turn lanes will be added to help move traffic more efficiently. (submitted graphic)
Road construction season 2016 is about to hit New Brighton and surrounding communities with two projects.
Starting Monday, March 28, the intersection at County Road H and Red Oak Drive will be closed.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety’s DWI officer’s squad car, purchased last year through the DWI Officer Grant program, is designed with stealth in mind, in regards to the squad’s darker, less conspicuous graphics, according to deputy director Tony Paetznick.(submitted graphic)
It’s been one full year since the New Brighton Department of Public Safety was awarded a grant providing it the funds to dedicate one full-time officer to patrol the city’s streets for drivers inebriated or otherwise under the influence.
Successor recruited from within the department
John Ohl has worked with the St. Anthony Police Department in varying capacities for the past 33 years. At the age of 55, and after 11 years as chief, Ohl has decided it’s time to move on. He’s set to retire June 3.
New Brighton posts its water conservation status on signs at high-traffic entry points into the city, such as on Silver Lake Road. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Warm weather and well work main concerns
With unseasonably warm weather and a return of outdoor water usage for gardens, car washes and kiddie pools just around the corner, New Brighton set the city’s water conservation status to yellow, as of March 11.
The city supplies residents with water pumped from underground aquifers, and according to city manager Dean Lotter, two of the city’s four wells require preventative maintenance, which he said should be done now, rather than later.
The yellow conservation status means New Brighton residents using municipal water will not be permitted to water yards and gardens between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and will be required to follow an odd/even sprinkling ban. Residents will also be prohibited from filling swimming pools or washing cars.
Solar panels were recently installed on the roof of Chippewa Middle School. Five more Mounds View schools, including Island Lake, Pike Lake, Pinewood elementary school, and Irondale and Mounds View high schools will have panels installed by the end of the year. (submitted photo)
Some roofs are meant to do far more than protect a building from weather, critters and a beating sun.
According to Chippewa Middle School principal Rob Reetz, some roofs do all that and generate energy as well.
The Ramsey County Library Board will meet Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramsey County Library in North St. Paul, 2300 North St. Paul Drive. A library board subcommittee will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m.