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.
At its May 12 school board meeting, the Roseville Area School District sighed a figurative breath of relief as the board approved a contract with their chosen finalist for a new superintendent, following a six-month-long search.
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.
Deb Nygaard with her family — husband Mark and sons Robert and Jason — pose with their chickens, ducks and dogs. Nygaard said each week her flock yields five or six eggs per bird, and that duck eggs are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)
At the April 27 Mounds View City Council meeting, a city resident argued that the city should take a look at changing its ordinance that prohibits residents from raising farm animals — specifically, chickens and ducks.
Quiet zones will be created at crossings along a stretch of railroad tracks just over 2.5 miles long, going from southern Shoreview down the west side of Little Canada at a cost of nearly $2 million, funded by the state. Safety improvements like crossing arms will be installed at the crossings, making it no longer a requirement for crossing trains to use their horns. From the top marked by dots, crossings will be improved at North Owasso Boulevard, Jerrold Avenue, Woodlyn Avenue, South Owasso Boulevard, Little Canada Road, Demont Avenue, County Road B2 and County Road B. (courtesy of Google Maps)
Railroad should complete work by early 2016
Almost a year after the Minnesota Legislature set aside nearly $2 million intended to lessen the noise at railroad crossings in Shoreview and Little Canada, deals are in place to move forward with railroad quiet zone plans.
Shoreview approved deals with the state and the railroad at its May 4 council meeting and Little Canada is expected to do the same during a rescheduled council meeting on May 11, after the deadline for this edition of the Bulletin.