The Gateway Corridor Commission has an initial recommendation prepared for public comment on the Gold Line BRT route and general station locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury. A public hearing is set for Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at Woodbury City Hall where details of the project will be discussed. The map shows the proposed alignment for the Gold Line BRT route as well as proposed stops along it. (submitted graphic)
Gateway Corridor seeks public feedback on proposal
The Gateway Corridor Commission is refining its recommendations for the eastern alignment and station locations for a future bus rapid transit line traveling between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury, and the commission wants public input on its proposed locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury.
Levy increase would bring district in line with metro average
District 622 leaders are looking to double per-pupil spending in the district at the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Voters will likely see two questions on the ballot in November, asking for approval of an operating levy increase of $900 per pupil, and a $3 million capital projects levy. The capital projects levy would be used to fund the purchase, installation, and maintenance of software and technology for classroom instruction. Both levy proposals are for a period of 10 years.
While Lake Elmo City Council members have frequently said they are committed to returning civility to City Hall, heated disputes and outbursts among the elected officials still disrupt council meetings on a fairly consistent basis.
A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)
Pete Mogren rides 3,000 miles to raise funds for MS
It’s been over a month since Oakdale cyclist Pete Mogren dipped the back tire of his bicycle in the chilly Pacific waters off Washington State and embarked on a cross-country adventure he hoped would take him to the opposite coast in northern New England.
As of July 16, Pete, an Oakdale resident, had completed over 70 percent of his 4,250-mile ride from the town of Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)
The city of Oakdale’s initiatives to become more “green” received statewide recognition last month at the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in Duluth.
Council, developer don’t see eye to eye on price
Talks continue between the Oakdale officials and a North Dakota hotel management company that wants to build a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course, located south of 10th Street North and west of Inwood Avenue.
Fargo-based Sonmar Management Corp. would like to construct a Home2 Suites by Hilton adjacent to the course.
Community development director Bob Streetar provided an update on the proposed development to the city council at its June 23 meeting.