April 13, 2018
Happy April!

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Council Special Election. Are You the One?
Thank you to Council Member Dustin Schulenberg for his more than three years of service. We wish him well as he moves into a new house (just outside the City limits). Watch the video to hear Dustin's good-bye comments.

Could you be Red Wing's next At-Large City Council Member? Who can run and how do you apply? Click here to find out!
Construction of Fire Station #2 Begins!
Get out the shovels--we're breaking ground. After years of planning and preparing, Red Wing is getting a new fire station. Come by this Tuesday, April 17th at 6 p.m. to celebrate.

Come onsite to the corner of Highwoods Trail and Moundview Drive near the west side Kwik Trip. Just look for the fire trucks!
Tuesday, April 17 @ 6 p.m.
The Library is Listening to YOU
Hey, put down that book and listen up! It's National Library Week so be good to your Red Wing library and give 3 minutes by answering this survey. Did we mention you get to move coins into buckets at the end? Trust us. It's fun.
Full Speed into Earth Week
Get out your calendar and start marking where you're headed. Earth Week this year is amazing. Check out the whole guide here. Electric cars, Barn Bluff hikes, a film festival, and much more. It's all happening Wednesday-Sunday, April 18-22.
Red Wing 2040 Open House April 26; 5-7 p.m.
RED WING 2040 Community Plan OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, April 26,
5:00 - 7:00 p.m ., Public Library

Bring your friends!
How do we plan for a vibrant city today and tomorrow? It's up to all of us, including you.

Come to the Red Wing 2040 Open House Thursday, April 26th. View new local numbers on housing, transportation, and the economy--and see first drafts of where RW is headed in all 10 topic areas. Is the Plan on the right track? What's still missing? Come tell us.
Vote Where You Want the Next Great Sidewalks
See Main Street with its new walks and ramps? Choose where YOU want the next spectacular sidewalks.
Did You Know?
QUICK FACT: 28% of us in Red Wing rent, and 46% of those renters pay a full one-third of their income on rent payments. Housing is one of the most talked-about issues in town. Want to know more facts about where and how we live? Read the full Report Card here .
We Clean Up Pretty Nice
Red Wing Earns the Minnesota Clean Energy Community Award

1,761,788 of anything is a lot, but when it's kilowatt hours saved, it's even more impressive. That energy savings is just one component of the program that helped Red Wing earn the Clean Energy Community Award.

Read more
Spring Creek Road-Highway 61 Project
The Spring Creek Road-Highway 61 construction project is big, so you'll want to know what's happening and when. Stay on top of it by signing up for email updates from the project consultants.

Would you like to get your news in person? City staff will hold public meetings every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Public Works Building , 229 Tyler Rd. North. The project contractor, City of Red Wing, Goodhue County, and MN Department of Transportation will all be there. You could be, too! First meeting is Wed. April 19th.
Property Valuation Workshop
Did you receive your 2019 property valuation notice from Goodhue County? Most landed in mailboxes this week, and lots of residents have questions this year. Bring those questions to a workshop on May 3 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The workshop will explain Goodhue County's process for valuing properties, including yours. Tell your neighbors; if you've got questions, they probably do, too.
Thursday, May 3rd @ 6 p.m.
City Council Chambers
Do YOU Want to Work at the City?
We're looking for people just like you. Click City Jobs and read what's available.
Welcome to the Board!
We've been putting out the call for board & commission members and you've stepped up, Red Wing. Of the 150 seats available, only 18 remain to be filled. Five new members were appointed this week, including:
* Camela Waters, Sister Cities
* Brant Johnson, Sister Cities
* Bonnie Bloomquist, Advisory
Planning Commission
* Mark Weinreich, Airport Board
* RedHeart RedHeart, Human Rights Commission

Are you interested in becoming a member? Click here to learn more .

Speak Up!
The Human Rights Commission welcomed more than 50 residents to the Free Speech Community Conversation event April 12th at the library. Community members came to ask questions specific to local issues, and lawyers answered questions on topics such as bullying and public meetings. Look for more events this fall from the HRC. Local discussions help all of us see things from another person's point of view. The video will be available Wed. April 18.
Red Wing Talks Details on Climate Change
In Red Wing's community survey last fall, 85% of residents said the City should recognize global climate change in its policies and actions. That's just what the City Council and Sustainability Commission continue to do. On April 2, they held a Climate Change Workshop at the Colvill Park Courtyard to talk about how we're affected locally by climate change and what we can do about it. Watch the video to learn more.
Have You Met Teri?
Teri Swanson, City Clerk
Teri has moved from behind the scenes to in front of the camera. For years Teri has helped City Hall run smoothly. Now if you watch City Council meetings, you'll notice her up front as the new City Clerk. Teri will also be handling Red Wing's special election to replace Council member Dustin Schulenberg, who is moving outside the city limits. Are you interested in running for the vacant at-large City Council seat? Give Teri a call at 651-385-3615.
Tune In
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We'll Save You A Seat
You're invited to these workshops, meetings, and events
City Council Housing Project Workshop
Red Wing Public Library Foot Room
Monday, April 16 @ 5:30 p.m.
City Council ADA Sidewalk Accessibility Workshop
Red Wing Public Library Foot Room
Monday, April 16 @ 6:30 p.m.
School Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, April 16 @ 5:30 p.m.
Fire Station #2 Ground Breaking
Onsite at the corner of Highwoods Trail & Moundview Drive (next to the west-side Kwik Trip)
Tuesday, April 17 @ 6:00 p.m.
Advisory Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, April 17 @ 7 p.m.
Charter Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, April 18 @ 5:30 p.m.
Earth Day Events
Events run Wednesday through Sunday. See the full list here.
Human Rights Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Thursday, April 19 @ 7 p.m.
City Council Spring Bus Tour
Meet at City Hall Council Chambers
Saturday, April 21 @ 7:45 a.m.
City Council Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, April 23 @ 6 p.m.
Breakfast and Business with the Mayor Chamber of Commerce Event Elks Club, 306 West 4th Street
Sustainability Commission Workshop
Public Works Offices, 229 Tyler Rd.N.
Tuesday, April 24 @ 5:30 p.m.
Red Wing 2040 Open House
Red Wing Public Library Foot Room
Thursday April 26 @ 5:00-7:00 p.m .
(Please note corrected time)
Property Valuation City Council Workshop
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, April 30 @ 6:00 p.m.
Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, April 30 @ 6:30 p.m.
City Council Budget Workshop
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, May 3 @ 6 p.m.
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