November 1, 2019
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Party on the Bridge - Scratch That
Well, it was going to be a party, but now it will be something else. Construction on the Red Wing bridge is a little behind schedule, and the contractor reports that it is unlikely they will be ready to switch traffic over to the new bridge in time for the ribbon-cutting ceremony we had originally planned for November 14. So, that event has been put on hold for now. Don't worry; we'll still let everyone know when traffic is officially ready to start driving on the new bridge. Watch the Red Wing Bridge Project's Facebook page or check the project website for more details.
Welcome! You're Invited
Have you ever felt uncomfortable talking to someone who looks or acts differently from you? It's natural to feel that way sometimes, but how do we get better and make our city, schools, workplaces, and community more welcoming to every person? Come to this free, interactive training by national speaker and writer Ellie Krug and get specific hands-on tools to start conversations that matter.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20
WHERE: Public Library Foot Room
TIME: 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. OR
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A free light meal will be provided.
No RSVPs required.
Questions? Call 651-385-3618.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Commission & the City of Red Wing.
For Those Who Love the Bluffs
If you love Red Wing's bluffs, mark the morning of Saturday, November 23, on your calendar and head to the Public Library. First, from 10:00 to 11:00, historian Fredrick Johnson will give a wide-ranging presentation on all the things you probably don't know about our beautiful bluffs. Second, from 11:00 to noon, stay for the Memorial Park West Overlook Open House to learn about the upcoming renovation project on the west overlook (near the disc golf course) and provide ideas for what you would like to see there. Both events are free and open to the public.
Bluffs Presentation: 10:00
Memorial Park West Overlook Open House: 11:00
Saturday, November 23
Public Library Foot Room - Free
Changes on the Bluff
What changes were made to Barn Bluff/He Mni Can this season? A lot. Trail improvements focused on controlling erosion, improving accessibility, and protecting cultural resources. Learn exactly what was done and get a preview of what's in store next year in this video. Here's a hint: Major entryway changes are coming!
Who Are You Voting For On Tuesday?
Whatever your schedule looks like this Tuesday, November 5th, make sure to take time to vote. Linda Flanders and Darwin Fox are both running for the important position of District 1 County Commissioner. The winning candidate will vote on multiple topics, including the 2020 county levy amount and how the county manages its solid waste. Earn your sticker; vote on Tuesday!
Restoring Some Holiday Sparkle
Every year more than 100 snowflake decorations are hung from light poles all around the city, and this year some will shine brighter than ever thanks to a multi-year service project from the Dawnbreaker's Kiwanis. This group has begun rejuvenating our decorations by stripping off the old, weathered garland and lights and stringing them with fresh new products. In exchange, the Kiwanis will get to use a park pavilion free of charge this summer for their annual garage sale. The City offers the same type of exchange for all service groups, so let us know if your club would like to do a project. Call 651-385-3608 with questions.
Let's Talk Housing
On Monday, December 16, at 6 p.m., the City Council and Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) are hosting a workshop to review the new Housing Study results for Goodhue County, which include specifics for Red Wing, too. The group will discuss the numbers and how they affect moving ahead with the goals of the 2040 Community Plan.

We'll report back when the study results are available later this month. In the meantime, read up on Red Wing's housing goals and plans and watch the short video that reviews it all in just two minutes.

Housing Study Results Workshop
Monday, December 16
6:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers

Hosted by City Council and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Being Aware of the Budget
The city's budget is your budget. Stay aware of what's happening and connect with your Council members when you want to add your voice to the discussion.
Click here to go to the city's budget page and see all the videos, documents, and materials in planning for the 2020 budget.

Now Hiring
Daily life would be tough without our Utilities Division. From the tap to the river, this crew handles all the water we use, and they're looking for some help. The Utilities Division has two employment opportunities available right now.
Start here to read up on the positions and apply.
Want to see your team and what your work day would look like?
Take a peek at this video.
Any Meeting, Any Time
Now you can view any City of Red Wing meeting at your convenience on our website. From this page , just select "Archive of City Meetings" and scroll down to find the specific meeting you're looking for, and you can watch it on any device. Or, select the "Channel 6 live stream," and you can watch our government access channel whenever and wherever you wish.
We'll Save You a Seat
Commissioner District 1 Special Election
Tuesday, November 5
Harbor Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 a.m.
Monthly Bridge Update
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, November 5 at 12 p.m.
Port Authority Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, November 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Red Wing Airport Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, November 6 at 4 p.m.
Heritage Preservation Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Veterans Day
City offices closed
Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, November 12 at 3:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, November 12 at 6 p.m.
Human Rights Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Thursday, November 14 at 6 p.m.
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