City ponders local elections changes
New Brighton's polling places are set for the city’s voters this fall.
The New Brighton City Council approved the city's new Precinct 8 polling place at Sunny Square Park Neighborhood Center during its July 14 council meeting.
The council approved a reconfigured precinct map in March that added three precincts and caused the relocation of many residents to new polling places.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has opened registration for National Night Out 2015, which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4. Once again, NBDPS is conducting a food and school supply drive for those in need.
New Brighton approved seven of eight proposed polling places at its June 23 City Council meeting. City clerk Terri Haarstad said polling places need to be located within one mile of the border of the precinct they serve. The proposed polls at Sunny Square Park Neighborhood Center were not approved and could be moved to nearby Sunnyside Elementary School or Irondale High School. The council will revisit the location of the Precinct 8 polling place at its July 14 meeting. (courtesy of New Brighton)
If New Brighton residents show up this year at the same polling place they voted at last year, they may be in for a surprise.
Twin Cities Professional Network members Randy Atkinson, a carpet cleaner and Amy Wakem, an insurance agent, consolidate trash at New Brighton’s Veterans Park, during TCPN’s biannual park cleanup on June 9. (Danielle Korby/Bulletin)
Carol Pech is a real estate agent but says she learns something new about other professions all the time.
Down to one aquifer, city can ban lawn watering
City officials are worried that New Brighton residents’ water usage will exceed the city’s ability to draw groundwater this summer.
And as of its city council meeting June 9, New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter has been empowered to enforce bans on outdoor water usage if necessary.
Belair Site Excavations was given the go-ahead by the New Brighton City Council to move forward with a road salt storage and distribution operation at its Old Highway 8 address, located in the far northeast reaches of New Brighton. (submitted photo)
Plans for a road salt storage and distribution operation in northeast New Brighton were approved in modified form by the city council May 26.
The project had drawn scrutiny from residents and elected officials alike, who questioned how the salt would be hauled and housed in order to prevent spills.
From left, Ellis Norman, 7, Delaney Norman, 10, Archer Norman, 8, Colleen Norman, Sarah Steiniger, and Ethan Gylling, 8, protest New Brighton's proposed backyard poultry ban in the lead up to the city council's May 26 meeting. Steiniger said she has four chickens; Colleen Norman said she and her family have six. "We don't even do it for eggs," Norman said. "They are pets."(Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Fans of fowl in New Brighton are clucking sighs of relief following a surprise reversal on Tuesday.
A 42-year-old man was charged with first-degree assault in Ramsey County District Court for allegedly shooting another man in the chest at a New Brighton apartment complex, following what police said was an argument over a bottle of vodka on May 1