North Metro Mayors Minute for the October 2018 Operating Committee Meeting
Mayor Kathi Hemken will tell you the hardest part of operating construction equipment is getting in the cab while wearing shoes with heals. Knocking down a building to make room for a new city hall and police department in New Hope is a breeze.
Thank you, Mayor Hemken and City Manager Kirk McDonald, for hosting the Operating Committee last week. I enjoyed seeing the progress on your new campus, set to open in July.
Here are a few meeting agenda items you’ll hear about at the next North Metro Mayors Board of Directors meeting Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park City Hall:
- Eight candidate forums are done. Questions from the audience were varied. Healthcare got the most questions.
- Troy Olsen will discuss the latest proposed 2019 legislative work plan. A few items were added since the last Board meeting.
- We’ll have new NMMA leadership in 2019. Mayor Hemken and Mayor Bartholomay have completed their two consecutive two-year terms allowed in the by-laws. We owe them a tremendous amount of thanks! I expect a vote at the January meeting, but names of volunteers will be presented Nov. 14.
- Meeting locations for 2019 were determined. Start times were adjusted on a couple to accommodate legislators’ schedules. Details are at the end of this update.
At our September board meeting, a few questions were raised, and observations were shared on the topic of senior housing. At the Nov.14 meeting, Crest View Senior Communities CEO Shirley Barnes will be on the top of the agenda to answers questions from you and offer her insights on what’s happening with senior housing in the north metro. Crest View has been a valued Community Partner for many years. I’m pleased to offer this connection to further the conversation.
See you at the polls Nov. 6 and in Brooklyn Park Nov. 14. As always, feel free to call or email with questions and suggestions. Thanks. J
Jill Brown, Executive Director
Jan. 16, St. Paul (Ewald/capitol?), 4:30 – 6:30
March 20, Day at the Capitol, Board 3-5 p.m.
May 15, Coon Rapids, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 18, New Hope, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20, Maple Grove, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Operating Committee, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Feb. 20, Blaine
April 17, Andover
June 19, New Brighton
Oct. 16, Ramsey
Dec. 18, Mounds View