Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Bring unwanted holiday lights to City Hall or to nearby Ace Hardware stores for recycling.
Fridley's Municipal Center is a collection point for unwanted holiday lights again this year, Nov. 15, 2012–March 1, 2013. Barrels in the lobby at City Hall are labeled for the type of light strand you wish to recycle. Every part of donated lights will get recycled, according to the Recycling Association of Minnesota. "The Recycling Association of Minnesota (through a member company) uses them for training disabled adults and later recycles the wire," according to the City of Fridley website. If you can't get to City Hall during office hours, try the Ace Hardware stores in Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids or Blaine. Related:
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Minneapolis' Peavey Plaza controversy puts spotlight on modern concrete parks.
Updated below. A simmering controversy over plans to demolish and re-build Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis hit the New York Times Thursday and is drawing attention to concrete-and-water city parks—like Fridley's City Plaza Park. City Plaza Park (next to Fridley City Hall) and Peavey Plaza (next to Orchestra Hall) are similar in several ways. Both use concrete steps to go vertical—the Minneapolis park dips below street level while the Fridley park goes up. And the original water features at both have seen better days—in Minneapolis, the problem is pump failures; in Fridley, budget constraints have kept City Plaza Park dry. What do you think of City Plaza Park? Have you been there when water flowed? Have you spent time there lately? …
Monday, July 25, 2011
The council will hold its pre-meeting at 6:30 p.m.; regular meeting at 7 p.m.
Here is the full agenda for the Fridley City Council meeting on Monday, July 25, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. The council's pre-meeting, usually held at 7 p.m., will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Here's the full schedule, from parade to fireworks.
Fridley's summer community festival, '49er Days, is almost here. Buy a '49er Days button at City Hall, the Fridley Municipal Liquor Stores (Hwy. 65 or Cub Foods locations), Fridley Community Center, or Cub Foods. Here's the schedule:
Monday, May 30, 2011
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Monday, May 30, 2011
Many people know someone who has died while serving in this country's military—whether it’s a friend, a brother or sister, a parent or grandparent, or a husband or wife. While these fallen soldiers should be celebrated, thanked and remembered throughout the year, Memorial Day is special day for paying respects. You can post a reflection or photo of a veteran you remember and honor on this post. To leave a reflection, please add a comment below. To share a photo, click on “Add your photos and videos” to the right. How are you marking this day? Two nearby events include a parade from New Brighton City Hall (leaves 9:30 a.m.) to the St. John the Baptist Cemetery (ceremony at 10 a.m.); and a Memorial Day service at the Columbia Heights City …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Action set on transit-oriented zoning but not on pigeon-keeping.
On Monday the Fridley City Council will take its second and final vote on a proposed transit-oriented development zone around the Northstar Commuter Rail station. But a vote on renewing a pigeon-keeping license is likely to be tabled again, due to city staff's difficulty in reaching the license-holder. Another item is a petition from the owner of a vacant just south of I-694 on Seventh Street NE to vacate an undeveloped stretch of platted street to create a bigger, developable parcel. And the council will take its final vote on a proposed ordinance to ban parking near mailboxes that prevents the delivery of the mail. Below is the agenda for the May 9 council meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at council chambers at City Hall. For details, …