Week in Review: Manufacturer Considers Move to Oakdale, Road Repaving this Summer, Sharp Property Tax Increase for Businesses
Here’s a summary of the past week’s Oakdale news.
- The world’s largest manufacturer of bicycle tools—Park Tool—is looking at relocating to the site of the former Oakdale Golf and Tennis.
- Oakdale drivers will face a major repaving project on Interstate 694 from 40th Street to Highway 61.
- Owners of commercial and industrial properties said they are facing high tax increases in 2012 despite stable property values.
- Volunteers can now register online to help out during a three-day Feed My Starving Children meal-packing event at Skyview Community School May 22-24.
- The owner of a retail strip on Helmo Avenue south of 15th Street said he won’t open a café as planned due to sewer charges of more than $20,000.
- We talked to a 911 dispatcher about the ups and downs of a job in the county’s center for crisis communications—saving lives, talking to drunks and more.
- After months of discussion, the Oakdale City Council awarded bids for the construction of a storage garage at the Oakdale Nature Preserve.
- Maglio & Company, which packages tomatoes and other produce, opened up a facility near Helmo Avenue and Fourth Street.
- William E. Duffy, 43, and Heather F. Miller, 42, were sentenced in connection with the burglary of Duffy’s stepmother’s apartment.
- Oakdale Patch readers weighed in on what they’d like to see fill a vacant space that once housed Curves near the Geneva Avenue and 10th Street intersection. Add your thoughts!
- The Lake Elmo Inn won our Readers’ Choice poll for best brunch spot in the area.
- Clay tiles depicting the life stories of Oak Meadows Senior Living residents are on display in the Oakdale Discovery Center this month.
- The Washington County Board approved a new district map that would reduce how much of Woodbury is in the district shared with Oakdale—District 2.