Thursday, April 18, 2013
The existing sign at Highway 36 and Hadley Avenue will soon be electronic.
Some lettering for a notice about the city’s upcoming tree giveaway had fallen off the “Welcome to Oakdale” sign at Highway 36 and Hadley Avenue on Wednesday. That won’t be a problem in the future. The Oakdale City Council last week approved plans for a new $19,000 electronic sign, which will be installed this summer, said Dave Schaps, assistant city administrator. The existing sign is “kind of past its life,” he said. Hadley Avenue is Oakdale “Signature Street,” and the sign’s visibility from the highway makes it a good spot to relay happenings in the city, Administrator Craig Waldron said. A new sign would “enhance our ability to communicate,” he told Patch earlier this month. “Revving up the technology would make it even better.” The …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Kwik Trip plans to take over the building, which has been vacant for several years.
The Oakdale City Council on Tuesday approved several measures that move forward Kwik Trip’s plans to redevelop a long-vacant gas station. Kwik Trip plans to put up a service station and a car wash at the site, located at the corner of Hadley Avenue and Highway 5. The property has been vacant for seven or eight years, Community Development Director Bob Streetar told Patch in January when the plans were announced. Related: Vacant No More? New Beginnings on Horizon for Long-Vacant Gas Station The city has targeted the site for redevelopment, City Administrator Craig Waldron said. “It’s good to see it turning around,” he said. Work on the new gas station will likely begin this spring, Waldron said. Specifically, the council on Tuesday approved…
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Oakdale city council meets for its regular city council meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The Oakdale city council will receive an overview of the 2012 Street Reconstruction Program. Other items on the agenda include canvassing the votes from the Nov. 6 election; issuing a 2012 Natural Tree Sales license; adopting a fiscal policy reflected in the 2013-2014 Capital Improvement Plan and initiating 2013 projects. The city council will also hold a workshop at 5 p.m. to discuss the 2013 special revenue and utiity budgets and the 2013-2018 Capital Improvement Plan. The regualr city council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Sign up for Oakdale Patch's free e-newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The city designated the streets that will be a part of the 2013 Reconstruction and Overlay Program.
Did your street make the cut for 2013? The Oakale city council approved the streets for next year's street reconstruction and overlay project. The annual reconstruction and overlay project is part of the city's Capital Improvement Program. City staff choose the streets based on some of the lowest overall pavement conditions. Most of the streets chosen for 2013 were constructed more than 22 years ago, which also factored into the decision. Thirty-nine neighborhoods will have street work done in 2013. The city will host neighborhood meetings in November, hearings in January and send for bids in April. While most of the streets are following the plan in the CIP, the city made some adjustments based on some of streets' quality. The Sun …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Here is the agenda for the Oct. 23 city council meeting.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Oakdale City Council approved the Athletic Tournament Policy and Fees on Tuesday.
The Oakdale City Council approved Athletic Tournament Policy and Fees Tuesday night. Parks Superintendent Randy Bastyr presented the new policy to the council. The policy covers all tournaments that are pay to play, meaning if a group charges a fee to play a sport then the city will recoup some of the costs of field maintenance. All Oakdale youth athletic season end tournaments are exempt from the facility fees. The fees will be effective for 2013 reservations. Tournament scheduling requests are due on Feb. 1, with scheduling priority going to the Oakdale Athletic Association, School District 622 and the Oakdale Adult Softball Association. There are resident and non-resident fees. Groups must show proof that at least 75 percent of the …
The Oakdale City Council approved a request to enforce a city ordinance after an Oakdale liquor store failed its compliance check for the second time.
An employee of Pagerti’s Liquor store was caught selling alcohol to an underage customer earlier this month, causing the liquor store to receive a fine and a three-day suspension. Oakdale Police Chief Bill Sullivan went before the city council Tuesday regarding the incident that occurred on Aug. 4. A police officer was conducting an annual compliance check at Pagerti's and caught a customer under 21 years old purchasing alcohol. The liquor store employee did not ask to see the individual's ID. Sullivan informed the city council that this was the Pagerti's employee's fourth offense for selling alcohol to an underage individual. Three other offenses occurred in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Per the city ordinance, the liquor store will receive a $…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The city council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall tonight.
The Oakdale City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall for its regular city council meeting. Here are some highlights from the agenda: The city council meeting is open to the public.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Oakdale City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall Monday, Aug. 13.
The Oakdale City Council will be meeting tonight to discuss and possibly approve several items on the agenda. The council is meeting tonight since the primary election takes place on Tuesday. Highlights from the agenda: The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public. To keep up with news in Oakdale: Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The city council approved Park Tool's site application Tuesday night, moving the company on the fast track process to build its new facility in Oakdale.
The Oakdale City Council put Park Tool on the fast track process Tuesday night for constructing its new facility in Oakdale. Park Tool — a bicycle tool manufacturer and distributor — presented its site plans to the city council during a workshop Tuesday. Earlier this month Park Tool's president, Eric Hawkins, told Oakdale Patch that he hoped to start construction in mid-August and move into the new facility by January. Now it looks like they will be following their plan. "I think we met and exceeded all their criteria," Hawkins said. "We want to put up a good-looking building." The city requested the company provide a site plan to ensure the layout of the facility and landscaping worked well for the area, said City Administrator Craig …