Monday, November 19, 2012
The city of Oakdale will present the proposed 2013 budget at an upcoming council meeting.
Oakdale city staff will be presenting the proposed 2013 budget at the Dec. 11 city council meeting. Residents who attend will learn about the budget process and how a portion of the property taxes fund a variety of municipal services. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on next year's budget. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Oakdale city council received an overview of streets that were part of the city's reconstruction program.
Did your street get a makeover? The Oakdale city council reviewed work completed on several streets as part of the 2012 Street Reconstruction Program. Portions of the following streets were reconstructed: After the overview, the city council was also informed that the landscaping for Tartan Crossing has been completed. Soon work will begin on the street light and street signal improvements. Keep up with city government, businesses and other happenings in the community by signing up for our free e-newsletter , liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter .
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
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The council voted 4-1 to approve the site plan for a new day care center.
It looks like a new day care is coming to Oakdale. The city council approved a site plan for Little Minds Learning Center to build a 7,700 square foot building just south of Novation Credit Union. The council met for a special council meeting Wednesday night and voted 4-1, with Councilman Stan Karwoski casting the dissenting vote. Councilman Paul Reinke was absent. The site plan first came before the council last month. The new facility would be located in close proximity to the Oak Marsh Golf Course. The council tabled the discussion due to safety concerns regarding the possibility of stray golf balls landing on the day care site and in the children's outdoor play area. The council asked the applicant to return to present a safety plan. …
City council candidates Stan Karwoski and Paul Reinke ran unopposed.
The city council elections went smoothly this year. After all, both candidates were running unopposed. Incumbents Stan Karwoski and Paul Reinke were re-elected early Wednesday morning, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State. Results are not official until they are verified by the local canvassing board. Both were elected to four-year terms. This will be Karwoski's third, full term, having served a partial term in 2002. This will be Reinke's third term. Both are long-time Oakdale residents. Oakdale Patch caught up with Karwoski and Reinke after the elections to get their thoughts about re-election and city projects. Sign up for Oakdale Patch's free e-newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check back to Oakdale Patch's Local Election Hub for updates on local races impacting the Oakdale area.
Updated: 3:00 p.m. (Nov. 8) Welcome to Oakdale Patch's Election Hub for local races that impact the Oakdale area. This post will be updated throughout the day. Minnesota Election Results: President, U.S. Senate, Congress and Amendments MN Voter ID Amendment Fails: 'Vote No' Wins MN Marriage Amendment Fails: 'Vote No' Wins Elections 2012: How Did Your Precinct Vote On Candidates, Issues? Washington County Board Election Results (Updated) Election Results 2012: Voters Choose Lorie Skjerven Gildea for Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for Oakdale Patch's free e-newsletter Here are the results for Oakdale's local races: * 17 of 17 precincts reporting Related: Bearth Defeats Pulkrabek …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Oakdale City Council will have a special city council meeting regarding a new day care center site plan approval.
Two weeks ago the Oakdale city council tabled a site plan approval for a new day care center due to safety concerns. Little Minds Learning Center sought approval on Oct. 23 to build a 7,700 square foot building directly south of Novation Credit Union on the northerly portion of Outlot A Oak Marsh Commercial 2nd Addition. Related: Children Safety Concerns Cause Pause for City Council on New Day Care Center Approval The proposed site is in close proximity to the Oak Marsh Golf Course, which raised concerns about stray golf balls landing on the site's outdoor play area for the children. The council asked that Little Minds return to the city council with a plan in place to overcome safety concerns. The day care center recently provided the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The applicant must provide a documented plan that addresses safety concerns for its site plan at the Nov. 13 city council meeting.
Safety concerns put a temporary hault to city council approval for a new day care center's site plan. A site plan for a Little Minds Learning Center — a preschool that also has similar attributes of a day care center —was brought before the city council for approval Tuesday night. Little Minds currently has three Wisconsin locations in Hudson, River Falls and Onalaska. Oakdale would be its first Minnesota location. The Oakdale site provided convenience to the interstate system, housing proximity and a feeling of "comfort, safety and control for children," said Todd Barnhardt, the owner of Little Minds Learning Center. In its site plan and subdivision request, Little Minds sought approval for a 7,700 square foot building directly south of …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
An Oakdale liquor story employee was caught selling alcohol to an underage person, which prompted a fine from the city and a three-day suspension. The city waived the three-day suspension now that the liquor store is undergoing new ownership.
The pending new ownership of an Oakdale liquor store will not have to temporarily close shop. Last month the Oakdale city council was forced to deal with a liquor store whose employee was caught selling alcohol to an underage customer. This was the employee's fourth offense in four years. The current ownership of Pagerti’s Liquor was fined $500 for breaking the city's ordinance. Police Chief Bill Sullivan also recommended last month that the city issue a three-day suspension of the liquor store's license. Related: Oakdale Liquor Store Employee Caught Selling Liquor to Underage Customer However, Sullivan also noted at the Aug. 28 meeting that new ownership was in the process of taking over the liquor store. If the new owners proceeded to …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Oakdale City Council renewed an agreement with MBRB, a group that has been working with the city on deer population control.
The city of Oakdale will continue to crack down on deer population control after the city council renewed an agreement with the Metro Bowhunters Resource Base Tuesday night. MBRB works with the state Department of Natural Resources and metro communities to help control deer population through bowhunting, according to its website. The organization works with cities to administer safe and special hunts during the year to help with deer population problems. The city first entered into an agreement with MBRB in 2005 after receiving multiple complaints from residents about deer. Since starting the program a total of 84 deer have been harvested. "It's necessary to keep the deer population in check and healthy," said Councilman Stan Karwoski. …