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City of New Hope
4401 Xylon Avenue N
New Hope, MN 55428
Phone: 763-531-5100
Fax: 763-531-5136
www.ci.new-hope.mn.us
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City Council Work Session- Packet

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

People get ready... there’s a Holiday Train a comin’!Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train travels through the US and Canada each December to spread holiday cheer and collect donations for local food shelves. This year, the train is returning to the crossing near the New Hope Ice Arena on Sunday, December 10 at 3:35 p.m.! The stop will feature a musical performance by recording artists Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott and Dallas Smith at 3:45 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to donate heart-healthy, non-perishable food items and cash to benefit The Food Group, which is based in New Hope. Refreshments will be available. Flyer (more...)

Human Rights Commission vacancy

The New Hope City Council is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Human Rights Commission. The Human Rights Commission advises the City Council on human relations and civil rights issues. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Members serve two-year terms. An application form is available here, or by calling the city clerk at 763-531-5117. Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 29.

Holiday food and toy drives

City employees are sponsoring holiday food and toy drives again this year. Unopened, nonperishable food items will be accepted at drop-off sites at City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave. N. Drop-off site hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The New Hope Police Department is sponsoring a holiday toy drive. Unwrapped toys may be dropped off 24 hours a day in the lobby of the New Hope Police Department, 4401 Xylon Ave. N. (lower level). Donations to either drive may also be made by cash or check. Food and toys will be accepted until December 15.

Yard waste site accepts leaves, branches and garden waste

The Maple Grove yard waste site is a great place to dispose of leaves, garden waste, branches (up to 10 inches in diameter), brush, grass clippings and small quantities of sod or dirt.

The site, which is located at 10300 Maple Grove Pkwy N., is free for residents of New Hope to use with proof of residency. Users need to unload materials and take their bags or containers home with them. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays, through November 30.

For directions, items accepted and other details listen to the recorded message at 763-420-4886 or visit the facility’s website at www.mgyardwaste.com.

No on-street parking after snowfall

With wintertime here, it’s important for residents to remember New Hope’s on-street parking restrictions:

Vehicles violating the city’s parking restrictions may be ticketed or towed.

City Council approves 2018 preliminary budget and tax levy

The New Hope City Council and city staff have been working for several months to prepare and refine the 2018 City of New Hope Budget. The Council approved the 2018 preliminary budget and tax levy at its meeting on September 11. The preliminary 2018 general fund budget is $13,737,762, an increase of only $172,000, or 1.3% compared to 2017. This is the smallest increase in the last two years. The preliminary 2018 tax levy is $12,912,742, an increase of $945,000, or 7.9%, compared to 2017. The Council and city staff will continue to review the budget in detail over the next few months. The proposed budget and tax levy will be presented at a budget public hearing on December 4.

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Commissioner Bus Tour Guide

New Hope city commissioners, council members and city staff took a tour of recent city projects on a bus tour in mid-September. The guide below includes information about the 28 projects that were included in that bus tour.

Commissioner Bus Tour - September 2017

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast - A Tapestry of Color

2017 Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

The New Hope Community Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was Friday, October 27, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. The theme of this year’s event is “New Hope: A Tapestry of Color.” The event included reflections by leaders from many local faith communities and music.

A photo gallery of the event, in pdf format, is available here.

A video of the event will be rebroadcast on CCX Ch. 20 on 11/1 at 4 p.m., 11/2 at 8 a.m., 11/4 at 8:30 p.m. and 11/5 at 12:30 p.m.

2040 New Hope Comprehensive Plan update

The city of New Hope has begun work on the 2040 update of the New Hope Comprehensive Plan. The updated plan will provide New Hope with an outline for future development and redevelopment through the year 2040. More information about the New Hope 2040 Comprehensive Plan update is available here.

CenterPoint Energy gas main project on Winnetka Avenue

CenterPoint Energy is replacing large diameter gas main in Brooklyn Park and New Hope this summer. Work on the New Hope portion of the project began on August 21, resulting in road closures on Winnetka Avenue between 63rd Ave. N. and Bass Lake Road. For updated information on the project, visit CenterPoint's project website.

Planning for proposed police station and city hall moves to next phase

On August 28, a majority of the New Hope City Council approved design development phase plans from Wold Architects and Engineers for a proposed new police station and city hall and authorized Wold to proceed to the next phase of the design process – the preparation of construction documents. To view the design development phase plans and other information about the proposed project, click on “Police Station and City Hall Planning” above on the right.

Performance Measurement Report

The City Council reviewed an updated version of the City of New Hope Performance Measurement Report at its September work session. The report is a cumulative summary compiled from various sources, primarily the City Services Survey, an annual paper and web-based survey, and the Morris Leatherman Company Survey, an extensive professional community-wide phone survey. The latest version also incorporates SMART goals (Specific-Measurable-Achievable-Realistic-Timely).

City of New Hope Performance Measurement Report - September 2017

New Hope Farmers Market

The New Hope Community Farmers Market returned to City Center on Saturday, June 17. After two years at a different location, the market will be located in Xylon Avenue, just north of 42nd Avenue, between New Hope City Hall and Hy-Vee. The market, which features about 80 vendors, is a great place to get farm-fresh vegetables and fruits. It’s also a good place to browse the handiwork of local artists and crafters, discover some locally prepared foods, and listen to home-spun entertainment. Fall market hours are every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through October 7. For more information, visit www.newhopemarket.org.

Council accepts 2016 Annual Financial Report

The New Hope City Council reviewed the 2016 Annual Financial Report at the work session on May 15 and formally accepted the audit at the Council meeting on May 22. Bill Lauer from the audit firm Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich and Co. gave a summary review of the scope of the audit, MMKR's findings and opinion of the city records and financial data, and presented an overview of the city's financial status at Council meeting. MMKR did not identify any deficiencies in internal controls that they consider to be material weaknesses, they found no instances of noncompliance, and they encountered no significant difficulties in dealing with management in performing and completing the audit. To learn more details about the 2016 New Hope Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), view the documents below:

Yard waste site is open

Dumping yard waste

As you begin to spruce up your lawn and landscaping after its long winter nap, remember that the Maple Grove yard waste site accepts and recycles leaves, grass, brush and branches. The site, located at 10300 Maple Grove Parkway, opened for the season on April 1. The site is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m., through November 30. The site is located just east of The Grove Super Target. Visit www.mgyardwaste.com or call 763-420-4886 for directions and details about materials accepted.

New Hope includes street improvements in property tax levy

New Hope property tax rate appears to be a bit higher than those of eight surrounding communities. New Hope's tax capacity rate in 2017 is 59.931%, or third highest of the nine communities. That ranking, however, does not factor in that New Hope is the only one of those cities that does not levy special assessments for street infrastructure improvement projects. New Hope funds those projects through an annual street infrastructure levy. Removing New Hope's street infrastructure levy from the tax capacity comparision puts it on an equal playing field with neighboring communities. In that comparison, New Hope ranks fifth in total tax capacity rate for 2017, at 50.984% (more...)

CenterPoint Energy to replace gas pipeline along Winnetka Avenue

A contractor for CenterPoint Energy will be replacing existing natural gas distribution and transmission mains along Winnetka Avenue north beginning in August. The portion of the project in New Hope will be along Winnetka from 55th Avenue N to 63rd Avenue North. CenterPoint, in cooperation with the cities of New Hope and Crystal, is holding an open house at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at New Hope City Hall, to share details about the project and answer questions. CenterPoint also has also set up a project website for the Winnetka Pipeline Project.

Winnetka Pipeline project overview and open house announcement

2017 City of New Hope Economic Development Report

The city of New Hope Economic Development Report highlights redevelopment projects throughout the city from the previous year and the tools that are in place to promote development activity. The city’s Economic Development Authority promotes and facilitates business development and housing redevelopment activities.

2017 New Hope Economic Development Report

2016 Water Quality Report

The Minnesota Department of Health requires water suppliers, including the city of New Hope, to prepare annual water Consumer Confidence Reports to report the water quality for the previous year. To read New Hope's 2016 report, click on the link below.

2016 Water Quality Report