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Mayor's Minutes: Jan. 13, 2021
January 13, 2021
It’s time for another Mayor’s Minutes episode. New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken provides an update on city projects, events and happenings.
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NHPD to Host USPCA K9 Certification Event
January 12, 2021
On Jan. 16 and 17, the New Hope Police Department will host the 2021 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 12 Detector Dog trials in New Hope, Minnesota. The annual certification event consists of a series of events in which police canine teams demonstrate their ability to work effectively and safely as a team in the detection of narcotics.
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New, Returning Council Members Sworn In
January 12, 2021
Re-elected Mayor Kathi Hemken and Council Member Hoffe, along with newly elected Council Member Michael Isenberg, took the oath of office prior to the New Hope City Council’s first regular meeting of 2021.
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Now Hiring: Building Official
January 7, 2021
The city of New Hope is hiring a building official.
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Hennepin County Announces New Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Funding
January 4, 2021
The online application process opens Monday, Jan. 4 at noon. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, Jan. 14 at noon.
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Outdoor Rinks Open Jan. 1
December 31, 2020
New Hope’s outdoor rinks at Hidden Valley, Liberty and Lions parks open tomorrow!
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Frazier Commended by New Hope City Council
December 30, 2020
At his final New Hope City Council meeting on Dec. 14, Council Member Cedrick Frazier was commended for his devoted service and contributions to the New Hope community by Mayor Kathi Hemken and his fellow city council members.
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Mayor’s Minutes: 2020 New Hope Year in Review
December 30, 2020
It's time for another Mayor's Minutes episode. New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken takes a look back at 2020 and provides a recap of the year’s accomplishments.
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January In the Pipeline Now Available!
December 29, 2020
The monthly In the Pipeline is now available.
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Utility Rate Changes for 2021
December 17, 2020
At the Dec. 14 New Hope City Council Meeting, council approved increases to multiple incremental utility rates for 2021. The total impact of the utility fee increases on an “average” residential utility customer (who uses 5,000 gallons of water per month) is predicted to be approximately $4.34 per month.
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New Hope Announces Photo Contest Winners
December 15, 2020
The eleventh annual New Hope In Focus Photo Contest concluded on Monday night as the 2020 winning photos were presented at the New Hope City Council meeting.
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New Hope City Council Approves 2021 Budget
December 15, 2020
The New Hope City Council approved the 2021 city of New Hope budget and tax levy at its Dec. 14 meeting. The 2021 budget focuses on continuing to provide existing services and programs with current resources and on public safety.
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Hennepin County Essential Services: Helping COVID-Positive Residents in Isolation
December 11, 2020
Hennepin County residents who test positive for COVID-19 and need assistance staying in isolation may reach out to Hennepin County’s COVID-19 Essential Services for support.
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New Hope Announces Employee of the Year
December 10, 2020
Aaron Thelen, New Hope Recreation Supervisor, was named New Hope’s 2020 Employee of the Year at the employee recognition event held Dec. 3.
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New Hope Cuts Fees to Help Local Businesses
November 25, 2020
At the Monday, Nov. 23 New Hope City Council meeting, council voted unanimously in favor of two resolutions to help the businesses most directly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
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New Hope Streets on Road to Improvement
November 19, 2020
New Hope’s 10-year pavement management plan addresses the city’s street pavement needs. Each year, New Hope Public Works staff and the city engineer rate approximately one half of all New Hope streets.
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2020 City Services Survey Results
November 17, 2020
The 2020 City Services Survey was conducted July 5 to Sept. 18, and more than 800 responses were received – the most feedback in more than four years. The top rated city services include police, snowplowing, water supply and sanitary sewer.
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