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Public Works Week: May 16-22
05/16/2021
The city of New Hope recognizes the importance of public works personnel in maintaining the city’s infrastructure to provide a safe and healthy environment for the community. To honor the dedication and valuable contributions made by public works personnel, New Hope has proclaimed May 16-22, 2021 as National Public Works Week.
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FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Assistance
05/13/2021
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched an emergency broadband benefit to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Sign Up for New Hope's City-Wide Garage Sale
05/12/2021
Sign up to participate in New Hope's second annual city-wide garage sale, held June 18 and 19.
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Mayor's Minutes: Week of May 10
05/12/2021
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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HRG Launches New Recycling App, Website Features
05/07/2021
The Hennepin Recycling Group has launched a mobile app, Brooklyn Park HRG Recycling, to make it even easier for residents to stay connected about recycling collection programs.
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Council Approves Conditional Use Permit for Charter School
05/05/2021
At its April 26 meeting, the New Hope City Council passed a resolution approving a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a charter school at 4741 Zealand Ave N.
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Happy Star Wars Day!
05/04/2021
It's Star Wars Day! Celebrate by learning more about the first film and testing your Star Wars knowledge.
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New Hope Joins International Code Council for the Celebration of Building Safety Month 2021
05/03/2021
In May 2021, New Hope will participate in the 41st annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the Internal Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety.
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New Hope Proclaims May as Arbor Month
05/02/2021
On April 15, the New Hope City Council proclaimed the month of May as Arbor Month in the city of New Hope.
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In the Pipeline: May 2021
05/01/2021
The latest issue of In the Pipeline is available online.
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Repairs Coming to Boone Avenue Railroad Crossing
04/30/2021
Repairs are coming to the Boone Avenue railroad crossing. At its April 26 meeting, New Hope City Council passed a resolution approving a joint powers agreement between the city and Canadian Pacific Railway for replacement of the railroad’s crossing on Boone Avenue.
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New Hope Summer Theater is Back On for 2021 Season
04/29/2021
New Hope City Council has approved an agreement with Off Broadway Musical Theater (OBMT) for the summer of 2021.
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City Council Adopts State Performance Measures
04/28/2021
At its meeting of April 26, New Hope City Council adopted a resolution implementing the state performance measures and corresponding New Hope City Services Survey for 2021.
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Snowman/Snow Sculpture Contest Winners Announced
04/27/2021
Winners of the 2020/2021 Snowman/Snow Sculpture Contest were announced and recognized at the April 26 New Hope City Council Meeting.
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Winnetka Railroad Crossing Closed Starting Apr. 26
04/23/2021
Winnetka Avenue will be closed starting Monday, April 26. The detour route can be seen in the attached notice and directs traffic around on Bass Lake Road, Douglas Drive, and 42nd Avenue. It will remain closed for 4 – 6 weeks while work is being done to replace the railroad tracks as well as some underlying utilities.
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Earth Day Curbside Recycling Refresher
04/22/2021
A great way to help the earth on Earth Day, and beyond, is through recycling. In honor of Earth Day, take a quick refresher of Hennepin Recycling Group’s guide to curbside recycling.
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City Statement on Chauvin Trial
04/21/2021
Police Chief Tim Hoyt shares a statement on the Derek Chauvin trial.
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The Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup Week
04/19/2021
The city of New Hope is dedicated to preserving and protecting the water resources in its watersheds and encourages community members to do the same.
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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
04/18/2021
The city of New Hope recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure community, and understands the courageous role that crime victims have in the criminal justice process. To honor this role, New Hope has proclaimed April 18-24, 2021 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
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New Hope Receives Financial Excellence Award
04/16/2021
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the city of New Hope for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2019.
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Street Sweeping Begins on April 19
04/15/2021
New Hope’s spring street sweeping is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 19.
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Severe Weather Awareness Week
04/14/2021
It’s Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week. Severe Weather Awareness Week is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming severe weather season.
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Join the Step to It Challenge!
04/07/2021
The Step to It Challenge is a fun, free program that encourages people of all ages and abilities to become more physically active and build healthy habits.
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Maple Grove Yardwaste Site
04/02/2021
The site is open for the season and ready to accept lawn and garden waste.
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A Message from Police Chief Tim Hoyt
04/01/2021
Our community and those reaching far beyond our borders, left reeling after the tragic death of George Floyd, are reliving the trauma as the trial of Derek Chauvin is underway in Minneapolis.
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Park Improvement Plans Approved
03/29/2021
New Hope City Council has approved plans and specifications and authorized the advertisement of bids for improvements to Corner and Little Acre parks.
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New Hope's Tax Capacity Rate Explained
03/26/2021
Many residents wonder why New Hope's tax capacity rate is higher when compared to neighboring communities. There's more to the number. Here's an explanation of how it works.
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Information Regarding March 24 Incident
03/25/2021
On March 24, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., New Hope Police Officers were dispatched to the 9400 block of Northwood Parkway regarding a robbery and vehicle theft.
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New Hope Adopts Meadow Lake Community Action Plan
03/23/2021
New Hope City Council approved the plan, outlining goals and objectives to manage stormwater and reduce phosphorus runoff.
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Spring Into Home Improvements
03/22/2021
Looking to do some spring home improvement? New Hope has partnered with the Center for Energy and Environment to offer financing to help homeowners improve their homes.
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Mattress Recycling
03/16/2021
Have a mattress to dispose of? Recycle it!
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Updated “Report an Issue” Website Functionality
03/12/2021
The city of New Hope has upgraded the citizen reporting system (“Report an Issue”) on the city website. Users will see minimal changes when submitting an issue.
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New Blue Line Extension Route Options Introduced
03/11/2021
Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County released revised potential route options for the METRO Blue Line Extension on Thursday, March 11. The potential light rail transit routes represent technical and community discussions over several months since project partners announced a new direction for the project in August 2020, advancing the project without the use of freight railroad property.
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MN Department of Health Launches Vaccine Connector
03/05/2021
The Minnesota Department of Health recently launched the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector. The tool connects Minnesotans who want to receive the vaccine with details about when, where and how to receive one.
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Hennepin County Emergency Rent Assistance
03/05/2021
Apply now for emergency rent assistance from Hennepin County. Households with unpaid rent and low incomes may qualify for help paying for rent and utility bills.
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Bins and Barrels Sale
03/04/2021
Help yourself, help your wallet and help your earth at the same time. Purchase a rain barrel and/or a compost bin at a reduced price through the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM).
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Contract Awarded for 2021 Infrastructure Project
02/27/2021
The infrastructure improvements coming in 2021 include street, water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer improvements in residential areas along Erickson Drive and the Lions Park neighborhood.
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Contract Awarded for Ice Arena Roof Replacement
02/26/2021
Roof improvements are coming to New Hope Ice Arena. New Hope City Council awarded the construction contract for the project to Jackson & Associates at its Feb. 22 meeting.
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New Hope's ‘AA’ Credit Rating Reaffirmed
02/23/2021
New Hope has received a ‘AA’ long-term credit rating from Standard & Poor’s on $2,020,000 in general obligation tax abatement bonds and a reaffirmed ‘AA’ rating on the city’s existing general obligation bonds.
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NHPD Launches Community Engagement App
02/22/2021
The New Hope Police Department is increasing community engagement efforts with a new app, helping residents connect with the police department, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their mobile device or computer.
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New Hope Uses GreenSteps to Reach Sustainability Goals
02/11/2021
The city of New Hope understands the importance of being sustainable and environmentally-friendly. One way the city achieves this is through participation in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. The program's framework is used to guide projects, initiatives and goals by implementing proven best practice actions.
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Tax Assistance
02/11/2021
It’s that time of year when many are working on filing their state and federal taxes. Preparing your taxes can be daunting, but help is available. Here are details about programs available to New Hope residents.
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New Hope Police Department K9, Kody, to Retire
02/09/2021
New Hope K9 Kody is retiring after serving the New Hope community for the past eight years.
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Online Payment Now Available for Building Permits
02/01/2021
The city of New Hope knows not all home improvement projects are completed during normal business hours. That’s why we’re making it easier to apply and pay for permits as well as schedule inspections when it works for you.
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Possible Scam Alert: Unemployment Insurance
02/01/2021
The New Hope Police Department is aware of a scam involving Minnesota Unemployment Insurance.
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New Hope Aquatic Park is Now Hiring!
01/28/2021
The New Hope Aquatic Park is getting ready to open this summer and now hiring for a number of positions.
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Now Hiring: Seasonal Public Works Positions
01/26/2021
New Hope Public Works is now hiring for parks, utilities and stormwater full-time seasonal positions.
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Keep Comfortable and Save Money on Energy
01/21/2021
The city of New Hope and Home Energy Squad are partnering to bring warmth and energy savings into your home this winter.
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Tax Return Scams and How to Help Protect Yourself
01/20/2021
Tax season means a significant increase in scammers attempting to take advantage of residents by posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
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New, Returning Council Members Sworn In
01/12/2021
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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Frazier Commended by New Hope City Council
12/30/2020
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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Utility Rate Changes for 2021
12/17/2020
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
12/15/2020
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
12/15/2020
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
12/11/2020
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 Employee of the Year, Aaron Thelen
New Hope Announces Employee of the Year
12/10/2020
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
11/25/2020
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
11/19/2020
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
11/17/2020
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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Self-Guided City Project Tour
11/05/2020
Each year, New Hope City Council, Commissioners, legislators and staff take a tour of the city’s development and redevelopment projects. This year looked a bit different due to COVID-19, with a virtual tour map and booklet created for self-guided tours.
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Rental Property Support Funding Now Available
11/05/2020
Funding available for tenants and landlords to cover costs of unpaid rent due to COVID-19.
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Online Inspection Scheduling Now Available!
11/04/2020
The city of New Hope now offers eScheduling for most inspection types, via the ePermits Portal.
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Home Energy Squad Virtual Home Audits
10/27/2020
The Home Energy Squad can help show you ways your home is using energy, as well as recommend ways to decrease your energy use.
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New Hope Council Adopts 2040 Comprehensive Plan
10/15/2020
New Hope City Council approved a resolution adopting the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan and placing it into effect at its meeting on Sept. 12.
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Free Virtual Home Energy Visits from Home Energy Squad
04/21/2020
The Home Energy Squad is offering free virtual home energy visits to help residents identify ways to be more energy efficient.
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