Bicycle racers need host families in June
Organizers of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival are seeking host families for professional cyclists competing in the Nature Valley Grand Prix, which runs June 12-16.
Several families are needed to provide housing for 300 racers who will compete in Stillwater, St. Paul, Cannon Falls, Minneapolis and Menomonie, Wis., for five days. Host families must provide a place to sleep, a bathroom with a shower, laundry area and refrigerator space, said housing coordinator Mike O’Day.
Anyone wishing to volunteer can contact O’Day at 612-309-7192 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race volunteers also are needed to help with bike corrals, course marshaling and vehicle traffic.
For more information, visit www.naturevalleybicyclefestival.com.
Tax abatement public hearing set
Washington County will conduct a public hearing concerning a tax abatement request from the city of Lake Elmo for a property at 8665 Hudson Blvd.
The city is requesting that Washington County approve an economic development tax abatement for Valley Cartage, a transportation logistics company from Hudson, Wis., that wants to relocate to a site on Hudson Boulevard. A city abatement was approved Feb. 19.
The transportation logistics and call center operation expects to add 50 new jobs to its current 30 if it comes to Lake Elmo. The abatement would amount to $20,000 total over four years.
The public hearing will be held April 9 at 9 a.m. in the fifth-floor boardroom of the Washington County Government Center.
Lakeview Hospital will use Code Red
Lakeview Hospital will use the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Code Red emergency communications notification system after the County Board approved an agreement with the hospital March 19.