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The city of Woodbury has extended the deadline for nominations for the sixth annual Environmental Excellence Awards through Sept. 13.
The award was started in 2008 as a way of recognizing projects that promote sustainability. The competition features 10 categories: green building, green remodeling, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, energy efficiency and conservation, use of renewable or alternative energy, sustainable business practices, environmental education and awareness, innovative stormwater management practices, and youth leadership, according to the city’s website.
Those wishing to nominate a business, nonprofit, school or resident must mail a nomination form to City Hall — 8301 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury, MN 55125 — by the new deadline. Visit the city’s website for more information or to download the form. Applicants can nominate themselves.
Sheriff’s Office joins drug theft task force
The Washington County Board approved an agreement Sept. 3 between the Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to create a new investigative task force with a focus on the large scale diversion of pharmaceutical drugs.
The DEA, from headquarters in Minneapolis, will investigate the diversion, illegal distribution, and theft of pharmaceutical drugs by doctors, pharmacies and other health care providers. The Sheriff’s Office will provide one full-time deputy for the task force.
The term of the agreement is Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014.
Fall maintenance to begin Monday
The Woodbury Public Works Department plans to start regular maintenance work in the city’s neighborhoods, officials said.
The work will proceed, weather permitting, on Monday and is expected to continue through the end of week, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Residents are asked not to park on the street and to remove any other items, such as portable basketball hoops, that might interfere with street sweeping. Once that phase of the work has been completed, hydrant flushing will begin the week of Sept. 16.
For information about street sweeping or hydrant flushing, contact the Public Works Department at 651-714-3720.
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