The event regularly draws thousands of shoppers from across the Upper Midwest and will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Residents planning a sale on those days are urged to register their site to the directory by logging on to the Lions website, www.lionsgaragesale.org, by April 27. Registration forms also can be submitted at Associated Bank, 1835 Radio Dr., Woodbury.
Paper copies of the directory will be sold at area gas stations and grocery stores.
Proposed hotel addition gets conditional approval
A proposal to build a 20-room expansion at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater stayed alive recently when the City Council voted 5-0 to grant conceptual approval to the plan and take formal action later, after recommendations from the city’s Planning Commission.
Most notable about the hotel project, if approved, would be a clock tower designed to resemble that of Union Depot, a building that once stood on the site. The proposed tower, on the north end of the addition, would be constructed as a frame-style outline of the original tower to avoid limiting views of the St. Croix River, said Roger Tomten, who designed the expansion. The first floor of the new wing would be used for meeting rooms, the second and third floors for hotel rooms, and the fourth floor for an outdoor patio.
The original portion of the hotel was the Lumber Exchange Building, constructed in 1890. The owner of the Water Street Inn is Chuck Dougherty, an Oak Park Heights City Council member.
Applications now open for United Way grants
United Way of Washington County-East’s Youth United Way is offering youth program grants that will be awarded this summer. To be eligible, nonprofit groups must fill out an application and use the funds for youth programs that will occur in, or benefit, the Stillwater School District area.
Applications are due May 1. Application guidelines and forms can be found on www.uwwce.org/youth unitedwaygrantinfo.html, or call the United Way office at 651-349-3838.
New road connections will be built near bridge
The Washington County Board has approved agreements with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bayport and Oak Park Heights to oversee roadway construction that will realign connections to Hwy. 95 in those cities.
The project is part of highways being built around the new St. Croix River bridge.
The county plans to reconstruct portions of Pickett Avenue, 56th Street and Stagecoach Trail this year. The project includes realigning Pickett Avenue/56th Street to better connect Stagecoach Trail to Hwy. 95.
The overall project is estimated to cost $3.2 million. Of that, $1.7 million will be funded by MnDOT, $2,053 by the city of Bayport, $13,003 by the city of Oak Park Heights, and $1.5 million from county state-aid funds.