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City will share cost of sealing old wells

Blaine residents have until April 15 to apply for financial assistance with sealing old wells.

The Minnesota Department of Health requires residents to either seal unused wells or apply for a permit to keep them open. Sealing old wells protects the groundwater supply from contamination.

Blaine has obtained a cost-sharing grant to assist residents. The city will pay the landowner 50 percent of the direct cost of sealing a well, up to $500.

So far, 14 property owners have taken advantage of the cost-sharing. The average cost for those 14 projects has been $655 with a majority costing under $500.

For more information, contact Jim Hafner at or call 763-785-6188.

Brooklyn Center

Volunteers sought for ‘adopt’ program

Brooklyn Center is seeking volunteers for its Adopt A Park, Trail, Street or Flower Garden program.

The program is open to businesses, organizations, neighborhood associations and individuals willing to partner with the city to improve the community.

For more information about adopting a park, trail, street, rain garden, or flower garden in a city park, contact Jenny Whiting at 763-585-7100.

To adopt a flower garden or plant container at City Hall or the Community Center, contact Kelly Mertes at 763-569-3405.

Brooklyn Park

Open house will look at W. Broadway project

Brooklyn Park and Hennepin County will host an open house Thursday, March 13, on the W. Broadway Avenue Reconstruction Project. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. at Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Av. N.

The project along Broadway from Interstate 694 northward to Hwy. 610 is designed to increase safety and better accommodate all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. Preliminary plans call for a continuous four-lane divided highway with dedicated turn lanes at major intersections and an eight-foot-wide pedestrian/bicycle trail along both sides of the street.

The open house will showcase the preliminary design plan. There will be an opportunity for public comment. The reconstruction project is scheduled to start in the fall of 2015.

For more information go to tion/west-broadway-ave-brook lyn-park.

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