The Burnsville City Council last week adopted a new ordinance regulating thrift stores larger than 5,000 square feet.
The ordinance requires the stores to have all operations indoors and have a drive-through unloading lane for donations at the rear or side of the building. Drop-off traffic may not back up onto the street.
Garbage and recycling must be enclosed or screened.
Lane closures during manhole work
Apple Valley plans to replace about 25 man hole covers on Cedar Avenue by early June at a cost of $3,000 to $5,000, said city engineer Colin Manson.
The new cast iron covers will replace old ones that did not fit well. The new fittings will bring the manhole caps up to street level in line with the final layer of pavement that will be applied to Cedar in advance of the launch of the Cedar Avenue busway June 22, Manson said.
Lane restrictions will be in effect during the paving and manhole work.
WEST ST. Paul
Trail finally gets a route through city
The last segment of the North Urban Regional Trail has finally been located.
Dakota County Commissioners last week wrapped up the route selection for the final segment of the trail through West St. Paul after receiving approval from District 197 for the paved trail to follow Warrior Drive on one side of Henry Sibley High School.
The county agreed to work with the school district to address any issues that may arise on the trail construction.
The bike and walking trail will thread through West St. Paul, South St. Paul and Mendota Heights, running between the Big River Regional Trail along the Minnesota River on the west and the Mississippi River Regional Trail along the Mississippi River on the east.
Seven of the 8 miles of the trail are already built. The final mile will skirt Dodge Nature Center property in West St. Paul and the high school property. Construction of the 10-foot wide trail segment is scheduled to begin this spring.
City still seeks input on web ads
Burnsville is looking for more input from residents as it considers selling advertising space on the city’s website.