Briefs: Future of Lockheed Martin site meeting topic
- March 9, 2012 - 6:25 PM
People interested in learning more about plans for the Lockheed Martin site at 3333 Pilot Knob Road in Eagan are invited to a neighborhood meeting Wednesday hosted by developer CSM Properties.
The meeting will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the South Oaks Room at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy. Representatives from CSM and its consultants will make a presentation and answer questions about their proposal before submitting a formal request to the city for a Comprehensive Guide Plan change.
Discussion so far has focused on turning the Lockheed Martin site into a retail development.
BURNSVILLECitywide garage sale signup is underway
Residents with stuff to sell have until April 27 to sign up for the Community-Wide Garage Sale.
Participating Burnsville homeowners can host sales on May 18-19 and have them listed on a map available to shoppers. Participants in the citywide event also will be given registration numbers and coordinating yard signs to identify their sales.
Registration forms are available at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Pkwy., or online at www.burnsville.org/garagesale. The fee will be $20 to register a sale; credit card payments will be accepted online.
For more information, contact Shellie Krouse at 952-895-4500.
EAGANApplicants sought for advisory boards
Residents are encouraged to apply for openings on Eagan city advisory commissions and the multi-city watershed management board.
Applications for vacancies on the city's Advisory Planning Commission, Advisory Parks Commission, Airport Relations Commission and Energy and Environment Advisory Commission, as well as the Gun Club Lake Watershed Management Organization, are due March 28. Descriptions of the commissions are available on the city website at www.cityofeagan.com .
The City Council typically makes appointments in April or May following interviews. Terms on the commissions are for two years.
"The only real requirements are a sincere interest and an open mind about what is best for Eagan," said City Administrator Tom Hedges.
Interested residents must complete an application and a "protected information" form, both of which can be found at Eagan Municipal Center, 3830 Pilot Knob Road, or on the city website.
For more information, call Assistant City Administrator Dianne Miller at 651-675-5014.
DAKOTA COUNTYLenders recognized for helping new buyers
The Dakota County Community Development Agency has recognized five mortgage lenders for their participation in the 2011 Dakota County First-Time Homebuyer Program.
The lenders -- PHH Home Loans, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Prime Mortgage, Edina Realty Mortgage and Bell Mortgage, a Division of State Bank & Trust -- accounted for 61 percent of the 236 loans offered through the program. In total, the program allowed first-time buyers to purchase $31 million worth of real estate in Dakota County, with an average price of $136,355.
"The CDA's lending partners are the backbone of the program and the primary interface with homebuyers," said Mark Ulfers, executive director of the CDA. "
The program offers low-interest, fixed-rate mortgages and down payment and closing-cost assistance.
WEST ST. PAULBeloved Dodge Nature Center eagle dies
Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul has lost the bald eagle that made its home at the nature center since 1979.
The eagle came to the nature center after it was hit by a car and lost a wing. It died March 2 at an estimated age of 35.
"Over the years many volunteers cared for the national emblem, which involved feeding her daily and cleaning her mew regularly. Also, many volunteers routinely delivered fish, the eagle's favored meal choice," the nature center said in a press release.
Dodge plans to replace the eagle as soon as it can.
LAKEVILLEHome expo Saturday
A landscape and home expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Av. It's all free: parking, admission and seminars. To reserve an exhibit booth, call the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce at 952-469-2020.
KATIE HUMPHREY, LAURIE BLAKE AND JIM ADAMS
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