City News, Reports and Projects
Trails Open House: January 21, 2014
The City of Shorewood is considering two trail/sidewalk segments: Galpin Lake Road and Mill Street. Join staff and engineering consultants at Excelsior Elementary School, 441 Oak Street, on Tuesday, January 21, 5-7 pm, to get information, share comments, and ask questions. Click on the appropriate trail listed above to view the feasbility study.
If you are unable to attend and would like to ask questions or make comments on the potential trails, please email Brad Nielsen, Planning Director, or call the city, 952-960-7900.
Met Council Sewer Main Project
The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) project to construct a second sewer force main in Shorewood and Greenwood east of Excelsior is on hold for the winter. Work is anticipated to resume in the spring of 2014. If you have any questions regarding the project MCES please call Tom Buchal at 651-325-6369 or Quentin Knaak at 651-325-5790. See the project website for complete information and project updates.
2014 Construction affecting Shorewood residents will be on Excelsior Boulevard from Manor Road to St. Albans Bay Road and Covington Road from about 500 feet west of Carrie Lane to the top of the hill east of the cemetery entrance.
Aster Trail Reconstruction Affects Local Traffic
The City of Victoria will be reconstructing Aster Trail from West 62nd Street to the south. The new roadway will have bituminous surfacing and is planned to be constructed between August 27, 2013 and the end of October, 2013. Final clean up and final surfacing will be constructed by the middle of June, 2014.Residents in Shorewood may experience minor delays in traffic due to construction activity where Aster Trail intersects with West 62nd Street. There will also be additional traffic due to the construction work utilizing TH 7, Church Road and West 62nd Street. This is a City of Victoria project, so please direct questions to the city at 952-443-4210.
Water Report Available
The annual water report is now available. This report is for testing that was conducted during the year 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works Director Larry Brown, 952.960.7913, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Council has reviewed a 20 year street maintenance program that includes projected timeframes to Reconstruct, Reclaim, Overlay, and Sealcoat various streets throughout Shorewood. The plan is subject to annual budget constraints and council review but represents the city’s efforts to keep the streets in good overall condition. Citizens are encouraged to provide feedback to the City Council and staff on the timing and nature of the maintenance activities.
City code requires for-profit solicitors to get a solicitation license from the city. Each solicitor must carry a copy of the license, and they must be able to show it upon request. Examples of licenses issued in the past include sale of cleaning products, magazines, encyclopedias, aerial photos, and services such as dry cleaning, home maintenance and investment services. Ask to see a copy of the license . If they are unable to provide it, call the police at 9-1-1. If you do not want solicitors to come to your door, place a 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” card on or next to your front door reading “No Solicitors” in 1/2” letters.
Children selling items to raise funds for schools, scouts, and organized youth groups; persons involved in a community event; religious and political organizations; or solicitors doing business by a scheduled appointment are exempt. .