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Getting to and from some of the neighborhoods near a new Woodbury development may be difficult for some. Concerns about access points to Urban Village were raised at a neighborhood meeting Thursday, Oct.
Woodbury homeowners may soon have a new way of dealing with emergency water service repairs - especially curb stop issues. After seeing a number of curb stops fail in 2010 and 2011, some of which cost homeowners more than $6,000 to fix, city staff said a change in the current ordinance is needed. Woodbury City Council discussed the issue at a workshop Wednesday, Oct.
When kids walk through the doors of Karen Foy's house, they're suddenly in a different world. Every year, the Woodbury resident's home is an adventure filled with funky, quirky, scary witches, skeletons and skulls. For 30 years, she's collected plenty of things that decorate every room in her home. "The kids are just amazed," Foy said.
A portion of Radio Drive may not belong to the city of Woodbury anymore. During a joint meeting between City Council and Washington County Commissioners Oct.
Woodbury City Council member Christopher Burns recently suggested reducing the number of city newsletters to save on printing and mailing costs. When it came time to discuss the "City Update" newsletters at an Oct.
Proposed fees in a new Woodbury massage therapy ordinance have been reduced. A second draft of the ordinance shows a reduction of a total of $725 in the fee schedule. City staff met with massage therapists Tuesday, Oct. 18, to review a final draft of the ordinance before it heads to City Council next month. About 20 therapists, business owners and other stakeholders met with City Clerk Kim Blaeser, City Planner Eric Searles and police Commander Jay Alberio to give their final input. The main changes from the original draft include investigation and application fees.
To recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Woodbury HealthCore Alliance held a speaker session last week that focused on women's health. The event featured Dr. Sam Arnold, CEO of Comprehensive Healthcare for Women, and Amy Hawks of Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute Tuesday, Oct.
Gary Rinehart told his doctors he's not a typical cancer patient. "I'm young, I'm healthy and quite honestly, I'm kind of mean," he said. The 44-year-old Woodbury Athletic Association coach was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic colon cancer in July. The news spread like wildfire, he said. Rinehart has been coaching wrestling, baseball, little league and football for WAA over the past six years.
After five years without a pay increase, Woodbury City Council had to face an "awkward" subject Wednesday. The city's human resources department requested council's input on their own pay, which staff said is about 30 percent less than the average wage for mayors and council members in comparable metro area suburbs. Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens and the rest of the council come in last after cities like Bloomington, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie and Cottage Grove, according to a survey that human resources gathered. "It shows that we are significantly behind other cities," said Jody Vog
A sewer project taking place in the southern part of Woodbury will be happening around the clock. Woodbury City Council voted last Wednesday to allow Northwest Asphalt to work extended hours on the Bailey Lake trunk sanitary sewer project that began Oct.