1/28/2013 4:36:00 PM City Hall Happenings January 29, 2013
Commissions have openings
Some positions on the City Council's advisory commissions will expire Feb. 28. In addition, there was at least one vacancy on each of the city's advisory commissions, which are the Planning Commission, Park and Recreation Commission and Heritage Preservation Commission as of Jan. 1.
The city is also looking for up to two residents to represent the city on the Lake Minnetonka Communication Commission. This is an annual appointment, and the commission meets quarterly, typically on the third Tuesday of February, May, August and November.
Anyone interested in serving in any of these positions should complete a citizen inquiry form to let the mayor and council know of their interest. The citizen inquiry form is on the city's website at www.ci.excelsior.mn.us. To have a form mailed or e-mailed contact the city offices at 952-474-5233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizen inquiry forms must be submitted to the city offices no later than 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6. The mayor and council are scheduled to make the appointments at their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Charter Commission has openings
The Excelsior Charter Commission is established by the District Court to review and update the city charter which establishes the city's form of government. The city charter is similar to the state or national constitution. It establishes the basic rules by which the city will operate. There are currently a several openings.
Appointments are four-year terms. The Charter Commission typically meets monthly, on the first Wednesday of each month. Applicants must be a resident within the city limits of Excelsior to be eligible.
Residents who are interested in serving on the Charter Commission should send a letter of interest to: The Honorable Peter A. Cahill, Chief Judge, Hennepin County District Court, Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South Sixth St., Minneapolis, MN 55487. Letters of interest must be received by Tuesday, Feb. 6 to be considered for appointment.
Drawing to be held for boat slip vacancies
The city of Minnetonka will hold a lottery drawing Thursday, Feb. 14 for 2013 Gray's Bay Marina boat slip vacancies and for the waiting list. Only city of Minnetonka residents are eligible for these slips.
The majority of slips available are approximately 10.5 feet wide and can accommodate boats up to a maximum of 24 feet length overall.
In addition, a limited number of slips are available for up to 26 feet length overall. Cost per slip for the 2013 boating season is $3,900.
Applications must be received at Minnetonka City Hall no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. The lottery will take place at Minnetonka City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Thursday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. Applicants do not need to be present.
Download lottery application forms and information at www.eminnetonka.com, call 952-939-8390, or e-mail Marti Weseloh at email@example.com.
State of the City is Feb. 13
Minnetonka Mayor Terry Schneider will present the 2013 State of the City on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. A continental breakfast will be served. Community members are asked to RSVP by Feb. 1 to Karen Telega at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-939-8211.
Volunteers needed for adopt-a-garden program
Each spring a group of volunteers work in Shorewood parks to prepare the gardens for the summer. The city is looking for volunteers to fill spots in the adopt-a-garden program. A small stipend is available for the purchase of plants and materials. Some of the gardens are complete and just need summer upkeep and a few annuals planted in the beds for additional summer color.
To volunteer or to get more information, call city hall at 952-960-7900.
Applicants for Park Commission sought
Positions for the Planning Commission and representatives to Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission, Lake Minnetonka Conservation District and Minnetonka Community Education have been filled. The city still needs to fill available positions on the Park Commission. All residents age 18 and over with an interest in city parks are encouraged to apply.
There are currently three three-year positions open on the city Park Commission. The Park Commission serves as an advisory commission to the City Council on park and park programming issues. This year the commission is working on developing updates to current parks along with the usual programming and park recommendations.
The Park Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.
To apply for this position, send a letter of interest to City of Shorewood, 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331, or e-mail the city at email@example.com.
A résumé may be included, but is not required. This position is a volunteer position appointed by the City Council.