Six Ways to Make Winter Walking Safe for Your Family

, November 19, 2014 | Posted in Boards & Commissions Blog

By Emily Boettge, Edina Transportation Commission Member Predictions of an early cold snap and snow have come true.  It is cold and slippery out there and spring is a long way away.  Even during a “polar vortex,” walking in the …
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MAC’s Aviation Noise Study in Edina

, November 18, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

Earlier this year the cities of St. Louis Park and Edina were successful in convincing the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) to conduct a baseline aviation noise survey in our respective cities.  MAC conducted the survey this summer and released its …
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Sidewalks! What?

, November 14, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

As a new graduate student in the Public Administration program at Iowa State University in the mid-1980′s, I had to take an introductory grad level class called Political Science 575 – Public Management.  I will never forget the first thing …
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Information on Buckthorn

, November 13, 2014 | Posted in Public Works

By Thomas Horwath, City Forester During the last two weekends of October residents were allowed to drop off buckthorn cut from private property to the city dump free of charge. About 200 residents took advantage of this. About 20 years ago few of …
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Weber Woods

, November 13, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

The City of Edina, more specifically City Council Members Bennett & Swenson and me, will host a special meeting Monday, Nov. 17, 6:30-8pm at the Weber Park warming house to hear residents’ ideas for how the Minneapolis waterworks site, located …
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Thanksgiving Cheer

, November 13, 2014 | Posted in Edina Liquor

By Greg Keehr, Manager, Edina Liquor – Grandview November in Minnesota is always a guessing game. Will we have a warm weather respite before Thanksgiving or will this snow and cold be the start of winter and send us into …
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Transportation Funding Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

, November 11, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

The City does a fair amount of business with WSB & Associates.  They are an engineering & planning consulting firm.  They do good work at a fair price.  As a side benefit to being a good customer, we get the …
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‘A Fire-Fighting Future for Me’

, November 11, 2014 | Posted in EFD Pulse Blog

Becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic is what Firefighter/Paramedic Intern Serena Piltz has been training for and she couldn’t be more ready for her future to begin. Piltz learned about the City of Edina through her school, Chippewa Valley Technical College, who has …
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What’s in a name?

, November 7, 2014 | Posted in Park and Recreation

The City of Edina took great pride in naming our new facilities. To name Braemar Field, which has Edina sports covered during the winter months, we conducted a survey and held a focus group to identify the name. We felt it …
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It’s Done…for now.

, November 7, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

That’s a photo I snapped yesterday of the sign that is just outside the south entrance into the South Ramp at 50th & France.  We’re getting ready to celebrate next week because after months of construction, maintenance and general inconvenience, the public parking and …
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