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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Council Sets Direction For The Year With New Organizational Action Steps

Every January, the Golden Valley City Council creates action steps that pair with each of the City’s five organizational priorities (see below). This helps determine where the City should focus its time and resources for the year to ensure resources are s...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Golden Valley DEIC Announces MLK Human Rights Contest Winners

Golden Valley's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) recently announced two winners in the 2022 Martin Luther King Human Rights Contest.

The theme was “Community,” and students were asked to creatively respond the...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

City Hosting Winterfest Sat, Jan 29, Noon–2 PM

Gather your family and friends and join us for some fun at Winterfest, Sat, Jan 29, noon–2 pm, at North Wesley Park. 

Enjoy sledding, ice skating, hayrides, DJ, a bonfire with hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting, and more! 

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

DEIC Seeking Community Member To Fill One Seat

The City's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Commission (DEIC) is seeking a Golden Valley community member to fill one open seat. Applications will be taken until Feb 11.

The DEIC advises, recommends, and assists the City Council in matters relat...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Residents Should Leave Organics Carts Out Until 6 PM On Collection Days

Republic Services is asking residents to leave their organics cart at the curb from 6 am–6 pm on Fridays. If your cart isn't collected by 6 pm on Friday, call 763-972-3335 to report, and your bin will be serviced the following Monday.

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

DEIC Sets 2022 Equity Forum Schedule

The City's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) recently announced the 2022 Building An Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV) schedule. The next forum will be a discussion on Black History Month Feb 17, 6 pm. Presenters will disc...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Apply To Sit On GVPD Chief Interview Panel By Jan 28

The City of Golden Valley and it's police chief search consultant, America's Best Strategic Security Group, are welcoming residents and community members to apply to serve on the panel for upcoming police chief interviews by Jan 28, 11:5...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

SEA School–Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project Virtual Open House Is Feb 3, 4–6 PM

The City is hosting a virtual open house Feb 3, 4–6 pm for the SEA School–Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project. All members of the public can attend and Wildwood Park neighborhood residents are encouraged to attend.

In partnership with...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Attend This Month's Golden Valley Business Council Meeting

The Golden Valley Business Council’s next meeting will be Jan 27, 8:30 am via Zoom.

Joining A Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 819 0098 8875

Passcode: 183633

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Golden Valley Officers Commended For CPR Save

On Oct 10, 2021, Sergeant Brian Bammert and Officers Beau Hartneck and Will Forberg were dispatched to a local dialysis center on a report that a patient lost consciousness and was not breathing. 

After arriving, the officers immediately began per...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Low Temperatures May Cause Organic Material To Stick To Waste Bin

The City's organics recycling contractor, Republic Services, wants to remind residents that due to the below freezing temperatures, some organic material may be frozen and stuck to the inside of your organics bin. Republic Services is encouraging...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

City Looking For Blue Line Advisory Committee Members

The City of Golden Valley is looking for residents and business representatives to serve on two Blue Line LRT volunteer advisory committees—the Community Advisory Committee and the Business Advisory Committee.

Each committee provides guidance to ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Winterfest Is Less Than Two Weeks Away

Winterfest is making its return in 2022 at Wesley Park, Sat, Jan 29, noon–2 pm. The event is free and open to all ages.

At this Golden Valley winter wonderland, attendees can enjoy sledding, ice skating, hayrides, a DJ, a bonfire with hot chocola...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Call Republic Services For Missed Pickups

Due to snow-related issues last week, Republic Services was unable to complete the organics collection on several streets that were inaccessible. Republic came back to service these streets and other reported missed pickups on Monday. If you reported a mi...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting Is Jan 25, 6:30 pm

The next Golden Valley Garden Club Meeting will be held virtually Tue, Jan 25, 6:30 pm via Webex. This month's presentation will cover the centuries-old art of making maple syrup and sugar in North America.

For more information, including how to a...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

City Mask Mandate Applies To Golden Valley Schools And Daycares

The City of Golden Valley would like to remind residents and visitors that the mask mandate that went into effect January 13, 2022 also applies to public and private schools and daycare centers. This applies to individuals ages three and up who are able t...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Community Members Can Apply To Sit On Police Chief Interview Panel

The City of Golden Valley and it's police chief search consultant, America's Best Strategic Security Group, are welcoming residents and community members to apply to serve on the panel for upcoming police chief interviews. Interviews wil...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City Council Declares Local Emergency And Passes Mask Mandate

At a Jan 11, 2022 special meeting, the Golden Valley City Council passed a proclamation declaring a local emergency and other health and safety related resolutions, including a City-wide mask mandate, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron Va...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Opening Night Of Artist Showcase 22 Is Fri, Jan 14, 5–9 PM

The Artist Showcase 22 open this Fri, Jan 14, 5 pm and will run through Feb 25. The showcase will feature work from local artists and is free to attend. The opening night will feature work from over 75 artists, live music, fun activities for the whole fam...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

GVPD Officer Toavs Awarded Departmental Commendation For Work On Vehicular Homicide Case

On Wed, April 28, 2021, Golden Valley Police (GVPD) Officer Kyle Toavs was on medical call in Golden Valley when he noticed a vehicle pass by him that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a hit and run earlier that day in the neighboring commu...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Call Republic Services For Missed Recycling And Organics Pick Ups

Residents whose organics recycling bins were not collected last week should call Republic Services at 763-972-3335 to schedule another pick up. Republic Services returning to service customers that were missed Mon, Jan 10 and Tue, Jan 11.

Residents who hav...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Learn About 2021 Tax Impacts At Money Matters Jan 20, 10 AM

The next Money Matters presentation will be Jan 20, 10 am, at Brookview. This month's presentation will cover new tax laws and their impacts on your 2021 taxes.

Presented by Andrew Jensen, H&R Block, Golden Valley.  

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Put Your Organics Bin Out Tonight

The first organics recycling pick up in Golden Valley is tomorrow, Fri, Jan 7. Residents who want their organics waste collected should place their bins on the curb by 6 am the day of collection. To see all items that can be placed in the bin, see the ima...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

2022 Artist Showcase Kicks Off Jan 14 At Brookview

The Artist Showcase returns to Brookview Jan 14–Feb 25. Join Golden Valley Arts and the Golden Valley and St Louis Park communities on opening night Fri, Jan 14, 5–9 pm.

The opening night will feature work from over 75 artists, live mus...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

La Mere-Anderson And Rosenquist Sworn In To Office At Jan 4 Council Meeting

At the Jan 4 City Council meeting, newly elected Denise La Mere-Anderson and re-elected Gillian Rosenquist were both sworn in to office. Their terms expire in 2025.

La Mere-Anderson served on the Golden Valley Human Services Commission since 2015, most rec...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

First Organics Recycling Pick Up Is This Friday

The first organics recycling pick up will be this Friday, Jan 7, 2022. Carts should be placed on the curb by 6 am that day. See below what items can be placed in these bins.

For questions about cart drop off or recycling pick up, call Republic Services at ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Jan 4, 2022 City Plowing Update

In preparation for the snowfall this evening, City crews are out anti-icing streets today. If the City determines a full plow is needed, crews will be back in 4 am, Jan 5 to plow and continue anti-icing before rush hour.

For questions, contact the City&...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Early Summer Youth Program Registration Begins Jan 10

Registration for a few popular summer youth programs open Jan 10. Don't wait too long because these programs fill up quickly. Register here.

Mites Playground Adventure

Ages 4–6

Features games, arts and crafts, songs, and storytelling,

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Put A Freeze On Winter Fires

Staying warm during the winter can be pretty easy for experienced Minnesotans but sometimes can be dangerous if proper precautions aren't taken. The Golden Valley Fire Department wants to remind residents to make smart decisions when heating thei...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

All Organics Reycling Carts Expected To Be Delivered By End Of Day Jan 1, 2022

Organics recycling cart deployment is in full swing and carts are expected to be delivered to all residents who haven't opted out by end of day Sat, Jan 1, 2022, barring any weather delays.

Residents who received a cart but do not want one are ask...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

GVPD Sgt Sean Hartneck Receives Certificate Of Excellence And VFW Award Nomination

About six months after intervening in a possible suicide attempt on a bridge over I-394, Golden Valley Police Sergeant Sean Hartneck responded to a very similar call on the pedestrian bridge at the intersection of Hwy 55 and Winnetka Ave. It was Dec 2, 20...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Crime Alert: Five Vehicles Stolen In Golden Valley In Last 24 Hours

In the last 24 hours, five vehicles have been stolen in Golden Valley from residential homes and commercial properties. Three of the vehicles were left unattended, with the engine running, and the keys in the ignition.

While warming up your car can help me...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Organics Recycling Containers Get Dropped Off This Week

Organics recycling is nearly here and there are a few things residents should know before service starts Jan 7, 2021.

What is organics recycling?

Organics recycling is the collection of food scraps, non-recyclable paper, and other compostable products. By d...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Skating Rinks And Warming Houses Open Dec 24

The recent below-freezing temperatures have allowed for proper ice conditions, and therefore, skating rinks and warming houses will open for the season Dec 24. See skating rink amenities below.

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

No Changes In Recycling Pick-Up Schedule For Upcoming Holidays

Republic Services wants to remind residents there will be no change in recycling pick-up days through the end of the year, but residents may notice a slight change in pick-up time. 

Although collection times may vary, residents should still place ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Three Golden Valley Officers Recognized For Heroic Efforts During Vehicle Pursuit And Crash

On Sept 1, 2020, the Crystal Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit near the northern border of Golden Valley. After hearing reports of the situation, Golden Valley Police Sergeant Dan Wilcox and Officers Isaac Dahl and Trevor Weinmann made t...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Input Needed For METRO Blue Line Extension Project Draft Route Modification Report

The METRO Blue Line Extension project has released the Draft Route Modification Report and is accepting comments until Jan 25, 2022. The report includes information on the overall process, public input, and technical evaluation of the project.

All comments...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Read The Organics Recycling Program FAQs To Learn About Program

Organics recycling in Golden Valley is almost here and residents may have questions about how the program works or why the program is starting now. City staff compiled a list of frequently asked organics questions for residents to reference. 

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Ice Skating Rink Opening Delayed Due To Warm Weather

The grand reopening of City skating rinks and warming houses will have to wait a few more weeks as adequate conditions are not present to create solid ice. When skating rinks are ready for public use, the City will publish information on its website and s...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Four Golden Valley Officers Receive Unit Citation Award

For years an unofficial Sweeney Lake Beach has been home to numerous reports of illegal activity, including nudity, narcotics use, intoxication, and assaultive behavior. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to educate beachgoers over the years, on July 10...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Brookview Wins American Institute of Architects Award

Brookview Golden Valley was recently named a 2021 Framework for Design Excellence recipient from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The Framework for Design Excellence recognizes projects that excel in one of ten categories: Design for Integration...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

DEIC's Martin Luther King Human Rights Contest Deadline Is One Week Away

The deadline for the annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Contest is just one week away, Dec 21, 2021. The contest is open to students in all grades K–12 who live in Golden Valley, attend a school in Golden Valley, or attend a Robbinsdale Area...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

City Debuts New Website

The City of Golden Valley’s new website is now live. While the main web address remains the same (www.goldenvalleymn.gov), individual web page addresses have all changed, meaning bookmarks and links to pages on the old site may no longer work. I...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

GVPD Presents Officers Sean Hartneck And Trevor Weinmann With Life Saving Awards

On May 3, 2020, at 7:09 pm, the Golden Valley Police Department was notified of a possible jumper/suicidal person on the walk-bridge over I-394 in Golden Valley. Officers Sean Hartneck and Trevor Weinmann were dispatched to the scene, where they saw a fem...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Applications For Police Chief Position Open Until Dec 21

Applications for the Golden Valley Police Chief are open on abstrategicgroup.com/jobs until Dec 21, 2021.

The position search is being led by America’s Best Strategic Security Group (ABSS). ABSS is led by Jesus “Eddie” Campa, ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

11 GVPD Officers Receive Employee Recognition Awards

At the Dec 7, 2021 city council meeting, Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) Chief Scott Nadeau presented 11 officers with employee recognition awards for excellence in service and performance.

Awards categories included Life Saving, Departmental Commen...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Briarwood Nature Area Thu, Dec 9

The City and its contractor Cardno Inc will perform a controlled burn at Briarwood Nature Are Thu, Dec 9 and other various dates throughout the next few months to remove invasive species. The area will then be restored with native grasses and wildflowers ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Residents Can Opt-Out Of Receiving An Organics Cart But Not The Fee

Residents who wish to not participate in the new organics recycling program or who wish to delay cart drop-off for any reason can do so by contacting Republic Services via email. Residents are not able to opt out of the quarterly organics recycling fee.

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Heed These Annual Winter Reminders

Snow and ice bring on a different set of written and unwritten rules in Minnesota, and residents are asked to follow them all to keep roads and the community safer.

Parking

Parking is prohibited on public streets and alleys Nov 1–March 31 from 2&a...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

City Plows And Anti-Icing Crews Working As Needed Dec 7, 2021

City plow and anti-icing crews have been out all day Tue, Dec 7, 2021 working as needed. If Golden Valley receives more snow, crews will reassess and redeploy if necessary.

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Residents can sign up to receive email updates on winter p...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Questions About Organics Recycling? Reference The City’s Organics FAQs

Residents are encouraged to reference the FAQs to learn more about the new program and to educate their neighbors about the upcoming recycling changes.

Questions about cart size and drop off can be answered by Republic Services by calling 763-972-3335.

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Historical Society Hosting Vintage Street Sign Sale And Open House Sat, Dec 11

Most signs are aged and dented from the late 1940s, and are perfect for a basement or garage, a gift for a family member, or college student’s dorm room. They’re $25 each and the GVHS accepts cash or check. View the most current list o...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Lions Park Gains New Storage Shed, Thanks To Local Boy Scout

“However, with a well-developed plan and a committed group of people, anything is possible,” Skaggs elaborated.

While deciding on his project, Skaggs didn’t ask himself what he wanted to do, he asked his community what it need...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Give Back With Golden Valley’s Public Safety Holiday Outreach

Be A Santa To A Senior

The Golden Valley Fire Department partners with Home Instead Senior Care to provide gifts for seniors who might not otherwise receive any during the holidays. To participate in the Be A Santa To A Senior program, go to the Golden Val...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Registration Deadline For Youth Basketball Is Dec 10

Programs start Jan 15 and registration can be done here.

For questions, contact the Golden Valley Parks and Recreation Department at 763-512-2345.

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

City Proposes 2022 Budget/Tax Levy

Of the proposed total tax levy for 2022, $22,291,855 is allocated to the General Fund for operations (police, fire, inspections, streets, parks and recreation, administration, transfers, etc), $4,417,288 is allocated for bond payments (for street improvem...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

City Now Hiring GVPD Patrol Officer

Under the direction of Police Sergeants, individuals in this position are responsible for upholding the City’s Welcome Statement and values by building trusting relationships, providing a variety of services to the community, and exercising equity in enfo...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Organics Recycling Carts Get Dropped Off In One Month

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The City is adding an organics collection service to follow Hennepin County’s mandate that all cities with more than 10,000 residents make curbside organics recycling available.

This means all Golden Valley residents living in single-family through four-pl...

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