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2015 water-quality report published.

The City of Robbinsdale 2015 Annual Drinking Water Report is now available at City Hall or online at http://www.robbinsdalemn.com/Download/waterquality.pdf./p>

County Road 9 construction continues

Water main construction started in early July along County Road 9 and will continue through mid‐November. The street will remain open with one lane in each direction during most of the construction.

Attend the workshop for The Best Stop on the Blue Line

A community workshop on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5–7:30 pm, will feature a brief presentation at 6 pm. Stop by Robbinsdale Middle School, 3730 Toledo Avenue N, Robbinsdale, to learn about the future station, parking, access, and safety.

Help make the light rail station in downtown Robbinsdale The Best Stop on the Blue Line with your contributions.

Take a survey, earn a liquor coupon

Robbinsdale is proud to participate in a metro area survey to find out more about shoppers who are over 21 years old and may shop Robbinsdale Wine and Spirits municipal store.

Free yard waste stickers for your container

Your yard waste container must have a sign which reads “Compost” or “Yard waste” on at least one of several containers. Waste Management no longer provides yard waste stickers. Make your own yard waste sign for your container or pick up a yard waste sticker at no charge at Osterhus Printing, 4500 West Broadway Avenue, between 9 am to 8 pm Monday–Friday and Saturdays 10 am to 5:30 pm

Yard waste should be bagged in compostable bags weighing less than 30 pounds, or in lidded Rubbermaid‐type containers weighing less than 40 pounds with a yeard waste label. Waste Management does not collect bags or containers of dirt. If disposing of sod, please remember to remove the dirt.

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City Forester looking for space for trees

the City of Robbinsdale is planning a boulevard tree planting this fall. We have had good response so far, but we are still looking for requests from residents who have a treeless section of right‐of‐way and would be willing to water a newly planted tree. A total of 22 separate varieties are available. If you would like a tree planted, please email Stephan Papiz, City Forester or call 763‐531‐1273. No warranty is provided on the trees and a request for a tree will require approval by City staff.

Tell me again, What’s recyclable?

Magazines

Office Paper

Brown Paper Bags

Newspapers

Paperboard

Junk Mail

Phone Books

Paper, Cardboard

Dairy and Juice Cartons

Aluminum Cans

Tin or Steel Cans

Glass Bottles and Jars

Cardboard

Plastic Bottles and Containers with Recycling Mark #1‐7

Do not recycle food waste, films, plastic bags, plastic wrap, or foam cups and containers.

Garden Club looking for the best garden in Robbinsdale

The Robbinsdale Diggers Garden Club is looking for the best garden in Robbinsdale to award Millie Hisey’s Robbinsdale Landscape Beautification Award. Send the address, nominee’s name, phone number, and a photo if possible to robbinsdalediggers@gmail.com.

Requirements include:

  1. Nominated garden must be in Robbinsdale and nominee must be a Robbinsdale resident;
  2. The garden nomination is for gardens that can be viewed by the public, from the street, sidewalk or alley;
  3. Nominee is not a current Diggers Garden Club member;
  4. Nominations must be submitted by August 1, 2015.

The winner will be announced in September and honored with a plaque at Robbinsdale City Hall, a complementary one year membership to the Diggers Garden Club, a trophy, and more!

Upcoming events

Pet & Wheel Parade, Thursday, July 30: Join in the fun at this year’s Pet & Wheel Parade. Dress in a favorite costume, play an instrument, decorate your bike, bring the family pet on a leash or in a container, or create a float. Prizes will be awarded for the largest pet, smallest pet, best costume, best decorated bike, and best overall decoration or unit. Parade check‐in will be from 6:10–6:25 pm outside City Hall. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather—Call 763‐531‐1276.

National Night Out, Tuesday, August 4: The Robbinsdale Police Department along with the Crime Prevention Association will take part in the 31st Annual National Night Out. The event was established to encourage neighbors to come outside to deter crime. Be a part of National Night Out by turning on your outside lights and sitting outside visiting with your neighbors from 6 pm–9 pm The Robbinsdale Police Department and Crime Prevention Association will be visiting block parties throughout the night. Call the Police Department at 763‐531‐1220.

Wet & Wild Water Day, Friday, August 7, 12:30 pm‐3 pm, Lions Valley Park, 6822 32nd Ave N: The cities of New Hope, Crystal, and Robbinsdale along with the West Metro Fire District sponsor this splish‐splashing event for kids 15 and under accompanied by an adult. There will be 3 giant water slides, a kiddie slide, and sprinkler fun provided by the West Metro’s Aerial Truck. A $4 wristband, paid at event, is required. Call Robbinsdale Recreation at 763‐531‐1278. Event may be cancelled due to rain.

Annual Public Safety Open House, Saturday, August 8, 11 am–3 pm, Robbinsdale Public Safety Building, 4101 Hubbard Avenue North: See safety displays, an Escape House, vehicle extrication demonstration, crime prevention demonstrations, hands‐on fire extinguisher training, food and refreshments, prizes, and more! Call Chris Russell at 612‐910‐3255.

Robbinsdale Main Street Meet & Greet, Monday, September 14, 5:30–7:30 pm, West Broadway between 41st and 42nd Avenues North: Meet and Greet is free and open to all Robbinsdale area residents! Visit booths from local businesses and organizations as you walk the sidewalks on West Broadway! There will be Roaming Entertainers, prizes and will be “A Night Full Of Fun!” Sponsored by the Robbinsdale Chamber of Commerce. If you are a local business and are interested in having a booth at the event, please contact the Robbinsdale Chamber of Commerce at 763‐531‐1279.