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2018 Edition 206 Fall■ City of Brooklyn Center EWS VOff F Celebrating the news, events & cultures that connect us IN THIS ISSUE Vote 2018 2 Absentee Ballot 3 Community Development 4 Heritage Celebrations 5 Mark Your Calendars 5 First Saturday Pop Up Market 6 Motivation Youth Festival 7 Fire Prevention Week Share Your Community Events Body & Squad Cameras Preventing Auto Thefts Commander For a Day Smoke and CO Alarms New Equipment Purchases Fall Leaves and Yard Waste Where Does the Rain Go? Water Quality Save the Food Pumpkin Disposal O O K ( Y CENTER AT THE CENTER , 10 The City established "Inclusive Community Engagement" as one of its 2018 — 2020 Strategic Priorities. Residents may ask, what does engagement mean? While nationally there may not be one common agreed upon definition, the City of Brooklyn Center uses multiple terms that embody several characteristics including: • Hearing All Voices • Active Involvement • Benefits All • Relationships and Connectedness • Being Intentional • A Culture of Engagement The City inclusively engages the community in a number of ways ranging OCTOBER 2018, Edition 206 from residents shaping the tenants of the City's budget to co -hosting community events with residents. Throughout this newsletter, you will see pictures and read articles of how the City is actively engaging the community. The City understands that "Inclusive Community Engagement" cannot happen without residents and businesses being actively involved. You are the key to "Inclusive Community Engagement!" Two specific ways you can be engaged in the City is by signing up for "Connect With Us" and "Voting" You can connect by scanning the QR code on page 7 and read more about "voting" on page 4. Curt Boganey, City Manager 10 PARKING RESTRICTION CHANGES 11 EFFECTIVE: November 4 Enforcement of the ordinance can 11 NO on -street parking during a snow include issuance of a citation as well as towing the vehicle to allow for 11 event of 2 % inches or more until the snow plowing. This provision is in roads are plowed curb to curb. effect whenever snow fall meets or surpasses 2%inches. `_______________________________ CITY HELPS WELCOME STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL As summer ended, schools prepared for open house and back to school nights. The City of Brooklyn Center participated in Earle Brown Elementary School and Brooklyn Center Community Schools Open House events. Both events took place Monday, August 27th and provided a time for parents and students to meet teachers and review expectations. As we move through the new school year, we want to send well wishes to students, teachers, parents and community members. I EV14 / REFERENCE GUIDE General Election Day —Tuesday, November 6 See below for tips on how you can be prepared. Absentee voting (has begun). Complete the Absentee Ballot Application on page 3 and come to City Hall to vote ahead of time. Absentee voting is available during normal business hours through October 29. Direct Balloting begins (October 3). This is where voters can put their ballot directly into the tabulator. This is available at the Brooklyn Center Community Center- Cohen Community Room. The hours for Direct Balloting are as follows: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Monday Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov.1 Nov.2 Nov.3 Nov.5 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 10:00 am 8:00 am to 4:30 pm to 4:30 pm to 4:30 pm to 4:30 pm to 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm If you have any questions regarding the General Election, contact City Hall at 763-569-3300. ELECTION DAY Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling places for the General Election are: Earle Brown Elementary School Brooklyn Center High School Precinct 3 Evergreen Elementary School Spiritual Life Church Garden City Elementary School Precinct 6 Northbrook Elementary School Brooklyn Center West Fire Station The one stop shop for all your election information is mnvotes.org. Voters can: • Check your voter registration • Register online • View/Print sample ballot • Confirm your polling place • Apply for an absentee ballot on line • Check the status of your absentee ballot 2018 Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application Apply online at http://www.mnvotes.org OR Complete lines 1 through 7 below. Please print clearly. Return this application as soon as possible. Ballots must be returned by election day to be counted. Important: Active duty military and overseas voters should not use this application. See the other side for more Information. absentee ballots requested for the following eiection(s) (if no elections marked, o ballot will be moiled for the next election only) ❑ 2/13 Special Election ❑ 4/10 Special Election ❑ 8/14 Primary Election ❑ Both 8/14 & 11/6 Elections ❑ 3/13 Township Election [15/8 Special Election ❑ 11/6 General Election ❑ Other (specify date): L�'J last name or surname I first name middle name suffix date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) county where you live phone number email address mark all boxes that apply: ❑ I have a MN -issued driver's license or MN ID card. The number is: ❑ I have a social security number. The last four digits are: XXX -XX - E] I do not have a MN -issued driver's license, MN -issued ID card or a social security number. address where you live (residence) apt. city MN zip code address where your absentee ballot should be sent apt. city state zip code I certify that I: • am completing this application on my own behalf; • will be at least 18 years old on election day; • am a citizen of the United States; • will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day; • maintain residence at the address given on this application form; • am not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes my right to vote; • have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote; • have the right to vote because, If I have been convicted of a felony, my felony sentence has expired (been completed) or I have been discharged from my sentence; and • have read and understand this statement: The above information is accurate, and I sign this application form under penalty of perjury, a felony punishable by not more than S years imprisonment, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both. sign here: X date See other side for special instructions for voters with disabilities or power of attorney. official use only precinct school district [1 U P DATE.,j0 Under Construction • Bank of America (2545 County Rd 10) - Winter 2018-19 • HOM Furniture /Two-story Addition (2501 County Rd 10) - Winter 2018/19 • Hennepin County Service Center -Courtroom Addition (6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy) - Winter 2018-2019 • Medtronic -Addition {6800 Shingle Creek Pkwy) - Winter 2018-19 • Indoor Commercial Storage Facility (1950 57th Ave N) - Winter 2018/19 • Lux Apartments (6100 Summit Dr N)- Winter 2018-19 • Fairfield Inn and Suites (6250 Earle Brown Dr) -Summer 2019 • Luther Mazda/Mitsubishi Dealership (4435 68th Ave N) - Summer 2019 Approved Plans o ilavetz, Gallop, & Milavetz-Addition (1915 57th Ave N) Anticipated Construction Start: Fall 2018 • Casey's Gas Station and Convenience Store (2101 Freeway Blvd) -Anticipated Construction Start: Fall 2018 Brooklyn Center Secondary School {6500 Humboldt Ave N) -Anticipated Construction Start: Winter 2018-19 Unity Place 17256 Unity Ave N) -Anticipated Construction Start: Winter/Spring 2019 Earle Brown Elementary School (1500 59th Ave N) - Anticipated Construction Start: Summer 2019 0 Now Open Lynn's Nails 16930 Brooklyn Blvd) - Opened July 2018 Tim Horton's Coffee Shop (5500 Brooklyn Blvd) -Opened August 2018 Dollar Tree 16330 Brooklyn Blvd) - Opened August 2018 • Keela's Salon and Boutique 11180 Shingle Creek Crossing) - Opened August 2018 �• Bizzy Coffee -Headquarters (2700 Freeway Blvd, Suite 200) -Opened September 2018 • Nompeng Academy (6201 Noble Ave N) - Opened September 2018 (Site Construction Still Underway) • TopGolf (6420 Camden Ave N) -Opened September 2018 576 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN The City of Brooklyn Center has completed its Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and the City Council authorized staff to release it for public comment in early October. The Draft Plan can be found here: www.brooklyncenterplan204O.com. The City is looking for feedback on the Draft Plan, and input on how it will be implemented over the next ten years. In order to help provide feedback, the City has a survey available that asks questions related to the plan. Residents are invited to take the survey, and use the questions to provide input on what is in the Draft Plan. The survey can be found on the City's Comprehensive Plan website here: www.brooklyncenterplan204O.com. In addition to getting feedback from the community, neighboring communities, along with Hennepin County and the school districts are also invited to comment on the Draft Plan. The period for comment will close at the end of March. At that time the City will incorporate the comments that were received in to a Final Plan, and once the Final Plan is approved by the City Council, will submit it to the Metropolitan Council for final approval and adoption. It is anticipated that this will happen in May 2019. ARE YOU SAVING G, MONEY ON YOUR PROPERTY TAXES? If your marital status has changed or you have transferred owners on your property you may need to reapply for your homestead tax credit. A homestead tax credit can save you up to $300 on your property taxes. In orderto qualifyfor homestead, you must occupythe property by December 1st, use it as your primary residence, and be the owner of the property or a qualified relative. The application must be submitted by December 15, 2018. You can apply in person or by mail at the City of Brooklyn Center. The application can be found on the city website www.brooklyncenter.org/ homestead. When applying for homestead, you will need to provide ownership documents. The documents needed are the deed and a copy of an electronic Certificate of Real Estate Value (also known as ECRV) or the document number. For further information you may visit the city website or call 763-569-3310. /tom Cxv%A-,6A'«. COFFEE BROOKLYN CENTER: COFFEE CAPITOL OF MINNESOTA Brooklyn Center has slowly established itself as one of the top cities for businesses who specialize in coffee products for the entire state of Minnesota. From offices to cold -brew coffee concentrate and from national brands to local products, Brooklyn Center boasts a wide range of coffee businesses which are making their mark. Caribou Coffee Headquarters Caribou Coffee is the second largest company -operated coffeehouse in the United States with more than 400 locations in the United States and an additional 203 stores internationally. Located at 3900 Lake Breeze Ave N, Caribou Coffee has its company headquarters and a coffee shop, the latter of which is open to the public. Details can be found at: www.cariboucoffee.com. Roastery 7/Tiny Footprint Coffee Located at 6840 Shingle Creek Parkway, Roastery 7 and its sister company Tiny Footprint Coffee share a roasting space which creates a large quantity of coffee beans ready to be used. The coffee beans are mostly sold wholesale to various coffeehouses and institutions. Tiny Footprint is also the world's first carbon negative coffee. Roastery 7 and Tiny Footprint have a foundation in Ecuador which plants trees to offset the amount of carbon produced by producing coffee. They also offer classes for those interested in learning to be a barista and tours of their roastery. Details can be found at: www.roastery7.com and www.tinyfootprintcoffee.com. Bizzy Coffee Bizzy Coffee is a new addition to the City of Brooklyn Center which focuses on the creation of cold brew coffee concentrates. Located at 2700 Freeway Boulevard, Bizzy Coffee recently relocated to Brooklyn Center from Northeast Minneapolis. Bizzy Coffee is currently one of the top-selling cold -brew coffee products on Amazon and is located in many stores throughout the nation. The product is offered in a single serve 2 -oz. bottle or a 32 -oz. multiple servings bottle and in a variety of flavors. Learn more at www.bizzycoffee.com. COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: HADA MEDICAL CLINIC Opened in 2013, Hadi Medical Clinic provides no -cost healthcare consultation to everyone in need of its service, regardless of age, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. The clinic provides free primary care consultations and has recently added optometry. The clinic is operated by nurses and board- certified doctors on a voluntary basis. Located at 6120 Brooklyn Blvd, Hadi Medical Clinic is open every Saturday from 10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and consultations are done on a walk-in basis. For more, visit their website at www.hadimedicalclinic.org or call (763)260-1120. I �• 1� SHOPPERS SUPPORT POP- UP MARKET EVENT RAIN AND/OR SHINE The rain did not keep shoppers from supporting local businesses at the city's second Pop-up Market event on Saturday, August 4. Instead, shoppers brought jackets, umbrellas and braved the weather. On Saturday, September 1, the weather for the city's third Pop-up Market event was much better — almost perfect. The event featured local vendors selling various goods, food tents, food trucks, and a family fun zone. The last event of the year was Saturday, October 6. For more event photos be sure to get an issue of the December City Newsletter. sEEAKs sNI�KEN 8 ODA $$ 7 WATER ® $I MOTIVATION YOUTH FESTIVAL 2018 On Thursday, August 30 the City of Brooklyn Center participated in the Motivation Youth Festival. This event was a great way to support our youth. Our youth were given a safe place to be able to laugh, dance, play, and uplift each other. Youth were able to perform spoken word, sing, rap, and truly perform their art in various forms. Fun was encouraged by all. But Rec On The Go, played a vital role by providing games such as Connect Four, Jenga, bean bag toss, and lots more. This event was both fun and educational. Health and wellness was promoted, resources were provided to all. Children and families were also able to obtain free school supplies including backpacks, pencils, and other essentials. It was a great time for all through support from local agencies and our community. JEHOVAH JIREH MINISTRIES COMMUNITY FESTIVAL On Saturday, August 11, the City of Brooklyn Center teamed up with Jehovah Jireh Ministries to participate in its 1st Community Festival. This free event had food, music, and entertainment for all. Local area vendors provided school supplies for the youth and health and wellness information. Othervendors had the opportunityto display their business by selling arts and crafts, books, and/or clothing. If you are interested in sharing your community event, email info@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere: C FIRE PREVENTION WEEK The Brooklyn Center Fire Department will once again be in elementary schools throughout Brooklyn Center teaching kids about fire safety. This will include, what a smoke alarm does, how to get out of the home in an emergency, calling 911 and more. During this time we will teach about 1,200 kids, mostly kindergarten and 1st graders. Fire Prevention Week will be upon us soon, October 7th through the 13th. SHARE YOUR b COMMUNITY b a EVENTS ONLINE b a Need a place to share your public r� event with the community? The City of a Brooklyn Center's online Community a Bulletin Board might be what you are a looking for. The Community Bulletin Board is offered as a free public service. b a For more information regarding a eligibility or to see latest updates p visit www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/ a BulletinBoard. p 11 0 i = s PREVENTING AUTO THEFTS With the cooler months approaching quickly, we need to remember a few basic tips so that we do not become victims of auto theft or theft from autos. Lock your vehicle. _ • Do NOT leave valuables visible in your car. Lock them in your trunk before you reach your destination. Even small items such as loose change or sunglasses can be attractive to a thief. BODY AND SQUAD CAMERA I N ITIATIVES In 2018, BCPD patrol sergeants and officers have fully implemented the joint use of Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) and Squad Cameras. The use of BWC footage has already enhanced criminal investigations. It has allowed officers the ability to complete more detailed reports and supplement those reports with video. Our investigators have the ability to see crime scenes and suspect/victim interactions in High Definition (HD). Police supervisors have the ability to review police -citizen interactions very quickly to resolve complaints that may be brought forward. Police staff welcomed this new technology as a means to document an entire incident. Brooklyn Center PD kept our squad car cameras (2) unlike some police departments and added the Body Worn Camera so now we have up to three cameras that document crime scenes and officer/citizen interactions. • Do NOT leave your vehicle running unattended with the keys in the ignition to warm up. It takes only seconds for a thief drive away with your car. • Under Brooklyn Center City Ordinance 27-122, which applies to unattended motor vehicles, it is a misdemeanor to leave a vehicle unattended without stopping the engine and removing the keys; you can be ticketed for this! • Vehicle remote start systems where the key is removed from the ignition are exempt from ordinance 27-122. Know your vehicle — especially if it is a 'push button' or 'proximity key' enabled vehicle. Some vehicles can be driven without the key inside of the vehicle or in the ignition. Test your car before leaving it running unattended or ask your vehicle dealer or mechanic about how your vehicle operates. • If your vehicle can be driven without the keys in the ignition or a key fob inside of the vehicle, you can be ticketed for violation of ordinance 27-122. • The best option for warming up your vehicle is utilizing a remote engine start system! If you have questions, please contact Auto Theft Officer, Brandon Zabel at 763-503-3240 or bzabel@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. COMMANDER FOR A DAY For the past three years, the Brooklyn Center Police Department has hosted a "Commander for a Day" program with local area schools. ESSAY WINNER: Deven K. from Evergreen World Cultures and Community School. On June 5th , Sgt. Becker, Cdr. Flesland and Officer Smith II dropped by Ms. Jensen's fifth grade class at Evergreen Park World Cultures Community School where they surprised Deven by announcing that he won the 2018 Commander for a Day Essay Contest. Deven had written about qualities he possesses, which are in complete alignment with qualities and characteristics that we as a department seek in our staff. This summer Deven spent a day with BCPD to better understand how a city police department really operates. First, he was sworn in as an honorary police officer. Next, he toured the police department, inspected a squad car with an officer, was briefed on swat equipment and ate lunch with other officers. Great job Deven! SMOKE AND CO ALARM PROGRAM The Brooklyn Center Fire Department has a Smoke and CO Alarm Program open to residents I of Brooklyn Center. The Fire Department will come to your home, assess your current alarms and if there is a need to replace the alarm, change the batteries or provide and install if none currently exist. It has been found that even one working smoke alarm in your home can reduce your risk of dying in a fire by half. CO Alarms are also very important to have. CO is a colorless, odorless gas that can be fatal and will go undetected without a CO Alarm. Smoke and CO helpful hints: • Change the batteries when you change your clocks. • If you hear a "chirp" about every 30 seconds, it's probably a battery issue and it needs to be changed. If the alarm sounds continuously check for a hazardous condition. • Replace Smoke Alarms every 10 years • Replace CO Alarms every 5 years The Smoke and CO Alarm and Battery Change Program is free of charge to residents of Brooklyn Center. The Fire Department will also come out and assist in installing alarms purchased on your own. Please see the City of Brooklyn Center website under Fire Department for details or contact Fire Inspector Brandon Gautsch at bgautsch@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us 2018 EQUIPMENT PURCHASES SALE OF SURPLUS The Central Garage had a busy year for equipment purchases and sale of surplus. Our staff did a great job forecasting prices so we were easily able to stay under budget with our new purchases. We also sold off old surplus for much more than we projected by using the online auction site publicsurplus.com. This is a very effective way to dispose of surplus equipment and has been successful for us since 2016. Our 2018 equipment purchases include: Two Mack Tandem Dump Trucks - Purchased from Nuss Truck. These state of the art plow trucks have rear -mounted wings, which is new to our fleet this year. The plow trucks each cost the City around $220,000 for the chassis and equipment. These vehicles replaced an old tandem with front -mounted wing, which we traded in for $26,000 and our 1998 Road Grader, which we were offered $25,000 for trade but we sold outright on public surplus for $39,000. Trackless Sidewalk Plow - We replaced our oldest sidewalk plow with a new unit. After trading in our old unit, the price came out to $115,000. We took delivery on this piece of equipment in January 2018. Police Vehicles - We purchased three new squads. Two are marked and one is unmarked. Two out of the three are on the road and the other is getting set up with equipment. The cost of each of these vehicles is around $39,000. We will strip the vehicle of equipment and sell on public surplus. We have been getting around $9,000 resale on these SUV squads. We also purchased three unmarked staff vehicles for the police department. We upgraded this year from sedans to SUV. Fire Department Vehicles - We purchased a new Ford Explorer Police Interceptor for a chief vehicle and a Ford F150 Crew Cab 4X4 pick-up truck for the Fire Inspector. We ordered and took delivery on two Ford Escapes for our Building and Community Standards Inspectors and a 4X4 Chevy Double Cab with a new message board for our Streets Crew Leader. We ordered a new vehicle lift for heavy trucks. The cost for the rotary lift off the National Joint Powers Agreement was $170,000 for the lift and the installation. The unit will be installed before winter. We are also replacing our tanker/flusher truck, which is used to flood ice rinks. We purchased the Freightliner Chassis, which will go to STEPP Manufacturing to have the tanker built. We should see the new tanker in time to flood rinks. The total cost of this truck is $140,000 after trade in of the old tanker. When all is said and done with purchases, and sales of old equipment, we are looking at a total expenditure of about $1,135,000 on new equipment. FALL LEAVES AND YARD WASTE As summer ends and fall begins, another round of yard work begins to prepare for winter. That often means a lot of work raking leaves and getting rid of any grass clippings and brush piles that have been stored all summer long. The City of Brooklyn Center does not pick up yard waste such as brush, grass clippings, or leaves. It is the responsibility of the owner to arrange for pick up with their trash hauler. Residents should not dump grass clippings, rake leaves, or leave brush on the curb or in the street. The City does not allows leaves to be burned or put into your regular trash. Residents may dispose of leaves and grass clippings in a compost pile or at the Maple Grove yard waste site for free. The Maple Grove yard waste site will require a picture ID. For more information regarding proper disposal, visit www. mgyardwaste.com or www.hennepin.us/residents/recycling- haza rdous-waste/ya rd -tree -waste -d isposa I. ♦4b WHERE DOES • THE RAIN REALLY GO? You may have noticed stickers showing up around the storm drains that say "No Dumping" They have been put there by the City and it is an important message. There seems to be some misconceptions about what happens to water that is put into our curbside sewers. In the City there are two separate sewer systems. It might sound inefficient at first, but this is done because there are two very different needs for the two sewers. The two sewer systems are the sanitary sewer that collects water from inside your house and carries it to a treatment plant, and the storm sewer found on the curbs of your streets that collects rain water. The storm sewer acts as a metaphorical rain bucket catching all of the rain and surface water runoff, then carries it down to the Mississippi River. This storm water is not treated. Therefore when people pour paint and other toxic pollutants into the storm sewer, they are actually harming the State's waters. Instead please take the time to dispose of dangerous chemicals safely and let's keep of waters clean and healthy. If you are interested in volunteering to mark the storm drain in your neighborhood, please contact the Engineering Department at 763-569-3340 or publicworks@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. PLASTIC BAGS AND RECYCLING DON'T MIX Remember to put your recyclables in your cart loose. Do not put them in plastic bags. Plastic bags are a huge headache at sorting facilities. Staff is trained not to open plastic bags because they don't know what's in them. So if you put a plastic bag filled with pop cans in your recycling cart, those cans may end up in the trash at the sorting facility. If the plastic bag does get ripped it may end up tangled in the machinery. Every sorting facility in the country has to spend time each day cutting plastic bags off the equipment. Those bags are then trashed. To recycle right, empty your bags of recyclables into your cart, and take plastic bags back to the store for Ir recycling. WATER QUALITY Beginning in late spring of 2017, the City of Brooklyn Center hired an independent consulting firm to evaluat the City's treated water and treat process to determine the optimum chlo level to satisfy disinfection requiremer leaving the water pleasing to taste a TKDA out of St. Paul gathered all of tf._ had been compiled by City staff over the year and a half since the water treatment plant opened and conducted the evaluation of the chemical makeup of the treated water. They also collected multiple water samples to perform a bench test. The purpose of a bench test is to take raw well water and put it through a series of incremental changes to the treatment process in order to determine the best possible outcome for the City's treated water. The entire process took approximately a year between collecting and analyzing the data and the actual chemistry test results. The final determination was that the City was very close to optimal chlorination levels and needed just a few minor shifts in chlorination, which have subsequently been implemented. Once this process was complete, the City sent water samples to Pace Analytical in Minneapolis for testing which included information such as hardness, alkalinity, pH, and various minerals. This information is available on our website and should be used to set a home water softener or filtration system to the optimal level. Go to: cityofbrooklyncenter.org and follow these menu items - Your Government / Departments / Public Works / Public Utilities / Water Utility / 2018 Water Chemistry Questions? Call Public Works at (763) 585-7100. 31UMPKIN DISPOSAL After midnight what does your pumpkin turn into? How about changing it into valuable compost? Pumpkins can be placed in your backyard compost bin. If you don't have a bin, use the free trop off container in Central Park across the street from Brooklyn Park's Operations & Maintenance facility, 8300 Noble Ave N. between Wednesday, November 1st and Monday November 6th. Please remove all candles, candle wax and decorations before disposal. Pumpkins will be made into compost that will be used to make soil and landscapes healthy. SAVE THE FOOD Ninety percent of us throw away food too soon even though it's fine to eat. Research shows that we're confused by those "Best By" dates and other information on the package. Typically those dates refer to when an item is at peak flavor and have nothing to do with food safety. A family of four loses $1500 a year on wasted food. Imagine what you could do with that money. Here are some tips from www.savethefood.com: • Plan meals ahead of time • Eat your leftovers • Become a food storage pro And here's a site from England that has more tips and tasty recipes to use up those leftover items in the fridge www.lovefoodhatewaste.com. O O K 1 Y h N * CE R AT THE CENTER 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-2199 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org e-mail: info@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Hall (763) 569-3300 Job Information Line (763) 569-3307 City CONTACTS Council Members Mayor Tim Willson Voicemail: (763) 569-3450 mayorwillson@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Marquita Butler Voicemail: (763) 569-3446 councilmemberbutler@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember April Graves Voicemail: (763) 569-3448 councilmembergraves@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Kris Lawrence -Anderson Voicemail: (763) 569-3444 councilmemberlawrence-anderson@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Dan Ryan Voicemail: (763) 569-3445 council memberryan@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Manager Curt Boganey (763) 569-3300 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170 City PHONE NUMBERS Administration ..............................................(763) 569-3300 Community Development ............................(763) 569-3330 Inspections, Code Enforcement, Ownership Services Public Works/Engineering ............................(763) 569-3340 Parks, Streets, Utilities...............................(763) 569-7100 Finance.......................................................... 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City Council Meetings are broadcast live on cable Channel 16. Replays shown Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 2:30 am and 10:30 am. You may also watch City Council meetings on-line, on demand at your convenience through a link on the City website. Call City Hall to verify meeting dates or visit the City's website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org.