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Municipal staff keeping busy all summer

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As we start to take the time to enjoy our summer, please consider all the activities and work that will be going on in West St. Paul this year as part of budget expenditures, combined with regular maintenance and renewal of infrastructure  in our community.

Our public works staff are a dedicated crew who take great pride ensuring West St. Paul is a clean and green community that we all call home. Staff will be busy maintaining the community with grass cutting and maintenance of parks and recreation sites, along with working on street repair and rebuilding projects where some areas will see concrete joint repairs.

Other areas will see new asphalt, and in the areas where we have gravel roads these areas will also see re-grading and dust control. All of these projects are identified and reviewed, prioritized and scheduled by our Public Works management team, who also keep the elected officials of our community aware of the activities and projects that our staff will be undertaking.

This year we will see additional projects which also include, but are not limited to, park improvements, new signage, tree trimming, recreation site regular maintenance, field repairs, equipment repairs and upkeep, street lightning, and trail maintenance, along with new trail establishment to enhance the existing trail systems that are enjoyed by many within our community.

We have extensive ditching and drainage work that will also be carried out throughout the community, including the daily requirements of maintaining our five individual wastewater treatment plants along with the potable water treatment plant that service a portion of the residents that live within the Rivercrest subdivision.

These are only a few of some of the many projects that our public works staff and management team staff attend to throughout the community on a daily and weekly basis. Due to the requirements of legislation, our Public Works staff have to check the wastewater and water treatment plant.

Every day, these individuals ensure our community has coverage seven days a week, 365 days a year, ensuring West St. Paul remains a safe community for all to enjoy. I have only highlighted a small list of duties staff perform during the summer months. Our staff is kept busy year-round, and if you have visited West St. Paul after a snow storm you know we have exceptional response to snow events!

Our council, along with our administration, have implemented a "request for service policy" should you need to identify any concerns in the community.

We would encourage you to either report it to our administration office at 3550 Main St or call 204-338-0306, where your concern will be registered by our clerical staff and then the concern will be directed to the appropriate department, or you will be advised of the appropriate agency for follow up on the matter.

This "request for service" can also be accessed by email by simply visiting our website where we have created a electronic version of this form for your convenience. We would recommend that all residents use this "request for service" as your first step when contacting the municipality for assistance.

This service allows individuals regardless of the time of day or night to contact the municipal office and ensures your concerns are properly registered for follow up.

Our staff reviews these requests, prioritizes and responds accordingly. Please visit our website for any additional community information on council or community notices or activities.

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