First Ward February Newsletter

Ward 1 News from Minneapolis Council Member Kevin Reich
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February 2018

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kevin Reich
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-673-2201

Email:
kevin.reich@minneapolismn.gov

Neighborhoods

Audubon Park
Columbia Park
Como
Holland
Logan Park
Marshall Terrace
Mid-City Industrial
Northeast Park
Waite Park
Windom Park

City of Lakes

Council Member's Message

I have some great news to share on the sustainability front both in Ward One and the city as a whole, which makes for a positive start to 2018! In January the city received a grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to design and install up to $550,000 in stormwater management infrastructure at our new East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility. This infrastructure will be an important piece of the many sustainability elements incorporated into the facility, which will be designed to LEED certification standards. See the story below for more information.

In October 2012 I joined Ward 1 stakeholders, representatives from Minneapolis Public Schools and Sundial Solar to talk about applying for a grant to do a major solar project at Edison High School. Early in January 2018, the Public Utilities Commission approved our application to install solar panels on Edison's roof and put a solar canopy over the new Edison Plaza next to the gym. It was a long wait, but work can now begin to make the Edison Green Campus even greener! Look for more details about this exciting project in next month's newsletter.

On a citywide basis, I'm proud to announce a couple of exciting achievements.  Our Solid Waste & Recycling Division was named 2017 Recycler of the Year on the basis of our highly successful organics recycling program.  Minneapolis is also now the first in the nation to go "perc-free" thanks in large part to our innovative green business cost-sharing programs. Check out the stories below to learn more about these achievements. 

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