Connections - A Weekly Update from the City of Hopkins

Apply to Become a Hopkins Commission Member

The City of Hopkins is seeking applicants for two open positions on the Planning and Zoning Commission and one opening on the Charter Commission.

What’s expected from you:

  • The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings typically last 2 to 3 hours, but this may vary. There are occasional special meetings and some outside prep work that commissioners can expect, such as reviewing their meeting packets in advance.
  • The Charter Commission meets two to three times per year depending on the need.

Come learn more!
Staff liaisons will be at City Hall on Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to answer questions and explain more about the opportunity. Those interested in applying for the Planning and Zoning Commission are encouraged to stay for the April Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, which will follow the information session.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 27. Applications are available here

Organics Recycling Pilot Program Begins April 7

Beginning Saturday, April 7, Hopkins residential garbage customers may bring their household organics to the Hopkins Brush & Yard Waste Drop-Off site for recycling. Organics recycling includes collecting fruits, vegetables, bones, meat, bread, eggshells, non-recyclable and food-soiled paper and more for composting. All organic materials must be bagged in either a BPI certified compostable bag or paper bag. Full details are available here

Blake Road to Close at Lake Street April 9

The Metropolitan Council will close Blake Road at the intersection of Lake Street in Hopkins on Monday, April 9, as their contractor begins work to replace the old sanitary force main, install new storm sewer, and replace deep sewer and water mains beneath the roadway. Commuters who travel through the area are directed to follow the official detour via Excelsior Boulevard, Highway 169 and Highway 7. The closure is expected to last through mid-summer, weather permitting. More information is available on the Metropolitan Council website

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