Connections - A Weekly Update from the City of Hopkins

Deadline to Apply for Vacant Council Seat is Today

The City of Hopkins is seeking applicants to fill newly appointed Mayor Jason Gadd's vacated seat on the City Council to serve until the term expires in January 2020. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 22, at 4 p.m.

Applicants must be a qualified and registered voter of the City, who shall have resided in Hopkins for a minimum of 30 days. The City Council will review applications and conduct interviews, and anticipates filling the vacancy in April. Apply online here.

Hopkins Activity Center Shred Event Fundraiser is April 6

The Hopkins Activity Center is hosting a Shred Event Fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, to help you dispose of confidential documents securely. Purchase a shred bag for $15, fill it with confidential papers and bring it to the Shred Event at the Activity Center on April 6 between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Hopkins Activity Center. 

Hydrant Flushing Begins April 8

Don't be alarmed if your water is discolored: Hopkins Public Works utility crews will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community April 8-26. Residents are cautioned against doing laundry - particularly whites - while crews are in the neighborhood. 

Hydrant Flushing Schedule:

  • April 8-12: Hydrants north of Excelsior Boulevard and west of Highway 169
  • April 15-19: Hydrants south of Excelsior Boulevard and west of Highway 169
  • April 22-26: Hydrants east of Highway 169

If water is still discolored once crews leave, residents should run the cold water until it runs clear. More information is available here.

Meetings & Events

  • April 2 - City Council Meeting
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