Town Talks

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Town Talks are scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Staff will start each Town Talk with a formal presentation. An open forum will follow to allow residents and staff the opportunity to discuss the topic of the night together and ask questions.

Parks & Recreation Director Perry Vetter continued the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” Monday, May 23, with an online discussion about plans for Fred Richards Park.

Hosted by Assistant City Manager Lisa Schaefer, the Town Talk included a presentation by Vetter on the master plan for the park at 4400 Parklawn Ave. Fred Richards Park is being created from the former Fred Richards Golf Course, which closed in 2014. The 43-acre site, almost double the size of Centennial Lakes Park, will become a multi-use park for a variety of year-round activities.

“The Fred” will subtly divide into sections, providing different experiences for people and nature. The sections include a Central Green, Nature Bank, Great Lawn and Loop. The City is pursuing a local option sales tax as a way to fund the phases of the Fred Richards Park Master Plan. The tax also would be used to fund the Braemar Park Master Plan and upgrade Braemar Arena.

The half-percent sales tax, if approved by Edina voters in November 2022, is expected to raise $17.7 million for Fred Richards Park improvements.

The video and materials for the Town Talk will be available on BetterTogetherEdina.org for a week following the presentation. Additional questions and comments may be posted here for staff members after the Town Talk.

The Town Talk will be shown on Edina TV (Comcast Channels 813 and 16) 7 p.m. Mondays, 3 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, 11 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays.

For more information, contact the City’s Communications Department, 952-826-0359.

Town Talks are scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Staff will start each Town Talk with a formal presentation. An open forum will follow to allow residents and staff the opportunity to discuss the topic of the night together and ask questions.

Parks & Recreation Director Perry Vetter continued the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” Monday, May 23, with an online discussion about plans for Fred Richards Park.

Hosted by Assistant City Manager Lisa Schaefer, the Town Talk included a presentation by Vetter on the master plan for the park at 4400 Parklawn Ave. Fred Richards Park is being created from the former Fred Richards Golf Course, which closed in 2014. The 43-acre site, almost double the size of Centennial Lakes Park, will become a multi-use park for a variety of year-round activities.

“The Fred” will subtly divide into sections, providing different experiences for people and nature. The sections include a Central Green, Nature Bank, Great Lawn and Loop. The City is pursuing a local option sales tax as a way to fund the phases of the Fred Richards Park Master Plan. The tax also would be used to fund the Braemar Park Master Plan and upgrade Braemar Arena.

The half-percent sales tax, if approved by Edina voters in November 2022, is expected to raise $17.7 million for Fred Richards Park improvements.

The video and materials for the Town Talk will be available on BetterTogetherEdina.org for a week following the presentation. Additional questions and comments may be posted here for staff members after the Town Talk.

The Town Talk will be shown on Edina TV (Comcast Channels 813 and 16) 7 p.m. Mondays, 3 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, 11 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays.

For more information, contact the City’s Communications Department, 952-826-0359.

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  • Fred Richards Park Master Plan

    about 1 month ago
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    This event was held virtually May 23 and featured Assistant City Manager Lisa Schaefer and Parks & Recreation Director Perry Vetter. They will continue the conversation here! Couldn't make it to the meeting? No problem. You can watch the video of the meeting and leave your questions below.


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  • Crime & Public Safety

    2 months ago
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    This event was held on December 20 and featured Police Chief Todd Milburn. They will continue the conversation here! This event was held twice on December 20. Once at noon and once in the evening. You can watch the videos of the meetings.


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  • Street Funding

    8 months ago
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    This event was held on November 1 and featured Director of Engineering Chad Millner and Street Funding Task Force Ann Swenson. They will continue the conversation here! You can watch the video of the event. Links to documents below:

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  • Fire Operations

    9 months ago
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    This event was held on September 29 and featured Fire Chief Andrew Slama and Operations Chief Pete Fisher. They will continue the conversation here! You can watch the video of the event.

    Documents from last night:

    Couldn't make it to the meeting? No problem. Leave your questions below!

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  • Changing Demographics

    by Kaitlin Gault, 11 months ago
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    The July 26 Town Talks discussion focused on Changing Demographics.

    Couldn't make it to the meeting? No problem. Watch the meeting video and leave your questions below!


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  • Organics Recycling

    by Kaitlin Gault, over 1 year ago
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    The March 3 Town Talks discussion focused on organics recycling. 

    Couldn't make it to the meeting? No problem. Watch the meeting video and leave your questions below!


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  • Sustainability, Climate Action Plan

    by Kaitlin Gault, about 1 year ago
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    The May 19 Town Talks discussion focused on sustainability and the Climate Action Plan. 

    Couldn't make it to the meeting? No problem. Watch the meeting video and leave your questions below!

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  • Public Safety

    almost 2 years ago
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    Tonights handouts:

    Public Safety Presentation Body Cameras Handout Body Cameras FAQ's
    Fire FAQ's Fire Handout


    The Feb. 18 Town Talks discussion focused on trends in public safety, staying up-to-date with equipment and how safety remains a top priority in Edina.

    Couldn't make it to the meeting? No problem. Leave your questions below!

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  • Affordable Housing

    almost 2 years ago
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    The July 15 Town Talks discussion focused on the need for additional affordable housing across all spectrums, including for people who work in Edina, but are priced out from living here to the desire of residents to age in community. Affordable Housing Manager Stephanie Hawkinson also gave an update on new developments and programs and the work of the Housing Task Force.

    Couldn't make it to the meeting? No problem. Leave your questions below!

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  • Transportation & Traffic

    almost 2 years ago
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    This event was held on September, 16 and featured Transportation Planner, Andrew Scipioni. Andrew will continue the conversation here! 

    Couldn't make it to the meeting? No problem. Leave your questions below!

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