After honoring the 2013 "Focus on Woodbury" photo contest winners and discussing proposed amendments to the city’s hunting map, the Woodbury City Council will adjourn to a workshop involving the alcohol code and a potential police training facility.
The council meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at City Hall.
Public Safety Department officials were at a Sept. 18 workshop meeting to discuss the city’s hunting map, which is being amended to take account for new development in Woodbury.
Even when the city is completely built out, there will be areas where people can hunt, Public Safety Chief Lee Vague said. Police have been in touch with hunters and landowners about the future amendments.
The map was last changed in 2008. Find more background and information on the city’s website.
Focus on Woodbury
The city will recognize the winners of the 2013 Focus on Woodbury photo contest at the regular meeting.
Organized by Woodbury Magazine, the contest drew 524 entries, the most in its history.
The categories for 2013 were: nature; activities and events; landmarks; pets; and people.
First-place photos were published in the October City Update newsletter, and all winning photos will be displayed periodically at City Hall.
The city will continue its discussion of a possible joint police training facility that would be shared with Cottage Grove. Inver Hills Community College is also a potential partner.
It would be built adjacent to the Cottage Grove City Hall, and the city’s portion of the construction would be $4 million, according to a council memo.
The 68,000-square-foot facility would be used for firearms and other training.
The Woodbury Public Safety Department currently rents other facilities for training.
The council plans to further discuss the city’s 50-50 policy regarding food and alcohol sales at restaurants.
The city has previously worked to refine its policy so that businesses that don’t reach the 50 percent threshold would work with staff and public safety before possibly being placed on probation.
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