The St. Paul City Council delayed the vote on the city’s official comments on the rules governing protections of the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) at their June 22 meeting. They did this in order to give the public more time to comment on the amended staff report and amended resolution, which had not been made available until shortly before the meeting. They will vote at their 3:30 meeting on July 6.
The revised staff report and revised resolution can be found at www.stpaul.gov by scrolling over government, then city council, then click on meetings and go to the link for 6/22/16 meeting details. You’ll want to look at item #13, Res 16-147. On that page, items #21 and #22 are the amended/tracked versions you’ll want to read and give your comments to the Council before July 6. Their contact info is found at that website, too.
July 6 is also the deadline (4:30 pm) to give comments on the rules to the administrative law judge. Information on how to comment and on the rules themselves can be found at http://dnr.state.mn.us/input/rules/mrcca/index.html
See our previous posts for more details. Suffice it to say that these rules govern heights, setbacks, vegetation management, and many other things that play a crucial role in protecting the natural resource, and national treasure, that is the Mississippi River in our midst.