Golden Valley Mayor’s Minutes: New Fire Station, Budget, Plus Events
Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris sits down with Dave Kiser to talk about issues and events coming up in Golden Valley.
New Fire Station for Golden Valley
Mayor Shep Harris says the city has gotten a lot of residential feedback on a new fire station, and the community will continue to be asked for input. The city has hired a consultant who will work with staff and come forward with recommendations in November.
The process to pass next year’s budget is underway. Mayor Harris says the city is looking at a little less than a 12 percent increase in the proposed levy.
“When you break it down, it’s a cup of coffee or two a month. Basically, it’s dealing with the costs of living adjustments and inflation costs,” said Harris. “I wish we could cut costs on fuel but we’ve got to keep the cars running.”
- Election Day on Nov. 8
- Every weekend until Nov. 12: Bring leaves to Brookview Park
- Building an Equitable Golden Valley on Dec. 1
- Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Dec. 13
Mayor Harris is glad the Holiday Train will be back for the first time post-pandemic.
“What a great celebration. It’s a lot of fun, a way to donate, give donations to local food shelf and a way to get in the spirit of the holidays,” said Harris.
The Holiday Train will be at the railway crossing at Golden Hills Drive at 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 13. Learn more here.