Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Mayor Tourville discusses a promotion in the fire department and an ordinance involving community gardens.
In this edition of Mayor Matters, George Tourville, mayor of Inver Grove Heights, discusses the hiring of Eric Bergum as the city's new full time assistant fire chief. Mayor Tourville also addresses the development of an ordinance related to the specifics of planting community gardens.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The council's discussion of an ordinance amendment regarding the city policy surrounding community gardens caused frustration for one councilor.
The Inver Grove Heights City Council discussed the first reading of an ordinance amendment that would allow community gardens to be grown in residential and public or institutional zoning districts at Monday’s council meeting. Community gardens are not legal in Inver Grove Heights under the current ordinance. The council carried the amendment consideration, with a 4-1 vote. Councilor Bill Klein was the sole voice of opposition, consistently speaking against the amendment, on the grounds that he felt it imposed unnecessary restrictions on aspiring community gardeners. “It’s their property, and that’s the point,” said Klein. “It’s the moral erosion of property rights.” In attendance at Monday’s meeting was Paul Tuschy, a member of Grace …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Patch looks back on the events, people and issues that made the headlines last week.
The Simley football team will move from Class 4A to Class 5A next season. In the process, the Spartans will become the smallest school in their Section and second smallest public school in Class 5A. The move to a larger class will provide another challenge for a Spartans program that showed great improvement under first-year head coach Rex King and staff. On Veterans Day, sixth grade students at Inver Grove Heights Middle School went straight to the source to learn about life during an overseas military deployment. Using Skype, an online voice and video chat program, the students spoke with six deployed soldiers. Inver Grove Heights-based CHS, Inc., the nation's largest cooperative, reported earnings of $961.4 million for its 2011 fiscal …