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February 2012 Register today for CERT training The cities of New Hope, Crystal and West Metro Fire Rescue have teamed up to form the West Metro Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The team’s first training course is scheduled for March 9 to 11. The CERT program teaches people basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following a disaster event when professional emergency responders are not immediately available to help. For an application to become a CERT volunteer or more information about the West Metro CERT basic training course, visit the city’s website at or call 763-531-5170. The course is free, and open to anyone 15 and older (youth 15 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult). The deadline to register for the March course is February 10. Remodeling Fair The 20th Annual Northwest Suburban Remodeling Fair will be Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive. As always, the fair is free and will feature about 80 landscaping and home remodeling businesses and 15 “how to” workshops. As a special treat for the 20th anniversary, Miriam Johnson ,from the TV show Hometime, will lead two of the workshops. For more information about the event, visit SCS provides services to New Hope seniors Senior Community Services (SCS) partners with the city of New Hope, 17 other cities, and many other organizations to provide services to local seniors. Programs include: H.O.M.E. H.O.M.E. provides low cost services that help seniors continue to live independently in their homes. SCS staff, along with a network of skilled workers and volunteers, provide homemaking and home maintenance services for residents age 60 and older. Seniors contribute to the cost of the service based upon their monthly income and their ability to pay. Call 952-746-4046 for more information. CareNextion CareNextion is a unique one-stop program that provides both convenient online resources and personalized telephone support to keep seniors living independently. Caregivers can also create a secure online care team of family, friends and volunteers to help support a senior. Tasks such as rides to the doctor, meals and visits can be easily coordinated by utilizing the care team. For details visit or call 612-770-7005. Senior Outreach Senior Outreach provides in-home counseling and case management to frail elders and their families. The staff helps seniors identify and access the most appropriate and cost-effective services tailored to fit their needs. Health insurance counseling and assistance with insurance paperwork is available to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. For more information, call 952-541-1019. Waste disposal guide The Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG) 2012-13 Recycling and Materials Management Guide is intended to help residents recycle and properly dispose of most types of waste. It has an easy to use A-Z directory with disposal options for everything from aerosol cans to yard waste. The guide is available on the HRG website,, and the city’s website, For those who would like a paper copy, you can pick one up at City Hall or call the HRG administration office at 763-493-8006 and they will mail one to you. February/March City Council regular meetings: February 13 and 27, March 12 and 26 – 7 p.m. City Council work sessions: February 21, March 19 – Council meal at 6, meeting at 6:30 p.m. Citizen Advisory Commission meetings: February 14, March 13 – 7 p.m. Human Rights Commission meetings: February 6, March 5 – 7 p.m. Planning Commission meetings: No February meeting, March 6, if needed – 7 p.m. City Offices Closed: February 20 - President’s Day All activities are at City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave. N. unless otherwise indicated. Agendas and minutes for council and commission meetings are available on the city’s website. Schedule is subject to change. Call 763-531-5100 for more information. Over

In the Pipeline, February 2012

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