Fifteen years ago, Blaine voters decided they did not want the city to issue $12 million in general obligation bonds to construct a city center that would have included a community center.
For the past three years, the city of Blaine has been emphasizing overlay projects for its pavement management program, but it will soon shift its focus to more expensive reconstruction for streets too far deteriorated for overlays to be effective.
Neighbors of Aurelia Park in Blaine have been asking the city for upgrades to the park for about three years, according to one of the councilmembers who represents this area, and a project is now imminent.
The Blaine City Council June 6 approved final and preliminary plats for 88 new homes.
The Blaine City Council May 2 approved the projected list of parks projects for the years 2013 through 2017.
The Blaine City Council April 18 unanimously approved $93,100 of open space and trail projects for 2013.
Survey results from last year showed that fewer Blaine residents volunteered compared with national and state benchmarks.
Blaine may be willing to allow a developer to pay 2013 park dedication prices on homes developed one to three years from now in exchange for a 1.8-acre piece of land that can be used for a future city park.