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One of my first objectives will be succession planning as there will be two key command positions to fill. I need to identify new leaders who display the necessary skills to be successful as a chief deputy and patrol commander. There will also be other promotional opportunities in the future that we need to plan for and allow employees to attend leadership training to help them further their careers. Other objectives are:
I have some very clear objectives. Cohesiveness: I want to take care of the people who are serving our communities so that they can focus on taking care of you. I want to make sure they have the training and equipment needed to do a difficult job, day in and day out. All too often, deputies, support staff and detention deputies are overlooked. We also need to focus on supporting our first responders and ambulance service. In many cases, these are volunteers stepping forward to answer emergency calls for service.
I will be a working sheriff. In other words, I will be backing up my deputies and taking calls for service, working in dispatch, working in the jail, with records, in the courts, transporting detainees and serving papers ... to keep up on my skills and to gain new ones and so that I know from experience and directly from my staff what works and what doesn't and what tools and training we need to do our jobs more safely, effectively and efficiently.
The Sheldon Theatre is proud to present Sod House Theater's bluegrass infused adaptation of "An Enemy of the People," written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Darcey Engen, Luverne Seifert, Brian Laidlaw and Ashley Hanson. Known for their fantastically fun productions, Sod House will join forces with local talent and audiences from Aug. 10-12 to celebrate summer and community through the experience of live, site-specific theater at Colvill Park, times vary.
Red Wing neighbors will celebrate Night to Unite the evening of Aug. 7, 2018. In addition to the location on the map, residents have registered to hold an event at 1110 West Ave., community service officer Tim Bohmbach said. Red Wing Police Department leads this annual program that brings people together to promote a safe community. Officers as well as staff from other city departments as well as elected officials typically stop at each location during the evening.
Q. Do city ordinances support my planting flowers, shrubs and trees in my home's boulevard area? A: Yes, the City Code does allow for planting of shrubs and gardens within the right of way. However, you will need to apply for a permit and obtain approval prior to any work being done. Red Wing City Code, Chapter 14, Right of Way Management, Section 14.09 Permit Requirement states "A work in the right-of-way permit is required for the following activities within the right-of-way:
Do you like fairy tales? Do you like supporting local theatre? The Young Peoples' Summer Theatre Intensive will culminate with performances of "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" at 4 and 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, in the Hobgoblin Barn. This one-act play by Dan Zolidis is a comedy mashup of Grimm fairy tales — some well-known such as "Hansel and Gretel" and some obscure including "Lean Lisa."
The Red Wing Royal Ambassador program has 18 women vying for three titles in 2018.
At any level, where there are multiple people and solutions to resolve issues, disagreements are expected, due to the different backgrounds and interpretations we have. My approach to resolving disagreements is that there needs to be an effort to seek a solution and it is important to see the different perspectives of all the parties involved.
Disagreement is normal, as the council deals with controversial issues, but should be kept within civil bounds. Council is often manipulated by staff, leading to a situation where members don't always have a real decision-making role. Council, in turn, often disregards residents' views.