The City Council prioritizes these prospective projects and authorizes feasibility studies for those scheduled in the following year. The Engineering Division then schedules informational meetings with the project area residents, surveys the area, prepares preliminary designs, evaluates alternatives and presents a recommendation to the City Council. In some cases improvement projects are initiated by resident petition.
Plans, Bids & Construction
If the council approves the project, the engineering division then prepares final construction plans, lets the project out for bids and provides inspection during construction of the improvement. Occasionally an outside engineering consulting firm is hired to handle improvement projects within the city. These firms work in conjunction with the Maplewood engineering staff, and a city inspector serves as a liaison on those projects.
The City of Maplewood and Ramsey County held a ground breaking event at Keller Regional Park for the Tuj Lub project that is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2016. The addition of these courts will give the Hmong Community the ability to preserve this very significant Cultural and Historical game for future generations.