The Osseo City Council approved the second Citywide Night to Unite event at its Monday, June 10, meeting.
The second Citywide Night to Unite event is in addition to neighborhood block parties residents can host Tuesday, Aug. 6. Night to Unite is designed to strengthen neighborhood and communities by getting to know those in the neighborhood, and building relationships between police, fire, other city entities and the citizens, according to Officer Tony Mortinson.
The citywide event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the City Hall campus, along part of Central Avenue and in Boerboom Memorial Park.
Mortinson stated there are plans for a DJ to play music, food, face painting, yard games, cold treats, chalk and bubbles in Boerboom Memorial Park.
Once again, Max Cakes, will be serving hotdogs, chips, soda and water. There will be no charge to residents.
Information booths will be set up between the park and City Hall. The city of Osseo, Hennepin County Attorney and Hennepin County Library will all have booths.
There will also be demonstrations from the Osseo Fire Department and Minnesota Search and Rescue Dog Association. Around 6 p.m. the dog demonstration will take place in the City Hall parking lot. At 7 p.m. there will be a fire department burn house demonstration in the driveway of the fire station.
Inside of the City Hall there will be caricatures in the community center. Outside in the northern half of the parking lot will be tours of police, fire, ambulance and public works vehicles. The southern part of the parking lot will have bounce houses.
Parking would be restricted along Central Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth Street. In Mortinson’s request to the City Council, he stated police and fire would be present during the event monitoring radio traffic should an area need be opened up for emergency or closed.
In case of inclement weather, everyone would be moved inside the city hall and community center building.
“We had such a great Night to Unite event last year, and it’ll be tough to top that. But I know how much our residents love the Osseo community. It’ll be another fantastic event,” the council said in a statement.
In other action, the council:
ACCEPTED a software agreement with Dropkick Studios LLC, (Rescue Hub) for managing the fire department trainings.
APPROVED the hire of Jacob Anderson in the position of Reserve Officer with the police department.
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