Area Briefs 7/18/13

Library board seeks applicants

The Stillwater Public Library seeks residents interested in the library and its operations to fill a vacancy on the Library Board of Trustees.

The library board is the library’s policy-making body and meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Library board trustees must be Stillwater residents.
Application forms are available online at, at City Hall, 216 Fourth St. North or the Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third St. North.

Applications must be returned to City Hall or the library by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23.
Call Stillwater library Director Lynn Bertalmio at 651-275-4338, extenstion 118 for more information.

Gomez art in gallery

The Stillwater Public Library invites the public to view the works of artist Kate Gomez in the library’s gallery throughout July and August.

A mixed media artist, Gomez strives to combine the “orderly elements of scientific images” with the expressive nature of painting.

For more information about this and other programs at the Stillwater Public Library, call 651-275-4338 extension 111 or visit

Melander back on Met Council

ST. PAUL — Current Metropolitan Council member Harry Melander of Mahtomedi was reappointed to the panel by Gov. Mark Dayton, the governor’s office recently announced.

Melander represents District 12 on the Met Council for a term expiring Jan. 5, 2015. He was one of 16 appointments and reappointments Dayton made to the regional planning agency. Other appointments were James Brimeyer, St. Louis Park; Steven Chavez, Eagan; Jonathan Commers, St. Paul; Gary Cunningham, Minneapolis; John Doan, Blaine; Adam Duininck, Minneapolis; Steven Elkins, Bloomington; Richard Kramer, St. Paul; Jennifer Munt, Minnetonka; Edward Reynoso, Ham Lake; Katie Rodriguez, Maple Grove; Sandy Rummel, White Bear Lake; Lona Schreiber, Brooklyn Park; Gary Van Eyll, Chaska, and Wendy Wulff, Lakeville.