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STREET DEPARTMENT SERVICES

SNOW REMOVAL

Effort is made to clear City streets within 24 hours of the start of the snowfall.  This requires approximately 12 hours of operations for a normal snowfall of 2 to 6 inches, beginning with arterials, and then follow with residential and cul-de-sac streets.  Ice control is ordered as conditions warrant. 

FIRE HYDRANTS
Fire Hydrant
After a major snow build-up in the boulevard, the Utilities Department will attempt to clear access to critical hydrants as personnel availability allows.  Residents are encouraged to assist the City by clearing the hydrants near their property.

MAILBOXES

The City will determine repair/replacement of mailboxes, on an individual basis, claims of damage to mailboxes caused by snow plowing.  If damage is caused by the weight of the snow, there is no reimbursement.  The homeowner must be able to prove that the plow actually hit the mailbox and caused the damage.  If there is reimbursement to repair/replace, installation/labor is the responsibility of the property owner.  Residents are responsible for keeping mailbox accessible for postal delivery. For more information or to report mailbox damage, please contact the Public Works Department at 763-682-1181. 

RIGHT OF WAY INTRUSIONS

The City will not be responsible for items, such as fence, timbers, posts, landscaping and sprinkler systems located in the boulevard.  Any items damaged within the City right-of-way as a result of snow removal, would be the responsibility of the property owner, with the exception of the turf damage cause from snow plowing.  

SOD/TURF DAMAGE

Reports of sod damage caused by snow plowing will be handled on an individual basis.  For more information, or to report damage, contact the Public Works Department at 763-682-1181.  

STORM SEWER MAINTENANCE
Storm sewers collect rain water run off from streets and other impervious surfaces and drain them into lakes or other natural wetlands.  Please avoid raking leaves and other debris into these areas.  Also avoid dumping hazardous wastes such as motor oil or anti-freeze into storm sewers.  If you notice that any catch basins are plugged or blocked, please contact us as 763-682-1181.

STREET MAINTENANCE/REPAIR

CRACK FILLING/SEAL COATING


Each year selected streets will be inspected and crack sealed as needed.

SIDEWALKS/TRAILS
Snow
City Council approved sidewalks and trails, primarily along arterials, are plowed by the City, all others are the responsibility of the property owner.  It is the primary responsibility of the owner or occupant of any lot or parcel of land to maintain any snow or ice from adjacent sidewalks.  See City Ordinance

SIGNAGE

The City asks that residents call the Public Works Department at 763-682-1181 to report any missing or damaged signs within the City.  The city has adopted an ordinance regarding placement of signs by residents and businesses in right-of-way, see City ordinance or call to ask about regulations, or to retrieve signs removed by Public Works staff. 

STREET SWEEPING

The City Street Department sweeps City streets on a consistent schedule.


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