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Discover St. Louis Park Names Becky Bakken as New President and CEO

updated: Monday, May 18, 2015

Along with Bakken's fifteen years of experience in marketing as Citizens Independent Bank (CIB) Marketing Director, she will bring strong existing relationships and a deep understanding of the St. Louis Park community to her role as President and CEO. Prior to her tenure at CIB, Bakken worked in the hospitality industry and served as Executive...


Neighborhood Meetings Hosted by St. Louis Park Police Department

updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The St. Louis Park Police Department wants to meet with YOU. Over the next 18 months, the Police Department will be holding neighborhood meetings for all 35 neighborhoods. Come to these meetings to learn about our delivery service model, meet our staff and discuss quality of life issues.

Prior to each meeting, each resident will be mailed a postcard for an invitation to complete a survey. Please complete the survey, as survey results will be provided at the meetings. 

Each neighborhood meeting’s date, time and location will be posted below, as well as in the Sun Sailor, and the city’s Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor accounts.

If you have any questions, please contact Community Outreach Officer Erin Nordrum at (952) 924-2661.
The next neighborhood meetings will be held this Fall in the following neighborhoods:
 
Sorensen
Birchwood
Bronx Park
Lenox
Triangle
Fern Hill
Lake Forest



Volunteer Announcers Needed for Spring Sports on ParkTV

updated: Monday, May 18, 2015

Have you ever wanted to give sports announcing a try? ParkTV has an opportunity for you!Microphone

Volunteer announcers are needed for a number of high school sport teams.

If you're interested, please contact Paul Broden, ParkTV 16 program producer, at (952) 924-2635 or pbroden@stlouispark.org. There is no minimum commitment required, and scheduling can be flexible. Previous experience not required. 



City Launches MyStLouisPark Mobile App

updated: Monday, March 02, 2015

St. Louis Park community members have a new way to connect with the city to make service requests or receive important information from the city. The City of St. Louis Park is pleased to launch MyStLouisPark, a new civic engagement platform allowing residents to connect with their local government using a smartphone application or online at www....


PACE Property Assessed Clean Energy

updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Green Business? Looking to make energy improvements? Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is an innovative way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings.

What is PACE?
A new program in St. Louis Park through a partnership with the St. Paul Port Authority (SPPA) that provides funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings, from smart energy efficiency upgrades to roof-top solar power systems.

  • Energy efficiency improvements: Lighting, mechanical systems, window upgrades, temperature controls, HVAC equipment, new elevators, new insulation, etc.
  • Renewable energy systems: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Geothermal Direct-Use
  • Electric vehicle charging systems: New and upgraded circuits and related equipment to enable vehicle charging


Who can apply?
Commercial, industrial and multi-family residential property owners.

How does it work?
Building owners who use PACE financing for their energy improvements pay back the financing through property taxes, as a voluntary special assessment.

For more information, contact Julie Grove, Planning and Economic Development Assistant at jgrove@stlouispark.org, phone (952) 924-2523 or Pete Klein, Vice President of Finance St. Paul Port Authority, at pmk@sppa.com.



St. Louis Park Earns Best Places to Live Honors

updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Livability.com evaluated the following aspects of each community: amenities, demographics, economy, education, health care, housing, social and civic capital, and transportation. Editors reviewed data from more than 2,000 communities across the country, and St. Louis Park ranked 27th out of 100 cities and joins Rochester as the only other Minnesota...


Block Captains Wanted

updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The St. Louis Park Police Department is recruiting interested citizens to become Block Captains. Are you unsure if your block is organized? Contact Community Outreach Officer Erin Nordrum at (952) 924-2661 or email enordrum@stlouispark.org to see if your block is organized and for further information.

Block Captain Program information



Construction Management Plan

updated: Monday, April 27, 2015

Construction Management Plan – Effective November 15, 2014

The city recognizes that many households are looking for larger homes. As a result, significant additions and/or tearing down of existing homes and rebuilding larger homes is becoming more common. Because St. Louis Park is a fully built community, these major additions and construction of new homes impacts the surrounding neighbors.

Effective November 15, 2014, major additions (second story additions or additions of 500 square feet or more), demolitions and new construction will need to comply with a Construction Management Plan (CMP) per City Code 6-71.

Major additions, tear downs and new construction will be required to send a written neighborhood notification to neighbors within 200 feet of the property. Demolitions and/or new construction will also require a neighborhood meeting and signage.

The purpose of the CMP is to provide neighbors with information about what is happening at the property and contact information on who to call if they have concerns during construction. View the CMP Packet here or on the Permit Forms page.



Give Smart in the Park

updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We know St. Louis Park residents are generous, but did you know that handing out money to panhandlers can’t meet the long-term needs of those in need of assistance? The St. Louis Park Police Department is trained in the best practices for enforcement options for panhandling and what types of behavior our officers need to watch for, but at the...


Hennepin County Offers Grants to Businesses to Increase Recycling

These grants can help with the purchase of containers, equipment purchase and installation, hauling service charges and minor improvements to loading docks and waste enclosures. Having a strong recycling program conserves natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, can help a business’s bottom line, and demonstrates their commitment...


Proposed Community Center Project

updated: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

recommendations to the City Council regarding the addition of future recreation facilities or programs, and to look at possible partnerships and locations. The Task Force followed the city's 2006-2007 visioning process in which a community or civic center was identified as a potential project to exemplify the city's commitment to remaining a connected...


St. Louis Park Continues Graffiti Crackdown

updated: Monday, March 09, 2015

St. Louis Park has seen dramatic decreases in the amount of graffiti in the community since it began tracking incidents in 2007. The department credits the public for its response and help reporting the graffiti as well as its custom-designed computer application that allows city departments and other agencies to track and compare data related...


St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts Seeks Board Members

St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and enhancing the arts in St. Louis Park. FOTA connects people and organizations around the arts, shares arts-related information and resources, and coordinates community arts programs. When it incorporated in 1995, FOTA received designation...


Tree Pruning

updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Each year the City of St. Louis Park hires a licensed and qualified tree service to prune a portion of the city's boulevard trees. This "rotational" pruning typically occurs during the winter months of January through March. The tree service/ contractor, Northeast Tree, Inc., hired by the city for work in 2015 (and 2016) is currently working...


Sprinkling Ordinance Conserves Water

updated: Monday, April 27, 2015

Permanent restrictions
To conserve water, St. Louis Park prohibits lawn sprinkling between noon and 6 p.m. In addition, all households and businesses must follow an odd/even schedule when sprinkling lawns. (Properties that end with an odd number sprinkle on the odd-numbered days on the calendar; properties that end with an even number sprinkle on even-numbered days.)

Additional conservation measures may be required during critical water shortages. These can include limiting watering to once every five days or banning all outdoor sprinkling. Should this situation arise, a public notice will be given.

Exceptions
New sod or seed, and newly planted shrubs, trees and landscaping are exempt from the odd/even schedule. Flower gardens are also exempt. Even in these circumstances, sprinkling must be done before noon or after 6 p.m.

Enforcement
Currently, failing to follow sprinkling restrictions can result in an initial fine of $25 with subsequent violations rising by $10. (For example, the second violation is $35; the third violation is $45, etc.).

Contact
Jay Hall | Utilities Superintendent
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: (952) 924-2557 | F: (952) 924-2560 | jhall@stlouispark.org



Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition

The City Council has approved a resolution to support the Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition, made up of the Edina, Excelsior, Hopkins, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park and Wayzata communities.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is the statewide organization that provides community support for military service members, guard, reserves, veterans and their families.

If interested in getting involved or being on the email list, visit the Coalition’s website and Facebook page.



More Links

St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org