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City of St. Louis Park maintains the highest credit rating from Standard & Poor's

updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, one of the nation’s leading credit rating agencies, assigned its “AAA” rating to the City of St. Louis Park, Minn.’s series 2016A general obligation (GO) bonds. At the same time, Standard & Poor’s affirmed its “AAA” rating on the city’s existing...


FAQs about St. Louis Park water meter replacement project

updated: Friday, June 17, 2016

A:    Old water meters are being replaced with two new pieces of equipment. The currently existing water meter inside the home is being replaced with a new water meter. A second piece of equipment, a radio read device called an R900 transmitter from Neptune Technology Group, is being installed on the outside of the home. Both pieces...


City Hall Third Floor Lobby Public Art

updated: Friday, June 17, 2016

The City of St. Louis Park is committed to promoting and integrating arts, culture and community aesthetics in all city initiatives, including implementation where appropriate. The purpose of having public art on the third floor of City Hall is to give local artists the opportunity to display, and by the artist’s choice, sell, their artwork...


MPCA announces resolution of investigation in PFOS in Lake Calhoun

updated: Friday, June 17, 2016

PFOS was first detected in water in Lake Calhoun by researchers at the University of Minnesota in 2004. Following this discovery, MPCA researchers tested fish from the lake for PFOS and found high concentrations in fish tissue. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) issued a fish consumption advisory for PFOS in Lake Calhoun, and the MPCA listed...


Tell us what you think of the city website!

updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016

The City of St. Louis Park is beginning a redesign process for the city website. A new website is planned for launch in early 2017. As the first step of the process, we want to hear from you! Fill out an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/VWBZYB9 by June 30. Tell us what you like or don’t like about the current website and what you&rsquo...


Free Compost Available from Organics Recycling Program

updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The city has a limited supply of high quality compost from the Organics Recycling program available for you to use in your garden!

Stop by the brush drop-off site, during the following hours of operation to get your compost:

  • Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sundays: Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The high quality compost from the Organics Recycling program is located past the entrance gate, follow the signs.

The site is located at 2501 Edgewood Ave. S., at the intersection of Cedar Lake Road & Colorado Avenue South.

The finished compost is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Residents are allowed to take up to three-5 gallon buckets worth of compost. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 952.924.2562.
 
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Hennepin County Offers Grants to Businesses to Increase Recycling

Are you a business that wants to start recycling? Maybe improve the recycling program you already have? Hennepin County offers technical assistance and  recycling grants of up to $50,000 for businesses, non-profit organizations and institutions to start or improve programs to divert recyclables and organics (food and non-recyclable paper) from...


Construction Management Plan

updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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.



Sprinkling Ordinance Conserves Water

updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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



PACE Property Assessed Clean Energy

updated: Monday, April 25, 2016

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, Economic Development Specialist at jgrove@stlouispark.org, phone 952.924.2523 or Pete Klein, Vice President of Finance St. Paul Port Authority, at pmk@sppa.com.



MyStLouisPark Mobile App

updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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


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...


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.



Give Smart in the Park

updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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...


Human Rights Award Nominations Sought

updated: Monday, February 29, 2016

Congratulations to the St. Louis Park High School organization, Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) for winning the 2015 Human Rights Award! The Human Rights Award recognizes individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have made an outstanding contribution toward increasing understanding and cooperation between people of different...


St. Louis Park Continues Graffiti Crackdown

updated: Tuesday, February 02, 2016

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...


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