News & Updates
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.
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.
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.).
Jay Hall | Utilities Superintendent
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: (952) 924-2557 | F: (952) 924-2560 | email@example.com
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.
updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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.
Crestview, Kilmer Pond & Westdale
Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Golf Club
updated: Tuesday, April 14, 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...
updated: Friday, April 03, 2015
During this time period, don’t do laundry without first checking to see if your water is rust-colored. You can check water by running the tap: if it’s rust-colored, don’t run your washing machine until you’ve cleared the water. To clear your water, simply run your cold water tap in...
updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Have you ever wanted to give sports announcing a try? ParkTV has an opportunity for you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no minimum commitment required, and scheduling can be flexible. Previous experience not required.
updated: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Call for Artwork - 2015-2016 St. Louis Park City & School Calendar
Show us what healthy living means to you! Thirteen submissions will be featured in the 2015-16 Official St. Louis Park City & School Calendar.
2015-16 Calendar Artwork Contest Entry Information
WHAT IS THIS CONTEST:
This contest is a call for entries for the 2015-16 St. Louis Park City & School Calendar. We are looking for artwork based on the theme HEALTH IN THE PARK. Selected artwork will be featured on the top of calendar months throughout the calendar along with the artist’s name and a brief description of the piece. Calendars are mailed to every household in St. Louis Park and are given out at school district and city offices.
WHAT TO SUBMIT:
Photography, illustrations, collages and paintings are all eligible for the contest. Must be your own original artwork, non-copyrighted. Winners will be asked to sign an artwork release to verify originality.
WHO CAN ENTER:
Anyone who lives or works in St. Louis Park is eligible to enter. No age limit.
Winners will be selected by judges from the City of St. Louis Park, St. Louis Park Public Schools and Pernsteiner Creative. Winners will be notified by May 15, 2015.
Artwork submissions due......................... May 1, 2015
Winners selected/announced................. May 15, 2015
Final art due to city offices.................... May 29, 2015
Calendar printed/mails..................................July 2015
Artwork should be full color, in a horizontal format, and fit proportionately (or scale-to proportionately) approximately 9” wide x 7” high. Final artwork must be high-resolution if digital. We will scan artwork if needed.
HOW TO ENTER:
Email a medium resolution (100 dpi) jpeg scan or photo of your artwork to us, along with your name, address, cell phone number, age, and where you work (if not a St. Louis Park resident). Please also include a description of your artwork: where it was produced, the medium used, and how it applies to the HEALTH IN THE PARK theme. You may submit up to three entries per person.
Email artwork and entry information to:
email@example.com; or mail photocopies to:
Pernsteiner Creative, 5115 Excelsior Blvd, #433
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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...
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....
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (952) 924-2523 or Pete Klein, Vice President of Finance St. Paul Port Authority, at email@example.com.
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...
updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Block Captain Program information
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...
updated: Tuesday, February 03, 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...
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...
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.
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...