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2015 Construction Map of St. Louis Park



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2015 Construction Map of St. Louis Park



Public Works Contact Information

After-Hours Public Works Emergencies call Police Dispatch: 952.924.2618

Office Number: 952.924.2562 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Administration
Mark Hanson, Public Works Superintendent 952.924.2186 mhanson@stlouispark.org
Scott Merkley, Services Manager 952.924.2181 smerkley@stlouispark.org
Kala Fisher, Solid Waste Program Coordinator
952.924.2183 kfisher@stlouispark.org
Emily Barker, Solid Waste Program Specialist 952.924.2187 ebarker@stlouispark.org
Tim Williams, Information Specialist 952.928.2848 twilliams@stlouispark.org
Perry White, Information Specialist 952.924.2698 pwhite@stlouispark.org
Charlie McChesney, SW Field Inspector 952.928.2857 cmcche@stlouispark.org
Beth Holida, Secretary 952.928.1326 bholida@stlouispark.org
Jean Zimmerman, Secretary 952.928.1404 jzimmerman@stlouispark.org
Judy Ellingson, Secretary 952.924.2685 jellingson@stlouispark.org
Streets & Traffic
Jeff Stevens, Operations Manager 952.928.2853 jstevens@stlouispark.org
Rick Kiefer, Traffic Field Supervisor 952.928.2855 rkiefer@stlouispark.org
Jeff Wolff, Streets Field Supervisor 952.924.2545 jwolff@stlouispark.org
Water & Sewer
Jay Hall, Utilities Superintendent 952.924.2557 jhall@stlouispark.org
Bruce Berthiaume, Field Supervisor 952.924.2693 bberthiaume@stlouispark.org
John Laumann, Treatment Plant Supervisor
952.928.1322 jlaumann@stlouispark.org

 



About Water & Sewer

Water & Sewer (Utilities) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the city’s water, sanitary sewer and storm water collection systems to ensure uninterrupted distribution of water and collection of waste water.

Water & Sewer consists of one superintendent, two supervisors, eight public service workers and three mechanics.


Contact
Jay Hall | Utilities Superintendent
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.924.2557 | jhall@stlouispark.org



About Water & Sewer

Water & Sewer (Utilities) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the city’s water, sanitary sewer and storm water collection systems to ensure uninterrupted distribution of water and collection of waste water.

Water & Sewer consists of one superintendent, two supervisors, eight public service workers and three mechanics.


Contact
Jay Hall | Utilities Superintendent
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.924.2557 | jhall@stlouispark.org



About Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected every week on your regular collection day. Find your collection day and set out your garbage by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. Please do not set your cart in the street, alley, or sidewalk. If you believe your garbage was missed, please call Waste Management at 763.783.5423.

You have options to increase or decrease the size of your garbage cart. Garbage carts come in 20, 30, 60 and 90-gallon sizes. Residents interested in downsizing their current garbage service level should call Utility Billing at 952.924.2111 or fill out the online cart selection form.

Tips for Garbage Collection:

  • Set out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.
  • Garbage must fit inside your cart with the lid completely closed.
  • If you believe your garbage was missed, please call Waste Management at 763.783.5423.

The following links provide more information about garbage collection:

Contact
Public Works
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.924.2562 | F: 952.924.2560 | info@stlouispark.org



About Streets & Traffic

Streets Division – One field supervisor and eight public service workers – responsible for all maintenance associated with 377 lane miles of streets, 111 miles of sidewalks, 21 miles of alleys, 10 municipal parking lots to include but not limited to snow and ice control, patching, and sweeping. The streets division also maintains various...



About Garbage & Recycling

St. Louis Park has organized garbage, recycling, organics recycling and yard waste collection for single-family properties up to four units. In an organized collection system, the city provides residential curbside collection services through a contract with a hauler. Small businesses and multi-family properties are invited to join the program...



About Garbage & Recycling

St. Louis Park has organized garbage, recycling, organics recycling and yard waste collection for single-family properties up to four units. In an organized collection system, the city provides residential curbside collection services through a contract with a hauler. Small businesses and multi-family properties are invited to join the program...



Capital Improvement Program

The CIP plans for the construction and maintenance of our water and sewer infrastructure, roads, bridges, city buildings, parks and recreational facilities, and technology. It identifies the years when improvements will be undertaken and possible funding sources. The first year reflects the adopted Budget for the fiscal year. The remaining four years...



Drinking Water Report

Note to Residents: The city occasionally hears reports of residents being asked to provide water samples in small bottles being left at homes. The bottles come with forms asking for personal information. It is believed that these are coming from third-party companies selling water products, such as softeners. When the city conducts occasional...



Drinking Water Report

Note to Residents: The city occasionally hears reports of residents being asked to provide water samples in small bottles being left at homes. The bottles come with forms asking for personal information. It is believed that these are coming from third-party companies selling water products, such as softeners. When the city conducts occasional...



Engineering Standards

Engineering Standard Plates are now available online for download. Standard Plates are detailed drawings for contractors to use when preparing plans and specifications for public improvements in or under the public right-of-way and public easements. Detail plates are updated on an annual basis.

2016 Detail Plate Index

Sanitary Sewer
S-1 Service Connections
S-2 Sanitary Manhole
S-3 Outside Drop Manhole
S-4 Manhole Cover

Water
W-1 Service Connections
W-2 Hydrant
W-3 Gate Valve
W-4 Water Main Insulation
W-5 Timber Pile

Storm Sewer
SS-1 Manhole Cover
SS-2 Type B Catch Basin
SS-3 Type C MH-CB
SS-4 Flared End Section

Street
ST-1 Residential Driveway
ST-2 Commercial Driveway
ST-3 Valley Gutter
ST-4 Saw & Seal
ST-5 Street Section
ST-6 Bituminous Trail
ST-7 Single Lane Road Section Repair
ST-8 Multi-Lane Road Section Repair
ST-9 Sidewalk

Miscellaneous
M-1 Sign Installation
M-2 Service Tie Card

Erosion and Sediment Control
ESC-1 Silt Fence-Machine Sliced
ESC-2 Silt Fence-Preassembled
ESC-3 Bio-Log
ESC-4 Mulch Berm
ESC-5 Construction Entrance
ESC-6 Inlet Protection-Metal
ESC-7 Inlet Protection-Fabric
ESC-8 Inlet Protection-Riser
ESC-9 Inlet Protection-Rock Log
ESC-10 Sod Installation
ESC-11 Erosion Control Blanket Installation

Asbuilt Requirements
Asbuilt Requirements

Contact
Engineering Department
City Hall | 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
P: 952.924.2656 | F: 952.924.2662



Ice Control Practices

The city has a council adopted Snow Removal / Ice Control Policy which provides for snow removal activities and establishes priorities for how this is accomplished. The council has not established a "bare pavement" or ice free (safety) requirement. Use of chemical and or sand applications have been reduced due to environmental and budgetary...



Parking: Winter Exceptions

There are some exceptions to the winter parking ordinance - but only in a few neighborhoods where parking is limited because of apartment buildings or commercial businesses. In these areas, parking within the first 24 hours of the snow emergency going into effect is allowed. After the first 24 hours, however, vehicles must be moved to a plowed street...



Pavement Management

Street mill and overlay and reconstruction projects will include opportunities for public input. That process starts in the summer and fall the year before construction when property owners will be invited to neighborhood meetings with city staff to discuss the project scope and to review preliminary plans. We encourage everyone to get involved and...



Pothole Repair

Pothole patching on city streets is done year round. Patching in the winter and spring months is done with material called "cold mix," which is more workable at cold winter temperatures. Regular city pothole patching with "hot mix" asphalt begins in May when asphalt plants re-open for the season. Hot mix asphalt is more durable...



Right-of-Way Permit

Requirements
The city requires a permit for any work in the right-of-way. This includes work in the street, boulevard and sidewalk. A permit is also required when a lane of traffic must be closed.

2016 Fee Schedule  
Installation/repair of Sidewalk, Curb Cut or Curb and Gutter Permit $12 per 10 linear feet
  • Administrative Fee (all permits)
$60
Work in Public Right-of-Way Permit  
  • Administrative Fee (all permits)
$60
  • Hole in Roadway/Blvd (larger than 10" diameter)
$60 per hole
  • Trenching in Boulevard
$200 per 100 linear feet (minimum $200)
  • Trenching in Roadway
$400 per 100 linear feet (minimum $400)
  • Temporary No Parking Signs (for permit work only)
$60


Public Right-of-Way Permit Application and Requirements

Public Right-of-Way Permit Application Instructions
Public Right-of-Way Permit Inspection Instructions
Public Right-of-Way Permit FAQs

Public Right-of-Way Detail Plates:
Driveway Permit
ST-7 Single Lane Roadsection
ST-8 Multi Lane Roadsection
ST-9 Sidewalk

Contact
Karen Wall | Engineering Technician III
City Hall | 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
P: 952.924.2548 | F: 952.924.2662 | kwall@stlouispark.org



Sanitary Sewer

The mission of the Sewer Division is to provide the community with a sanitary sewer collection system that will ensure the optimum transportation of sewage with minimum interruption and backups through maintenance, repair and replacement of the sanitary sewer system. The city has approximately 140 miles of sanitary sewer...



Seasonal Load Limits

If you or someone you hire drives a truck that weighs more than 6 tons per axle, please be aware there are special road restrictions in late winter and early spring. Vehicle weight restrictions protect roadways when the road base is soft and subsurface drainage is limited because the soil is only partly thawed. As a result, the city follows the Minnesota...



Service Line Repair

St. Louis Park ordinance states that all single-family residential water service lines between the stop-box and the home are the responsibility of the homeowner and multi-family residential and businesses are responsible between the city's main to the home/business.  St. Louis Park ordinance states that all sewer service lines between the...



Special Assessments for Road Construction

Special assessment payments are due November 15. Property owners pay a portion of the assessment, plus interest, over a period of years with the annual real estate taxes. Typically, special assessments are paid over a 20 year time period. Certified special assessments also may be paid in full at any time. Usually, special assessments must be paid...



Street Light Replacement Program

The Street Light Replacement Program is a long-term program providing for the replacement of street light systems which have reached their life expectancy with energy efficient LED street lights. These LED street lights will save energy and maintenance costs for the city and reduce the amount of carbon emissions. The 49 street lights proposed for replacement...



Street Sweeping

Our mission is to clean city streets to provide safe conditions for all modes of transportation. All city streets are swept twice a year – in the spring and again in the fall. It is important to remember that sweeping grass clippings and leaves into the street is not only bad for our local lakes, creeks and rivers; it is also a violation of...



Water System

The mission of the Water Division is to provide an uninterrupted supply of safe, high quality water to our customers. The City of Saint Louis Park provides drinking water to its residents from groundwater sources. The water system consists of 11 active wells, six water treatment facilities, three one million gallon water towers, four reservoirs...



About Public Works Administration

Public Works Administration provides administrative support for Streets & Traffic and Water & Sewer. They also provide technical support for the roadway and utility infrastructure; manage the city's solid waste program; coordinate the spring and fall city clean-up events; manage telecommunication leases; and oversee the Division...



About Public Works Administration

Public Works Administration provides administrative support for Streets & Traffic and Water & Sewer. They also provide technical support for the roadway and utility infrastructure; manage the city's solid waste program; coordinate the spring and fall city clean-up events; manage telecommunication leases; and oversee the Division...



About the Engineering Department

The Engineering Department’s activities focus on implementing long-term capital improvements to the city’s infrastructure from concept through construction including: special studies, data analysis, survey, design, public involvement, permitting, construction observation and contract administration. The main services provided are:



Streets

In 1933, Carol W. Hurd (who became mayor in 1952) headed a committee to rename St. Louis Park's then erratically named streets. The committee decided on a system of alphabetical north/south streets and numbered east/west streets. The second alphabet uses names from states and Canadian provinces; the third alphabet commemorates historic or patriotic...



Hennepin County Construction Projects

Visit the Hennepin County website to learn about county roadway construction projects.



MnDOT Construction Projects

Visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation's website to learn about highway construction projects.



Erosion and Sediment Control Permit

Residents, builders and developers with projects in St. Louis Park requiring an erosion and sediment control permit now can deal with just one agency – the city – rather than city and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD). In early March, the MCWD Board of Managers voted unanimously to grant regulatory permitting...



Erosion and Sediment Control Permit

Residents, builders and developers with projects in St. Louis Park requiring an erosion and sediment control permit now can deal with just one agency – the city – rather than city and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD). In early March, the MCWD Board of Managers voted unanimously to grant regulatory permitting...



High School Area Parking Permit

On-street parking is restricted in the area of the high school. If you live in the identified restricted area you are allowed to receive up to four permits to park on-street. To be considered for a permit, residents need to submit an application and show proof of residence (i.e. driver’s license or utility bill). Engineering staff evaluates...



Winter Parking Permit

Requirements
Households that do not have enough space to park at least two vehicles off the street, may apply for a parking permit if they meet one of these criteria:
  • The household has no garage or driveway (no permit fee, limit two permits per household)
  • The household has off-street parking for only one vehicle but owns two vehicles (no permit fee, limit one permit per household)
  • The household has off-street parking for only one vehicle but owns three or more vehicles (one free permit and $125 for one additional permit, limit two permits per household)
  • The household has off-street parking for two vehicles but owns three or more vehicles ($125 per permit, limit two permits per household)
  • The household requires the aid of a licensed caregiver and does not have off-street parking for the caregiver's vehicle ($25 for caregiver's permit; limit of one caregiver permit per household)
To have a permit application mailed to you, call 952.924.2562 or use the Winter Parking Permit download.
 
Even if you have a parking permit, you must move your car to a plowed street on the second day of plowing. If you don’t dig out your car and move it to a plowed street, you can be ticketed and towed. When you move your car, don’t park too close to snow left behind by plows when they went around parked cars.

Contact
Jeff Stevens | Operations Manager
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.928.2853 | jstevens@stlouispark.org



Medical Needs Permit

In special cases where residents have medical conditions, the City Code allows for issuance of a permit to restrict on-street public parking in-front of a residence. To be considered for a permit, residents need to submit an application form with letter from their doctor. Engineering staff evaluates the request and City Council considers the request...



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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