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Posted on: June 1, 2019

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Beaulieu Vineyard Wine Tasting June 18th at 7:00 pm at Valleywood

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Join us for a wine tasting event featuring Beaulieu Vineyard Chief Winemaker Trevor Durling. The tasting will be held Tuesday, June 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Valleywood Clubhouse.

Join us for a wine tasting event featuring Beaulieu Vineyard Chief Winemaker Trevor Durling.  The tasting will be held Tuesday, June 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Valleywood Clubhouse, 4851 McAndrews Road in Apple Valley.  Admission ti...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Notice of Public Sale of Surplus Fire Fighter Equipment

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The City of Apple Valley will use an online auction to conduct a public sale of surplus City fire fighter equipment. Items will be posted beginning July 8, 2019. Bidding will close on July 19, 2019. All items will be sold as is, to the highest bidder.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Apple Valley will use the online auction services of Lust Auction Services, LLC, to conduct a public sale of surplus City fire fighter equipment.  Items will be posted on the Lust Auction Services website a...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Extend the life and Improve the appearance of exterior wood surfaces around your property!

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Summer is the time to complete various home improvement projects around the house including treatment of exterior wood surfaces. Not only is it required by code, but it is a good idea to protect all exterior wood surfaces from the elements!

All exterior wood surfaces should be protected from the wind, rain, and sun by means of a protective covering or treatment such as paint, stain, or wood sealer.  Homeowners should plan for reapplication of treatment to wood surfaces when color an...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Are you aware of installation and maintenance standards for fences in Apple Valley?

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Fences can bring a great amount of privacy and security to a property. If you are considering installing a fence here are a few tips on Apple Valley’s fence requirements that can help you ensure your fence will comply with city ordinances.

All fences must be located entirely on the owner’s property.  However, boundary fences may be constructed on a property line provided the adjoining property owner gives written consent.  A survey may be needed to verify the property line...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Get to know your property lines! Here are some helpful tips about surveying and your property.

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The City is not an authority on property line disputes, but may have a survey on record that can help owners identify where property markers may be located. Here is some additional information on land surveying that may be of interest.

When trying to locate property markers, it may be possible to locate them on your own with assistance from metal detectors.  Front yard property markers are typically 13-15 feet back from the curb-line.  Property markers are most often a...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Learn more about Apple Valley’s grass and weed standards!

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Undesirable to many, dandelions are not a weed by ordinance and do not constitute a violation unless taller than 8”. City ordinance prohibits state listed noxious weeds, and grass and rank vegetation in excess of 8” (inches) in height.

Noxious weeds in Minnesota have been found to be injurious to public health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property.  The purpose of the Minnesota Noxious Weed Law is to protect residents of the state from the injuriou...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

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Learn about recent and upcoming developments, events, and celebrations in the City of Apple Valley in the State of the City Address.

Learn about recent and upcoming developments, events, and celebrations in the City of Apple Valley in the State of the City Address.  Link to Video

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Summer Water Restrictions In Effect May 1st

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Remember that use of sprinklers is prohibited between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily.

Irrigation systems or sprinklers can be operated before 11:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. daily.  

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Apple Valley Celebrates 50 Years in 2019

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In 2019, the years of dynamic growth become a reality as the City of Apple Valley celebrates the notable achievement of 50 years as a City!

As part of the celebration of 50 years, events are planned for every season – Mark Your Calendar

January: Frozen Apple Music Series, January 19

February: Mid-Winterfest, February 2,

Frozen Apple Music Series, February 16

March: Frozen Apple Music Se...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Apple Valley Celebrates 50 Years in 2019

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In 2019, the years of dynamic growth become a reality as the City of Apple Valley celebrates the notable achievement of 50 years as a City!

As part of the celebration of 50 years, events are planned for every season – Mark Your Calendar

January: Frozen Apple Music Series, January 19

February: Mid-Winterfest, February 2,

Frozen Apple Music Series, February 16

March: Frozen Apple Music Se...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Water Meter Replacement Program

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The City is in the process of replacing water meters. Learn more about this program and when you will be able to receive a new meter.

The City is updating the decades-old water meters with a new metering system. The City’s video production staff completed a short video which summarizes the project and helps answer common questions for residents

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Build a Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Patch - A Native Garden for Minnesota's Endangered Bumblebee

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It's Endangered Species Day! Why not celebrate by adding a small piece of habitat to your yard in the form of a native plant garden? The Rusty Patched Bumble
Bee, an endangered species found in the metro area, would benefit from the addition.

The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee was added to the Federal Endangered Species List in 2017 and can be found in Apple Valley.  While there are many contributing factors to the decline of this once common bumblebee, habitat loss is thought to be one of ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Attend a Free Gardening Workshop and Learn More About Gardening Grants

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Landscaping for Clean Water workshops will be held again in 2019. See stunning examples, learn about benefits to water and wildlife, learn about grants. You don't have to live on the water to help improve the water. Eco-friendly can be beautiful.

Now is a great time to begin planning a stunning new garden for your yard. To help you get started, Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding Landscaping for Clean Water workshops on native gardens, rain...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Appendix F Article A28 Regulating PD 703

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Appendix F Article A28 Regulating PD 703

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Appendix F Article A28 Regulating PD 703

Summary: Article A28 Regulates Planned Development Designation No. 703.  The amendment sets conditions under which a Class III restaurant with a drive-through window se...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Regarding Front Setback for Porches

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Regarding Front Setback for Porches

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Regarding Front Setback for Porches

Summary: Chapter 155.333 pertains to setbacks for building projections, including porches.



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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 154 Land Usage Appendix C & D Regarding Sign Regulations

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 154 Land Usage Appendix C & D Regarding Sign Regulations

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 154 Land Usage Appendix C & D Regarding Sign Regulations

Summary: Chapter 154 Appendix C and D of the City Code, are amended concerning sign regulations applicable within agricultural zoning districts.

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Land Usage Regarding Property Maintenance

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Land Usage Regarding Property Maintenance

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Land Usage Regarding Property Maintenance

Summary: Chapter 155.360 of the City Code, is amended concerning the construction and maintenance of exterior surfaces of buildings, structures, and accessory structures..

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Land Usage Regarding Fences in Excess of Seven Feet

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Land Usage Regarding Fences in Excess of Seven Feet

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Land Usage Regarding Fences in Excess of Seven Feet

Summary: Chapter 155.003 of the City Code, is amended requiring a building permit for a fence in excess of seven feet in height.

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Land Usage Regarding Accessory Structures

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Land Usage Regarding Accessory Structures

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 155 Land Usage Regarding Accessory Structures

Summary: Chapter 155.332 and 155.053 of the City Code, are amended with revisions regulating accessory buildings and structures. 

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 97 Utility Service Facilities Right-of-Way Management Regulations

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 97 Utility Service Facilities Right-of-Way Management Regulations

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chpt 97 Utility Service Facilities Right-of-Way Management Regulations

Summary: Chapter 97 of the City Code, governing public right-of-way management regulations, is amended to incorporate FCC Rule deadline for action on permit...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Title V Public Works Section 51.66 Septic Tank Maintenance

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Title V Public Works Section 51.66 Septic Tank Maintenance

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Title V Public Works Section 51.66 Septic Tank Maintenance

Summary: Adds Section 51.66 Septic Tank Maintenance:  Inspection and Pumping Requirements



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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 PD No. 244 Section A9-3 Conditional Uses

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155, Article 9, Appendix F Entitled Planned Development Designation No. 244 by Amending Section A9-3 Conditional Uses

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155, Article 9, Appendix F Entitled Planned Development Designation No. 244 by Amending Section A9-3 Conditional Uses

Summary: Planned Development No. 244 is amended regarding conditional uses as applied to drive-throug...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 30.05 Council Compensation

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 30.05 Council Compensation

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 30.05 Council Compensation

Summary:  The Code of Ordinances is amended as follows:  Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 415.11, as amended, the salaries of the mayor shall be $1,063 per month and t...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Appendix A for PD at Menards at Hanson Concrete Site

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Appendix A for PD at Menards at Hanson Concrete Site

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Appendix A for PD at Menards at Hanson Concrete Site

Summary:  The Code of Ordinances is amended by adding Article A__ establishing planned development zoning district number ___.  This amendment prov...

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Posted on: September 15, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Impervious Surface Area on Residential and Shoreland

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Impervious Surface Area on Residential Lots and Shoreland Overlay District

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Impervious Surface Area on Residential Lots and Shoreland Overlay District.

Summary: Chapter 155 of the City Code is amended to address maximum impervious surface area and building coverage area regulations. The ame...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amending the Zoning Map by Rezoning Certain Land in Apple Valley

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending the Zoning Map by Rezoning Certain Land in Apple Valley

Ordinance Proposal: Amending the Zoning Map by Rezoning Certain Land in Apple Valley

Summary:  This rezoning relates to a request by Menard, Inc. to rezone 46.44 acres from “I-2” (General Industrial) to “PD”...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 91 Animals Creating Separate Enhanced Penalties

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 91 Animals for the Purpose of Creating Separate Code Provisions for Dog and Cat Violations Enhanced Penalties

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 91 Animals for the Purpose of Creating Separate Code Provisions for Dog and Cat Violations Enhanced Penalties

Summary:  Chapter 91 of the City Code governing dog & cat regulations is amended to create separ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Appendix F Article 2 Regulating PD 290

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Appendix F Article 2 Regulating PD 290

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Appendix F Article 2 Regulating PD 290

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Appendix F Article A28 Regulating PD 703

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Appendix F Article A28 Regulating PD 703

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Appendix F Article A28 Regulating PD 703

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Videos

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Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meetings are indexed and hosted by a video webstreaming service. To find past Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting videos, click on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee tab. Link to Vi...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Night to Unite 2019

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It's time to start planning your 2019 Night to Unite gathering!!

Night to Unite is just around the corner happening this year on Tuesday, August 6.  The event helps to build police-community and neighborhood relations.  Every year this event grows to include more of our residents!  It's such ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Summer Water Restrictions In Effect May 1st

Lawn Water Sprinkler spraying water

Remember that use of sprinklers is prohibited between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily.

Irrigation systems or sprinklers can be operated before 11:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. daily.  

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Water Meter Replacement Program

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The City is in the process of replacing water meters. Learn more about this program and when you will be able to receive a new meter.

The City is updating the decades-old water meters with a new metering system. The City’s video production staff completed a short video which summarizes the project and helps answer common questions for residents

Additional Info... Public Works

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