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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Driveway maintenance and improvements can increase curb appeal and value to your property!

Deteriorated Driveway

Cold weather climates can wreak havoc on driveways, sidewalks, patios, and other property features. Curb appeal to your home can increase the value of your property. Consider making improvements to driveways and other outdoor areas around your property.

Not only can such improvements increase curb appeal and value, but they can make properties safer and more pleasant to use.  City ordinance also calls for maintenance of driveways and outdoor property areas to be maintained free from deteriorated...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Apple Valley Covid-19 Facilities Update

Covid-19

Recent notable actions:

  1. 3/13/2020 – Governor Tim Walz “Declares a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota’s Strategy to protect Minnesotans from COVID-19”. In that order, Minnesotans are urged to stay home when feeling sick, frequen...
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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Resources for Dealing with Water Damage in your home!

dishwasher overflowing with soapy water

If you have water damage inside your home or know someone who does here is some information and resources for ensuring your home is restored appropriately.

Any significant water damage event in the home such as a burst water pipe or water intrusion from the roof increases the possibility of mold growth. The potential for mold growth increases with the size of the affected area and the amount of time the wet ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Incorporate visual screening at your property to improve the aesthetic in your neighborhood!

Vegetative Screening with bushes around houses

In Apple Valley, screening requirements are established to protect the aesthetic quality of properties and neighborhoods. Ordinances require items, when stored outside, to be fully screened from public view by adjacent properties and right of ways.

Within residential neighborhoods outdoor storage is prohibited, generally unless the storage is visually screened from neighboring properties and right of way areas. In commercial, industrial, and institutional districts all exterior storage should be scr...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Lighting arrangements that work for you and your neighbor!

Landscape Lighting along walkway

Strategically placed lighting can be effective in creating safe and pleasant environments around your home and property. When installing and arranging lighting, property owners should be mindful of potentially adverse effects on neighboring properties.

Thoughtful design of outdoor lighting should be used as a courtesy to minimize impact on neighboring parcels and to maintain traffic safety on public roads.  Using discretion in determining the location, height, and type of fixtures may also help...

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