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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Monthly Liquor Store Specials for March

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Monthly Liquor Store Specials for March

See our sales specials for Wine, Liquor, and Beer

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Lighting arrangements that work for you and your neighbor!

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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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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Follow these tips in dealing with water damage and mold remediation!

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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 tim...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Residential rental properties should be registered with the City and properly maintained!

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Did you know that rental properties in Apple Valley should be registered with the City?

Residential rental properties should be registered with the City of Apple Valley.  The registration process requires a one-time registration with the City and a record of the following:

  1. Contact information for the owner/manager of the property
  2. Addr...
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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Prevent water damage and adverse runoff conditions as the snow melts!

Icicles Hang from Roof

As the large amount of snow accumulation piles up and begins to melt simple steps can be taken to prevent water damage and ensure adverse water run-off and ponding does not occur in your neighborhood.

If you have had icicles hanging from your roof this winter it may signal that a significant amount of heat is escaping from your home through your roof.  Not only will this raise your heating costs; if left unchecked, it could cause damage to you...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Start of Public Comment Period for CDA 2019 Action Plan

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This notice is to announce the beginning of a minimum thirty-day (30) public comment and review period of Dakota County Community Development Agency’s (CDA) draft of the Dakota County Consortium’s 2019 Annual Action Plan.

This notice is to announce the beginning of a minimum thirty-day (30) public comment and review period of Dakota County Community Development Agency’s (CDA) draft of the Dakota County Consortium’s 2019 Annual Action Plan. The purpose o...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

2019 Tree Sale Now Open

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The 2019 Annual Tree Sale is now open for orders. Order your tree on-line today!

The City is pleased to once again offer residents an annual tree and shrub sale to help diversify properties.

Order Form

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Accepting Applications for Parks and Recreation Committee Vacancy

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Two vacancies currently exists on the City of Apple Valley’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Applications are currently being accepted.

Two vacancies currently exists on the City of Apple Valley’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee:  one for a three-year term expiring March 1, 2020, and one for a three-year term expiring March 1, 2022.  This seven-member A...

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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: February 26, 2019

2019 Tree Sale Now Open

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The 2019 Annual Tree Sale is now open for orders. Order your tree on-line today!

The City is pleased to once again offer residents an annual tree and shrub sale to help diversify properties.

Order Form

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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: March 5, 2019

Wetland Monitoring Volunteers Needed! We'll Train You - Science Background Not Required!

Two volunteers monitor wetlands for WHEP

If you love the outdoors, we need your help! The Wetland Health Evaluation Program still needs volunteers. You’d work in a team to help monitor and evaluate wetland health. Training and equipment provided. Register at http://www.mnwhep.org/id1.html

If you love the outdoors, we need your help! The Wetland Health Evaluation Program needs volunteers in Apple Valley. You’d help monitor and evaluate wetland health based on species diversity and population of macro-invertebrates (dragonflies, sn...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

We Want to Hear From You! Now Accepting Input on the City’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

The City will be accepting input from the public on its SWPPP per the requirements of its permit through May 1.

The City will be accepting input from the public on its SWPPP per the requirements of its permit.  Use this email to provide comment on the Apple Valley Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program through May 1, 2019.

The public may also provide input...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Don't Delay - Prune Trees Now to Avoid Spreading Tree Diseases

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When a tree is pruned or “wounded” it can give off certain chemicals. Did you know that some insects can be attracted to these chemicals? It sounds cool, but sometimes insects carry fungi or other pathogens from an infected tree into a...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Over 500 People have Received Grants to Install a New Garden Since 2007 - Do You Want to be Next?

Examples of Native Plants by SWCD Landscaping for Clean Water

These aren't just any kind of gardens. Oh, no. They are beautiful gardens that improve water quality in local lakes and provide pollinator habitat. Let us help you install a new raingarden, native plant garden, or pond/lake buffer in your yard.

The Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), with help from area cities, Dakota County, and local watershed organizations, has been assisting residents with installing raingardens, native plant gardens, and lake/pond buffers through the ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

We Found this Classic Sign of Emerald Ash Borer this Week - Learn Other Signs to Look for in Winter

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Emerald Ash Borer, is an insect that kills ash trees over time. Some of the signs of an Emerald Ash Borer infestation are most easily seen in winter. Do you know what they are?

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is slowly killing ash trees in Apple Valley.  The larval form of the insect lives under the bark of ash trees, and slowly kills the tissue that conducts nutrients/sugars/food of infected trees.  Unfortunately, EAB...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Beware of Thin Ice and Open Water: Lake Aerators on for the Season

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Aerators create an area of open water and thin ice on lakes. Ice thickness can be very unpredictable and lots of variation exists on local lakes. Always use caution when deciding to walk or otherwise travel on the ice. Stay clear of the marked area.

The City of Apple Valley operates aerators on Scout Lake in Briar Oaks Park, Alimagnet Lake, and Farquar Lake.  Aerators create an area of open water and thin ice on lakes.  Ice thickness can be very unpredictable and lots of variation e...

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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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Register for Gardening Workshops Here... Natural Resources
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Love Your Pond, Put in a Buffer - We Can Help

Shoreline Buffer with pretty blooming native flowers, photo by SWCD

Buffers aren't just for farmers along streams; they are also pretty gardens that can help improve water quality in your backyard pond or lake. We have resources that can help you get started this spring.

Buffers, strips of native vegetation planted next to a lake or pond, do a lot for us: 

  • filter pollutants out of runoff before it reaches the pond/lake
  • keep annoying geese and the mess they make out of our yards
  • keep our yard from eroding or slumping...
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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: May 4, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 119 Granting a Franchise Renewal to Charter Cable Partners

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 119 Granting a Franchise Renewal to Charter Cable Partners

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 119 Granting a Franchise Renewal to Charter Cable Partners

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amend Zoning Map by Rezoning Certain Land in the City

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Ordinance Proposal: Amend Zoning Map by Rezoning Certain Land in the City

Ordinance Proposal: Amend Zoning Map by Rezoning Certain Land in the City

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amend Zoning Map by Rezoning Certain Land in the City

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Ordinance Proposal: Amend Zoning Map by Rezoning Certain Land in the City

Ordinance Proposal: Amend Zoning Map by Rezoning Certain Land in the City

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amend Chapter 123, Regulating Massage Therapy Establishments and Therapists

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amend Chapter 155, Article 18, Appendix F-Planned Development Designation No.975

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amend Chapter 97 Regulating Small Wireless Under the ROW Regulations

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Ordinance Proposal: Amend Chapter 155 Appendix F Article A25 Regulating PD No. 679

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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: March 20, 2019

SEASONAL LOAD RESTRICTIONS BEGAN MARCH 15, 2019

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Load restrictions went into effect Friday, March 15. The City of Apple Valley follows Minnesota State Statute 169.87 regarding seasonal limits. Posted streets within the City are identified on the spring load restriction map link.

Vehicles exempted from seasonal load restrictions by statute are school buses and head start buses, milk trucks, recycling and garbage trucks, and public utility trucks.  Please contact the Public Works Department with any questions.

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