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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Properly maintain tree limbs to ensure healthy, safe, and beautiful trees!

broken icy tree limbs on sidewalk next to tree trunk

City ordinances provide minimum standards for trees that property owners should follow to ensure beautiful, safe, and healthy trees. Here is an overview and some additional information that will be helpful for you in maintaining your trees.

Winter and late winter while trees are dormant can be an ideal time to remove broken tree limbs and routine pruning. Trees near streets, sidewalks and trails should be trimmed so as to not affect use of these right of way areas. Limbs overhanging sidewalk...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Stay safe this holiday season by observing these safety tips in and around your home!

Holiday Yard Light Display

There is no better time of year than the holidays to ensure that all safety features in your home are in good condition and working properly! Safety features can include smoke detectors, cover plates for all outlets and light switches, and even windows.

Safety features may include smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke detectors should be located on each level of the home and in each bedroom. Carbon monoxide detectors should be located within 10 feet of each bedroom. All smoke and carbon monoxide det...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Assess & protect your home from the second leading cause of lung cancer – Radon!

Radon table of elements square sign

Are you aware of the health risks associated with elevated Radon levels in your home? Minnesota has high radon levels; amplified by geology and climate. Radon is the leading cause for lung cancer in non-smokers. Consider testing & protecting your home!

According the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Minnesota experiences radon levels three times higher than the rest of the US on average. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas emitted from ground soil, which enters our homes through the foundations. Addit...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Protect your home from disastrous and costly freeze damage this winter!

ice covered outdoor water spicket

Prevent freeze damage at your property and in your neighborhood this winter. Consider shutting your water off while you're away.

If you plan to leave your home on vacation for an extended period of time this winter, you might want to consider shutting the water off (at the meter) in case the heat goes out while you’re away.  This simple act will minimize the amou...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Reduce neglected property maintenance items by reporting vacant properties in your Neighborhood!

Vacant House

Please report vacant properties in your neighborhood to Code Enforcement staff. An improved housing market means fewer vacant homes, but knowledge of vacant homes in our community remains helpful to city staff in preserving the City’s neighborhoods!

Vacant properties in cold weather climates should be adequately protected to prevent freeze damage over winter months. Freeze damage and lack of proper maintenance at vacant properties can cause thousands of dollars of damage and deterioration to properti...

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