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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Composting tips for a steward of the environment and a courteous neighbor!

Full Compost Bin

Composting can be a great way of reducing household waste and generating nutrient rich soil. The following are composting guidelines that should be followed to reduce undesirable impacts on neighboring properties.

All compost material must be confined to a container.  Compost material may include everything from a combination of organic household waste such as food scraps and coffee grounds to yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings, and small twigs. &a...

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Link to County Composting Info Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Help reduce mosquitoes in your neighborhood by preventing and eliminating stagnant water!

Stagnant Water

Help control the local mosquito population! Stagnant water is a public nuisance and a great breeding ground for mosquitos. Private landscaping ponds, unfiltered/untreated pools, and discarded tires are all common places stagnant water can be found.

Stagnant water provides a great place for mosquitos to breed and proliferate.  Not only are mosquitos a nuisance in communities they can also transmit disease.  According to the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) mosquito-born...

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Link to MMCD... Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Enjoy your summer and remember these helpful ordinance reminders for your home and property!

Sprinkler Watering Lawn

Summer is always a busy time of year with home projects, lawn maintenance, summer activities, sports, and vacations. Here are a few helpful ordinances to remember over the summer months:

  1. Yard waste can be properly disposed of at a number of locations county-wide.  A list of sites is available at the Dakota County website. Collection can also be arranged through your trash hauler.
  2. Lawns may not exceed 8” in height.
  3. Elimina...
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State Noxious Weed Information Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Follow these tips for success and compliance with your next garage sale!

Garage Sale Sign

Garage sales are a great way to get rid of extra and unneeded belongings while bringing in some extra cash. Here are a few tips, and helpful ordinances to remember when hosting your next garage sale.

The City of recommends safe practices and observance of Covid-19 guidelines while hosting a garage sale, but no local regulations currently prohibit such activity.  Observance of and adherence to city ordinance requirements should still be made a...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Help ensure pool safety within our community!

Backyard Swimming Pool

Backyard pools are a great way to find relief from the summer heat, but they can also pose a safety hazard when access is not properly restricted. Perimeter barriers must be in place and maintained to restrict unintended access to the pool.

In-ground pools and pools less than 4 feet in height must be surrounded by an approved barrier such as a security fence, freestanding or building wall.  The barrier must be a minimum of 4 feet in height above grade measured on the exterior facing...

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