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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Monthly Liquor Store Specials for April

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Monthly Liquor Store Specials for April

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Sale of Unclaimed Personal Property and Surplus City Property to Commence on April 26, 2019

The City of Apple Valley has contracted with K-BID Online Auction, to conduct a public sale of unclaimed personal property and surplus City property. Items will be posted on K-BID’s website at www.K-BID.com beginning April 26, 2019.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Apple Valley has contracted with Assets 2 Cash, LLC, a vendor of K-BID Online Auction, to conduct a public sale of unclaimed personal property and surplus City property.  Items will be posted on K-BID&r...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

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

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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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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Ways to help fund your next home improvement project!

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Do you have urgent overdue home improvement projects, but limited funds to complete the work? As a homeowner in Apple Valley and Dakota County you may be eligible for low interest home improvement loans through the County’s Home Improvement Loan Program.

Now is the time to plan for upcoming home improvement projects. If you have been postponing urgent projects due to lack of financial resources; wait no longer.  Common projects that are eligible for funding include but are not limited to: insulat...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Spring cleaning tips for a vibrant, healthy, and attractive Community!

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While spring cleaning this year, please consider these tips that will help you make your yard a more pleasant place to enjoy the warm weather this summer.

Residents of Apple Valley and Dakota County have numerous options available for disposal of yard waste and unwanted household items.  Yard waste can be disposed of by transporting the material to numerous yard waste collection sites located in Da...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Prevent adverse water run off this spring!

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Please be aware of potentially adverse effects drainage patterns at your property this spring.

There are a few simple measures everyone can take to ensure that your property and your neighboring properties drain water appropriately. Water should be directed away from structures and off the property by means of proper grading as much as possible. &a...

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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: April 4, 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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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

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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 28, 2019

Trade in Your Snow Boots for Waders - Looking for Wetland Volunteers

Volunteers monitor wetlands in Apple Valley

WHEP, the Wetland Health Evaluation Program, monitors macroinvertebrates (i.e. water insects) vegetation to gauge wetland health. The Apple Valley team will monitor 5 wetlands in 2019. No experience necessary; training is provided.

Do you like science and the outdoors?  We've got the volunteer opportunity just for you.  The Wetland Health Evaluation Program, or WHEP, monitors wetlands in Dakota County.  Volunteers monitor macroinvertebrates (e.g. dragonfly...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

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

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An ordinance change has been proposed regarding: 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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An ordinance change has been proposed regarding: Ordinance Proposal: Amend Chapter 155, Article 18, Appendix F-Planned Development Designation No.975

An ordinance change has been proposed regarding: 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: April 22, 2019

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 27, 2019

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.  On Saturday, April 2...

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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

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

SEASONAL LOAD RESTRICTIONS BEGAN MARCH 15, 2019

Load Restrictions

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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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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