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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Monthly Liquor Store Specials for February

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Monthly Liquor Store Specials for February

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Non-passenger vehicles may service, but should not be stored in residential neighborhoods!

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To maintain quality residential neighborhoods, non-passenger vehicles are prohibited in residential districts unless loading, unloading, or otherwise rendering a service.

Non-passenger vehicles are defined as motor vehicles, over 8 feet in height or over 22 feet in length, vehicles with a one ton or more carrying capacity, or any vehicles or trailers not customary or incidental to the use or occupancy of residential proper...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Private snow removal is necessary, but should not utilize public areas and right of way.

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Clearing snow and ice on private property is encouraged in all cases, but please remember pushing snow onto or even across public ways is not allowed.

Ensuring that snow removal is conducted in a compliant manner is the responsibility of homeowners, renters, commercial property owners, business owners and managers, home owners associations, and even contractors.  Snow may not be pushed across a...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Understanding parking requirements in residential Neighborhoods!

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In order to protect the character and tranquility of residential neighborhoods throughout the City, the City of Apple Valley restricts the total number of passenger vehicles that may be parked outside at a residential property to four (4) at any time.

No more than a total four (4) passenger vehicles may be parked outside on a residential property at any time.  A residential parking permit, however, can be obtained through the City’s Planning Division that would allow up to, but no mo...

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Posted on: January 21, 2019

Proper maintenance of building systems is key to safe, comfortable, and efficient use of your home!

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Ensure you are prepared for the cold temperatures this winter. All building systems, including furnaces and other heating system elements, should be maintained in proper working order and capable of performing the function for which they are designed.

Furnaces and other heating system elements should be properly maintained in working order and functional condition.  The Minnesota State Building Code calls for interior spaces intended for human occupancy to be provided with heating systems capa...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Help Code Enforcement work for you. Understanding the Code Enforcement Process!

Code awareness and compliance promotes the health, safety, and appeal of our community. The code process in Apple Valley is complaint driven and relies assistance from the public. Here is how you can get in touch with us.

Code enforcement begins with a complaint.  Complaints can be made by residents, the general public, or any city department.  Generalized complaints regarding particular violations or neighborhoods are encouraged.  Complaints are...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Accepting Applications for Urban Affairs Committee Vacancy

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A vacancy currently exists on the City of Apple Valley’s Urban Affairs Advisory Committee for a three-year term expiring March 1, 2021. Applications are currently being accepted.

A vacancy currently exists on the City of Apple Valley’s Urban Affairs Advisory Committee for a three-year term expiring March 1, 2021.  The seven-member Urban Affairs Advisory Committee is a standing committee with the responsibility t...

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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: 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: 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: January 16, 2019

Do You Know Which Watershed You Live In?

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A watershed is an area of land that drains to a specific lake or river. In the Twin Cities Metro Area, special units of government have been established along watershed lines to address water resource protection. Do you know which one you live in?

Where does the water go?  A watershed will tell you.  "What is a watershed?" you ask.  A watershed is the area of land that drains to a particular lake or river.  It connects us to that lake or river, even tho...

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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: 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

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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

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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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An ordinance change has been proposed regarding: Ordinance Proposal: Amend Chapter 97 Regulating Small Wireless Facilities 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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An ordinance change has been proposed regarding: 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: February 11, 2019

2019 Citizens Police Academy

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The Apple Valley Police Department is NO LONGER accepting applications for our 2019 Citizens Police Academy as the class is full.

*The Citizens Academy is now full and we are not accepting any more applications.  Our next academy will take place in April, 2020.  Information will be posted on social media and our website when registration is open for next year's cla...

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