News Flash

Posted on: October 11, 2021

Appropriate disposal of yard waste keeps neighbors happy and you in compliance!

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It’s that time of year again for many to be in the yard raking, collecting, and disposing of leaves. How can yard waste material be disposed of properly? Trash haulers do collect yard waste at the curb, but other disposal options are available!

The City cannot require property owners to rake up leaves that have fallen, but if leaves are raked and accumulated they must be disposed of properly. There are several ways residents can properly dispose of yard waste from their property. Burning leaves ...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Eliminate outdoor storage and reduce accumulation for a cleaner, safer, and more pleasant property!

house with random junk stored on lawn

Outdoor storage and accumulation of materials, equipment, and other miscellaneous items on private property is undesirable for a number of reasons. In addition to being undesirable such conditions are not consistent with City ordinance requirements.

Outdoor storage and accumulation of materials and equipment can detract from the visual appearance of properties in neighborhoods. Accumulation of materials and equipment can pose a fire hazard and can attract many types of common rodents and other pests....

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Screening Options... Code Enforcement
Posted on: September 27, 2021

How to ensure your winter boat storage is compliant with City Ordinances!

Boat on lake at sunset

Are you thinking about winter storage options for your boat? Please remember that motorized vehicles including boats stored on trailers must be parked on approved hard surface such as concrete, asphalt, or pavers regardless of the season.

Motorized boats may not be stored in your yard unless they are parked on an approved hard surface. Approved hard surfaces include concrete, asphalt, or pavers. Boats may be stored in a garage, shed or similar storage building, the established driveway, or...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Enjoy a recreational fire safely by following these guidelines!

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As nights begin to cool off for the season, recreational fires will be more common throughout the city. To keep your property and neighborhood safe please remember to follow recreational fire and burning guidelines while burning at your property.

Recreational fires should be confined to an area no greater than 3 x 3 x 3 feet and should be completely surrounded by a non-combustible material such as but not limited to rock, masonry, or ferrous metal. Areas intended for recreational fire use may be l...

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DNR Statewide Fire Information Code Enforcement