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INDOOR MARKET:

Are you interested in space to display your handiwork or other items for sale? The City garage area south of the City Office is now vacant and well suited for making off spaces for stalls or booths for you to display your handiwork for sale or other items. Contact the City Office at 952/446-1061 if interested in renting a space.

NEW FOR 2009: RESIDENT COMPOSTABLE YARD WASTE MATERIAL DROP OFF SITE:   

Leaves, grass/lawn clippings, weeds, milfoil and garden waste will be accepted at no charge to St. Boni residents at the RRT Mulch Store – Minnetrista Site  located at 4275 Creekview Circle east of St. Boni on Hwy 7 across from the former Timothy’s restaurant. 

FALL: September 15th thru November 15th

HOURS: Monday – Friday 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.   Saturday   9 A.M. –  1 P.M.

Requirements:

Show I.D.

Sign quantity drop off ticket

Empty bags or use biodegradable bags

Brush disposal is allowed at the site at the residents expense payable to RRT at the time of the drop off.

Residents, at their own expense, can use the site during months not listed above or can utilize Randy’s Sanitation services.

RRT Mulch Store – Minnetrista Site    952-946-6999 or 952-446-1056

City Offices:                                       952-446-1061

Randy’s Sanitation                             763-479-3335

ADOPT A PARK: The City is seeking local businesses, organizations or neighborhoods to adopt a park for clean up throughout the year.

DIRECT PAYMENT OF UTILITY BILL AVAILABLE:

Stop by the City Office for a form.

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SITES:

Hennepin County is hosting several community collections for unwanted garden and household hazardous wastes. Collection dates and sites are;

JUNE 12 - 14; THURSDAY THRU SATURDAY 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.:

Louisiana Oaks Park, South parking lot, 3500 Louisiana Avenue, St. Louis Park

For more information, call Hennepin County Environmental Services at 612-348-3777 or visit www.hennepin.us.

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE WATER REPORT IS AVAILABLE AT THE CITY OFFICE:

HEALTHY HOUSEHOLD HABITS HELP PROTECT OUR WATER:

As you look ahead to making plans for your home improvement projects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends the following steps to insure that you keep the storm water system free of polluted runoff.

*  Before beginning an outdoor project, locate the nearest storm drains and protect them from debris and other materials.

*  Sweep up and properly dispose of construction debris such as concrete and mortar.

*  Use hazardous substances like paints, solvents and cleaners in the smallest amounts possible and follow the directions on the label. Clean up spills immediately and dispose of the waste safely.

*  Purchase and use non-toxic, biodegradable, recycled and recyclable products whenever possible.

*  Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Filter and reuse paint thinner when using oil-based paints. Properly dispose of excess paints through a household hazardous waste collection program.

*  Reduce the amount of paved area and increase the amount of vegetated area in your yard. Use native plants in your landscaping to reduce the need for watering during dry periods. Consider directing downspouts away from paved surfaces onto lawns and other measures to increase infiltration and reduce polluted runoff.

CITY OFFICE HOURS:

Regular office hours are; Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone 952/446-1061, FAX 952/446-9265, E-Mail  stboni@visi.com

GENERAL INFORMATION:

HISTORICAL SOCIETY/NEW LOCATION:

St. Bonifacius Historical Society is now located at 8655 Kennedy Memorial Drive and is open to the public Tuesday mornings or by appointment. They are very interested in hearing from you if you have any ideas, pictures, stories or would like to become a member of this very important cause. President Tom Logelin can be reached at e-mail address thomas.logelin@yahoo.com .

NEW HOME OWNERS:

Please call the City Office at 952/446-1061 to register your name for water & sewer billing.

Also, come into City Office after purchasing a home to fill out homestead application; fee is $15.00.

If need a recycling bin; are available at City Office for fee of $15.00.

WEED/GRASS CONTROL ORDINANCE IS IN EFFECT MAY 15 THRU OCTOBER 15TH:

Please keep your yards and boulevards mowed and weeds cut down.

ODD/EVEN WATER SPRINKLING/NO SPRINKLING 9:00 AM TO 6:00 P.M.:

CONTINUOUSLY IN EFFECT, water users having a house or business number ending in an odd number (8601) will be allowed to sprinkle on odd calendar days and house or business numbers ending in an even number (8602) will be allowed to sprinkle on even calendar days. NO SPRINKLING WILL BE ALLOWED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF of 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.  A 30 day grace period will be granted for new seed or sod from the date of planting, upon a written request to the city office. 

NO PARKING ON CITY STREETS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1ST THRU APRIL 1ST:

November 1st thru April 1st from 3 A.M. to 7 A.M. for snow removal.

Also, please keep trash cans back 5 to 7 feet from curb for snow removal.

To prevent plow damage to your property you may put reflectors up 6 inches back from curb.

FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING:

Hydrants are flushed in late April and again in late October for the purpose of removing accumulated minerals in the water mains.  To avoid drawing discolored water into your own system, the City requests that you refrain from major water use activities during this time.  Check water clarity prior to doing laundry.  After flushing is completed in your area, residents are advised to let the cold water taps (preferably outside faucets) run until discoloration is cleaned from your individual service line.        

LEAF DISPOSAL - RESIDENT COMPOST DROP OFF SITE - RRT MULCH STORE:               

4275 Creekview Circle, across from former Timothy's restaurant.

SPRING: April 1st thru April 30th

FALL: September 15th thru November 15th

Residents only - I.D. required

PLEASE CONTACT RANDY'S SANITATION at 763-479-3335 IF INTERESTED IN CURBSIDE PICKUP OF GRASS CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES during the season, a fee will be charged on your sanitation bill for curbside collection of grass clippings and leaves. 

St. Boni residents are encouraged to use the Hennepin County collection sites listed below for their garden and household hazardous waste. 

Year round collection sites are; Brooklyn Park 8100 Jefferson Highway and Bloomington 1400 W. 96th St.

The County will accept many items, including mercury items (fluorescent and HID lamps, thermostats and thermometers); pesticides; consumer electronics (televisions, video cassette recorders, stereos, etc.); automotive wastes (fuel additives, starter fluid, waxes); aerosol cans , paint, lead-based paint chips, solvents and thinners; pool, photographic and hobby chemicals; rechargeable tools, household batteries and lead-acid batteries.   

Additional information can be received by calling Hennepin County at 612-348-3777 

Randy's Sanitation offers year around appliance and electronics curbside pickup. Call 763-479-3335 for fees.

CARDBOARD DUMPSTERS:

Cardboard can be recycled by placing it in the dumpster behind the Community Center (old City Hall) at 8655 Kennedy Memorial Dr. This is a free service, we ask your cooperation by breaking down the clean corrugated cardboard and not to over stack the dumpsters.  Dumpsters are emptied on  Tuesday and Friday mornings. PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANY OTHER ITEMS AT THIS SITE.

MOSQUITO CONTROL:   

Please call the Mosquito Control Dept.  if you would like them to pick up your old de-rimmed tires at no charge.  As always please do not allow artificial containers in your yard to collect water.  For more information please call 651-645-9149

BUILDING PERMITS:

The City Building Inspector is MNSPECT. They can be reached at 952-442-7520 or you may call the City Office at 952-446-1061.  The Building Officials office is located in Waconia however the inspectors stop in at the City Office daily to pick up building permit applications and deliver the processed permits.  Processing of the permit application usually takes 7-10 days.  Permits are payable at the time they are picked up by the applicant.  They are good for 6 months. Building permits are usually required for repair and maintenance items and  new construction. Sprinkler systems and other plumbing or heating installations require a permit.  General permits can be issued on the spot at the City Office for a fee of $30.50  General permits are needed for fences, re-roofing, re-siding and window replacements.

PROPERTY TAX FACTS:

Your property tax is determined by three factors:  the amount of money spent by local taxing jurisdictions, the taxable market value of the property and the property class.  The time to challenge your property class or market value is at the Local Board of Review and County Board of Equalization; this meeting is held in the spring . 

RECYCLING:

Recycling is picked up by Randy's Sanitation every Thursday. There is a charge per month on your sanitation bill.

Recycling bins are available at City Office for a fee of $15.00.

Recycling is the 2 sort method:

Containers Acceptable are plastic bottles (with Neck), glass containers (any color), food cans, aluminum beverage cans. Place these items in bin; no need to separate.

Fibers Acceptable are newsprint, mixed mail, box board (cereal boxes, cake boxes - no plastic liners, egg cartons). Place these items in a paper bag.

HENNEPIN COUNTY DROP-OFF FACILITIES/HENNEPIN COUNTY RESIDENTS:

Located 1400 West 96th Street, Bloomington and 8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park 

Call 612-348-3777 for hours and complete listing or visit the web at www.co.hennepin.mn.us/environmental

Accepts;

Appliances: $15/each   Air Conditioners and full size refrigerators $30/each

Automotive Products      No Fee   (Used motor oil & filters: go to Earth911.org or call 1-877-Earth911)

Consumer Electronics    No Fee   No stand alone fax machines or photocopiers.

Household , Lawn & Garden Products    No Fee  (Limit per 12 months: Fluoresent lamps, 25/Paint, 3 pails -

                                                                              applies to 5 gallon size pails only)         

Tires        $3 each

Propane and Butane Gas Cylinders/Only small, 1 lb. non-refillable accepted.   No Fee    Bloomington only