As Minnesotans, we have a unique perspective of truly being able to experience the beauty of all four seasons. From trips "up North", to our gorgeous fall colors, embracing the chill of winter, and a collective inhale at the start of spring, we get to experience it all. Each season also comes with unique challenges. Review the tabs below to find the answers to commonly asked questions, seasonal safety, and tips for maintaining your home year-round.
Prepare for Winter Weather by reviewing city ordinance and guidelines:
- City Snow Plowing Guide: Winter Parking Restrictions, Snowplow Damage, Mailbox Installation guide...
- Report Mailbox or Sod Damage caused by city plows.
- Garbage and Recycling Bin Placement: Keep bins at least 4 feet behind the curb to avoid damage from the plows.
- Sign up for Text or Email Alerts to be notified when Snowplow operations begin.
- Sidewalk & Trail Clearing : sidewalks and trails must be cleared by the property owner within 48 hours after snow or ice has accumulated. The city maintains a set area of sidewalks and trails.
- Adopt-A-Hydrant: Seconds count in a structure fire! Locate the hydrant nearest to your home or business. Shovel a path to the street and a 3 foot diameter around the hydrant so firefighters can attach a hose quickly. Check with neighbors who may need assistance with this task.
- Snowmobile Guide: Snowmobiles are not allowed on city bike/walking trails. You are permitted to ride your snowmobile to and from your home, directly to an official snowmobile trail. A map of trails in Dakota County can be found here.
- Picking up after Pets: Pet waste is a nuisance and contributes to water pollution. Pet owners are required to pick up after pets year round. Review the ordinance.
- Outdoor Skating Rinks
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Spring in the city means water, garden planning, and getting ready for construction season.
- Discolored Water: Hydrant Flushing generally occurs in the late spring and lasts for 3-4 weeks. This operation disturbs the mineral sediment in the water lines. Discoloration is harmless and will disburse within a day. To speed up the process, you can turn on all of the cold water faucets at the same time to help clear the lines.
- Potholes: Potholes are created when pavement expands and contracts, causing cracks that can fill with water. Due to our extreme weather ranges in Minnesota, potholes are extremely common. Report a pothole to add it to our to do list! @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Minnesota summers are synonymous with road construction and mosquitos!
- Report an Issue: Report issues such as potholes, graffiti, or trail/sidewalk damage using our problem reporter.
- Mosquito/bug control: The City does not provide mosquito or gnat control. Bug control on public property is handled by the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD). They provide great information including treatment areas, methods, and timelines on their website. You can also report issues to them.
- Splash Pad: The Rosemount Splash Pad typically opens in late May and runs through mid-September.
More information coming soon!
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