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A snow plow hit my mail box, will the city fix it?
The City accepts responsibility for mailboxes which are allowed to be placed in the road right-of-way, if the mailbox location and construction complies with recommended City standards and the damage is by physically being struck by a plow blade, wing, or other piece of equipment. Mailboxes should be constructed sturdily enough to withstand snow rolling off a plow or a wing. Therefore, damage resulting from snow is the responsibility of the resident. The City will repair or replace mailboxes in those instances where the City is responsible for the damage.
Does the City replace sod, sprinkler systems or landscaping damaged by snow plowing?
The City will come out and repair boulevard turf disturbed by snow plows with black dirt and seed. This work is normally scheduled in the spring. Any landscaping or sprinkler systems placed in the City right-of-way, is placed there at the homeowners risk. Call the Public Works Department to report damage at 507-665-2266.
How do I know if a snow emergency has been declared?
As a general rule you can assume a snow emergency will be declared following or during a snow occurrence of 4 or more inches. The announcement will be made on KRBI radio 1310 AM, 105.5 FM and on our local cable television channel 8.
Who do I contact to find out about the procedures for new driveway curb cuts or driveway apron replacements?
You need to contact the Public Works Director at 507-665-2266 for approval. There is no permit required.
Will the City trim my trees?
The city Forestry Department trims trees located on city property, within city right-of way, or trees that obstruct view of city signage, and trees that diminish visibility at intersections contact Dan Griep City Forester at 507-665-2266.
The cities Electrical Department trims or removes trees that may interfere with power lines call Deb Meyer at 507-665-3338.
How do I know if a tree is in city right-of-way?
In most cases, city right-of-way extends 10 to 12 feet behind the back of the curb.
Who is responsible for sidewalk repair?
The adjacent property owner is responsible for maintenance, construction and reconstruction of the sidewalk abutting their property. The property owner also has legal liability should an accident occur on the sidewalk.
What can I bring to the compost site?
Yard and garden waste material such as leaves etc. can be deposited to decompose and be used as a soil additive in the future. Decomposed materials are available to Le Sueur residence. Tree materials can be deposited on the "burn pile". Only organic materials are acceptable.
What are the compost site hours?
The site is open 24/7.
Where is the compost site located?
You can find the site by taking Grove Street west from north Main Street and following the gravel road in a winding southwesterly direction.
Can I reserve a park picnic shelter?
parks and recreation page.
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