Annual Reports 2023
- Supported 42 City Council meetings (including worksessions)
- Supported 9 Planning Commission meetings
- Supported 7 Parks & Environmental Commission meetings
- Prepared 79 Resolutions
- Prepared 9 Ordinances
- Continued monthly news sharing and social media meetings with all departments
- Launched City Instagram account
- Made enhancements to the quarterly newsletter VillageNotes
- Hired 9 new full-time employees, 15 part-time employees and 21 seasonal staff
- Presented the city's annual Spirit of St. Anthony Award to Jeff Spiess of our Police Department
- Continued participation in GARE
- Endorsed "No Mow May" for May 2023
- Completed Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan
- Continued to partner with Just Deeds to help residents in Hennepin County remove restrictive covenants from their property
- Continued monthly safety committee meetings
- Participated in Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel
- Adopted Climate Plan
- Maintained Greenstep 5 and Tree City certifications
- Held Annual Clean-Up Day
- Held Annual electronics recycling event partnering with Repowered (formerly Tech Dump)
- Continued to promote use of our food scraps collection site (organics recycling)
- Implemented single hauler waste and recycling collection in 2023
- Continue monthly code review committee meetings
- Issued 1227 permits
- Conducted 1251 building inspections
- Environmental Responsibility
- Thriving Village
- Informed & Engaged Community
- Safe & Secure Community
- Fiscal & Organizational Strength
- 2023 City Council Year in Review
- How To Get Involved
- Rain barrels delivered April 2023
- City achieved GreenSteps 4 & 5 again for 2023
- Promoted Annual Water Challenge in April newsletter, City website and social channels
- Electronics Recycling Event held on October 14, 2023
- Tree city certification application submitted in December 26, 2023
- Required community outreach in City newsletter continues for MPCA MS4 Phase 2
- Aspen started as the city's single hauler on April 1, 2023
- Implemented Inflow & Infiltration Inspection Program
- Adopted Climate Plan December 12, 2023
- Affordable Housing discussions-In the fall of 2023, our City Council and Planning Commission had multiple meetings to discuss preservation of naturally occurring affordable housing. The discussions also included rental licensing and are expected to continue into 2024.
- Senior Services-The City Council continued to work with community partners to understand what programming is available to Seniors and what future needs may be. These discussions will continue into 2024.
- Pedestrian & Bike Friendly Routes-Walking/Biking continues to be a high priority for our community. This initiative is included in our Climate Plan under Transportation and will discussed in the future as the implementation of the plan occurs.
Communication Highlights from 2023
- Completed multi-channel communications for launch of Single Hauler Plan
- Completed Inflow & Infiltration Education & Information Dissemination
- Completed compilation of the 2023 St. Anthony Village Climate Plan
- Held 1st Annual Sights of St. Anthony Photo Contest with 30 entrants
- Created Night to Unite Party Map & Online Registration
- Partnered with St. Anthony Middle School and St Charles Borromeo Catholic School on Snow Plow Naming Contest for Public Safety & Awareness
- Launched new Intranet for internal communications
- Launched St. Anthony Village Instagram account
- Unveiled new electronic sign at City Hall
- Began work on multi-channel Water Service Line Inventory Information distribution including web resources, social media, and print outreach for launch January 2024
Our website is our information hub! We use social media, the newsletter and direct mailings to direct audiences to our website for more information.
- Continued with Police Department Records Management System-Other participating agencies working through onboarding process
- Fire Department Medical Skillset Expansion-Program with Hennepin County to for Fire Department to deliver paramedic care during those crucial minutes prior to the arrival of an ambulance- implemented in February 2023.
- Expanded the use of Lexipol to our Fire Department for online policy software.
- Develop exit plan for existing TIF districts-Working with Ehlers to draft report for Council consideration
- In 2023, City Council toured all city facilities to see first hand the maintenance and future needs. Oertel architects completed an assessment of all facilities and outlined recommendations for addressing the maintenance and future needs of the buildings. This information helped staff to include these items in our Capital Improvement Plan.
- Staffing-2023 brought quite a few retirements of long term staff. The council and staff worked to recruit employees for these open positions that are qualified and share the same values as our community.
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2023 Finance Department Annual Report (PDF)
2023 Fire Department Annual Report (PDF)
2023 Liquor Operations Annual Report (PDF)
2023 Police Department Annual Report (PDF)
- Reviewed employee evaluation content and process. Created quarterly check in process and yearly evaluation utilizing interactive assessment and documentation process.
- Continued performing Body Worn Camera (BWC) internal monthly auditing all officer’s Body Worn Camera’s.
- Contracted with an auditor to conduct an independent audit of the St. Anthony Police Department’s Portable Recording System (bodyworn cameras (BWCs)) on October 27, 2022. The objective of the audit was to verify St. Anthony Police Department’s compliance with Minnesota Statutes §§13.825 and 626.8473. No discrepancies were noted. Finding presented to St. Anthony City Council, the members of the State Legislative Commission on Data Practices and Personal Data Privacy.
- January 2022 signed service agreements and began yearlong project of transitioning to a new Records Management System (RMS) platform. Target completion for data migration, system integration and staff training second quarter of 2023.
- Implemented officer training based on protocols for investigating sexual assault cases as set forth by the MN POST Board. Training created 2020.
- Continued training and employee development related to the department policy/procedure manual. Issue daily training bulletins that expanded officer knowledge and awareness pertaining to policy, applicable State/Federal and changes as a result of case law rulings.
- Completed officer training that emphasizes officer skill development in areas associated to mental health concerns, de-escalation strategies and community relations.
- Completed department training utilizing Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics (I.C.A.T.) into officer development and training. Focus on training platforms related to Use of Force, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Firearms and responding to persons in crisis.
- Continued professional development of first line supervisors, as well as Office Manager, Lieutenant, Captain & Police Chief.
- All officers completed League of MN Cities, MN POST Board approved, 2022 "Patrol Online" training for police officers.
- Continued community engagement initiatives.
- Created an interface that allows the automated transfer of digital media to the Ramsey County Attorney Office.
- Began utilizing portal provided by Hennepin County that allows the automated transfer of digital media
- Continued to evaluate technology to determine cost effective way to transfer digital media to city attorneys and members of the public that make public data requests.
- Maintained police department membership with city wide involvement in the Government Alliance on Race and Equity.
- Observed continued growth in the use of our medicine disposal drop box, collecting 455.2 lbs. of material. (318.6 lbs. 2021).
2023 Public Works Annual Report (PDF)