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Call Aspen at 612-884-8008 to report a missed collection if your cart was at its collection point by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day and it was not collected.
If your collection was missed due to the cart not being in place on your service day by 7:00 a.m., you may contact Aspen to request a return for pick up. If your request is received by Aspen before noon on your collection day, there is a charge of $20.00 plus tax to do so. If the request is received after noon on your collection day, the charge to return is $30.00 plus tax.
The garbage collected in the City of St. Anthony will go one of two places depending on what county you reside in. Ramsey County trash is disposed of at the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Center. Hennepin County trash is disposed of at the Hennepin Energy Recover Center (HERC). Both facilities use waste to energy technology to generate electricity.
Contact Aspen at 612-884-8008 to schedule a bulk item pick up. Bulk items are collected in Saint Anthony on Wednesdays only and need to scheduled 24 hours in advance.
Contact Aspen at 612-884-8008 to schedule an appliance or electronic pick up. Appliances/electronics are collected in Saint Anthony on Wednesdays only and must be scheduled 48 hours in advance.
Place your extra bags next to your cart and Aspen will collect them on your regular service day. There is a charge of $3.50 per extra bag collected.
Call Aspen at 612-884-8008 for an exchange of your damaged cart or delivery of a replacement. These requests are completed on your regular collection day.
Aspen will mail an invoice to you on April 1 for your first quarter of service (April, May and June). That invoice will be due on April 25.
You can mail in a check or make a payment online or over the phone at no additional charge with your bank information or credit card. You can also set up autopay online or over the phone with your bank account or credit card.
Contact the Aspen customer service team at 612-884-8008 to discuss any billing questions or concerns.
All residential dwellings up to 3 units are required to participate in the city-wide program. The only exception is if you establish you are business owner and dispose of your trash at your business. To start this process, please contact the City of St. Anthony directly.
Contact Aspen to request an extra yard waste container. There is a one-time additional fee of $75.00 charged to your account for an extra cart.
The storage of rubbish, recyclables and yard waste collection containers shall be in the side or rear yard setback of the property, adjacent to a structure on the property from which collection is conducted, or in the setback from which collection is conducted, if appropriately permitted screening or fencing has been achieved per Section 150.073, and where the proposed location maximizes the potential setback from the street. (Ordinance 150.090).
Please remember that collection containers should not violate the above criteria, unless actively being used, for a period greater than the day before the scheduled pick-up through the day following the scheduled pick-up. The shorter the duration, the better.
Why is Falcon Heights looking for a new police partnership?Falcon Heights has been looking for a long-term fit for policing services since 2022 when the city’s existing contract with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) was set to expire on December 31, 2023. Falcon Heights has contracted with the RCSO for policing services since January 1, 2018.
The city partnered with the Center for Values-Based Initiatives in 2022 and 2023 to analyze the existing RCSO police services contract and resident satisfaction with law enforcement within the city. The process included community engagement to gather resident feedback.
Why is Falcon Heights ending its partnership with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO)?Falcon Heights and the RCSO mutually agreed in March 2023 that Falcon Heights should explore law enforcement options that are a better long-term fit, primarily for logistical reasons. For example, the Sheriff’s Office doesn’t provide police services to any cities adjacent to Falcon Heights. Additional staff are required to ensure a safe and timely response within Falcon Heights. Deputies on patrol in other contract communities need to travel through Roseville or Saint Paul, often at high speeds, in order to provide backup support to emergencies in Falcon Heights.
The City and Sheriff’s Office are in the process of finalizing a one-year contract through December 31, 2024.
Why not create a Falcon Heights Police Department?Police services are some of the largest expenses for city governments, and it’s challenging for small communities to hire and retain law enforcement professionals in a competitive market. This is not a strictly financial decision, however, contracting with a neighboring community is more feasible than creating a standalone Falcon Heights police department.
What is Falcon Heights looking for in a police services partner?The City wants a partnership that makes sense logistically, is financially feasible and, most importantly, reflects the policing approach and priorities community members have identified.
The City expects that respect for all will be the foundation for policing in Falcon Heights with the following priorities: emergency response, cultural competence and community engagement, informative policing, and prioritization of serious moving violations.
Additionally, the partner should place an emphasis on building positive police-community relationships, recognizing that mutual safety is built through mutual trust. A partner should also conduct extensive training that focuses on de-escalation, cultural competency, and explicit and implicit bias, along with mental health care and community relationship building.
The selected partner will also be asked to provide data reporting and transparency through ongoing data analysis, public feedback and open communication.
Have the two cities already committed to an agreement? No. Falcon Heights City Administrator Jack Linehan and St. Anthony Village City Manager Charlie Yunker, along with the mayors of both cities, have had preliminary conversations to see if there is mutual interest in discussing a possible agreement.
The joint workshop between the two City Councils is an opportunity to begin formally discussing what a partnership may look like and provide staff direction on next steps, including community engagement.
Why did St. Anthony Village and Falcon Heights terminate the previous relationship? St. Anthony Village previously provided contract law enforcement services for Falcon Heights from 1994 to 2017. The St. Anthony Village City Council voted to terminate the contract in 2017 as both cities evaluated the partnership following the killing of Philando Castile by a St. Anthony Village police officer during a July 2016 traffic stop. The Falcon Heights City Council agreed to the termination.
How will liability be addressed? Shared liability will likely be a consideration in a future contract. Standard practices in contracted law enforcement services continue to evolve, and it’s no longer expected that liability will rest solely with the contracted department. In Falcon Heights’ 2024 contract with the RCSO, the City provides general and professional liability coverage starting April 1, 2024, up to the City’s insurance limits of $4 million.
This trend is being seen throughout the state, with other recent partnerships – such as the City of Golden Valley / Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office – require the municipality to provide liability coverage. The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust provides liability coverage for both the City of Falcon Heights and the City of St. Anthony Village and will be consulted on any matters of shared indemnification.
What will accountability look like? Transparency and accountability are ingrained in the culture of the St. Anthony Police Department (SAPD). The department’s Strategic Plan highlights the commitment to accountability and a continual evaluation of the accountability processes. The SAPD has an updated complaint and commendation reporting process, which is available online and is reflected in policy. All officers are trained on the policy. All concerns are thoroughly investigated, recorded in the Records Management System, and all formal complaints are additionally recorded with the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (MN POST Board), along with the final outcome of the investigation.
All SAPD officers wear a Body Worn Camera (BWC), which records nearly all encounters with the public. These cameras work seamlessly with squad mounted cameras and all SAPD facility cameras. In addition, the SAPD developed an internal compliance system to ensure:
In 2023, officers were 99% compliant. The quality of SAPD’s internal compliance program has been recognized nationally with invitations to present best practices at the Center for Naval Analysis and the Department of Justice’s National Body Worn Camera Conference.
The department reports annually on all use-of-force incidents and on all traffic stops.
Will there be reporting available specific to Falcon Heights?Yes, consistent with the reporting made available to the St. Anthony and Lauderdale communities. This includes:
What are the next steps in the process?The outcome of the joint workshop between the cities will likely determine the next steps in discussing a partnership. If all parties express an interest to continue exploring a partnership, both cities will conduct a community engagement process prior to any final decisions on a contract.
When would the cities vote on a contract? The councils could vote on a contract in the coming months if both are interested in moving forward. A specific timeline is to be determined.
When would the partnership start?The earliest start date would be January 1, 2025.
Will there be public comment at the February 8 workshop?City Council workshops are open to the public to attend but do not include time for public comment. St. Anthony Village will also stream the workshop online.
How can Falcon Heights and St. Anthony Village residents provide feedback?Community engagement opportunities will be shared soon. In the meantime, you can contact:
Falcon HeightsJack LinehanCity Administratorjack.firstname.lastname@example.org(651) 792-7611
City of St. Anthony VillageCharlie YunkerCity Managercharlie.email@example.com (612) 782-3315
Have you completed any previous engagement?In 2016, the City of Falcon Heights created an Inclusion and Policing Task Force to advise the City Council on recommendations for policing values, policies and procedures within the city. The task force conducted a series of four community conversations to inform its work and delivered recommendations to the Falcon Heights City Council in spring 2017. The City Council adopted a modified version of these recommendations.
In 2022, the Center for Values-Based Initiatives conduced a series of three focus groups and a randomized resident survey to gather input on residents’ police services priorities as part of an assessment of the Falcon Heights policing contract and future needs. One of the themes residents expressed is that they miss the level of services previously provided by the St. Anthony Police Department and appreciated the department’s community-based policing approach.
This community input has led to the exploration of a possible partnership between Falcon Heights and St. Anthony Village.
Does St. Anthony Village provide police services to any other cities?Yes. The department also contracts with Lauderdale, which neighbors Falcon Heights and St. Anthony Village.
How many officers does the department have? Is it big enough to support Falcon Heights?As of February 5, SAPD has 19 sworn officers. The department is currently authorized for 20, increasing to 22 on July 1, 2024. If the partnership moves forward, St. Anthony Village will need to add additional positions to support the expanded service area. In 2016, the department had 23 officers.
What changes has the department made since Philando Castile was killed?The St. Anthony Police Department has evolved since the termination of the previous agreement, completing extensive work with the United States Department of Justice’s Collaborative Reform for Technical Assistance team in 2016 through 2018.
From this process, the department developed an overall strategic plan following input from the community. This plan is a guiding document that defines every action that the department takes as individual officers and as an agency, including implementing significant policy changes and body-worn cameras along with an internal auditing process to ensure officer compliance and accountability.
The department also conducts an annual use-of-force analysis and shares the reports publicly on the City’s website.
What does 21st century policing philosophy mean?St. Anthony Village has committed to community-oriented policing which focuses on building relationships with residents and ensuring officer wellbeing while reducing crime.
In 2019, the police department completed a comprehensive review of its policy manual and confirmed that current department policy and training is consistent with the 8 Can’t Wait practices, which studies show can lead to 72% fewer police killings. Most practices had been covered in SAPD policy for several years. They include:
The department interacts with thousands of residents, businesses, visitors and other stakeholders each year.
What training programs do St. Anthony police officers complete?All officers are trained in accordance with Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (MN POST) and City of St. Anthony Village requirements including conflict management, mental health, implicit bias, crime scene management, leadership and community engagement, among other topics.
The City operates a robust ongoing training program including annual trainings on de-escalation, use of force and crisis intervention.
In 2023, the department completed more than 1,600 training hours.
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No, individual condo units are not subject to the inspections as they don't have there own clean out. If the entire building is being sold, then the building is subject to the inspections.
Typically the televising of the sewer later is a few hundred dollars. The price may vary depending on the contractor hired to perform the service.
Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) is the excess flow of clear water into the City's sanitary sewer system.
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Per the fee schedule and data practice laws, the St. Anthony Police Department can provide a copy of individual police reports; a computer generated statistical report, or copies of photographs and CD’s.Copies of police reports classified as “public” can be obtained in person during office hours or through the mail by sending a request, with payment, and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE), to the St. Anthony Police Department. For faster service, please indicate date of incident, case number, location, and name of involved party.
- FEE SCHEDULE -Incident or Accident Report-.25 a pageMail Requests-Same as above, plus SASEComputer Generated Report-.25 a pageHandgun Permit to Purchase-No ChargeHandgun permit to Carry-Obtained thru Hennepin or Ramsey Co Sheriff’s Office (county of residence)Color Photograph Reprints-.25 a pageDigital Photos (CD)-$3.00 Video or Audio Tape Copy-$25.00
The St. Anthony Community Service Officer and Patrol Officers respond to complaints, or concerns, involving animals. Dial 9-1-1 to speak with an officer about a problem. Found pets are impounded at Pet Central, 2700 Central Avenue NE, 612-781-6941. To report a lost pet, please call the St. Anthony Police Department during business hours at 612-782-3350. After business hours contact Hennepin County Dispatch at 952-258-5321. The police department keeps a log of all lost/found animals in an attempt to connect owners with their pets prior to having to impound the animal. It is a violation of St. Anthony City Ordinance for dogs and cats to roam at large and owners can be cited.
To apply for a permit to purchase a handgun you must:•Be a resident of St. Anthony or Lauderdale•Be at least 18 years old•Fill out the appropriate paperwork; and•Pass all the background checks run on you as required by Minnesota State Statutes.For a permit to CARRY you must contact the sheriff’s office in your county of residence.
If you reside in St. Anthony or Lauderdale, please complete the attached form. We request that you initial each bullet pointed item to acknowledge that you have read the requirements. Return the completed form in person or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the background check is completed, we will need to see your driver’s license (to confirm your address) and either your passport or birth certificate. If you have any questions contact our office at 612-782-3350 during business hours.
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The St. Anthony Police Department will no longer distribute police patches to patch collectors. Patches are official symbols of the Department, paid for by taxpayers. The cost of patches, postage and time are prohibitive. For these reasons, we are unable to honor requests for shoulder patches.
The St. Anthony Police Department no longer distributes police patches to patch collectors. Patches are official symbols of the Department, paid for by taxpayers. The cost of patches, postage, and time are prohibitive. For these reasons, we are unable to honor requests for shoulder patches.
The City's water is 17 to 18 grains of hardness, but with a water softener it could be 11 to 12 grains hardness.
Continental Property Group, a development company, purchased the former Lowry Grove manufacturing home community and the Bremer Bank site for the purposes of closing the manufactured home community and re-developing the site. On June 30, 2017, the park was officially closed by the landowner.
There are three steps to development: sketch plan, preliminary plat, and final plat. The developer is also asking for two other land use actions, a re-zoning and a comprehensive plan amendment to increase the maximum allowable housing density on the site from 40 units per acre to 48 units per acre.
The developer submitted a sketch plan in 2016 and completed a community meeting. Now, the developer has submitted a preliminary plat, preliminary Planned Unit Development (PUD) rezoning application, and a comprehensive plan amendment application for consideration by the city council. The Planning Commission must review this request at a public hearing (set for August 28) and formulate a recommendation to the City Council on action. The City Council must review the application and take final action prior to 120 days after application (November 16, 2017, unless the applicant voluntarily extends the deadline).
If approved, the final step will be final plat and final PUD development plan. At the final plat stage, a development agreement is entered into that specifies the developer responsibilities and any financial responsibilities related to the project, including any possible provisions of tax increment financing for the project.
There will be many meetings/discussions about this project. The first formal meeting will be a public hearing at the Planning Commission meeting on August 28. All other meetings will be updated on the website as they get scheduled. The city council will be conducting a work session on affordable housing on August 10 at 7:00 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Please go to: http://www.savmn.com/293/Redevelopment-of-Lowry-Grove to find more information.
The City Council has publicly stated its values for consideration of development on this site:
1) The provision of affordable housing. The city has a history of including, requiring, and financially supporting the development of affordable housing in the community, and this commitment will continue;
2) Compatibility with surrounding land uses. It is important that new development match existing surrounding land uses in scale, height, and use;
3) Provision of adequate public infrastructure. All new development must provide appropriate infrastructure to manage water, sewer, runoff, streets, and access, and all other infrastructure needed to adequately serve itself and protect the surrounding community;
4) Protection of the environment. All development must meet all Federal, State, watershed district, and local requirements for environmental protection. The city will ensure all pollution and contamination is properly remediated;
5) A fair and open public process. When a formal application is received for development, the city will provide outlets for community discourse and discussion on the proposal.
The proposal includes housing for seniors, single people, and families, which will have an effect on enrollment at the school. The extent to which enrollment will increase has been studied by the school district. The school district is expecting increasing enrollment, and is planning for that.
The proposal includes housing for seniors, single people, and families, which will have an effect on traffic. A traffic study has been completed which specifies the needed intersection improvements to accommodate this development. The traffic study is being updating to include specific information on the increase in volumes on Stinson Parkway and Lowry Avenue, and is expected to be completed by mid-August. It will be available on the website at that time.
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A Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a re-zoning request that any applicant with at least three acres can make. A PUD allows flexibility from the standard zoning district for the purposes of allowing better design or other public benefits and, in exchange the developer is allowed flexibility from the standards set forth in code (examples can be setbacks, lot coverage, height). For example, Silver Lake Village was developed as a PUD. Through a PUD request, more review is necessary than the standard zoning and items like urban design, walkability, public use amenities, affordable housing and other items not otherwise required by the code will be reviewed.
A preliminary plat is the second stage in the subdivision of land (sketch plan is the first stage) and signals the beginning of the formal development process. During preliminary plat review, all the details of a development are reviewed including, but not limited to: utilities, surface water (runoff), housing and density, parkland dedication, environmental clean-up, traffic and transportation, and the provision of other infrastructure. After action is taken on the preliminary plat, if approved, the development is “entitled” to the rights to development. The preliminary plat is the longest, and most critical step in the development process.
A Comprehensive Plan amendment is a request from an applicant to amend the city’s comprehensive plan. The Comprehensive Plan is the city’s guiding document for growth and development, and also sets policy with regard to utilities, transportation, land use and housing. They are required by statute to be updated every 10 years. Anyone may request a comprehensive plan amendment (like a PUD) at any time. A comprehensive plan amendment requires a 4/5 vote of the City Council to be approved.