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Yes. Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in Fridley on May, 2019
If you plan to remove your ash tree (or any tree), hire a reliable, insured arborist/tree service company that is licensed with the City of Fridley. Before hiring a company, be sure to obtain:
The low activity period for EAB is from October 1 through April 30, and this is the recommended time to prune or remove ash trees.
The flight period for EAB is from May 1 through September 30. This means that the adult beetle is active and capable of flying to new trees. Because of this, it is not recommended to remove and transport any ash material during this time.
Under quarantine rule, you are not permitted to leave the quarantined area with ash materials. It is recommended that you take your ash material to the nearest disposal site that has a compliance agreement with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. This ensures that the ash material is properly handled and that the pest is destroyed. Some local places to take ash material are: 1. Ceres Environmental, 3825 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, 55443, 763 425-8822 •Trunk and canopy material – free of charge •Stumps - $16/cubic yard 2. Bunker Hills Compost Site, 13285 Hanson Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55448, 763-767-7964 •Branches 6 inches or less in diameter - $6/cubic yard •Branches or logs 6 inches-18 inches in diameter - $10/cubic yard •Branches, trunks or logs greater than 18 inches in diameter - $20/cubic yard •Stumps up to 36 inches in diameter - $40/cubic yard •Stumps greater than 36 inches in diameter - $60/cubic yard
Costs are subject to change. Please confirm current pricing directly with the facility.
First, determine if your ash tree is worth treating. If your ash tree is in decline and already exhibiting more than 50% canopy loss, then the tree is likely too far gone. Similarly, treatment of small ash trees is not recommended since you must treat your ash tree every 1 to 3 years. You may be able to replace your tree with a higher quality tree for a lower cost than long-term treatment.
If you decide to treat your tree, hire a tree company that uses a chemical injection. We recommend using emamectin benzoate, a chemical that is injected into the trunks of ash trees by a certified pesticide applicator. Injections are the most effective method of treating the tree and cause the lowest risk to the environment. The soil-applied drench chemical imidacloprid is not recommended, due to water quality implications and its impacts on pollinators.
A shed requires a permit if it is over 200 square feet in size. Sheds must be placed at least three feet from your side or back property line and off any easements across your property. Sheds also must be anchored and the maximum height of a shed is 14 feet to the mean distance between eaves and ridge of a gable, hip or gambrel roof. Make sure your new shed plus any existing garage space does not exceed 1,400 square feet.
Spectrum is also offering 60 days of free internet service to new clients with all service fees waived. Call Spectrum at 844-488-8395.
Xfinity Free Hotspots: Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. Non-Xfinity subscribers need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat when requested to continue to receive free unlimited access. Learn more about Xfinity’s free public hotspots >
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If your work hours have been reduced or eliminated, apply for unemployment insurance from the State of Minnesota. The usual waiting period has been waived. If you are sick, quarantined, or home because of an outbreak at your work, you qualify for unemployment. If you stay home due to lack of child care, you may qualify for unemployment.
• Apply online in English, Spanish, Somali, or Hmong.
• Call 651-296-3644 (Twin Cities) if you don’t have internet access or if you don’t speak English, Spanish, Somali, or Hmong. Press 1 to request an interpreter.
NOTE: If you are calling from outside Anoka County, the Anoka County Dispatcher can be reached by dialing 763-427-1212
North Metro Animal Care and Control, 763-434-7332, 16422 Hanson Blvd, Andover, MN 55304. If you lost a pet without tags, check with North Metro Animal Care and Control to see if it is in their care. Owners are responsible for any fees or costs incurred while at Dover Kennels.
Ages 15 and under: It is unlawful for a juvenile under the age of 16 to be present in any public place or establishment within the City of Fridley:•any time between 10:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and 5:00 a.m. of the following day.•any time between 11:00 p.m. on any Friday or Saturday and 5:00 a.m. on the following day.
Ages 16 and 17: It is unlawful for a juvenile age 16 or 17 to be present in any public place or establishment within the City of Fridley:•any time between 11:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and 5:00 a.m. the following day. •any time between 12:01 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday. City Ordinance, Chapter 801
The Fridley Police Department allows walk-in fingerprinting services for employment every Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. If you need fingerprinting services outside of this time, please contact our administrative office at (763) 572-3629 to make an appointment.
Child Safety Seat / Car Seat Inspections are conducted at the Fridley Police Department on an appointment only basis and are free for Fridley residents. To schedule an appointment, please email SafeKids@fridleymn.gov.
We also work with Safe Kids Anoka County to provide free car seat inspections at clinics held throughout the year. Please visit their website to see when the next clinic is in your area.
During extremely dry periods of the year, the City of Fridley may institute a watering ban. If a watering ban were in effect, more detailed information would be available. If you have questions at this time or need additional information on water bans in the City of Fridley, please contact Public Works at (763) 572-3566.
Search for your address online in Property Information Search. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at (763) 572-3594.
Yes! A free swap to a 96 gallon recycling cart or additional 60 or 96 carts are available to Fridley residents at no charge! Call 763-572-3594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Items should be placed loose in the recycling cart, not bagged. If you have extra cardboard, it can be flattened and tied with twine and placed next to the recycling cart. Do not place out extra cardboard when it is raining or snowing. If you would like to upsize your recycle cart from 65-gallons to 96-gallons or request an additional cart, please call 763-572-3594 or email email@example.com
The City of Fridley hosts drop-off days annually, you can find information on these events at FridleyMN.gov/Recycling. You can also search the recycling directory at AnokaCounty.Us/RecyclingDirectory for a full list of providers and options.
"Our Building Recycles" posters, magnets and totes all may be available for your building, contact City recycling for more information at 763-572-3594.
The average American household receives more than 60 pounds of unwanted mail each year! According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, it takes about 100 million trees and 38 billion gallons of water to produce one year's worth of junk mail in the US. Our Ways to Reduce Junk Mail page will save you time and help protect those natural resources.
Recyclables should be placed loose in the recycle cart, never in plastic bags.
There's also a park and ride lot at the Church of Saint William: 6120 5th St NE. This location serves bus routes along University Avenue including routes 10, 824 and 854.
For more information on fares, routes and where to purchase Go-To cards, please visit MetroTransit.org. Click to Visit the Metro Transit Website
Your quarterly water bill pays for the City’s cost of transporting and treating wastewater from your home or business. The wastewater is moved through a series of pipes and lift stations on its way to the Metropolitan Council’s wastewater treatment facility. The Metropolitan Council charges the city based on the volume of wastewater it treats on our behalf. The sewer system is paid for entirely with utility fees – it receives no taxpayer support.
Residential customers are billed for sewer based on the amount of water used in the winter months. In this way, you do not pay sewer charges on water you use outdoors for washing the car or watering the grass. Every residential customer will pay a sanitary sewer base fee of $50 which includes up to 8,000 gallons of water usage. Any usage over the 8,000 gallons will be charged at a fee of $5.70/1,000 gallons. Commercial customers are billed based on their water usage year-round.
For both water and sewer, most of the costs are fixed. That means that the city has to pay the same amount for pipes, lift stations, and billing regardless of the amount of water you use each quarter. In fact, 80% of our fixed cost comes from Metropolitan Council Environmental Services whom we pay in order for their plant to treat our wastewater. Therefore, our City has a fixed, or minimum, fee to reflect its fixed costs.
All communities in the Twin Cities enjoy relatively low sewer rates compared to other communities across the state and the country. Fridley’s rates are comparable to other Twin Cities communities.
THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED: •Dogs and other pets•Picking or collecting of any plants, wildflowers, or animals•Feeding of wildlife, especially bread to ducks and geese•Alcoholic beverages
Yes! The tipster’s IP address and other identifying information are never retained by the third-party vendor that manages the program. Each tip is assigned a unique identification number, but the tipster’s identity is not collected. Identifying information is not available to law enforcement via subpoena or search warrant, because it is never collected.
Tip411 is for everyone - whether they live, work, attend school or worship in Fridley. You can also use it if you are just curious about the happenings around town.
Anonymous, two-way communication with Fridley PD can only happen via the tip411 app or text. The response will depend upon the nature of the tip, but we generally reply to the anonymous tipster within a few minutes. We may have follow-up questions, or we may provide you with information about the steps we’ll take to remedy the complaint or tip.
Fridley PD manages the tips and passes information along to ISD 14 as needed.
No. You should always call or text 911 if there is anything that requires immediate response from police, fire, or ambulance.
The City bills quarterly, so you will receive a bill every three months.
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Fill out the move in/out form online or call the utility billing department at (763)572-3529 a few days before the closing. If you have a manual read meter, please be sure to call us with your reading.
To calculate your usage for water and sewer, we measure the flow of water to your home through the water meter. During the winter months we bill the usage for both water and sewer according to your meter reading. In the summer months, in recognition of the extra water usage outside that doesn’t flow through the sewer, we use your winter average water usage to calculate your sewer maximum. This maximum is applied to your account so that when you reach your sewer maximum, you are not charged for usage beyond that amount for the sewer portion of your billing.
If your water consumption is high or you feel that you are using a large amount of water, check for leaks. To use your water meter to detect leaks, turn off all water fixtures and appliances and make sure that no one is using water. Record the meter reading and return in two to three hours to check for movement. If the meter reading has changed, you may have a leak. Another method is that many meters have a small red gear shaped indicator on the meter face designed to detect even small leaks. If this red indicator is moving when you have all water off inside and outside your house, you may have a leak. One significant source of leaks is a leaky toilet. Leaking toilets cause more water waste than any other fixture in the home. Toilets can waste large amounts of water without being noticed. A silent toilet leak will waste 30 to 500 gallons per day. To check for a leak in the toilet, put several drops of food coloring into your toilet tank or colored cleaning solution or the blue cleaning tablets work great. Do not flush for 30 minutes. If colored water appears in your bowl during that time, you have a leak that should be repaired. Additional tips are available through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at the link below.
There is more than one thing to compare on the bill not just the dollar amount. Each household is different in the amount of water they use and what months they use more. What you pay for sewer usage for example can be very different than you neighbor if they leave for time in the winter when we are setting sewer rates. If you still think you are high, check for a leak. (See FAQ "How can I tell if I have a leak?")
The City recycling contract has a low quarterly rate because all participate equally. And since recycling, when used to full advantage, is tax free, compared to a State tax on garbage, when you recycle, you put more back into your monthly budget. In addition, so many more types of boxes (cereal) and containers (yogurt) are now recyclable, it makes $ense to put these items in a recycling cart instead of a garbage cart, because you can often downsize your garbage cart!
The City of Fridley does not offer a discount for low income, however, Anoka County may be able to assist you with resources and programs to help with other expenses to assist you with budgeting for your water bill. Give Anoka County a call at (763) 521-4760 to learn more.
We do not have a payment plan, however, you can pay any amount you would like on your bill at any time to pay it down. We charge penalties based on a percentage of the unpaid balance so it is to your benefit to pay the bill down as much as you can. You are also welcome to pay the bill ahead each month.
Water/sewer bills are billed in the owner's name and address. You can have an additional copy of the bill sent to the Occupant, at the owner's request. Because the property is still owned, there is no final bill for rentals. Owners will have to determine what portion the renter pays based on the agreed terms with your renter.
Your quarterly water bill pays for the city’s cost of pumping, treating, and delivering clean water to your home or business. It pays for repair and replacement of wells, water treatment plants, and pipes. Nobody actually pays for the groundwater. The water system is paid for entirely with water fees – it receives no taxpayer support.
The City has had tiered water rates since 2008 when the state legislature began requiring cities to adopt conservation rate structures. Click here to see the new 2020 tiers.
The new tiers comply with the state law that requires water utilities to adopt rates that promote water conservation. In addition, the tiered rates allocate infrastructure costs more fairly across users. The City has to build enough wells and water towers to meet summer demand. Replacement of water pipes occurs during this time. Some of this capacity is unused during the winter months, so it makes sense to charge peak users more for the infrastructure built to meet peak summer demand. The higher rates are targeted toward lawn sprinkling and outdoor use which allows the City to keep indoor water use affordable to everyone.
Although Minnesota appears to have a more than adequate supply of water, that appearance can be misleading. Most cities, including Fridley, obtain their water from aquifers deep in the ground. On average, each resident uses close to 65 gallons per day in their home, and less than 10% of that gets restored to the aquifer. Most city water gets discharged through the wastewater system into rivers and streams, or is lost to evaporation or retained in the topsoil. In cities, the problem of recharging their aquifers is exacerbated by paved surfaces and diminished wetlands. By conserving water now, we can ensure that high quality groundwater will be a sustainable resource long into in the future.