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Hydrant Flushing Sept. 24-28 September, 2012 Calendar of Events Utilities Commission Meetings Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at 4 p.m.

Centennial Utilities workers will be flushing hydrants within the service area weekdays Monday, September 24 through Friday, September 28, 2012. This is a maintenance measure to remove sediment from the water lines. Expect some water discoloration during this period and take precautions when doing laundry.

Appointments Available for Furnace Inspections Centennial Utilities Commission Members Edward Erchul, Chair 7 Oak Ridge Tr. Keath Young 78 West Golden Lake Rd. Dave Bartholomay 71 West Golden Lake Rd. Jan Kreminski 248 Pine Hollow Dr.

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Centennial Utilities is now scheduling appointments for annual pre-season furnace safety inspections. Cost for the inspection is $89.95 per furnace and includes inspection of: presence of carbon monoxide, pilot/ignitor operation, pilot safety timing, combustion chamber and heat exchanger, motor and oil, belts, burner flame adjustment, operational control sequence and condition and size of furnace filter. We will also clean out dust, scale and soot from the burner compartment, draft hood, blower compartment, and motor. In addition, Centennial Utilities will provide a performance and safety report for each furnace. To schedule your furnace safety inspection, call 763-784-6751.

Wood Chipping Scheduled October 15-24 The City of Circle Pines Parks staff will be chipping tree and shrub limbs curbside for residents Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 24. There is no charge for the first 3’ x 5’ x 5’ pile. Extra piles require $15 in yard waste stickers in order to be picked up. Look for the chipping schedule in the October City newsletter or Centennial Utilities newsletter.


Cold Weather Rule in Effect Oct. 15 Home heating bills can sometimes pile up like snow during the winter months. The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule is designed to protect people who may have trouble paying their utility bills in winter. The rule applies from October 15 to April 15. Established by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the rule means that your utility company cannot disconnect your residential gas service during the winter if you meet the following requirements: 1) Utility disconnection would affect your primary heat source; 2) You have declared your inability to pay on forms provided by the utility; 3) Your household income is less than 50 percent of the state median income level, as documented to the utility; and 4) Your account is current for the billing period immediately prior to October 15 or you have entered into a payment schedule and are reasonably current with payments under the schedule. If you have trouble paying your utility bill, local agencies may be able to provide payment assistance. The State Department of Human Services recommends that you call the county in which you live. Local fuel assistance information is available by calling 763-783-4747. Energy assistance begins on October 1, 2012 and runs through June 1, 2013. If you know you will have difficulty in paying your utility bills, please contact Kerry at 763-231-2602 to work out a payment schedule. State law requires that all residential customers be informed of the Minnesota Cold Weather Rule, regardless of payment history.

Energy Improvements Can Be Made With North Metro HRC Loan Homeowners can get help with home energy improvements by qualifying for a loan through NorthMetro HousingResource Center. The Housing Fix-up Fund Loan is a home improvement loan for up to $35,000 at a fixed interest rate and the loan term may be up to 20 years. The loans can be used for energy improvements as well as repairs and remodeling. Features of the Fix-up Fund include unsecured loans up to $10,000 with no equity requirement, and loans at a reduced interest rate when used exclusively for basic energy-saving or accessibility improvements with a maximum loan amount of $7,500. For more information on home improvement loans, contact NorthMetro HousingResource Center at 651-486-7401.

Fall Leaf Pick-up Dates Announced Two dates have been scheduled for bagged leaf pick-up in the City of Circle Pines. Pickup will be Saturday, October 13,

and Saturday, November 10. Please place your leaves in compostable bags at the curb before 6 a.m. on those dates. Remember, bags that are marked “recyclable” or “biodegradable” are not necessarily compostable. Only those marked with the logo below are truly compostable.

REMINDER Fall Recycling/Clean-up Saturday, September 15 8 a.m. to Noon Circle Pines Public Works Facility 760 Civic Heights Drive (Proof of residency required)

Circle Pines Recycling Pickup Schedule North Side of Lake Drive Sept. 21 & Oct. 5, 19 South Side of Lake Drive Sept. 14, 28 & Oct. 12

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