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Apply to be on a Commission or Board The City of Circle Pines City Council is looking for applicants for commission and advisory board positions. Volunteers play an important role in providing democratic government for Circle Pines. Serving on a commission or board is an excellent way to share citizen input and put individuals’ talents to use. The following positions are due for appointment in January: Three positions on the Utilities Commission, two for the Planning Commission and one for the Park Board. Applications are available at city hall or can be found on the city’s website at www.ci.circle-pines. mn.us. Additional information on each board or commission can also be found at the city website as well. Applications must be received at Circle Pines city offices by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Winter Parking Regulations There is no parking on city streets from November 1 to April 1 from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. or anytime it snows more than 2 inches. This is important, as snowplows need to clear the entire street to ensure safe driving for everyone. Residents who leave their vehicles on the street increase the time needed for snow removal.

City Hall Holiday Hours

City Hall will be closed December 26 & January 2.

December 2016

City Survey Available Online The City of Circle Pines is conducting a city survey. Please tell us how we are doing. Fill out the Citizen Feedback Survey online at www.ci.circle-pines.mn.us. The survey will only take a few minutes. Thank you for taking the time.

Christmas Tree Curbside Pick-up Friday, January 6 & 13 Have your Christmas tree at the curb by 6 a.m. for pick-up. Be sure the tree is visible at the curb with the trunk end of the tree facing the street. Please remove all tinsel, decorations, stand and bags from the tree. Wreaths will not be picked up.

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear We are asking for your help with removing snow from around fire hydrants after each snowfall. It is very important for residents and businesses to keep hydrants clear of snow and visible from the street. If the fire department has to find a fire hydrant under snow, they lose precious time needed to fight fires. The home or business you save may be your own.


Community News City Hall 200 Civic Heights Circle Circle Pines, MN 55014 763-784-5898 FAX: 763-785-2859 TDD:763-231-2617 www.ci.circle-pines.mn.us cityhall@ci.circle-pines.mn.us

Non-Emergency Police:763-784-2501 Fire:651-792-7900 In an emergency, please call 911.

City Officials Mayor Dave Bartholomay dbartholomay@ci.circle-pines.mn.us 763-780-1785 Councilmembers Deb O’Brien dobrien@ci.circle-pines.mn.us 763-780-2350 Richard Runbeck rrunbeck@ci.circle-pines.mn.us 763-784-8822 Matt Percy mpercy@ci.circle-pines.mn.us 763-784-2062 Mike Schweigert mschweigert@ci.circle-pines.mn.us 763-248-2878

City Administrator Patrick Antonen pantonen@ci.circle-pines.mn.us 763-784-5898

December Public Meetings City Council 12/13 & 12/27, 7 p.m. Park Board 12/06, 6:30 p.m. Utilities Commission 12/21, 4 p.m. Planning Commission 12/19 7 p.m. Channel 16 televises live and rebroadcasts the most recent meeting of the Park Board/Planning Commission/Utilities Commission at 1 p.m., 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. City Council rebroadcasts at 10 a.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. You can also view the latest Council meeting at any time on the internet on the City Website at www.ci.circle-pines.mn.us. Click on City Council meeting video on demand.

What can You do to reduce chloride usage? Many communities are already employing alternative technologies to de-ice their roads, such as anti-icing, which applies salt brine to roads when a storm is forecasted to prevent the formation of ice. Residents can use a similar treatment method by purchasing a de-icing alternative to salt available at many grocers and hardware stores. If you must use salt, employ the “just enough” principle, by applying just enough salt to keep your property ice free. Steps to reduce your use of chloride this winter •Shovel (or use a snow blower) before you use any product; never put a deicing product on top of snow. •Adopt the “just enough” principle, putting down just enough product to keep high traffic areas clear of ice. •Sweep up undissolved product after a storm is over for reuse. •Consider switching to a non-chloride de-icer. •Support changes in chloride application in your city. Only Rain Down the Drain Blowing leaves or lawn clippings into the street affects our local water resources, because our storm drains and ditches are connected to nearby lakes, rivers, streams. Leaves and lawn clippings among other types of waste listed below are considered illicit discharge when they are poured down a storm water drain. As an MS4 community, Circle Pines regulates non-stormwater discharges to the storm drainage system. The City’s Code Chapter 13: Zoning Code, Section 1360 – Regulation of Discharge into Storm Sewer System contains enforcement actions the City can take in the event an illicit discharge occurs. Sources of Illicit Discharge: • Sanitary wastewater • Sediment from construction site runoff • Landscape waste • Organic material • Paints, solvents • Used oil, grease • Cleaning products • Spills from accidents • Illegal connections to the storm sewer system • Commercial car wash wastewater If discovered, please contact the City at (763) 784-5898.


Community News Reduce Waste During the Holidays With a little thought, you can reduce, reuse and recycle during the holidays to give the environment the precious gift of less while saving yourself time, money and stress. Follow these tips to get started: 1. Give the gift of togetherness: No-waste gift ideas Sometimes the most cherished gifts we can give are our time, love and energy. consider making a charitable donation in someone else's name. Or, give an experience or an event to remember, such as: • Candlelit dinner • Tickets to a concert sporting event • Passes to a favorite park • Gift certificates to dinner, for a massage or day at the spa • Membership to a museum or zoo • Make a coupon or gift certificate that offers your time to walk a pet, babysit or help with extra chores. • Giving the gift of an experience is a great option for children who want to give family gifts but don't have the money or a way to buy them. Let children know that homemade gifts and gifts of their time are more valuable to you. 2. Use earth-friendly gift wrapping alternatives, such as scarves, handkerchiefs and bandanas • Old posters and maps • Newspapers (the comic sections works great) • A present in a present. Place gifts inside reusable containers like cookie tins, flower pots, and baskets or wrap gift in cloth napkins or kitchen towels. • Give a “treasure map” to find an unwrapped gift hidden elsewhere in the house • Wrap gifts in your children’s or your own artwork • Look through old magazines, catalogs and calendars to use attractive photos • Use re-useable or re-used gift bags • Replace ribbons and bows with natural evergreens, berries, dried flowers. Keep them as decorations or compost them after the gifts are unwrapped. • Wrapping paper made from recycled paper 3. Recycle your live Christmas tree When the holiday season is over, recycle your holiday tree and wreath. Quick Facts From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons—it all adds up. And it's not just trash. The average American spends $800 on gifts over the holiday season. For more tips go to rethinkrecycling.com and type in holidays in the search box.

Centennial Branch Library News December brings snow and the close of another year. Thank you for supporting the library in 2016, we look forward to serving our community in 2017. Here’s what’s happening at Centennial in December. Storytimes Storytimes return in 2017! There are no regular weekly storytimes at the library in December. Storytimes will begin the week of January 9. Please check the online calendar or call 763-576-4695 for a session that fits your needs: www.anokacounty. us/1758/Library Teens Teenclub: Monday, December 5, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. This month we’ll be kickstarting our new Fandom club. Come share with us the song, show, movie or anime that you’re most excited about. Come share your opinion and enjoy some snacks! Everyone We are encouraging little ones to share with us their favorite book of the year on our display board. There will also be new festive displays in our adult sections as well. Things are always changing at the library! Announcements The Library will be closed Saturday, December 24, Sunday December 25, and Monday, December 26 for the Christmas Holiday. The Centennial Branch is open Monday and Wednesday Noon-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.6 p.m., Friday Noon-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and closed Sunday and holidays. The library can be reached at 763-717-3294 during open hours, or visit the website at www. anokacountylibrary.org


Recreation Opportunities in the Community

Recent Council Actions

YMCA www.ymcatwincities.org 651-795-9622

•Council recognized AFS students Alberto Benito from Spain, Michela Barioglio from Italy and Pusa Kannikar from Thailand. •Council approved the Centennial Fire District Budget. •Council approved the Centennial Lakes Police Budget. •Council approved Res. 2016-23 Adopting a Certification of Delinquent Utilities. •Council approved Res. 2016-24 Adopting a Special Assessment. •Council approved Change Order No. 1 & 2 and Pay Application No. 5 for the 2016 Street Project.

Lino Lakes Recreation www.ci.lino-lakes.mn.us 651-982-2440

Refuse Holiday Pick-up Schedule

Centennial Community Education www.isd12.org/community-education

763-792-6100

Blaine Recreation www.ci.blaine.mn.us 763-785-6151 Shoreview Recreation www.ci.shoreview.mn.us 651-490-4700

Garbage will be picked up on regular garbage pick-up days, December 30 & Friday, January 6. Just a reminder: If you have extra cardboard from the holidays and it does not fit in your recycling cart, cut the cardboard into 3’ x 3’ bundles and set them on top of your recycling cart or stand them up alongside the cart.


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Important Recycling Dates to Remember Christmas Tree Pick-Up: Friday, January 6 & January 13 Spring Recycling Day: Saturday, April 29 Spring Leaf Pick-Up: Saturday, May 6 Fall Recycling Day: Saturday, September 16 Fall Leaf Pick-Up: Saturday, October 7 & November 4 Chipping Program: October 9-20


Circle Pines Recycling Program Circle Pines has a single-sort recycling that allows all recyclables to be placed in the same cart. Recycling carts should be put out to the curb every other Friday by 6 a.m. If you have questions, please visit www.ci.circle-pines.mn.us or call city hall at 763-784-5898.

RECYCLABLE Paper • Newspaper, phone books, magazines and catalogs • Direct mail advertisements • Books, file folders and notebooks • Paper of all colors, fax sheets, school papers, clean paper bags • 4 Cs boxboard - cereal, cake, chip and cracker • Corrugated cardboard (flatten, cut into pieces and place in cart) • Boxes and cartons from multi-pack canned food and beverages Cartons • Milk and juice cartons • Soup and wine Glass • Glass bottles and jars - three colors: brown, green and clear (remove lids and caps; rinse) Plastic Bottles (Leave caps and lids on plastics) • Milk, juice, soup, broth and wine cartons • Plastic bottles (rinse) • Plastic containers, margarine tubs, yogurt containers and medicine bottles Metal Cans • Metal food cans and aluminum beverage cans (rinse)

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Paper • Paper soiled with food, paper plates, paper napkins, pizza boxes, gift wrap. Glass • Drinking glasses, ceramic dishes and vases. • Window glass and mirrors • Light bulbs (take fluorescent and HID bulbs and CFLs to Household Hazardous Waste facility) Plastic • Plastic bags of any type • Microwaveable food trays • Motor oil bottles and other containers that held hazardous products • Toys, plastic utensils and garden hoses Metal • Cans that held hazardous products such as paint thinner.

Anoka County Compost Sites Open April - November (weather permitting) Closed Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving

Anoka County HHW Facility 3230 - 101st Avenue NE Blaine, MN 763-323-5730 AnokaCounty.us/recycle Drop off household items (fluorescent bulbs, household cleaners, mercury thermometers), paint, yard & garden items (pesticides and weed killer, automotive items (antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters) April - October Wednesday 2 - 8 p.m. Monday, Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Memorial Day, July 4 & Labor Day November - March Wednesday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

December-March Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (both sites) Bunker Hills Compost Site 13285 Hanson Blvd., Coon Rapids 763-767-7964 Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (or sunset if earlier) Sat., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun., Noon - 5 p.m. Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Compost Site 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes 651-429-3723 Tues. & Thurs., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (or sunset, if earlier) Sat., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun., Noon - 5 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. - CLOSED AnokaCounty.us/recycle


Circle Pines December 2017 Newsletter