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Circle Pines

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Sprinkling Ban begins June 1 As part of the city’s water conservation efforts, the city has adopted an ordinance that regulates daytime sprinkling of lawns June 1 through August 31. The watering hours were chosen because typical weather conditions are such that significant portions of water placed on lawns during the time of 10 a.m.-7 p.m. evaporate and are not effective in watering the lawn. If you have an address that ends in an even number, you are able to water your lawn on even numbered days before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. If you have an address that ends in an odd number, you are able to water your lawn on odd numbered days before 10 a .m. and after 7 p.m.

Dog Owners As the weather has gotten warmer, many of us will be spending more time outside, and many of us will want our pets to enjoy the nice weather and opportunities for play and exercise with us. As a good dog owner, there are a few things to keep in mind. • When walking your dog, please be respectful and keep dogs off of boulevard areas and private property. • Animals MUST be leashed on public property, such as streets, trails and parks. Animals cannot run at large. • You are required to pick up after your pet. • Animals must have an ID tag that indicates the owner’s name, address, and phone number.


Leaf and Yard Waste Pick-Up Saturday, May 4 Please have your compostable leaf and yard waste bags at the curb by 6 a.m. for pick-up. Tree waste will not be accepted during this pick-up. Yard Waste Carts will not be emptied on this day.

2018 Water Report The City of Circle Pines 2018 Water Report is available online at as well as on the city website. If you would like a paper copy, please call city hall at 763784-5898.

City Hall will be closed Memorial Day Monday, May 27 Garbage Pick-Up Garbage pick-up for the week of Memorial Day Holiday will be on Saturday, June 1.

Community News City Hall 200 Civic Heights Circle Circle Pines, MN 55014 763-784-5898 FAX: 763-785-2859 TDD:763-231-2617

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

City Officials Mayor Dave Bartholomay 763-780-1785 Councilmembers Matt Percy 763-784-2062 Mike Schweigert 763-248-2878 Dean Goldberg 763-234-1180 Jennifer Rauner 651-338-9896

Additional Recycling Opportunity May 11, 2019 9 a.m.-Noon Green Lights Recycling 1525-99th Lane NE, Blaine Accepted for Free: Computer Towers, Laptops, Tablets, Cell Phones and Scrap Metal, Holiday Lights, Extention Cords and Cables ($5 charge if computer or laptop has a hard drive in it)

Accepted for a Fee: Fluorescent Bulbs and CFLs ($.50-.95) H.I.D. Lamps ($2.50) Keyboards ($3), Mice ($1) DVD, VCRs, Radios, Speakers, etc. ($5) Residential Inkjet Printer ($10), All-In-One Printer ($25), Residential Laser Printer ($35) TVs and Monitors ($18-45) Console TV’s and Rear Projection TV’s ($75) Scanners & Fax Machines ($10) Appliances ($10-25) Mattresses & Boxsprings ($20) King Size ($25) Tires ($5-7) Carpet Rolls (6’ sections) ($4-30) Tredmill ($40) Non Electric Exercise Equipment ($25)

For additional pricing, please call Green Lights at 763-785-0456

City Administrator Patrick Antonen 763-784-5898

May Public Meetings City Council 05/14 & 05/28, 7 p.m. Park Board 05/07, 6:30 p.m. Utilities Commission 05/15, 5 p.m. Planning Commission 05/20, 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 Click on City Council meeting video on demand.

A Photo ID will be required. Please enter at 99th Ln NE. Exit at Davenport St NE. Cash or Checks are acceptable payment types. If you would like to recycle two free items, be sure to bring the coupon.


Recycle 2 items for Free Coupon valid only on May 11, 2019 9 a.m.-Noon Green Lights Recycling

Community News Make Every Day Earth Day Live like every day is Earth Day by making small changes in your home, starting with how you buy and use cleaning products to reduce the amount of household hazardous waste. A few small changes can have a huge impact. 5 Tips to Change Spring Cleaning into Spring Greening Here are a few tips to take advantage of this spring to maximize your Earth Day philosophies while taking on the necessary task of spring cleaning. 1. Look at the cleaning products you use in your home. How many times do you see words like warning, danger, or poison? A product labeled with “caution” is the least hazardous while “poison” is the worst. Use the least toxic product to do the job. 2. Change out hazardous products for multi-purpose cleaners. Limit the number of products you have by using cleaners that can clean multiple surfaces or items. 3. Less is Best. Use products with fewer ingredients and pay attention to warning labels. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, only a fraction of the registered chemicals have gone through complete testing for human health concerns. Reduce. org offers more solutions for reducing the number of toxins in your cleaning products. 4. Out With the Bad in a Friendly Way Get rid of dangerous chemicals in an environmentally friendly way. Check the Guide to Household Hazardous Waste DropOff Sites and make sure that your products are disposed of properly. 5. New program at the Anoka County HHW facility: the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility now accepts sharps from residents for proper disposal. It’s free and convenient. Learn more at Small Changes, Big Impact The Earth Day attitude of change and environmentalism has grown significantly since the first year in 1970. Now people are taking the ideas and efforts of Earth Day and applying them to their lives year-round. Local governments have more ways than ever to get involved in recycling. Join those who have pledged to live like everyday is Earth Day by helping the environment everyday by doing simple things like recycling more, reducing waste, avoiding hazardous waste, working with your neighbors and by making subtle changes in their everyday lives to help the environment in a big way.

Adopt a Storm Drain Help remove pollution from getting into our rivers, lakes and streams by Adopting a Storm Drain. It is easy sign up at and keep your storm drain clean and keep track of how much debris you removed and enter it into your online account.

Golden Lake Park News Music in the Park...It’s Golden Summer days and nights with free Thursday concerts at Golden Lake Park. Thursday, June 6 7-8:30 p.m. Centennial Community Band A 60+ member band playing varied styles ranging from traditional compositions to inspiring contemporary pieces. Thursday, June 27 1:30-2:30 p.m Tricia & The Toonies-Family fun show This family-friendly show will captivate the audience with songs, comedy and plenty of laughter. Thursday, July 25 7-8:30 p.m. Jim Kellems Jim enjoys playing songs from the 60’s as well as mixing it up with some Rock & Roll and even a little old and new country flair. Thursday, Aug. 15 7-8:30 p.m. Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society Live re-creation of crime and suspense stories from the golden age of radio. Performed in the style of a vintage radio broadcast with live sound effects and eerie music.

For your Next Event Rent a Pavilion at Golden Lake If you have an event coming up, consider renting a pavilion at Golden Lake Park. For more information, call 763-784-5898 or check the city website at

New! Family Outdoor Yoga (ages 6 to adult) • Helps children to develop better concentration and mindfulness. • Spending time together as a family is great for relationship building. • Learn a gentle form of yoga that combine poses, breath work and a deep sense of relaxation. • Build strength, flexibility and balance. • Explore sequences that will help strengthen major muscle groups, release tension and relax your mind and body. • Great for beginners! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Mondays, June 17-Aug. 5, 6:30-7:30 pm, Golden Lake Park Pavilion One. No class July 15. $45/family of 4, $65/family of 5+, when registering, only one family member needs to register. Please reserve family members participating to immediate family. Go online to register, or call 763-7926100.

Golden Lake Park Play Days YMCA and the city of Circle Pines are offering children ages 4–12 the opportunity to come and play at Golden Lake Park. There will be a variety of crafts, games and activities. Participating children will split into two age groups; ages 4–7 and ages 8–12. Session one: June 10–July 11 Session two: July 15–August 15. Cost per child per session $80. Hours 1–4 p.m. (M, T, W and TH). Be sure to check out the YMCA summer programs on the YMCA website at or for more information, call 651795-9622.

Community News Clean Drain Dispose – It’s the Law! Most anglers and boaters follow Minnesota’s Clean, Drain, Dispose laws to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. • Clean all aquatic plants, zebra mussels and other prohibited invasive species from watercraft, trailers and other water related equipment before leaving any water access or shoreline. • It is illegal to transport prohibited invasive species – including zebra mussels, dead or alive. • Drain water related equipment (boat, ballast tanks, bait containers, motor) and drain bilge, live well and bait well by removing drain plugs before leaving any water access. • Keep drain plugs out while transporting watercraft. • Dispose of unwanted bait, minnows, leeches and worms in the trash. • It is illegal to release bait into a waterbody or release aquatic animals from one waterbody to another. • It is illegal to release worms in the state; worms are not native to Minnesota. • If you want to keep your live bait, you must drain all the lake or river water and refill the bait container with bottled or tap water. Recommended Actions To further decontaminate your watercraft or equipment, it’s important to spray, rinse and dry everything before going into another waterbody. Do one or more of the following: • Dry for at least five days. • Spray with high pressure water. • Rinse with very hot water. To reduce the risk of spreading zebra mussels, use water over 120°F and spray each area for at least two minutes or 140°F water for at least 10 seconds. For additional information, visit ais.

Library News Centennial Branch May is here and this is the month that Centennial staff will spend busy preparing for summer and the reopening of our building. We have missed seeing our patrons during this process and our anxious to return to the community. As always, if you have any questions about our programs or the expansion, please see the website for details, there is a very helpful FAQ page that should answer your questions as we prepare for the reopening. In the meantime, here is some information about the library in the month of May. Storytimes There are no storytimes during the month of May. Storytimes will resume the week of June 17 and run through July 27. Adults Centennial Bookclub. There will be no meeting of the bookclub this month. The next meeting will be Monday, June 24. Teens Teenclub. There is no Teenclub meeting this month. Our next meeting will be Monday, June 17. Everyone All libraries in Anoka County will be closed Thursday, May 9 for an all-day Library training.

Recreation Opportunities in the Community Centennial Community Education

763-792-6100 YMCA 651-795-9622 Lino Lakes Recreation 651-982-2440 Blaine Recreation 763-785-6151 Shoreview Recreation 651-490-4700

Fire Regulations for the City of Circle Pines √ Fires can only burn between 4 p.m. and 1 a.m. and no more than one recreation fire is allowed on any property at one time. √ The fire can be no larger than three (3) feet in diameter measured from the inside of the fire ring. √ The fire ring should be completely surrounded by noncombustible and non-smoke or odor producing material either of natural rock, cement, brick, tile, blocks or ferrous metal only. √ Use only clean dry wood and do not burn leaves. √ The fire ring must be depressed below ground, on the ground or on a raised bed. √ The height of the fire should be no more than three (3) feet. √ The fire cannot be within twenty-five (25) feet of any structure. √ The fire must be attended by an adult at all times. √ The fire should produce little detectable smoke, soot or odor beyond the property line. √ The fire must be extinguished completely when it is done being used and a device for doing so should be at the fire scene such as an extinguisher, sand or a hose. Please remember to be courteous of your neighbors when enjoying your recreational fire and to follow all burning bans.

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City of Circle Pines May 2019 City Newsletter  

City of Circle Pines May 2019 City Newsletter