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Posted on: August 26, 2020

COVID-19 Financial Assistance

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The City of Roseville has received $2.7 million in Federal CARES Act funds to cover eligible COVID-19 expenses. The City Council has set aside $1.5 million to assist residents and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Funds will be used for housing assistance for Roseville residents impacted by COVID, financial assistance for Roseville businesses, and COVID-related expenses incurred by the city. Money must be dispersed by November 15 or it will be returned to the feder...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Halloween Safety

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Usually when talking about Halloween safety, we talk about watching for cars or not eating too much candy. This year, however, we have another worry – COVID-19.

Although the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health are not suggesting Halloween be cancelled, they offer suggestions to help families stay healthy and stop the spread of COVID-19. 

The CDC suggests that instead of the usual Halloween party or...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

General Election is November 3

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Roseville residents will elect two councilmembers at the November 3 election. Voters will also vote for several federal, state, county and judicial offices. Four candidates are running for Roseville City Council.

Candidates appearing on the ballot, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Jason Etten
  • Lisa Laliberte
  • Julie Strahan
  • Dannah Thompson

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit mnvotes.org to see if you are registered, find your polling location and view a sample...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Smoke Alarm

Stay safe. Replace the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) detector at least once a year. Roseville Fire suggests changing batteries every year at the end of Daylight Saving Time on November 1.

In addition to replacing batteries annually, smoke alarms and CO detectors should be replaced at least once every 10 years.

According to the State Fire Marshall, residential fires account for more than 80% of all fire deaths in Minnesota. Two-thirds of fir...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

License Center Temporary Closure

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License centers across Minnesota will close Tuesday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. and reopen on Monday, November 16 to facilitate a migration to MNDRIVE, the state's new Driver’s License and Vehicle Registrations system.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Roseville License CenterBy appointment only2737 Lexington Ave. N.cityofroseville.com/licensecenterPhone: 651-792-7010

Roseville’s Passport Office will not be affected by the transition and will re...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Adopt a Drain Fall Cleanup Week

Leaf Cleanup Week

Don’t let the snowy weather deter you from cleaning storm drains near your home. Cleaning the snow and leaves from around storm sewer drains prevents potential flooding and keeps pollutants out of storm sewers.

Every storm drain leads to a wetland, pond or lake. Those waterways lead to the Mississippi River, which is where Roseville and many other local municipalities get their drinking water, so it’s important to clear storm sewers and protect waterwa...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

What Does Your Pumpkin Turn Into?

Recycle Pumpkin

The goblins are gone; the treats are eaten. One more Halloween clean up chore – putting your pumpkins in their proper place. Pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and other yard waste make great compost.

Remove all candles and hardware, and toss the pumpkins in your backyard compost bin and let them decompose over the winter, or take pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, corn stalks and hay bales to a free Ramsey County yard waste site. Please put the pumpkins in th...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Recycling Ambassador Program

Recycling Ambassador

Become a Recycling Ambassador and inspire your community to reduce waste and recycle better. The City of Roseville is partnering with Ramsey County to create a Recycling Ambassador Program.

Recycling ambassadors complete a six-week training to learn more about environmental health, waste systems and recycling. They take that knowledge and volunteer 20 hours (or more) each year to encourage others to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Classes meet Mo...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Street Sweeping

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Although Roseville Streets crews temporarily swapped snowplows for street sweepers, crews will resume street sweeping as weather allows. Sweeping generally occurs weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Staff asks residents to avoid parking on city streets during daytime hours while street sweeping is going on. 

The city sweeps streets four times a year. Street sweeping helps prevent pollutants from getting into lakes and groundwater.

The city app...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Community Foundation Funds Available

Community Fund

The Roseville Community Foundation invites organizations to apply for up to $2,500 in grant money. Grants are funded by Roseville’s share of profits from businesses that operate charitable gambling in the city.

This quarter’s applications are due by November 30.

 The mission of the foundation is to administer charitable funds to enhance the physical, emotional, cultural and intellectual life of the Roseville area. The foundation welcomes reques...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Energy Action Team Volunteers Needed

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Earlier this summer, the City of Roseville was accepted into Xcel Energy’s Partners in Energy Program (PIE), a program that supports communities by assisting them in developing and implementing energy plans.

Participation in the program will help Roseville meet its energy goals and help residents and businesses reduce their energy bill and carbon footprint. 

The city is seeking a diverse group of volunteers that reflects the diversity of the community...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Do You Need a Mask?

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says along with social distancing and frequent handwashing, wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19.

But what if you don’t have a mask? The Roseville Fire Department can help. Volunteers have been making and donating homemade masks for anyone in need. Firefighters have been collecting the masks, washing them and distributing them. 

If y...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

OVAL Included Among Bonding Bill Projects

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The City of Roseville’s bonding request on behalf of the Guidant John Rose Minnesota OVAL has been included in the 2020 Capital Budget Bonding Bill passed by both houses of the state legislature.

The House of Representatives passed the measure on Wednesday, October 14, with the Senate following suit Thursday, October 15. The bonding bill now goes to Governor Tim Walz for his expected signature.

Roseville is granted of $3.9 million in the bill, enab...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Zoom into a New Exercise Routine

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Can’t make it to the gym; we’ve got you covered. Roseville Parks and Recreation is offering two fun Zoom classes in November and December – Baby and Me Hula and Chair Yoga.

Hula is a Hawaiian dance that is a great exercise for the whole body. Instructor Kumu Kanani Johnson has designed a great hula routine for you and your child. Dancers can wear the baby, or the child can dance along to beautiful Hawaiian music while learni...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Crime Prevention

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Our conveniences are convenient for thieves. The Roseville Police Department encourages residents to take a few quick steps to make it harder for thieves to break into your home, auto or business.

  • Do not leave valuable items in a vehicle. Remove the garage door opener and the keys from cars. Thieves can ransack a vehicle in minutes. Don’t make it easy for them to get in and gain access to your garage or house.
  • Close and lock all vehicle, h...
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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Municipality of the Year

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Congratulations to the City of Roseville. Roseville was recently named the 2020 Municipality of the Year by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal. The city was recognized for the work its Economic Development Authority.

The Roseville Economic Development Authority (EDA) was honored by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal for its efforts to attract new businesses and support the growth and prosperity of existing Roseville-area businesses.

Roseville’s EDA was establi...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Fair Voting for Everyone

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One of the fundamental rights for every American is voting. For most voters it’s as simple as going to the polling place or requesting an absentee ballot. But for some, voting takes on a special challenge.

People who are blind or have a disability or someone who has trouble holding a pen often need another person to help them fill out the ballot.

Every voter has a right to keep their votes private. To help ensure everyone’s right to privacy, all vo...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule

Cold Weather Rule

Having trouble paying your energy bill? Minnesota Energy Resources reminds residents that the Cold Weather Rule will help protect income eligible households from having their service disconnected.

Under Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule, income eligible residential customers are protected from service disconnection between October 15 and April 15, if disconnection would affect their primary heating source. 

Eligible customers must take...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Nature Journaling Workshop

Nature Journaling

Explore nature in a new way. Roseville Parks and Recreation invites you to an Arts Skill Workshop. Class meets on Mondays, November 2, 9, and 16 at Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 Dale St. from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Nature journaling is a fun way to learn how to identify native plant and animal species. Participants will learn clever sketching techniques that increase the powers of observation and make drawings more accurate. Gain confidence in your artistic abilitie...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Drop off Ballots

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Interest in voting by mail is at an all-time high, but so is concern that vote-by-mail ballots may not be returned in time to be counted for the November 3 General Election.

Ramsey County encourages anyone who wants to vote through the mail to request an absentee ballot at soon as possible. Ramsey County voters can apply for an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org or by calling 651-266-2171 to have an application sent to you...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Raking Autumn Leaves

Leaf Site Drop Off

Why should you rake your leaves? It’s a simple answer: to protect the environment. When the leaves land on the street or sidewalk the decomposing bits can enter the stormwater system and feed unwanted algae growth.

Leaves decompose and restock the soil with nutrients and organic matter. But when they wash down the street and into the storm drain, they go directly into ponds, lakes and rivers, where nutrients fuel algae growth.

When algae decomposes, it uses up the ox...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

City Extends Fee Relief

Covid fee relief

The Roseville City Council has voted to extend the waiver of utility late fees to bills due on October 31, November 30, and December 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents.

The city will continue to accept partial payments and emphasized that it does not disconnect water supplies to properties for late or non-payment.

Payment delinquencies for utilities are posted to a property's taxes in order to provide temporary r...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballot Request

Absentee voting for the 2020 general election begins on Friday, September 18. To minimize direct contact with others, Ramsey County is encouraging voters to vote by mail.

 All Minnesota voters are eligible to vote by mail. It is easy to do, as long as you plan ahead. Voters can apply for an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org or call 651-266-2171 to have an application sent to you.

Once a signed application is re...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Governor Issues Statewide Face Covering Order

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-81 on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 requiring people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses beginning Saturday, July 25, 2020.

Governor’s Executive Order 20-81Governor’s Face Covering RequirementsGovernor’s Face Covering FAQ

For more information about face coverings and the Governor’s Executive Order, please see the Frequently Asked Question...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Help for Businesses

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The City of Roseville has compiled the following information for businesses to help answer questions and assist those seeking help accessing services and resources, including recovery, tax relief, and loan options.

Coronavirus Survey for Roseville Businesses

Note: Please review our guidance on the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 20-20 to determine if your business can remain open or must close. 

Governor Tim Walz has issued Executive Order 20-5...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Covid Info

The City of Roseville has compiled the following information for residents and students to help answer questions and assist those seeking help accessing services and resources.

Ramsey County provides information and links to apply for emergency assistance for cash, SNAP, child care, health care and financial assistance. Information is available in English, Hmong, Spanish, Somali and Karen.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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A list of upcoming meetings and events is included in the last News Update of the month. Meeting times and locations are subject to change. Contact the City of Roseville at 651-792-7001 if you have questions.

November 3 – General Election., Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.November 4 – Variance Board meets at 5:30 p.m. (Ch. 16) Virtual meetingNovember 4 – Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. (Ch. 16) Virtual meetingNovember 5 &a...

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