Welcome to the City of Foley…a Minnesota thriving rural community!
City of Foley has a strong economic base, a convenient and accessible location, education system, numerous recreational activities and a quality of life, based on traditional values.
Seasonal Water System Maintenance May Cause Temporary Water Discoloration
Foley Public Works will be flushing the city water system this fall/spring as part of routine maintenance of the water system. If you encounter discolored water during this period, you can run the cold, unsoftened tap for a few minutes to clear it up. The discoloration is not harmful to humans or animals. The color change is due to water sitting in the larger mains and the iron settles out. The sediment sits on the bottom of the main until the water flow is increased. The flushing process stirs up the sedimentation in the pipe and the water turns black or brown. This process also cleans out the stagnated water in the mains that have little water usage. If you have any questions, please call Foley Public Works at 320-968-4082.
Birch Drive Road Construction
Road construction began Sept. 26 on a short stretch of road on Birch Drive between Norman Ave South and Maple Drive and will continue over the next few weeks (weather permitting). Crews are installing a tile system to improve water drainage and extend the life of the road. While the road is not blocked off completely, there will be limited access so please local traffic only.
Hwy 23 Safety Audit Results Announced
MnDOT and Toward Zero partners shared the results from their recently completed Highway 23 Safety Audit during an Open House at Foley City Hall on Sept. 11.
Fall Leaves and Garden Waste Disposal
The leaves are starting to turn and that means Fall is right around the corner! The City of Foley maintains a compost site for Foley residents on Benton County Road 51 (12991 55th St. NE). The compost site is for grass clippings, leaves, trees and garden debris only. NO lumber, building materials or garbage is allowed. The site is open daily.
For more information, see our compost page.
Lion’s Park Corkscrew Slide Damaged
ATTENTION PARENTS!: We’ve received a couple calls about damage to the corkscrew slide at Lion’s Park. There is a crack or missing piece that can can snag clothing or scratch up legs and arms when kids go down the slide. Public Works is aware of the problem and is working on fixing it. If you see the slide taped off, please do not remove the tape or let your children use the slide. Please share with other parents!
Sump Pump Water Discharge
Residents are requested to move sump pump discharge hoses away from sidewalks and roadways to the edge of road right-of-way, so water drains onto your lawn or yard.
To prevent water from pooling on properties and creating a nuisance for neighbors, it is recommended residents move their discharge hoses frequently so the water can be absorbed faster into the soil.
The City of Foley Code of Ordinances Section 1100 defines a public nuisance as anything that endangers the public safety. This includes anything that interferes with, obstructs, or renders dangerous for passage, any public highway or right-of-way, or waters used by the public.
For more information, please contact Foley City Hall at 320-968-7260.
City of Foley’s New One-Time Dog Licenses Are Now Available at City Hall
Foley residents no longer need to remember to buy a new dog license every spring. Beginning in 2017, the City of Foley is offering a $20.00 one-time dog license that is good for the life of the dog.
- Dog license is a one-time $20 fee for the lifetime of the dog.
- License tags can be transferred to another dog for a $15 fee.
- Lost tags can be replaced for a $5 fee.
- No dog shall be permitted to run at large within City Limits.
- Dogs are required to be on a leash or under control at all times.
- Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dog.
- Owners are responsible for keeping dog up-to-date on rabies vaccination.
- Owners are responsible for updating their contact information.
Proof of current rabies vaccination is required at the time of issuing license. The new ordinance was passed at the March 7, 2017, City Council Meeting.
MN 23 Crash Reduction Project Update
Benton and Mille Lacs Counties – Law Enforcement are conducting extra patrol efforts with the goal of reducing fatal crashes on Highway 23 in both counties. Involved in the enforcement project are Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department, Foley Police Department, Milaca Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.
2017 Rental License Renewal Underway
The Rental License Renewal process for 2017 is now underway. If you are a property owner and are currently licensed with the city to rent to tenants, you will receive a renewal letter in the mail.
All rental properties in the City of Foley are required to have a rental license, which includes successfully completing a bi-annual inspection. According to Rental Ordinance 730, no property may be rented without first having obtained the license.
If you would like to apply for a rental license, please submit a completed application form and send with the required license and inspection fee to the City of Foley, PO Box 709, Foley, MN 56329 by Feb. 24, 2017.
For more information: Rental Property Licensing; or call City Hall at 320-968-7260 or the City Housing Inspector at 320-293-5298.
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