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.
Get to Know the Foley Police Department
We interviewed our Foley officers to find out what makes them tick. This week we talked to Officer Jason Abbott.
Foley Fun Days 2017 Winning Button Numbers
4th Ave N Closed for Paving Monday, June 26
4th Ave N will be closed from Stoney Brook to Main St. on Monday, June 26, so crews can pave the street (weather permitting). The road will reopen to downtown traffic and parking on Tuesday, June 27.
Foley Pool 2017: Swimming Lessons Sign Up at Pool
The online registration period for swimming lessons is now closed, but you can still sign up in person at the Pool House during open pool hours. Sign ups will continue as long as class space is available.
Please note, the Foley Pool only accepts cash or checks.
2017 Lesson Schedule
Lessons run 8 of 10 days during session weeks; extra days are for weather cancellations.
For more information: Swimming Lessons
Downtown Demonstration Project
Residents will see exciting changes to downtown Foley this summer.
A temporary bike lane and parallel parking will be constructed along the south side of Dewey Street.
The demonstration will begin in early July and is expected to continue into August. If successful, the changes may be included in the Dewey Street road project anticipated to begin in 2018.
Visit our Downtown Demonstration Project page for continued updates!
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.
Road Construction Hwy 25 South of Foley
Beginning May 8, Highway 25 will close and detour to reconstruct the road surface between Glen St. in Foley and Hwy 95.
- Project is set to begin May 8, 2017, with site preparations
- Detour of Hwy 25 is set to begin Monday, May 15, just South of Glen St. in Foley to Hwy 95 with a complete road closure just South of the city; Rd. #51 for culvert replacement
- During closure of roadway, contractor will attempt to keep side roads accessible for local traffic/residents, although when work is being completed in this area traffic may be restricted at that time
- Project will be detoured through the entire project until completion, tentatively June 29
For more information: Department of Minnesota Transportation.
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 vaccinations 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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