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.
Foley Pool 2017: Swimming Lessons Online Registration Begins May 11, 2017
The online registration period for swimming lessons is now open and will close on June 7.
Once the online registration closes, lesson sign up will be available in person at the Pool House during open pool hours and will continue based on lesson availability. 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 or to register online beginning May 11, see our Swimming Lessons page.
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!
Get Ready for Foley Fun Days 2017!
Get to know your Foley Police Department: 5 Questions in 5 Minutes
We sat down with our Foley Police Department officers to ask 5 questions in 5 minutes. Here’s what Officer Chris Triplett had to say.
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.
Foley Waste Water Treatment Plant Receives Award from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized the City of Foley along with other Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from September 2015 through September 2016. Foley Public Works Director, Mark Pappenfus, accepted the award on behalf of the city at the 80th Annual Wastewater Operations Conference in Brooklyn Park on March 30.
For more information: MPCA Recognizes Wastewater Plant Operators for Excellence (April 28, 2017)
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.
Foley Ambassador Program 2017
The Foley Ambassador Committee is looking for candidates for 2017. See our official Foley Ambassador Program page for more information! Ambassador and Junior Ambassador applications have closed. Little Miss Foley applications are now available! Participants must be 7-years of age on or before June 1, 2017. Application packets are now available at City Hall, Brenny Oil, and Rexall Pharmacy. Only the first 10 applicants will be accepted with a deadline of June 1. Applications can be returned to Foley City Hall.
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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