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.


July Water Bills are Out
Thank you for your patience during our software system upgrade.
Please Note:
🟢 Adjustments have been made to your balance to correct the error in June’s bill.
🟢 Your account number has changed (slightly). Extra zeros were deleted. Please use the account number printed on your July bill.
🟢 Customers paying online through the payment portal will need to login to their accounts and then add their new account number (printed on their bill) using the “Add Utility Information.” The new account number should be entered including the dashes.
🟢Late fees were waved for last month’s bill. Please ignore any Past Due messages at the bottom of your bill (system automatically prints message).
🟢 Your new bill is due on July 31. Please be sure to pay your new water bill in full no later than July 31 to avoid a $25 late charge and a possible disruption of services.
🟢 Auto Pay Customers: The funds transfer will occur on the 25th day of the month or slide to the next business day if the 25th falls on a weekend or holiday.
For questions about your bill, please call Foley City Hall at 320-968-7260.

Façade Improvement Program for Downtown Businesses
The City of Foley has created a Façade Improvement Grant Program to help stimulate external, visible investment in our downtown corridor business district.

The new pilot program will provide a 1:1 matching grant for actual design and construction costs of up to $5,000 per property. Property owners and business owners are encouraged to consider improvements that incorporate the surrounding community including but not limited to aesthetics, environment, cultural and historic elements, and architecture. These improvements should create a cohesive attractive environment with surrounding properties.

  • Matching grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to property owners and/or business tenants (with property owner approval).
  • Qualifying projects will require design approval from the City of Foley’s Economic Development Authority (EDA).
  • Eligible businesses must be in the downtown corridor (see map).
  • All work must be done on the building exterior and result in visible improvement as determined by the EDA.
  • Approvable projects include exterior building and landscape improvements visible from the public right-of-way.

The Façade Improvement Program offers a great opportunity to help revitalize and beautify our downtown business corridor! Interested property owners and/or businesses should apply as soon as possible. Eligible Projects will be approved as long as funds remain available.

For more Information:

Public Hearing Notice: Xcel Energy Gas Rate Increase Proposal
Xcel Energy has asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to increase its natural gas rates by $59.03 million, or approximately 9.6%. Xcel Energy’s last request for an increase to natural gas rates was in 2021.

Xcel Energy’s Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Todnem will hold six in-person public hearings and two virtual public hearings so that customers have an opportunity to comment on their request. Any Xcel Energy customer or other person may attend or provide comments at the hearings.

You are invited to comment on the adequacy and quality of Xcel Energy’s service, the level of rates, or other related matters. You do not need to be represented by an attorney. The hearings will begin at their scheduled time and adjourn after everyone present has had an opportunity to comment or ask questions.

Xcel Energy Rate Increase 2024

For more information on public hearing dates, times, and locations: Minnesota Natural Gas Rate Proposal

Housing Study and Presentation 2023
A comprehensive needs analysis for Benton County, Minnesota. The study project housing demand from 2022 – 2035 and provides recommendations on the amount and type of housing that could be built in Benton County and the individual submarkets to satisfy demand from current and future residents over the next decade and beyond.

Wastewater Project Update December 2023
The city’s Wastewater Regionalization project that began in 2022 is
nearing completion. Here’s a look at the history of wastewater in Foley and why the city chose to begin this project.

For more information: Wastewater Project Update December 2023

City Council passes Winter Sewer Rate for the summer of 2024
Great news for gardeners and residents who like a green lawn! The Foley City Council has approved the Winter Sewer Rate for
residential properties beginning in the summer of 2024.

In the past, the city has always calculated sewer charges based on water usage. This can increase costs considerably in the summer months for residents who participate in summer activities such as watering lawns and gardens. The new Winter Sewer rate will allow residents to enjoy these summer activities without seeing a spike in their summer sewer charges. The city hopes this change will be more budget friendly to residents during the summer months.

Residents will be locked into a sewer rate for the months of May, June, July, and August based on their January usage shown on their February bill.

For more information: Winter Sewer Rate 2024







Welcome Signs Project Update!
The results are in! Here’s the winning concept for the new Foley welcome signs! Special thanks to the residents who voted for their favorite design, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB), the artists for their wonderful creations, and for everyone who has worked so hard to make this project happen. Stay tuned for more updates!



Wastewater Project Construction Begins
The City of Foley officially broke ground on the Wastewater project in early June. The City of Foley is regionalizing their wastewater system with the City of St. Cloud. The improvements include two regionalization lift stations, rehabilitation of two existing city lift stations, force main, sanitary sewer, and other minor improvements.
You can read more about the Wastewater Project on our update page. You can also signup for updates to be delivered directly to your email box.

Sump Pump Water Discharge

To avoid creating water and/or ice hazards for pedestrians and motorists, residents are requested to move sump pump discharge hoses away from sidewalks and roadways so water drains onto your lawn or yard.

To prevent water from pooling on properties and creating a nuisance for neighbors, it is also 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.

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