Welcome to the City of Foley…a Minnesota thriving rural community!







City of Foley

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: Life Guards and Swimming Instructors Needed
The City of Foley is seeking applicants for Life Guards and Swimming Instructors. Chosen applicants will work at Foley’s Municipal Pool during the months of June, July and August.

Please submit a city employment application and copies of certifications no later than April 30 to City of Foley, PO Box 709, Foley, MN 56329. Applications are also available at Foley City Hall during regular business hours, 251 4th Ave N – Foley.
Foley MN Public Pool
For more information: Life Guards and Swimming Instructors


Foley Pool: Assistant Pool Manager Needed
The City of Foley is seeking applicants for an Assistant Pool Manager. This seasonal position assists the Pool Manager in directing the activities and operations of the outdoor municipal pool.

Submit a city employment application, letter of interest, resume, and copy of certifications to City of Foley, PO Box 709, Foley, MN 56329 or sbrunn@ci.foley.mn.us by end of day, April 4, 2018.

For more information: Assistant Pool Manager






Notice of Council Vacancy
The Foley City Council will be accepting letters of interest to fill a vacant city councilmember position. A temporary appointment will be made until a special election in November 2018.

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to City Administrator Sarah Brunn at Foley City Hall, 251 4th Avenue N, P.O. Box 709, Foley, MN 56329, or via email at sbrunn@ci.foley.mn.us.

Questions on the appointment process can be directed to City Hall, 320-968-7260. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on March 23, 2018.





Foley Police Officers at the Super Bowl
A few of our Foley officers went to the Super Bowl to help local law enforcement. Read about their duties and their Super Bowl experience!

City Hall Construction 2018
The mystery sheet is gone and our new customer service window is open for business! See more pictures of our window transformation.


Mayor Gerard Bettendorf with Councilmember Jeff Gondeck and City Administrator Sarah Brunn made our window official with a ribbon cutting! Stop by and see us!



Foley City Council Votes to Raise Water/Sewer Rates and Fees for 2018
The Foley City Council voted unanimously during their Nov. 7 council meeting to raise the city water/sewer rates for 2018. The new 2018 rates are roughly the equivalent of a 5% increase over 2017 rates. Foley residents will see an increase to their minimum water/sewer bill from $79.29 to $83.49.

Rates are effective upon publication, Jan. 1, 2018. Foley residents will see the new rates reflected in their first quarter 2018 water/sewer utility bills scheduled to arrive in mailboxes in April 2018. Late fees for water/sewer bills will also increase from $10.00 to $25.00 per quarter. To see the official press release and increases to the City Fee Schedule, click on the press release below.

For more information: Foley City Council Votes to Raise Water/Sewer Rates and Fees for 2018 (Nov. 9, 2017)




Nominations for Foley Citizen of the Year Award Now Being Accepted

The Foley Area Chamber of Commerce has created a Citizen of the Year Award Program to recognize one person that has displayed outstanding dedication and contribution to the community during the proceeding year.  Nomination forms must be completed and received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2018, to be eligible.

For more information: Citizen of the Year Nomination Form


Automatic Withdrawal Payment Option

Beginning in January 2018, a new payment option will be available for your water/sewer utility service. The new option will allow you to pay your water bill directly from a checking or savings account through automatic withdrawal.

To set up the direct payment option, please print out the form below and mail to City Hall along with a voided check/deposit slip.

Please Note:

  • Automatic withdrawal customers will still receive copies of their water/sewer bill in the mail every quarter.
  • The bill will be clearly marked with the message, “DO NOT PAY – DIRECT PAYMENT.”
  • Please remember to update your account records to show you have paid your bill.











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.

The City of Foley is now offering a $20 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 UpdateFoley MN Police Department
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.

For more information: MN 23 Crash Reduction Project Update (Feb. 24, 2017) ; WCCO Interview with Chief McMillin and Sheriff Heck




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