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.
City of Foley Awarded a Transportation Alternatives grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
City Hall is excited to announce that the City of Foley was awarded a Transportation Alternatives grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The $483,075 grant will help fund pedestrian improvements to Highway 23 and 25 in Foley.
What does this mean?
These improvements will help to increase safety for our drivers, walkers and bikers in Foley as well as for Foley students walking to school across Highway 23.
Improvements will be constructed with a larger MnDOT project in 2022. More information will be released as project schedules become available.
For more information:
2018 Swimming Lessons Online Registration To Open May 16
Swimming lesson online registration will run from May 16 – 31. Sign up will then continue in person at the Pool House beginning June 6 during open pool hours and will continue based on lesson availability.
2018 Lesson Schedule
- No refunds will be given on swimming lessons.
- If you sign up for one class and you need to change classes, we will do our best to accommodate the change based on availability.
- If a class is canceled due to not enough sign ups and another class time is not available, in this instance we will issue a refund.
- The Foley Pool only accepts cash or checks.
For more information: Foley Swimming Lessons
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.
For more information: Life Guards and Swimming Instructors; WSI Certification Class – Foley Community Education
MnDot awards Safe Routes to School grants
Foley will receive a planning assistance grant in support of the Safe Routes to School program.
Safe Routes to School is an international program to increase physical activity, improve health and reduce traffic congestion around schools by making it safer and easier for students to walk and bicycle to school. Planning assistance grants provide communities the resources to convene a team, prioritize strategies and identify solutions.
Read the full news release from the MN Department of Transportation for more details!
Notice of Bid Opportunity
Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the City Administrator until 9:00 a.m, Friday, April 27, 2018, at the City Hall at 251 Fourth Avenue North, PO Box 709, Foley, MN 56329-0709, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material for the construction of 2018 Dewey Street, 2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue, and Gopher Avenue Improvements.
For more information: Sarah Brunn Foley City Administrator, 320-968-7260; Bid Opportunity Page
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.
- 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 One-Time Dog Licenses Available at City Hall
Foley residents are required to purchase 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.
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