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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.

Notices


Seasonal Water System Maintenance May Cause Temporary Water Discoloration
Foley Public Works will be flushing the city water system this spring as part of routine maintenance of the water system. If you encounter discolored water during this period, you can run the cold, unsoftened tap for a few minutes to clear it up. The discoloration is not harmful to humans or animals. The color change is due to water sitting in the larger mains and the iron settles out. The sediment sits on the bottom of the main until the water flow is increased. The flushing process stirs up the sedimentation in the pipe and the water turns black or brown. This process also cleans out the stagnated water in the mains that have little water usage. If you have any questions, please call Foley Public Works at 320-968-4082.


Foley Future Land Use Plan
The City of Foley is expected to add 300 to 800 new residents and 120 to 325 new households by the year 2040. Most of this growth will likely occur after investments are made to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility. This includes a pipe that will run from Foley to the regional treatment facility in St. Cloud. The project will address aging infrastructure needs, while adding capacity for future development. The project is currently on track for construction to start late summer or fall of 2021 with completion in 2022.
We recognize the City has the potential to grow and that property owners have an interest in developing their land.
To help answer these questions, the City commissioned a land use study to determine how to achieve preferred land use patterns (developments) that align with our values.

Vaccine information from Benton County Public Health
For more information: Benton County COVID-19 Vaccine

Orderly Annexation Joint Planning Agreement – Foley and Gilmanton Township

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Foley City Council Votes to Raise Sewer Rate and Fees for 2021
The Foley City Council voted unanimously during their Jan. 5 council meeting to raise the city sewer rate for 2021. The new 2021 sewer rate is roughly the equivalent of a 10% increase over the 2020 rates.

Foley residents will see an increase to their minimum water/sewer bill from $92.73 to $97.63.

Rates are effective upon publication, Jan. 1, 2021. Foley residents will see the new rates reflected in their first quarter 2021 water/sewer utility bills scheduled to arrive in mailboxes in April 2021.

 

 

 



The Benton County Government Center provides DMV services and has now reopened

Attention Drivers: Foley City Hall does not offer DMV Services or behind the wheel and written driver tests.
If you need to schedule a test, you will need to schedule online at the website below.
An online version of the written test is also now available to be taken with a proctor.
The Benton County Government Center provides DMV services and has now reopened.  They are available for walk-ins for tabs, titles and standard driver’s licenses.  Enhanced or Real ID requests require an appointment.  Please call 968-5010 with questions or to schedule an appointment. You may need to leave a message for staff to call you back as they work through the backlog of requests.

 

 


Notice of City Board Positions Available

As of January 1, 2021, there will be positions available on various City boards. The terms of these positions vary from one to four years. Anyone interested in being considered for appointment or with questions please contact City Hall at 320-968-7260, or P.O. Box 709, Foley, MN 56329.

  • Health Board
  • Library Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Economic Development Authority

For more information: Annual Appointments and Meetings; Board and Commissions Service Application Form


Rural Broadband Coalition Launches Speed Test Initiative

The Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition announced on Aug. 3 the launch of the Minnesota Speed Test Initiative. Cities are encouraged to ask their residents to take the broadband speed test, which will provide data to make better decisions on broadband infrastructure spending.
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The City of Foley Responds to Coronavirus

  • Per the Governor’s order, masks must be worn inside public buildings. People with medical conditions are exempt from wearing a mask.
  • The city encourages everyone to use alternative methods of communication to help prevent the spread of viruses (phone, email, website, drop box, etc.).
  • Follow city communications through our usual channels (website, Facebook, Twitter).
  • Follow the advice of official county, state and federal organizations such as Benton County Public Health, Minnesota Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Stay home if you are sick, keep calm and wash your hands.

Resources For Small Businesses

You can now sign up for emergency text alerts from Benton County. Sign up through the Swift911 Portal at this link.


MnDOT Hwy 23 – Foley to Milaca Project Information

MnDOT will improve 13.5 miles of Highway 23 from Foley to Milaca in 2022.

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Foley City Council Temporarily Allows Expanded Outdoor Seating; City Hall Open by Appointment Only

On May 21, the City Council passed an interim ordinance that would temporarily allow expanded outdoor seating. A permit is required and can be obtained by restricted businesses by contacting City Hall.

You can read the ordinance at this link: An Interim Ordinance Temporarily Allowing Expanded Outdoor Seating (May 21)

The council also voted to allow City Hall to open by appointment only until June 3. Call City Hall at 320-968-7260 to schedule an appointment.


Picnic Areas, Skate Park, and Playground Equipment Open to Public
The city has decided to reopen the playground and picnic areas in Holdridge, Lion’s, and Norway Parks.

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to use the park equipment, it will be at your own risk. The picnic tables, benches, and playground equipment will not be sanitized by city personnel. Please practice social distancing and remember to wash your hands frequently.

The bathrooms at Holdridge and Lion’s Park will remain closed at this time.

 

 


 

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 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.


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