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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 Hall Construction 2018
Crazy awesome things are happening at City Hall! Please pardon our dust as we make some improvements. Check back here for more pictures!
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’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 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.
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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