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Boulevard Tree Trimming
Each year a portion of Cottage Grove is chosen to have the Boulevard trees trimmed. Boulevard trees on the list and located in the City’s right-of-way will be trimmed beginning in December (weather permitting). The boulevard, typically 10 to 15 feet from the curb to the property line, is part of the street right-of-way. Residents are asked to remove holiday lights on boulevard trees to eliminate safety hazards or damage to the lights.
Spring Road Weight Restrictions
2020 Spring Road Restrictions will go into effect - March 6, 2020
2020 Spring Weight Restrictions are posted on Cottage Grove streets. See map below and purchase a weight restriction map from Public Works if your vehicle exceeds the weight limits. Questions? 651-458-2808
MnDOT limits truck weights to prevent damage to roads weakened during the spring thaw. Beginning and ending dates for spring load restrictions will be established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change. Actual dates are determined by the State.
Hydrant Flushing will begin April 6, 2020 (weather permitting)
To protect the City's water supply, all Cottage Grove water mains are flushed in the spring and fall. Public Works Department employees flush the water mains by opening each of the 1300 plus fire hydrants in Cottage Grove. The sudden rush of water loosens and removes accumulated mineral deposits from the lines. This process often causes discoloration of your water in the home. If you are experiencing water discoloration it is recommended that you run all your cold water taps in your home until the water runs clear again.
Street Sweeping will resume April 6, 2020 (weather permitting)
Cottage Grove conducts Spring Street Sweeping to remove the residual sand resulting from snow and ice control maintenance. All curbed streets are swept full width. Spring Street Sweeping occurs typically in April (weather permitting). Fall Street Sweeping is used to help keep storm sewers clean and usually occurs in September (weather permitting).
Spring Cleanup Day
The annual spring cleanup day is held once per year on the first Saturday in May at the Public Works located at 8635 West Pt Douglas Rd.
Click here for the 2020 Public Works Spring Cleanup Flyer!
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Work Order Form
Please follow the link below if you need assistance from the Public Works Department or call 651-458-2808. This number is answered 24/7 in case of an emergency.
Arbor Day Celebration
With help from volunteers on Arbor Day, the park space near Kingston Park will be home to newly planted trees. Come help grow our urban forest; bring your shovels and work gloves for a morning of planting trees to strengthen our park system. All ages are welcome.
In return… we will give you a tree to take home and plant in your yard. Plant a Tree - Get a Tree!
All residents are also encouraged to remove buckthorn from their property. Please 458-2808 by April 24 for free curbside disposal of buckthorn.
Date - April 25, 2020
Place - Kingston Park
Time - 9:00 am
Reminder - Nov. 1 through March 31, the Cottage Grove Winter Parking Ban is in effect. To facilitate plowing, parking on city streets is banned between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from November 1 through March 31.
City ordinance No. 6-2-1 also prohibits on-street parking anytime there is a snowfall event, until after the street has been completely plowed. This applies to any hour of the day, any time of the year. This allows the snowplow drivers to work safely and efficiently during the storm.
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The Public Works Streets division will begin snow removal when there is two inches or more of accumulated snow in the City. The process of snow removal from City streets, walking trails and sidewalks takes anywhere from six to eight hours to complete to ensure city residents safe traveling conditions. All of the Public Works divisions including Utilities, Parks Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance assist the Streets division in snow removal to ensure the quickest and safest snow removal for the City’s residents.
Public Works Open House
Mark your calendar! The next Public Works Open House will be fall of 2021.
Cottage Grove residents of all ages are invited to enjoy displays and demonstrations of Public Works big rigs, snow plows, dump trucks, tractors and mowers. Also enjoy a hay ride, inflatable bouncers, balloon animals, face painting and food. There will be several area vendors on location with plenty of freebies!