Spring Park Quarterly Newsletter
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Green Leaf
From Your Mayor
City Hall Front Door

Spring Park has transformed dramatically since it's formation. I've been fortunate to witness many of the changes as we've grown from rural to suburban. These changes have been positive, but I think it's time to take another look at our city beautification plan. As many of our long term residents will agree, we often overlook some things in town just because they've "been that way". It's no different than overlooking clutter in your house, garage, or office. It's just there and you don't even notice it anymore. Well you don't notice it until someone else points it out. And that's what has happened. When I went out knocking on doors during the campaign, one recurring theme I heard was a desire to see the city "cleaner". Here's a challenge for our residents, the next time you drive to the store or work, take a look around, and then ask, "do we need to update our outdoor storage ordinances?"
The planning commission has worked very hard on this issue throughout 2016-2017 and they have drafted some proposals to enhance our outdoor storage ordinance.  They need your feedback. There is a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at City Hall. Mark your calendars! Come up to City Hall and share your thoughts on the amendments they are proposing. Once they receive feedback they will finalize their plan and present it to the City Council for consideration. This is a "front line" way for you to have impact on the beautification of your city. 
Finally, we had the opportunity to honor Alan Bell at the City Council Meeting on March 20, 2017 by resolution. As we talk about image and Spring Park, Alan Bell is an important ingredient. The reason the City of Spring Park designated March 29, 2017 as "Alan Bell Day" has to do with the following conversation that most of our residents have had at one point or another. The conversation typically starts with someone asking you where you live and your answer of "Spring Park" is still met with confusion. You further elaborate, "Have you ever been to Lord Fletcher's Restaurant? That's in Spring Park". Their eyes light up and they instantly know where Spring Park is located. Alan Bell was the President of Lord Fletcher's Restaurant. In addition, he served as the original manager and Maitre d' for over 33 years. He served our residents in his restaurant and in our city by addressing concerns. For example, he formed the Cardigan Club which was a liaison-style group to implement policies and maintain a friendly "good neighbor" atmosphere. We are proud of what Lord Fletcher's has done to put Spring Park on the national/international map and thank Alan Bell for his part.
Happy Spring from Your Mayor,

Jerry Rockvam
Deer Island
From the City Desk Green Leaf 2

Outdoor Storage Public Hearing ~ 
How Much Outdoor Storage Is Too Much? 
When Does Outdoor Clutter Become A Nuisance?

Planning Commission Public Hearing ~
May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Visit the City's website at www.ci.spring-park.mn.us/storage to view summary information and the draft outdoor storage and nuisance ordinances prior to the public hearing.

Any residents who have comments, positive or negative, regarding the draft ordinance should attend the public hearing on May 10 or submit written comments to staff via email to  tschyma@ci.spring-park.mn.us or dtolsma@ci.spring-park.mn.us. Please call City Hall at (952) 471-9051 if, after reviewing the draft ordinance, you have specific questions as to how the changes could impact your property.

Wilshire Blvd Closure & Spring Park Detour
Please see the below map regarding the closure of Wilshire Boulevard and the Cooks Bay Bridge. The road Closure is set for April 3 and it will be a full closure of the stretch from just north of the Cooks Bay Bridge abutments through the Bradford intersection. Expect significant traffic at the Interlachen/Co 15 interchange as everyone on the Island will have to divert thru that intersection all year long.
Orono Police and Mound Fire have created plans for emergency responses. Also, Orono Police will provide increased visibility at that intersection for the first two weeks of the Wilshire closure.
Orono Police have said that all complaints regarding traffic, etc. should be sent to their non-emergency number at (952) 249-4700. They would like to be able to chart the hours of the worst traffic so that they can provide additional assistance during those times.

Alan W. Bell Day
March 29, 2017 was declared "Alan W. Bell Day" by the City Council. Mayor Rockvam presented Alan Bell with a City Council resolution honoring his commitment and service to Spring Park.

Planning Commission
Bruce Homan was appointed to the Planning Commission on April 3.

Spring Clean-Up Day
Saturday, May 20 is the semi-annual cleanup event for Spring Park residents and businesses.

Yard Waste Removal
The City contracts with the Mulch Store to provide residents with a yard waste drop-off site located in Minnetrista. Spring Park residents (non-commercial) can dispose of yard waste from April 1 until Thanksgiving weekend. 

Summer Hours Reminder
City Hall summer office hours are effective Monda y, May 29 (Memorial Day) and run  through Friday, September 1 (Labor Day weekend).

Hydrant Flushing
Hydrants will be flushed in late April/early May.

Spring Park
City of Spring Park, Minnesota
4349 Warren Ave
Spring Park, MN  55384


Spring 2017
Spring Park
In This Issue
From Your Mayor
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Mark Your Calendar
Mark Your Calendar 
Council Meetings :     
7 p.m. 
Apr 3, 17; May 1, 15; Jun 5, 19 
Council Work Sessions:
6 p.m. 
Apr 17; May 15; Jun 19

Planning Commission
7 p.m. 
Apr 12; May 10; Jun 14 

Open Book Meeting:
6 p.m. 
Wednesday, Apr 19

No Sort Recycling:
Fridays Apr 7, 21; May 5, 19; Jun 3 (Sat), 16, 30
Utility Bills Due:
Monday, May 8
Spring Clean-Up Day: 
Sat, May 20
Spring Park Residents Only 
Office Closed:
May 29 

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Memorial Day to Labor Day
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Fri 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
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Mayor: Jerry Rockvam
 Council Members:
Pamela Horton
Gary Hughes
Catherine Kane Palen
Megan Pavot

Chair: Jeff Hoffman

Max Avalos

Bruce Homan

Pete Kaczanowski  

Michael Mason


Administrator: Dan Tolsma
City Clerk: Theresa Schyma
Public Works:
Dallas Roggeman
Office Assistant/Utility Clerk: Sharon Farniok


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2415 Wilshire Blvd

Mound, MN 55364-1001

Phone: (952) 472-3555


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2730 Kelley Parkway

Orono, MN 55356

Phone: (952) 249-2700 Main

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Spring Park City Hall
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Spring Park, MN  55384
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(Begin May 29)

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