Spring Park Quarterly Newsletter
Green Leaf
From Your Mayor

Keeping the city clean and beautiful is a passion of mine and one which is felt by many of our citizens.  It's also a mission that cannot be accomplished by just City Council or city staff or residents.  It is a joint effort.  We lead by your input.  Here's what I've noticed over the past couple of months.
1)   The city clean-up in May was a great success.  We feel this budget item is a keeper.  Having the spring and fall clean-up's allow our residents the ability to have unwanted items hauled away instead of piling up in homes or outside the homes.  Again, driving down the road the night before the clean-up shows how important this service is to the residents.  Lots of people participate!   Thank you. 

2)   The public hearing for outdoor storage ordinance was well attended.  The Planning Commission has received public support and positive feedback for their proposed clean-up initiative in the residential district.  They are actively working on the proposal with plans to bring it to the City Council by the end of summer. 

3)   Upcoming projects - This summer we will be seal coating the tennis courts.  We are also in the process of replacing the retaining wall on West Arm Road West.  Both of these projects are important maintenance items.

4)   Council Members Hughes and Pavot are assessing the current equipment at our public parks to determine if there is a need to upgrade.  If you have thoughts on the topic of playground equipment and other equipment at the parks, now is the time to share.
We live in a beautiful area, especially at this time of year.  It's wonderful to see people using the trail and parks.  Thank you for taking an active role in keeping our city clean and please contact me with your thoughts. 
Thank you for electing me to such a great Council,

Jerry Rockvam

 From the City Desk Green Leaf 2

Comprehensive Plan Update
The Comprehensive Planning process for the City of Spring Park has begun! Every 10 years, the Metropolitan Council mandates that we update our plans for the City's future. This year, we are looking forward to 2040 and the Comprehensive Plan Committee will address housing, land use, neighborhood issues, transportation, utilities, sustainability, and parks and trails.
Do you have an opinion or some insight on one of the topics listed above? We will be hosting meetings and events throughout 2017 to give you a chance to give us your input. Information regarding the process and a schedule of events will be regularly updated on the City's website at www.ci.spring-park.mn.us/2040plan . We look forward to shaping the future of Spring Park with you!
Spirit of the Lakes Festival
The 2017 Spirit of the Lakes Festival will be on Friday and S at u rda y, July 21 and 22 at Surfside Park in Mound . Visit www.spiritofthelakes.com for more information and a schedule of events.

Parks & Recreation Updates

Tennis Court at Thor Thompson Park
In July , c rack repairs will be completed on the tennis court at Thor Thompson  P a rk. T he tennis court will also be re-striped to include adding pickleball lines so that more recreational opportunities are available to residents.  

City Council Looking at Upgrading Playground Equi pment
The City Council is researching design options for the pla y ground  areas at the City's two parks. Council  Members Gary Hughes and  M egan Pavot are touring the parks, meeting with  playground equipment c onsultants, and recommending improvements to the full City Council.


The main focus is to create a fun, safe, and accessible en v ironment for children so that families in the community will be able to utilize and enjoy the City's parks on a more frequent basis.

Pet Reminders
Do Your Doo-Doo Duty ~Pick Up After Your Pet
Please remember when you are walking your dog that you are responsible for the cleanup and disposal of your animal's defecation on either public or private property, city sidewalks or parks. Help keep Spring Park clean!
Leash Laws ~Even Dogs Like Stylish Accessories
It is responsibility of every pet owner to k
eep their animal under restraint. People have the right to walk in the City without being confronted by loose dogs.   

~ Meet Bailey ~
the newest employee
at Norling's Landscapes

Little Free Library

Take a Book, Leav e a Book

Be sure to stop by the new "Little Free  Library" on the  corner of Hazeldell & Mapleton Avenues to find your next summer read. It is a wonderful addition to the City. Thank you, Shirley Bren!


Recycling Info

Help Fight Food Waste
Food waste is a big issue - 40 percent of food is wasted in the U.S. But people don't often think they contribute to the food waste problem. Most consumers think they waste less food than the average person. The reasons they waste food are related to good intentions - people want to eat healthy, be a generous host, be good caretakers, and be adventurous eaters.
With some simple strategies, we can all help cut back on food waste - it's good for the wallet and good for the environment.
A special "Save the Food" insert was included with all utility bills this month. More tips to help fight food waste can be found at www.savethefood.com .
Spring Park
City of Spring Park, Minnesota
4349 Warren Ave
Spring Park, MN  55384


Summer 2017
Spring Park
In This Issue
From Your Mayor
From the City Desk
Mark Your Calendar
Mark Your Calendar 
Council Meetings :     
7 p.m. 
Jul 10, 17; Aug 7, 21; Sep 5 (Tue), 18 
Council Work Sessions:
6 p.m. 
Jul 17; Aug 21; Sep 13

Planning Commission
7 p.m. 
Jul 12; Aug 9; Sep 13 

No Sort Recycling:
Fridays Jul 14, 28; Aug 11, 25; Sep 9 (Sat), 22
Utility Bills Due:
Monday, August 7
Office Closed:
Jul 4, Sep 4 

Summer Hours:
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Mon - Thurs 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Begin Regular Hours: Sep 5
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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City Officials & Staff  

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


Mound Fire Department

2415 Wilshire Blvd

Mound, MN 55364-1001

Phone: (952) 472-3555


Orono Police Department:

2730 Kelley Parkway

Orono, MN 55356

Phone: (952) 249-2700 Main

(952) 258-5321 (Non emergency)

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Spring Park City Hall
4349 Warren Ave
Spring Park, MN  55384
Phone: (952) 471-9051
Fax: (952) 471-9160




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(Begin May 29)

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