The two words, Naturally Resourceful, serve as the City’s tagline. But what exactly does that mean?
Initially, one might think the tagline describes Savage’s environmental features. While it is true that this city has a wonderful array of rivers, streams, lakes, hills, valleys and wetlands, “Naturally Resourceful” actually is intended to sum up the way in which the City of Savage conducts business and provides services. It also serves as a reminder of the City’s promise to its customers, which is to provide “expert resources and honest communications to advance our community.” In other words, the City is committed to doing what comes naturally and using its resources to effectively and efficiently deliver services.
So, what are those things that come naturally? Staff and leaders at the City possess a sense of honesty, integrity, compassion, teamwork and resourcefulness that ensure the job gets done in a way that considers and weighs the impacts of all those involved. Our Building Department, for example, has highly trained inspectors who will gladly guide do-it-yourselfers through their projects to ensure they meet code the first time.
And what are those resources that are being used to deliver services? There is a method of operation at the City of Savage whereby employees and officials instinctively call on others to help accomplish a task. It could be a fellow staff member who has a specific skill, or an outside agency that focuses on a particular subject area. By forming progressive partnerships, the City is able to provide services to the community at a cost that is lower than if it had attempted the same project on its own.
The City of Savage wants your community to be the very best that it can be. To that end, the organization will continue to use its resources and natural abilities to deliver a high level of services that those who live, visit or work here can rely on and afford.
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A public information meeting is scheduled for May 5, 2016 from 5 to 6 pm. at Savage City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive to discuss the Wellhead Protection Plan for the City’s drinking water supply wells. Information pertaining to the delineation of the wellhead protection area, drinking water supply management area, and vulnerability of the wells and aquifers will be discussed. The public is welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Kilmers, Utility Services Superintendent at 952-224-3400.
Before going to the polls, everyone is encouraged to verify where they go to vote. Precinct boundaries and polling locations have recently changed to accommodate the population growth and increase in voters in Savage. Find your correct polling location using the precinct map, or go to mnvotes.org. This link also provides information on how to register to vote, absentee voting, and a preview of what is on your ballot. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 952-882-2660.
No, electrical inspections are performed by the State Electrical Inspector, Terry Krominga. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM only. His phone number is 507-665-3205. Electrical permits can be obtained on the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry website.
Annual Contractor Registration is completed on the City of Savage website for all mechanical, plumbing and water/sewer contractors. You may upload all required documents to the online form or fax to 952-882-2656. Credit card payment for the annual $35.00 registration fee can be made at the City's online Payment Center.
The purpose of a building permit is to provide minimum construction standards established by the International Code Council so as to provide safeguards for life or limb, health, property and welfare by regulating design, construction, materials, use and the type of occupancy of all buildings. A building permit must be obtained any time a building or structure is erected, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, converted or demolished. The average turn around time is 10 business days.
The Department of Commerce recommends the following steps before you hire a contractor.
Smoke detectors are required for the entire house when remodeling or finishing a basement. Smoke detectors must be hard wired with battery backup in the newly remodeled areas. They should be interconnected whenever possible.
A building permit is only required for sheds that exceed 200 square feet in size. Contact the Planning Department for additional requirements or special permits that may apply.
No, unless it exceeds 7 feet in height. Please refer to the fence handout for fence requirements.
If the wall is over 4 feet tall, a building permit is required. Engineering or manufacturer's specifications will also be required. The retaining wall may not encroach in the drainage of the property. Contact the City of Savage Engineering Department for questions related to drainage issues.
The City of Savage cannot provide homeowners this type of inspection service. The City performs inspections on active permits only. Independent inspectors can be hired to do these types of troubleshooting inspections.
The City of Savage performs inspections only on active building permits. Refer to the Minnesota Attorney General Handbook for information on tenants rights and responsibilities.
The Parks and Recreation Division is responsible for providing and maintaining our comprehensive park, trail and open space system and offering year round recreation opportunities for all. This includes operating the Sports Center (November through March) and the McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center (ELC) located in Community Park. To ensure easy accessibility and the highest level of customer care for all of these park and recreational facilities, the Park and Recreation Department is moving back to the Public Works building located at 13770 Dakota Avenue, on the corner of Connelly Parkway and Dakota Avenue. Effective May 1, 2016, residents wanting to register in person for any Parks and Recreation program, make a reservation for the McColl Pond ELC, or reserve a picnic shelter can do so at the Public Works building, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. For questions or more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 952-224-3420.
Starting April 18, the eastbound lanes of McColl Drive (CR-16), between Dakota Ave (CR-27) and Taylor Drive, will be fully closed for installation of a new turn lane at Hampshire Ave. This section of McColl Drive will be closed for two weeks. One west bound lane of McColl Drive will remain open during this project.
Questions may be directed to the Public Works Department at 952-224-3400.
Summer Recreation Registration Date | The Discover Savage Spring/ Summer activity brochure is out! Savage Recreation offers a variety of programs for a variety of age-groups at affordable prices. Savage residents can register online and in-office starting on Tuesday, April 5 at 8 a.m. Registration for non-residents opens Thursday, April 7. If you have questions regarding your online account, please call our office prior to registration day at 952-224-3420.
Let's Play! Music Together® | Let's Play! Music Together® includes an 8-week, 45 minute session for children birth to age 5 that creates a playful atmosphere in which both the child and adult can find the music maker in themselves. Fee includes lesson, CD and digital download, songbooks and suggestions for home. Registration deadline is April 10. Learn more.
Open Pickleball | Join Open Pickleball Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon at Savage Community Park. Open Pickleball allows all ages and skill levels to participate in rotating games. Participants will play at Savage Community Park and will be divided by ability. No pre-registration is required.
Now Hiring Seasonal Staff! | Join the Savage Parks and Recreation team this summer! We're hiring for a variety of positions including park maintenance, summer sports, playground day camps, facility supervisor, youth coordinator, and more. For a complete list including job descriptions and pay, visit us online or call the Savage Job Line at 952-882-2651.
Based on feedback from participants, registration numbers, and the evolving needs of the our community, Savage Recreation has modified some of the traditional summer activities as well as added new programs to better serve Savage residents.
New opportunities include:
Savage residents can register online and in-office starting on Tuesday, April 5 at 8 a.m. Registration for non-residents opens Thursday, April 7. Questions regarding programs or online accounts may contact our office prior to registration day at 952-224-3420. Together we will explore, play, discover, and create!