Water distributed to over 9,000 homes and 500 businesses in Savage has passed all health standards required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and administered by the Minnesota Department of Health. A report outlining the materials that are present in the water and the levels found is available online. The City of Savage issues the Consumer Confidence Report annually in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Aspiring entrepreneurs in Scott County have a new resource to help them get an idea for a business or expansion off the ground. Open to Business is now available to provide lending assistance and free business advice.
Poorly maintained buildings negatively affect the health of occupants and the appearance of the neighborhood. The City of Savage frequently receives complaints on the condition of exterior residential and commercial buildings, which is common for a growing and developing community.
Previously, there was no code in place to address these issues. In June, the City Council passed the Exterior Building Maintenance Ordinance. This allows staff to follow up on complaints of this nature. The ordinance addresses broken windows, peeling paint, deteriorated roofs, graffiti, and other issues.
To learn more about this ordinance, contact the Building Division at 952-882-2650, or file a complaint online.
Registration for the 2014 Night to Unite celebration is open until July 25. Those planning block parties for August 5 should make sure they are signed up with the Savage Police Department if they would like a fire truck, ambulance or squad car to make an appearance. Registration is free and can be done online.
Results from the 2014 Community Survey will be presented to the City Council on July 7, with publication to follow. The survey is conducted every two years to measure residents’ opinions on services provided by the City of Savage.
Evidence at City Hall would indicate that the economy in Savage is turning around, but City officials aren’t taking anything for granted. “Activity is brisk, the City is in good financial shape and development has increased,” said City Administrator Barry Stock. “Even so, we still need to exercise fiscal restraint and be diligent in how we allocate our resources.”
As more people are outdoors this time of year, the City of Savage reminds citizens to be conscious of the noise they may be generating. City Ordinance 95.05 prohibits excessive noise levels that can disrupt the neighborhood’s peace. Those suspected of violating the ordinance may be subject to a warning or a citation from the Savage Police Department.
Recreational fire permit applications may be completed online. Those wishing to have a recreational fire are advised to complete the online form and print a copy before pressing the “submit” button. The copy will be needed for verification should the Savage Police or Fire departments receive a complaint about the fire. Those who do not have access to the Internet may request a permit by calling 952-882-2660 or visiting Savage City Hall at 6000 McColl Drive, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City code prohibits weeds which have gone or are about to go to seed, and the growth of grass to a height greater than 10 inches. Property owners who receive notice of a violation are given 7 days to eradicate the weeds and/or cut the grass. If an owner fails to comply, the City will take action to bring the property in compliance and all costs incurred will be assessed and affixed to the property’s taxes. To report a tall grass or weed issue, please contact Public Works at 952-224-3400 or submit an online code violation reporting form.
Summer Registration | Savage Recreation offers many opportunities to fill long summer days with fun things to do. Popular programs include an 8-week park program, youth sports, nature and theater camps, bike rodeo and golf lessons. Read on to learn more, and register early to secure your spot and to avoid program cancellations.
Youth Tennis – Savage Recreation offers tennis lessons for children as young as age three. Summer Sessions 2 and 3 for all groups, 3 years to 8th grade, are still open. The registration deadlines are July 1 for Session 2, July 15 for Session 3, and July 29 for Session 4.
Floor Hockey Camp – For 6- to 12-year-olds, from 9 a.m. to noon, July 14-17 at Woodhill Park. Learn fundamental skills of floor hockey. Register by July 6.
Cheerleading, Dance, Tumbling Camp – For 4- to 8-year-olds, from 9 a.m. to noon, July 14-17, at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center (ELC). Explore cheerleading, dance and tumbling in a fun and non-competitive setting. Register by July 6.
Ultimate Frisbee Camp – For 8- to 14-year-olds, from 1 to 4 p.m., July 21-24, at Savage Community Park. Learn all there is to know about the fastest growing sport on high school and college campuses. Register by July 13.
Flag Football Camp – For 6- to 12-year-olds, from 9 a.m. to noon, July 28-31, at Savage Community Park. Learn the rules of flag football while working on team play and sportsmanship. Register by July 20.
Frozen Musical Theater Class (New Sessions Added!) – For 4-year-olds to 4th-graders, from 9 a.m. to noon, July 21 and 23; and Aug 4 and 6 at the ELC. Dance and sing to the music from Frozen and put together your own show! Register by July 13 and 27, respectively.
Teen Beach Movie Musical Theater Class – For 2nd- to 6th-graders, from 9 a.m. to noon, July 22 and 24, at the ELC. Learn songs and dances from the hit, Teen Beach Movie, and put together your own show. Register by July 13.
Pickleball | Pickleball courts are available at City parks, including O’Connell, 5165 South Park Drive; and Community, 13550 Dakota Ave. Pickleball is similar to a large version of ping pong, played with wooden paddles and a plastic vented ball. Rules and additional information on the game may be found at usapa.org.