Information on Buckthorn

, November 13, 2014 | Posted in Public Works

By Thomas Horwath, City Forester During the last two weekends of October residents were allowed to drop off buckthorn cut from private property to the city dump free of charge. About 200 residents took advantage of this. About 20 years ago few of …
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Happy Public Works Week!

, May 23, 2014 | Posted in Public Works

Last Saturday, we hosted an Open House at our facility to kick off National Public Works Week. We had a great deal of fun and I want to thank each of you that attended. I can assure you that the …
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Big Trucks!

, May 2, 2014 | Posted in Public Works

In honor and recognition of National Public Works Week, the Edina Public Works Department is hosting an Open House 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 17! See the equipment needed to operate a water system, learn more about our Public Works …
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Clearing Hydrants

, March 6, 2014 | Posted in Public Works

There has been multiple social media interactions (Facebook, Nextdoor, etc) during the past week or so about the clearing of hydrants of snow to keep them operational for the Fire Department to use in case of an emergency. Since the …
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The Age of Maintenance

, July 11, 2013 | Posted in Public Works

Last Sunday’s (July 7, 2013) StarTribune “Opinion Exchange” had an interesting article titled “The Age of Maintenance.” The article’s author Peter Leschak looks into the historical relationship of taxation, infrastructure and expansion, drawing heavily from historian Walter Prescott Webb’s “The Great …
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Rain, Storm Damage and Ground Water

, July 5, 2013 | Posted in Public Works

It seems I spend as much time commenting on the weather as I do writing about the work we do at Public Works and Parks Maintenance, but the truth is that much of what we do is weather dependent. The …
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Arbor Day

, April 25, 2013 | Posted in Public Works

By Tom Horwath, City Forester Even though April 26 is Arbor Day in Minnesota, we have postponed the City’s Arbor Day celebration to Friday, May 3. That’s just fine, because May is actually Arbor Month! This year it is especially …
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Will There Ever Be A Rainbow?

, April 5, 2013 | Posted in Public Works

Fans of “The Simpsons” may recognize this as the title of C. Montgomery Burns’ autobiography. Excellent. But seriously, this winter weather is getting ridiculous. The forecast at lunch today said chance of snow not once but twice in the next …
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Friendly Reminders During Snow Season

, February 25, 2013 | Posted in Public Works

As we enter the home stretch of another Minnesota winter, the snow banks are still growing, driveways are a bit narrower and we still have March – and the inevitable state tournament snow storm which we have come to expect. …
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Water Meters and EMF

, February 22, 2013 | Posted in Public Works

Perhaps you’ve seen the latest Letter to the Editor in the Sun Current (Vol. 43, No. 7, Feb. 14, 2013).  “Do you know what electromagnetic frequency (EMF) is?” is the lead sentence.  The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of all …
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