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Streets within the 2019 Street Reconstruction Project area are identified within the City’s Capital Improvement Plan for reconstruction. The roadways included within this project were selected as part of the City’s Pavement Management Program. This program is used by the City to manage and extend the pavement life of our streets and select improvement projects in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Proposed work includes street reconstruction and storm sewer improvements, which includes spot curb and gutter replacement and utility repairs. Corrosion protection is proposed on the watermain facilities throughout the project. Download the project location map (PDF), which details the limits of the project.
Construction is anticipated to take place between April and November of 2019. Construction throughout the project area will be phased. More detailed schedule information will be made available to residents on the project web page as the project moves through design and into construction.
This project is proposed to be funded by the City’s Street Capital Improvement Funds and Special Assessments to benefiting properties. The City’s assessment policy is to assess 40% of the street and storm sewer improvements to the benefiting property owners. Estimated assessment amounts will be mailed to all property owners in the project area in late October with the invitation to attend the public hearing for the project.
Residents will have access to their driveways for the majority of the construction project. However, if and when concrete curb and gutter is being replaced in front of your driveway, the City requires a 5-day minimum curing time with no disturbance to the concrete. There also may be short periods during the day where a resident may not have access to his/her driveway due to roadway construction. Property owners will be provided as much advance notification as possible when access to driveways will be restricted.
The contractor will install temporary mailboxes as determined by the Post Office and residents will be notified of their location. The existing mailbox will be salvaged until after construction and reinstalled in a similar location.
Trash pickup in the neighborhood will take place on the same day it currently occurs. The contractor will provide access to the neighborhood to garbage trucks for pickup, or coordinate with the disposal service providers during the occasional exception throughout the project to minimize inconvenience to the residents.
The City of Lakeville has specified the following working hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Work on Saturdays is allowed with permission from the City Engineer. Saturday working hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The on-site construction observer will work to notify residents in advance if work is proposed to take place on a Saturday. No work is permitted on Sundays or holidays.
Sections of maintained lawn that need to be removed for construction will be restored with new seed at the end of the project. The contractor is responsible for watering the new seed for 30-calendar days following installation, after which it is the homeowner’s responsibility. Please do not mow new seed with the rest of your lawn as this will kill it. All residents will receive mailings notifying them of the end dates of the contractor’s seed maintenance period.
The contractor is responsible for protecting, or replacing to their original condition if damaged, most items such as small retaining walls, landscape features or irrigation systems found in the homeowner’s yard. For underground items such as invisible pet fences and irrigation lines, all homeowners are asked to make an effort to mark them so that the contractor can work around them and protect them as much as possible from damage. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to relocate any plantings that will be disturbed by construction; the contractor will not replace plantings with final restoration of the project.
The City completed tree pruning work over the winter months, and also removed trees anticipated to be impacted by construction at that time. Any additional tree removal needs associated with construction activities will be communicated to property owners on a case-by-case basis.
City of Lakeville Ordinance requires the lot purchaser to plant at least two trees on every lot in the plat unless the lot already has two existing trees. One of these trees must be planted in the front yard. For more information, download this handout (PDF).
The revenue of the liquor stores has been used for a variety of projects and buildings, including Lakeville City Hall, fire stations, a portion of Ames Ice Arena, the land for the Dakota County Public Library, and large pieces of equipment such as road graders and fire trucks.
The city voted to enter the liquor business shortly after the repeal of prohibition in 1935. That makes it the oldest operating business in the City of Lakeville.
Non-resident:- Antlers Park (Prime* Shelter A) - $150 per day- Antlers Park (Prime* Shelter B & C) - $125 per day- Antlers & all other shelters (non-prime) - $80 per day- Non-Lakeville business - $225 per day
*Prime: Saturday & Sunday (Memorial through Labor Day weekends)
Tax will be charged on rental fees.
No, renting a shelter or other park amenity does not grant exclusive access to any one party to any public park.
Daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Yes, dogs are permitted in all Lakeville parks as long as they are on a leash.
The lobby hours for administrative purposes, which includes obtaining copies of reports, gun permits, animal control, or other informational items, are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays).
When you call 911 an emergency dispatcher will answer the phone and ask you for details about your situation. Please speak clearly and calmly to the dispatcher. If you dial 911 by accident, please stay on the line and advise the dispatcher that the call to 911 was an accident.
If you dial 911 and hang up without speaking to a dispatcher, a police officer will most likely be sent to the location the call was made from.
The Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) regulates the release of government and law enforcement data. Government data is classified as either Public, Private or Confidential. There may be some information in a report that is public and other information that is classified as private or confidential.
Private data can be accessed only by the person who is the subject of the data, you may be required to show a valid state ID, such as a driver’s license, military ID, or passport as proof of identity. Traffic accident reports are private and only available to those involved in the accident or who have sustained a loss as a result of the accident. Requests by those representing or insuring individuals involved or who sustained a loss must be in writing, and contain the accident information and name of the person they are representing or insuring.
Confidential data can only be accessed by persons specifically authorized.
There may be charges for copies, materials onto which we copy data, mailing costs, charges for creating summary data, etc. which will be communicated by the Police Department Administrative Services. Data Request Form (PDF)
Apply to carry a firearm by downloading this online form from the Department of Public Safety's website (PDF). Bring the completed form to one of the locations below, depending on which county you live in:
If the crash has resulted in an injury or in $1,000 combined damage for all vehicles involved, the drivers involved are required to complete a State of Minnesota Accident Report. This requirement is in place regardless of whether an officer responded to the crash scene or not. You may obtain the form from the Department of Public Safety website.
Yes. - From November 1 to April 1, there is no parking on any city street between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. every day. - No motor vehicle, trailer, boat, or seasonal vehicle shall be parked on any city street for more than 48 hours.
Under 12Sunday-Thursday: 9 p.m.-5 a.m.Friday & Saturday: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Age 12-14Sunday-Thursday: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.Friday & Saturday: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Age 15-17Sunday-Thursday: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.Friday & Saturday: Midnight-5 a.m.
Car seat checks are available at multiple locations. Visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website for a list of locations. Minnesota Department of Public Safety
A body camera is a small, battery-powered camera worn by police officers on their uniform that records both video and audio.
Body cameras will be worn on the upper torso of the officer’s uniform. Each camera comes with three mounting options. The style of uniform worn by the officer will dictate which mounting option is used and how it is placed.
Body cameras are another tool for the City of Lakeville Police Department’s promotion of an honest, transparent and inclusive government. Benefits include increased transparency, improved behaviors, faster resolution of complaints, providing evidence, and improving communication and skills training for officers.
A federal grant will assist in operational costs for the first three years of the program. The program will cost $74,000 annually.
Squad car cameras are still important and complement the use of body cameras. Squad car cameras can provide an overall view of a situation compared to the view of a body camera and could possibly capture events that a body camera could not. The use of both platforms increases the likelihood that incidents are recorded and provide the best documentation of the situation.
Peace officers that have a legitimate, law enforcement-related reason can view the video. If there is a legitimate, specified law enforcement need, LPD can share body camera video data with another law enforcement agency with a request made in writing.
Generally, most body camera video data is “nonpublic” data. The video data is presumptively private and can only be accessible to a person that is on the video. If the video is part of an active criminal investigation, the data is all confidential, even to the person on the video. If the video contains several people, permission needs to be granted by all involved people before the data is released. If an involved person does not consent to the release, they can be “redacted” from the video by having their face blurred and their voice distorted.
Any individual or entity whose image or voice is on the video is considered a data subject.
Redaction is the process of concealing the identity of people on the video by blurring their faces and distorting their voices.
Yes, per Minnesota statute (13.82, subd. 15), a law enforcement agency can release nonpublic, private or confidential video if it will aid in the law enforcement process, promote public safety or dispel widespread rumor or unrest.
Per Minnesota statute (13.825, subd. 2(5)(b) a law enforcement agency may redact or withhold access to portions of data that are public when the data is “clearly offensive to common sensibilities.”
Officers shall activate their body cameras when responding to all calls for service and during all law enforcement-related encounters and activities, including but not limited to pursuits, investigative stops of motorists and pedestrians, arrests, searches, suspect interviews and interrogations, and during any police/citizen contacts that becomes adversarial. However, officers need not activate their cameras when it would be unsafe, impossible, or impractical to do so, but such instances of not recording when otherwise required must be thoroughly documented.
When officers determine that there is not a law enforcement need for recording, they may deactivate their body cameras.
Officers have no affirmative duty to inform people that a body camera is being operated or that they are being recorded. Officers may elect to notify people they encounter that a body camera is being operated if it is felt that doing so may deescalate an encounter.
The request should be considered while taking into account dignity of the subject being recorded, legitimate law enforcement need and privacy.
Yes, locker rooms, dressing rooms or restrooms unless a criminal offense has occurred in these areas. Officers will attempt to take precautions to protect the dignity and privacy of all persons.
The data is very safe and is subject to very strict rules and regulations set forth by the FBI. The data is encrypted and stored off-site from LPD.
The Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes: 13.825 Portable Recording Systems
No, the body camera system is specifically designed to prevent the user from altering or deleting recordings.
Per Minnesota Statute 13.825 all portable recording system data must be maintained for at least 90 days, and active or inactive criminal investigative data must be maintained for at least one year. The General Records Retention Schedule for Minnesota Cities includes additional minimum retention periods, like seven years for Use of Force.
Officers are expected to activate their body cameras if it is safe and practical to do so. However, it is recognized that officers must also attend to other primary duties and the safety of all concerned, sometimes in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving. Any time an officer fails to activate their recorder, they will need to articulate the reason why. An officer that fails to activate their body camera without a justified reason may face discipline.
Access to body camera data shall be limited to the employee who captured the video, supervisory personnel and command level personnel, along with others deemed by the chief of police to have “need to know” or “need to access,” such as case investigators and Records Unit personnel. In addition: body camera video shall be available to approved personnel within the offices of the Lakeville City Attorney and Dakota County Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors or their designee may authorize protected access to specific cases with body camera video.
Yes. Officers will use the video to further assist in preparing a police report, giving a statement, or providing testimony in court.
Yes, outside of criminal investigative data, body camera video is private data, which means the subject of the data may view the recording. If the subject requests a copy of the data, the law enforcement agency must redact the data on other individuals who do not consent to its release. The identity of an undercover law enforcement officer must also be redacted for their protection. Minn. Stat. § 13.825, subd. 4.
Yes. When an LPD officer activates their body camera, it will capture the previous 30 seconds of video, the audio may or may not be buffered.
Yes. We are working with the school districts on educating and receiving input with regards to this policy. A uniformed officer may have their body camera activated if they respond to an incident at a school. Video may be released to: shared with other law enforcement for legitimate purposes with a written request, prosecution and courts and any person or agency, if the agency determines that the access will aid the law enforcement process, promote public safety or dispel widespread rumor or unrest.
All uniformed members of the police department are assigned a body camera.
Detectives will utilize body cameras.
The body camera policy and records retention schedule are posted on our website. The records retention schedule can also be found on the Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association of Minnesota's website (PDF).
The camera has a 12-hour battery life and recording options from 420p standard definition to 1080p high definition. Data is stored on the camera during the officer’s shift. The video is uploaded, and the camera’s battery is charged when the camera is “docked” at LPD at the end of the officer’s shift.
The sign ordinance prohibits the display of advertising signs, which are defined as signs used to advertise products, goods, or services not related to the premises on which the sign is located. These signs can be an eyesore, a sign of blight, a distraction to motorists and pedestrians at busy intersections, and can also interfere with street and park maintenance crews. City staff removes hundreds of illegal advertising signs each year at a cost to all Lakeville residents and businesses.
If you have any questions regarding Lakeville Sign Ordinances or advertising signs, please call 952-985-4420.
Download the water leak ruler (PDF) to help you determine how much water is wasted by a leak.
These items indicate where underground utilities may be buried and were placed in your yard by Gopher State One Call prior to any excavation.
Yes. Utility customers can make payments online through the City’s authorized payment processor, Payment Service Network (PSN). Visit the payment options page for additional information.
Water and sewer rates are a combination of a base charge and a volume-based fee. Download the current schedule of utility rates for details (PDF).
The City bills residential and commercial accounts once every three months.
No. Although charges are for any water usage that is metered, sewer charges are only based on readings from winter months and are set accordingly for the entire year. Water that is disposed of outside should be clean water from sump pumps, garden sprinkling and other activities. This water drains into a separate sewer system called the storm sewer system and is not treated.
To encourage water conservation, water rates are tiered based on the volume of water used. Lakeville has three residential tiers, and the rates increase with the level of usage.
The environmental resources fee is used to administer the environmental resources plan, erosion control, wetland regulations and environmental programs. Download the current schedule of utility rates for details(PDF).
Property owners or occupants are required to remove snow or ice from sidewalks abutting their property within 48 hours after the snow or ice has been deposited.
After giving the owner or occupant of property in violation of this ordinance seven days advance written notice of noncompliance, the City can cut, or hire someone else to cut, the grass and weeds and assess the cost against the property, in accordance with state statutes.