Burnsville in Brief

Highlights for March 2022 City of Burnsville Home Page

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Gregg Lindberg Named Burnsville City Manager

Gregg Lindberg's dedication to serving the community is at the core of everything he does. He believes in building a strength-based, collaborative culture by creating great experiences for employees so they can do the same for our community.


In his time serving as Interim City Manager, since January, Gregg made small changes that have had big impacts. The Council agreed that his ability to lead with an intentional focus on employee and community engagement has put the organization on the path to success and at a meeting on April 19, unanimously named him Burnsville's new City Manager.


Gregg is no stranger to local government having served as Burnsville’s Deputy City Manager since July 2019 and has more than 20 years of experience in local government and leadership development. He has even served as a past City Council member in St. Louis Park and teaches public administration and leadership at several local universities.


Gregg looks forward to hearing from you and working together to ensure Burnsville is a welcoming community. Look for a variety of ways to connect with conversations, events and opportunities as we head into warmer months ahead.


Read the full press release

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Burnsville Council Strategic Priorites

The Burnsville City Council is focused on six strategic priorities to fulfill our vision of being a vibrant city, boldly leading and welcoming to all.


Learn more about Council values, vision and priorities

Safety

Burnsville is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community.

Training to Best Understand the Needs of our Community

Police officers attended a four-hour training on Autism Spectrum Disorder to foster safer interactions between officers and individuals on the spectrum. The training was led by the Autism Society of Minnesota and was sponsored and approved by the MN Post Board.

Burnsville Fire Experiences a Significant Call Increase

We all love our Burnsville Fire Department and the start to this year certainly shows it as we've seen a significant increase in calls. Teams have responded to 26.8% more requests for service during the first quarter of 2022 compared to 2021. Our teams are always ready and honored to serve.

New K-9 Vehicle Ready to Serve

Officer Smith and K-9 partner Jet will be serving the community in a new patrol vehicle. The Police and Fleet departments teamed up to properly outfit the latest K-9 vehicle to address current needs and to look ahead so we are best prepared to continue our commitment to safety for years to come.

The Best S’mores Recipe

Graham crackers + chocolate + marshmallow + a Recreational Fire Permit


A reminder from our Fire Department to homeowners that a Recreational Fire Permit is required for those backyard campfires. It’s free and easy to apply! burnsvillemn.gov/firepermits


Busted by the Bus

Officers took to the streets from a new point-of-view – a school bus – in an effort to keep our streets safe. A total of 16 drivers within a three-hour period were cited for distracted driving or vehicles who failed to stop for school bus stop arms. This is one of many continuous efforts to counter the increase in traffic safety concerns that continue to put the safety of our community at risk.

Community Engagement

Burnsville is committed to meaningful relationships and experiences that meet the diverse needs of our community.

Businesses Belong in Burnsville

Our Economic Development team recently attended the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show where they had the opportunity to connect with numerous Burnsville businesses, check out the latest trends, gather inspiration for art and placemaking and talk to companies about the opportunities in the City.


And we continue to celebrate our local businesses. This past month, we visited Dagan Wellness Clinic and welcomed Raising Cane’s and CertaPro Painters of South Metro with ribbon-cuttings as they opened their doors in Burnsville.

Did you know…?

Bricksworth Beer Co. debuted a limited time Burnsville Blaze’n wing to share their love for our City. Rumor has it, a Burnsville-inspired pizza may be next!


Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

The latest issues of the Burnsville Bulletin and Recreation Times are published!


Read the latest news on what's happening in our community in the Burnsville Bulletin including a look at our new innovative fire station, an overview of this season's street improvements and the annual environmental guide!


Discover all the events, programs and leagues available to residents this spring and summer in Recreation Times.

Serve as an Election Judge

Join our team this election season as an Election Judge! Make a difference, help others vote and hand out the coolest stickers around!


Learn more and apply at burnsvillemn.gov/electionjudge

Join a City Advisory Commission

Get involved with decisions important to you! Residents are invited to serve on a City advisory commission to continue making Burnsville a great place to live, work, visit and play. Commission members research, review and make recommendations on particular topics.


The City is currently accepting applications for:

  • Economic Development Commission
  • Parks and Natural Resources Commission
  • Planning Commission

Check out opportunities and apply at burnsvillemn.gov/commissions

You’re Invited: Fire Station No. 1 Grand Opening

Our new state-of-the-art Fire Station is complete and ready to serve the community! We invite you to explore with a closer looks at the station, learn about the designated contamination zones, meet our Fire Department crew, check out the engines and celebrate with us.


Plus, visit the Fire Station Plaza — a community-inspired space designed to connect you to the firefighters and first responders that serve you. There are a variety of interactive elements to explore like the hydrant hose and water mister, ladder of trust, a fire triangle, a search-and-find mural and a bench commemorating the history of Burnsville Fire.

Let’s Play, Burnsville!

Our Recreation team has been busy preparing for sports of all sorts. Registration for spring and summer activities are open for all ages. From t-ball to tennis to softball to bean bags, we have something for everyone! Check out our camps, leagues and special events at burnsvillemn.gov/rec.


It takes a village to properly prepare and maintain our fields, courts and green spaces for activities to take place. Our crews are working hard to bring our parks back to life from winter. If you or someone you know is looking to have a great summer working outdoors — join the team! Learn more at burnsvillemn.gov/jobs …and did we mention you get most weekends off? Landscaping not your thing? We have Recreation and concession jobs, too!

Organizational Culture

Burnsville is committed to creating great experiences for our employees so they do the same for our community.

We're Hiring: Get Paid to Work Outdoors!

We've got something for everyone! Gain skills and experience, expand your professional network and have some fun on the job this summer.


You never know where a seasonal job may lead! We have full-time staff in Communications, Community Development and Public Works who all got their start with opportunities like these.


  • FT, PT, Flexible
  • Weekday and weekend hours available
  • Ages: 16+ Recreation positions
  • Ages: 17+ most jobs

We love referrals! Help us spread the word by sharing these opportunities with anyone you know who may be interested in a great seasonal job.


Start the Search and Apply Now

Welcome Tana Conway

Welcome to the Police Department, Tana! As a Behavioral Health Unit Data Specialist, Tana reviews and completes risk/threat assessments on police reports involving mental and behavioral health concerns. This role assists the Crime Analyst with collecting and analyzing data to identify relationships to recognize patterns and implications for resource allocation. This type of organization and commitment to detail allows us to serve our community with excellence.

Adam Powers Joins the Team

Welcome to the City, Adam! In his new role as a Rental Code Enforcement Inspector, Adam will be conducting rental inspections and property maintenance code enforcement. He brings years of government experience and has a unique associate’s degree in Fire Science.


This type of inspection work is vital to creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community.

Our Values in Action: Collaboration

Our organizational values guide what we do every day to provide great public service. Staff had the opportunity to dive into one of our values — collaboration — this past month to discover the importance of our individual contributions in creating meaningful experiences for our community.


Hosted by City Manager Gregg Lindberg, staff joined in an open discussion to brainstorm ways to work better together and why it often takes cross-organizational teams to achieve success.

Community Vibrancy

Burnsville is committed to designing places and growth that enhance our community for years to come.

Housing Improvement Area Outreach (HIA)

Established in 2004, the HIA program provides financial assistance to condominium and townhome associations for common area improvements like siding, roofing and parking lot repairs.


We recently revamped our program outreach strategy along with information about the Dakota County Foreclosure Prevention Assistance through a direct mailing to nearly 70 associations within Burnsville, an article in the Burnsville Bulletin and a refreshed webpage.


Learn more about Housing Improvement Area Financing for Homeowners Associations


Learn more about the Dakota County Foreclosure Prevention Assistance program

New Projects on the Horizon

On March 17, a permit was issued for Concorde Flats, a 162-unit market rate apartment building located within the Heart of the City. The developer has also submitted permits for an adjacent 130-unit senior apartment complex.


Check out our Development Project Finder Map for development updates.


Eat, Drink, Shop Local

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Bite of Burnsville! And let's keep the fun going as we celebrate Small Business Week and National Tourism Week, May 1-7. Watch for deals, fun and more as we kick off spring in partnership with the Burnsville Chamber and Experience Burnsville.


Thank you to the continued support businesses show our Police Department. And those treats were greatly appreciated - shoutout to Brian from HyVee, Joy from Edelweiss Bakery and Cub Foods.

Infrastructure

Burnsville is committed to responsible stewardship of resources and lands to ensure access and allow our community to thrive.

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Share Your Thoughts on Burnsville Water

We are proud to share that our annual Drinking Water Quality Report shows Burnsville continues to provide clean, safe, quality drinking water from each of its water sources. The full report that details 2021 testing results is published and available for your review.


View our Drinking Water Quality Report


Burnsville Water on Tap: We want to know more about your experience with Burnsville drinking water.


Burnsville residents: Take our water survey


To complete the survey, you will need your account number which can be found on your monthly bill or your account portal.


Room to Run - Dogs Belong in Burnsville

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While outdoor ice rinks are reserved for skating in the winter, your furry friends are welcome to burn some energy off-leash in these gated spaces during spring, summer and fall. Make sure to keep the rink gate closed and to clean up after your pet. Find a park!


Looking for more to explore? Check out Aligmagnet Park, our award-winning, seven-acre dog park.


Please keep your dog on a leash if you are not in a designated off-leash area.

Queue Construction Season

Heavily traveled County Road 42 is getting some love this season. Scheduled for early May, this major road will be resurfaced from Savage City limits to County Road 11. Traffic delays are expected. Please find alternatives routes and drive with caution through construction zones.

Sustainability

Burnsville is committed to innovation that supports environmental, human and financial vitality for our community and future generations.

New: Interactive Food Forest Map

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We have created a map for residents to easily explore our new Food Forest! Learn all the types of plants planted, their unique uses, when to harvest and where they are located within the garden at burnsvillemn.gov/grow.


With generous funding from the US Conference of Mayors, our Grow Burnsville initiatives kicked off last spring including a successfully planted Food Forest located across the street from City Hall. The food forest is open to all!

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Congratulations to our finance team and City leaders for once again receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). We are committed to transparency, stewardship and accuracy in all that we do.


As we begin this year's early stages of budget planning, you can stay up-to-date at burnsvillemn.gov/budget.

Want to know what's coming up next in the City? Check out our Events and Meetings calendars for the latest activities.

By the Numbers...

Fire Statistics: Click through the charts below for a closer look at Burnsville Fire Department activity including types of calls, call by property type and more.

Police Statistics: Total Calls for Service in February 2022 is 3,623 (+14.7% year over year). This includes 291 traffic stops.

View additional police statistics including criminal offenses