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Burnsville_center_regional_draw_2017.pdf
Burnsville Center is a regional draw 2017107 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

Burnsville Center is one of the largest shopping centers in Minnesota, containing approximately 150 stores, six restaurants and 11 food court options.The anchor tenants are Dick's Sporting Goods, JC Penney, and Macy's. A play area is located on the
lower level, near JC Penney. Deals and Events are listed on the Burnsville Center website. It annually hosts visits and photo opportunities with a big bunny around Easter and Santa Claus around Christmastime.

Paragon Odyssey 15 movie theater opened adjacent from the Bumsville Center in 2008. The 15-screen complex includes a VIP premier serving area called TheMezz, an expanded arcade and gaming area, and a 70-foot large format branded screen
capable of 3-D projections.
winter_2014_burnsvillebulletin.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin Winter 2014100 viewsA quarterly newsletter for the residents and businesses of Burnsville published by the City of Burnsville. Topics in this issue include:

Burnsville Residents Volunteer For Many Reasons. What Will Yours Be?
Help with Shoveling Neighborhood Fire Hydrants
Burnsville Performing Arts Center to Become ‘Ames Center’
2014 Budget
Home Improvement Loans Available to Burnsville Residents
City, County and State Road Work Projects on Docket for 2014
Airport Noise
New Sign Lights Up Civic Center Park
Burnsville’s “Heart of the City” and Nicollet Commons Park were namedone of the Twin Cities’ “Great Places”
Burnsville Police Department Focuses on Core Values, Community
Burnsville Officer
Brad Litke Honored as ‘Exceptional Officer’ by Dakota County
and more.
system_includes_more_than_76_parks.pdf
System includes more than 76 parks (2017)93 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

The Burnsville Parks System boasts nearly 1,800 acres of park land spanning over 76 parks to heip residents enjoy fresh air and explore the great outdoors.

Approximately one-third of the parkland is developed for active uses. The other two-thirds are preserved as natural areas, some accessed bv trails.

Sports-enthusiasts can use the tennis, volleyball and basketball courts; and trails are available for hiking, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. Other athletic amenities include in-line skating rinks, an archery range, a skate park, a disc golf
course and numerous athletic fields.

For those who prefer more leisurely activities there is a public beach and a boat launch on Crystal Lake, recreation buildings, picnic shelters and plav ground areas and the Alimagnet Dog Park.
BurnsvilleCitycommunities_for_a_lifetime.pdf
Burnsville Communities for a lifetime report 201692 viewsThis City Profile was prepared by Dakota County’s Communities for a Lifetime (CFL) Initiative—an initiative engaging community members and leaders in the private and public sectors to create accessible, supportive Communities for a Lifetime that enable people to lead active vital lives. Dakota County and individual cities work together in many areas to make communities more age-friendly. We work together on housing, public safety, transportation, workforce issues, and many other areas.

In 2014, 12.3% of Burnsville residents were 65 and older. However, this age group will grow substantially over the next 20 years, as members of the much larger boomer cohort age. The boomer age group (in 2014) represents about one quarter of the Burnsville population (24.2 %). According to AARP, since 1990, roughly 90% of older Americans have stayed in the county they’ve been living in, if not the very same home. Is Burnsville prepared for Boomers to age in place in the community?

library_2017.pdf
Find some page turners at the library 201792 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

Burnsville is home to the Burnhaven Library 1101 W County Road 42. The library is part of the Dakota County Library system, which includes nine branch libraries, including Burnhaven and shares
borrowing privileges with the City of South St. Paul Public Library.
chamber_gets_business_involved_2017.pdf
Burnsville Chamber gets business involved 201791 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

The chamber was founded in 1965 to maintain and improve the economic climate of the community. The chamber regularly hosts events to promote business, such as seminars, networking opportunities and the annual BITE of Burnsville in March, which draws food vendors to a single event each winter to sample Burnsville-based cuisine. The group also typically hosts Holiday Ga1a, Chambershack golf tournament, and the Fall Fling.The chamber also has a presence at well-known Bumsville events such as Burnsville Fire Muster, hosted in September.

Fire_Dept_2017.pdf
Fire Department has two stations (2017)91 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.


The Burnsville Fire Department was created in November 1981 with 23 career lire fighters. Advanced Life Support ambulance services were added in 1984 with the hiring of seven paramedics.

Burnsville was the first city in the state to organize citizen volunteers into Community Emergency Response Teams, or CERT, which provide basic emergency sen,ices until emergency personnel arrive.

Participants are trained in emergency preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, team organization and terrorism identification...

The Burnsvilie Fire Department has 33 suppression shift firefighters dispersed among three shifts. These shifts staff two fire stations located within the city 24 hours per day, seven days
a week...
2030Comprehensiveplan_approved_2010.PDF
Burnsville's 2030 Comprehensive Plan91 viewsA 186 page document, as the City of Burnsville looks toward the future.

Burnsville has been a planned community since its incorporation in 1964. The city adopted its first comprehensive plan in 1965 which focused on providing a strong transportation plan with coordinated
system of north/south and east/west collector streets and thoroughfares. The Land Use Planemphasized growth management and orderly development based upon planned infrastructure
improvements. 
2015spring_2015.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin - Spring 201590 viewsTopics the quarterly newsletter mailed to residents and businesses include:

Severe Weather Sirens to Be Used Less with New Policy
Take an Active Role in Local Government Serve on a City Advisory Commission
Community-Wide Garage Sale May 15 – 16
I Love Burnsville Week is May 30 – June 6
Affordable Rain Barrels, Compost Bins Available

Do you want to build a rain garden?
Annual tree sale April 25
City to Treat 955 Ash Trees, Remove 120 in Poor Condition
2015 Dakota County Recycling Environmental Guide

Protect Your Neighborhood Pond
Burnsville Garden & Landscape Contest Nominations Open
Summer Concerts and Movies (Wednesday in the Park)
Birnamwood’s junior golf program
City, School and Chamber Recognized for ‘Real World Ready Career Day’
Largest Single-Family Housing Development in 10 Years Underway

A Personal Experience with 9-1-1 by Burnsville Multimedia Specialist Kristin Thomas and more.

Festivals_and_fire_muster_2017.pdf
Festivals and the Fire Muster 201790 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

Summer is a busy time in the city of Burnsville. This community guide was published at the end of July 2017 when some events had passed but othersin the middle of their run of activities. Events noted include: I love Burnsville Week, the International Festival of Burnsville, Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks, Thursday Rockin' Readers, Thursday Rockin' Lunch hour concerts, Wednesdays in the Park and the fall Fire Muster. (2 pages).
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Fleet Maintenance by the City of Burnsville90 viewsThe Public Works Department has its own Fleet Maintenance Division that handles repairs. One of our followers asked a great question about the life span of snow plows. The City usually maintains them for 12-15 years and then sells them.
2014SummerBulletin.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin Summer 201489 viewsA quarterly newsletter for the residents and businesses of Burnsville published by the City of Burnsville. Topics in this issue include:

Community Pride is Foundation of Community Builder Award
International Festival of Burnsville – Bringing Culture Alive
Fire Muster Festivities Mark End of City’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Black Dog Road Closing, Going Green
Decrease in Apartment Blazes
Polce Launch Online Crime Map
Brian Hasselman Named Burnsville 2013 Police Officer of the Year
Chris Faste Hired as Burnsville Building Official
Primary Election Set for Aug. 12
2015 Budget Process Underway
2012_fall_bulletin.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin - Fall 201289 viewsA quarterly publication of the City of Burnsville for residents and businesses. Topics in this issue include:

General Election Set for Nov. 6, 2012
Video to Provide Budget Information to Residents
Burnsville Development Update
Burnsville Runner-up in‘Best Of The Road’Competition

Goodrich, Now UTC Aerospace Systems, Cuts Ribbon on Expansion
Skaters Seek Donations for Proposed “Phase 2”
Burnsville Police Chief Inducted Into Burnsville High School
Hall of Fame,Announces Upcoming Retirement- Burnsville Police Chief Bob Hawkins
Burnsville to Light Up Heart of the City Nov. 21

Burnsville Fire Department open house
Burnsville Performing Arts Center (AMES CENTER) schedule
Water Quality Is Everyone’s Responsibility
Do Your Homework Before Doing Your ‘Home Work’ (HOME REMODELING)
Mayoral, Two City Council Seats Up for Election

ames_center_2017~0.pdf
Ames Center is premier arts venue 201789 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

The Burnsville area is home to several attractions that make it a destination to people in the south metro, the region and beyond.
One of the busiest venues around is the Ames Center, which opened
near the Heart of the City in January 2009.
burnsville_by_the_numbers_2017.pdf
Burnsville by the numbers 201789 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

County: Dakota
School Districts: Burnsville-Eagan-Sar.age 191,Rosemount-Apple Vailey-Eagan 196, Lakeville Area 194

U.S. Congressional District: 2nd Minnesota Legislative
Districts: 51 and 56 (Senate), 51A, 56A, 56B (House)

Population
City: 60,306 (2010);
County: 398,552 (2010)

Employment- Burnsville is home to over 2,200 businesses
Ranked No. 7 in the state of Minnesota for amount
of retail sales
Ranked No. 11 in the state in number of manufacturing firms

Housing- 24,953 units, 66.5 percent owner-occupied
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City of Burnsville Community Guide Area Attractions 2015 - 2016 89 viewsPublished by Sun Thisweek News 2015 - 2016 the directory includes on page 19 - Zoo hosts herds of visitors. Attractions include: The Burnsville Ice Center, the Burnsville Lions Playground, the Minnesota Zoo, Great Clips IMAX Theatre, Dakota County Historical Society, Dakota County Fairgrounds and the Dakota City Heritage Village.
bulletin_fall_2016~0.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin - Fall 201688 viewsTopics the quarterly newsletter mailed to residents and businesses include:
Burnsville Residents, Businesses Respond to Community Survey
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day is Saturday, Oct. 1
Ames Center update
When the Halloween Fun is Double

Winter Lighting Ceremony Set for Nov. 23
Volunteer Spotlight: Mobile Volunteer Network
Events for Adults 62+
The Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC) recognized the City of Burnsville Communications Department with three awards

Election Tuesday, Nov. 8
City Compost Site Remains Open Weekends for Buckthorn

Levy Increase Proposed for 2017 Budget
Garrett Beck Promoted to Parks, Recreation & Facilities Director
What Do You See for Burnsville’s Future?Feedback Sought for 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Vision One91 ‘DiscoverBHS’ Event Nov. 1

Burnsville Fire Department Open House Oct. 6
Captain Tanya Schwartz Among Law Enforcement Elite,Graduates from National FBI Academy
Burnsville K-9 Echo to Retire This Fall and more.
High_school_grades_9_-_12__2017.pdf
High School opens for grades 9 - 12 (2017)88 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

T'he high school was constructed in 1955 and has been renovated several times since then. Work was completed recently that allowed Burnsville High School to discontinue the use of a senior campus at Diamondhead Education Center. At the start of the 2016 -2017 school began serving all students in grades 9 - 12 at this location.
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BCTV 1488 viewsOn air logo design for Burnsville Cable Television ch. 14.
Facilities_ground_breaking_2017~1.pdf
2017 Facilities ground breaking event88 viewsThe Burnsville City Council cordially invites the community
to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I improvements to
Burnsville City Hall and Police Department.
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Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV)88 viewsThe Burnville Cable TV is located at Burnsville High School, RM C214, 600 E Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN 55337.
2030Comprehensiveplan_approved_2010b.pdf
Burnsville Comprehensive plan88 viewsBurnsville comprehensive plan.
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Fleet Maintenance by the City of Burnsville88 viewsThe Public Works Department has its own Fleet Maintenance Division that handles repairs.
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Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV)88 viewsBurnsville Cable prepares for a remote production. Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
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Sustainability Man Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.88 viewsWhat’s “faster than compost … more powerful than an LED light bulb” and able to teach residents and schoolchildren about recycling, lawn watering and native gardens? It’s Sustainability Man, of course!

Sustainability Man is the city of Burnsville’s superhero, video star and alter-alter-ego of communications coordinator Marty Doll.

The character came into being a couple of years after the Burnsville City Council approved a sustainability plan in 2009.

“After being scratched by radioactive buckthorn, bitten by a radioactive emerald ash borer and periodically slipping and falling into radioactive recycling bins, mild-mannered Johnny Burnsville was transformed into Sustainability Man.”

Johnny Burnsville wears horn-rimmed glasses, a plaid shirt and pants pulled up way too high. The superhero emerges in a Green Lantern Halloween costume with a customized logo, tall black boots and a black mask.

“We do have a sustainability webpage, but sometimes if you take certain issues like greenhouse gas emissions or other kinds of issues, it’s hard to explain that or when it does get explained it’s not very engaging,” said Sue Bast, the city’s sustainability coordinator.

Cue campy sound effects and an even campier costume, enlist Doll, 32, a broadcast journalism major in college, and Sustainabililty Man was born.- From the June 23, 2015 Mpls Star Tribune article by Pat Pheifer.

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City of Burnsville Community Guide Shopping 2015 - 201688 viewsPublished by Sun Thisweek News 2015 - 2016 the directory includes on page 26 Shopping is only a hop away.
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City of Burnsville Community Guide Hospitals and clinics 2015 - 201688 viewsPublished by Sun Thisweek News 2015 - 2016 the directory includes on page 24 Hospitals, clinics take care of folks.
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City of Burnsville Community Guide Parks 2015 - 201688 viewsPublished by Sun Thisweek News 2015 - 2016 the directory includes on page 9 Parks offer active, passive uses. Burnsville boasts nearly 1800 acres of park land spanning over 76 parks.
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City of Burnsville Community Guide Places of Worship 2015 - 201688 viewsPublished by Sun Thisweek News 2015 - 2016 the directory includes on page 20 lists places of worship in the City.
summer_2015~1.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin - Summer 201587 viewsTopics the quarterly newsletter mailed to residents and businesses include:
International Festival of Burnsville Embraces Cultural Diversity, July 11, 2015
The City of Burnsville’s annual Drinking Water Report available
Ames Center schedule

Serving Up Fun with Youth and Adult Tennis
Activities for Seniors 62+
Volunteer Spotlight: John Mara, BCTV
Night to Unite Aug. 4

Do You Know a Community Builder? Nominations open
It’s Budget Time... 2016 Process Underway
Jameson Ritter is 2014 Burnsville Police Officer of the Year
New Badge is a Symbol of Pride for Burnsville Police Department
Citizens Academy Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Police Work

Sgt. Wicklund Graduates from Northwestern University School of
Police Staff and Command, Recognized with Franklin Kreml Award

Four-Day Fire Muster Community Celebration is Sept. 9 – 12, 2015
‘Splashy’ Addition at Lions Playground to Open in July
Business updates
Improvements Underway at Fischer Fields in Lac Lavon Park

City Compost Site Open for Buckthorn Disposal
Coyotes Becoming More Common in Urban Areas
Annual Cleaning Maintains Well-Being of City Sewer System

and more...
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