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1999_-2001_Community_guide.pdf
Burnsville community Guide 1999 - 2001Who to call for information, City Services, Where to go for fun, How to get around town, Rules and Regulations, Places of Interest, Recycling information, Answers to all kinds of questions. Published for residents and businesses of Burnsville by the City.
2015budgetcity.pdf
2015 Burnsville City BudgetA 412 page document outlining the 2015 Budget report to the residents of Burnsville.
2030Comprehensiveplan_approved_2010.PDF
Burnsville's 2030 Comprehensive PlanA 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. 
2030Comprehensiveplan_approved_2010b.pdf
Burnsville Comprehensive planBurnsville comprehensive plan.
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Sustainability Man Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.What’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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Sustainability Man Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.What’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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BCTV 14On air logo design for Burnsville Cable Television ch. 14.
BurnsvilleCitycommunities_for_a_lifetime.pdf
Burnsville Communities for a lifetime report 2016This 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?

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City of Burnsville home page Masthead of the City of Burnsville website, 2017.
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Burnsville Community TelevisionThe BCTV studio is located on the second floor of the Burnsville High School. Arriving visitors are asked to check in at the school's front desk.

Community members are welcome to schedule time in the BCTV studio to film and edit educational programming or to take part in a television production class. The facility includes a 976 square foot studio with a green screen, teleprompters, high-end control room, editing stations, and set storage. BCTV also provides equipment check out for individuals or groups wishing to film in an off-site location.
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Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV)Burnsville Cable prepares for a remote production. Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
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Fleet Maintenance by the City of BurnsvilleThe 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.
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Bringing the community into focus 2019The Burnsville Bulletin, Summer 2019 profiles Burnsville and Eagan's cooperative efforts with cable equipment.
cable_story.pdf
Broadcasting Burnsville 2015March 25, 2015 Minneapolis Star Tribune feature story about Burnsville's Community Television.
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Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV) 2017
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Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV)Burnsville's Cable TV's table at the International Festival 2017.
cable_tv_burnsville.pdf
Volunteer with Burnsville Community TelevisionBurnsville Cable Television brochure 2018.
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Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV)The Burnville Cable TV is located at Burnsville High School, RM C214, 600 E Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN 55337.
cable_tv_that_matters_2017.pdf
Community Television - tv that matters 2017The City's Burnsville Bulletin profiles Community Television Fall 2017.
City2017_budget_annual_report~0.pdf
City of Burnsville 2017 Budget reportThe 2017 budget Adopted by Burnsville City Council December 6, 2016
city_burnsville_2011_2012_guide.pdf
City of Burnsville Residents Guide 2011 - 2012Published by the City of Burnsville (actual pages 2 and 3 ads were not scanned)... Topics include:
Getting started page 4
Welcome Home - page 6
A brief history - page 7

Burnsville Facts:
Burnsvlle at a Glance - page 7
City Government - page 8
Elected Representatives - page 9

Living in Burnsville:
Stay Connected - page 10
Living in Burnsville - page 11
Recreation - page 12
Volunteer - page 13
Parks - page 16

Heart of the City - page 17
Performing Arts Center - page 18
Area Schools - page 19
Public Safety - page 20
Fun for Everyone - page 22
Community Events - page 23
Community Resource and City Departments - page 24
City Map - page 26
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City of Burnsville Communications 2017At various community events the City of Burnsville provides examples of their communications efforts including the Burnsville Bulletin newspaper.
community_guide_available.pdf
Community Guide Owners Manual now available 1999Burnsville Bulletin Fall, 1977 announces the publication of a Community Guide.
Facilities_ground_breaking_2017~1.pdf
2017 Facilities ground breaking eventThe Burnsville City Council cordially invites the community
to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I improvements to
Burnsville City Hall and Police Department.
FINALSustainabilityGuide2520Plan2520-2520Council2520Format.PDF
2007- 2008 Sustainability Guide (111 pages)The City of Burnsville completed a year long sustainability review as part of its governance process in 2007. The process included input from a broad array of experts and stakeholders. By the end of the process, the city developed 14 priority areas of
sustainability called Best Practices Areas (BPA).During 2008, city staff worked with a consultant team to develop a more detailed sustainability guide plan based on the 14 BPA's.

The guide plan provides practical ideas, activities and strategies for the city organization and the community that would make Burnsville more sustainable in future years. The Sustainability
Guide Plan is aligned with the city’s environmental end statement and the Council’s commitment to sustainability, which states: ―The City of Burnsville will promote development that maintains or enhances economic opportunity and community well
being while protecting and restoring the natural environment upon which people and economies depend. Sustainability meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of
future generations to meet their own needs.
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Fleet Maintenance by the City of BurnsvilleThe Public Works Department has its own Fleet Maintenance Division that handles repairs.
Fresh_look_for_web_2018.pdf
Fresh look coming to City website 2018The Burnsville Bulletin Winter 2018 reports the City will redesign its website during the year.
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Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV)A promotional photograph created by Burnsville Cable TV in 2017. (Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.)
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Mayor's annual State of the City address to the communityThe Community Cable Station advertises online:

Join BCTV at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow for LIVE coverage of the "State of the City" presented by the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce featuring Mayor Elizabeth B. Kautz. Watch it LIVE on BCTV Ch. 16, BCTV HD Ch. 859 or online.
Parks2520Master2520Plan.pdf
City of Burnsville Parks Master planThe 2000 Master Plan for Parks is a 44 page document - some of the background information includes:

Parks are an integral part of a city’s civic infrastructure. The City of Burnsville has an extensive park system, one which it has planned and built in conjunction with the growth of its residential neighborhoods and commercial and employment centers since
its incorporation in 1964. In 2000, the City is over 95 percent developed, and its focus has shifted to redevelopment and neighborhood maintenance. The park system,through this plan, is addressing similar issues of maintenance, renovation and
enhancement.

Background
Park planning efforts go back to the 1950s, when the Burnsville Athletic Club was formed. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, as the City grew, parks and park programs were developed, and public monies were set aside for parkland acquisition. In 1975 an
ordinance was adopted requiring park dedication or fees in lieu of dedication from developers.

A series of park studies were completed during the late 1960s and 70s, including a Park and Recreation Facilities Analysis in 1978-79. A Parks Master Plan was adopted in 1981. That plan established goals and objectives for the system, created a classification of parks, and set priorities for park acquisition and improvements in
each of ten planning sectors of the City. The majority of those acquisitions and improvements have been accomplished, with the assistance of a park bond approved in 1982. The bond provided the last major growth impetus for the park system. Since
then, while the City has developed some small neighborhood parks, its primary focus has been on maintaining what was already in place.

The City’s philosophy has been to provide sufficient numbers of parks to meet all community needs throughout the system, at a fairly uniform level. Because of the size of the park system, this “democratic” approach proved the most cost-effective. However,
as the City shifts attention from build-out to redevelopment, there is an increasing interest in creating a number of distinctive “Gemstone Parks” in central and highly visible locations (see page 28).

The level of park maintenance was probably at its highest in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Since that time, the system’s size and usage, and therefore its maintenance demands have grown significantly, placing pressure on a static budget. In 1999 additional funding was provided to improve the appearance of boulevards and parks, raising
the standard of maintenance back to previous levels.
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