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2015 Burnsville City BudgetA 412 page document outlining the 2015 Budget report to the residents of Burnsville.
2017 - 2018 Burnsville Community GuideA publication available for residents, businesses and others interested in Burnsville, produced by the City of Burnsville. Topics include:

A Commitment to Public Facilities
Welcome to Burnsville
A Message from the Burnsville Historical Society
A Commitment to Public Service
Burnsville City Council Meetings
City Boards and Commissions
Burnsville City Council & Elected Officials
A Commitment to Homes and Neighborhoods
Property Ownership Information
Permits and Rebates
A Commitment to Natural Resources
Commitment to Public Safety
Burnsville Fire Department
Burnsville Police Department
Experience Burnsville!
A Commitment to Parks
A Commitment to Play!
Youth Activities
Adult Activities
Senior 62+ Activities
Activities for All Ages
City Volunteer Opportunities
A Commitment to Local Stories
Burnsville Community Television
A Commitment to Community Events
A Commitment to the Arts
The Ames Center
A Commitment to Education
Helpful Phone Numbers and Websites
City Map
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
50th Anniversary of the City of Burnsville 1964 - 2014 (19 pages)Although settled in the 1850s as township, Burnsville voted to become a city in 1964. This presentation created by the City of Burnsville explains why the decision was made.
BCTV 14On air logo design for Burnsville Cable Television ch. 14.
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?

City of Burnsville home page Masthead of the City of Burnsville website, 2017.
Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV)Burnsville Cable prepares for a remote production. Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
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.
Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV) 2017
Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV)Burnsville's Cable TV's table at the International Festival 2017.
Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV)The Burnville Cable TV is located at Burnsville High School, RM C214, 600 E Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN 55337.
City of Burnsville 2017 Budget reportThe 2017 budget Adopted by Burnsville City Council December 6, 2016
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.
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.
Fleet Maintenance by the City of BurnsvilleThe Public Works Department has its own Fleet Maintenance Division that handles repairs.
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.
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

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.
Burnsville Cable TV (BCTV) 2017Subscribers to cable are able to watch live or replays of high school sports.
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