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Village Clerk Mike O'Conner with Pat Connellythe caption is wrong! This is not the mayor....

Burnsville's new Town Clerk, Michael O'Connor, on the left, is pictured receiving some of the Township records from Pat Connelly, retiring after 26 years of service in the post of clerk. O'Connor is a resident of River Hills.
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1964 Burnsville Promotion group urgedArticle tells of the appointment of a joint committee to study means of attracting businesses and industry to Burnsville was urged by the Village Council, School District 191 and Burnsville Chamber of Commerce.
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Patrick McInnis Completes 5 WeeksPatrick McInnis completes first five weeks as village administrator recently. He assumed the post on June 1. One item stressed by mcInnis was the cooperation found in Burnsville from the council, the employees of the Village, and the people themselves. The position, to him, is one of Challenge with the potential found in Burnsville. He feels that Dakota County is one of the brightest areas in the entire metropolitan complex and has the most potential in possibly the entire Midwest. Burnsville, with its young people, and young families, ranks high in this overall picture (more)
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Town Hall gets two new offices.Burnsville town Hall has two new offices, one for Utilities and the other for Building, Roger Richardson, Board chairman said. The other office will be used by Ralph Ackerman of the Utilities department and another man when he is hired by the township.
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The Council of the Village of BurnsvilleThe Council of the Village of Burnsville after recent council meeting is from left: Deanne Anderson, council secretary, Clerk Michael O'Connor, trustee Warren Kelly, Mayor Roger Richardson, trustees Ray Connolly and Charles Wahlberg. The council meets the first and third Monday of each month at the Village Hall. The members of the council are also active on various working committeesIn village government.
(second council 1965)
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New Police Car 1965Pictured by the new police car are patrolman Rademacher, Lieut. French, police chief Farrell, and patrolman Goodspeed. The car was recently purchased and equipped through Alan's garage in Savage and is a 1965 Dodge.As makes for vehicles operated by the Burnsville police department.
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Mayor's Committee Recommendation for Plan BAugust 1 1966: Special Committee

Duane A. Black 2500 Hayes Court
Thomas J. Campbell 10904 Dakota Court
Ralph Clover
2100 West 140th Street
Patriqk Connelly Sr.
Hwy. #13 and Minnegasco Rd.
Charles McDonald 42 Elm Circle
Mrs. Paul Scheunemann 1704 Raleigh Drive
Ben Sevey
13617 Pleasant Lane
Leonard Nelson
216 West 132nd Street
David D. Naas
Highway 13 & Cedar Avenue
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Police Chief 1967Chief Ed Ferrell, Rich Radermacher, Tom Ludford
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Burnsville Squad Cars1967 and 1968 Dodge Coronets
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Burnsville Studies Proposed Zoning RegulationsDakota County Tribune September 24, 1964
The Village Council of Burnsville is wrestling with problems and at the moment the zoning of the Village is a major one. The above photos were taken at the Council meeting Thursday night, when Planner Howard Dahlgren was explaining various maps and classifications. Other meetings will be held before an ordinance is passed. Officials in the top photo are: (from left) councilman Warren Kelly and Bill Dolan, mayor Roger Richardson, engineer Robert Dunn (in background); councilman Ray Connelly, and Michael O'Connor. Planner goal written his speaking right. Lower picture was taken from behind counsel table.
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Burnsville Hires Two Policemen 1963Dakota County Tribune October 1 1963
The Burnsville Police Department announced this week that two policemen '.had been hired as a result of the recent testing pro­ gram. A third will be hired in the near future.
The two men are Paul H. Anselmin, 30. who lives at 9813 Colum­bus Avenue in Bloomington, and Jules Butler. 36. from 9210-6th Avenue North, Minneapolis. (more)
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Fireman Swornduplicate clipping but maybe better image
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Burnsville Post OfficeWhen Burnsville finally obtained a post office of their own, the first location was the drug store at Jet Plaza (Valley Ridge Shopping Center). Shortly after this became the first official site of the Post Office, on 12th Avenue, across from the Burnsville Bowl.
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Candidate Affidavits 1965 Village OfficersRoger Richardson, Ray Connelly, Alan Ostby, Albert Hall, R. M. Lares, Thomas Schandle, Wallace Day, Charles Keeney (September - October 1965) Village Clerk and Notary Mike O'Connor
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Burnsville Public Safety Department 1967-1979(excerpt) In 1967 the Village Council passed a re­ solution forming the current Public Safety Department (a concept of consolidated police and fire services.) Chief Edward J. Farrell became the first Director of Public Safety, and the Burnsville police department became the Burnsville Department of Public Safety. The department was now responsible for both police and fire protection in the community where all police and fire workers are called Public Safety officers. Two new fire trucks were ordered and arrived in 1968.
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Public Safety Department 1967-1979(except)
In 1967 the Village Council passed a re­ solution forming the current Public Safety Department (a concept of consolidated police and fire services.) Chief Edward J. Farrell became the first Director of Public Safety, and the Burnsville police department became the Burnsville Department of Public Safety. The department was now responsible for both police and fire protection in the community where all police and fire workers are called Public Safety officers. Two new fire trucks were ordered and arrived in 1968.
(from Dakota County Historical article on Burnsville history)
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Township becomes a village 1964This is a scan of a newspaper clipping - we welcome an original of the photo where: Following a hundred years of township government, Burnsville became a village during 1964. Mayor Roger Richardson is pictured hanging a new indicating the historic milestone.
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Burnsville Chief not new to Law1964
Edward Ferrell, selected by Burnsville to be the first chief of police of the new Dakota County village, is no new­comer to law enforcement. After 23 years in the work, the 54-year-old deputy inspector is the Minneapolis police department’s training director. He previously was head of the traffic departinent for two years.
1 In February his name was suggested along with several others as a possible candidate
to succeed Chief E. I. Walling, who retired this year.

Farrell, who lives at 5964 Oliver Av. S., was offered the $8,000-a-year Burnsville post after town board members 'interviewed 17 of the more than 60 applicants who sought the job.

He holds a bachelor’s de­gree in sociology from the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of Northwest­ern University Traffic Insti­tute and police training courses at Indiana and Michi­gan State Universities.

An “M” man, he won three letters as a member of the University of Minnesota swimming' team, and was a candidate for the United States Olympic swimming team in 1932.

Before becoming a policeman, he did social work and coached swimming.

‘Good Chance’
Farrell s ai d Wednesday that he has not accepted the Burnsville appointment yet, nor has he resigned from his Minneapolis post.

“As far as I’m concerned, things are still in the talking stage,” he said. “Of course. I’m very interested and there’s a good chance I’ll take it.”
Some minor details involv­ing tenure and other specifi­cations haven’t been settled, he said.

Burnsville, which achieved village status June 18 after an election in which residents voted in favor of the pro­posal, has an estimated popu­lation of more than 8,000 (not counting approximately 2,000 Eagan residents who are con­ testing their inclusion in the newly-created village).
One of the new chiefs first duties will be to begin a re­cruiting program to fill out the department’s roster of qualified patrolmen, the board announced.

The village has two con­stables who patrol the nearly 30-mile area in a leased squad car.
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State officials proposed Burnsville merger years ago 1981In the February 17, 1981 column in the Burnsville Sun, editor Del Stelling shares a bit of Burnsville history recalling the state proposing a merger between Burnsville and Savage.
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1967 Burnsville to vote on Street Numbers
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Park Commission minutes September 8, 1965The Park Commission of the Village of Burnsville was called to order by Chairman Lares at 1;50 P.M. on September 8, 1965, at the Village Ha.11. Present were Lares, Don Casey, John Freeman, Betty Barile, Lyle Day, and Ba.lph Clover . Absent were Albert Sisler, Jerry Neiman, and Mrs. Sullivan.
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Info on Development AvailableDakota County Tribune
December 19, 1965

By HILDA KUEHL Staff Writer
Donating many hours of their time for the betterment of the village are the members of the Burnsville Industrial Develop
ment Commission.

Appointed by the village council for three-year terms, the present members of the com mission are: James Jackson, chairman, Arthur Puch, Ray Connelly and Julian Dittmer. Mrs. Arlene Sykes of the village staff serves as secretary to the group.

Established in December of 1965, the vital function of the commission is to encourage industry to locate within the village. In connection with that function, the commission has issued two brochures about Burnsville and sponsors an industrial tour of the village each year.

The first publication issued by the commission was a four- color brochure graphically illustrating the industrial re sources, transportation, planning and way of life of Burnsville and the contiguous area. This brochure was sent to 15,- 000 industries and businesses across the nation, with a few even being sent to foreign countries. Many reply cards included with the brochures have been re turned by interested developers for further information about our village.

A second brochure issued by the industrial development com mission is a highly detailed study of the village and is being sent to 500 select investors and realtors in an effort to publicize

The large book illustrates our close proximity to the metropolitan areas of Minneapolis - St. Paul and points out the various social and economic advantages of this area. Population trends, employment and earnings, a thumbnail sketch of existing area industry, climate and culture are all outlined.

The growth of Burnsville is illustrated and information is given concerning transportation, facilities and the comprehensive plan of the village.
Municipal services, of especial interest to potential developers, are treated in detail. The brochure outlines the village form of government, public safety department, parks, water system, sewer system, water and sew er rates and utilities. The tax structure of the village is analyzed, another prime interest for developers. All factors are summarized, stressing why Burnsville would be an ideal location for industrial development.

The cost of-printing the two brochures has been defrayed by contributions of local businesses since our form of government does not permit allocation of village funds for the The annual industrial tour of Burnsville is sponsored by the commission in an effort to ac quaint area developers, realtors and investors with the land that is available for for the industrial commission.

The annual industrial tour of Burnsville is sponsored by the commission in an effort to ac quaint area developers, realtors and investors with the land that is available for development, the available utilities and with existing buildings offering office space. The tours provide a first-hand look at the village and year-to-year growth is readily apparent to the visitors.

The next job of the industrial development commission will be to gather information on the existing businesses in Burnsville and then to acquaint the public, via news releases, with the goods and services offered by these companies.

Business development is essential to the continuing progress of Burnsville and the industrial development commission has done a great deal to assure that continuing growth. Volunteers from the community are needed to fill the commission’s posts and interested persons should notify the village, by letter, of their interest in serving on the commission.industrial commission.
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Dodge Police Pursuit brochure coverThe March 5, 1964 Dakota County Tribune reports: Bursnville has another first - leases squad car. Burnsville had its own leased squad car for the first time Saturday as town board chairman Roger Richardson turned over the keys to Ken Day patrolman. Burnsville thus became the first township in Dakota County's history to have their own leased car. Burnsville hopes to have a five man police force with the possibility of two squad cars in service soon. The car was leased for 18 months from Allen's Garage, Savage for $139 a month. It is a 1964 Dodge Police Pursuit car.
This is the cover of the Pursuit brochure.
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A simple thank you 1960After the 1960 election - Pat Connelly (clerk) Martin Gallagher (constable) and Wally Day (supervisor) thank voters
with this ad appearing in the Minnesota Valley Review.
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Savage Fire Station Wall Collapses 1965During the severe wind and rain storm hitting the area on July 8, the new fire station in Savage was damaged. The workmen went into the shack near the construction about 3 PM. Shortly afterward, a wall measuring about 12 feet high collapsed, pulling down all the scaffolding. According to the foreman Bill McCauley, The 90 mph winds caused damage which will set his crew back about a week and a half. The estimate of damages not get available. General contractor on the job is Earl Weikle.

big storm
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Township leases squad car - 1964The March 5, 1964 Dakota County Tribune reports: Bursnville has another first - leases squad car. Burnsville had its own leased squad car for the first time Saturday as town board chairman Roger Richardson turned over the keys to Ken Day patrolman. Burnsville thus became the first township in Dakota County's history to have their own leased car. Burnsville hopes to have a five man police force with the possibility of two squad cars in service soon. The car was leased for 18 months from Allen's Garage, Savage for $139 a month. It is a 1964 Dodge Police Pursuit car.
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Growing Police Force 1964Growing police force in Burnsville is shown here. Above are five members at a staff educational meeting of The police department. From left are Paul Anselmin, Leroy Holman, Chief Edward Ferrell, Lieut. Robert French, and Jay Butler.
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Census taken in Burnsville this week April 8, 1965The Dakota County Tribune staff writer Sara Daly reports that 12 women census enumerators have visited every home in Burnsville taking an official head count. Sharon Ostby was the census crew leader. Others were - Jean Thiele, Joyce Nelson, Geraldine Gardner, Phyllis Smogard, Mary Betchwars, Yvonne Jacobson, Eleanor McKenna, Margaret Ryan, Helen Knight,Theresa McNamara and Catherine Collins.
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Incorporation Hearing - October 24,1962The wheels were turning for Burnsville to incorporate as a village. Where would the boundaries lie? Egan, Inver Grove Townships, and the Orchard Gardens area wanted to be heard.
This hearing was continued until November 14, 1962
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