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Burnsville_center_regional_draw_2017.pdf
Burnsville Center is a regional draw 201773 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.
2013_Community_Guide.pdf
2013 - 2014 Burnsville Community Guide (Complete guide)64 viewsCity of Burnsville Community Guide produced by the City of Burnsvile.

A New Logo for Burnsville 4
Welcome
Welcome from the Burnsville City Council 5
A Message from the Burnsville Historical Society 6
Burnsville at a Glance 6
Serving the People
The Burnsville City Council 7
City Boards and Commissions 8
Elected Officials 8
Living in Burnsville
Property Ownership and Rental Information 9
City Watering Restrictions 10
Pet Ownership Information 10
Parks and Amenities
Ten Great Park and Recreation Areas 11-12
Adopt-A-Park 11
Picnic Shelters 12
Recreation
Recreation Opportunities 13-14
Burnsville Senior Center 14
A Great Place for Shopping, Food and Fun 15
Volunteer Opportunities 17
Public Safety
Burnsville Fire Department 19
Burnsville Police Department 19
Get Involved in Public Safety 20
Community Events
Legacy Events 21
Other Great Events 22
Burnsville Performing Arts Center 23
Nicollet Commons Park 23
Burnsville Area Schools 25-26
Helpful Phone Numbers and Websites 27-28
City Map 29
library_2017.pdf
Find some page turners at the library 201761 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.
winter_2014_burnsvillebulletin.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin Winter 201460 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.
BurnsvilleCitycommunities_for_a_lifetime.pdf
Burnsville Communities for a lifetime report 201660 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?

chamber_gets_business_involved_2017.pdf
Burnsville Chamber gets business involved 201760 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.

system_includes_more_than_76_parks.pdf
System includes more than 76 parks (2017)60 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.
Fire_Dept_2017.pdf
Fire Department has two stations (2017)60 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 Plan60 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. 
Festivals_and_fire_muster_2017.pdf
Festivals and the Fire Muster 201759 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).
ames_center_2017~0.pdf
Ames Center is premier arts venue 201758 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 201758 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
burnsville_fleet_repair.jpg
Fleet Maintenance by the City of Burnsville58 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.
bulletin_fall_2016~0.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin - Fall 201657 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.
2012_fall_bulletin.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin - Fall 201257 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

High_school_grades_9_-_12__2017.pdf
High School opens for grades 9 - 12 (2017)57 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.
Facilities_ground_breaking_2017~1.pdf
2017 Facilities ground breaking event57 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)57 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 plan57 viewsBurnsville comprehensive plan.
fleet_maint.jpg
Fleet Maintenance by the City of Burnsville57 viewsThe Public Works Department has its own Fleet Maintenance Division that handles repairs.
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City of Burnsville Community Guide Shopping 2015 - 201657 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 - 201657 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 - 201657 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 Area Attractions 2015 - 2016 57 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.
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City of Burnsville Community Guide Places of Worship 2015 - 201657 viewsPublished by Sun Thisweek News 2015 - 2016 the directory includes on page 20 lists places of worship in the City.
2014SummerBulletin.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin Summer 201456 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
2015spring_2015.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin - Spring 201556 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.

winter_2016_bulletin.pdf
City of Burnsville Bulletin - Winter 201656 viewsTopics the quarterly newsletter mailed to residents and businesses include:

Do You Want to Build a Rain Garden?Free Workshops Available
BCTV Now Available in High Definition and Online
Burnsville City Council Adopts 2016 Budget
2016 Residential City Utility Rates
2016 Proposed Roadwork Projects
Burnsville Considers Implementing Gas, Electric Franchise Fees

Ames Center Schedule
City Council Recognizes Outstanding ‘Community Builders’
State of the City Address Set for Feb. 10
Cross-Country Skiing at Terrace Oaks, Alimagnet Park
Activities for Seniors 62+

Buck Hill Preparing for Major Improvements
Police Department, Other Facility Upgrades to Begin in 2016
Overnight Parking Restrictions in Effect Year-Round
New Recycling Law for Businesses in 2016
Burnsville Police Set Aside Day to Share Distracted Driving Message
Firefighters Need Help Keeping
Hydrants Clear of Snow and more
community_service_higlighted_2017.pdf
Community Service highlighted 201756 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

People interested in volunteering or who need a helping hand can find assistance through organizations in Burnsville including 360 Communities, the Rotary, Burnsville Community Foundation the Lions Club and the Burnsville Senior Center Advisory Council.
indoor_outdoor_fun_2017.pdf
Indoor outdoor fun found here/ Lions playground includes splash pad (2017)56 viewsInformation published in the Burnsville Sun/This Week News Burnsville Community Guide 2017.

There are many attractions in Burnsville including: Buck Hill, Heart of the City/Nicollet Commons Park, The Garage, Alimagnet Dog Park, Birnamwood Golf Course, The Burnsville Ice Center, the Burnsville Lions Playground and those nearby- the Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley)
IMAX Theatre (Apple Valley) and the Dakota City Heritage Village (Farmington).
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