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Splash down Beaver Moutain 1985395 viewsThe Burnsville Current 7/8/1985 reports on the once popular Beaver Mountain Waterslide then located north of Buck Hill.
Various Pemtom River Hills House plans and prices387 viewsScroll through this PDF to view many of the homes offered by Pemton for their River Hills addition.

4- bedroom COLONIAL
Model Plan 1653 sq.ft. $21,950
Optional plan 1917 sq.ft.$1,800
Double garage $550
Brick Front $350
Fireplace single $650
Fireplace double $200
MAX PRICE $25,500

3- bedroom RAMBLER
1140 sq.ft.

3- bedroom SPLIT-ENTRY
1435 sq.ft.$20,350

4- bedroom L RAMBLER
1742 sq.ft.

3- or 4- bedroom RAMBLER
1300 sq.ft. or 1564 sq.ft.

5- bedroom COLONIAL
2240 sq.ft.

3- bedroom SPLIT-LEVEL $20,600
1544 sq.ft. or optional 1648 sq.ft.

3- bedroom SPLIT-ENTRY $20,200
1337 sq.ft. or 1300 sq.ft.

3- bedroom L SPLIT-ENTRY
1408 sq.ft. or 1460 sq.ft.

3-bedroom L-RAMBLER $20,950
1400 sq.ft.

3-bedroom L RAMBLER
1560 sq.ft.

3-bedroom RAMBLER
1200 sq.ft.
Pemtom Materials in color160 viewsRiver Hills Development

Why the Tax Picture • • • Present and Future ... is Bright in River Hills
Taxes are, and should be, a major concern to every home buyer. They make up a substantial portion of your monthly payments, and usually reflect the fiscal condition of the locale in which you live-for the present and the future.

At the present time, Burnsville residents living within Minnesota School District 191 enjoy the greatest tax advantage in the Greater Twin City area. Roughly speaking, 65% to 75% of your total property tax is school tax, and the balance is paid to the municipality, the County and State. Therefore, the school tax base has the greatest effect on your property taxes.

Minnesota School District 191, including River Hills, encompasses all the industry in the Minnesota River Basin from Cedar Avenue to Savage: This area includes Northern States Power's Black Dog electric plant, Port Cargill, Producers Can Corporation , Lehigh Portland Cement Company, and Northwestern States Cement Company located near Interstate Highway 35W.

Each of these companies has a tax valuation in the millions. In total they contribute yearly to the school system and municipality sums enjoyed by no other area in the Twin Cities suburban area. Future development of industrially zoned ground in the river basin is both likely and desirable.

What doe s this mean to you , as a home buyer? Does it mean that taxes will not increase? No, but it means that while taxes will increase everywhere, you should enjoy a very favorable difference in tax payment~ -in River Hills as opposed to other areas outside this school district. It basically means that you as a buyer can afford more home for the same monthly payment you would pay in other areas. (Actually, up to $4,000 more !) It means , also, that the municipality can afford more services at less cost to the homeowner.

This brings us to our next most frequently mentioned subject because it is closely related to the matter of taxes.


At this time Burnsville school District 191 HAS 5 new schools. They are: Cedar elementary, River Hills elementary, Vista view elementary, Savage elementary, and the Burnsville junior-senior high school. The services available to all grades except where schools are within close walking distance.

This modern school system is well-established. The methods of education and quality of teaching personnel are among the most highly regarded in the state of Minnesota.

The school physical plants – uncrowded and well staffed – Have not been an abnormal tax burden to homeowners service by the system. Again, the reasons relate back to the industrial tax structure.

Undoubtedly, more schools will be required in future years, as will be true with any area– even those areas presently considered as fully developed. However, the tax advantages will remain with River hills homeowners.Then continue to benefit in future years.


Herein lies a very important consideration to every prospective home buyer. Seemingly good values have become expensive burdens to homeowners who had not investigated the questions of utilities and streets. You may know people who have purchased new homes only to find that their street and lawn must be torn up for another utility coming into the area. Each time the street is resurfaced it means assessments against the homeowner, plus hook-up charges into sewer or water mains.

This will not be the case in River Hills. A municipally owned and operated sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water system is in operation when you occupy a new home in River Hills. All these items are in and paid for by Pemtom, leaving only use charges to be paid by the homeowner. (And charges are the most reasonable to be found in any nearby areas.)
In addition to utilities, all homes front on finished black to p streets with concrete curbs and gutters. Concrete driveways run from the garage apron all the way to the curb, in the 4th Addition and all future Additions.

In summary, we urge you to compare the home values presented in River Hills. Examine the quality materials and workmanship in every home. The advantages Pemtom can pass on to you, the home buyer, through volume purchasing plus control of the product from raw land' to the final sale, mean more dollar value- high resale- and a thoroughly sound investment.
1865 Burnsville Census - Family Names158 views1 Daniel Burns
2 Wm Burns & Julia
3 Jeremiah Dillon
4 Frank Dowdall
5 Michael Coffey
6 John Keran
7 Walter Kenealy
8 Terrance McGovern
9 James Connelly
10 Laurence Casey
11 James Irvine
12 Jeremiah Sweeny
13 Thomas Hogan
14 Andrew Keegan
15 Timothy McNamara
16 William Rice
17 Isabella OHara
18 Henry Tisale
19 P. M. Peterson
20 Savanna Thornton
21 Charles McDevitt
22 Tim ORegan
23 Mike McCarthy
24 Peter Fahey
25 Augustus H. Williams
26 William D. Wygant
27 Mike Gallagher
28 Mike Foley
29 Pat Duggan
30 James Kennedy
31 John McNerry
32 James Sheridan
33 James Maloney
34 Henry Starson
35 James McKearny
36 Daniel Sullivan
37 Timothy Slater
38 Charly ONeill
39 Brigid Gannon
40 Timothy Hays
41 William Walsh
42 William Kolroy
43 Martin Kilroy
44 Michael Nicholson
45 Mike Muggin
46 Pat. Harkins
47 Pat. Hynes
48 Mike Walsh
49 Bernard McDermot
50 Winnefred Newell
51 Thos. Butler
52 Mike McDonald
53 John McCoy
54 Jams Stanton
55 James Newman
56 Hugh OBrien
57 Francis Hyland
58 Pat. Lynch
Males 176
Females 168
Soldiers 13
Total 347
A Burnsville Home in the 1970s156 viewsInterior photo of a Burnsville home, location not provided.
Year in Review 2004150 viewsHeart of the City blossomed in 2004
Elections, Hooters, new leaders also made news
Year in Review
byJohn Gessner

(caption) The old Kmart building on Travelers Trail was reduced to rubble in October. In its place is being built the mixed-use Nicollet Plaza development on the largest parcel of land in the Heart of the City.

Many of Burnsville’s 2004 news highlights came from the Heart of the City redevelopment district — the new “downtown” taking shape along Nicollet Av­ enue between Highway 13 and Burnsville Parkway.
Ground was broken on a sprawling mixed-use project that will include a Cub Foods store. A hotel project fell through, though another hotel developer is attempting to build on the same site. Nicollet Commons Park opened, and more condos and retail space were approved. The park became a focal point for local activities including concerts and part of the annual Fire Muster community celebra­ tion.
Burnsville got a new police chief in 2003, as department veteran Bob Hawkins replaced the retiring Dave Farrington. Tammy Omdal was hired as the See Year, 6A

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city’s chief financial officer, re­ placing Steve O’Malley.
A mostly reluctant City Council — three of whose five members are women — ap­ proved plans for a Hooters Res­ taurant. In November voters chose a new council member, Dan Gustafson, and ousted in­ cumbent Steve Chemey.
Republican State Rep. Duke Powell survived a strong chal­ lenge from DFLer Will Morgan in Burnsville’s key House dis­ trict. U.S. Rep. John Kline eas­ ily beat DFLer and Burnsville Council Member Teresa Daly in her bid for higher office.
Officials mulled new regula­ tions for apartments while work­ ing to solve crime and property problems at one of Burnsville’s most troubled complexes, Colo­ nial Villa.
At Cedar Alternative High School, many will remember 2004 as the year three teens died while exploring riverfront caves in St. Paul.
Heart of the City
In July the City Council unanimously approved plans for Nicollet Plaza, which will brine housing. ■a Cub Foods
store, a bank and retail uses to the southeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and Highway 13.
Now under construction by Opus Northwest LLC, the de­ velopment will encompass the long-vacant Kmart property, the Cancun Restaurant site and vacant land immediately to the east. The Nicollet Plaza prop­ erty covers 17 of the 54 acres in the Heart of the City district.
Also in July, five months after severing ties with the would-be developer of a hotel and public arts center, the city reached an agreement with a new developer pursuing the project.
It requires the firm, Faulkner USA, to make preliminary pay­ ments for the property while preparing plans and securing fi­ nancing. The company has until March 31, 2005, to put the proj­ ect together.
The project would be built on 6.2 acres of city-owned land west of Nicollet Avenue and south of Highway 13. It consists of the old AAA Minnesota/Iowa property and part of the old Bumper’s Restaurant and Sports Bar property.
The city — which bought the property for $1.76 million — kept it off the market for two years while entertaining plans
from Spirit Mountain Land Holding LLC, whose proposal included a hotel, corporate train­ ing center and theater building that would have doubled as an arts center.
That came to an end on Feb. 20, when the Phoenix-based group failed to wire $1.77 mil­ lion to buy the property as required by a redevelopment agreement with the city.
The city then issued a request for proposals seeking develop­ ers of a mixed-use project that would include a hotel; commer­cial, office and residential uses; and the arts center.
In September the council approved another development that, like Nicollet Plaza, will bring condominiums and street- level commercial uses to the area. ParkCrest on Nicollet will be located at Nicollet Avenue and 125th Street. The project will also include an outdoor plaza.
Meanwhile, the International Chefs’ Culinary Center and the Ficus and Fig shop opened in the Heart of the City’s Grande Market Square building.
Park, events
In June more than 1,500 peo­ple got a free picnic dinner at
the dedication of Nicollet Com­mons Park at 126th Street and Nicollet Avenue.
In its first season, the park became the site of a summer concert series, a jazz festival and the Heart of the City Half Marathon. Some Fire Muster activities were moved from the traditional location in Civic Center Park to Nicollet Com­mons.
The annual September event featured the world’s longest fire-truck parade, which will be recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
New leaders
Police Chief Dave Far­rington, who came to Burnsville in 1971 as a part-time community-service officer, retired May 31. He had been chief for six years, replacing Mike DuMou- lin, who had been chief for 25 years.
“It’s time to decompress,” said Farrington, 55, who spent his years as chief rebuilding a department hit by a wave of re­tirements.
Bob Hawkins, a Police De­partment veteran whose roots in the community date back to childhood, was hired in August as the city’s new police chief. Hawkins, 44, is the son of local educators who moved to Burns­ville in 1964. He had been act­ ing chief since Farrington’s re­tirement.
Sgt. Eric Werner replaced Hawkins as a police captain.
Tammy Omdal, Minneapolis’ former budget director, became Burnsville’s chief financial of­ficer, replacing Deputy City Manager Steve O’Malley after he took a job in Wisconsin.
Elizabeth Kautz extended her 12-year mayoral tenure by trouncing little-known challeng­er Gregory Staffa in September.
Newcomer Dan Gustafson, a business owner active in the Burnsville Chamber of Com­merce and the Burnsville Break­fast Rotary, was elected to the City Council. Incumbent Steve Cherney was ousted in his bid for a second term. Liz Workman was the top vote getter in the five-way race for two council seats.
First-term Council Mem­ber Teresa Daly lost her bid for higher office, easily beaten in the 2nd District congressional race by incumbent U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Lakeville.
First-term incumbent state Rep. Duke Powell, R-Bumsville, edged DFL challenger Will Morgan, a Burnsville High School teacher, by 50 percent to 47 percent in House District 40A. The strong challenge in a traditionally Republican district was reflected in DFL electoral gains in the House.
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In a special election July 13, Apple Valley Republican Chris Gerlach was elected senator in District 37, replacing Burns­ville Republican Dave Knutson, who was appointed to a Dakota County District Court judge­ ship by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Church rebuilds
The arson fire that destroyed part of Grace United Method­ist Church in July 2003 was relegated to history Aug. 8 as parishioners broke ground on a bigger, better church home.
Parishioners hope to occupy the $2.1 million addition by Easter 2005.
The fire that destroyed a 1987 church addition that in­cluded the sanctuary and of­fices was set by 18-year-old Kyle Anthony Rousseau of Burnsville. He’s serving a four- and-a-half year prison term for violating his probation by smuggling marijuana into the Dakota County Jail and smok­ing it just hours after he was sentenced for second-degree

The City Council discussed a best-practices program for Burnsville apartment complex­es that would build on steps taken in recent years to reduce crime, nuisance and property- code violations at the most troublesome complexes. Ac­tion on such a plan is expected in 2005.
Meanwhile, progress was reported by police and building inspectors working with the management of Colonial Villa Apartments (formerly Con­ nelly Estates). City officials began the effort in January, citing an unacceptable volume of police calls and code vio­lations. Though management subsequently expelled a police officer from a substation on the property, conditions at the
complex improved in 2004, of­ficials said.
A Hooters Restaurant came to Burnsville — without the blessing of some of the City Council members who voted for it June 7.
All three women on the five- member council publicly ob­jected to the brief tank tops and short shorts worn by female
wait staff of the Atlanta-based j Hooters of America chain. But only Council Member Teresa Daly ultimately voted against ! plans to remodel the old Em­bers Restaurant south of Burns­ville Parkway and west of I- 35W. Daly said her vote was 1 based on principle, not legali­ties, since Hooters was a legal use for the site.
Water restrictions
An odd-even and midday ban on outdoor watering took effect in June. The new rules satisfy conservation standards for future well drilling set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
No smoking ban
In the wake of bar-restau­rant smoking bans enacted by Bloomington and Minneapolis, Burnsville City Council mem­bers repeated that they’re not interested in a smoking ban here unless it’s ordered by the state.
Ralph Clover, Burnsville’s first parks supervisor, died July 2 at age 85.
Three students from Cedar Alternative High School in Ea­ gan died after being overcome by carbon monoxide while exploring St. Paul’s Wabasha ! Street caves April 27.
Dead were Patrick Dague, 17, of Burnsville; Nick Larson, 17, of Savage; and Natalie Van-
Vorst, 17, of Savage.
Early stages of North River Hills143 viewsVarious designs of homes were made available within North and South River Hills.
August 1879- Minne-Elk and Buck Hill story 2 pages139 viewsMemories of Buck Hill, Crystal Lake, Minne-Elk, published in 1879.
Burnsville Timeline to 1995137 views
Dakota County was created by the Minnesota State Legislature
The first road in Burnsville was established - known as the St. Paul and Shakopee Road. This road followed quite closely to the present Highway 13 and Williams Drive.
The first birth recorded in what was to become Burnsville - a daughter to Mr.and Mrs. James Kearney. Dakota County Board established the boundaries of Burnsville
The official organization of the town of Burnsville (election of town board members, etc.) However the first record found of a Township meeting was the 3rd day of April, 1860.
Some of the early settlers mentioned in the first town board minutes were: D. J. Bums, John Bums, Wm. Bums, Jeremiah Sweeney, James Connelly, Timothy O’Reagan, Michael Connolly, (a very Irish community).
A dispute over some property led to the killing of Thomas Kearney. James O’Hare was acquitted on the grounds of self-defense. First record of census - Burnsville population was 361.
The second road in Burnsville was known as the Shakopee/Lakeville Road through Burnsville, and followed what is remaining of Judicial Road.
NOTE ON CHURCHES IN BURNSVILLE: St. John the Baptist of Burnsville was organized in 1853. The congregation first met in the home of Wm. Byrne. He donated land and the first Church was completed in 1855 and located in west Burnsville near the Scott County line near the existing cemetery. The Church was twice destroyed by fire. After the second fire it was rebuilt in Hamilton (Savage) in 1902.
St. James Evangelical Lutheran began in 1939 in the home of Wm. Belz. A church was built and a move was made to Savage in 1949. As the congregation grew a new church was built at its present site on Williams Drive in 1963.
Grace United Methodist Church began in 1959...meeting in the Burnsville Town Hall on County Road 5 until 1962 when a new church was built and the congregation moved to its present site on Maple Island Road - across from Buck Hill,

1870’s The first general store was built at the junction of the St. Paul and Shakopee and Lakeville Road (present junction of Williams Drive and Judicial Road. Population of Burnsville - 388. A hotel/summer resort was opened on Crystal Lake. This became a popular sum m er recreation spot for the M inneapolis/St. Paul area.
Rural delivery of mail began. Prior to that time mail was picked up at the Village of Hamilton Post Office.
Population - 385
Dan Patch Railroad was built from Minneapolis to Antlers Park in Lakeville.
Population-4 1 9
First bridge was built across the Minneosta River from Bloomington to Burnsville. It was a drawbridge which extended Lyndale Avenue into Burnsville. In 1922 this road was extended to Orchard Gardens, and in 1925 the road went to Antler’s Park in Lakeville. Later this road became State Highway 65, and in the late 1950’s was replaced by Interstate 35.
Population - 490
City Treasurer recorded City funds totalling $172.39. Major expenses were dragging the roads and paying gopher bounties.
REA (Rural Electrification Association) brought electricity to Burnsville.
Population - 495
Oscar Dally was issued first 3.2 beer license for his general store on the east end of Crystal Lake.
$3,325.95 in Town Treaury
Population - 583 Residential platting began. Vista View and Northview Additions among the first housing.
Population - 2,716. Bloomington attempted to annex Black Dog on 8/22/61 and then all of Burnsville. After a long and heavily fought legal battle Burnsville remained Burnsville Township and incorporated on 6/16/64.
Election to incorporate as a Village
Village offices were on County Rd 5 (Ames Construction building) Population (estimated 8,054)
Employees 15
Roger Richards^ first Mayor
Michael O’Connor - Clerk
Ray Connelly
Wm Dolan } Trustees Warren Kelley
Police Dept was formed with hiring of Ed Farrell as Police Chief
1965 Special Census - 10,721 Employees 29
Budget $361,500
Minnesota River flooded closing 35W City Administrator hired 6/1/65
1/1/67 Council/Manager form of government became effective (Plan B)
5/67 City Hall moved to 1313 E. Highway 13 Population (estimate) 13,912
1968 Population - 15,538 Employees 43
Civic Center property purchased from Patrick Nicholson for $24,000
First phase maintenance facility built
1969 Public Safety Department formed

1972 1975
1976 1977
1981 1985
Population - 19,940 Employees 48 Budget $1,104,065
Ice Arena Constructed
Population - 31,234 Employees 89
Burnsville Flag adopted
Burnsville Center opened Development boomed in the 70’s
Population - 35,674 Employees 146 Budget $5,201,902
Public Safety Dept reorganized into Police and Fire Departments
Second sheet of ice built Population - 40,115 Employees 163
City Hall moved to 100 Civic Center Parkway
25 year (as incorporated City) celebration held in September
New Maintenance Facility occupied on McAndrews Road Population - 53,860 (estimate)
Employees 215
Budget $17,631,050

Pemtom Plat Document137 views
Line drawing - 1988 A Creek in Burnsville137 viewsArtist Barb Starner created a series of Burnsville historic sites for the 1988 Cornerstone Copy calendar.
Burnsville High School 134 views1978 - Collapse of Roof.
Year in Review (continued) 2008132 viewsbyJohn Gessner

Editor’s note: This por­tion of the Burnsville 2008 year in review story was mistakenly omitted from the Dec. 26 edition.

Sports theft
A former youth sports commissioner who said he had a gambling problem was charged in February with embezzling more than $43,000 from the Burnsville Athletic Club.
Douglas Jay Jahnke al­legedly diverted registration fees and other money from the girls in-house basketball program while serving as commissioner from 2005 to 2007.
Jahnke allegedly altered checks or had players’ fami­lies make checks to him. Police say they documented 378 altered or forged checks and eight fraudulent cash transactions.
The 47-year-old Burns­ville resident was charged with six counts each of theft by swindle, check forgery and offering a forged check. His trial is scheduled to open Jan. 27.

Vehicular homicide
Armando Velasquez, 20, of Faribault, was sentenced in October to 57 months in prison for the hit-and-run that killed a man on April 5 outside the former Event Center at the Towne and Country Square mall. Velasquez had pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Carlos Eduardo Noriega, 32, of Prior Lake. The crime stemmed from an alterca­tion at the Event Center. Martina Narvaez pleaded guilty to aiding an offender for helping Velasquez try to avoid arrest. Similar charges were pending against Fran­ cisco Javiar Velasquez.

Attack, arson
Three men await trial in the May 11 break-in, attack and arson at a Burnsville man’s townhome. Paul Traub, 13603 Knox Drive, was stabbed and beaten by intruders who also stole his car and set the townhouse on fire. “These were nasty people,” said a neigh­bor, Wanda Trousil. “Nobody deserves to have that happen to them. He’s such a nice man.” Traub, 52, was in bed in the early-morning hours intruders entered through his open garage door. Charged with attempted murder, burglary and arson are Shaquen Perril Whit­field, 19, of Prior Lake; Irvin Scott Cook, 18, ad­dress unknown; and Lance Dwayne Wilkins, 21, of Pri­or Lake.

Stock swindle
Burnsville resident Eldon Anderson was sentenced Nov. 20 to 97 months in prison for defrauding in­vestors by selling stock in a business he called EPCOM Wireless Corp.
The 56-year-old, called a “consummate con man” by federal prosecutors, plead­ed guilty in March to one count of securities fraud. Anderson was ordered to pay more than $1.4 mil­ lion in restitution for frauds committed since 1994. “He invested a lot of time in friendships,” said Richard Hatcher of Burns­ville, a former neighbor of Anderson’s who lost $3,000 investing with him. “His part-time job was taking your money.”

Ex-mayor dies
Burnsville’s second may­or was a devout Mormon who didn’t like noisy bars or raunchy radio. Alfred E. Hall’s morals may have propelled him into politics. But Hall’s legacy is his stewardship of a village and city rapidly changing from rural to suburban. Hall, 80, died March 30 in Dallas, Texas, where he moved his family in 1976. He was mayor from Janu­ary 1966 to January 1970. A Mormon bishop, Hall thought liquor sales should be limited to mu­nicipal stores, though he never achieved that goal. He made news in the early 1970s for tangling with a youth-oriented AM radio station, U100, whose con­tent he found offensive.

Ice time
In June, a judge dismissed claims that Burnsville’s allo­cation of ice time is unfair to Burnsville youths who play in the Apple Valley Hockey Association. A suit filed by six AVHA parents who live in Burns­ville challenged the city’s policy of giving “legacy us­ers” priority in renting ice at the Burnsville Ice Center. The suit followed a bitter dispute that erupted in 2006 when the AVHA, a nonle­gacy user, was negotiating with the city for ice time. The AVHA, which must accept Burnsville youths who live in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District 196, wanted prime- season ice time to be allo­cated based on the number of its Burnsville members as a percentage of total ice­ time users.

Hotels, problems
Burnsville’s hotels and motels came under in­ creased scrutiny in 2007 and 2008. Worries about prosti­tution, other crimes and cleanliness prompted the City Council to look into — but ultimately reject — city licensing of Burnsville’s 10 lodging properties. Sting operations from June 2007 through March 2008 showed prostitution to be a lingering problem. Sev­ en stings netted 40 arrests at five lodging properties and two apartment complexes, Police Chief Bob Hawkins said. The Red Roof Inn at 12920 Aldrich Ave. S. was not part of the sting opera­tion, but had significantly more police calls from June to December 2007 than neighboring lodging prop­erties, according to police.

Banquet center closes
The International Chefs’ Culinary Center, a banquet hall whose October 2004 opening helped inaugurate Burnsville’s Heart o f the City, closed Oct. 8. Located in the Grande Market Square building in the Heart of the City, the 440-seat center was the brainchild of Burnsville resident Ron Achterkirch, a former Control Data execu­tive and software-company founder whose worldwide travels inspired a love of fine dining. Achterkirch said his in­ ability to renegotiate his lease with building owner Sherman Associates and skyrocketing food prices doomed the business. “I’ll bet I’ve been to 100 events in his place in the last couple of years,” City Council Member Dan Gustafson said. “It was get­ting a lot of support from a lot of groups, but just not enough.” Some of Achterkirch’s booked wed­dings and other events were moved to the new Applewood Event Center, which opened recent­ly in the Towne and
Country Square mall at Highway 13 and Cliff Road.

Garbage zones
Garbage collection in Burnsville’s single-family neighborhoods will be lim­ited to one day a week in each of five zones. In May, the City Coun­cil unanimously approved a “day-specific” collection system. Collection of trash, recyclables and yard waste will be limited to one week­ day in each zone. The. five licensed haulers doing business in the city agreed to the change, which takes effect Jan. 1. Day-specific collection is the tightest regulation to emerge from years of peri­ odic debate over clamping down on trash-collection nuisances in Burnsville neighborhoods.

River Quadrant
City officials and local legislators held a news conference in April to tout a tax measure that could net Burnsville up to $80 million to prepare its vast riverfront
for redevelopment. The law, approved by the 2007 Minnesota Legisla­ture, allows the city to create tax-increment financing districts in the 1,700-acre area west of Interstate 35W and north of Highway 13 and pool the revenue for use throughout it.

Cops at risk
The Police Department held a news conference in July to raise awareness of roadside dangers cops face when stopping vehicles. Over the previous two and a half years, there were
eight incidents in which of­ficers’ vehicles had been hit or officers had been injured in traffic-related incidents, most of them traffic stops.

Apartment rehab
Chancellor Manor, Da­kota County’s largest subsi­dized housing complex will be acquired and rehabili­tated for $24.2 million, in an effort to deter crime and improve the property.
Final funding approval was announced Oct. 23 for the 200-unit apartment and townhome development built in 1972 and housing 493 low-income residents. The nonprofit Commu­nity Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) will own and manage the com­plex, located near County Road 42 on Irving Avenue South. Renovation is ex­ pected to begin next year and be completed in 2010. The Dakota County Com­munity Development Agen­cy is contributing $2.5 mil­ lion to the project.

Mediterranean Cruise Cafe
The Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, formerly in Eagan’s Cedarvale redevel­opment area, is moving to Burnsville. The City Council ap­proved the sale of .6 acres of city-owned land between Nicollet Commons Park and Red Lion Liquor in the Heart of the City. Mediter­ranean Cruise owner Jamal Ansari paid $165,000 for the land and will build a pump room where the city will house pumps feeding the artificial stream in the park. The city will pay $165,000 for an easement granting access to those facilities.
Ansari plans to open in late January.

John Gessner is at burnsville. thisweek@ecm-inc. com.
Pemtom River Hills Assn Bylaws131 views1
River Hills Association
Membership and Dues
Article 2
Board of Directors, its tenure and duties.
Section A Section B
Section C
Section D
Annual dues shall be two dollars (*2.00) ner family ner calendar vear.
Any fee owner and snouse who is in residence in River Hills Addition, Burnsville village, is qualified for membership.
The membership of anyone who no longer qual­ ifies under Article 1, Section B shall be automatically terminated without formal oro- ceedings. Said person thereby forfeits all rights and interests in the corooration.
Until current annual dues are paid anv member loses all rights and privileges of membershin including the right to attend meetings. Cal­ endar year dues are pavable bv March 1 of each calendar vear.
Section A Section B
The Board of Directors shall consist of fif­ teen (15) members.
The term of a member of the Board of Directors shall be three (3) vears. Five (5) Directors
are to be selected each vear at the annual meeting. Any vacancies occurring in the Board of Directors shall be filled bv aonointment
by The Board.
Section C. At least sixty (60) davs before the annual meeting, a nominating committee of five (5)
Section D
Section E Section F
members shall be anpointed bv the Board of Directors to submit a slate of at least five
(5) and not more than ten (10) candidates for the Board of Directors. The nominating com­ mittee shall not be chosen from the Board of Directors. The nominating committee must obtain the consent of candidates for nomina­ tion before placing their names before the annual meeting.
At least thirtv (30) davs before the annual meeting written notice shall be given the mem­ bership that anv member named on a petition signed by at least six (6) other members shall also be a candidate for the Board of Directors. Petitions must be in the hands of the Presi­ dent at least five (5) days before the annual meeting. Nominations shall not be made from
the floor.
Directors may not succeed themselves. Directors shall be elected bv the membershin in attendance at the annual meeting. Each nominee must receive a majority of the votes
•ast, excluding blanks, to be elected to the Board of Directors. Balloting shall continue untilthereisanelection. Tellersshallbe appointed by The Board of Directors.

3 Officers, Section
their terms and duties.
A Within ten (10) days following the annual
meeting the Board of Directors sha 11 meet to elect a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian. The term of each officer shall be for one "ear. Each nominee must receive a majority of the votes cast, excluding blanks, to be an elected of-
4 Meetings Section
be the administrative
.ne sha 11 Preside at all
Section B
Section C
Secti on D
A notice for the annual meeting of the memb8r- ship shall be sent to the members at lAast ten
°(,10) days before the meeting. Notice of
special rreetings will be given in the Minneso- ta Valley Review.
The Board of Directors shall me8t at 10.ast six (6) times a year and their meetings shall be open to the general membership. Notice of
sue h rreeting of th e Board of Dire ct ors r1rill be
given in the Minnesota Vallev RP.view. The President shall have the authoritv to call a snecial or emergency rreeting of the Board of Directars V,ITHOUT such notice being gj ven in the official ueper designated in the Bv-Laws. All such rrEetings called will be reported by the Board of Directors at the next regularlv 9cJ1edul 0 d rreeting.

Section Section Section Section
Procedure Section A
Committees Section A
7 Amendments Sectj on A
Section B
E The m?.mbers and/or Board Members present at any meeting of which proper notice has b~en given shall constitute a quorum, except as
sp e cified in Article 3 Section A.
F Proxies for any purposP are prohibited. G There shall be no cumulative voting.
'1'he By-Laws may be
special meeting of
thirds vote of the
not ic e of th e nronos e d a mendments have been given in writing to th e membershin thirtv (3n) davs prior to said meeting .
amended at a nv a nnua 1 or the membersh:ip bv a twoO members nresent, provided
A proposed aMe'1dment to the By Laws may be submitted bv the Board of Direc tors or bv Petition signed bv five (5) per cent of the membershin. Proc edure for action on amend-
rre.nts shail follow Section A.
Indian Burial Ground once located in (North) River Hills 1981 version 1131 viewsIn 1978 Del Stelling, editor of the Minnesota Valley Review and later Burnsville Sun recalls how in the 1960's as North River Hills was being developed an Indian Burial Ground was uncovered.
Burnsville High School 131 views1978 - Collapse of roof.
1960's Record player129 viewsThe Dakota County Historical Society displays a record player owned by a Dakota County teen in the early 1960's.
1963 River Hills Ad125 viewsNew Home Ideas have a habit of growing in River Hills.
An example of one of many ads developed by Pemtom for the River Hills Housing Development.
Burnsville Postcard (photo version)125 viewsBurnsville - Just close enough!
Benefiting the Burnsville Area Society for the Arts in Celebration of the Opening of the Lake Alimagnet Center for the Arts.
Beginning of the housing boom River Hills121 viewsRiver Hills on Highway 13, was one of the first housing developments, with earlier being Vista View and Highland View.
Transportation in the 1950s120 viewsJoe and Alice Kearney's car 1954.
Charles and Babelle Price 1944 - 50th Anniversary119 viewsMr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Price, residents of Crystal Lake, the past 30 years, who celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary Christmas day, are pictured above. They were pleasantly surprised that day by ten relatives from Minneapolis, who brought a sumptuous dinner and gifts, in­cluding a purse of money, a gold­ en bag with 50 new pennies, and a $25 war bond. Decorations at the table were 50c pieces and a Christmas tree.

Friday, Dec. 29th, the following .neighbors surprised the honored couple in the evening and pre­sented them with a luncheon and a purse: Chas. Fischer, Ed Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. C. Dally, Margaret Dally, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Kraft, Warnie Kraft, Mr. and Mrs. Art Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Blerson, Esther Backus, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Len Deeg, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kraft, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Holman, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kohls, Bill Kohls, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Strese, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohls, Mrs. C. Cederblade, Mr. and Mrs. John McAndrews. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gramsey, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fischer, Mrs. Bertha Ratzlaff.

Chas. H. Price, who was born Dec. 22, 1867 in Pennsylvania, and Miss Babelle E. Patch born in Iowa, June 22, 1869, were united in marriage Dec. 25th, 1894 at Hudson, Wis., by a Rev. Martin in the Methodist parsonage. They have no children.

Thirty years ago they moved to the old McDonald farm on the northeast shore of Crystal lake, where they continued to reside. They operated a summer resort until 1925, when the lake reced­ed. Mr. and Mrs. Price moved here from Minneapolis, where he was a line engraver on the Minne­apolis Times, many years.
Congratulations and best wish­es are extended to the honored couple.
1965 River Hills Ad119 viewsAn example of one of many ads developed by Pemtom for the River Hills Housing Development.
Crystal Lake 1970s117 viewsIce fishing at Crystal Lake.
A look back before the new year 1997117 viewsDecember 31, 1997 The Burnsville Sun looks back at the year 1997. It is described as a year of development and change. School District Superintendent James Rickabaugh leaves for a job in the private sector and Police Chief MIke DuMoulin retires after 33 years at Burnsville. Dave Farrington is his replacment. Plans to make Diamondhead Mall into a high school campus, a study of County Road 42 and a flood.
Timeline Draft April 1, 1999116 viewsTIME LINE
Burnsville Bicentennial Garden opens
City Flag adopted as part of Bicentennial Celebration 1976 Burnsville population estimated at 32,582
City budget for 1976 is $2,915,98£
Burnsville Center opens (Anchor tenants: J.C. Penney, Donaldson's
Recycling Center opens in Burnsville
District 16 one-room school (near Burnsville Center) burnt by arsonist Water treatment plant opens
Discussion begins on construction o f highway I-35E
Dutch Elm disease causes destruction of beautiful elms
Prince of Peace Church and Ridges Nursing Home constructed District 191 teachers strike; stoppage 16 1-o-n-g days Planning begins for a hospital in Burnsville
Burnsville average household income $21,202 (1979)
Burnsville population 35,674 - 1980 U.S. Census
Orchard Gardens Station placed on National Register Siren warning system installed in Burnsville Straight-line windstorm causes $6 million damage First Fire Muster community celebration held
Lucky Twin Drive-in outdoor movie theater closes
Burnsville Chapter of Dakota Co. Historical Society forms; republishes 1976 community 2
history. / ^ 0 O
, /<?go New Cedar Avenue bridge opens across Minnesota River

Senior Citizen Center opens at Sioux Trail School
City Council decision splits Public Safety services into separate Fire and Police Departments.
Governor Quie comes to Burnsville for "Capital for a Day"
ParksBond '82 referendum approves $3.95 million for development and land acquis
Police Canine program inaugurated (Starsky and Hutch)
Crime Watch established in 10 neighborhoods
Burnsville becomes Minnesota's 13th Star City
Construction begins on Sunset Pond and drainage project
Cable TV comes to Burnsville
City-owned ambulance service (EMS) is operational; training of firefighter/paramedics begins
Fairview Ridges Hospital opens 1985-1990
Lac Lavon softball and North River Hills soccer complexes completed "Ring Road" system completed (Southcross Drive)
Second ice arena opens
Highway I-35E completed
Billy Goat Bridge removed for street upgrades
Black Dog Nature Preserve dedicated
$6.4 million referendum passed for construction of City Hall, Police, and Fire facili Fire training facility built in Burnsville with neighbor cities
Fffirt-eAC Chaiily Batt-hekL
Burnsville Convention & Visitors Bureau opens
Bimamwood Golf Course purchased by City

I-35W carpool ramps open
Minnesota Valley Transit Authority is formed to study transit issues with neighboi (MG...list 6 cities? or list in Hub 1995...get MVTA dates right...)
Governor Perpich holds "Capital for a Day" in Burnsville
25th anniversary celebration of 1964 incorporation as Village of Burnsville; and dedication of new City Hall/police facilities in Civic Center Park
Fire Station 2 constructed at Parkwood Drive; Bumhaven Drive police building remodeled as FS 1
Star of the North Games hosted in Burnsville
Sullivan's Super Valu closes (Burnsville's first modem tjmtf store)
Burnsville Area Society for the Arts and arts groups find home at Lake Alimagnet ( M G ..... check this out...... LACA?....)
Volunteer Police Chaplain Corps initiated
DARE (Drug Awareness) program started in schools
County Road 42 $9 million upgrade project
Population passes 50,000 mark (U.S. Census 1990 51,288) 1 Burnsville 3rd highest in state in retail sales and 5th in number of manufacturing 1 Brink's truck robbery at First Bank
Burnsville Police Department is 5th in state to be accredited by CALEA
District 191 girls basketball takes first in state
Patrick ConnellyMong-time xatiege clerk, dies at age 89

Wally Day (credited with saving Burnsville from Bloomington's annexation attempts)
dies at 78
Billy Goat Memorial Footbridge installed in Neill Park Burnsville hires first female firefighter
Burnsville High School logo changed from Braves to Blaze
.^ S o athTkic^ Burnsville Civio-^heatfe~
Minnesota River floods the valley again (June 1993); worst since 1965 and 1969
Burnsville designated state All Star City for second time
1 iH ttf qJ^CSOMETHING....1-35W........where? 35W Council - 56 members 1989? HOVNov/94?
Arsonist strikes Burnsville High School; repairs cost $15 million
Kennedy farmhouse (built by Walter and Rose Kennedy in 1905 on homestead land) is demolished
^ J \ r BLOOMINGTON FERRY BRIDGE....Get info. 1995 -2000
City maintenance center built at County Road 11
Burnsville Transit Hub constructed (Joint MVTA project)
New Burnsville Post Office opens at McAndrews Road
YMCA building opens in Burnsville
Spring wind storms hit Burnsville 1998; damage estimate $___million Youth Center plans go forward at Civic Center Park
BHS Senior Class campus opens at former Diamondhead Center
County Road 42 corridor study presented by Dakota County FEMA-chooses Burnsville for federal grant (disaster preparedness) Burnsville population estimated 1999 at _ V u^ I " . MO Include?
* * * MG...... .events from Jan 99 to print time.... also go thru 1998 newspapers

GERALDFORD president
ABC mini series "Roots" reaches a record 80M viewers Dakota County is fastest growing in 7-county metro area Elvis Presley, singer and cult figure, dies at age 42
VW Bug fails safety test, will be replaced by VW Rabbit First test tube baby, Louise Brown, is bom in London
3 Mile Island atomic leak
Margaret Thatcher first woman Prime Minister in England
1980-1985 JIMMY CARTER president
U.S. population 226,542,199
U.S. hockey team wins Gold Medal at Olympics
Former Beatle John Lennon shot to death by crazed fanatic
U.S., West Germany and Japan boycott the Moscow Olympics
President Reagar# gravely wounded by assassin
AIDS, a new plague, identified
Space shuttle Challenger landed after 6 day mission that made Sally Ride the first American woman to go into space
Walter Mondale chooses first woman. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, to run for Vice President on major party ticket
Los Angeles hosts Summer Olympics

New formula for Coca-Cola
Divers find Titanic wreck after 73 years
Space shuttle Challenger explodes as horrified nation watches all 7 astronauts die including first ordinary citizen in space, teacher Christa McAuliffe
Nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, Soviet Union, malfunctions releasing deadly atomic radiation
Statue o f Liberty restored and celebrates 100th birthday
We The People celebrate the Constitution's 200th birthday. This document has endured longer than any other written constitution of the modem era.
Crash! October 1987 market plunges 508 points; exceeds 1929 crash
Massive earthquake rocks San Francisco Bay area with estimated 270 deaths; $1-3 billion ^ damages
Berlin Wall, symbol of Communist oppression for 28 yearsys tom down in Germany.
1990-1995 GEORGE BUSH president
U.S. population 248,718,301
Iraqi forces seize control of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm launches the Gulf War
Apartheid repealed in South Africa
U.S.S.R. ends; Gorbachev resigns
Johnny Carson ends 30-year TV run
Mississippi River flooding leaves devestation from Minnesota to Gulf of Mexico
Peace agreement between two bitter enemies, Yasir Arafat, Chairman of the PLO, and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Israel (spelling??)
50th Anniversary o f D-Day in Europe 25th anniversary of Woodstock

Oklahoma City bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building; terror comes to America's Heartland
50th anniversary o f the United Nations
Cloning of humans is debated after the announcement of the successful cloning of an adult sheep
China regains control o f Hong Kong
Flooding in Red River Valley damages homes and property Winds and tornadoes wreak havoc in southern Minnesota Peace agreement moves forward in Northern Ireland Volkswagen's "New Beetle" creates Beetlemania Minnesota voters elect Jesse Ventura as Governor
DJIA (Dow-Jones) tops 10,000 mark,for a day
Crystal View Inn before being burnt down 1981116 viewsCrystal View Inn (North West end of Crystal Lake). After it closed, the Fire Department used it for training purposes. This was its final use as it was burnt completely down.
138th and Nicollet 1960116 views1960 - The horizontal road is 138th Street. Nicollet Avenue did not yet connect to County Road 42. Above is the Gallagher farm and below the Ratzlaff farm (photo below with aerial detail above). The Ratzlaff farm became the Ridges Campus, present location of Fairview Ridges Hospital, Prince of Peace Lutheran and other facilities. Poster created by the Burnsville Historical Society.
Burnsville Center under construction113 viewsIt opened in 1977
Alice Egan Kearney and Theresa Egan 1965113 viewsAlice and her mother Theresa while shopping in downtown Minneapolis.
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