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Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00


Recycle your tree for free December 26 - January 14 Recycle your live evergreen trees, wreaths and garland at the Organic Recycling Facility (ORF) located at 1905 Mystic Lake Drive. Drop off Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon anytime between December 26, 2016 and January 14, 2017. Please be sure to remove all items such as ornaments,…
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

2017 City Fee Updates

Each year, the City reviews the current fee schedule, and makes recommendations for changes. Here is a summary of a few changes that go into effective January 1, 2017. Find a complete list of 2017 fees at  Facility Rental Fees Rental fees for the Marion/Marietta Hall will increase from $25 to $50/four hour block for weekend and holiday dates. …
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Enjoy the snowmobiling season

It’s that time of year again when people are getting ready to start riding their snowmobiles through fresh snow. Snowmobiling is permitted within the city limits and riders are expected to obey all traffic rules, regulations, and traffic control devices. Here are a few tips to help riders have an enjoyable season.  Ride only on designated trails. The Savage Sno-Pacers…
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Savage: A great little city

WalletHub has named Savage as one of the 50 best small cities in 2016. Out of 1,268 cities with a population size between 25,000 and 100,000, Savage ranked 27th overall based on 1) Affordability, 2) Economic Health, 3) Education and Health, 4) Quality of Life; and 5) Safety  
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

How is City Code enforced?

Please be mindful that the Code Compliance Program is a reactive program requiring residents to file a complaint when they see a property maintenance or zoning code violation occurring. Once a complaint is made, an inspection of the property is done to confirm the violation. If a violation is found, an informational notice is then sent to the property owner…
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Marcey Jorissen inspires fellow co-workers

Patient, positive, and hard-working. These are just a few words that co-workers used to describe Marcey Jorissen, the 2016 City of Savage Employee of the Year. Candidates for Employee of the Year ar nominated by fellow staff members who feel they model the City’s core values of teamwork, customer service, adaptability, accountability, and fiscal responsibility.   "Marcey is someone we are…
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Best wishes to Donna Brown

After 30+ years with the City of Savage Police Department, Donna Brown is retiring and plans to spend more time with her grandchildren. Donna started her career with the City in 1982, when the Police Department was located in a doublewide trailer next to the Fire Station. “Through the years, Donna has worked with all three Police Chiefs, and provided…
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Savage honored for Comprehensive, Transparent Financial Reporting

The City of Savage is proud to announce that it was recently honored for its transparency in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the 19th consecutive year the City of Savage has received an award for its comprehensive annual financial report or CAFR. This award is the highest form of recognition in…
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Small investment with large return

by Deputy Fire Chief, John Babin When we talk about home safety, a small investment can yield large returns. That small investment is a fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers are among the items we should all own, but never want to use.  Just in the past few months, there have been a number of fire calls in Savage where residents were able to save…
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Prevent frozen pipes

As the cold season settles in and temperatures begin to drop, frozen pipes could become a concern. Here are some tips to help you avoid frozen pipes and the issues that can accompany them.  Insulate pipes. Exposed pipes are the most susceptible to freezing. Pipe wrapping materials can be found at any hardware or building supply store.  Disconnect hoses. Disconnect…
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Join Savage Fire

The City of Savage is accepting applications for paid, on-call firefighters. Members respond to calls that happen at any time, any where in the community. More information about the application process, training and requirements is posted at  
Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Rec Corner

Warming houses and rinks Outdoor skating rinks will be flooded and open to the public from approximately mid December through February 13 (weather permitting). Rink and Warming House Locations Canterbury Park, 13444 Inglewood Ave. O’Connell Park, 5165 South park Drive Trost Park, 5455 137th Street Warren Butler Park, 12758 Ottawa Ave. Woodhill park, 8901 138th Street Schroeder’s Acres park, 124th Street (not staffed) Normal Operating…