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Select a briefing Bloomington pioneers and changemakers Stay in the know: E-Subscribe Snowfalls, snow emergencies and parking bans Pedestrian safety D Line bus rapid transit open for service Continental Ballet presents “Cinderella” Enjoy the annual spring ice show Plant a tree and grow the urban canopy Visit an indoor market for fresh produce, local goods Afrique offers welcoming space to African community Crime prevention relies on alert residents What’s developing: The new Fire Station 4 Santa Cop was busy this season Bloomington Yesterday: The first fire chief Meet a firefighter Community spotlight: Bridging to a better future Winter cart placement A little salt goes a long way New bulky item disposal options focus on reuse and recycling City receives $2.35 million for Minnesota Valley State Trail project Notice of property value for taxes payable in 2024 Earned sick and safe leave ordinance takes effect in July Get involved in City’s new internship program Get to know more about Expo 2027 New City Councilmember to be appointed Save the date: 2023 State of the City Mayor’s memo: A look at the City’s 2023 legislative priorities What’s developing: Gyropolis expansion has green light Ready, set, go! Medallion Hunt begins January 17 Winter Fete offers many ways to enjoy the season Garbage day makes for mutual appreciation 2023 Outdoor skating rinks and warming houses Plan your summer: Book a park shelter Creekside groups work to keep community warm Get paid to play: Work for Parks and Recreation this summer Farmers Market offers warmth and local goods Bloomington Notables highlights locals who made an impact Use space heaters safely BPD debuts new online tool for nonemergency crime reporting Did you know the City has a safe swap spot? Santa Cop program spreads holiday cheer Do not include plastic bags in recycling cart Curbside organics reaches first year goal Earth Action Hero: Water health takes teams of heroes Bloomington’s surface water flow City secures architect for Small Business Development Center New internship program for youth is budding at the City At your service: Bloomington’s next city assessor Coulter leaves council for state house of representatives Mayor’s memo: City Council approves 2023 budget Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. strategic plan moves forward Snow safety 101 Glide over to Skate School Shop local at Creekside this holiday season Fare For All at Creekside offers big food savings Winter Fete offers a season of winter fun Enjoy a winter lights tour Annual BIG ice show celebrates ice 2022-2023 Outdoor skating rinks and warming house Fall drought could have spring impacts Get ready for the cold with the Home Energy Squad BFD75: Fire Department open houses were a hit BPD uses drones to make policing safer BPD accepting donations for Santa Cop Tips for extra recycling How to dispose of your Christmas tree Seeking resident advisors for the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Free public art workshop Improving local intersections Tara Owens receives 2022 Omar Bonderud Award SICK opens new campus in South Loop Bloomington could host Expo 2027 Mayor’s memo: Potential changes at Bloomington Center for the Arts City begins trial of monthly bulky item collection program Council to vote on final 2023 budget Be a part of Bloomington’s upcoming veterans memorial BFD75: Home safety surveys BPD helps girl achieve her goal of hugging an officer in every state BPD hosts cookout at Blooming Meadows Apartments Largest BPD class of officers started this fall See Threads Dance Project perform Artistry’s 46th annual juried art exhibition Continental Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Soul and Irony Medalist Concert Band honors veterans Register for the first-ever Bloomington winter lights tour Sharpen your skills at Bloomington Ice Garden Who’s eligible for vaccines and boosters? Celebrate the holidays safely Showcase your video production skills Get your holiday gifts at Creekside Bloomington Yesterday: The dragon at Howard Wong’s How to dispose of batteries safely Snowplows and salt Earth Action Hero: Buckthorn Busters CEO Next helps regional companies Down payment assistance available Attend a homeownership workshop Bird scooters land in Bloomington What’s developing: Bloomington Central Station Survey finds safety is key factor in Bloomington’s quality of life Council approves code amendments for accessory dwellings Mayor’s memo: Taking care of our natural resources Council to vote on final tax levy in December COVID-19 vaccines available to everyone six months and older Novavax COVID-19 vaccine now available Don’t wait to vaccinate for the holidays BPD recruiting youth for explorer program Protect yourself from phone scams #BFD75: Teaching children about fire safety #BFD75: Fire station open houses Book ’Em to help fight crime Glass sampler Fusing for beginners and beyond The glass studio Creekside Halloween Extravaganza Trick-or-Treat Trail offers frightfully fun time Artistry’s 46th Annual Juried Art Exhibition See Threads Dance Project perform Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Soul and Irony Bloomington Yesterday: David Fong’s Notable Neighbors: Susan Kilby and neighbors collect for VEAP Energy Assistance Program National Energy Awareness month Keep leaves off streets Energy resource workshops Earth Action Hero: Sustainability at home October is Domestic Violence Awareness month Gift bags for Bloomington Veterans A pathway to homeownership Check out the Homeownership Preservation Program Wildlife in the city: What to do Join a board or commission Learn about City projects at a town hall forum Mayor’s memo: 2023 preliminary levy approved Vote early or absentee Survey finds community support for building and updating City facilities Celebrate history: River Rendezvous MSP Airport is now a test-to-treat site Get vaccinated Cold and flu season is coming Open House for families of children with special needs What to know about monkeypox Take action to prevent suicide Household help for seniors AARP smart driver program Buy used books to help fight crime Firefighter turnout gear: What’s that? National Night Out draws a crowd Bloomington Yesterday: Hopkins Briar Field Farm – 1900 Poetry reading coming soon 2022 Citywide recycling drop-off Free resources for recent homebuyers Energy disclosure helps homeowners Managing cattails at Bush Lake Know how to dispose of your yard waste Earth Action Heroes: Organics recycling is a family affair Learn more about candidates Check out housing highlights Richardson Nature Center closed during construction Improvements coming to two major intersections Bloomington Collective highlights BIPOC-owned businesses City to open center to help small businesses Attend a town hall forum Mayor’s memo: The 2023 budget and public safety services Vote early or absentee Strategic priorities fund to help with park improvements and more Free ballet class In the gallery: “The Visual Voice of Autism” Omar Bonderud Award nominations Send in your veteran photos EXPERIENCE STEAM at Mall of America Bloomington Yesterday: Twins’ territory at Mall of America Happy birthday, Mall of America!: Celebrating 30 years in Bloomington Discover ice skating: Sign up for Skate School Sing with Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs this fall Creekside’s Country Music Jam Final days for Midweek Music and Market Rediscover the past: River Rendezvous Help plan local parks Cops and Cones Book ‘Em is back: Fighting crime with books Public Health supports healthy beginnings City adds full-time firefighters Sign up for emergency alerts Xcel Energy smart meters Celebrate Penn Lake Earth Action Heroes: Native planting champions Budget planning underway for 2023 City selects next community outreach and engagement manager Council updates food truck ordinance Involving community in City projects Homestead applications no longer processed at the City Absentee and early voting available now Join the City’s second annual Pride celebration Attend a town hall forum Expo 2027 update Mayor’s memo: A new City office furthers inclusion, equity and belonging Council adopts earned sick and safe leave ordinance Rent space at Creekside Seeking nominations for Parks Award of Excellence Stay cool on ice skates at BIG Celebrate your birthday at BIG Midweek Music and Market kicks off Buyer Beware: Avoid water treatment scams Take steps to prevent catalytic converter theft #BFD75 History: The Fire Department’s softball tournament Get into organics recycling Be cautious around algae Water in the urban ecosystem Earth Action Heroes: Organics recycling poster contest winners Budget planning underway for 2023 Be safe while using fireworks How to contact the City Redistricting: Check your polling place What is a City Council listening session? Learn more about Just Deeds at an event in Bryant Park Mayor’s memo: Inclusion and belonging in Bloomington New Fire Station 4 construction underway National Night Out registration is open Pride fest call for vendors Free artist workbooks for Bloomington artists Recreational fire safety Does your property have a discriminatory covenant? Planning for City park improvements Scoop the poop to protect water quality Absentee and early voting begin June 24 Redistricting: Check your polling place Become a leader in your community City Council adopts Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. strategic plan Outdoor Farmers Market coming soon Sign up now for Summer Arts Camp Bloomington Chorale presents “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” Bloomington Chorale announces new director Medalist Concert Band presents “International Passport” Artistry Presents “Memphis” Garden tool swap and compost giveaway Creekside plant exchange Sign up for yard waste service Nine Mile Creek Watershed District offers habitat restoration grant Earth Action Hero: GreenCorps member Jane Peuser Protect yourself from phone scams Join Bloomington Police for an open house Bloomington yesterday: Garden clubs “blooming” Recognizing and remembering police Fire and Police celebrate National EMS Week One Bloomington: Strategic plan accomplishments Know the code: Parking ordinances Building and Inspections: Time-of-sale inspection Q&A Why is the City proposing a local sales tax? Potential code amendments for accessory dwellings Mayor’s memo: Hope on the horizon Council considering earned sick and safe leave ordinance Kites and Bites is back What can be included in curbside organics recycling Community partners: Care and connection during the pandemic Bloomington Fire Department 75th Anniversary: The importance of fire training Bloomington Yesterday: A look back at Girl Scouts Honoring 911 dispatchers Bloomington Police adds four hybrid vehicles to its fleet Meet the new assistant golf course manager NOTEable Singers present: “What Happens When a Woman…” New Glee Choir Summer program registration is open Golf season tees up Attend a virtual organics workshop Curbside organics recycling service has begun What’s inside your local pond Earth Action Hero: Q & A with sustainability commissioners In memoriam: Jon Oleson City of Bloomington welcomes its next police chief Bloomington’s historic cemetery Veterans memorial project progresses At your service: Rebecca Ames Council seeks authority to ask voters for Bloomington sales tax Mayor’s memo Celebrating Bloomington’s volunteers Draft strategic plan to be reviewed by City Council this month You can click on the Bloomington Briefing link to get a list of all items. Contact Information Contact Information Public Works Department 952-563-8760 Email staff Share This Article Title Winter cart placement Authored on Bloomington Briefing Published January 17, 2023 Changed Updated on January 17, 2023 Widgets If there is snow or ice, shovel out a safe, accessible space and path for your carts. Place carts at least three to five feet away from other objects such as mailboxes, other carts, vehicles, trees and bushes.