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The exposure map is also known as the DNL contour. DNL stands for day-night average sound level and is an average of daily noise exposure over an annualized period. DNL contours ultimately determine which areas and homes are eligible for MAC funded mitigation programs, including the sound mitigation program.
The cities touched by the 65 DNL noise contour each have a representative on the committee. These cities include Bloomington, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, and Richfield. The sixth community seat on the NOC is a shared at-large representative for other cities affected by airport noise including Apple Valley, Burnsville, Inver Grove Heights, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, and Sunfish Lake. After repeated requests to be given representation on the NOC, the NOC voted to grant Apple Valley status as an at-large community in March of 2006.
Permits are usually required for the following: New Buildings; Additions (bedroom, bathroom, basement finish, family room); Residential Work (deck, porch, garage, fence, fireplace, pool, water heater, water softener, furnace replacement); Renovations (garage conversion, basement finish, kitchen expansion, siding, roofing); Electrical; Plumbing Systems; HVAC/Mechanical Systems (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems).
GARAGE SALES - garage sales are limited to three (3) consecutive days and not to exceed three (3) events per calendar year, per residence.
PARKING - motor vehicles parked on the street from 3 am to 6 am when space is available in the driveway and parking on grass, aggregate, etc.
VEHICLES FOR SALE - Vehicles "For Sale", or lease, cannot be parked in commercial or industrial districts or on public streets. Storage of vehicles or inoperable vehicles is also prohibited in these locations.
GARBAGE CANS - containers not stored inside a building or screened area.
ABANDONED or JUNK VEHICLES - inoperable automobiles on private property for 90 days or more and have expired license tabs.
PUBLIC NUISANCES - examples include accumulation of debris/junk/pet feces and obstruction of public sidewalks and/or streets by tree limbs, bushes, building materials, vehicles, etc.
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE - buildings, structures and accessory structures not maintained in good repair.
A home occupation shall not be interpreted to include tourist homes, restaurants, or similar uses.
The right of way area behind the curb is also used for snow storage when the city plows streets. The city administers the use of this area through a permitting process. Right of way locations can be found on the Dakota County website.
Typically, easements are either included as part of the original plat of the property or have been established through negotiation with a property owner. The easement stays in effect until the easement is no longer needed and is vacated. If the property is bought and sold, the easement remains in effect.
Almost every property has an easement of some form on it. The most common form of easement in a residential area is a drainage and utility easement. This easement is normally 5 to 20 feet wide and runs on all sides of a property. This allows for uses such as drinking water, drainage, and sewer conveyance as well as private utilities such as phone, gas, and cable.
Note: State-issued burning bans do not impact this policy. However, please be mindful that high winds and/or dry conditions require extra attention and safety for even the smallest fire. If in doubt, put it out! Questions about recreational fires can be answered at (952) 953-2600 during regular business hours.
Electric or gas-fired barbecue grills that are permanently mounted, wired, or plumbed to the building's gas supply or electrical system and maintain a minimum clearance of 18 inches on all sides may be installed on balconies and patios when approved by the fire chief. Please also check with your building management on allowing a mounted unit.
Questions about open flames on multi-family balconies can be answered at (952) 953-2600 during regular business hours.
Detectors that chirp when there is no smoke probably are:
Questions about smoke detectors can be answered at (952) 953-2600 during regular business hours.
If you are having trouble with the online application process, please visit our Application Troubleshooting page.
Please contact Human Resources if you require accommodation in the application process due to a disability.
Paid on call firefighters must live within established response time of a fire station to be eligible.
Once a position closes, it will be removed from the website and applications will not be accepted. Some job opportunities list “Continuous” under the closing date. These opportunities remain open until filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successfully passing a background investigation, including a criminal history check.
For sworn police officer and firefighter positions, felony convictions (and certain other convictions mandated by the state licensing board for police) will automatically disqualify you from further consideration.
For non-police/fire positions, the city will look at the type of conviction and whether it is related to the job for which you are applying. The city will also consider factors such as time elapsed since the conviction and seriousness of the offense.
Candidates for positions working with children or vulnerable adults will not be selected if they have been convicted of any crime listed in the Child Protection Worker Act (Minnesota Statutes 299C.61 & 62). Generally, this includes child abuse crimes, murder, manslaughter, felony level assault or any assault crime committed against a minor, kidnapping, arson, criminal sexual conduct, and prostitution-related crimes.
Before any applicant (other than applicants for positions within the police or fire department) is rejected on the basis of criminal conviction, he or she will be notified in writing and will be given any rights afforded by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 364. This includes the right to show evidence of rehabilitation.
Depending on the position, offers of employment may also be contingent on successfully passing any combination of the following:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 952-953-2400After hours, weekends and holidays 952-322-2323
VAA (Valley Athletic Association)(952) 532-5618
AVHA (Apple Valley Hockey Association)
EVHA (Eastview Hockey Association)
Alcohol and tobacco are not allowed within the Aquatic Center.
A life jackets or other device approved by the Coast Guard will have their approval stamp on it.
There are plenty of picnic areas inside the park where you can gather your group. You can bring any food item you wish into the park, just remember:
No alcohol, no tobacco, no glass containers, and no barbecue grills.
The Spash Pad DOES have treated water: it's the same type of water that comes trhough a kitchen faucet and is safe to play in.
Please note: No barricades are available for the Fourth of July holiday.
Barricades must be reserved 24 hours in advance. The Public Works Department can be reached at (952) 953-2400 between the hours of 8:00 am. and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Barricades can be picked up or dropped off at the Central Maintenance Facility, 6442 140th St. W., between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Due to other obligations, City of Apple Valley employees are unable to assist citizens in the delivery or loading of barricades. Residents are required to sign in at the Central Maintenance front desk when picking up and dropping off barricades. Please bring your permission letter from the Police Department with you.
Mailbox damage must be reported to the Public Works Department prior to May 1 of the current year to qualify for repair or reimbursement. Mailboxes which do not comply with U.S. Postal specifications or are damaged due to snow deposited from plows (versus being hit by city snow removal equipment) will not be replaced. The city does not take responsibility for damage to media or paper boxes and does not repair them.