Welcome to the City of Oak Park Heights, Minnesota!

ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT ALL THE LOCATING FLAGS IN YOUR YARD ARE FOR?

CenturyLink is expanding their fiber network. Century link contractors are boring conduit into the Right of Way and will pull fiber through the conduit.  This is not a City project, however the City did issue CenturyLink a right of way permit for this work and is holding escrow for any potential significant damage to property.

After the install crew completes work, a restoration crew will arrive to properly repair handhold excavations.

If CenturyLink’s contractor causes damage, please call City Hall (651) 439-4439 and ask to speak with Andy Kegley.


OAK PARK HEIGHTS SEEKING FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER

The City of Oak Park Heights seeks a full time Police Officer to enforce State and Federal laws and City Ordinances. Current students, new grads, laterals are encouraged to apply. Please click here for the full job listing and link to job application.


NEW CRIME MAPPING TOOL

The Oak Park Heights Police Department has joined agencies across Washington County to share a new crime mapping tool to our communities. This crime mapping tool is a public-facing visual representation of police activity in (city) and other cities in Washington County. Crime mapping is a useful tool for officers and residents, as it helps to identify patterns and crime trends within a selected geographical area. When using this crime mapping tool, we encourage users to assure they have the agency they are looking for selected using the filter under the blue and gold badge in the upper righthand corner. For more information on Crime Mapping or to check out Washington County's new public-access platform, visit www.crimemapping.com.


XCEL ENERGY ALLEN S. KING PLANT DOCUMENTS
In preparation for the planned closure of the Xcel Energy Allen S. King Plant in 2028, the Oak Park Heights City Council formed an advisory panel, made up of federal, state, and local leaders as well as members of City commissions and local residents to explore options for the 170-acre site. Additionally, they directed the City's engineering firm to complete a utility feasibility study and an economic and fiscal impact analysis. The King Plant Advisory Panel's final report, along with the studies, and other related documents can by clicking this link: XCEL ENERGY KING PLANT DOCUMENTS.  

EMERALD ASH BORER

In July 2021, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was detected in the city limits of Oak Park Heights. EAB is an exotic beetle native to Asia that was discovered in Michigan in 2002. Adult beetles feed on Ash foliage while larvae feed on the inner bark. This inner damage disrupts the ability for the tree to take on water and nutrients, eventually killing the tree in three to six years. Please see the press release issued by the City here. The press release contains information on identification, preventing spread, and the City's mitigation plan. The City was recently awarded the 2022 Preparing for Emerald Ash Borer Grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The grant will provide Oak Park Heights with $119,597.40 that the City is to use toward costs of removal and stump grinding of 100 ash trees within City Boulevard Right-of-ways and City Parks infested with EAB, ash trees with poor form, defects, risk factors, etc. and costs of planting 110 trees-replacement trees with be selected to increase diversity in the City's tree canopy.


STOPLIGHT CONCERNS ON HIGHWAY 36

Minnesota Department of Transportation Traffic Engineering develops timing and coordination plans, responds to customer inquires, monitors system performance, detects operational and maintenance problems, provides quality control and inspection, and coordinates signal turn-ons.  If you have any comments, concerns, or issues with the traffic signals along Highway 36, please click here to contact MNDOT.  It is extremely helpful to them if you notify them of the date, time, and location surrounding your comment so they can investigate further.


XCEL ENERGY REBATE OPPORTUNITIES

Did you know that as an Xcel Energy customer, there are certain rebates and programs available to you?  Examples include discounted LED light bulbs, coupons for recycling fluorescent tubes, rebates for appliance recycling, rebates for replacement to a high-efficiency appliances and heating and cooling systems, etc.  Click here to see all programs and rebates available.


CITY OF OAK PARK HEIGHTS VIDEO

The City of Oak Park Heights is proud to present a video highlighting all we have to offer!  The video was created by Valley Access Channels

  


CODE RED NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

The City of Oak Park Heights has started to use its ability to geographically target telephone, text and email messages to citizens through the use of the CodeRED high-speed notification solution.  For more information on this system, and for a link to sign up, please click here.