Best Practice Action Detail

Best Practice Action 17.2

GreenStep City Best Practices Environmental Management
Stormwater Management No. 17

Minimize the volume of and pollutants in rainwater runoff by maximizing green infrastructure.

Best Practice Action 2

Complete the GreenStep Municipal Stormwater Management Assessment.

1 star Report your assessment score (between 1 and 100) or your score from the Blue Star Award program, predecessor to the assessment. Note that scoring will be possible after 11/6/19, when the assessment will be available via a Snap Survey.
2 star Score between 60 and 79. 
3 star Score 80 or above; previously recognized on the Leader Board of the Blue Star Award program.

Who's doing it

Burnsville - 3 star
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As of May 8th, 2012, the City of Burnsville was recognized the City Council as a Blue Star City, tied for 4th place on the Leader Board.
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For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff) | basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us | 952-895-4524
Partners:
Fridley - 3 star
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The City of Fridley received the Blue Star Award for Excellence in Community Stormwater Management.

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For more information contact:
Rachel Workin (City staff) | rachel.workin@fridleymn.gov | 763-572-3594
Partners: Friends of the Mississippi River
Grand Rapids - 3 star
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The City of Grand Rapids has been recognized on the Leader Board of the Blue Star Award program.
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For more information contact:
Julie Kennedy (City staff) | jakennedy@grpuc.org | 218-326-7024
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Hopkins - 3 star
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All the water from rain and snow that fall in Hopkins and is not absorbed or evaporated runs into the City's storm sewer system. In 2010, Hopkins became one of only four cities in Minnesota to be awarded a Blue Star Award, given to communities that are taking a leadership role in protecting Minnesota's water resources and public health through excellence in stormwater management. The City of Hopkins scored a 123/160 in the following categories: planning and preservation, stormwater standards and practices, and stormwater pollution prevention. The City has adapted the Water Resource Management Plan to help meet regulatory requirements, and to plan for future alterations in the existing drainage system due to redevelopment activities.
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For more information contact:
Ismail Eddihi (City staff) | Ieddihi@hopkinsmn.com | 952-548-6373
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Lake Elmo - 3 star
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On June 29th, 2011, Lake Elmo became the most recent community to win the Blue Star Award. Lake Elmo earns special recognition as the only community in Minnesota to score in the top 5 in each of the three Blue Star Assessment categories. These results place Lake Elmo as the third highest scoring community in Minnesota.
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For more information contact:
Jake Foster (City staff) | jfoster@lakeelmo.org | 651-747-3908
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Maplewood - 3 star
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The City of Maplewood recently registered in the Minnesota Blue Star Awards program for Stormwater Management. The city received a score of 139 of 193 possible points. In the specific sections of stormwater management; planning and preservation, stormwater standards and practices, and stormwater pollution prevention, the city is listed as one of the top performers.

Included is a link to the leaderboard page of the Blue Star award.

http://www.bluestarmn.org/leaderboard
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For more information contact:
Shann Finwall (City staff) | shann.finwall@maplewoodmn.gov | 651-249-2304
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Saint Paul - 3 star
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The City of Saint Paul received the Blue Star Award in 2010. We were on the leadership board at the time.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
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Stillwater - 3 star
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The city of Stillwater earned the Blue Star Award.
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For more information contact:
Shawn Sanders (City staff) | Ssanders@ci.stillwater.mn.us | 651-430-8835
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Cottage Grove - 2 star
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Cottage Grove was awarded as a Blue Star City in March 2011 for the City’s efforts to mitigate runoff through a combination of natural resource preservation, storm water management standards, pollution source controls and other activities that exceeded state requirements.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Burfeind (City staff) | rburfeind@cottage-grove.org | 651-458-2899
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Eden Prairie - 2 star
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Recognized with a Blue Star Award in 2012.
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For more information contact:
Tania Mahtani (City staff) | tmahtani@edenprairie.org | 952-949-8413
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Edina - 2 star
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The Blue Star City Stormwater Management Assessment has been completed and at least the minimum threshold obtained. City Council received the Blue Star certificate at the 10-4-11 City Council meeting.
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For more information contact:
Tara Brown (City staff) | tbrown@edinamn.gov | 952-826-1621
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Elk River - 2 star
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The City of Elk River was presented the Blue Star City award in July 2016 and continues to participate in the program.
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For more information contact:
Amanda Bednar (City staff) | ABednar@ElkRiverMN.gov | 763-635-1068
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Victoria - 2 star
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Blue Star Award Program
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For more information contact:
Paul Moretto (City staff) | pmoretto@ci.victoria.mn.us | 952-443-4210
Partners: Blue Star Award Program
Woodbury - 2 star
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In November 2010, The City of Woodbury received the Blue Star City Award, one of the first eight cities to receive the award. The program honors communities that “are taking a leadership role in protecting Minnesota’s water resources and public health through excellence in storm water management.” The city scored a 119/187 in the following categories: Planning and Preservation, Stormwater Standards and Practices and Stormwater Pollution Prevention.
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For more information contact:
Sharon Doucette (City staff) | sdoucette@ci.woodbury.mn.us | 651-714-3538
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Brainerd - 1 star
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We have registered for the Blue Star City program and are in the process of completing the assessment.
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For more information contact:
Mark Ostgarden (City staff) | mostgarden@ci.brainerd.mn.us | 218-828-2310
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Duluth - 1 star
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12/08/16- Registered Duluth for the Blue Star award program, in the process of completing the self-assessment
12/20/16- Assessment mostly completed, but we are only at 54% (need to get 60%). We're continuing to work on it.

Login: estrom@duluthmn.gov
Password: 123456
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For more information contact:
Chris Kleist (City staff) | ckleist@DuluthMN.gov | 218-730-4063
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Lake Crystal - 1 star
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Lake Crystal has registered for the Blue Star Award program and had completed its assessment as of January 1, 2014. Lake Crystal is now in the process of improving our practices to be awarded the Blue Star.
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For more information contact:
Taylor Gronau (City staff) | lccity@hickorytech.net | 507-726-2538
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Mankato - 1 star
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City of Mankato has registered for the Blue Star Award Program recognizing stormwater management programs/policies. Submittal handled by Rick Baird, City of Mankato Water Quality Specialist.
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For more information contact:
Molly Westman (City staff) | mwestman@mankatomn.gov | 507-387-8571
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Shoreview - 1 star
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Registered for the Blue Star Award program May 2013.
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For more information contact:
Ellen Brenna (City staff) | ebrenna@shoreviewmn.gov | 651-490-4665
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Warren - 1 star
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The City of Warren is registered for the Blue Star Award program and is doing the assessments to identify where its at.
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For more information contact:
Shannon Mortenson (City staff) | shannonm@warrenminnesota.com | 218-745-5343
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Wyoming - 1 star
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In 2011 the City of Wyoming contracted with WSB to produce a Storm Water Utility Report to establish method and procedures for implementation of a Storm Water Utility under MN Statutes 444.075. Eligible expenditures, rate structures, and administrative processes were studied and recommendations made. This storm water plan is currently being updated by WSB.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The led to the City implementing an increase in storm water utility rates.
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For more information contact:
Frances Duncanson (City staff) | fduncanson@wyomingmn.org | 651-272-5504
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Royalton - Pending
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The City of Royalton passed the Stormwater Ordinance in 2016. Our goal is do establish guidelines to deal with storm water in a safe, healthy manner.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Storm water is dealt with in a safe manner.
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For more information contact:
Andrea Lauer (Elected official) | mayor@royaltonmn.com | 320-630-2229
Partners: Morrison County, Soil and Water Conservation District and Planning & Zoning