City Detail

Background Information

City of Mayer
County: Carver
Population: 1749
GreenStep City category: B
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 2
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Luayn Ruch-Hammond
City Staff
952-657-1502
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 1 ( )

City Assessment Files and City Performance Metrics

City councils pass a resolution to join the GreenStep program and are recognized at Step 1. Step 2 and Step 3 recognition levels reflect completed city actions, reported and rated below with stars (1 star = good, 2 stars = better, 3 stars = best). The Assessment File below summarizes completed city actions in a short Word file. Step 4 recognition is awarded to cities who report a minimum number of core metrics for the previous calendar year. These metrics aim to show the aggregate, quantitative results of taking multiple GreenStep actions. Step 5 cities show improvement in the Step 4 metrics. See yearly data for Steps 4&5. Additional city data can be found by reviewing information on B3 Benchmarking and Regional Indicators Initiative.

Assessment File

Best Practice Actions Underway and Completed

Completed actions are denoted by stars.

Total completed actions: 4
1 star actions: 4

Land Use Land Use

Comprehensive, Climate and Energy Plans {BP no.6}

1 star - Action 1:

Adopt a comprehensive plan or (for Category B & C cities) adopt a future land use plan that was adopted by the county or a regional entity.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
City Council approved the comprehensive plan on December 11, 2006.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Luayn Ruch-Hammond (City staff) | cityadmin@frontiernet.net | 952-657-1502

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Septic Systems {BP no.21}

1 star - Action 4:

Adopt a subsurface sewage treatment system ordinance based on the Association of Minnesota Counties' model ordinance.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
Carver County implements the septic system compliance for the City of Mayer.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Luayn Ruch-Hammond (City staff) | cityadmin@frontiernet.net | 952-657-1502

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Renewable Energy {BP no.26}

1 star - Action 1:

Adopt wind energy and/or biomass ordinances that allow, enable, or encourage appropriate renewable energy installations.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
The City of Mayer has adopted the attached ordinance to address alternative energy systems on August 24, 2015.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Luayn Ruch-Hammond (City staff) | cityadmin@frontiernet.net | 952-657-1502

Local Food {BP no.27}

1 star - Action 2:

Facilitate creation of home/community gardens, chicken & bee keeping, and incorporation of food growing areas/access in multifamily residential developments.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
Attached is the City's ordinances allowing urban chickens and Bee keeping in the City.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Luayn Ruch-Hammond (City staff) | cityadmin@frontiernet.net | 952-657-1502