City Detail

Background Information

City of Rogers
County: Hennepin
Population: 11197
GreenStep City category: B
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 50
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Mike Bauer
City Staff
763-428-0974
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 3 ( )

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: 27
1 star actions: 14
2 star actions: 8
3 star actions: 4

Buildings and Lighting Buildings and Lighting

Efficient Existing Public Buildings {BP no.1}

2 star - Action 1:

Enter building information into the Minnesota B3 Benchmarking database and routinely enter monthly energy, water use data for all city-owned buildings.

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
B3 data is up to date for all City-owned buildings. As of November 21st, 2011, all buildings have at least 36 months of data (most have 60 months). The City is continuing to update monthly energy consumption data.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
8 buildings benchmarked.
~60 months of data for each building.
Descriptive File: view file
MN GreenCorps, MN Pollution Control Agency
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974
1 star - Action 2:

Make no/low cost indoor lighting and operational changes in city-owned/school buildings to reduce energy costs.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The City has implemented low-cost changes in the Public Works Facility and Activity Center, and will soon be reviewing operations practices in the Fire Station.

Public Works: 4 occupancy sensors have been installed in maintenance rooms. A timer has been put on the snack vending machine to reduce its energy usage by over 50%.

Activity Center: A complete operations and maintenance analysis was completed as part of a recommissioning and controls installation project. Several HVAC components have been identified that were not working properly and fixed or replaced. Operations have been matched to building occupancy schedules. Vending misers have been installed on all 3 soda vending machines. Timers have been installed on all arcade games.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
We will upload the results from B3 when they become available in the next billing period.
Descriptive File:
MN GreenCorps
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974
2 star - Action 3:

Invest in larger energy efficiency projects through performance contracting or other funding or through smaller retro-commissioning/retrofit projects in city-owned/school buildings.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The city has retrofitted 2 buildings and is in the process of recommissioning a third. New insulation and drywall was installed at the Police Garage. New insulation and vapor-sealing was installed on the rim joist of the Police Station. The Rogers Activity Center is being recomissioned and a new building controls system is being installed.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
We will post a print screen of the results in B3 when they become available in the next billing period.
Descriptive File:
MN GreenCorps, Centerpoint Energy, Xcel Energy, Harris Companies
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974
1 star - Action 4:

Implement information technology efforts and city employee engagement to reduce plug loads, building energy use and workflow efficiency.

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Implementation details:
The City uses SpiceWorks to manage computer power management. All city monitors are set to sleep after 20 minutes of inactivity. City computers are programmed to automatically shut off at 10pm and turn on at 5am.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
MN GreenCorps, EPA Low Carbon IT
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974

Efficient Existing Private Buildings {BP no.2}

2 star - Action 4:

Describe energy/water efficiency outcomes and other green building practices at businesses and not-for-profit organizations located within/nearby the city.

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Implementation details:
There are currently 2 commercial buildings in Rogers in the USGBC's LEED Registered Project Directory: Kohls Rogers and Medline Rogers.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974
1 star - Action 5:

Conserve/protect drinking/groundwater resources by creating a water-wise landscaping ordinance/guidance, WaterSense purchasing program, or guidance on rainwater harvesting and home water softener use.

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Implementation details:
Rogers charges residential water customers according to the following Conservation Rate Structure: $1.19/thousand gal for use under 6,000 gal/month; $1.49/thousand gal for use between 6,0000 and 30,000 gal per month; $1.79/thousand gal for use between 30,000 and 75,000 gal per month; $2.15/thousand gal for use over 75,000 gal per month. The City has two tiers for commercial customers: $1.49/thousand gal for use under 47,000 gal/month; $1.79/thousand gal for use over 47,000 gal/month.

The City also enforces odd-even day watering restrictions.

In March 2012, the City initiated a commercial water conservation program, in which it will meet with the top 20 commercial water customers to verify that the customer has a rain sensor, and that the sensor is set to odd/even watering scheduling per city code. The city has allocated $5,000 to pay for the installation of rain sensors for customers who do not have them. Through this process, the city hopes to enforce watering ordinances and assist businesses to become compliant with with city policies regarding water conservation.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
MN GreenCorps
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974

Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals {BP no.4}

1 star - Action 4:

Coordinate traffic signals and/or optimize signal timing so as minimize car idling at intersections yet maintain safe and publicly acceptable vehicle speeds.

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Implementation details:
Traffic lights are synchronized in coordination with Hennepin County. The City has 4 signal lights that flash yellow arrows during peak traffic times.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974
3 star - Action 8:

Replace the city's existing traffic signals with LEDs.

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Implementation details:
In April of 2012, the City replaced its remaining incandescent traffic signals with LED bulbs. The City now has 100% LED traffic signals.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
MN GreenCorps
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974

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:
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Implementation details:
The City of Rogers Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2009 and provides a vision for the City's development towards the year 2030. The Rogers 2030 Vision, which accompanies the Comp Plan, provides goals for improved transport, a traditional downtown, natural spaces, and strong civic organizations and services.

The Comp Plan itself provides for broad sustainability goals such as a sustainable economy, preservation of natural areas, and limiting growth at defined city edges while expanding growth in core residential areas.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974
3 star - Action 2:

Demonstrate that regulatory ordinances comply with the comprehensive plan including but not limited to having the zoning ordinance explicitly reference the comprehensive plan as the foundational document for decision making.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Amendments to Article 125 and 105 passed the Planning Commission on March 18th and City Council on March 25. The changes will be made to the Zoning and Building & Regulations chapters of the City Code as detailed in the attached document.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033

Resilient City Growth {BP no.7}

2 star - Action 4:

Provide incentives for infill projects, or for life-cycle housing at or near job or retail centers, or for achieving an average net residential density of seven units per acre.

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Implementation details:
The City currently offers expedited permit review for higher density housing, as well as reduced sewer and water fees for multi-family developments.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974

Mixed Uses {BP no.8}

3 star - Action 5:

Have a downtown zoning district that allows residential and compatible commercial development.

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Implementation details:
Rogers' downtown area has a special "Downtown Mixed Use" zoning classification. The core downtown area along Main Street and the main east west cross street are intended to have multi-story mixed-use buildings with retail and service uses at street level and residential or office uses above.

The City's Comp Plan also creates zones for mixed use regional and mixed use neighborhood areas.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974

Transportation Transportation

Efficient City Fleets {BP no.13}

1 star - Action 2:

Right-size/down-size the city fleet with the most fuel-efficient vehicles that are of an optimal size and capacity for their intended functions.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The City has down-sized its public works fleet by using a single hook truck that can serve the function of multiple vehicles. This single truck hauls garbage tanks, a water tank for filling hockey rinks, a tank for watering city trees, a patch box for street repair, and a sand/salter implement for winter road prep.

The city has ordered a second multi-function hook truck to further improve its fleet efficiency.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
MN GreenCorps
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Sustainable Purchasing {BP no.15}

1 star - Action 1:

Adopt a sustainable purchasing policy or administrative guidelines/practices directing that the city purchase at least:

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
For a few years now, the City of Rogers has had a practice of purchasing only Energy Star certified products when buying new appliances or equipment. For 2014, the City intends to make it a practice to purchase only recycled-content paper and notepads, with at least 30% or more (if economically feasible) post-consumer content.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033
1 star - Action 2:

Purchase energy used by city government - via the municipal utility, green tags, community solar garden, 3rd party - with a higher renewable percentage than required by Minnesota law.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The City of Rogers was recently awarded a grant to install solar panels at its Public Works facility. In the summer/fall of 2014, the City of Rogers Public Works building will have 210 silicon solar panels installed on its roof. The panels should generate enough energy to power the entire facility.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033
1 star - Action 7:

Lower the environmental footprint of meetings and events in the city.

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Implementation details:
One practice that the City has adopted recently to lower the environmental footprint of meetings is to eliminate paper packets for City Council meetings. The council members have all elected to only receive an electronic copy of the Council Packets for each meeting.
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For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033

Community Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

2 star - Action 5:

Adopt a tree preservation or native landscaping ordinance.

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Implementation details:
The City of Rogers has had a tree preservation section in the Zoning Ordinance since 1980. The ordinance requires that:
(1) Structures shall be located in such a manner that the maximum number of trees shall be preserved.
(2) Prior to the granting of a building permit, it shall be the duty of the person seeking the permit to demonstrate that there are no feasible or prudent alternatives to the clear-cutting of trees on the site and that if trees are cut, the person will restore the density of trees to that which existed before development but in no case shall the person be compelled to raise the density above ten trees per acre.
(3) Forestation, reforestation or landscaping shall utilize a variety of tree species and shall not utilize any species presently under disease epidemic. Species planted shall be hardy under local conditions and compatible with the local landscape.
http://library.municode.com/HTML/14443/level5/PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTVSUDIRE_DIV2PEST_SDIINGE.html#PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTVSUDIRE_DIV2PEST_SDIINGE_S125-315TRWOPR

The Zoning Ordinance also requires that there is at least one tree and landscape island for every 12 parking spots in all parking lots.
http://library.municode.com/HTML/14443/level5/PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTVSUDIRE_DIV2PEST_SDIINGE.html#PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTVSUDIRE_DIV2PEST_SDIINGE_S125-313PA

Reference to tree preservation can also be found in the following parts of city code:
Mining: http://library.municode.com/HTML/14443/level5/PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTVSUDIRE_DIV2PEST_SDIINGE.html#PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTVSUDIRE_DIV2PEST_SDIINGE_S125-344MI
Highway Corridor Overlay District: http://library.municode.com/HTML/14443/level4/PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTIVDIRE_DIV3OVDI.html#PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTIVDIRE_DIV3OVDI_S125-225HICOOVDIHC
Subdivision Design Standards: http://library.municode.com/HTML/14443/level3/PTIILADERE_CH121SU_ARTIIIDESTREIM.html#PTIILADERE_CH121SU_ARTIIIDESTREIM_S121-57SUDEST
Shoreland Protection: http://library.municode.com/HTML/14443/level3/PTIILADERE_CH109SHWEPR_ARTIISHPR.html#PTIILADERE_CH109SHWEPR_ARTIISHPR_S109-21AD
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The uploaded document shows that at least 2 trees (4 for corner lots) must be planted in the front yard of each new house that is built. In 2013, 140 new houses were built in the city; therefore, more than 280 trees were planted.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033

Stormwater Management {BP no.17}

1 star - Action 1:

Adopt and use Minnesota's Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS).

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The City's Water Resource Technician attended a MIDS calculator training, led by John Chapman. We are now in the process of determining how we can use the calculator and how else we can incorporate MIDS. This spring the City is hoping to kick off a rain barrel program along with some public outreach and education revolving around permeable/pervious pavement/pavers.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
MPCA; University of Minnesota
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033
1 star - Action 4:

Create a stormwater utility that uses variable fees to incentivize stormwater infiltration, minimize the volume of and pollutants in runoff, and educate property owners.

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Implementation details:
The City of Rogers currently has a variable stormwater utility fee for all commercial property. The rate is based on the size of the parcel, the amount of impervious surface, and the land use zone.

The City is currently in the process of developing a Stormwater Utility Credit. The credit will offer property owners the opportunity to receive a reduction on their Stormwater Utility Fee for implementing BMPs on their property.

Currently, all of the fees that the City receives from the Stormwater Utility Fee is used for the stormwater program. The fees from residential parcels cover the fee that the City owes to the Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission. The fees from commercial parcels are used towards stormwater pond clean outs and other pond maintenance, along with the material costs and salaries of the stormwater department.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033
Not rated - Action 6:

Reduce de-icing and dust suppressant salt use to prevent permanent surfacewater and groundwater pollution.

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Implementation details:
The City of Rogers already has erosion and sediment control provisions incorporated into a few ordinances.

Zoning Ordinance: The following general standards shall apply to all development and activity that necessitates the grading, stripping, cutting, filling or exposure of soils:
(1) The development shall conform to the natural limitations presented by topography and soil so as to create the least potential for soil erosion.
(2) Erosion and siltation control measures shall be coordinated with the different stages of development. Appropriate control measures shall be installed prior to the development when necessary to control erosion.
(3) Land shall be developed in increments of workable size such that adequate erosion and siltation controls can be provided as construction progresses. The smallest practical area of land shall be exposed at any one period of time.
(4) The drainage system shall be constructed and operational as quickly as possible during construction.
(5) Whenever possible, natural vegetations shall be retained and protected.
http://library.municode.com/HTML/14443/level5/PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTVSUDIRE_DIV2PEST_SDIINGE.html#PTIILADERE_CH125ZO_ARTVSUDIRE_DIV2PEST_SDIINGE_S125-317SOERSECO

Shoreland Protection Ordinance: http://library.municode.com/HTML/14443/level3/PTIILADERE_CH109SHWEPR_ARTIISHPR.html#PTIILADERE_CH109SHWEPR_ARTIISHPR_S109-21AD

Stormwater Management Ordinance: The Stormwater Management Ordinance best details the City's erosion and sediment control standards and incorporates the requirements of the PCA.
http://library.municode.com/HTML/14443/level3/PTIILADERE_CH117STMA_ARTIISTMAPL.html#PTIILADERE_CH117STMA_ARTIISTMAPL_S117-37APST

The City's Water Resource Specialist inspects construction sites within the city to ensure these standards are being followed and will follow up concerning any violations.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033

Efficient Water and Wastewater Systems {BP no.20}

3 star - Action 2:

Plan and budget for motor maintenance and upgrades so as to assure the most energy efficient, durable and appropriate equipment is available when upgrades or break downs occur.

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Implementation details:
Implementation of DO measuring units and floating aeration units.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Since implementing DO measuring units, there has been monthly energy savings. By improving technology used during the waste water treatment plant Rogers has been able to save money and improve efficiency.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
John Seifert (City staff) | jseifert@rogersmn.gov | 763-428-0906
2 star - Action 4:

Optimize energy and chemicals use at drinking water / wastewater facilities and decrease chloride in wastewater discharges.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
In the summer of 2011, the Ciy hosted a MnTAP intern who researched process optimization options at the City's WasteWater Treatment plant. Following the recommendations of the study, the city has replaced its sludge pnd aerators with NEMA super premium efficient motors. In March 2012, the City began implementing the second round of recommendations, which includes installing dissolved oxygen sensors and VFD drives on rotors to optimize dissolved oxygen processes. This project has been budgeted and is expected to be completed by June 2012.

The attached MnTAP Intern report lists process optimization options and associated payback periods.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
MnTAP, MN GreenCorps
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Benchmarks and Community Engagement {BP no.24}

1 star - Action 1:

Use a city commission, or committee to lead, coordinate, and report to and engage community members on implementation of sustainability best practices.

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Implementation details:
The City website advertises the City's participation in GreenStep cities and provides a link to the GreenStep website, where residents can view the City's progress. The City's sustainability web page also lists energy and dollars saved for specific projects that the city has completed. In April of 2012, the Spring Newsletter will advertise participation in GreenStep cities, provide a link to the website, and offer contact information for the City's GreenStep Coordinator.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
MN GreenCorps
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974
2 star - Action 4:

Conduct or support a broad sustainability education and action campaign involving:

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The City of Rogers is currently hosting its third MN GreenCorps member. The past two members have completed projects revolving around local foods and energy efficiency, while the current member is focusing on stormwater management.

In 2009 and 2010, the first MN GreenCorps member helped the city start a community garden and farmer's market. Through this process, the city worked with its City Council, Park Board, Public Works, and Community Education to get the initiatives off the ground. The City hosted local foods listening sessions with gardeners, students, and other interested residents and created a Farmers Market Steering Committee to support the Farmers Market. Throughout the market season, a weekly newsletter is sent out to all participants and interested residents. The Farmers Market and Community Gardens are still thriving and are entering their fifth year.

In addition to the gardens and farmers market, the community garden space was used for two K-5 summer community education programs in 2010, with 100 kids in attendance. The students learned about gardening and the local food systems. Two adult classes were also offered at a local farm and winery to learn about local wines and wine-making.

The current MN GreenCorps member will be starting a rain barrel program within the City this spring and conducting public outreach and education surrounding stormwater.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Two community gardens, totaling 5,454 sq ft.
Around 800 residents involved in the farmers market and community gardens in the first year.
150 kids and adults involved in the community education classes at the community gardens/local farm.
Descriptive File:
Minnesota GreenCorps
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033

Green Business Development {BP no.25}

1 star - Action 2:

Create or participate in a marketing/outreach program to connect businesses with assistance providers, including utilities, who provide personalized energy, waste or sustainability audits and assistance.

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Implementation details:
The City added a page to its website that details ways to reduce utility costs. It lists programs through the PCA, the Department of Commerce, and the City's energy companies (Xcel and Centerpoint). The information covers electricity, natural gas, and all other utilities. There is a separate Water Conservation tab that covers ways to audit a facilities water use.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-0974
2 star - Action 7:

Conduct or participate in a buy local campaign for community members and local businesses.

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Implementation details:
The City of Rogers has added a list to its website, sorted by category, of locally-owned and operated businesses. The list has been advertised on the main page of the website as well as facebook. The upcoming newsletter will also include a blurb about supporting local businesses. We are currently looking into decals for shop owners who are interested in displaying one on their door/window. We will also do some advertising related to buying local in tandem to the community gardens and farmers' market.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033

Local Food {BP no.27}

1 star - Action 3:

Create, assist with and promote local food production/distribution within the city:

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Implementation details:
In 2010, Rogers was awarded a grant from the MPCA to host a MN GreenCorps member who developed the Rogers Farmers Market and two community garden spaces for residents. The market and garden spaces are still active and in use. They are run by the City's Recreation Manager.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
MN GreenCorps
For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff) | mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us | 763-428-1033