City Detail

Background Information

City of Rosemount
County: Dakota
Population: 24866
GreenStep City category: A
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 85
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Anthony Nemcek
City Staff
651-322-2090
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 2 ( )

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: 46
1 star actions: 24
2 star actions: 17
3 star actions: 5

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.

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Implementation details:
City info is included in benchmarking.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Efficient Existing Private Buildings {BP no.2}

3 star - Action 1:

Create or participate in a marketing/outreach/incentive program to promote/achieve residential energy/water use reduction and energy efficiency.

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Rosemount Environment and Sustainability Taskforce along with Partners in Energy have ongoing campaigns. See 2019 article at https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_thisweek/free/rosemount-residents-can-save-energy-money/article_82b39974-d0e6-11e9-a3c6-3f8143b4514d.html
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

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.

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Implementation details:
The City adopted the 2030 Comprehensive Plan in November 2009. The 2040 Update is in progress and will contain a Resiliency Chapter.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The City use the 2030 Comprehensive Plan as a guide for reviewing projects and makes updates or amends the zoning ordinance as needed.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 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.

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Implementation details:
The City of Rosemount's Zoning Ordinance acknowledges the Comprehensive Plan as the foundational document for decision making in Section 11-1-2: Purpose.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 3:

Include requirements in comprehensive and/or other plans for intergovernmental coordination addressing regional land use and watershed / wellhead impacts, infrastructure, transportation, economic development and city/regional services.

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Implementation details:
Rosemount's 2030 Comprehensive Plan address the issues of land use and watershed impacts, infrastructure, economic development and city/regional services. Rosemount pledges to coordinate its work on these issues in accordance with State law.
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1 star - Action 4:

Include ecological provisions in the comprehensive plan that explicitly aim to minimize open space fragmentation and/or establish a growth area with expansion criteria.

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Implementation details:
Rosemount's 2030 Comprehensive Plan explicitly aim to minimize open space fragmentation and establish a growth area with expansion criteria in Chapter 6 (Environment and Natural Resources) and Chapter 7 (Land Use).
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
3 star - Action 5:

Adopt climate mitigation and/or energy independence goals and objectives in the comprehensive plan or in a separate policy document, and include transportation recommendations such as becoming an EV-ready city.

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Year action initially completed: 2019
Implementation details:
Rosemount has signed on to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Program. Under the Agreement, participating cities commit to take following three actions:

- Strive to meet or beat the Kyoto Protocol targets in their own communities, through actions ranging from anti-sprawl land-use policies to urban forest restoration projects to public information campaigns;

- Urge their state governments, and the federal government, to enact policies and programs to meet or beat the greenhouse gas emission reduction target suggested for the United States in the Kyoto Protocol -- 7% reduction from 1990 levels by 2012; and

- Urge the U.S. Congress to pass the bipartisan greenhouse gas reduction legislation, which would establish a national emission trading system

AND

The City of Rosemount Environment and Sustainability Task Force have worked with Xcel Energy's partners in energy program to develop a Energy Action Plan found here: https://www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/692/Energy-Action-Plan
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
U.S. Conference of Mayors, Xcel Energy (Partners in Energy)
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Resilient City Growth {BP no.7}

1 star - Action 1:

Limit barriers to higher density housing by including in the city zoning ordinance and zoning map:

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Rosemount's R-3 Medium Density Residential and R-4 High Density Residential zones allow single family densities of at least 6 units/acre.

Rosemount's DT - Downtown is a mixed use district allowing residential, commercial and civic uses. It currently allows residential densities of up to 40 units/acre and will soon include a Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Park and Ride facility offering express bus service to downtown Minneapolis.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 2:

Achieve higher density housing through at least two of the following strategies:

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Implementation details:
Rosemount's Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance can be found in Section 11-10-6. This ordinance allows for a process for flexible frontage, lot sizes and density bonuses.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The City's PUD ordinance was used to develop the Glendalough, Harmony, and Meadows of Bloomfield neighborhoods.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 3:

Achieve higher intensity commercial/industrial land uses through at least one of the following strategies:

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Implementation details:
Rosemount encourages higher intensity commercial land uses through its DT - Downtown District. This district has reduced lot sizes and zero-lot-line setbacks.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The outcome of the DT - Downtown zoning district is Rosemount's compact and mixed use downtown.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 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:
Rosemount is a member of the Metropolitan Council's Livable Communities program and uses it's PUD ordinance to encourage infill development and life cycle housing throughout the community.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Rosemount was recently awarded a Livable Communities grant for the Steeple Center Senior Housing project - $440,000 to help redevelop a portion of St. Josephs Church complex into a 70-unit senior housing project and a public senior center to adjoin the newly renovated Steeple Center. The project will integrate multiple uses and strengthen Rosemounts downtown.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Mixed Uses {BP no.8}

1 star - Action 1:

Organize or participate in a community planning/placemaking/design process for the city/a mixed use district.

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Implementation details:
In 2004, the City prepared the Development Framework for Downtown Rosemount. This process included a series of public meetings and design charrettes to create and maintain Downtown Rosemount in a manner consistent with the community vision.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The Development Framework for Downtown Rosemount has served as the guiding document for several redevelopment projects in downtown including Waterford Commons, a mixed use residential and commercial building, the Steeple Center and the Dakota County Public Library.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 2:

Locate or lease a school, city building or other government facility that has at least two of these attributes:

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Implementation details:
Rosemount's Community Center is adjacent to an existing residential center, is designed to encourage access by pedestrians and bicyclist and is accessible by regular transit service.
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Descriptive File:
Minnesota Valley Transit Authority and the Minnesota Army National Guard
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
3 star - Action 3:

Modify a planned unit development ordinance to emphasize mixed use development, to limit residential PUDs to areas adjacent to commercial development, and/or to add sustainability features.

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11-10-6: PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS (PUD):

A. Purpose: The purpose of the planned unit development (PUD) district is to provide a district that will encourage the following:

1. Flexibility in land development and redevelopment in order to utilize new techniques of building design, construction and land development.

2. Provision of life cycle housing to all income and age groups.

3. Energy conservation through the use of more efficient building designs and sitings and the clustering of buildings and land uses.

4. Preservation of desirable site characteristics and open space and protection of sensitive environmental features, including, but not limited to, steep slopes, trees and poor spoils.

5. More efficient and effective use of land, open space and public facilities through mixing of land uses and assembly and development of land into larger parcels.

6. High quality of design and design compatible with surrounding land uses, including both existing and planned.

7. Sensitive development in transitional areas located between different land uses and along significant transportation or scenic corridors within the city.

8. Development that is consistent with the comprehensive plan.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 5:

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

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Implementation details:
Rosemount's DT - Downtown District can be found in Section 11-4-11 of the City Code. The purpose of this district is to encourage a viable downtown area. Rosemount's downtown is intended to serve the entire city and be a diversified commercial, civic, and lifestyle center that offers the full range of comparison goods, sales and services, cultural, civic, and entertainment opportunities, financial and professional offices, attached and multiple-family housing, and public uses. Although this district relies on automobile traffic, the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists are deemed equally important. Pedestrian and bicycle linkages, landscaping, and appropriate amenities are important components of this district. The pedestrian orientation of buildings adjacent to sidewalks encourages parking in the rear yards and enhances the traditional character exemplified by historical central business districts. Zoning standards are intended to promote compatibility in form, function and style.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 7:

Create incentives for vertical mixed-use development in appropriate locations (downtown, commercial districts near colleges or universities, historic commercial districts).

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Implementation details:
Rosemount provides incentives for vertical mixed use development through both its comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance. The DT - Downtown land use category allows for a mix of residential, commercial and civic uses with densities of up to 40 units/acre. The specific zoning standards are detailed in the DT - Downtown zoning district that allows building up to 45 feet in height.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The City recently used its PUD ordinance to provide incentives through flexible zoning standards to develop Waterford Commons, a 108 rental unit building with 13,000 square feet of commercial space.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Design for Natural Resource Conservation {BP no.10}

2 star - Action 1:

Conduct a Natural Resource Inventory or Assessment (NRI or NRA); incorporate protection of priority natural systems or resources such as groundwater through the subdivision or development process.

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Implementation details:
Rosemount conducted a Natural Resource Assessment in 2006. This assessment and associated map have been incorporated into the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The City's Rural Residential land use and zoning regulations provide for the opportunity to protect the community's natural areas through cluster development in which at least 50% of the developable land is permanently protected.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
2 star - Action 5:

Preserve environmentally sensitive, community-valued land by placing a conservation easement on city lands, and by encouraging/funding private landowners to place land in conservation easements.

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Year action initially completed: 1998
Implementation details:
The City of Rosemount Comprehensive Wetland Management Plan requires conservation easements placed over all wetlands and wetland buffers which are recorded with the final plat during the land development process. City staff has recommended that wetlands be deeded to the City during the subdivision process.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Several wetlands have been deeded to the city, and those that are not are still protected by conservation easements that are clearly marked.
Descriptive File:
Private developers
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Transportation Transportation

Mobility Options {BP no.12}

2 star - Action 1:

Increase walking, biking and transit use by one or more of the following means:

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Implementation details:
In 2010, the Rosemount developed the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. The plan seeks to build on existing infrastructure to create a community where choosing walking and biking is a safe, convenient and enjoyable recreation and transportation option for all users. The Plan begins with an assessment of Rosemounts existing conditions and needs. It then establishes the Walk-Bike Framework to identify routes and specific treatments for each route to create a convenient and complete bike-walk network. A series of best practices are recommended to make walking and biking safer and more enjoyable. In order to move the plan to reality, a series of implementation strategies are outlined and potential funding sources identified.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Designate and map City, County and State bicycle routes in Rosemount.
The League of American Bicyclist designated Rosemount as Honorable Mention for its Bicycle Friendly Communities program.
The City has received over $44,000 in State Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grants for pubic bicycle facilities and wayfinding signs.
In 2011, the City offered $10,500 for a business bike rack grant program. The City participates in Walk to School month in October and National Bike Month in May. Partner with Dakota County and the City of Apple Valley to offer a community bike ride.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
2 star - Action 2:

Conduct an Active Living campaign such as a Safe Routes to School program.

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In the fall of 2006, Rosemount began working with the Dakota County Active Living Partnership.
This group and their work were funded through a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
Minnesota and included Dakota County, School District 196, the communities of Apple Valley,
Eagan and Rosemount as well as a mix of interested private sector stakeholders. The main focus of this group was to assess the active living conditions in the partnering communities and suggest policy changes to encourage increased physical activity in daily routines. Those suggestion served as the basis for the Active Living Section of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Outcomes include: an active living chapter in the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, Safe Route to School Plan for all public schools in Rosemount, and over $150,000 in grant funds for bicycle facilities, wayfinding signs and trails.
Descriptive File:
Dakota County, School District 196, the communities of Apple Valley, Eagan, Mendota Heights, West St. Paul, South St. Paul and Lakeville as well as a mix of interested private sector stakeholders.
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Community Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

1 star - Action 1:

Certify as a Tree City USA.

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Implementation details:
Rosemount has been a part of the Tree City USA program since 1992.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
3 star - Action 5:

Adopt a tree preservation or native landscaping ordinance.

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Year action initially completed: 2007
Implementation details:
In 2007, the City updated its tree preservation ordinance to change the focus on preserving trees rather than simply replacing them. Developers are responsible for conduct a tree inventory prior to approval of any new subdivisions.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
2 star - Action 6:

Build community capacity to protect existing trees by one or more of:

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Year action initially completed: 2004
Implementation details:
Tom Schuster in our parks department holds a degree in horticulture and conducts tree inspections for residents and businesses. Additionally, the city has received grant money to increase tree diversity within the city as part of the fight against the emerald ash borer.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
MN DNR
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Stormwater Management {BP no.17}

1 star - Action 3:

Adopt by ordinance one or more of the following stormwater infiltration/management strategies:

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The City's standards related on-site rainwater infiltration design and stormwater runoff volume limits are detailed in Titled 10 (Water Resource Management) of the City Code.

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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 5:

Adopt and implement guidelines or design standards/incentives for at least one of the following stormwater infiltration/reuse practices:

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Year action initially completed: 2019
Implementation details:
The City provides education to residents regarding the protection of our surface water by reducing stormwater runoff and reducing the introduction of pollutants.
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Descriptive File:
Green Corps
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
3 star - 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's standards regarding erosion and sediment controls and requirements for permanent stormwater treatment are detailed in Title 10 (Water Resource Management) of the City Code.

The City has begun tracking the amount of salt used on city streets. 51 tons per event this years vs. 77 tons per event last year.
Additionally, the City has been working with a Green Corps member to educate residents regarding salt use. https://www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/718/Conserve-and-Preserve-blog---archive-1
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The amount of salt used per event by the City's public works department was reduced from 77 tons last year to 51 tons this year. This reduction is reported to the City Council on a weekly basis during the snowy season.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Parks and Trails {BP no.18}

1 star - Action 1:

Make improvements within your city's system of parks, offroad trails and open spaces.

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Implementation details:
The Parks, Trails and Open Space System Plan details the City's plans to develop and provide these amenities. The Trail & Sidewalk Improvement Map in this plan is a multi-year plan created to maintain and enhance the Citys trail and sidewalk system within the developed areas of the community.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The City recently filled trail and sidewalk gaps along Connemara Trail and Shannon Parkway as shown on the Trail and Sidewalk Improvement Plan. In 2012, the City plans to fill additional gaps along Diamond Path from Co. Road 42 to Connemara Trail and along Hwy. 3 from Rosemount High School to Connemara Trail.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 2:

Plan and budget for a network of parks, green spaces, water features and trails for areas where new development is planned.

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The City's plan and budget for a network of parks, green spaces, water features and trails can be found in the Rosemount Parks, Trails and Open Space System Plan. This plan was adopted into the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.
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2 star - Action 8:

Develop a program to involve community members in hands-on land restoration, invasive species management and stewardship projects.

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In addition to the City's Adopt a Park program that works to clean up trash, the City has begun a forest restoration event in Carroll's Woods.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Surface Water {BP no.19}

2 star - Action 2:

Conduct or support multi-party community conversations, assessments, plans around improving local water quality and quantity.

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Year action initially completed: 2016
Implementation details:
The Mayor has challenged residents to reduce their water usage by pledging at mywaterpleddge.com
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Rosemount ranked 17th in the nation among Cities its size for the number of pledges made to reduce water usage.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
2 star - Action 3:

Adopt and report on measurable, publicly announced surface water improvement targets for water bodies, including the percent of lake, river, wetland and ditch shoreline with at least a 50-foot vegetation buffer.

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Implementation details:
The Wetland Health Evaluation Program engages citizen volunteers to help monitor wetlands in their community.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 4:

Adopt a shoreland ordinance for all river and lake shoreland areas; reduce flooding and costs through The National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System.

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Implementation details:
Rosemount's Shoreland regulations are detailed in Section 11-7-2 of the City Code. The purpose and intent of the Shoreland Overlay Regulations to impose restrictions in addition to those required by the underlying zoning for the protection of shoreland areas, the preservation and enhancement of the quality of surface waters and the wise utilization of water and related land resources.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Septic Systems {BP no.21}

2 star - Action 1:

Report to landowners suspected noncompliant or failing septic systems as part of an educational, informational and financial assistance and outreach program designed to trigger voluntary landowner action to improve septic systems.

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Implementation details:
Rosemount reports to property owners suspected noncompliant or failing septic systems as part of a point of sale inspection, complaint or pump log report. The City either mails a notice or conducts a site inspection depending on the severity of the situation.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 4:

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

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Implementation details:
Rosemount's subsurface sewer treatment system standards are detailed in Section 9-6 of the City Code.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 6:

Work with homeowners and businesses in environmentally sensitive areas and areas where standard septic systems are not the least-cost option to promote innovative waste water systems, including central sewer extensions.

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Implementation details:
Rosemount's Building Official works with individual property owners and system designers to promote innovative waste water systems in environmentally sensitive areas or where standard septic systems are not the least-cost option.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Sustainable Consumption and Waste {BP no.22}

1 star - Action 4:

Publicize, promote and use the varied businesses/services collecting and marketing used, repaired and rental consumer goods, especially electronics, in the city/county.

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Year action initially completed: 2019
Implementation details:
The City's green corps representative has promoted the fix-it clinic on the City's website.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Benchmarks and Community Engagement {BP no.24}

2 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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Year action initially completed: 2016
Implementation details:
The Rosemount Environment and Sustainability Taskforce leads and coordinates the implementation of sustainability goals.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
Xcel Energy Partners in Energy Program
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
2 star - Action 4:

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

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Year action initially completed: 2016
Implementation details:
The city's Environment and Sustainability taskforce is conducting an ongoing educational campaign by visiting different groups throughout the community including schools, churches, and all residents at different community events.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 5:

Conduct or support a community education, visioning and planning initiative using a sustainability framework such as:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2018
Implementation details:
The City's energy action plan was developed to identify baseline data regarding energy usage.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
Xcel Energy Partners in Energy Program
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
2 star - Action 6:

Engage community youth and college students by creating opportunities to participate in city government.

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Year action initially completed: 2009
Implementation details:
The Youth Commission's agenda is driven by the commissioners, but an example of a sustainability issue that the commission worked on was the legacy tree program that involved planting trees in the community.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Green Business Development {BP no.25}

2 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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2019
Implementation details:
The City, led by REST (Rosemount Environment and Sustainability Task Force), continually participates in business outreach through the business blitz, targeted emails, and door to door outreach.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 7:

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

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed: 2018
Implementation details:
The City utilized social media as well as electronic signage at City buildings to emphasize buying local over the holiday season.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Renewable Energy {BP no.26}

2 star - Action 2:

Promote resident/business purchases and/or generation of clean energy by:

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Implementation details:
In addition to providing information on the City's website about purchasing clean energy, information was also included on an insert sent with the City water bill regarding energy reduction efforts.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
1 star - Action 3:

Promote financing and incentive programs such as PACE for clean energy:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2018
Implementation details:
The City regularly shares information via social media regarding opportunities for residents to receive energy audits from local utilities such as Xcel Energy and Minnesota Energy Resources.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090

Local Food {BP no.27}

2 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: 2015
Implementation details:
City Ordinance 7-4B-11 allows residents on properties in residential areas to keep up to 3 chickens on their property. Additionally, the city ordinance does not restrict the keeping of bees.
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For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090
2 star - Action 3:

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

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Implementation details:
The City of Rosemount partners with Local Harvest and the St. Paul Farmers' Market to host the Rosemount Farmers' Market at the City's Community Center 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays from June 19th to September 25th. The City's Parks and Recreation Department also offers community gardens at 4 park properties throughout the City.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
Local Harvest and St. Paul Farmers' Market
For more information contact:
Anthony Nemcek (City staff) | anthony.nemcek@ci.rosemount.mn.us | 651-322-2090