City Detail

Background Information

City of Roseville
County: Ramsey
Population: 35691
GreenStep City category: A
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 200
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Ryan Johnson
City Staff
651-792-7049
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: 64
1 star actions: 29
2 star actions: 22
3 star actions: 9

Buildings and Lighting Buildings and Lighting

Efficient Existing Public Buildings {BP no.1}

1 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:
Data has been entered into B-3 for 4 main campuses in Roseville. Further evaluation is being done.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 star - Action 2:

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

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Over the past years, Roseville has been updating City Hall Campus Buildings with newer technology to improve energy efficiency. Office spaces, conference rooms, and staff common areas within City Hall had motion detectors installed in 2012 to save energy if the rooms are not in use for 15 minutes. In 2015, the City finished changing all building lights to LED, and updated an aged Boiler with a high efficiency model that requires less energy to operate. The City is now starting to analyze the B3 data to see if there were any savings from the lighting retrofit.
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2 star - Action 5:

Document that the new construction or major remodeling of a public building has met the SB 2030 energy standard or has met or qualified under a green building or energy framework.

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Tne new fire station was built with environmentally responsible construction that would be equivalent to LEED silver, though certification was not sought. It also uses geothermal heating and is designed for maximum use of daylight.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 star - Action 7:

Install for one or more city-owned/school buildings one of the following efficiency measures:

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The Roseville Oval Skating Rink uses a geothermal system for heating and cooling and to make ice. Waste heat and ground source energy to warm buildings; heat pumps and exchangers then cool the facilities and make ice.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

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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As part of the "Living Smarter program, Roseville has developed the "Green Modeling Plan Book." It has been sought out as a reference by several other cities around the country. Currently it is being updated and will be readily accessible on the web and in a format for easy printing. The city offers 200 residents energy audits with Xcel Energy per year.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 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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The city's zoning code includes a shoreland, wetland, and storm water management ordinance. The city is a partner with the EPA in the Water Sense Program. The city code calls for landscaping that will improve ground water quality and reduce storm water runoff.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals {BP no.4}

2 star - Action 1:

Require energy efficient, Dark-Sky compliant new or replacement outdoor lighting fixtures on city-owned/private buildings and facilities.

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The city has a LED Retrofit Four Year Plan for all city owned lights in place.(Dates: 2011-2015)
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 2:

Purchase LEDs for all future street lighting and traffic signals.

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All city signals have been converted to LED lights.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
Pending - Action 3:

Replace the city's existing street lighting with Dark Sky-compliant LEDs, modifying any city franchise/utility agreement and adding smart grid attributes.

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All city signals have been converted to LED lights
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 star - Action 5:

Use LED/solar-powered lighting for a flashing sign or in a street, parking lot or park project.

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The LED Four Year Plan(2013-2016) includes funding for street light replacement with a timeline. The focus is on 6 areas of the city including pedestrian walkways, parking lot lights and street lights.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 6:

Relamp/improve exterior building lighting for city-owned buildings/facilities with energy efficient, Dark-Sky compliant lighting.

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The city's LED Retrofit Four Year Plan (2013-2016) requires the use of energy efficient,Dark-Sky lighting when relamping or improving exterior lighting of city-owned buildings. Apprroximately 25% has been completed.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Building Redevelopment {BP no.5}

3 star - Action 1:

Adopt an historic preservation ordinance/regulations to encourage adaptive reuse.

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Implementation details:
The city encourages citizens to update existing homes and provides guidance through the "Green Modeling Plan" book. This is part of the "Living Smarter" program. Energy efficiency audits are offered to 200 residents free each year through X-cel Energy.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

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 has a Comprehensive Plan(to 2030) adopted in October 2009 by the city council. The plan provides guidance on a broad set of topics including transportation, housing, environmental protection, parks and recreation and utilities. Input from community members and stakeholders was part of the plan's development
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
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.

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Implementation details:
The city code requires that enforcement,amendment and administration of the code be accomplished with due consideration of the recommendations and policies in the comprehensive plan. The city council recognizes the comprehensive plan as the policy to follow for regulation of land use and development. The city relies on official controls and environmental studies to guide land use and evaluate specific development goals. This includes zoning regulations, The Twin Lakes Business Park Master Plan, and the Twin Lakes Redevelopment Area Design Principles as examples. Individual ordinances are introduced with purposes throughout the city code.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

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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Roseville's HRA Strategic Plan allows up to 8 units per acre, in low density residential districts.
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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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The city's HRA Strategic Plan and zoning code state that the city should maintain and encourage a mix of housing types in each neighborhood by directly purchasing available properties for demolition and supporting new home construction.
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Efficient Highway- and Auto-Oriented Development {BP no.9}

1 star - Action 1:

Establish design goals for at least one highway/auto-oriented corridor/cluster.

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The Comprehensive Plan (2030) states in the Transportation Section (Chapter 5-2), Policy 3.2 "that major traffic volumes should be channeled onto community collector streets, arterials, thus discouraging traffic from passing through residential areas on local streets."
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 3:

Adopt infrastructure design standards that protect the economic and ecologic functions of the highway corridor through clustering of development, plantings and incorporating access management standards.

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The Transportation section of the Comphrehensive Plan (2030) focuses on design that includes access management guidelines which address highway, economic and ecological functions of the corridor along with clustering of development.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 4:

Allow auto-oriented commercial districts at the sub-urban edge and/or in tightly defined and smaller urban development corridors/nodes that have some bike/walk/transit access.

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The city's zoning code has design standards that limit auto use. The Comprehensive Plan states in the Land Use section that the policy is to promote and support transit oriented development and redevelopment near existing and future transit corridors. A further goal is to consider increased densities in new residential developments to reduce housing costs and attract transit oriented development.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Transportation Transportation

Living Streets {BP no.11}

2 star - Action 1:

Adopt a complete streets policy, or a living streets policy, which addresses landscaping and stormwater.

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The City’s Comprehensive Plan (Transportation Chapter 7) express the intent to facilitate multi-modal transportation, and to create a Sustainable Transportation Network by encouraging the use of transit and non-motorized transportation. The City looks to connect neighborhoods, parks, and businesses to create a walkable Roseville. All of our street construction or reconstruction projects are "complete streets" and have been that way for decades. We narrow roads where feasible during reconstruction (to save mature trees and reduce impervious surfaces), and have implement stormwater best management practices to promote water quality and reduce volume and rate.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 4:

Identify, prioritize and remedy complete streets gaps and lack of connectivity/safety within your road network by, for example, adding a bike route/lane, truck route, sidewalk or mid-block alley.

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The Twin Lakes project remedied street gaps by adding a walking path connecting both sides of the lakes.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 star - Action 6:

Implement traffic calming policy/measures, including lane conversions (road diets), roundabouts, shared space and depaving, in at least one street redevelopment project.

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The City's Neighborhood Traffic Program lists bump outs, raised crosswalks, pavement/crossings markings, and narrower lanes as traffic management strategies.The city has implemented 2 roundabouts and completed road diets.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Mobility Options {BP no.12}

3 star - Action 1:

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

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A pathway map on the city's website shows over 100 miles of pathways for biking and walking. Bus maps are also available. The city has also implemented transit shelters that are maintained by the city. The zoning code requires bicycle parking to promote bicycle use. The code requires bicycle parking spaces equal to 10% of the automobile parking requirement.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 3:

Prominently identify mobility options: transit; paratransit/Dial-A-Ride; ridesharing/cab services; rental cars; bikes; airports.

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Implementation details:
The City is part of the St Paul Chamber of Commerce, and so information on transportation options is readily available there through a link from the City of Roseville web site. The city's "Living Smarter" promotes "shorter drives" and the best ways to "get around town" including transit routes and maps.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 6:

Add/expand transit service, or promote car/bike sharing.

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The city is working with the Snelling Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Progrm to increase transit opportunities in the city.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

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.

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The city has a fuel maintenance program which evaluates fuel efficiency.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 3:

Phase-in no-idling practices, operational and fuel changes, and equipment changes including electric vehicles, for city or local transit fleets.

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The city has a no-idling practice in place for city vehicles.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
3 star - Action 4:

Phase in bike, e-bike, foot or horseback modes for police, inspectors and other city staff.

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The city's police reserve unit uses bicycles and ATV's for patrols, according to the city's reserve department promotional brochure.
The 2009 "Your City at Work" report noted that measures reducing electricity and adopting efficient driving habits and a no-idle policy reduced fuel and electricity use by 5%.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Demand-Side Travel Planning {BP no.14}

1 star - Action 1:

Reduce or eliminate parking minimums: add parking maximums; develop district parking.

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Implementation details:
The city code specifies parking area maximums in Chapter 1019.06
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Sustainable Purchasing {BP no.15}

2 star - Action 1:

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

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Framework for City Staff to consider when purchasing products.
Outcome measures/metrics:
To help save energy and water, the Environmental Preferred Purchasing Policy requires that all city purchases of water-using products would meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense certification and EnergyStar certified equipment and appliances. These rating systems ensure that energy efficient products are purchased for our needs. Other policy components include purchasing paper containing at least 30% post-consumer recycled content and reusable or refillable office supplies when available. The City has already been purchasing these items through one person in the Administration Department and has been using these guidelines for some time.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 star - Action 4:

Require purchase of U.S. EPA WaterSense-certified products.

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The city participates in the Water Sense program.
The Water Sense program has been communicated to businesses and residents.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 star - Action 7:

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

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The city has been involved in planning "no waste" events. The Living Smarter fair is one example.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Urban Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

3 star - Action 1:

Certify as a Tree City USA.

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The city has been certified as a Tree City USA since 1995. The city is on schedule to meet the requirement of 30 years of certification in 2025.
The city has had a tree budget of at least $4 per resident for at least 10 years.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 5:

Adopt a tree preservation or native landscaping ordinance.

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Implementation details:
The city has in place a tree preservation ordinance. (Chapter 1011.04)
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
3 star - Action 6:

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

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The city has an employee who is a Minnesota Certified Tree Inspector. The city also has an Emerald Ash Borer Plan in place.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Stormwater Management {BP no.17}

3 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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The city's Surface Water Management Plan includes a storm water utility that uses variable fees to incentivize enhanced stormwater management, minimize the volume of and pollutants in runoff, and educate property owners. All fees received are used for storm water purposes. In some cases, parcels may be eligible for a credit to reduce their fee based on reduced stormwater runoff.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
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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The city has installed many rain gardens in the Walsh Lake area using guidelines and design standards for rain gardens to encourage infiltration and alleviate local flooding problems.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
Not rated - Action 6:

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

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Chapter 803.04 of the city code details erosion and sedimentation control including best management practices.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Parks and Trails {BP no.18}

2 star - Action 1:

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

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The city's 2030 Comprehensive Plan states that the city should work to fill in gaps, providing continuous pathways that connect destinations to the larger regional pathway system. In project work on the Twin Lakes, 3 street gaps were remedied.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 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 code (Chapter 1103.07) requires dedication of open spaces, and or park or drainage as part of development of areas in access of one acre. In lieu of a park, a cash deposit can be required for park purposes in the city.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 3:

Achieve minimum levels of city green space and maximize the percent within a ten-minute walk of community members.

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The city has 679 acres of parks for approximately 35000 residents.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 4:

Adopt low-impact design standards in parks and trails that infiltrate or retain all 2 inch, 24-hour stormwater events on site.

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The city's standards for new parks/trails, include the requirement of "low-impact design standards in parks and trails that infiltrate or retain all 2 inch, 24 hour storm water events on site."
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 star - Action 8:

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

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The 2030 Comprehensive Plan includes a requirement that the city re-evaluate, update and the parks plan to reflect community changes. Citizens would be involved in this review.
The city engages citizens in annual restoration of natural areas including plantings along shorelands etc. The city hosts events to remove invasive species, including a buckthorn removal event during November 2013. Other events are hosted to involve citizens in park maintenance, cleanup and removal of exotic species.

The city's parks and recreation department has a program for ongoing review and removal of invasive species including buckthorn. Volunteer groups participate in park cleanup ever spring, and an "adopt a park" program has been in place for several years. A restoration program for parks and natural areas is ongoing.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Surface Water {BP no.19}

1 star - Action 2:

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

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The city's "Living Smarter" campaign promotes water quality. The city participates in "Water Fest," an educational event of the Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District. City staff co-sponsor several water quality conversations each year.
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1 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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The city's Water Management Plan adopts and reports on measurable, publicly announced surface water improvement targets for water bodies.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
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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The city code contains an ordinance titled "Shoreland, Wetland and Storm Water Management."
This ordinance has been approved by the DNR.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Efficient Water and Wastewater Systems {BP no.20}

2 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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The city uses variable frequency drives on all pumps and replaces motors with the latest most highly efficient technology available.
SCADA systems are used to measure flow and efficiency. The city's water booster station looks to operate at ideal levels.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 7:

Create a demand-side pricing program to reduce demands on water and wastewater systems.

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Implementation details:
The city created a new water conservation-based rate structure in 2013.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Sustainable Consumption and Waste {BP no.22}

Not rated - Action 2:

Address concerns over consumer products and packaging through encouragement/implementation of one or more of:

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The city has set recycling goals for city operations.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 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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The recycling section of the city's website contains details on what can be recycled, how to recycle,an A-Z disposal guide, re-use businesses and charities, along with information on how to generate less waste.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 6:

Improve recycling services and expand to multi-unit housing and commercial businesses.

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Residential recycling is encouraged as containers are provided free to all residents and information regarding what can/cannot be recycled is provided. Recycling is with one company through a city contract. Hauler rates for regular solid waste are published on the city web site.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Local Air Quality {BP no.23}

1 star - Action 1:

Conduct an education/financial assistance campaign around one of the following residential wood burning/auto exhaust issues:

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The city's website encourages residents to "think clean" when burning. Tips include use the right fuel and notes that manufactured fire logs burn cleaner than firewood.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
1 star - Action 2:

Regulate outdoor wood burning, using ordinance language, performance standards and bans as appropriate, for at least one of the following:

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Details about the regulations for outdoor wood burning are found on the city's website.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
Pending - Action 3:

Conduct one or more policy or education/behavior change campaigns on the topics below and document:

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The 2009 "Your City at Work" report indicated the city had saved 5% on fuel and energy as a result of several actions on the part of city staff, as well as changes to energy efficient lighting.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

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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The City's Public Works Environment and Transportation Commission originally recommended participation in the MN GreenStep Cities program to the City Council. The Committee and staff will continue to coordinate GreenStep implementation measures and report on progress annually to the City Council and residents via the website, City newsletter, and an Annual Report.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 star - Action 2:

Organize goals/outcome measures from all city plans and report to community members data that show progress toward meeting these goals.

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Comprehensive planning benefits the community in many ways. The background data collection and analysis shows us where we are today and helps to determine where we want to be in the future. Communities that plan are able to respond to change effectively. Planning allows us to provide public facilities and services efficiently and cost-effectively. Planning also links implementation programs and strategies. In addition, the planning process helps to create ownership in the comprehensive plan by citizens and government officials. Comprehensive planning enables communities to identify population characteristics, development trends and issues. This process involves the collection and analysis of background data including population, employment, housing, land use, transportation, community services, parks and natural resources. The analysis of this data enables the community to determine its current and future needs. Communities can then develop implementation strategies and programs to satisfy these needs. The administration of these implementation and strategies can then be coordinated and carried out effectively. Roseville has many plans and programs in place that are meant to meet the goals of our Comprehensive Plan. The Implementation Chapter outlines how each program will be developed and administered, tools and monitoring metrics, and fiscal considerations. financial commitment and support to carry out the policies and achieve our goals. These financial commitments include existing programs and policies the City currently has in place such as the Capital Improvement Program and Comprehensive Infrastructure Replacement Plan. Updates are included in the newsletter for residents 6 times a year, the City's website, and are given a chance to participate when specific plans or Comprehensive Plan chapters are amended or approved with a Public Hearing process. The City continues to carry out the policies identified in the Comprehensive Plan and has implemented some of the recommendations. This housing plan summarizes the current housing efforts and identifies gaps in the community’s housing needs that should be addressed in the future.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

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.

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Articles about assistance providers and information for energy programs, sustainability and recycling appear almost quarterly on the Business News page of the Roseville City News. Business pages are also posted under community development on the city web site.
Roseville partnered with the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS) of the Great Plains Institute to contact each of the independent gas stations in Roseville with information on saving energy costs in switching to LED lighting in their fuel pump canopy. Upon phone call followup, three of the nine expressed interest in getting further information. Each of the three were directed to additional assistance for implementing the change.
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1 star - Action 4:

Strengthen value-added businesses utilizing local "waste" material.

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The leaves collected each fall from residents are composted at a city site and then made available for residents and also for landscaping on city property. In addition, wood collected is chipped at the same site and made available.
Every fall, city equipment is used to vacuum all leaves along every curb in the city. This benefits businesses as well as residents. It keeps the front access to a business clean and helps with fall maintenance.
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1 star - Action 5:

Lower the environmental and health risk footprint of a brownfield remediation/redevelopment project beyond regulatory requirements; report brightfield projects.

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Roseville has worked cooperatively toward remediation needed in order to support Walmart's development of the area just northeast of the intersection of Cleveland and County Rd C in Roseville. The city of Roseville built a roadway to provide access to this business. Remediation was needed before the roadway could be built. This was done cooperatively with state offices involved in funding and overseeing part of the remediation needed before the parkway could be constructed. Currently a review for remediation requiremnts is underway as part of expanding the parkway for further development efforts in this area of the city.
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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.

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The zoning code was amended in 2010 creating a policy for reviewing and approving solar energy systems in the city.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
3 star - Action 3:

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

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In 2015, Roseville approved an agreement with the St Paul Port Authority to administer programs that offer energy cost savings for local businesses. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) provides funding for up-front costs and low cost, long term financing. The program has provided the way for St. Christopher's Episcopal Church to install solar panels. The program is promoted on the city's web site and was presented in a recent newsletter.
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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.

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City code permits chicken coops in residential areas of the city. The St Paul Farmers Market operates one day a week from a church parking lot in the city.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049

Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience {BP no.29}

2 star - Action 1:

Prepare to maintain public health and safety during extreme weather and climate-change-related events, while also taking a preventive approach to reduce risk for community members.

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Roseville partner’s with Ramsey County in order to maintain a comprehensive and coordinated Emergency Operations Plan and All-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department and Roseville work together, along with neighboring communities, organizations, and state resources to properly prepare for, and recover from, major emergencies that threaten the health, safety, property, and resources of the communities with Ramsey County. Roseville has established an emergency line of succession, emergency staff organization, and an emergency operating center in case of disaster that can be found in the Emergency Operations Plan. The emergency management team is made up of a designated emergency staff that includes members from the police, fire, and public works departments. Together, the emergency management team will carry out the following functions: secure and direct resources, coordinate the city government response, coordinate with any adjacent local governments affected by the disaster, coordinate with any businesses or industries affected by the disaster, generate appropriate public information, and coordinate volunteers. The emergency management director is responsible for ensuring operational readiness of the emergency operations center. Each department that has a staff member included in the emergency operations center staffing list is responsible for ensuring that its representative is familiar with the duties they are expected to perform.
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Ramsey County
For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049
2 star - Action 2:

Integrate climate resilience into city or tribal planning, policy, operations, and budgeting processes.

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Through a grant from the MPCA, Roseville was able to have a consultant create a Population Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Adaptation Framework Report. The report:
1. Identifies and maps the climate vulnerable populations to the extent the data is available (e.g. unemployed and/or residents earning less than 200% poverty level, adults 65 and older, residents with disabilities, residents with vulnerable health conditions, children under 5, higher risk occupation groups, indigenous peoples, people of color, residents with limited English, environmental justice communities).
2. Describes the climate change impacts (e.g. extreme precipitation, extreme heat waves, warmer winters and nights, etc.) and risk factors to the extent the data is available (e.g. flood history and risk, air quality considerations, tree canopy, food access considerations, population health such as heart attack and asthma rates, vector borne disease incidence) likely to affect the City.
3. Explores how these impacts and risk factors may affect each of the climate vulnerable populations to create areas of vulnerability.
4. Provides a detailed menu of climate adaptation strategies for the city to consider and perhaps implement to reduce vulnerability and risk for each of the climate vulnerable populations.
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For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff) | Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com | 651-792-7049