City Detail

Background Information

City of Saint Anthony
County: Ramsey,Hennepin
Population: 8226
GreenStep City category: B
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 98
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Jay Hartman
City Staff
612-782-3314
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 5 ( )

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: 67
1 star actions: 43
2 star actions: 8
3 star actions: 3

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City completes point of sale inspections for sump pump and drain tile compliance.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

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:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City has been entering the monthly energy use information into B3 database for all City-owned buildings since 2006.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
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:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
In 2008, the City undertook an facility assessment report for all public buildings completed by Sebesta Blomberg.

The City has implemented a lighting replacement program which has reduced the energy consumption in the Water Treatment Plant (as seen in the attached screen shot from the B3 website).

The City implemented a lights-off policy in the Public Works Facility Building which has resulted in an electrical usage of 16%. This was also the result of a more aggressive maintenance schedule of the HVAC system on a yearly basis.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The City is currently implementing the recommendations made in the report by Sebesta Blomberg. The entire report and improvements to date can be viewed at City Hall.

The energy use was reduced in the Public Works Facilty by 16.42%. The energy use in the Water Treatment Plant was reduced by 24.72%.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
Pending - 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:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Refer to the Facilty Assessment detailed in Public Buildings, section 2.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 4:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony participates in energy peak shaving programs through Xcel Engergy. The City operates the city wells off of generator power during peak electrical useage time and recieves rebates from Xcel for participation in the program.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 6:

Improve the operations & maintenance of city-owned/school buildings and leased buildings by using a customized online energy efficiency tool, asset management tool, green building framework or green lease.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The implementation of the Facilty Assessment Report is funded through an internal loan program based on energy reductions and associated savings.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Accelerated implementation of the Facilty Assessment Program.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
Not rated - Action 7:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City has Point of Use of Generators at City wells that operate on demand with Xcel Energy. In addition, the City Hall building has the ability to be run by generator during the peak usage times. This allows these facilities to operate "off grid" for approximately 10-12 hours at a time depending on power demands.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Efficient Existing Private Buildings {BP no.2}

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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Implemented a water conservation rate structure for commercial and residential usage. This information can be viewed on the City's webpage under City Code Section 33.036 - Water Rates.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Reductions in potable water demand.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals {BP no.4}

1 star - Action 2:

Purchase LEDs for all future street lighting and traffic signals.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
All of the City's traffic signals have been convereted to energy efficient LED.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Overall energy savings for the City.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - 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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony and Xcel Energy annually review the technology available to replace the existing street lights with LED technology. Xcel Energy anticipates, within the next two years, the technology will be available and economical to justify the change-out.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The traffic signals on Silver Lake Road are synchronized by Ramsey County to reduce car idling at intersections.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 5:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City has installed solar powered LED early warning lighting for school bus approaches and fire truck access points.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
Pending - Action 6:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City has identified in the Facilty Assessment Report and has scheduled replacement of existing fixtures in accordance with the reports recommendations.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
3 star - Action 8:

Replace the city's existing traffic signals with LEDs.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
All traffic signals have been converted to energy efficient LED technology.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Overall energy savings for the City.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Building Redevelopment {BP no.5}

1 star - Action 3:

Plan for reuse of large-format retail buildings, or work with a local school, church or commercial building to either add-on space or repurpose space into new uses.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City repurposed and reused several 1960 vintage buildings as part of the 2004 Public Works Facilty Improvement Project.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The City reduced it's waste footprint by reusing existing structures.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
2 star - Action 5:

Adopt development/design standards and programs that facilitate infill, redevelopment, and adaptable buildings.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has succesfully redeveloped the former Apache Plaza Mall into a multi-land use and commuter friendly livable community.
It includes the following:
1. Commercial Retail
2. Restaurant
3. Parks
4. Stormwater treatement
5. Sidewalks
6. Pathways
7. Public Art
8. Ampitheater
9. Multi-family housing
10. Senior housing
11. Low income housing
12. Single family townhomes
13. Condominiums
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Land Use Land Use

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

1 star - Action 1:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City updated its comprehensive plan in 2008.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City recodified all City ordinances in 2010 in accordance with the 2008 Comprehensive Plan.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City routinely coordinates inter-governmental operations and has agreements in place in all of the following areas:
1. Transportation - Ramsey and Hennepin Counties
2. Watersheds - RCWD and MWMO
3. Land Use - Ramsey and Hennepin Counties
4. Economic Development - Ramsey and Hennepin Counties, State of Minnesota
5. Housing and foreclosures - Ramsey and Hennepin Counties
6. Police - Cities of Lauderdale and Falcon Heights, Ramsey and Hennepin Counties
7. Fire/Public Works - equipment sharing and mutual aid
8. Health - Ramsey and Hennepin Counties
9. Sewer and Water - Cities of Roseville and New Brighton, MCES
These activities were not included in the Comprehensive Plan because they have been an active part of City government for many years.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Efficient municipal operations, fuel reduction, and equipment reduction and duplication.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

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:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City has redeveloped several areas to higher densities. The City frequently uses the PUD process to combine land uses to encourage coexisting residential and commercial uses resulting in higher densities that exeed the 6 and 15 units per acre threshold in the GreenSteps program. The City ordenances refer to the PUD process to allow for these densities.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
Not rated - Action 2:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City incorporates a flexible lot size/frontage requirement for infill development.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City utilizes TIF financing to provide incentives for infill projects.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Increased densities and eliminate underutilized land.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Mixed Uses {BP no.8}

1 star - Action 1:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has completed the following main street programs:
1. In 2000, the City adopted a standard for the design and construction of road and streets that incorporated sidewalks and pedestrain level lighting to encourage walkability.
2. The City developed guidelines steering the construction and redevelopment of the Apache Plaza Mall area that incorporated a main street pedestrian friendly environment.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 2:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony's public facilities already meet all of the criteria in this category.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The Apache Plaza Mall redevelopment encorporated multiple land uses into a PUD process.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony denied rezoning of the previous boyscout camp to residential or commericial uses resulting in the newest Three Rivers Park Distric Park, Silverwood Park, their only park within the urban core and located in Ramsey County. Three Rivers has assesed the resources present at Silverwood Park and the Minneapolis Park Board has assesed their resources at Gross Golf Course. The remainder of the City is fully developed.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 3:

For cities within metropolitan areas, incorporate woodland best management practices addressing protection of wooded areas into zoning or development review.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has a vigorous forest management program. Tree preservation to the maximum extent is woven throughout the City ordinances. The City ordinance also specifies tree plantings in Section 152.182 - Landscaping.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Transportation Transportation

Living Streets {BP no.11}

Pending - Action 2:

Adopt zoning language or approve a skinny street/development project that follows green street and/or walkable streets principles.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony worked with Three Rivers Park District to receive their Silver LEED certification for Silverwood Park Improvements.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
Pending - Action 3:

Modify a street in compliance with the city's complete streets policy.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has constructed the only multi-source water reuse facility in Minnesota. This included an extensive inter-government collaboration with the following agencies: City of St. Anthony, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District, Hennepin County Highway Department, MWMO, and RCWD.
The project has received many environmental awards and accolades.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Reduces potable water needs for irrigation resulting in the preservation of precious groundwater resources.
Reductions in pollutant discharges to the Mississippi River and Rice Creek.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has adopted a sidewalk plan. As part of ongoing street reconstruction programs, this plan is being implemented. This includes improving pedestrian access to Silverwood Park, the Northeast Diagonal Regional Trail,and the Minneapolis Grand Rounds.
The City is improving the safety of students who walk to and from school.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Implementing the City's mission statement of being a walkable community.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 5:

Identify and remedy street-trail gaps between city streets and off-road trails/bike trails to better facilitate walking and biking.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has recently connected to the Northeast Diagonal Regional Trail. The City is also working on improving connectablity to Silverwood Regional Park.
The City has developed an Adopt-a-Bench program that allows residents to place park benches along sidewalks improving pedestrian accomidations.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has implemented traffic calming on several of its major arteries as part of its street reconstruction program. These measure include: roadway bump-outs, narrower streets, and trees.
Outcome measures/metrics:
A reduction in pedestrian and vehicle conflicts.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Mobility Options {BP no.12}

1 star - Action 1:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony's mission statement is to be a progressive and livable community, a walkable village, which is safe and secure.
The City provides bike trail maps. The City is currently participating in the Bicycle Parking Grant Program to add bike racks at all public buildings.
The City routinly coordinates with Metro Transit on the management and upgrading of their faciliites and routes.
The City of St. Anthony Police Department utilizes bicycle patrols as a means of crime prevention in high density areas.
A Vital Aging Committee is managed by the City to encourage senior participation in public events and programs.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
Pending - Action 2:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony is working to receive a Safe Routes to School grant to initiate the program.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 6:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony works with the surrounding communities and Metro Transit to meet the transit needs and demands of residents. The Silver Lake Village development incorporated transit as a major element.
The City is currently improving biking access by providing bike parking throughout the City through the Bike Rack Grant Program.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Providing residents transportation alternatives.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Efficient City Fleets {BP no.13}

1 star - Action 1:

Efficiently use your existing fleet of city vehicles by encouraging trip bundling, video conferencing, carpooling, vehicle sharing and incentives/technology.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony participates in video conferencing for training City staff.
Hennepin County contracts with the City to maintain County facilities reducing the overall number of vehicle trips for large maintenance vehicles.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
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:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
All of the City of St. Anthony departments annually evaluate and adjust the size of the current fleet using fuel-efficiency and technological advances as determining factors.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Reduction in fuel usage and fleet size.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 3:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony monthly monitors and reports on fuel usage and costs, conducts training to improve driving efficiency, and utilizes Police Department bike patrols. The City provides satellite parking locations for Hennepin County vehicles to reduce trips, fuel, and carbon.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Reducting in fuel consumption.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 4:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony uses active bicycle patrols in high density areas.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Demand-Side Travel Planning {BP no.14}

1 star - Action 2:

For cities with regular transit service, require or provide incentives for the siting of retail services at transit/density nodes.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
All of the redevelopment in the high density areas of St. Anthony are situated along transit corridors.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

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:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City offices purchase at least the 30% post-consumer recycled content paper products. The City has elimintated 50% of its paper towel waste through the addition of bathroom hand dryers.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Reduced paper product consumption and cost savings.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
Pending - Action 3:

Establish a local purchasing preference and, working with a local business association, develop a list of locally-produced products and suppliers for common purchases.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony supports a farmers market focusing on locally grown produce. Additionally, the City supports the Shop Local Program through the Chamber of Commerce.
The City purchaes supplies and vendor services locally when possible.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 5:

Set minimum standards for the percentage of recycled-content material in asphalt and roadbed aggregate or other construction materials, and for compost and warm mix asphalt use.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony considers recycled-content materials as equals to virgin consumer products when purchasing.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Encourging the use of recycled materials.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 7:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony is centrally located and as such hosts a variety of educational opportunities for municipal and watershed programs.
The City hosts all staff educational programs at a central location.
The City distributes materials for and hosts a minimum of 25 block parties for National Night to Unite.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Reduced travel times, distances, and fuel consumption.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Urban Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

2 star - Action 3:

Budget for and achieve resilient urban canopy/tree planting goals.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has a tree budget and regularly adds or replaces boulevard and park trees. The City has at least 75% tree coverage for residential zoning.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 4:

Maximize tree planting along your main downtown street or throughout the city.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony works actively with residents to plant new trees and replace diseased trees along all main streets.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 5:

Adopt a tree preservation or native landscaping ordinance.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has an ordinance related to tree replacement on public and private properties.
Outcome measures/metrics:
No net loss in trees and an increase in tree canopy.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Stormwater Management {BP no.17}

Not rated - 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 of St. Anthony has adopted a stormwater utility.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
Not rated - Action 6:

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

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The City has adopted erosion and sediment control provisions as well as a local water resource management plan that requires stormwater treatment.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

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 City of St. Anthony connected to the Northeast Diagonal and to the City of New Brighton across the Canadian Pacific rail.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Increases the walkability and bicycle commuting opportunities in the City.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
Pending - 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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St. Anthony is a fully established community with an established network of parks, green spaces, and trails.
The Apache Plaza Mall was redeveloped and incorperated all of these aspects.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
3 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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All City residents are located within 1/2 mile of park or protected green space.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
3 star - Action 5:

Create park/city land management standards/practices that maximize at least one of the following:

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The City of St. Anthony has constructed the only multi-source water reuse facility in Minnesota. This included an extensive inter-government collaboration with the following agencies: City of St. Anthony, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District, Hennepin County Highway Department, MWMO, and RCWD.
The project has received many environmental awards and accolades.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Reduces potable water needs for irrigation resulting in the preservation of precious groundwater resources.
Reductions in pollutant discharges to the Mississippi River and Rice Creek.
This project has reduced dependency on ground water resources for irrigation by nearly 7 million gallons annually.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 7:

Document that the operation and maintenance, or construction / remodeling, of at least one park building used an asset management tool, the SB 2030 energy standard, or a green building framework.

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The Three Rivers Park District Silverwood Park located within the City received Silver LEED certification.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
1 star - Action 8:

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

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The City has an active Park and Recreation Board and frequently holds public task forces to involve the community in planning and protecting the parks and public spaces.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Surface Water {BP no.19}

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 of St. Anthony works with Three Rivers Park District, RCWD, MWMO, Ramsey Conservation District, and the Silver Lake Homeowners Association to acheive water quality improvements at Silver Lake. The City annually provides a public meeting to present and solicite public input into their surface water management activities.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
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:
The City of St. Anthony has adopted shoreland ordinance consistent with the MN Department of Natural Resources.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Efficient Water and Wastewater Systems {BP no.20}

1 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 of St. Anthony has installed VFD upgrades and digital controls to improve energy efficiency with water treatement and breakdown time.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
2 star - Action 3:

Establish an on-going budget and program for decreasing inflow and infiltration into sewer lines and losses in drinking water systems.

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The City of St. Anthony has completed a door to door inspection program aimed at reducing draintile and sump pump connections discharging to the sanitary sewer. Annually, the City replaces portions of its existing clay tile sanitary sewer infrastructure with PVC sewer and manholes to reduced I/I.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314
2 star - Action 6:

Implement a wastewater plant efficiency project (co-generation, water reuse) or a program for local private business operations (water conservation, water reuse, business co-location).

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The City of St. Anthony reuses backwash water from the water treatment plant to replace potable water used for irrigation in a +20 acre park and City Hall site.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

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 has placed the GreenSteps icon on the homepage (see link above) that directs community members to the GreenSteps website and summary of actions for the City of St. Anthony.
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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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Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony Mayor and Council host a two day goal setting retreat with department heads, planning commission, and parks commission representatives.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The City annually reports the accomplishments of the previous years goals and the goals for the current and future years (see attached).

The City annually reports on the results of it's recycling program and reports in the City newsletter.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Green Business Development {BP no.25}

1 star - Action 4:

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

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The City of St. Anthony regularly contracts with companies that use recycled materials as the building base for new road ways. The City has been doing this since 1996 as part of their annual street reconstruction project.

The City of St. Anthony Public Works Department routinely uses a local contractor to recycle its pavement and concrete materials for re-use. In addition to re-using the material, this reduces haul distances, fuel costs, and disposal fees for the City.

The City delivers their forest products to local companies for recycling either as chips or other usable materials such as "Wood from the Hood" that was used for the 2011 GreenSteps awards.
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1 star - Action 7:

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

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The City of St. Anthony supports a farmers market and the Shop Local Program of the Chamber of Commerce.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

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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The City of St. Anthony supports a summer and a winter farmers market to expand access to local foods.
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Business Synergies and EcoDistricts {BP no.28}

Pending - Action 3:

Require, build or facilitate at least four attributes in a business/industrial park project:

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Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony provides the following:
a.       Shared parking/access
b.      Shared recreation /childcare facilities
e.       Buildings located within walking distance of transit and/or residential zoning.
f.       Renovated buildings
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For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314

Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience {BP no.29}

1 star - Action 2:

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

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Implementation details:
On June 30, after a period of working with leaders in St. Anthony Village, a suburb of Minneapolis, to determine goals and needs, USGBC Minnesota led community leaders and green community industry experts through a strategic planning process. With assistance from facilitator Brian Ross of Great Plains Institute, USGBC Minnesota used an augmented ADVANCE framework to determine goals that would support St. Anthony Village’s comp planning process.
The comprehensive plan addresses land use, transportation, water resources, parks and trails, housing, resilience, economic competitiveness and implementation. ADVANCE St. Anthony Village set goals and discussed resources for support in the areas of transportation and location, sustainable sites and water and energy and atmosphere that will help weave sustainable goals throughout the completed plan. St. Anthony Village is also working with WSB & Associates, Inc. to complete their comprehensive plan—fantastic and willing advocates in the discussions that transpired.
Outcome measures/metrics:
This resulted in a clearer direction for the Comprehensive Plan update in relation to sustainability and resiliency and where the city as a whole should be headed.
Descriptive File:
USGBC, PCA, Great Plains Institute, Citizens for Sustainability
For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff) | jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us | 612-782-3314