City Detail

Background Information

City of Stacy
County: Chisago
Population: 1501
GreenStep City category: B
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 25
Participating township, county, school: N/A

GreenStep Coordinator

Sharon Payne
City Staff
651-462-4486
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 1 ( )

City Assessment Files and City Performance Metrics

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

Best Practice Actions Underway and Completed

Completed actions are denoted by stars.

Total completed actions: 3

Land Use Land Use

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

Pending - 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 above web link brings the reader to page that describes that the Comprehensive plan is referenced in all land use and development ordinances and regulations in addition to zoning code ordinances.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Stacy Planning Commission
For more information contact:
Sharon Payne (City staff) | cityclerk@stacymn.org | 651-462-4486
Pending - 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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Pages 14-24 of Stacy's Comprehensive Plan describe staging criteria for undeveloped land that reflects the projected population growth. On page 24 the Carlos Avery Wildlife area is identified as a priority natural resource protection area that will not be developed.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Stacy Planning Commission
For more information contact:
Sharon Payne (City staff) | cityclerk@stacymn.org | 651-462-4486
Pending - 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.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
Page 11 of the Stacy Comprehensive plan specifies the need to use and implement renewable energy.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
Stacy Planning Commission
For more information contact:
Sharon Payne (City staff) | cityclerk@stacymn.org | 651-462-4486