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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
1 star actions: 1
2 star actions: 1

Land Use Land Use

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

Not rated - 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:
Year action initially completed: 2020
Implementation details:
The City has contracted with ARDC and is in the process of updating our zoning codes to alight with the comprehensive plan. This is estimated to be compelted by November 2020.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
ARDC
For more information contact:
Jennifer Sterbenz (City Staff) | jsterbenz@twoharborsmn.gov | 218-834-8804

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Parks and Trails {BP no.18}

1 star - Action 5:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2020
Implementation details:
Yard waste is transferred to a compost site in Moorhead, where finished compost is available to all residents of Clay County, including Dilworth. The Dilworth Maintenance Department uses this composted soil in parks and along right-of-ways.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
City of Moorhead, Clay County
For more information contact:
L. Peyton Mastera (City staff) | peyton.mastera@ci.dilworth.mn.us | 218-287-2313

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Renewable Energy {BP no.26}

2 star - Action 2:

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

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2020
Implementation details:
The City is really taking a proactive approach to promote solar energy use within the community. We have held meetings organized by a local group called Community Partners; the meeting included the City Administrator, the Mayor, the Electrical Supervisor, the City Planner, a representative from a Solar Energy dealer, and a representative from MN Power. The meeting were informational, but to encouraging sustainability within the community. We have a few people in town who already have solar power and have 3 this year so far who are looking to add solar panels. We are also going to include solar in terms of land use into our zoning code update.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Jennifer Sterbenz (City Staff) | jsterbenz@twoharborsmn.gov | 218-834-8804