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Hydrant flushing begins around late-April each year and lasts approximately two weeks. During this time, you may notice discoloration of water, air in water lines, and/or a drop in water pressure. The water is safe to drink and should clear up within a few hours. Running the laundry tub faucet for a few minutes may speed up the process of clearing out the lines.
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Ramsey County's Public Works Department maintains all county roads within Little Canada.
These roads are:
All other streets in Little Canada are maintained by the Little Canada Public Works Department. To report a county road needing attention, please call 651-266-7100. Little Canada's Parks Department maintains public parking lots, sidewalks, trails, and outdoor skating rinks. Call the City Center at 651-766-4029 to report a concern involving city streets, parking lots, sidewalks, or trails or you may fill out our on-line reporting form. Residents should call 651-767-0640 if they need to report a street problem after hours or on weekends.
Please consider the road restrictions when planning your spring construction project. During the spring thaw, heavy vehicles can damage streets. To prevent this costly damage, the City of Little Canada restricts the amount of weight allowed on streets during the critical period
Weather and road conditions dictate how long roads are posted but they can be in effect for up to eight weeks. Please observe the weight limits for each road in Little Canada. Permits are not granted in Little Canada for overweight vehicles. Please plan your projects around these restrictions. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department enforces the limits.
Yes, the Public Works Department has a tool called "The Extractigator" available to residents to aid them in removal of buckthorn up to 1 inch in diameter. These tools are available for up to a one week period. A $50 check or cash deposit, plus proof of residency is required.
Please call city office to verify availability at 651-766-4029.
If you are signed up for the curbside yard waste service at your home, buckthorn may be disposed of with your weekly pickup. If not, it can be taken to any Ramsey County site that accepts brush. To locate a site nearest to you, click the link to Ramsey County for additional information on yard waste recycling.
Residents living on streets that have "no parking" signs on both sides of their street can apply for parking permits for special events. A copy of the permit required is online. Please submit this form at least a week before the event, if possible. Once approved, the City will notify the Ramsey County Sheriff of your request. "No Parking" signs should be covered during the allowed parking period and uncovered immediately following the event.
On-street parking is prohibited in Little Canada between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from November 1 through April 1. This ordinance improves the City's ability to clear streets after an early morning snowfall. As always, no on-street parking is allowed at any time of the day during snow emergencies when we have a snowfall of 2 inches or more until the roads have been plowed to full width. Overnight parking is allowed from April 2 through October 31 on streets that are not posted no parking.
Please Note: violators will be ticketed and/or towed.
Contact Xcel Energy to report street light outages or lights that are on all day.
Outages can be reported using the following methods:
Residents may apply for permission to close a street for a block party by calling 651-766-4029 or by emailing us. Please apply for this permit at least a week in advance. Once approved by staff, the police and fire departments will be notified. City crews will also deliver street barricades to the applicant's address. Barricades will be picked up on the first weekday after the event. There is no charge for these services.
Parking on any street in the city following a snowfall of two inches or more is prohibited until snow has been plowed to full width. Parking is also not allowed from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from November 1 through April 1. Vehicles in violation will be tagged or towed without warning at the owner's expense.
Our first priority is to clear the main thoroughfares to enable emergency vehicles access into and out of our City. Once they have been cleared, our crews begin clearing less all other streets and cul-de-sacs. Generally, it takes about eight hours to plow the entire City. Plowing generally begins at 2 a.m. in order to clear our streets prior to morning rush hour, but the timing of the snowfall can affect the start time. Deicing trucks are out often spreading salt at intersections, hills, and curves to promote melting. Use caution in extremely cold temperatures, as salt is not as effective. The City's Snow and Ice Control Policy can be found here: Link
The City will reimburse residents for the cost of repair or replacement of a standard metal mailbox and treated post if your mailbox is hit by a plow. Call 651-766-4029 or email us to report a damaged box. Residents are responsible for replacing deteriorated mailboxes that are knocked down by snow.
Street sweeping is completed at least twice annually. Street Sweeping generally begins as soon as the street gutters are clear of snow and ice. Please refrain from parking on the street until they have been completely swept. Streets are then swept again in the summer to pick up tree seeds and other dirt that may have accumulated since the spring sweep. The streets are swept again in the Fall to pick up leaves that fall in the street with the weather dictating the start date. It is usually in early-to-mid November.
Do not rake or blow leaves, sand, grass clippings, or any other materials from your yard into the street. This leads to unnecessary wear and tear on the machine and takes extra time that could result in other streets not being swept.
Residents experiencing sewer back-ups should call 651-766-4029 during business hours or 651-767-0640 after hours. Our Public Works Department will determine if the sewer blockage is in the public sewer main or in the private sewer line. Blockages in private sewer lines are the responsibility of the property owner.
Comcast is Little Canada's cable service provider. Call them at 651-222-3333 to set up service. Universal service is a free service offered to residents who are interested in receiving Little Canada's Government Access Channel 16. Tune into this channel to watch City Council meetings, Planning Commission meetings, and other local programming. This channel also contains general information about community events and services.
Xcel Energy provides gas and electricity services to Little Canada.