Connections - A Weekly Update from the City of Hopkins

Water and Sanitary Sewer Rates Increase January 1

In order to cover current operating costs and adequately fund capital projects, the City Council adopted water and sanitary sewer rate increases. The new rates will be effective January 1, 2019, and will first appear on utility bills received in February. Updated rates are available here.

Free Holiday Tree Pick-Up is Week of January 7

Holiday trees will be picked up curbside, free of charge for Hopkins residential garbage customers the week of January 7. You do not need to call to schedule this service – simply place your tree on the boulevard (no alley pick-ups) by 6 a.m. the day of your garbage service. Only holiday trees will be picked-up  no other brush, branches, sticks, wreaths or decorations containing metal will be accepted. Tree bags and stands must be removed.

Public Works Crew Covering Fire Hydrants for Winter

Hopkins Public Works crews have covered fire hydrants along county roads and main City routes with clear plastic bags to protect the hydrants from deterioration and corrosion due to salt and other chemicals used throughout winter. The goal is to prevent issues that might restrict the use of a hydrant by firefighters. The bags will be removed after the snow season. View a map of where bags are installed here

Hopkins – What's Our Message?

Do you love Hopkins and have an opinion about what makes it so awesome? We want to hear from you! The City of Hopkins is looking to refresh how we message that Hopkins is a great place to live, work, shop and play. 

As part of this, the City is working with Alan Schutte of Platt Hollow Road, a consulting firm based in Hopkins. Alan will lead a strategic brief process to find out from the community what makes Hopkins special in order to guide how we can best convey that message. The intent is to do so under the umbrella of Think Hopkins, which is the joint marketing effort between the City of Hopkins and the Hopkins Business and Civic Association.
Please join us for a community meeting from 6:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 8, to learn about the strategic brief process. The community meeting will be part of the City Council work session at the Fire Station (101 17th Avenue South). Refreshments will be served. 
If you are unable to attend, but would like to take part in the process, please email Courtney Pearsall After the community meeting, she will send you a strategic brief form for you to fill out and return.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Update Code Red Contact Information

Be sure to sign-up for/update your contact information with the Code Red Emergency Notification system to receive alerts from the City. Whether we need to inform you of a water main break, snow emergency, evacuation or other crisis, the Code Red system will allow us to send a message to every telephone number listed in the directory within a matter of minutes. Sign-up or update your contact information  here.

Meetings & Events

  • December 24 & 25 - City Offices Closed
  • December 31 - City Hall Closed
  • January 1 - City Offices Closed
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