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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Storm Damage Clean up Instructions

storm damage announcement

Storms went through Coon Rapids in the early morning hours Sunday, June 11 causing some tree damage and branches down in some areas of the city.

City crews are out cleaning up debris on city streets and on City-owned property. Crews have also been out cleaning storm drains.

Residents are responsible for cleaning up and removing tree damage and debris on private property.

The City will not be picking up branches or storm debris placed by the street.

Homeowner options for storm clean up:

1) Check with your garbage hauler to see what their policies are for hauling away tree branches and debris. Haulers often do this as part of yard waste service which is available for an additional fee.

2) Take your tree and other debris to the Anoka County Compost Site, located at 13285 Hanson Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Hours of Operation:

April - November, weather permitting

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. or sunset *

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.*

For additional questions, visit the Anoka County website.

Boulevard Trees

If you have damage to a boulevard tree, call the City Forester at 763-767-6455 and he will help assess the situation on a case-by-case basis.

If you have further questions, please call Coon Rapids Public Works at 763-767-6462.

Other helpful Information about Contractors
If you have contractors coming to your door, to sell you services to repair storm damage, ask if they have their solicitor’s license through the City Clerk’s Office. In order for people to sell door-to-door, they must have a solicitor’s license (which requires a background check). If they do not have a solicitor’s license, call 911 to report it. Licensed solicitors have a badge they have received from the City.

Also, City permits are required for any work done on siding, roofing, windows, etc. Permits need to be pulled by a contractor, licensed through the State of MN Department of Labor & Industry. You can look up licensed contractors here:

Update Thursday, June 15 - 2:15 p.m.
Public Works crews have been working 12 hour days all week to clean up debris in public streets from the storm and have been focusing on the areas with the most debris (mainly the east side of Hanson Boulevard, in the southeast area of the city, south of Highway 10). Crews are using five street sweepers (both contracted workers and city equipment) and City crews have been clearing out storm drains. Crews are now working in the west side of town, mainly west Hanson Boulevard, south of highway 10. Overall, this area had far less storm debris and damage, but crews are working to check areas that may need clean-up. Clean-up will continue through the end of the week. 

Update Monday, June 19 - 11 a.m.

Public Works crews are out cleaning up storm debris for the second time in the hardest hit areas of town, mainly east of Hanson Boulevard and south of Egret Blvd. as well as some west side areas of town that were hit. Street sweepers are out picking up debris from leaves to avoid having the leaves clog storm drains, otherwise storm drain cleaning is complete. Crews expect to have this second and last round of cleaning complete by mid-week.

If you have a boulevard tree with hanging tree limbs or other damage, contact the City Forester at 763-767-6455 and he will help assess the situation on a case-by-case basis.

Update Wednesday, June 21, 11 a.m.

Public Works crews have completed all storm damage clean up from Sunday, June 11. Boulevard tree issues have also been taken care of. Thank you for your help and patience as we worked to clean up from the unusual June hail storm.

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