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In case of water or other utility emergencies, please call public works after hours at 952.960.7914.

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TUES, OCT 21, 7 PM, Planning Comm Mtg.

WED, OCT 22, Recycling Day

THURS, OCT 23, Recycling Day-Island

MON, OCT 27, 6 PM, City Council WS

MON, OCT 27, 7 PM, City Council Reg. Mtg.

SAT, NOV 1, 10 AM - 3 PM, City Hall Open for Absentee Voting

MON, NOV 3, Until 5 PM, City Hall Open for Absentee Voting

TUES, NOV 4, Election Day, Polls Open 7 PM - 8 PM

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Absentee voting for the November 4 General Election begins September 19. Go to MNVotes to register for an absentee ballot.



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Was Your Property Damaged by the Big Rain?

Hennepin County was included in the recent Federal Disaster Declaration. Residents may be eligible for disaster-loan funding to assist with returning their homes to pre-disaster condition.

Currently, four lenders have been assigned to assist victims with our programs options. Center for Energy and Environment ( CEE ) is the lender assigned to your County.

This flyer contains important information about the program options. Also included is contact information for the lender, Center for Energy and Environment.

Success With Zebra Mussels in Christmas Lake

Eleven days after Zequanox® was applied to an area around the Christmas Lake public boat access in Shorewood, it appeared it may have resulted in 100 percent mortality of the zebra mussels in the treatment area. Zequanox, a non-chemical treatment that has been federally approved for open water use, was applied to a 50 by 60 foot containment area on September 8. As of September 19, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) staff did not find any live mussels in the treatment zone. The combination of Zequanox and the near-total removal of dissolved oxygen caused by the treatment appear to have killed virtually all of the zebra mussels in the containment area.

Get more details and learn what happens next.

Shorewood is Bee Safe

Shorewood City Council has passed a resolution endorsing “Bee-Safe” Policies and Procedures throughout the city. The resolution encourages the use of bee-safe processes in our parks, education to our residents on bee and pollinator safety, and other bee safe practices. Shorewood is proud to be the first city in Minnesota to take the initiative to pass a resolution and to encourage its residents to do what they can to keep properties in the city safe for pollinators. You may email comments or questions to the city regarding the bee-safe resolution.

Report Community Public Works Issues

Please use our new online system to report issues such as mowing and park concerns, potholes, traffic signal lights and other street issues, drainage problems, and other public works concerns.. You are also encouraged to submit feedback on the online report system.


  • Utility Bills
  • Pot Holes
  • Hydrant Flushing
  • Recycling
  • Community Center
  • Solicitors

Reporting Pot Holes

Pot Holes can happen overnight and your car has an easy time finding brand new holes! Please report all pot holes to the city, county or MnDOT accordingly.

City water mains are flushed semi-annually in the spring and the fall. Flushing is done to remove mineral deposits that have accumulated in the water pipes. Households may experience rusty water, discoloration or other problems during flushing. City crews take precautions to limit problems. However, if you do experience rusty water, running the cold-water tap will clean out your system. Call the Utility Division at 952.960.7900 if you have a problem related to flushing that does not clear up within 48 hours.



City code requires for-profit solicitors to get a solicitation license from the city. Each solicitor must carry a copy of the license, and they must be able to show it upon request. No FEMA solicitors will be going door to door. Call 9-1-1 if you are contacted by one.
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