City of Carlton

City of Carlton Mayor
Mike Soderstrom

City Clerk/Treasurer
Carol Conway

Public Works Superintendent
Derek Wolf

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Operating as usual

12/16/2021
MN Rural Water Association4th grade Water Week Poster Contest2022
12/08/2021

MN Rural Water Association
4th grade Water Week Poster Contest
2022

12/03/2021

Snowmobile Do’s & Don’t’s
Do:
1. Stay on the right edge of the road.
2. Lock the ignition and take the key with you when parking.
3. Stop before entering any uncontrolled intersection.
4. Keep your speed at 15 miles per hour or less.
5. Stay off the sidewalks.
6. Get permission to ride on private property of another without specific permission of the owner or person in control of said property.
Don’t:
1. Let drivers under 14 operate on streets or cross streets.
2. Ride under the influence of drugs of alcohol.
3. Ride in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger or cause injury or damage to any person or property.
4. Ride on city streets during the hours from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. unless entering or leaving the City by the most direct route and at a speed not in excess of 15 miles per hour.
5. Ride on any public place or grounds including parks, school grounds, cemeteries, parking lots, etc.

11/24/2021
11/08/2021

Drain Cleaners Drain cleaners are a no-no for all homeowners. Not only can chemical drain cleaners kill the good bacteria in your septic tank or sewer system, they can also eat away at your pipes! The caustic soda or lye used in them is a powerful oxidizer and can cause severe burns.
If your drains are clogged, you’d be much better off paying a little more to hire a plumber to unclog them than using a chemical drain cleaner. If trouble arises, you’ll end up paying a lot more for the damage than you would have if you had hired a professional.

DIY Drain Cleaner:
1. Pour boiling water down the drain
2. Add 1/2 cup baking soda, let sit for a few minutes.
3. Add 1/2 cup white vinegar mixed with very hot water.
Let sit for a few minutes. This will cause a chemical reaction – lots of foaming — so cover the drain with a plug or rag. The mixture will work to break down any fats into salt and harmless gas.
4. Flush with boiling water.

Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.
10/25/2021

Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

10/21/2021
10/20/2021

https://takebackday.dea.gov/

Have medication you are looking to dispose of? Join us at the Carlton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, October 23rd, from 10am to 2pm, to dispose of that medication. Our "Green Box" will be ready for you to drop your unwanted medications in. Additional medication drop locations include:

Cloquet Police Department
Fond du Lac Tribal Police Department
Moose Lake Police Department
Cromwell Fire Hall
Esko Town Hall
Please check the link above for additional info.

10/18/2021

WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS
Winter Parking Regulations are effect November 1st through March 31st. No parking on the City streets and alleys between the hours of 3:00 am and 6:00 am daily. Please adhere to these regulations in an effort to assist our Public Works Department in this winter’s snow removal. Violators will be ticketed.

October 12Moment of Frustration Dayhttps://www.checkiday.com/d1e9d7bc33ac865aebca26bd25646797/international-moment-of-fr...
10/12/2021
It's International Moment of Frustration Scream Day!

October 12
Moment of Frustration Day

https://www.checkiday.com/d1e9d7bc33ac865aebca26bd25646797/international-moment-of-frustration-scream-day

This is a day where people let out their frustrations all around the world. People do this by going outside when it's noon in Greenwich, England, and screaming for thirty seconds. The goal is for everyone to feel better afterwards, but the creators of the day also fear that the screaming may cause ....

“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.”– Terry Swearingen, Nurse & Winner of Goldman Environme...
10/11/2021

“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.”

– Terry Swearingen, Nurse & Winner of Goldman Environmental Prize in 1997

“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.”

– Terry Swearingen, Nurse & Winner of Goldman Environmental Prize in 1997

10/06/2021

City Council Meeting Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 6:00pm

I like to take out the recycling because I actually feel like I'm doing something.     Mike Quigley
10/06/2021

I like to take out the recycling because I actually feel like I'm doing something.

Mike Quigley

I like to take out the recycling because I actually feel like I'm doing something.

Mike Quigley

Check for Leaks   According to the EPA, leaks can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year in an average house...
09/27/2021

Check for Leaks According to the EPA, leaks can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year in an average household. Checking for leaks can be an easy fix with tools and hardware that can help save money on water bills. Check for leaks in the most common offenders: toilets, faucets, showerheads, and outdoor faucets.

Check for Leaks According to the EPA, leaks can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year in an average household. Checking for leaks can be an easy fix with tools and hardware that can help save money on water bills. Check for leaks in the most common offenders: toilets, faucets, showerheads, and outdoor faucets.

September 21World Gratitude Dayhttps://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-gratitude-day/
09/21/2021
World Gratitude Day

September 21
World Gratitude Day

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-gratitude-day/

Gratitude Day is celebrated annually on the 21st September. The celebration of Gratitude Day allows both individual citizens and organisations within wider society to celebrate the broad meaning of gratitude in a variety of ways. Learn about World Gratitude Day World Gratitude Day has been designed....

09/20/2021

The City Office will be CLOSED for Training on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 8:30am until 11:45am.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

09/20/2021

Just a reminder that all city residents with an operational sump pump must have it installed to drain ground water appropriately. The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have specified mandates for the control of ground water and Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) into the sanitary sewer. The City of Carlton has been tasked with further reducing its I&I over the next two years; and is required to submit annual reports of actions taken in this regard. Properly installed sump pumps are a large part of reducing I&I into the sanitary sewer.

09/13/2021

Properly Dispose of Non-Food Items

Small items such as dental floss, rubber bands, twist ties, cigarette butts, hair, pull tabs and plant clippings, just to name a few, should not be flushed down toilets or drains. These items cannot break down enough to flush completely through the plumbing system. These non-flexible materials can get caught in the line, catch and gather on other debris and eventually form a blockage.

Wipes for adults and toddlers, extra-thick toilet paper, toilet cleaning wand pop-off pads, tampons, baby wipes, paper towels, sanitary pads and other items labeled ‘flush-able’, can eventually get tangled up in sewer pipes. We recommend NOT flushing these items.

We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it r...
09/06/2021

We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling.
Neil LaBute

We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling.
Neil LaBute

September 5Be Late for Something Dayhttps://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-be-late-for-something-day-september-...
09/05/2021
NATIONAL BE LATE FOR SOMETHING DAY – September 5

September 5
Be Late for Something Day

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-be-late-for-something-day-september-5/#:~:text=On%20September%205th%20National%20Be,the%20positive%20parts%20of%20procrastination.

NATIONAL BE LATE FOR SOMETHING DAY On September 5th National Be Late for Something Day permits for us to not abide by our schedules. Go ahead and sleep in a little bit today as you have an excuse. The holiday aims to promote the positive parts of procrastination. For example, those who focus more on...

09/01/2021

City Council Meeting Wednesday, September 8, 2021 @ 6:00pm

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”– Thomas Fuller, Historian
08/30/2021

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”
– Thomas Fuller, Historian

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”
– Thomas Fuller, Historian

August 29More Herbs, Less Salt Dayhttps://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/more-herbs-less-salt-day/
08/29/2021
More Herbs, Less Salt Day

August 29
More Herbs, Less Salt Day

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/more-herbs-less-salt-day/

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is often easier said than done – it takes thought, time and effort to prepare fresh and nutritious food, when less healthy options are often much easier and more convenient! But eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Getting accustomed to cooking with less salt...

08/27/2021

FALL CLEAN UP
Watch for signs in the center of town for the date. Please have your leaves and yard rakings bagged and at curbside on the morning of. Please ensure that your yard material is free from other debris such as paper, glass, etc. The City will also take a modest amount of tree branches and twigs. These should be piled neatly at curbside parallel to the curb. Branches no longer than 15'.

08/23/2021

Pedestrians

Whenever possible, pedestrians shall use the right half of crosswalks in crossing streets. Pedestrians shall cross streets subject to signals at controlled intersections. When traffic at intersections is not controlled, motor vehicles shall yield the right of way to pedestrians by changing their rate of speed or stopping if necessary when such pedestrians are in the intersection, but no vehicle shall pass another vehicle that has slowed down at a crosswalk for a pedestrian to pass. At any other point than a crosswalk, pedestrians shall yield the right of way to motor vehicles. This shall not relive the driver of any motor vehicle of the obligation to use due care. No person shall stand on a street in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting rides. Pedestrians walking upon a street or roadway shall walk near the left side of the roadway, giving way to oncoming traffic.

08/16/2021

Limit Food Down the Drain Line

This tip is simply a good HABIT for all kitchen drain lines. Most food waste is heavier than other waste normally intended for the sewer line, does not flow out or through the line as easily and can easily gather in the line. Scrape as much food waste as possible into a garbage container. Fats, oils and grease (FOG). Collect FOG in a separate disposable container, let it cool and solidify then dispose in the garbage container. Also wipe FOG residue from pans or dishes with a paper towel before washing. Some people claim that egg shells sharpen the garbage disposal blades. This is not true. As the shell grinds down to a sand-like substance it eventually clogs pipes. Coffee grounds can also build up over time and cause a clog. Bottom-line: Don’t treat your sinks and drains like a garbage container.

08/13/2021

August 13 is Left Hander's Day
Happy Friday the 13th!

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