In response to the recommendations provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control, the City of Ramsey has declared a Local State of Emergency beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, April 14. View Ramsey Resolution #20-062. The City Council met on Tuesday, April 14, and voted to extend the Emergency Declaration until lifted by resolution of the City Council. View Ramsey Resolution #20-076. On Tuesday, May 26, City Council met and voted to terminate the Local State of Emergency with Ramsey Resolution #20-113.
Impacts on City Services
- Administration: City staff will not be booking new meetings in City Hall meeting rooms until further notice.
- Community Development: Inspections will continue as normal. Business and Peddlers licenses have been temporarily suspended. See our Economic Development website for more information regarding the effects on businesses in the community.
- Engineering: Technical staff will continue field work, including inspections necessary, to support essential construction projects.
- Fire: No change in emergency response; no fire inspections, no burn permits or other permits being issued.
- Parks: Park buildings, including public restrooms, will be closed until further notice. Port-a-pottys are available for public use. All park playgrounds will remain open, but use of the play equipment is discouraged. Garbage containers will be monitored and emptied as needed. All park and recreation programs have been suspended until further notice.
- Police: The Ramsey Police Department is fully staffed and responding to all calls for service as before. If you have an emergency call 911. For non-emergencies call dispatch at 763-427-1212 (to reach an officer). During this state of emergency our police lobby is closed. You can contact our Police Department’s administrative office at 763-427-6812 or via email.
- Public Works: The department will respond to emergency road and sewer repairs and replace critical traffic signs. The department will sweep City streets, flush hydrants and continue its other routine functions. The only Public Works duty that has been delayed at this time is athletic field maintenance.
Essential public services like police, fire and public works functions will remain available and unchanged. Other office personnel will be available by phone and email. You can contact us anytime at 763-427-1410.
On Tuesday, May 26, the Ramsey Municipal Center, police lobby, and Fire Station No. 1 will be opened to the public with certain restrictions, consistent with the Governor’s guidelines. We have been informed by the Anoka County License Center that they will be open to the public by appointment only, starting on Monday, June 1. For more details, please see the May 20th message from Mayor LeTourneau.
Emergency services continue to operate as normal. As always, in the event of an emergency, please dial 911.
City services and staff remain available via remote means at: www.cityoframsey.com.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
The following changes have been made to meetings and events in the effort to encourage social distancing:
- All Parks and Recreation events including Yoga, and the Starwatch Party have been cancelled until further notice.
- May 17 - The City’s Pet Clinic has been cancelled.
- The City Council will consider the cancellation of future work sessions and regular meetings as needed
If you wish to drop off a utility bill, gun permit, application, submittal, or other material for city staff, please submit payments/applications to the utility bill drop box located outside the City Municipal Center.
The City is monitoring this rapidly-changing situation and adjusting its policies according to the recommendations made by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health. The health and safety of the public is our number one priority and we have to come together as a community to ensure the health and safety of Ramsey.