I Live Near Water; What Do I Need to Know?

Please remember to not dispose of grass clippings or animal excrement adjacent to ponding areas or in streets and sewers. Grass clippings and other materials adversely affect the water quality of our wetlands and lakes. Also, the area surrounding wetlands / ponds (generally 25 feet around the perimeter) is owned by the city or state and should not be maintained as an extension of a private yard. The natural growth around wetland serves as a filter to reduce or eliminate harmful sediments from entering the water and creating algae.

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1. What are the winter parking regulations?
2. What is the process for fixing a streetlight?
3. Does the city really give away trees every year?
4. I Live Near Water; What Do I Need to Know?
5. How Do I Borrow a Buckthorn Wrench from the City?
6. Does Public Works Accept Branches, Brush and Christmas Trees?
7. When May I Water my Lawn and Garden?
8. There's a Storm Drain Near My Home; What Do I Need to Know?
9. When Does the City Flush Out Hydrants?
10. Can Basketball Hoops or Hockey Nets be in the Street?
11. Where Can I Dispose of a Tire?
12. Can Vehicles Park by Mailboxes?
13. I Have an Irrigation System; What Do I Need to Know?
14. What Do I Need to Know About Running a Sump Pump?
15. Who Should I Call if the Sewer Backs Up?
16. Why does the city have load limits on certain streets?
17. What is the hardness of Oakdale's water?
18. How do I request a traffic sign?
19. How do I apply for a right-of-way permit?