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Notifications: 

10/13/2023:

Hey Kindred,

 

Just a quick reminder that Utility Bills are due 10/15!

 

Have a great weekend!

9/11/2023:

Hi Kindred!

 

The first stage of the Dakota St Sidewalk project began today. Key Contracting is onsite. Thank you for your patience as construction progress occurs! There was an unplanned water shutoff this morning in the Dakota St vicinity; water service should be restored by this afternoon. We apologize for any temporary disruptions and inconveniences that occur! Thank you for your understanding!

 

City Utility Bills are due this Friday, 9/15!

 

Be sure to check out the Homecoming festivities this Friday as well!

 

Have a great day!

9/1/2023:

Hello Kindred,

 

Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 4th, garbage service will be delayed one day. Pickup will be on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

 

School is back in session! Reminder to all Kindred residents and visitors – please use extra caution and patience when driving around Kindred, especially in the mornings and afternoons when buses, young drivers, kids biking/walking, parent drop off/pick up are most prevalent. Thank you for your cooperation to keep Kindred safe!

 

City Hall office will be closed on Monday, September 4th to observe Labor Day holiday.

 

Please have your garbage totes out by at least 7:00 am to ensure they are picked up. If your tote is out by 7 am and not picked up by , please call or email City Hall Wednesday morning.

 

Upcoming Events:

September 4: Happy Labor Day – CITY HALL CLOSED

September 5: Kindred Parks Farmer’s Market 5-7 pm

September 6: City Council Mtg 7:00 pm

September 7: City Hall closed at 11:00 am

September 9: Kindred Library Book Club – Breakfast w/ a Book 9:00 am

September 11: Kindred Senior Citizens 12:00 pm

September 11: Planning & Zoning 6:30 pm

September 11: Kindred Public Library Friends Mtg @ 6 pm, Trustees Mtg 7:00 pm

September 12: RZ Meeting 5:30 pm

September 13: Park Board Mtg 6:30 pm

September 14: Steve Stine Beginner Guitar Classes begin – SIGN UP TODAY!

September 15: CITY UTILITY BILLS DUE!

September 15: Blood Drive at City Hall 1:15-6:15 pm

September 15: Kindred Area Arts Partnership (KAAP) HOMECOMING!! Parade at 4:30, Festivities 5-7; Game @ 7 pm; Community T-shirt orders HERE (due 9/5).

 

 

HAVE A SAFE & FESTIVE LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

 

 

8/1/2023:

Hope you are enjoying summer! It’s going by SOOOO fast!

 

  • Street sweeping will take place tomorrow, Wednesday August 2nd. To help with the most efficient and thorough cleaning, please move vehicles or other impediments off the streets so the sweeper is unobstructed, as it will not make multiple passes.

  • Kindred’s Inaugural Night to Unite is this THURSDAY, August 3rd. Join Kindred Fire Department, Kindred Ambulance Service, and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at the Kindred Fire Hall from 5-8 pm for food and fun! Proceeds from the dunk tank will be donated to the Fargo Police Department Leadership Care Fund. See attached flyer for more information.

  • Be sure to check out the great line up of events slated for Kindred Days August 11 & 12!

 

Stay cool, Kindred!

6/28/2023:

Hello Kindred!

 

Water Conservation: Please consider adopting the NDSU Extension Office’s BEST PRACTICES for watering your lawn to help reduce overconsumption, lessen strain on the city’s water levels, and (BONUS!) lower your water bill. If you choose to water your lawn to keep your grass green and growing it only needs about 1 inch of water per week (including rainfall). Please consider adjusting your scheduled/automatic irrigation to only once or twice per week, turn it off while it’s raining, and only water in the early morning. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

Garbage Delay: Due to the July 4th holiday falling on Tuesday next week, garbage pickup will be on Wednesday, July 5th. Click HERE for the 2023 garbage/recycling calendar.

 

City Hall Office Closed: City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.

 

Fireworks: Did you know Kindred has a fireworks ordinance (Chapter 6-03)? A few reminders – any individual who is at least 12 years of age may use, explode, or possess any fireworks within the city limits from July 3 through July 5. Individual use or explosion of fireworks during these dates is not permitted after 11:00 pm. Any individual use, explosion, or possession of fireworks at any other time during the year is prohibited.

 

Thank you!

 

6/23/2023:

Hello Kindred,

 

Closure of on/off ramps for I-29 & County Road 18 to begin June 26: Industrial Builders, Inc. has advised that they are preparing to temporarily close South bound I-29 on and off ramps at Exit 50/CR 18 for approximately 3-4 weeks, starting June 26. The plan is to re-open the South bound ramps towards the end of July, at which time the North bound ramps would then be closed until sometime in October. Traffic control pre-warning signs will be provided as needed to direct the traveling public in all directions. The bridge at CR 18 would be open to traffic the entire time. These closures are needed to help insure the project is completed this year.

 

Water Quality Report for City of Kindred Water Users: The 2022 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available. You can visit/call/email City Hall to get a copy or go to www.KindredND.com/ccr-report to view it online.

 

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the “cooler” temps and the rain!!

 

6/23/2023:

Update as of 11:30am = Crews have completed their work and it is back to business as usual! Thank you to everyone for your assistance. Have a great weekend!

6/23/2023:

Good morning Kindred!

 

TODAY, JUNE 23 = PLEASE LIMIT ALL NON-ESSENTIAL WATER USAGE THAT IS SENT TO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM!

 

Emergency repairs are being completed to the sanitary force main that was hit during an excavation project. In order to complete the repairs, we will need to temporarily shut down the main sanitary lift station. Your assistance to reduce flows into the sewer system will greatly aid the repair efforts! We will send another notice once the repairs are complete.

 

Please share with anyone who may not have access to this email.

 

Thank you for your cooperation!

6/14/2023:

Hello Kindred!

 

Just a reminder – utility bills are due tomorrow, Thursday, June 15!!

 

Also, tomorrow is FREON-CONTAINING appliance pickup. ONLY FREEZERS, REFRIGERATORS, and ACs will be picked up tomorrow.

  • This service is for single-family residential properties or commercial properties that receive a Utility Bill from the City of Kindred.

  • Please have your appliance on the curb by 8:00 am (not in the alley).

  • The fee is $45.00 per appliance and will be added to your City of Kindred Utility bill.

 

Contact City Hall with any questions.

 

Thank you!

6/7/2023:

Hello Kindred!

 

Public Works will be picking up freon-containing appliances (only freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners) on June 15, 2023.

  • This service is for single-family residential properties or commercial properties that receive a Utility Bill from the City of Kindred.

  • Please have your appliance on the curb by 8:00 am (not in the alley).

  • The fee is $45.00 per appliance and will be added to your City of Kindred Utility bill.

  • OPTIONAL: If you wish to be added to the pickup list, please reply to this email with your name, address, and number/type of items.

 

Contact City Hall with any questions.

 

Thank you!

 

5/23/2023:

Hello Kindred - we hope you are having a great Tuesday!

 

REMINDER!

Drive up Pet Clinic is TONIGHT (5/23/2023) at City Hall (north garage door) from 4:30-7:00 pm! You and your pet(s) should remain in your vehicle and line up on the east side of the building; pull around to the north garage door when it is your turn.

 

REFRIDGERATOR/FREEZER/AC PICKUP:

We are currently researching options for curbside collection/removal of freezers, refrigerators, and a/c units only. The removal fee would be approximately $45.00 PER ITEM (applied to your monthly utility bill). We are looking at a pick up date of possibly June 5. We are trying to gauge interest and scale of this. If you would be interested in having PW remove your freezer, refrigerator, or a/c unit for a fee, please reply to this email stating your interest and number of units.

 

TRESPASSING ON AIRPORT PROPERTY:

As the weather is finally getting nice, the airport is seeing more unauthorized foot and bicycle traffic. Most (but not all) are children going from the Newport Ridge neighborhood to and from school. Thankfully, school will be out soon but kids will still be going back and forth for summer activities. Please educate your young ones on the importance of using established walking or bike trails (NOT the airport!) to get to school and other activities. The pedestrian, not the pilot, will be held liable for any damage to aircraft or airport property if an encounter were to occur. The airport can be a very unsafe environment for people using it as a walking path. Thank you for your cooperation! 

 

Thank you!

 

 

5/18/2023:

Hello,

 

Public Works plans to flush hydrants May 18-May 23, 2023.

*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thursday, May 18: Spruce/Dakota

Friday, May 19: Elm/Linden/Maple

Monday, May 22: Walnut/Sheyenne/Viking

Tuesday, May 23: Newport 

 

If you notice cloudy or discolored water, run water through all your home's plumbing until clear.

It is recommended you do not wash clothes if you have discolored water.

Please forward this along to anyone you may be affected. And do not hesitate to call or email with any questions!

 

5/10/2023:

Hey folks,

 

The May/June newsletter hit the post office the morning – watch your mailboxes! You can also view an electronic version of this newsletter (and past newsletters) at KindredND.com/city-newsletters. Here are few highlights from the newsletter and some additional city-related information:

 

Compost Roll-off Containers: The compost containers (for grass, leaves, small branches, etc.) have been ordered. Please watch for their delivery on Thursday or Friday (5/11-5/12). Please refer to page 3 of the newsletter or visit our compost webpage HERE to familiarize yourself with the important rules and other information.

 

City-wide Rummage Sales – this Saturday, May 13: There are a lot of addresses on the rummage sale list already – view the list at KindredND.com/city-wide-garage-sales. You can also add your sale to the list by filling out the online form on the same page – deadline to submit your sale is Thursday at 3pm.

 

BBQ Rib fundraiser – this Saturday, May 13: Kindred Public Library’s BBQ Rib fundraiser is this Saturday. Visit Kindred Public Library’s website for more information and contact the Library to put your order in today before they are gone!

 

Garbage Rate Increase: In accordance with the contractual annual rate increase for the City’s Waste Management agreement for residential garbage services, the increased garbage rates (effective with the May billing) will be: $21.50/64-gal; $22.00/96-gal; $13.30/each additional garbage tote.

 

Hydrant Flushing: Public Works will be flushing hydrants next week. More information to come next week.

 

Other important dates (click links for details):

May 14: Happy Mother’s Day!

May 15: DON’T FORGET – Utility Bills are due Monday, May 15!!

May 17: Community Chalkfest & Fine Arts Night

May 20: Spring Cleanup/Curbside Bulk Garbage Pickup: Saturday, May 20 (*Tentative – pending weather conditions)

May 22: Metal Appliance Pickup

May 23: Drive-up Pet Vaccination Clinic

May 28: KHS Graduation Ceremony

May 29: Memorial Day – City Hall Office is closed

 

Thank you!

4/26/2023:

Hello Kindred!

 

Birds are chirping, snow is (still) slowly melting, green grass is emerging, and trees are budding – IT’S SPRING! Along with the sluggish arrival of spring, our volunteer City Tree Board has been out and about in Kindred taking an inventory of public trees - boulevard and city right-of-way trees - and identifying (some are marked with a “x”) those in poor condition that may need attention. This inventory is the first step in developing a plan for maintenance (trimming/removal) that may be needed later this year. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to talk to a Tree Board member, please don’t hesitate to contact City Hall. More information will be available later as the Tree Board finalizes the maintenance plan.

 

‘Tis the season for spring cleaning! Sorry for the short notice…Street Sweeping will be conducted tomorrow, Thursday, April 27!! Please remove your vehicles from the street so the street sweeper can clean as thoroughly as possible!

 

Also, last call for the kids coloring sheet that was in the last city newsletter is April 30! Can be dropped off at City Hall or in the after-hours deposit.

 

Thank you!

4/26/2023:

As a member of Cass County Emergency Management, there may be a test of the siren warning system in the city of Kindred today (4/26/2023) at 11:15 am. For more information, please read Cass County’s press release regarding participating in this State-wide Tornado Drill.

 

 

4/13/2023:

Hello Kindred,

 

Just a friendly reminder that your monthly utility bills are due April 15!

 

Here are a few upcoming events to note:

  • City-wide rummage sales will be Saturday, May 13. Click HERE to view the list of participating addresses. If you want to have your May 13 sale listed on our website, either reply to this email with your address and (optional) brief description of items OR submit this FORM on our website.

  • *Tentative* annual curbside bulk garbage pickup (provided by Waste Management) is slated for Saturday, May 20. *This date may change due to weather conditions. More details about curbside pickup can be found HERE.

  • The drive-up Pet Clinic at Kindred City Hall with Enderlin Veterinary Clinic is Tuesday, May 23 from 4:30-7:00 pm. Pet owners can call Enderlin Vet Clinic at 701-437-3201 with questions about their pet’s care.

 

Have a great day!

 

 

4/3/2023:

Hello friends,

 

Well, here we are again. We really need to stop meeting like this. Another round of snow means more snow notifications:

  • Waste Management has informed City Hall that they are going to send garbage and recycling trucks out very early Tuesday morning (leaving Fargo at 5:15 a.m.) to beat the worst of the snow. Please plan to put your garbage & recycling totes out before 6:00 am Tuesday, April 4. If WM notifies us of any changes, we will pass those notifications along as soon as we receive them. Please share this information with your neighbors!

  • Also, please remove your totes off of the street as soon as they are emptied to allow for efficient snow removal.

  • Also, snow removal on streets goes SO much more smoothly when vehicles, equipment, trailers, etc. are removed from streets where possible.

  • Please DO NOT BLOW/MOVE SNOW ONTO CITY STREETS.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

3/15/2023:

Happy Wednesday Kindred!

Wow! It’s been quite the winter,

Falling snow seems to never cease.

Thank you for your patience as

Snow piles only seem to increase!

 

Where o where should all the snow go?

To start, let’s not put it in the street.

Definitely, not in the neighbor’s yard,

But, please continue to shovel your concrete!

 

Spring’s almost here,

It’s just around the corner!

Start dreaming of the days

When the weather is warmer.

 

But until that day comes,

If you would be so kind,

Please continue to dig out,

So I can quit with the cheesy rhyme.

 

But seriously, thank you for your cooperation and patience with the excessive snow this year. Additionally, PLEASE DIG OUT ANY FIRE HYDRANT on your property that is currently buried under snow. Every second counts in a fire emergency!

Just a reminder - utility bills are due today! Remember, you can pay online or drop off a payment at City Hall in the after-hours drop box tonight!

 

Upcoming Events:

March 15: City Council Meeting @ 7:30 pm (rescheduled from March 1)

March 17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 24: Cocoa & Cider Crawl 

March 25: Kindred Firefighter’s 26th Annual Benefit Supper 

March 27 – April 1: Hunter’s Safety Education – Contact Sue Kersting directly for more information or to sign up for class – suzyquack@yahoo.com.

Stay Classy, Kindred!

2/22/2023:

Snow, cold, wind…OH MY!

Don’t worry, spring is coming!

 

In the meantime, while we weather winter’s withering wrath, here are a few friendly reminders:

  • Please remove your garbage and recycling totes from the berm in a timely manner –preferably on Tuesdays after they’ve been emptied. This is applicable year-round, but more so during the winter with potential snow and windy conditions.

  • Keep up the great job of clearing snow from around your hydrant and off your sidewalks! I promise, it will be all disappear before we know it and the only white stuff we will see is SPF 50!

 

Stay warm!

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2/14/2023:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

  • Don’t forget! City utility bills are due tomorrow, February 15!

  • City Hall office will be closed on Monday, February 20 to observe Presidents Day.

  • There are a few board vacancies: Planning & Zoning (2), Special Assessment Committee (2), Library Board of Trustees (2). If interested, contact City Hall/Library for more information. (Must reside within Kindred city limits).

 

Have a great day!

1/12/2023:

Happy Thursday Kindred!

 

A few quick notes:

  • The 2023 January/February city newsletter has hit mailboxes and the website!

  • City Hall is CLOSED on Monday, January 16, 2023 to observe the federal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • Don’t forget – city utility bills are due January 15th!

  • If you are interested in serving your city, there are a few board vacancies: Planning & Zoning (1), Special Assessment Committee (2), Library Board of Trustees (2). Contact City Hall/Library for more information. (Must reside within Kindred city limits).

 

Don’t forget to visit our Community & City Calendar at KindredND.com for local, upcoming events!

 

Thanks and have a great day!

12/28/2022:

Good morning!

 

We had quite a few residents also inquire about missed garbage pickup yesterday. Initially, Waste Management stated that they would return on Friday to collect the garbage, however, we received another notice stating the garbage services would be collected today. We have already seen WM trucks in town this morning!

Missed garbages should be completed today, Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

Missed recycling should be completed Friday, December 30, 2022.

 

Please visit our website: https://www.kindrednd.com/garbage-reclycling for a new 2023 Kindred Garbage and Recycling Calendar and more info.

 

Thanks and have a Happy New Year!

12/13/2022:

Hey Kindred!

 

  • We received the following reply from Waste Management this morning (12/13) at 10:20 am “So far everything is on track. I will keep you posted if that changes.” Any cancellations/rescheduling of garbage pickup will be communicated via email to our City/Community email group and on the website.

  • Due to the weather, tonight’s Renaissance Zone meeting has been postponed. The rescheduled date will be posted at KindredND.com/renaissance-zone and on the City Hall front door when it has been determined.

  • UTILITY BILLS ARE DUE THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH! 😉

 

Bundle up, stay safe, drive carefully!

 

 

12/8/2022:

Kindred Parks & Recreation team have some upcoming December events that you won’t want to miss!

Santa Days  December 11th  3:00-5:00 pm @ Kindred High School 

This free event is open to everyone in the community. Meet Santa, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, bounce the afternoon away on inflatable bounce houses, craft your own ornaments and more! We hope to see you there!  

PuzzlePalooza  December 16th @ 7:00 pm @ The Uptown Eatery   

Calling all adults, 21 years of age or older! Come join us at the Uptown Eatery for some puzzling fun. Teams of four will compete to complete the same 500-piece puzzle first. Here’s the twist: teams must drink 16 canned adult-beverages of their choice, eat a charcuterie board, and complete their puzzle in order to win. Register online at KindredParks.org. Hurry only a few spots remain!  

2022 Holiday Lights Event 

Register NOW until December 16th at noon. Vote for your favorites December 16th through December 31st at noon. Our goal is to encourage residents and business owners to light up the sky. For this contest, residents and/or businesses will register their address to be entered into the contest. We will create a map that highlights where community members can tour homes and businesses taking in the sights. Registration ends December 16th at noon. To register, complete this form.  Residents will then vote for their favorites online. Voting will begin on December 16th and is unlimited. Voting will end on December 31st with the winners being announced on January 1st!  

Otter Tail Power Company has GENEROUSLY sponsored our event and the winning home and business will EACH receive a CASH prize!  

 

Check out KindredParks.org or follow Kindred Parks & Rec on Facebook for ALL events and activities!  

 

Check out these other upcoming Community Events:

  • TONIGHT!! Kindred Wildlife Club “Big Buck Contest” December 8, 5:00-8:00 pm at Springbrook

  • December 10 - Breakfast with a Book at Kindred Public Library, 9:00 am “Lost December” by Richard Paul Evans

  • December 17 & 19 - Children’s Storytime at Kindred Public Library, 10:00 am “Fairies & Dragons”

 

If you have an event you’d like to add to our Community Calendar on KindredND.com, please email kindreddeputyauditor@outlook.com

 

Have a great day!!

11/15/2022:

Hello Kindred, 

We just received the following notice regarding recycling pickup for today. If your tote is not emptied today, please leave it out for service tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, 2022.‌ ‌ 

11/15/2022: 

Hello Kindred! 

Due to a water main repair on Sheyenne St., traffic will be reduced to one-lane near the 200 block. Please slow down and take extra care when driving near this area.

Just a friendly reminder that your city utility bills are due today! 

Thanks!

11/9/2022: 

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

 

Yup, the white stuff is (probably) coming – it’s unavoidable. Gas up those shovels and start stretching. Looks like we could receive anywhere from zero to 40 inches of snow!

 

A few reminders:

1. PLEASE clear your alleys of any obstacles!! Leave AMPLE room for the City’s snow removal equipment and also the garbage trucks. Contain your property within your property lines.   

2. Vehicles must be removed from streets after any snowfall event so snow removal activities are not hindered. Any vehicle found in violation can be towed and impounded at the owner's expense and, in addition, may be fined.

3. It is the responsibility of the owners/occupants of the property to remove snow and ice on public sidewalks as soon as possible after a snowfall to avoid incurring snow removal fees from the city. 

4. Moving or blowing snow onto city streets, public property, or any public right of way is not allowed. If streets have already been cleared and the city has to return to clean up snow from your property, applicable fees could be assessed to your property. 

5. Please do not use private/commercial snow removal equipment to clear city streets. As helpful as it may seem, you may be liable if something is damaged. 

6. To ensure uninterrupted mail delivery, property owners/occupants must remove snow and ice around mailboxes. Contact the Kindred Post Office for their rules and regulations on winter mail delivery.

8. Talk to your children about snow pile safety. Safety is always on the minds of snow removal drivers, but when snow piles increase in size, the ability to see children playing on/in the snow piles can be difficult. 

 

STAY SAFE, KINDRED!

 

 

10/6/2022: 

Received the following update last night: 

“KPH notified us during the construction meeting held this afternoon that they plan to close Third Ave from Linden Street to Elm Street, including the full intersections, starting tomorrow (Thursday).  They also plan to close the intersection of Maple Street and Fourth Ave.  This is to start preparing the roadway for asphalt paving scheduled for next week. Their goal is to reopen the intersections October 15th.”

9/14/2022: 

REMINDER! Your City of Kindred utility bills are due TOMORROW - September 15!

Vikings Homecoming 2022!

Kindred Vikings Homecoming Tailgating Festivities - including Parade, Food, Games, Football Game, and Fireworks - are on Friday, September 23. See attached flyer. *Please note: During the event, a small portion of Linden St (by Memorial Building/RDO) and a portion of County 15 between Linden and Elm will be closed to traffic. Fireworks are also planned (weather permitting) after the game located at ProAG Fields. 

 

9/1/2022: 

Just a reminder - with the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 5th, garbage/recycling pickup will be on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, not Tuesday, September 6th. And. City hall offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th to observe Labor Day.

8/31/2022:

Notification of localized water shut-offs & water pressure loss: Localized water shut-offs occurring tomorrow may cause a city-wide loss of water pressure beginning approximately 9:00 am tomorrow (9/1). This low water pressure could last 8-10 hours. PLEASE CONSERVE WATER USE FOR THE DAY - ESPCIALLY LAWN IRRIGATION.

Road Closures: Effective today, 8/31/2022, until approximately 9/9/2022, Maple Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues will be closed. Next week, starting on 9/5, a half block of 3rd Ave from Linden to the alley north of Linden will be closed. 

*KPH, Inc. & Moore Engineering will be contacting and working with residents that are directly affected by the water shut offs and road closures.

Updates are posted at KindredND.com/lagoon-project.

 

8/23/2022:

Don't forget! Curbside Cleanup is this Saturday, August 27!

  • Households that have RESIDENTIAL garbage service with the City of Kindred are eligible for curbside cleanup. 

  • Waste Management will start EARLY Saturday morning.

  • Do not place items in the alleys.

  • WM drivers are trained to leave certain prohibited items; please be sure to have any left behind items remove by Monday, August 29.

  • NO METAL APPLIANCES OR COMPUTERS.

  • Nothing too heavy/bulky to lift.

  • Paint cans need to be dried out.

  • No materials from demolition jobs.

  • For more information & prohibited items visit www.KindredND.com/spring-clean-up.

School's Back in Session!

Reminder to all Kindred residents and visitors: school begins tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24. Please use extra care, caution, and patience when driving around Kindred - especially in the mornings and afternoons when buses, young drivers, kids biking/walking, parent drop off/pick up are most prevalent. Thank you for your patience and cooperation to keep Kindred safe!

8/11/2022:

KPH will be continuing their work on the force main for the lagoon project early next week. There is the potential for water pressure issues city-wide and a small chance of water discoloration. To help alleviate issues with any decrease in water pressure, please reduce your water consumption, Please refrain from washing cars, running sprinklers/watering lawn and garden, etc. as this will hep preserve the water pressure of the system for necessary everyday use.

 

Thank you, also for your patience with this project as we navigate variable construction schedules, ill-timed road closures, and inconvenient water/sewer issues, etc. We will try to communicate pertinent information as timely as we receive it. Hopefully, the end is in sight! Thank you!

8/9/2022:

Street Sweeping: Street sweeping has been pushed back on the schedule and will now be this week on either Thursday August 11 or Friday, August 12. (Newsletter stated either 8/10 r 8/11). Please move vehicles or other impediments off the streets so the sweeper is unobstructed as it will not be making multiple passes. 

 

Clean Up Day - Saturday, August 27: Mark your calendars and clean out your sheds, basements, and closets! Visit www.KindredND.com/spring-clean-up for more information. 

City Newsletter: The latest City Newsletter has hit mailboxes! Go to www.KindredND.com/city-newsletters to view the online version of the 0222 August/September Newsletter.  calendars and clean out your sheds, basements, and closets! Visit www.KindredND.com/spring-clean-up for more information. 

Lagoon Project & Road Closures: KPH will be in Kindred the next couple of weeks working on the Lagoon Project. Please note that there will be a lot of trucks and heavy equipment as well as some road closures in the areas near Maple & Linden Streets and 3rd & 4th Avenues. For more information, visit www.KindredND.com/lagoon-project.

REMINDER: Utility Bills are due Monday, August 15!

 

SEE YOU @ KINDRED DAYS THIS WEEKEND!

7/25/2022:

NOTICE: Cass County Sheriff's Office Conducts Active Shooter/Active Threat Training:

CASS COUNTY, N.D.  (July 25, 2022) - The Cass County Sheriff's Office, along with Kindred Public Schools will be conducting an active shooter/active threat training scenario at the school this evening from 6 pm to 9 pm. During this time, Kindred residents can expect to see an increased presence of law enforcement, fire, and EMS vehicles and personnel. Media is invited to attend tonight's training, record footage, and conduct interviews. Please be at the Kindred School by 5:45 pm and contact Sheriff Jahner. 

7/7/2022:

2022 Election: Please congratulate and welcome the following new & re-elected Council and Park Board members – Mayor Darrell Kersting, Councilmember Adam Spelhaug, Councilmember Julie Johnson & Park Board Members Rob Sahr, Lydia Ronningen, and Carlotta Ford. Thank you to outgoing members Councilmember Dave Amerman, Mayor Jason DuBord, and Park Board Member Bekki DuBord for your many years of service and dedication to the city of Kindred!

 

Fire Chief Rich Schock honored at TONIGHT’S Legion baseball game: Kindred Fire Department Chief Rich Schock will be honored at tonight’s Kindred Legion Baseball game. Nominated by the Kindred American Legion Post #117, Rich was awarded the North Dakota American Legion Firefighter of the Year. Come out tonight to help honor Chief Schock and enjoy some baseball! Kindred’s Legion A team takes on the Bombers at 5:30 tonight (DH).

Tree branches: A few friendly reminders regarding compost containers

  • NO DUMPING ON THE GROUND. IF THE CONTAINER IS FULL, CHECK BACK THE NEXT DAY. CONTAINERS ARE DUMPED WEEKLY.

  • DO NOT OVERLOAD CONTAINERS – TREE BRANCHES SHOULD NOT BE ABOVE THE TOP LEDGE. WASTE MANAGEMENT MAY NOT TAKE THE CONTAINER IF IT IS OVERLOADED.

  • GRASS/LEAVES ONLY IN THE GRASS/LEAVES CONTAINER.

  • BRANCHES ONLY IN THE BRANCHES CONTAINER.

  • Thank you for your cooperation!

6/29/2022:

Water Quality Report: The 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available. Go to www.KindredND.com/ccr-report to view a copy.

Spraying for Mosquitos: An aerial spraying for mosquitos is schedule for Friday, July 1, between 7-11 PM, weather pending. Should the spraying need to be rescheduled, it would take place the following evening, Saturday, July 2.

“These applications have been approved by the FAA and the appropriate state departments. Specially trained and licensed pilots are assisting in the control of mosquitoes in this area. The mosquito control product is one specifically designed for use in residential areas. It is safe to use and will not harm people, pets, or gardens. However, as an added measure of safety, you may remain indoors while the application is taking place.”

NEWS from ND Dept. of Health: “First case of West Nile virus reported in ND in Richland County.”

 

Happy Independence Day! Kindred City Hall offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022.

 

Garbage Pickup Delay: Due to the July 4th holiday, garbage pickup day will be on Wednesday, July 6 next week – NOT Tuesday, July 5.

 

July 4th Fireworks: Did you know Kindred has a fireworks ordinance? Chapter 6-0303 Fireworks regulates the private display of fireworks. A few reminders – any individual who is at least 12 years of age may use, explode or possess any fireworks within the limits of the City of Kindred during the period beginning July 3 through and including July 5 of each year. Individual use or explosion of fireworks during this time in not permitted after 11:00 p.m. The individual use, explosion of possession of fireworks at any other time during the year is prohibited. (The full ordinance, Chapter 06: Fire Protection & Prevention, is available at KindredND.com/ordinances-policies.)

 

6/15/2022:

Election 2022

The official results of the City of Kindred 2022 Election will be certified by the County on June 27, 2022. When the County sends out the official results, we will send those out in an email and post to KindredND.com. For unofficial results for all statewide contests, including the City of Kindred, please visit: https://results.sos.nd.gov/Default.aspx?map=Cty

 

REMINDER – City Utility Bills are due today!

5/31/2022:

A few quick items on this, the last day of May:

  1. Cass County Elections Office is looking for help on Wednesday, June 8 at Kindred City Hall for Early Voting.

    • The positions needed are:

      • Clerk - the person who checks ID

      • Judge - the person who distributes the ballots

    • Training is held in Fargo on June 1st at 10am or June 2nd at 2pm.

    • Hours on June 8th would be about a 10-hour day: set-up 9am, polls open 10am-6pm, tear down.

    • Contact Jamie directly at 701-241-5612 if you are interested.

  2. Drive-up Pet Clinic @ City Hall from 5pm-7pm, May 31 - TODAY

    • Enderlin Veterinary will be at City Hall from 5-7:00 pm. Drive-up vet visits are first-come, first-serve. Line up on the east side of City Hall.

    • For questions about your pet's care/needs, contact Enderlin Veterinary Clinic at 701-437-3201.

  3. Garbage Pickup Delay

 

Thanks and have a great day!

5/25/2022:

The Kindred Parks and Rec team is seeking a few exceptional people to support our daily operations at the Kindred Pool this summer. We are hiring for seasonal positions that can accommodate either a full or part-time schedule. We are currently seeking motivated, passionate, and dependable individuals to meet and exceed the needs of our community members and parks participants. We offer above market wages and flexible scheduling in addition to a fun work environment. 

Current Available Positions: 

Lifeguards (Must be certified) (Memorial Day - mid-August) 

    • Starting pay $13/hour (Hours of operation: 12:00p-5:00p and 6:00p-8:00p Monday-Friday, and 1:00p-6:00p Weekends) 

 

Water Safety Instructors (Must be certified) (Memorial Day - mid-August) 

    • Starting pay $14/hour (Hours of operation: 12:00p-5:00p and 6:00p-8:00p Monday-Friday, and 1:00p-6:00p Weekends) 

  

Certified training is taking place this weekend, so don't wait to contact us. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit our website and apply today or contact Mike at kindredparks@outlook.com for more details. 

 

Thank you!

 

5/19/2022:

Important ELECTION Information:

  • There WILL NOT be Election Day voting in the city of Kindred at City Hall on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

  • Kindred City Hall WILL serve as an EARLY VOTING SITE on Wednesday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • More Election & Polling Site Information Here: KindredND.com/2022-election; CassCountyND.gov; Vote.ND.gov

Compost Roll-off Containers:

  • The compost roll-off containers have arrived. Please see attachment to familiarize yourself with the important rules and other information regarding the compost containers or go to the website.

  • All items must be put INSIDE the containers. If the containers are full, DO NOT leave grass, leaves, branches, or anything else on the ground. This is considered illegal dumping, punishable by fines (Ord. 15-0311).

Water Reduction:

  • THANK YOU, Kindred, for helping the city to manage the water/sewer issues this spring - your water reduction helped immensely. While we are back to a more manageable level, we are still operating with the old wastewater system/lift station and any continued water/sewer reduction awareness is very much appreciated.

City-wide Garage Sales:

  • REMINDER – City-wide garage sales are this Saturday, May 21 in Kindred. Click HERE for an address listing of sales.

Drive-up Pet Clinic:

 

5/10/2022:

Kindred Garbage pickup will be completed/finished on Wednesday, May 11. At 4:23 pm, we received an email notice from Waste Management stating "Truck broke down and we need to finish Kindred tomorrow AM". Please leave your garbage totes out until they are able to service them tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience.

5/9/2022:

When it rains, it pours! Unfortunately, the extra moisture is causing more problems for Kindred than it is doing good. So we have a few alerts to pass along:

          1) Please REDUCE your water use to limit the amount of wastewater put into the system until further notice. We believe the main sanitary sewer lift stations sustained a lightning strike yesterday afternoon, or it was close enough to cause some damage. Some of the electrical wiring and one of the two pumps were damaged beyond repair. There is still one operational pump but it is not enough to keep up for the whole system. Rewiring and pump replacement are already scheduled but it will take a few days to get everything back into working order.

          2) As a result of the main lift station equipment damage, Public Works will be setting up an exterior pumping system from the lift station at 3rd Ave South and Linden St and placing pipe south to the corner of Maple St. Please be aware of street closure signs, cones, and hoses. Do not allow children/pets to play in or around the discharge equipment. 

          3) The alley between Linden St and Maple St, from RDO to 2nd Ave S has been closed and is inaccessible until further notice. This was due to unstable/saturated soils and we need to limit vehicle use until the alley dries up.

 

We are hopeful that the sun will shine and the waters will recede for everyone in the area. We will send out another notice once the main lift station has been repaired. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all.

Speed Limit: The 25 mph speed limit on County 15 has been moved further south to help alleviate congestion and address safety concerns along County 15 before the Sheyenne St intersection. The 25 mph speed limit now begins at approximately the elevator, just before County 15 curves (heading south). There is an orange flag by the sign.

5/1/2022:

Happy May Day Kindred! Please restrict your water use today! The city lift stations are maxed out and unable to keep up. Public Works is taking extra measures to reduce the stress on the system but we need your help too! So here's your "GET OUT OF ONE CHORE FREE" card! But wait...there's more! This card is able to be used an unlimited number of times and NEVER expires!! So take a pass on the laundry and dishes. Reducing water in all aspects is requested. Please make sure your sump pump is discharging!! Thank you for your cooperation! And thank you to our Public Works staff for watching over the city's unseen necessities at all hours of the day and all your efforts to keep them operational!

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11/8/2021:

We received notice this morning that Waste Management will be "ending the yard waste (compost) service this week and will be pulling the roll offs so the yard waste doesn't freeze in the roll off. We have confirmed that they will be picking up the final two roll offs at some point tomorrow, November 9th. Typically, this service has remained available until the first snow event of the season. With rain/snow in the forecast for Wednesday and falling temperatures afterward, it is safe to assume the seasonal shift is upon us. Please stay warm and prep your winter driving skills to stay safe on the roads.

 

9/30/2021:

Due to windy conditions on Wednesday, September 29, aerial mosquito control application is rescheduled for Thursday, September 30 between 6:00 - 9:00 pm, weather permitting. 

9/28/2021:

Aerial mosquito control application is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29 between 6:00 - 9:00 pm, weather permitting. 

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