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Notifications: 

6/29/2024:

Hello Kindred!

Road Construction at Dakota St and CR15 Intersection: Contractors are beginning work at this intersection and will need to shut down portions of the roadways over the next week or so. Please be attentive and cautious when navigating this area as there will likely be increased traffic congestion and possible delays. Thank you for your care and patience as the contractors work to complete this project!

 

Text-a-Tip from Cass County Sheriff’s Office: Cass County Sheriff’s Office has been added to the Kindred App family! From the App’s home screen, click on “More”, and then “Cass County Sheriff’s Department”. There is contact information for the Sheriff’s office and our local Deputy. There is also a link to the County’s Text-a-Tip feature. To voice a concern , or put in anonymous tips, if there is suspicious activity near you, use the Text-a-Tip tool. Name and Email are optional if you wish to remain anonymous. You can also text CCSO directly. To submit an anonymous tip via text message to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, text NDCASS and your tip to 847411. More info and option to download the NDTip Smartphone App can be found on their website: https://www.casscountynd.gov/our-county/sheriff. Click on the NDTIP 411 menu bar. (To download the Kindred App, search “Kindred ND” in the Google Play or Apple App Store.)

 

2024 Election Results: Please congratulate and welcome the following new & re-elected Council and Park Board members – Council Member Ozzie Peraza, Council Member Matt Sharp, Park Board Member Kevin Mehrer, & Park Board Member Lloyd Hoffarth! Thank you to outgoing Council Member Shad Stoddard and Park Board Member Kimbra Amerman for your many years of service and dedication to the city of Kindred!

 

Water Quality Report for City of Kindred Water Users: The 2023 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.

 

Fireworks: Tis the Season! Private display of fireworks is permitted within the City of Kindred beginning July 3 through July 5 each year. Individuals must be at least 12 years of age and use or explosion of fireworks is not allowed after 11:00 pm. Any individual use, explosion, or possession of fireworks at any other time during the year is prohibited without a permit. The fireworks ordinance can be found here, in Chapter 6-03.

Happy Independence Day: City Hall will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Have a great weekend!!

6/10/2024:

Hello Kindred!

 

City of Kindred residents - don’t forget to vote! Election is tomorrow - Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Kindred City Hall from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

 

(*Please note: the Kindred School District No. 2 school board election voting takes place at Kindred High School, not City Hall.)

 

2024 Seats Available for City of Kindred

City Council Member (two positions, 4-year terms)

Ozzie Peraza

[Empty] *write-in

Park Board Member (two positions, 4-year terms)

Kevin Mehrer

[Empty] *write-in

Park Board Member (one position, 2-year unexpired term)

[Empty] *write-in

 

The following question will be on the ballot:

Publication of City Council Minutes

Shall the City of Kindred publish the minutes of its governing body in the official city newspaper for the next four years?

o Yes

o No

 

Voting & Election Resources:

Cass County Election Information

Vote.ND.Gov

Voting Basics for ND

ND Election Calendar

 

Have a GREAT day! 

5/15/2024:

Hello Kindred,

 

It is quite soggy out there with the all the rain today! Remember that sump pumps MUST be discharged outside, directed to the City's stormwater system (not sanitary sewer).

  • This will keep sanitary lift stations from becoming overwhelmed by excess water and prevent backups.

  • Also, make sure your sump pump hose runs all the way out to the curb and not into your yard. Water pumped out on your yard can seep into the ground and eventually flow right back to your sump pump. If you do not have a curb and gutter, a ditch or similar will accomplish the same goal.

 

Here are a few additional Upcoming Events:

15 - City of Kindred Utility Bills Due

17 - Bone Builders at City Hall, 10:30 am

20 - Bone Builders at City Hall, 10:30 am

20 - Community Senior Meals at Kindred Lutheran Church, 11:45 am

21 - Blood Drive @ City Hall, 3:00-6:00 pm

21 - Drive up Pet Clinic @ City Hall, 4:30 - 7:00 pm; Enderlin Vet Clinic, 701-437-3201

23 - Kindred Public Schools LAST DAY OF CLASS, Dismissal @ 12:30 pm

24 - Bone Builders at City Hall, 10:30 am

26 - Kindred High School Graduation Ceremony, 2:00 pm at Kindred High School

27 - Memorial Day - City Hall Office CLOSED

27 - Bone Builders at City Hall, 10:30 am

31 - Bone Builders at City Hall, 10:30 am

 

Have a great day!

5/9/2024:

Hello Kindred!!

 

Here are a few tidbits for you on this beautiful sun-shiny Thursday!

  • The May/June newsletter hit mailboxes this week. You can find an electronic copy on our website.

  • Compost dumpsters have arrived!! They are located west of the City Shop at 951 Elm St and are for small branches, grass clippings, and leaves only. Please use the dumpsters as instructed to avoid receiving a citation up to $200.00 (site is under video surveillance). We appreciate your cooperation so we can continue to offer this service. More info.

  • MDU confirmed on 5/1/2024 that the Kindred natural gas project will move forward!!! Estimated construction will occur September-October, with service available in November! You can still submit your application/deposit to be sure your property’s service is incorporated into their construction plans!! Visit the MDU Kindred Project website for all the information you need to register.

  • We received a few inquiries about discolored water. This may be due to water line repairs late Tuesday on a Cass Rural Water District service line by Leonard, which is the main feed line to Kindred’s reservoir. Typically, the discoloration will flush itself thru the system, but if you continue to experience issues you can flush the lines within your home by running the faucets for a short time or until the water is clear. We were not provided any notice from CRWD about concerns of contamination, so it is merely a visual issue.

  • Check out all the rummage sales posted to the City-Wide Rummage Sale list. Have fun treasure hunting!!

  • Furniture donations are still being accepted thru Monday, May 13th at City Hall during regular office hours or by contacting Darrell at 701-373-1483. Get more info and check the list of acceptable items here.

 

Enjoy this gorgeous weather! Have a safe and happy weekend/MN fishing opener/Mother’s Day!

 

4/17/2024:

Hello Kindred,

Please read the following and be sure to click on the links for more details:

  • Annual curbside bulk garbage pickup (provided by Waste Management) is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. More details about curbside pickup, including acceptable/unacceptable items, can be found on the city’s website HERE.

  • Metal & Freon appliance pickup (provided by Public Works) is scheduled for Monday, April 29. A fee of $50.00 per item will be billed to the resident’s monthly City of Kindred utility bill. More details can be found on the city’s website HERE.

  • Used furniture drive is happening now through May 13. Stop in to City Hall during office hours and we will open the north garage doors for you to drop off your items. More info, including getting help to move big items, HERE.

  • City-wide rummage sales will be Saturday, May 11. Click HERE to view the list of participating addresses. If you want to have your 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. You can also can also submit your own on the city’s App.

  • Sump pumps must be discharged outside, directed to the city’s storm water system, not the city’s sanitary sewer.

  • Compost Dumpsters are scheduled to arrive by May 1. Please visit KindredND.com/compost-containers for more details! Do not dump your leaves, grass, brush, limbs on the ground - please wait until the containers arrive and use the appropriate container. If the lot is soft, please drive carefully and responsibly to reduce ruts and damage to the gravel.

  • Kindred Fire Dept Benefit Supper is this Saturday, April 20! Click HERE for more information.  

 

Have a great day!

 

Upcoming Events:

April 19: Bone Builders

April 19, 20, 21: “Hello Dolly” at KHS

April 20: KFD Benefit Supper

April 20 & 22: Kindred Public Library Children’s Story Time

April 22: Bone Builders

April 24: Charcuterie Class

April 26: Bone Builders

April 27: Pollinator Party

April 27: Annual Curbside Bulk Garbage Pickup

April 27: Cupcake Ball

April 29: Metal & Freon Appliance Pickup

April 29: Bone Builders

 

4/2/2024:

Hello Kindred!

 

The forecasted beautiful spring weather means construction season is also around the corner! When you see equipment and construction activity in town, please exercise caution, obey signage, stay out of prohibited areas, and use patience and common sense to be safe. We make an effort to provide advance notice of construction, however, we know contractor schedules can be very fluid and will fluctuate based on their timelines, weather-related events, and emergencies. Please note the following upcoming construction projects and areas that may be affected:

Project: 2023-2 Sidewalk and Drainage Improvements

Location/Area Affected: A) 500 Block of Elm St: north side of street between Fire Hall and Hawk’s Market grocery store. (Use east door to enter Hawk’s Grocery Store once the south entrance becomes inaccessible.) B) 500 Block of Spruce St: south side of street between 510-550 Spruce St.

Work to be Completed: Sidewalk, curb, gutter, and street work

Expected Start Date and Duration: Thursday, April 4, 2024; Duration: 1-2 weeks

Project: Sewer Force Main Repair

Location/Area Affected: In the ditch on the north side of Sheyenne St between Co Rd 15 and Newport Pkwy (Sheyenne St may be reduced to one lane.)

Work to be Completed: Construction to finish the repair of a force main leak (3/20)

Expected Start Date and Duration: Monday, April 8, 2024; Duration: 1 day

Project: 2023-2 Sidewalk and Drainage Improvements

Location/Area Affected: A) Dakota St between 5th Ave N and Co Rd 15; B) Intersection of Dakota St and Co Rd 15

Work to be Completed: Install sidewalk and pedestrian crossings. Install turn lane at Co Rd 15 intersection.

Expected Start Date and Duration: Within the next month as their construction schedule allows. Intersection work will likely begin after school year is complete.

 

We appreciate your patience!

3/26/2024:

Due to the poor weather and icy road conditions, MDU representatives will NOT be available for office hours at City Hall today (3/26). The next office hours are scheduled for Thursday, March 28 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Contact an MDU representative (contact info on attached flyer) if you have any questions about the natural gas project in Kindred.

 

Thank you!

3/21/2024:

Hello Kindred!

 

Just informing you of a partial road closure due to some sewer repairs on Sheyenne St (53rd) by Gilbertson Park. As of right now, the road is down to one narrow lane (see picture) and we are unsure when the repairs will be completed. We are aware that after-school traffic will begin soon and there may be some heavy congestion for those trying to get into or out of the Newport Area. Please be patient and take your time if traveling through this area.

 

Thanks!

3/12/2024:

Hello Kindred,

Happy National Plant a Flower Day! Fun fact - Did you know that Kindred, at one time, was called The City of Flowers!?

Here are a few updates for you on this beautiful day:

 

Upcoming Events:

March 15 – Ides of March, or…

March 15 – Bone Builders – 10:30 am at City Hall

March 16 – Children’s Story Time at Kindred Public Library, 10 am

March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 – Children’s Story Time at Kindred Public Library, 10 am

March 18 – Bone Builders – 10:30 am at City Hall

March 19 – MDU Office Hours at City Hall, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm

March 21 – MDU Office Hours at City Hall, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm

 

SEE MORE EVENTS & INFORMATION HERE!

2/27/2024:

Hello Kindred!

A few weather-related announcements:

  • The garbage trucks ARE running today.

  • MDU's Office Hours for the natural gas project in Kindred are OPEN today at City Hall - 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM.

  • POSTPONED: Senator Cramer’s State Staff Mobile Office Hours scheduled for 10:00 am today at City Hall have been postponed. The rescheduled date is yet to be determined.

  • POSTPONED: Kindred Public School District Special School Board/Track & Football Field Project meeting for tonight has been postponed. The rescheduled date is yet to be determined.

 

Thank you!

 

 

2/14/2024:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

  • City Hall office will be closed on Monday, February 19 to observe Presidents Day.

  • Blood drive at Kindred City Hall on Tuesday, February 20, 2:30 – 6:15 pm.

  • Sign up for Puzzle Palooza on February 22, hosted by Kindred Parks & Recreation.

  • Tuesday, February 27th, Senator Cramer’s state staff holds office hours at City Hall, 10:00-11:00 am.

  • Watch your mailbox for information from MDU about an upcoming public meeting on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm at the Memorial Building. MDU will also be hosting “office hours” to help residents with questions about signing up for natural gas. 

 

More information and events listed on the Community Calendar.

 

Have a lovely day!

12/21/2023:

Good afternoon!

 

Garbage/recycling pickup will be delayed the next two weeks due to Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Pickup will be on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 and Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Click HERE to view/print a Garbage/Recycling calendar for 2024.

 

Reminder - City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2023, and Monday, January 1, 2024 to celebrate Christmas and New Years Day, respectively.

 

Have yourself a Merry Christmas, Kindred!

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!!

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