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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.)
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!
A few quick items on this, the last day of May:
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.
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.
Garbage Pickup Delay
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, this week’s garbage/recycling pickup day will be on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST. Click here for the 2022 Kindred Garbage & Recycling Calendar.
Thanks and have a great day!
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 email@example.com for more details.
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.
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).
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:
REMINDER – The drive-up Pet Clinic at City Hall with Enderlin Veterinary Clinic is Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Aerial mosquito control application is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29 between 6:00 - 9:00 pm, weather permitting.