Water Ban Lifted

City of Sartell to Release Water Ban

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2021

The City of Sartell released the water ban at 3 pm today. At that time the Splash Pad will be in full operation and property owners will be allowed to use irrigation systems based on the odd/even yard sprinkling Ordinance.

The City of Sartell asks that property owners abide by the odd/even yard sprinkling Ordinance. The odd/even yard sprinkling schedule was implemented in 1999 and asks residents who live at an even-numbered address to only use their irrigation systems on even-numbered dates, and residents who live at an odd-numbered address to use irrigation systems on odd-numbered dates. For example, if your address is 625 XYZ Street, your watering day would be on an odd-numbered calendar day (i.e. June 21st). The City of Sartell asks for full cooperation in this schedule to avoid another water ban. Failure to comply with the schedule will result in a citation. This ordinance does not apply to any type of well system.

The recent water ban was put in place because our water levels were at a dangerously low level. This happens for many reasons:

The drought conditions in Minnesota have subsided but are not gone. Therefore, complying with the odd/even yard sprinkling schedule is very important along with some other ways we can conserve water together as a community:

The water ban was put in place Wednesday June 9. Due to low water levels, residents were asked to stop using irrigation systems at that time and the splash pad was shut down. As of 3 pm today, the ban is lifted. If you would like to subscribe to City of Sartell updates moving forward, please subscribe here:

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Water Ban

Due to the drought-like weather we have been experiencing and the increased use of community members using irrigation systems, the City of Sartell has extremely low water levels so the City of Sartell is issuing a water emergency. In order to avoid a citation, join us in taking the following precautions as residents and business owners:

  • No irrigation allowed (public or private properties – including city parks)
  • Splash Pad will be closed until further notice, but we will monitor it closely in hopes of opening ASAP (Celebration pool is not afftected)

Public Works Utility crews will be monitoring water levels constantly to determine when we are at a safer level and we will continue to communicate updates with our residents and businesses.

The Public Works Utility crews will be out and about educating residents on the ban June 9th and 10th.

We will not issue citations for those who use non-city sources for irrigation, but encourage cooperation with the ban if possible.

The City of Sartell appreciates your cooperation at this time. We need to work together to keep our community safe!

For questions please contact Jeff Bemboom, jeff.bemboom@sartellmn.com

Odd/Even Sprinkler Schedule

Please remember the City of Sartell follows the odd/even sprinkler schedule! If your house number is even, please water your lawn on even calendar days. If your house number is odd, please water your lawn on odd calendar days. You can receive a citation from the City if you violate this.

Mayor Ryan Fitzthum has declared May 2021 Mental Health Awareness Month

Mayoral Proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Month

Whereas mental health is part of overall health; and

Whereas one in five adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year; and

Whereas approximately one-half of chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14 and three-quarters by age 24; and

Whereas suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 2nd leading cause among young adults, and 90% of people who die by suicide had shown symptoms of a mental health condition, according to interviews with family, friends and medical professionals; and

Whereas long delays-sometimes decades-often occur between the time symptoms first appear and when individuals get help; and

Whereas early identification and treatment can make a difference in successful management of mental illness and recovery; and

Whereas it is important to maintain mental health and learn the symptoms of mental  illness in order to get help when it is needed; and

Whereas, every citizen and community can make a difference in helping end the silence and stigma that for too long has surrounded mental illness and discouraged people from getting help; and

Whereas public education and civic activities can encourage mental health and help improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, I Ryan Fitzthum, Mayor of Sartell, MN do hereby proclaim May 2021 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Sartell, MN to shine a light on mental illness and fight discrimination, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.

Ryan Fitzthum Mayor of Sartell

Sartell Residents and Businesses- SURVEY REQUEST!

Over the years the City of Sartell has talked about needing brand refresh or a complete rebrand, and for good reason. The City’s current brand has been in existence for over 20 years and we are looking forward to hitting the “refresh button.”  What does this mean?

  • It is more than a logo!  The City currently does not have a mission, vision, or list of core values. 
  • It may or may not involve a complete revamp of our current brand image – we simply will not know until we complete the research and discovery phase.
  • Our first step will be a survey to all residents, information below. As a Sartell resident or Sartell business owner, we would love your feedback!
  • We are utilizing Switchboard, which is a local company owned by a resident of Sartell. 
  • We are looking forward to creating brand consistency, aligning our brand with the identity residents recognize, and establishing a mission and vision for the City!

With the help of Switchboard, we have created a survey which will be the main way that we will gather input on our identity and will really kick off the rebranding research. We feel that surveying our residents and businesses is a great way to find the true spirit of the City of Sartell. If you could help us by completing the survey, and spreading the word to other Sartell residents and businesses, we would be very grateful!

Please follow the link below to fill out a survey that will take about 2-3 minutes. The survey will be open from May 19-June 16 and is only open to Sartell residents and businesses.


“Go-To” Marine Flooring Business Opening in Sartell

The City of Sartell is excited to announce the sale of the Sartell-LeSauk Government Center at 220 4th Ave. S. to Josh Clymer and Mark Caspers of AquaTraction Advanced Marine Flooring.

“AquaTraction has enjoyed working with the Sartell City staff and council and looks forward to working with such a prosperous community.” Stated Josh Clymer, co-owner of AquaTraction Advanced Marine Flooring.

AquaTraction Advanced Marine Flooring creates custom-designed marine flooring products that have exceptional traction whether wet or dry, making boats safer, cleaner, and more comfortable. AquaTraction services customers across the country and is the “go to” flooring for high profile fishing captains. AquaTraction is the official sponsor of Florida Sportfishing Magazine and can be seen on TV shows such as Flats Class TV, Florida Sportfishing TV, Reel Animals Fishing Show, and Wicked Tuna.

“We are thrilled to welcome AquaTraction into the Sartell Community. It offers a service that many of our residents will be able to utilize and is in a prime location with lots of history. The City looks forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with Josh and Mark and helping them through the buildout process.”

The Sartell-LeSauk Government Center was built in 1982 and housed both the Sartell Fire Department and LeSauk Township headquarters. The Sartell Fire Department moved out of the building in 2020 and moved into the new Public Safety Facility at 501 Pinecone Road S.  

AquaTraction Advanced Marine Flooring plans to open full manufacturing and full-service operations in its Sartell location starting in November and make Sartell the main office. There are two other locations (Clearwater, MN and North Kingstown, RI) they also operate out of. For more information visit https://www.aquatraction.com/.

Studio B to make Sartell its Permanent Home

The City of Sartell is excited to announce the sale of the previous Sartell Police Department building at 310 2nd Street S. to Catie and Charlie Bunde of Studio B.

Catie and Charlie are eager for the upcoming opportunity for Studio B, “We are humbled to be able to move Studio B. into a building that has been a cornerstone of the Sartell community. This move will be made possible by so many wonderful people that support the growth of Studio B. in the Sartell community. Our family, dance family, and community family are the village that is making a dream happen”.

Studio B offers a wide range of dance opportunities for all ages. From jazz to tap, ballet to hip-hop, and competition to recreation- Studio B offers it all. Studio B offers private lessons for dancers looking for 1:1 training and will train local dance teams in conditioning and technique classes. Follow Studio B on Facebook or visit the website, www.studiobmoved.com, to find the most current class schedules.

“Studio B making Sartell its permanent home is such a great addition to our community”, Scott Saehr, Director of Economic & Community Development for the City of Sartell, stated. “It will bring a vibrant and lively energy to the heart of Sartell, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for Catie and Charlie”.

The new Studio B location has a lot of history for the City of Sartell. It served as the combined Sartell City Hall and Sartell Police Department for many years. In 2001, City Hall moved into its current home at 125 Pinecone Rd. and in 2020 the Sartell Police Department move into the new Public Safety Facility at 501 Pinecone Rd. S.

Studio B Dance Studio is currently located at 101 7th St. N. Sartell near Hardware Hank. It is planning on moving into the new location after construction is complete, tentatively September 6, 2021.

How to Create a MyGov Account

We want the transition to MyGov for permitting, including compost permits, to be as easy as possible. We understand there may be some bumps in the road but we are here to help! Please use all of the resources available to create an account (one time!) for all of your permitting needs. Click on the Get Started link below to route to the MyGov page. The video tutorial and written instructions are there to guide you through the process.

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Once you have created your account you will be able to submit your request on the MyGov site for compost site permits.