Burn Ban in Effect

Due to the dry hot weather and the high fire danger and the upcoming red flag warning,  a burn ban is in effect beginning noon April 25, 2019. Recreational fire burning (ie, in a fire pit) shall be prohibited during a Fire Ban. The Barnes County Commission has implemented a burn ban for 5 days and will re-address it at that time. Updates on this may come from the Barnes County Commission, the Valley City Fire Chief or the Barnes County Emergency Manager.

Arbor Day 2019 Proclamation

Arbor Day Proclamation

Whereas, In 1872 J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees, and

Whereas,  This holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska, and

Whereas,  Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world, and

Whereas,  Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife, and

Whereas,  Trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products, and

Whereas,  Trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality at business areas, and beautify our community, and

Whereas,  Trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal, and

Whereas,  Valley City has been recognized as a Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation and desires to continue its tree‑planting ways,

Now, Therefore, I, Dave Carlsrud, President of the City of Valley City Commission, Valley City, North Dakota, do hereby proclaim MAY 3, 2019, as


In the City of Valley City and I urge all citizens to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and to support our city’s urban forestry program, and

FURTHER, I urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the hearts and promote the wellbeing of present and future generations.

Dave Carlsrud, Mayor
April 16, 2019


Arbor Day Foundation Names 2018 Valley City Tree City USA

Valley City, ND was named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Valley City achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forester has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”

Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of the neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

Updated: April 12-13, 2019 Snow Removal

Business, School & Emergency Route Snow Removal, Beginning April 12

Valley City Public Works crews will remove snow from businesses and school areas beginning Friday, April 12 at 12:01 AM. Crews will continue clearing snow until about 12:00 noon on Friday.

Residential Snow Removal, Beginning April 13

As of 3:00 PM Friday, there are about six blocks of windrows still on the streets.  They have gotten wet and sticky and the blower will not blow them.  We are going to leave them until midnight so that they freeze and will be redoing the business then also.  The plows will finish Northwest residential section Saturday morning and continue clockwise until finished tomorrow.

Please use caution on city streets

Both City standing trucks are down and the City will borrow a sanding truck from the county. Please use caution when traveling on city streets, it is better to stay where you are and not travel today.


5K Superhero Fun Run, Walk & Stroller Roll

Barnes County Social Services, NDSU Extension Program, City County Health, and APOC are working together to put together events during the month of April for Prevent Child Abuse Month! We have a 5K Superhero Fun Run, Walk, and Stroller Roll held on Saturday April 27th at Chautauqua Park beginning at 10am, we would love to see as many people, family and friends present at this event. We all work together to make Barnes County a safe and fun county. Registration fees: $20 – individual; $40 – family or business. Please join us by registering with the link below. For more information, see flyer.

Register at https://bit.ly/2FRHs0V.

City of Valley City Recognized for Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

Public water systems are required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to take many actions to provide safe drinking water.

The SDWA was passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking (potable) water supplies. Over the years, there have been a number of changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act. These changes have made it more challenging to maintain compliance. The North Dakota Department of Health issues a Safe Drinking Water Act Certificate of Achievement as one way to recognize the public water systems that satisfied all applicable requirements during the previous calendar year.

In 2018, the City of Valley City complied with all applicable Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. To recognize this accomplishment, the North Dakota Department of Health issued the City of Valley City a Safe Drinking Water Act Certificate of Achievement.

The City of Valley City commends its water system staff, Wade Hesch and Sherry Keys, for a job well done from which its consumers benefited.

04/25/2019 Public Input Meeting: Comprehensive & Transportation Plan


Valley City is developing a Comprehensive and Transportation Plan to serve as a guide for the City’s growth and development through the year 2045. Join us for our final Community Workshop to review the Draft Comprehensive and Transportation Plan and provide your comments.

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Open House: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Formal Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Hi-Liner Activity Center (HAC)
493 Central Ave N
Valley City, ND 58072

The City of Valley City, ND Department of Transportation (NDDOT), and Stantec Consulting
Representatives from the City of Valley City, NDDOT, and Stantec Consulting will be on hand to answer your
questions and discuss your concerns.

WRITTEN STATEMENTS or comments about this project
must be mailed by May 9, 2019 to David Schelkoph; City Administrator; 254 2nd Ave NE, PO Box 390, Valley City, ND 58072
Email: dschelkoph@valleycity.us
Note: “Public Input Meeting” in email subject heading.
Or submit comments on our website:

To request accommodations for disabilities and/or language assistance, contact David Schelkoph at 701-
845-8120, dschelkoph@valleycity.us, at least five (5) days in advance of the meeting.

City Cleanup Week 2019: May 6 – 10

Attention Valley City Residents – City Cleanup May 6TH through May 10TH

Valley City will conduct its annual residential waste cleanup the week of May 6TH through May 10TH.  The free pickup and disposal is for residential waste only.

Valley City residents are encouraged to clean up, clean off, and clean out their properties.  On your regular garbage pickup day, put all your garbage, including the extra, out in your regular pick up spot by 7:00 AM, and Valley City Public Works will pick it up.  There is no limit on the number of bags, cans, boxes, etc., and no extra charge.  We will pick up general household garbage, couches, chairs, furniture, branches and wood DO NOT BAG OR BOX BRANCHES.  Paints and liquids can be disposed of in a dry, hardened form.  Cat litter, floor dry or sawdust can be used to absorb the liquid.  Empty cans can be left out with garbage. LEFTOVER PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE LANDFILL DURING CLEAN UP WEEK BUT MUST BE DRIED.

Residents may take their appliances to Truck and Auto Salvage or Valley Recycling Center. There may be a fee for refrigeration or freezing units with Freon.

The following items WILL NOT be picked up:

Leaves and grass need to be taken to the collection site at the landfill at no charge.

  • Tires must be taken to the transfer station. The disposal fee cannot be charged, cash only.
  • Batteries may be taken to the salvage yards or Valley Recycling Center.
  • Scrap metal may be taken to Valley Recycling Center.
  • Grass, leaves, yard waste

Help the garbage crews by putting the garbage into boxes, bags or cans not to exceed 32 gallons or 50 lbs.

Note:  Free disposal of grass, leaves, branches, trees, used motor oil and metal can be disposed of at the Transfer Station all year long.