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Continued: Town briefs: Dakota County seeking volunteers to help monitor wetlands

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Pott has served as the leader of the Dakota County Special Operations Team since its inception in 2004 and is a task force leader for Minnesota Task Force One, the state’s urban search and rescue team.

Rosemount

Applications open for Youth Commission

The city of Rosemount is accepting applications for appointment to the Rosemount Youth Commission.

On the commission, residents between 14 and 18 years old can offer their perspective on issues important to youth and participate in city government.

The deadline is Friday. Applications and more information are available at ci.rosemount.mn.us.

EAGAN

City outlaws barbecue grills on decks of multifamily homes

Eagan now outlaws the use and storage of grills on balconies of multifamily homes.

City Council members on March 5 amended city code to set a policy outlawing grill use within 15 feet of the structure of a multifamily dwelling.

The policy also prohibits storage of fuel, torches or lighting devices on balconies as well fires of any kind.

There is no ordinance regulating grills at individual homes because homeowners choose where to do the grilling, and if it catches fire, it endangers just their families and not others, Fire Chief Michael Scott said. However, he does not recommend grilling on any deck and advises that they be used 15 feet from the house, Scott said.

The city has outlawed the storage of grills on multifamily balconies because it’s difficult to enforce the ordinance “if it can be stored and not used,’’ he said.

LAURIE BLAKE and ERIN ADLER

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