Public Works

We are responsible for the maintenance and repair of Little Canada's city streets, city parks, sidewalks and trails, and public parking lots. In addition, we maintain and repair the municipal water system and the sanitary and storm sewer systems. Our Public Works Department consists of six full-time employees and as many as seven seasonal employees. Feel free to contact us at any time with your questions, comments, or suggestions.

After-Hours Emergencies

Please call Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department with any after-hours public works emergencies, including sewer backups, water leaks, and street problems. To reach the Ramsey County Dispatch Center (Non-Emergency) call 651-767-0640.

Demont Railroad Crossing

The concrete railroad crossing at Demont Avenue just west of Jackson Street has deteriorated to the point where repairs were attempted by the Public Works Department in conjunction with Canadian Pacific Railroad late last Fall.  Unfortunately, the repair left the crossing in worse condition than it had been in with the deteriorated concrete.  However, it was unknown of the concrete would have made it through the winter.  

A new crossing has been budgeted for in 2020 and work will begin as soon as possible in the spring.  Canadian Pacific will be responsible for completing the work so the City will work with them to make sure it is on the schedule right away when things warm up.  We apologize for the rough ride.  

Snow plow truck plowing snow

Snow Emergency & Winter Emergency Parking Restrictions in Effect

Just a reminder that on-street parking of vehicles in Little Canada is prohibited between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., from November 1  through April 1. Also, no on-street parking is allowed at any time of the day during snow emergencies, when we have a snowfall of 2 inches or more until the roads have been plowed to full width. Violators of our parking regulations will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

Snow and Ice Control Policy (PDF)