Government

About Burnsville

City Background
Burnsville was a rural, primarily Irish, farming community which has grown from 2,700 people in 1960 to become the tenth largest city in the state with a population of over 60,220 people.

Our Goal
Our goal is to provide quality services and amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy.

City Attractions
Burnsville is home to a regional mall comprised of 1.2 million square feet, more than 3,300 acres of parks and wildlife refuge lands, a variety of recreational opportunities including a major ski resort, over 2,200 businesses, and many fine lodging and dining facilities.

Surrounding Attractions
We are fifteen minutes or less from the Minnesota Zoological Gardens, Valleyfair Amusement Park, Mystic Lake Casino, the Renaissance Festival, and the Mall of America. Burnsville is conveniently close to both Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Government

Burnsville's Form of Government
Minnesota has two basic types of cities: those operating under the Statutory City Code and those operating under local charter. Burnsville is a Statutory Plan B city.

Mayor & City Council
Under Plan B, the elected City Council consists of a mayor and four council members . All policy and legislative decisions are the responsibility of the council. The council delegates the administrative duties to a City Manager.

City Manager
The City Manager is appointed by the council and reports to the council. The manager is responsible for effective administration of City business in accordance with council decisions and management of City staff.

Departments & Services

Administration

Building Inspections

City Clerk

Communications

Community Services

Economic Development

Elections

Finance

Fire

Forestry/Community Landscape

Human Resources
Information Technology

Natural Resources

Parks

Planning

Police

Public Works/Engineering

Recreation & Facilities
Recycling & Garbage

Licensing & Code Enforcement

Sustainability

Utility Billing

Volunteer

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