Did You Know?
With only a few exceptions, all businesses within the City of Livingston are required to get a license, and receive a Safety Inspection Certificate (this is part of the licensing procedure). Applications for a Business License may be obtained at the City offices (414 E. Callender), Building/Zoning offices (330 Bennett Street). The cost of a Business License is calculated according to the square footage of the establishment. All Home Occupation businesses must be approved by the Director of the Building/Planning Department.
If you don’t operate a business with a store front, you may be required to get a Specialty Business License. These would include: sidewalk vendors, non-resident vendors, non-resident merchants, resident and non-resident service providers. If you are selling or serving alcohol you are also required to get an Alcoholic Beverage License.
If you are not sure if you need a business license, please contact the City Office at 222-2005 or the Building / Planning Director at 222-0083.
The City of Livingston endeavors to obtain quality goods and services, at the lowest reasonable cost. In addition, the City has a ‘local vendor preference’ policy which provides for a 5% differential (purchases less than $5000) for businesses located in Livingston/Park County; with some exceptions for professional services. The City of Livingston advertises all of our bids, and service requests, in the Livingston Enterprise as well as on our web site.
All dogs and cats, residing within the City limits, are required to have a license. Animal licenses are due on January 1st of each year. Other than Miles Park and Mayors Landing (Moja Park), dogs are required to be on a leash, or under voice control, at all times.
Garbage is collected Monday thru Friday, including on holidays. If you are unsure of your pickup day, contact Public Works at 222-1142.
Effective July 1, 2012
|Commercial||$1.33 base charge + $3.46/per 40 lbs.per pickup|
The City maintains a municipal compost pile, at the Transfer Station, where citizens can bring yard waste, leaves, branches, and weed refuse. In addition, the City operates an automated yard waste pickup service (Green Cans) through the spring and summer of each year. For more information on the Green Can program, contact Public Works at 222-1142.
The municipal transfer station is open on Tuesday and Thursday, 1 – 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An employee will be on site to accept just about everything: household garbage, shingles, wood, construction debris, mattresses, tires, and appliances. This service is open to anyone, regardless of where they live!
Current Rates are as follows:
|Garbage Bag||$1.00 each|
|Can (33 gallon)||$2.00 each|
|Can (55 gallon)||$3.00 each|
|Truck Short Box||$26.00|
|Truck Long Box||$33.00|
|Lumber||$13.00 per yard|
|Oil||.50 cents per gallon|
|Passenger car/small truck||$10.00 each|
|Truck tire||$10.00 each|
|Heavy Equipment tire||$28.00 each (up to 28" tires)|
|Metal Goods such as water heaters, washer,
dryer or stove/range
|Refrigerators or freezers with a tag that says the Freon has been removed.||Free|
|Refrigerators or freezers with Freon||$25.00 each|
The City of Livingston offers a variety of recycling options to our citizens. Please bring your products to the Recycling Center, located next to the municipal Transfer Station, at 408 Bennett, (Approximately 1/4 mile North of the City of Livingston Utility Office.)
You will see two large compartmentalized roll off boxes that have openings to deposit aluminum, steel, paper, (small lightweight boxes, e.g. cereal boxes, kleenex boxes, mac & cheese or hamburger helper boxes, are considered paper and should be recycled with newspapers and magazines), and plastics 1-7 (please no styro-foam, plastic cups or plastic bags). There is also a bin for metal and appliances. Please click here for a list of what we can and cannot take.
Your help is needed to keep recycling clean and free of contamination. Contaminants can cause entire loads of otherwise clean recyclables to end up in the garbage. Recyclables should be clean, rinsed, dry and empty. (Milk sours and will leave odors in the bin.) Rinse containers with water and leave no food residue. Do not bag items. Labels can stay on. Please step on plastic bottles to get the air out and put the lids back on.
We have a new cardboard compactor located by the transfer station. This new compactor allowed the City to get rid of the dumpsters and keep the area much neater. Cardboard boxes need to be broken down in order to fit into the compactor opening. Small lightweight boxes (cereal boxes, kleenex boxes, mac & cheese or hamburger helper boxes) are considered paper and should be recycled with newspapers and magazines. Pizza boxes can be recycled with cardboard if they are clean and free of any food residue.
The brown packaging paper that is being used instead of packing peanuts should be place in the cardboard compactor.
The City of Livingston Public Works Department sends out their plowing and sanding crew when we receive 1" to 4" of snow - or receive a request from the Police Department. After 4" have accumulated we begin to plow our main snow plow routes. The City utilizes seven pieces of snow removal/sanding equipment, and will work diligently to keep main routes and emergency access points open. Serious snow events will require the piling of snow in the middle of downtown streets, which will then be hauled away during the late evening (to avoid traffic and business conflicts).
The City does not plow secondary streets. You can review a map of the City’s plowing and sanding routes click here.
Utility Rates - Effective July 1, 2012
Water – minimum charge of $12.01 per month, up to 1,000 gallons; after that $10.79 base charge plus $2.41 per 1,000 gallons.
Sewer – minimum charge of $17.10 per month for up to 1,000 gallons; after that $14.00 base charge plus $5.69 per 1,000 gallons.
Sewer bills are calculated on the average amount of water usage during January, February, and March of the same year.
After-Hours Utility Emergencies
In the event that you need to contact Public Works, in regard to an emergency utility issue (sewer backup, no water, etc) call 222-2050.
The City of Livingston strives to provide the highest quality, and most cost-effective, municipal services possible to our residents. In doing so, we are always available to discuss service issues, concerns, complaints, compliments, or other matters. Please feel free to use the contact information below, to initiate such a dialogue.
|Public Works (after hours)||222-2050|
City Commission meetings are held the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., and always provide opportunity for public comment. Agendas for each meeting are available at the City/County Complex, or on the web site. Starting in early 2011, these meetings will be ‘livestream’ over the internet – with DVD copies available at the City offices.