City Council

CITY OF MINNESOTA CITY
CITY HALL, 149 MILL STREET - MINNESOTA CITY, MINNESOTA 55959
TINA FULL, CITY CLERK

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
The City Council meets the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of every month at 7:00 at the Minnesota City Hall, 149 Mill St.

CITY OF MINNESOTA CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Mayor ~ Don O’Neil (507)689-2016
Council ~ Kelvin Penrod (507)458-8932
Council ~ Brian Ebbinger (507)459-0149
Council ~ Richard Hohensee (507)689-2515
Council ~ Joe Pellowski (507)410-2000
Clerk / Treasurer ~ Tina Full

CITY CLERK
Tina Full is the current City Clerk/Treasurer of Minnesota City. Tina can be contacted by email at mncity@hbci.com or phone 689-2480 or by mail at P>O> Box 102, Minnesota City, MN 55959

FIREWORKS
According to Minnesota Statute 624.20, it is still illegal to possess, offer for sale or use explosive and aerial fireworks intended for public display. Prohibited fireworks include firecrackers of any size, including lady fingers, black cats, M80s, and cherry bombs. Also prohibited are aerial devices such as bottle rockets, sky rockets, missiles, roman candles, aerial spinners, planes, parachutes, UFOs, chasers, mortars and aerial shells. These consumer fireworks cannot be used on public property nor are they allowed to be used within the city limits.

PERMIT AND FEE SCHEDULES
Building permits are required within the City for additions, remodeling, replacing siding and windows, sidewalks, or concrete work. Permits are currently not required for general maintenance items or re-shingling a roof. Building permits must be approved by the City Council at a regular meeting before you can begin the project. Applications for a building permit can be obtained from Mayor Don O’Neil at Don’s Auto Body or from the City Clerk at email mncity@hbci.com or by mail P.O. Box 102 Minnesota City, MN 55959. The current fees for a single home residential addition or garage are $50 or for a smaller improvement or exterior changes such as siding or storage shed are $20.

WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT
Currently there are 24 properties connected to the waste water treatment plant. The plant started on Aug. 7, 2013. Twice a month samples are taken of the waste water coming into the plant and again after treatment. The samples are tested in a lab in Rochester, MN. All tests done were within Minnesota Pollution Control permitted limits. The plant requires a class C operator license. People's Service was contracted to run the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

REMINDER TO MINNESOTA CITY RESIDENTS
All Minnesota City Residences who are not already hooked up to the Waste Water Treatment Plant need to be hooked up by the end of the 2013 construction season.

DOG LICENSES ARE DUE APRIL 1, 2014
City ordinance requires that all dog owners must purchase a license for their dogs 6 months or older. A rabies certificate must be presented when making the license application. Dogs should receive an initial rabies vaccination at 4-6 months of age with a booster one year later and then a rabies vaccination every 2 years thereafter. The license is $5.00 for a spayed or neutered dog and $10.00 for a dog who has not been spayed or neutered. After May 1, a late fee of $10.00 will be added. Licenses can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk (mncity@hbci.com, 689-2480 or by mail P.O. Box 102 Minnesota City, MN 55959) or at Don’s Auto Body.

MINNESOTA CITY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
The MCHA is using the two back rooms of the Historic Baptist Church on Mill Street to house their archives and displays. Tax deductible donations may be sent to MCHA, PO Box 21, Minnesota City, MN, 55959.

The MCHA meets monthly on the second Saturday at 9:30 AM at the former Minnesota City school 115 Iowa Street (from October to April) and at the Historic First Baptist Church, 140 Mill St.(from May to September).

If anyone has information or suggestions for the website - www.minnesotacity.org - please email them to the city clerk at mncity@hbci.com or O'Gradys at mgogrady@embarqmail.com.