Cold Weather Rule – and your Utilities

There is a cold weather rule in Minnesota that tries to help people avoid being disconnected.  However, if a person doesn’t follow the guidelines, they could still have their electricity turned off for nonpayment.

Please read the Cold Weather Rule – Link:  https://mn.gov/puc/consumers/help/shut-off-protection/

Further questions regarding your utilities, please call the City Office at 320-839-3428

Thank you.

Reminder! Parking Restrictions and Snow Removal

It is coming up on that time of year again!  Snow.

REMINDER TO THE RESIDENTS OF ORTONVILLE
PARKING RESTRICTIONS ON CITY STREETS BETWEEN
NOVEMBER 1st AND APRIL 1st

In accordance with City Ordinances, no person, except physicians on emergency calls or other such emergency personnel, shall park any vehicle on any street or avenue in the City of Ortonville between November 1st and April 1st after a 2″ snowfall.  If not off the streets, vehicles will be towed.

Parking may be resumed on individual streets and avenues as soon as the snow has been removed from these streets and avenues.

Property owners are responsible for removing snow from their sidewalks with 48 hours of a 3″ snowfall.  If not removed, the City will remove and bill the property owner.

BY ORDER OF THE ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

Our New Website is Under Construction

Our new website is under construction – but LIVE!  We welcome any suggestions for improvement as we go.

The Site should be complete by October 15th.

Senior Housing

Fairway View Communities

Linkwww.fairwayview.us

The City of Ortonville and Ortonville Area Health Services (Municipal Hospital and Clinic) completed the expansion of Fairway View in 2017 which is located along our 18-hole municipal golf course and just a couple of blocks from our hospital (new in 2011) and clinic (new in 2003) with a helicopter pad. Ortonville has an airport that accommodates the fixed-wing emergency needs.

The original complex (12 independent, 16 assisted living and 6 memory care units) was built by the Ortonville EDA and opened in 2004. The expansion which opened in 2017 consists of 34 catered living units with an additional 51-bed skilled (nursing home) complex consisting of 3 pods or home-style sections. Donnie’s Diner and a general store within this facility just held their grand opening and ribbon
cutting the week between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The facility was filled to capacity even before the grand opening ceremony and open house. Ortonville Area Health Services is now managing the complete facility with a long-term lease with the Ortonville EDA on the original complex.

18-Hole Golf Course

Ortonville has a beautiful 18-hole golf course (one we are truly proud of!) with a historic Clubhouse which overlooks Big Stone Lake.  Views of the lake can also be seen from the #16, #17 & #18 greens also.

Golf Course Website Link (& see beautiful drone footage of the course!)
Golf Course Facebook Page
Off the Green Restaurant & Bar

 

Off the Green Restaurant and Bar serves great lunches & dinners (Owner Adam Ellard)

 

 

 

 

Health Care

Ortonville Area Health Services
“11 providers For you, For your family, For life”

Link:  www.oahs.us

2003 New Clinic Opened
2011 New Hospital Opened – $20 million dollar project with $2.2 Million raised locally through the Big Stone Health Care Foundation.

  • 25-bed Critical Access Hospital
  • 49,218 sq ft Hospital
  • 30,643 sq ft Clinic (with a helicopter pad on site with an airport that accommodates the fixed-wing emergency needs)
  • Satellite Clinic  – Clinton Clinic

School

Ortonville Public School

Websitewww.ortonville.k12.mn.us
Facebook PageOrtonville School District #2903
Event Calendar (when is the game, practice, concert, etc.)

Video… created by some of our very own talented students.  Enjoy! 

 

Ortonville Live-Work-Play

For a more relaxed, unofficial-ish view of Ortonville, check out our new community blog which is written by me (Vicki Oakes)!  I take care of the City website and the Ortonville Golf Course website along with staffing the Ortonville Economic Development Authority.   Attending community, school, art – you name it – activities in Ortonville is the time I enjoy most.  And, I’ve now been given the freedom to blog about the activities and events from a more personal view.  How is that for #LoveWhereYouLive #LoveYourJob hashtag string!  – Hope you enjoy my coverage, from the heart!

Link:  ortonvilleonbigstonelake.com