The City Crew has completed their work – you can resume normal water usage. Thank you!
As the swimming pool season comes to an end on August 19th, the following are the August Pool hours. Please note that there will be no weekend hours. Thank you!
And thank you to Tonya Barnhardt for sharing some photos of the work!
We’ve listed the Parks below along with the areas that are maintained. When giving your idea or recommendation (or both on multiple parks!), please include which park you’d like to see the activity within. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts!
The Park System has one Fulltime Employee, meet Dave Davis!
Dave manages all the mowing, restroom cleaning, and projects for the parks listed below. He also mows all properties throughout town that are abandoned or do not mow according to the City Ordinance. Dave also maintains various open spaces – the water plant, city shop, substation area by Monarch Heights, water tower area, open space along First Street across from the flag park area, the open lot to the north of the hardware store across from the Fire Hall, the Welcome Sign area, the upper and lower parking lots (I’ve likely missed some of the open spaces!)
Foot of Lake Landing Area
Open Space behind Hartman’s
Old Water Plant Space
Peninsula Landing Area
Northside Ball Field Park
Dog Park (new 2021)
Flag Park Area
Skate Park (Rink)
Attention residents of the City of Ortonville! On May 14 and May 15, the City will conduct the Annual Cleanup Ortonville Day! The City will provide several large dumpsters in which you may bring many of those things you have been wanting to get rid of but just didn’t know where to take them.
The dumpsters will be located at the city shop on Highway75 located between Casey’s Diesel Pumps and Ortonville Independent building.
Proof of residency will be required at the time of drop-off. A copy of a utility bill with an Ortonville address is an example of such proof.
Items that will be accepted will include mattresses, old furniture, other wood items, metal toys, bicycles, and other metal items as well as appliances such as stoves, water heaters, dryers, washing machines. A maximum of 4 auto tires per household will also be accepted.
Items that will NOT be accepted will be refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, construction material, electronics, paint, solvents, garbage, and tree limbs, branches, and other vegetative waste. Please note, tree branches and yard wastes can be disposed of at the city tree dump on scheduled days. The City tree dump is open every Saturday during the Month of May. Please call the City office for times (320-839-3428)
If you have items for the Ortonville Cleanup, you must provide the information on the PDF form (link below) to the City Offices at 315 Madison Avenue by Wednesday, May 12th, 2021. ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Drop-off may be done Friday, May 14 between 9 AM and 3 PM and Saturday, May 15th between 10 AM and 1 PM.
Anyone willing to volunteer your time to help load/unload items at the dropoff site, please call 320-839-3862 no later than May 8th. We want our city to be a place we can all be proud of and show our many visitors that come here for fishing, hunting, festivals, class reunions, etc. that our citizens take pride in the beautiful part of the world that we call home. We hope to make this an annual event so please consider volunteering!!
2021 Cleanup FORM PDF (download, complete & turn in to the City office)
The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021.
For details see our Job Openings page: https://mnortonville.com/job-openings/
Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) was notified that the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 3 starting this morning at 6:15 a.m. The emergency alert means that electric generation in the region is not sufficient to meet the extreme and widespread demand for electricity. SPP began temporarily shutting down power, otherwise known as rolling blackouts, which will reduce demand on the system. MRES had hoped to provide advance notice to its members but SPP was unable to notify us in time.
… SPP remains in an Emergency Alert Level 3 because they are still operating below required minimum reserves. Therefore, MRES asks that its member municipal utilities do whatever they can to reduce power usage in their communities, such as requesting that customers voluntarily reduce electric usage by delaying running the dishwasher and clothes washer, turning down the heat, and shutting off lights.
The ice rink opened today and the lights will be on tonight for evening skating.
Check out the Info pics below for the 2021 schedule and list of recyclable items and those not included.