Great weather – extra time for any yard clean-up!
Please note the change in schedule! We were just notified that Waste Management needs to Reschedule this to November 20th.
No sign-up is necessary. Just have your leaves bagged and on the curb! Mark your calendar.
It is coming up on that time of year again! Snow.
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 snowfall with an accumulation of two
inches or more of snow. Vehicles parked on the street in these circumstances 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 within 48 hours of a
three inches or more snowfall. If snow has not been removed from sidewalks after a snowfall of
three inches or more, the City will remove the snow and bill the property owner.
Downtown business owners are responsible for removing snow from their sidewalks within 12
hours of a snowfall. If not removed, the City will remove and bill the property owner.
BY ORDER OF THE
ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL
The video below is taken from the 2018/19 Winter Season – it is quite a process to remove snow with our hills.
There have been a few wondering where and how to vote in the City of Ortonville.
Ortonville Precinct 1 voters can vote in person at the armory building. (or use the County website link below for other options)
Ortonville Precinct 2 voters are now in a mail ballot precinct and all registered voters were mailed their ballots. They will NOT be voting at the armory. If they want to vote in person, they can bring their ballot and vote at the Auditor’s Office. P-2 voters that are not registered, should contact the Auditor’s Office to make sure they have the correct proof of residence before coming in to vote.
Voting hours at the Auditor’s Office are 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday with extended hours as follows:
Saturday, October 31 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday, November 2 until 5:00 PM
Election Day, November 3rd 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Any questions should be directed to the Auditor’s Office at 839-6366.
For additional information, the Big Stone County Website is a great source for election information LINK: https://www.bigstonecounty.org/government/auditor/elections/index.php
See this map to locate Precinct 1 and Precinct 2:
You can pick up your free light bulbs at the City Office!
For the November 3, 2020
Election for the City of Ortonville
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that candidates for the following elected offices must file between Tuesday, July 28, 2020 and by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the City Office located at 315 Madison Avenue. Any qualified voter of the City of Ortonville may file for candidacy by filing an affidavit of candidacy (available at City Hall) and paying a filing fee of $2.00 to the City of Ortonville.
1 Mayor – 4 Year Term
3 Council Members-4-Year Terms Each
BY ORDER OF THE ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL
Charleen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator
The Swimming Pool will open this Wednesday, July 1st, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The pool has a public Facebook Group where you can find all the latest information LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/716106108456982/
For information on all our parks, please check our Parks & Rec page, here on the website. LINK: https://mnortonville.com/parks-rec/
Please take notice that the City will be flushing hydrants today. Thank you.
The City Crew is currently working to prepare the pool in the event that the City Council takes action this Monday to open the facility. City staff has been looking into the requirements to open under the COVID-19 guidelines, checking on available lifeguards, and also the staffing requirements that would be needed to open. They plan to have as much prepared as possible by Monday night’s City Council meeting so that Council members will have a clear picture for discussion and action.
There have been some questions about the brownish colored water the last couple weeks. The brownish color is caused by iron which is a secondary contaminant and the guideline to follow from MDH is .3 mg/l. Based on the samples that are taken several times weekly the typical level in our water system is .04 mg/l to .00 mg/l. When you see that brownish color is at about that .3 level. A couple things that I believe are causing this now are they have recently turned one of the new water mains online which has stirred the system some. Half the mains are made of cast iron which can get into the water. Most of the time that iron will just settle out into the water mains but to speed that up I flushed hydrants today to just get rid of it. It is not coming from the water plant itself. The water is perfectly safe to drink and cook with. The typical affect it has is just taste, odor, and color.
Sam- City of Ortonville water department