Flushing Hydrants Thursday & Friday

Tomorrow and Friday – flushing hydrants.

Tree Dump Open Extra Hours!

Great weather – extra time for any yard clean-up!

Leaf Pickup


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.

Reminder! Parking Restrictions and Snow Removal

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

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.

The video below is taken from the 2018/19 Winter Season – it is quite a process to remove snow with our hills.

Voting – How to Vote in Ortonville

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 informatioLINKhttps://www.bigstonecounty.org/government/auditor/elections/index.php

See this map to locate Precinct 1 and Precinct 2: 

Reminder to Residents!

You can pick up your free light bulbs at the City Office!

Filing for Elected Positions


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


Charleen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator

Ortonville, Minnesota



Pool will Open July 1st

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/

Flushing Hydrants Today 6/10/2020

Please take notice that the City will be flushing hydrants today.  Thank you.

Swimming Pool to be Discussed at Monday Council Meeting

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.