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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Shade Tree Commission Member Openings

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We are looking to fill openings on our Shade Tree Commission.  

If you are interested in serving on one of the City's boards or commissions, please complete an Application Form. Applications are due March 31, 2023.

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Public Works
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Animal Waste Reminders

Spring Showers Reveal Gross Flowers

Do YOU Scoop the Poop? 

Spring is around the corner and as things warm up, many people are out enjoying the weather by walking their dogs. Stepping in dog waste can be a disgusting experience, even worse is knowledge that pet waste may be pollutin...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Boulevard Tree Trimming Information

Boulevard Tree Trimming

Boulevard Tree Trimming has begun. 

Street Maintenance crews perform all trimming of trees located within the boulevard. 

  • Tree trimming takes place for a variety of reasons:
  • Removal of dead limbs that could fall and cause damage or injuries...
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Public Works
Posted on: March 14, 2023

New Public Works Director - Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy - Public Works Director

City of Owatonna Selects Next Director of Public Works 

OWATONNA, March 10, 2023 – The City of Owatonna announces Assistant City Engineer Sean Murphy has been selected to serve as the Public Works Department’s next Director. Murphy’s promotion bec...

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Public Works
Posted on: February 14, 2023

Help Keep Catch Basins Clear

Keep Catch Basins Clear

Help Keep Nearby Catch Basins Clear of Snow, Ice, and Debris 

As spring approaches and winter winds down, snow and heavy rains can cause localized ponding and flooding if storm drains are blocked. Don’t forget to check your nearby storm drains whe...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Salt Smart Tips

Salt Smart MPCA Graphic

Deicing salt accounts for approximately 75% of chloride found in our waterways. During precipitation events and snowmelt, stormwater gathers excess salt and washes it into our nearby streams and lakes. The remaining 25% of chloride in surface and groundwa...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Winter Parking Ordinance Reminder

Winter Parking Ordinance 11/15-3/31

Winter Parking
Ordinance Reminder

At 12:01 am on November 15th, the Winter Parking Ordinance takes effect. On even-numbered calendar dates, vehicles may be parked on the near side of the street adjacent to lots and houses which have been assigned even num...

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Public Works