Friday, July 31, 2020

Radiator Shop possible demo

In an earlier post I mentioned that the City is considering options for the old Radiator shop (Creamery) including demolition. We are seeking proposals for this building up to the August 10 meeting of the City Council. Any proposal should be submitted to City Hall prior to that date.

COVID-19 Relief

The City of Mantorville was informed of funds that are available for the relief of COVID related expenses. The Mantorville EDA, Mantorville City Council and Dodge County will be working together to identify local business needs, eligible city expenses and how we can best serve our community with these funds. More info to follow...

Smoke Testing

The City of Mantorville will be preforming smoke test to back trace our sewer system. When leaks are found, smoke may appear at the surface, we are aware of this and this technique helps us maintain the integrity of our sewer system. Look for notification from the City in the near future.

School Letter to Waltz

Office of Governor Tim Walz                                                                                           July 27, 2020
130 State Capitol
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Governor Walz:

I am reaching out to you today to express my concern about the upcoming school year and the student schedules. While we have been in isolation for most of the year now, our students are suffering very real side affects of the isolation. This week, we learned about one of our high school students passing. Our close community is absolutely devastated by this tragic event. This is a tragic side affect of social isolation which removes the students peer support group, intensifies the feeling of alienation and removes the close physical proximity of counseling resources. The continued isolation has removed summer employment opportunities, eliminated much anticipated summer sports camps and family vacations. Please consider the whole cost of continued isolation before implementing any further restriction on the 2020/2021 school year.

When speaking with area educators, we found out this week that schools that are not open in the fall are not eligible for federal dollars for education. There are real psychological, physiological and economic costs with the continued isolation which must be considered before any plan is implemented.

In Dodge County, we have been very lucky and had low infection rates. Please consider that while urban areas of the state may not have been as fortunate and may require additional protections, many rural areas of the state, such as the Kasson-Mantorville School system, will greatly suffer from a one-size-fits-all solution.

I am asking for your consideration to allow schools to return to normal. If you feel this is not appropriate state wide then please consider allowing the counties to determine what needs are present in the local areas. We feel this would be the best solution for our state and our communities.

We will eagerly look forward to your announcement this week, so we can plan for our students safe return to school.

Chuck Bradford
Mayor, City of Mantorville
21 5th Street East
P.O. Box 188
Mantorville, MN 55955

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Hyway 57 open in Wannamingo

The construction of a traffic circle at the intersection of 57 and 60 in Wanamingo has been completed and is now open to traffic.

Email to Announce MHMP Update & News Release #1

I was asked to post this for the public:

Dodge County Emergency Management is commencing work on the update of the Dodge County 5-year Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP).  Attached is a news release for your information.  

Over the next year we will be working with a planning team made up of representatives from the County and each city covered by the plan, as well as townships and other key stakeholders to gather feedback and document participation in the planning process. Key activities will include participation in 2 planning team meetings, providing requested information, and identifying local mitigation projects that will help to reduce or eliminate the impacts of future hazard events.  Please watch for emails inviting your participation in the coming months. 

Cities and townships are encouraged to help share this news release locally to strengthen our public outreach.  Please notify me if you have posted the news release and provide documentation of the posting (i.e. email a link to your website or social media, or email a picture of the posting on a community bulletin board). 

I look forward to your participation in the Dodge County MHMP update.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  

Thank you,

Erin Wegner

Monday, July 13, 2020

FD Offers Pool Service

The City of Mantorville's Fire Department is offering a pool filling service. For more details and to get on the schedule please contact City Hall