The City of Caledonia Street Department would like to remind its community members that they must clean up after their dog per City Code § 92.47. Picking up your dog’s waste is important for your health, the health of your pet, and Caledonia’s environment.
“Any person conducting dog(s) within the corporate limits of the city whether or not the dog is owned by the person, shall then and there possess tools or equipment suitable for the sanitary pick up and removal of all dog fecal material and shall promptly and effectively remove to his or her premise all fecal material and there sanitary disposition made thereof.” – City Code § 92.47.
72 Hour Parking Ordinance
The City of Caledonia would also like to remind its community members that it is not permitted to park any vehicle, (especially trailers, boats, and campers) for more than 72 consecutive hours on an City street per City Code 72.03.
“No vehicle shall be stopped or parked for more than 72 consecutive hours on any street or highway in the city. For the purpose of this section, any vehicle moved a distance of less than one block or less than 400 feet on streets having blocks greater than 400 feet in length during the limited parking period shall be deemed to have remained stationary. It shall be unlawful for any person to obliterate, erase or remove any mark or sign placed on a vehicle by a police officer for the purpose of measuring the length of time the vehicle was parked.” – City Code § 72.03
The City of Caledonia Tree Disposal Site is open Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Directions: Take County Road 3 east of Caledonia past the Houston County Fairgrounds. At the bottom of the hill, take a right onto County Road 32. Go one block and follow the road on the left that goes up to the tree & brush drop-off site.
The City of Caledonia welcomes Robert “Bob” Klug and Amanda Ninneman onto the City Council, who both began their four-year terms on January 1, 2021. They will join fellow councilmembers Brad Rykhus and David Fitzpatrick, as well as Mayor DeWayne “Tank” Schroeder on the City Council. Councilmember Klug will serve on the Library Board and the Personnel Committee, while Councilmember Ninneman will serve on the Culture-Recreation Committee, the Fire and Ambulance Committee, as well as the EDA Board.
Longtime Caledonia City Council members Paul Fisch and Randi Vick attended the last meeting of their terms of office on Monday, December 29. Here, mayor DeWayne Schroeder (center) presents each of them with plaques recognizing “Twenty years of honorable, distinguished service to the City of Caledonia.”
Due to concerns of the spread of COVID-19 during the Holidays, the Library doors will be locked on Wednesday pickup days until further notice. All books will be picked up from outside the Library door. Please email, text or call to pre-arrange book pickup or home delivery. Also, there will be no computer appointments at this time. Our top priority is to keep our patrons and staff safe. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these difficult decisions!
The City of Caledonia will receive a $7 million grant towards its new wastewater treatment facility as part of the $1.87 billion jobs and infrastructure bonding bill passed this week by the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate. The grant was made possible thanks to Representative Greg Davids and Senator Jeremy Miller, who advocated on behalf of the City of Caledonia and its residents to include funding in the bill. Caledonia Mayor DeWayne “Tank” Schroeder said the grant was “very good news” and thanked legislators Representative Davids and Senator Miller for making this happen. “This will help the citizens of Caledonia and our future,” Mayor Schroeder said. City Clerk/Administrator Adam Swann also thanked Representative Davids and Senator Miller and commended them for their help getting funding for the project in a very short amount of time. Swann also thanked Harry Merickel and Amy Zipko, research consultants for the House of Representatives, for their assistance. Swann said, “Replacing the City’s obsolete wastewater treatment plant, constructed in 1962, is critical to helping the City comply with MPCA guidelines, and the grant will make the project possible.” Swann also said the grant would help reduce the impact on Caledonia’s rate payers. The City worked with Tim Korby of HR Green to submit the City’s funding request to its legislators.
Alternate side parking is a traffic control plan to facilitate snow plowing/removal during designated winter months, requiring all motor vehicles, trailers, wagons, dumpsters and all other obstacles to snow plowing vehicles to park on opposite sides of the street every other day.
City Code requires that when parking on any public roadway between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. (early morning hours), all residents and visitors must park on the even numbered side of any public roadway on even-numbered days and the odd-numbered side of any public roadway on odd-numbered days.
Alternate Side Parking Winter Period: The alternate side parking winter period of the City shall be from November 1 through March 31.
Violators may be fined and/or towed. Alternate side parking regulations apply regardless of weather conditions.
Alternate side parking regulations do not apply to those streets in which parking is allowed on one side only.
For more information, please stop by City Hall or call (507) 725-3450.