Reminder: Registration for baseball and softball ends on Friday, April 16, so please submit your registration forms prior to the deadline.
New League for games: We will be participating in the Seven Rivers Athletic Association (SRAA) this summer as it appears that the Coulee Region Sports League is no longer in existence. We will still be playing the same teams as in the past. Game days and times will also be the same. Per league rules, facemasks will be required for games, but this may change as we begin to start the season. Coaches will have this information once we begin.
**Additional Teams** 8U BB and 8U SB divisions are now being offered!
8U BB: In past years, 7 & 8 year-old boys could play on our 9U teams – either mixed in with the 9 year-olds or on their own team playing in the 9U lower division. This year, they will have their own division and play other 8U teams. Games will still be on Monday and Wednesday, 5:30/7:00 PM. If you have signed up your son for 9U BB, we will assess the numbers to see if we can have a team in the 8U division. Before practice begins, you will be notified by the coach when your child’s practices/games will be.
8U SB: This is very exciting to have this division for our girls. It can be daunting for a 7 or 8 year-old girl to be playing on a 10U team. Skill levels can be all over the place! Now we can offer a team where they will learn the fundamentals of fast pitch softball before they advance to the 10U level, and play against like-teams. If you have already signed your daughter up to play in the 10U team, we will automatically put her in the 8U team. If you are signing up for the first time, simply put 8U on the line for 10U SB on the registration form.
Hopefully we can garner enough interest to have a team this year in the 8U SB division. Also, please consider coaching or reach out to someone you feel would be good at coaching this age level.
Umpires: Our teams cannot play in Caledonia unless we have umpires! Please get the word out to all you know: $25/12U – 14U; $20 for 11U – 8U.
If you have any questions about our new league or the 8U BB/SB, please don’t hesitate to ask.
The City of Caledonia Tree Disposal Site will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the month of April. After Friday, April 30, Tree Site hours will then be limited to 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 Caledonia City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Auditorium at 219 E. Main St. to consider the design and bid specifications for the new wastewater treatment facility. Project plans are available below.
Interested persons may testify in person at the public hearing, by written notice, by agent, or by attorney, and may present evidence in favor of, or in opposition to the design and bid specifications. Written comments should be addressed to the City of Caledonia, Clerk’s Office, 231 East Main Street, P.O. Box 232, Caledonia, MN 55921. If you have any questions about the public hearing, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (507) 725-3450.
The City of Caledonia’s Summer Recreation Youth Baseball and Softball Program registration window is now open. You may pick up and complete a form at City Hall during normal business hours, or you can print off the forms below and return to City Hall at your convenience. Fees have been reduced to $55.00 because the City will not be providing hats and jerseys. In prior years, many teams have purchased their own uniforms in addition to receiving uniforms from the City. The $20.00 decrease will hopefully offset the cost by only needing to purchase one uniform. Coaches will be responsible for organizing uniforms for their team.
All baseball and softball players will be assigned to teams based upon their ages. In the event that there are enough players for two teams in the same age division, the teams will be divided based on feedback from coaches. League games will run from June 7 through July 29. League games will be scheduled at either 5:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Spring clean-up is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 26 and end on Friday, April 30. Residents shall be responsible for having their items set at the curbside by Friday, April 30 at 7:00 a.m. A final sweep will be done at this time. Only acceptable materials will be collected.
Acceptable items include grass, vegetables, leaves, and other kinds of vegetation in its natural state. These items should be placed by the curb in biodegradable bags or cardboard boxes, not garbage containers. In an effort to become more environmentally friendly the City of Caledonia is requiring residents to use paper biodegradable 30 gallon leaf bags. Bags are available at Caledonia True Value. The weight limit for each bag or box shall be 40 lbs. Leaves & grass MUST be put in the proper container or they will not be collected. Tree branches and brush will be accepted so long as they are cut into pieces not to exceed four feet in length and six inches in diameter and are tied into bundles. The City will NOT collect materials which are not cut or bundled as described. Plastic bags will NOT be collected.
Examples of items which shall not be collected are dirt, rocks, concrete, furniture, dimension lumber, blacktop, and garbage.
The City of Caledonia tree disposal site will be open free of charge for anyone wishing to haul their materials to the dump at their own convenience during spring clean-up from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. In addition, the tree disposal site will still be open regular hours during spring clean-up. Regular hours are Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Questions concerning the clean-up may be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at 725-3450.
Starting on Tuesday, March 30, the Caledonia Public Library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. They have also opened up the ability to request books from other libraries. The library will still continue to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Please call (507) 725-2671 with any questions you may have.
The City of Caledonia is accepting applications for two more lifeguards for the upcoming pool season at the Caledonia Aquatic Center. Pay for the lifeguard position is at least $10.75/hour. Additional pay of $1.00/hour for WSI certification and an additional $.25/hour for every year of lifeguarding experience for up to eight years. Lifeguards must have first aid and CPR certification as well as certification as a lifeguard. Reimbursement available for cost of lifeguard/first aid/CPR and WSI certification courses. Applications can be found under the “Employment” tab in the top right corner of the City website. Applications accepted until positions are filled. Contact 507-725-3632 with questions. The City of Caledonia is an EOE.