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.
On Wednesday, July 26, Traut Companies began drilling a new 600 gallon-per-minute well in the City park at 220 W. Adams Street. Construction of the well will take approximately three months. Regular work hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the development of Well No. 8, explosives will be used to create a cavity in the rock below ground. The well’s cavity will be located at an approximate depth ranging from 400 to 500 feet below ground. The well will be capped at the end of the project until the well house is constructed in 2021. The playground will be closed during construction of the well.