Election Judges Needed in Caledonia

The City of Caledonia is seeking residents to serve as election judges in 2020. There are three elections scheduled for 2020: the Presidential Primary, March 3, the Primary, August 11, and Election Day, November 3.

Election Judge Duties and Eligibility

Judge receives training in a range of duties, including: greeting and registering voters, providing ballots, assisting voters as needed, overseeing ballot-counting machines, and compiling precinct voter statistics at the end of Election Day. In Caledonia, election judges are paid $11.50 an hour.

Potential judges must be eligible to vote in Minnesota; be able to read, write and speak English; and attend a training session provided by local election officials. Most training is approximately two hours in length.

Interested persons can apply and learn more about serving as an election judge at City Hall. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (507) 725-3450.

November 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Pet Licenses for 2020 Available for Purchase

Animal licenses should be purchased before January 1 of each year. The cost for the license is $10.00. They are available at the Caledonia Police Department.

If your license is not obtained before January 1, a late fee of $2.00 will be assessed starting January 1 and every month thereafter. A citation may also be issued.

Private ownership cannot exceed three of either species (cats & dogs).

You should also make sure that your pets’ rabies vaccination is up to date.

November 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

Residential Grant Funding Available

There is still grant funding available for owner occupied residential properties that are located in the specified target areas in the City of Caledonia.

The DEED Small Cities Owner Rehab Loan Program is for people who own and live in their home and meet the program guidelines. The program is income based according to the number of people in the household. It is gross income from all sources within the household. Income has to be lower than 80% of the AMI (Area Median Income) for Houston County, see below.

2019 HUD Income Guidelines (80% of Median Income for Houston County)


Some other requirements are:

  • Homes cannot be purchased through a contract for deed
  • In a reverse mortgage or trust
  • Have to be current with the mortgage payment if they still have one
  • Home cannot be a mobile home
  • Have to be current with their property taxes
  • Have to have homeowners insurance in place
  • Cannot have any judgements against the property
  • Property has to be within the two target areas

Eligible improvements include: electrical, plumbing, roof, siding, windows, accessibility needs and other safety, health and code items. The program is not for remodeling projects.

Eligible properties for improvement must be inside of the yellow and red boundaries located in the image below. Properties within the light blue target area are not eligible for the program.

Please contact Cindy Vitse, Housing Coordinator – Semcac at 507-864-7741 with any questions you may have about the Small Cities Grant Program.

November 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

Alternate Side Parking Winter Period Goes Into Effect Nov. 1!

Alternate Side Parking. 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.

Alternate Side Parking Daily Restrictions. City Code requires that when parking on any public roadway between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. (early morning hours) 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 for the city shall be from and including November 1 through and including March 31, annually.

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 725-3450.

October 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

United States Census 2020

Apply online today at for Office & Field positions!
For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020
Federal Relay Service 1-800-877-8339
The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Join the 2020 Census Team Today!

July 17th, 2019|Categories: News|