General Notice to Cut and Remove Weeds May 15 through September 15

Notice is hereby given, that under Chapter 32 of the Code of the City Of Winona, Minnesota, it is unlawful for any owner, tenant or occupant or agent of any occupied or unoccupied lot or land or any part thereof, to permit or maintain any such lot or land, or on or along the sidewalk, street or alley adjacent to the same between the property line and the curb or middle of the alley or for 10 feet outside the property line if there is no curb, any growth of weeds and/or grass, brush or other rank vegetation to a greater height than six (6) inches on the average or any accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush which may conceal filthy deposits of garbage and refuse and provide harborage for rodents, provided that in those blocks that are 25% developed or less, weeds, etc., shall be cut at least once during the growing season at the discretion of the weed inspector. It shall be the duty of any owner, tenant or occupant or agent, of any lot or land or any part thereof, to cut and remove or cause to be cut and removed all such weeds and/or grass, brush and rank vegetation as often as may be necessary. Compliance shall be considered as the cutting and removing of such weeds and/or grass, brush and rank vegetation at least once every three weeks, between May 15 and September 15.

 Chapter 32 also states the storage of unlicensed or abandoned vehicles is prohibited. In any area, the storage of junk automobiles, racing cars, and stock cars in the open. For the purpose of this section, the term “junk automobiles” shall include any motor vehicle, part of a motor vehicle, or former motor vehicle, stored in the open, which meets any of the following criteria: unusable or inoperable because of lack of, or defects in component parts; or unusable or inoperable because of damage from collision, deterioration, or having been cannibalized; or beyond repair and therefore not intended for future use as a motor vehicle; or being retained on the property for possible use of salvageable parts; or not currently licensed for use on the highways of the State of Minnesota. Failure to comply may result in further action.

 Upon failure to observe this General Notice and any individual notice served, the City Inspector may proceed pursuant to the law and have the weeds and/or grass, brush or other rank vegetation destroyed by such method and as he finds necessary, the expense of which shall constitute a lien and be entered as a tax against the property and be collected as other real estate taxes are collected, or by other means as provided by law.

Any person who shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of any individual notice delivered or sent to him or shall resist or obstruct the City Inspector or person or persons hired by him to cut and remove weeds and/or grass, brush and rank vegetation, shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days. In addition to the cost of removal, the owner will be charged a $60.00 administrative fee.


                                                            Mark Peterson, Mayor, City Of Winona
                                                            Protective Inspection Department


Inspections Department

Police Officer

Application Deadline

Friday, June 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Job Summary

This service position performs law enforcement work such as routine patrol, preliminary investigations, and traffic regulation for the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Special assignments may be received which call upon specialized abilities and knowledge usually acquired through experience, training, or education.

Annual Wage

$55,655.70 annual starting wage.  This is a non-exempt position.

Additional Information

Job Posting

Job Description

Informational Flyer

Required Application Documents

The following documents are required to apply for this position. Please note that the City of Winona does not accept resumes in lieu of a completed application and supplemental questionnaire.

  • Application
  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • Peace Officer License or certification to be licensed by MN POST Board must be received by July 14, 2017

If you have previously applied for a position with the City of Winona, you will need to complete a new application for the position you are now applying for.

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for an open position with the City of Winona.

ONLINE OPTION: Use the online form by clicking on the “Apply Online” button below. The online form will step you through the application, supplemental and veteran’s preference forms as applicable. Although it is not required for this position, you will have the option to upload your cover letter and resume using the prompts at the end of the online form. You may review the questions that will be asked in the online form by viewing the printable PDF forms below. The online application is time stamped and any submissions received after the deadline will be automatically rejected. If multiple submissions are received we will only consider the most recent form submitted.

Please allow sufficient time to complete the online form.  Once you start the form you will not be able to save or edit your submission.

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PRINT OPTION: Print and complete the application and supplemental forms below. You may send them to City of Winona Human Resources via mail, email, fax, or use the “Upload” button below.  Faxed and digital submissions will be accepted as originals.

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Application for Employment (PDF)

Supplemental Questionnaire (PDF)

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Human Resources
207 Lafayette, PO Box 378
Winona, MN 55987
Fax: 507-457-8293
[email protected]

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The City of Winona is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The City considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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A deer feeding ban is in effect for Winona County to help prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer. The ban is being implemented by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources following the discovery of five cases of CWD in deer in Fillmore County.

Additional details of the ban and the disease are here:

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Current Openings

    • Architectural Review Board ~ 2 positions
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