News & Public Notices

Public Open House

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
4:30-6:30 PM
Lake Lodge Recreation Center
Lake Park, Winona

You are invited to the upcoming public open house for the comprehensive parks plan on Wednesday, August 15, from 4:30-6:30 PM at Lake Lodge. This meeting is exciting because it will be the first reveal of the preliminary recommendations that have been collected for the parks plan. The plan must represent the values, needs, and desires of the community so for it to be successful, it is critical for the community to be present, speak up, and be heard. For those who cannot attend, please visit the online input gathering tool or message us at [email protected] 

 

Winona’s Energy Action Plan

Winona’s Energy Action Plan

In November 2017, the Winona City Council adopted Winona’s Energy Action Plan. In adopting this plan, the City of Winona hopes to spur interest and motivation among community and business leaders in reducing energy use and saving on energy costs with the help of rebates. There has been significant effort over the last two years to build momentum around energy and sustainability in Winona. The goals and strategies outlined in this plan will accelerate that momentum and generate some important and tangible results.

Winona’s Energy Action Plan includes the bold goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. In addition to this goal, Winona also outlined a set of goals and strategies in four focus areas: Residential Energy, Institutions, Large Commercial/Industrial Energy Users, and Small- and Medium-size Businesses.

Read the whole plan here: https://www.cityofwinona.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/PiE-Energy-Action-Plan-Winona-FINAL-With-Appendices.pdf

Get involved today to help Winona reach the goals laid out in its Energy Action Plan.

Winona Residents

Sign up for a Home Energy Squad visit today and start saving on energy costs right away.

Learn more about energy savings tips for renters and for homeowners.

Planning a home renovation? Maximize your investment with energy-savings opportunities and rebates

City of Winona’s Energy Action Plan

Consider choosing an Xcel Energy registered contractor that is familiar with utility rebates available when making energy efficiency upgrades to your home.  To find the list visit xcelenergy.com/ContractorSearch

Winona Businesses

Find out about ways to save by calling Xcel Energy’s Business Solutions Center at 855.839.8862 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn more about energy efficiency and financing options for businesses. Business toolkit flyer

Want to tap into savings by upgrading to LED lights in your building? Find out more by visiting xcelenergy.com/LightingEfficiency.

Small- and medium-size businesses interested in upgrading their lights to LEDs, or improving efficiency in their HVAC and/or refrigeration systems can call the One-Stop Efficiency Shop for a free assessment and consultation.

If you are interested in learning more about the plan or in volunteering to help Winona reach its goals, contact John Howard at [email protected] or at (507) 457-8273.

Removal of Grass/Weeds/Brush & Storage of Unlicensed or Abandoned Vehicles

“GENERAL NOTICE TO CUT AND REMOVE WEEDS AND/OR GRASS, BRUSH & STORAGE OF UNLICENSED OR ABANDONED VEHICLES”

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, junk automobiles, racing cars and stock cars in the open is prohibited. 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 vital component parts; or unusable or inoperable because of damage from collision, deterioration, or having been partially dismantled; 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. The term “racing car” shall include any motor vehicle designed or intended for operation on a speedway, racetrack, or other facility used or designed for high-speed contests between vehicles for timing of speed. The term “stock car” shall include any motor vehicle of standard design and construction which is modified, adapted or altered in any manner to increase its speed or safety, and designed or intended for operation on a speedway, racetrack, or other facility used for high speed contests between vehicles or for timing of speed.

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
CITY HALL, ROOM 210
207 LAFAYETTE
WINONA, MINNESOTA  55987
507-457-8231

2018 Bituminous Mill & Overlay Project

2018 Bituminous Mill & Overlay Project Schedule

 

Lake Winona Waterfowl Management Framework

 

Lake Winona Waterfowl Management Framework Discussion Sessions

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Both sessions will be held in the Wenonah Room, 3rd Floor City Hall, 207 Lafayette Street

The draft Lake Winona Waterfowl Management Framework is designed to identify the ways in which waterfowl are a nuisance, outline the many methods to lessen the problems, and provide recommendations for implementation. The City welcomes your comments and concerns – please address them to John Howard, the City’s Natural Resources Sustainability Coordinator. His email: [email protected] and phone: 507-457-8273. Mailing address is P.O. 378, Winona, MN 55987.

Lake Winona Waterfowl Management Framework

 

2015 Retail Trade Analysis Report for Winona

2015 Retail Trade Analysis Report for Winona

Downtown Parking Study

Downtown Parking Study Final Report

City Of Winona Sidewalk Snow And Ice Removal

With the coming of winter and snow, property owners are reminded of their obligation under Winona City Code to keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

            Section 25.13(a) – Snow and/or Ice on Sidewalks:

a) The owner of any building (except one and two-family dwellings) or lot in the city abutting on or adjoining any public sidewalk shall, within the first twelve (12) hours of daytime after the ceasing to fall of any snow, remove or cause the removal of the snow and/or ice from such sidewalk and shall cause sand and/or chemicals to be sprinkled on the sidewalk where there is snow or ice that cannot be removed and shall remove or cause the removal of such snow or ice within twenty–four (24) hours thereafter.

b) The owner of any building that is one or two-family dwelling in the city abutting on or adjoining any public sidewalk shall, within twenty-four (24 hours) after the ceasing to fall of any snow, remove or cause the removal of the snow and/or ice from such sidewalk and shall cause sand and/or chemicals to be sprinkled on the sidewalk where there is snow or ice that cannot be removed and shall remove or cause the removal of such snow or ice within twenty-four (24) hours thereafter.

If the owner fails to remove the snow within 24 hours after having received a notice, the City Manager or his designated representative is authorized to cause the removal of snow at the expense of the owner.  In addition to the cost of snow removal, the owner will be charged a $60.00 administrative fee.

 SALT AND SAND IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE AT THE CENTRAL GARAGE LOCATED AT 1104 WEST THIRD STREET

If there are any complaints, telephone the City of Winona, Department of Protective Inspections at 457-8231.

Items for Sale on Auction

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Process After Application Documents are Submitted

EXAMINATIONS: Applicant must pass each examination in order to proceed to the next step.

  1. Qualifications rating –  pass/fail based on minimum requirements listed
  2. Assessment of application and supplemental questionnaire
  3. Panel interview
  4. Merit Board review and certification of finalists

RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS: Candidates will be notified by mail or e-mail of initial examination results within approximately 20 days of job posting closure date. Job offers will be made within 20 days of the Merit Board review date.

JOB OFFER INFORMATION:

  • Driver’s license and/or criminal history checks will be conducted for all positions
  • Pre-employment drug screening is required for all positions
  • Medical physical may be required for some positions
Questions may be directed to the Human Resources office at 507-457-8234

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.