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

Historic Masonic Drops Information

Complete Masonic Drops Catalogue and Restoration Information

Drops Selection Public Presentation

Drops Selection Worksheet

Masonic Rigging Plan Agreed on by Council

Fine Arts Commission

First-Time Home Buyer Handout

First-Time Home Buyer Handout

Levee Park Gateway + Main Street Improvements Project

Project Presentation Materials – City Council meeting December 19, 2016

2017 Xcel 3rd Street Gas Replacement Project

Xcel Gas will be holding an open house from 5-7 pm on Thursday, February 23rd in the City Council Chambers. The purpose is to discuss schedule and process for the upcoming 2017 Gas Project shown on the attached MAP.

DEER FEEDING BAN FOR WINONA COUNTY

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: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/research/health/disease/cwd/feedban.html

Reporting Street Light Outages

Street Lights Out:

If you notice a street light that is out in the City of Winona, you can contact Xcel Energy yourself by calling 800-960-6235 or report the outage online  at:

https://www.xcelenergy.com/outages_and_emergencies/report_outage

Otherwise, please feel free to contact the Public Works office at 507-457-8269 with the location of the light and the issue with the light, and we will report it for you.

Decorative lights that are downtown need to be reported to the City, so please call Public Works at 507-457-8269 to report those as well.