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Applications Due January 19, 2021

Please note that our office will be closed on January 18, 2021.

Two positions are available, one focused in the street an the other focused in the park.

Maintenance Worker Position

The City of Lanesboro is accepting applications for two full-time Maintenance Worker positions for Street and Park.  This position performs or assists in a wide variety of maintenance and repair functions including street repair, snow plowing, tree maintenance, along with routine building and ground maintenance and minor repair and maintenance of equipment. Please see the job description for a comprehensive list of the essential job functions and preferred qualifications. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with occasional hours outside the normal work hours as necessary. Salary range is $16.20 to $22.66 based on experience. Applications may be picked up at City Hall at 202 Parkway Avenue South or e-mail mpeterson@lanesboro-mn.gov to receive an electronic copy. Applications are due by 3:00, Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Maintenance Worker Job Description

City of Lanesboro

Maintenance Worker– Full Time

Primary Objective of Position

To perform various types of semi-skilled and skilled work and operate equipment involved in the repair and maintenance to the Park, Street, and Public Utilities Departments.

Essential Functions of the Position

  • Receives work direction from Supervisor; keeps Supervisor informed of any pertinent matters.
  • Mow grass, using a riding and push mowers, and trims trees and weeds in assigned areas.
  • Does some raking or cleaning out of leaves where needed.
  • Maintains mowers through sharpening blades, changing oil and greasing, and washing/cleaning.
  • Maintains and cleans public restrooms; including but not limited to, bathhouse, Community Center and Visitor Center.  
  • Performs janitorial services at the Community Center Building.
  • Spray and maintain plants throughout City.
  • Remove Garbage from Receptacles throughout the City.
  • Performs maintenance on items such as picnic tables, benches, picnic shelters, park restrooms and the gazebo.  Moves picnic tables and benches to their proper places.
  • Assists in maintaining camping areas of Sylvan Campground and Riverview Campground.
  • Assists in repairs and maintenance of the city’s streets, right-of-ways, storm sewer system, sidewalks, and equipment.
  • Assists with snow removal: Snow plowing and sanding, hauling ice control rock and snow.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Regular, reliable attendance during scheduled work hours and outside regular hours as necessary.
  • Responsible to work overtime, shift changes, or be on call as necessary or assigned.
  • Adheres to safety rules and procedures, work rules and city policies.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as apparent or assigned.

Examples of Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of methods, tools and equipment used in public works maintenance activities.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude toward job assignments and tasks to be performed.
  • Is conscientious in the maintenance and operation of equipment.
  • Shows initiative in recommending methods to improve safety, efficiency, and quality on the job.

Minimum Qualification

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Valid Class B driver’s license, or ability to obtain within six months.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Additional street and/or utility maintenance, construction or farming experience including the use of associated equipment
  • Experience working in a municipal public works department
  • Training/education in maintenance, machinery, mechanics or related field
  • History of safe work habits and clean driving record

Equipment / Job Location

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Duties performed are typically outside, and, therefore, subject to climatic extremes.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must comply with organizational and department policies
  • Must possess a valid Class B driver’s license

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Lanesboro Hire, Train, Motivate, Retain – 9 am Wednesday

Wed., January 20, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:00 am via Zoom

How can you transform your small business into an exceptional place to work that attracts, retains, and motivates employees to be their very best? No matter the size of your business, it’s crucial to hire motivated employees to build a strong team. Even after you bring on solid candidates, the work isn’t over. Retaining your most valued employees is integral to running a successful business. 

                                                                REGISTRATION LINK

Learning Objectives:  

  • Develop smart hiring strategies
  • Discover the value of investment in training and professional development
  • Explore best practices and tips to keep employees motivated
  • Gain an understanding of the motivators that increase employee retention
  • Discuss Lanesboro community assets that support employee engagement
  • Consider how to promote these assets to attract employees

CO-PRESENTERS

Rebecca Rowe is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) with a demonstrated history of working in the local government and previously in manufacturing. Skilled in benefits administration, recruiting, employee relations and employment law. Strong human resources professional with a Master of Science – MS focused in Training and Human Resource Development from University of Wisconsin-Stout. Rebecca Rowe

Julie Kiehne is an administrative professional with 30 years’ experience in educational, managerial, and executive roles. Serving as Winona State University’s Business Outreach Coordinator, she is committed to delivering high quality, customized training programs tailored to improve organizations’ vitality in the region. Julie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Mankato State University, and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at Winona State University. Julie Kiehne

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2021 Utility Rates

54.06 2021 Public Utilities Fee Schedule

All fees payable to the City, by reason of this Code, shall be governed by this Chapter; except that if any Code Chapter or State law provides for or requires the payment of a fee to the City and this Chapter makes no reference thereto, then such other Code Chapter or law shall govern; and fees shall be due and payable in full at the time specified in the applicable Code Chapter or State law, and if no such time is provided, fees shall be due and payable upon demand of the City Administrator or other authorized City Officer. The City Council of the City of Lanesboro, Minnesota, ordains fees for Utility Services are listed below and shall be as follows:

Type of FeeFee Amount
Water
Water Connection$750.00
Base Charge (Includes 1000 gallons)33.50
1001-4000 Gallons$7.90 per 1000 gallons
4001-7000 Gallons$11.56 per 1000 gallons
7000 and up Gallons$22.87 per 1000 gallons
State Water Charge Annually$9.72
High Volume Monthly$3.95
Extra Volume 2” monthly$4.70
Sewer
Sewer Connection$750.00
Sewer Improvement per month$5.60
Base Charge (Includes 1000 gallons)$37.45
1001-4000 Gallons$7.14 per 1000 gallons
4001-7000 Gallons$8.40 per 1000 gallons
7000 and up Gallons$9.072 per 1000 gallons
Flat Sewer Charges (no meter) monthly$37.45
Sewer Base Apartment monthly$6.93
Electric
Electric Connection$750.00
Green Power monthly$2.00
City Service charge monthly$200.00
Security Lights monthly$7.53
City Street Lights usage per kWh$0.1296
Residential Base monthly$12.00
Commercial Base 1 Phase monthly$21.60
Commercial Base 3 Phase monthly$37.20
Electric usage per kWh$0.1471
Application for interconnecting distributed generation with capacity 20kW or lessNo Charge
Application for interconnecting distributed generation with capacity between 20-40 kW$250.00
Interconnection Charge$570.00
Installation of Connected Alternative Energy SystemsActual Cost
Excess energy generated – Average Retail Energy Rate (MN Statute 216 B.164)$0.072
Miscellaneous
Reconnection $75.00
Repairs to Public Streets, Curbs, or Sidewalks due to installation and repairs$350.00 in addition to Market Rate per square foot
Residential Deposit$125.00
Commercial Deposit$150.00
Past Due Penalty Fee10%
NSF Charge$20.00

All fees and charges in effect as of the date of the adoption of the city code for the city shall remain in effect unless otherwise modified by the provisions of this ordinance.  

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Public Hearing Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF LANESBORO

The Lanesboro City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss the Division of Land in Cities into Rural and Urban Districts, within the city of Lanesboro.

The public hearing will be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.via zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84094762107

Dial by your location

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       Meeting ID: 840 9476 2107

All persons wishing to comment on the matter should do so at that time or submit a comment in writing to the City Hall before that date.

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City Office Hours By Appointment Only

The Lanesboro City Office will be open by appointment only during the upcoming Holiday’s.

We are closing on December 24th and December 25th, as well as December 31st and January 1st.

On December 28-30 we will be open by appointment only.

Happy Holidays and Looking forward to 2021.

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Hire, Train, Motivate & Retain: Creative Employee Management Strategies for Small Business

Wed., January 20, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:00 am via Zoom

How can you transform your small business into an exceptional place to work that attracts, retains, and motivates employees to be their very best? No matter the size of your business, it’s crucial to hire motivated employees to build a strong team. Even after you bring on solid candidates, the work isn’t over. Retaining your most valued employees is integral to running a successful business. 

                                                                REGISTRATION LINK

Learning Objectives:  

  • Develop smart hiring strategies
  • Discover the value of investment in training and professional development
  • Explore best practices and tips to keep employees motivated
  • Gain an understanding of the motivators that increase employee retention
  • Discuss Lanesboro community assets that support employee engagement
  • Consider how to promote these assets to attract employees

CO-PRESENTERS

Rebecca Rowe is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) with a demonstrated history of working in the local government and previously in manufacturing. Skilled in benefits administration, recruiting, employee relations and employment law. Strong human resources professional with a Master of Science – MS focused in Training and Human Resource Development from University of Wisconsin-Stout. Rebecca Rowe

Julie Kiehne is an administrative professional with 30 years’ experience in educational, managerial, and executive roles. Serving as Winona State University’s Business Outreach Coordinator, she is committed to delivering high quality, customized training programs tailored to improve organizations’ vitality in the region. Julie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Mankato State University, and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at Winona State University. Julie Kiehne

                                                                REGISTRATION LINK