Insect Fogging

 

Windom Insect Fogging Schedule     

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If any of the following weather phenomena are present, we will reschedule it for a different day:

  • Wind in excess of 15 mph.
  • Rain or mist.
  • Air temperatures that fall below 50 degrees at night.

 

2019 Biometric Screening – $500 Incentive

Earn your $500 incentive for 2019!!  Make an appointment for screening!!

Biometric screening will again be one of the requirements to earn the $500 wellness incentive for 2019!!  See attached information from Hy-Vee and contact Linda directly to make an appointment. 507 920 6461

Please email Windom.Wellness@windommn.com with any questions.

Thanks

City of Windom Biometric Screening 6 2019

 

2019 Wellness – Heart Health Store Tour – Hy-Vee

2019 WELLNESS ACTIVITY – EARN PARTICIPATION INCENTIVE

Heart Health HY-VEE Store Tour
Tuesday, June 25th -6:30 PM

This will be a free tour at Hy-Vee lead by Linda Carruthers, Hy-Vee Dietician

Email Comments/Questions to:  Windom.wellness@windommn.com or ask a Wellness Committee member.

Committee: Cheryl Lillegaard, Dawn Aamot, Nancy Sajban, Dana Wallace, Drew Hage, Chelsie Carlson

 

 

2019 Wellness – NEAT Exercise – Article

The non-exercise exercise program that helps you stay fit

The small activities you do throughout the day can really add up. 

By Daphne Miller Washington Post           May 21, 2019 — 9:15am

  Ellen Schmidt

Shoveling snow, digging in the garden, doing carpentry, rearranging the furniture and scrubbing floors stand out as stellar energy burners.

 

Exercise physiologists are increasingly interested in NEAT exercising, which doesn’t refer to not working up a sweat while you exercise — although that is one of its traits.

NEAT stands for “non-exercise activity thermogenesis.” It’s the energy a person burns when not sleeping, eating, resting or deliberately exercising. It’s also referred to as the “exertion of daily living.”

With the advent of wearable devices that make it possible to measure energy expenditure rather than just count steps, researchers are discovering that dozens of non-exercise activities can be slipped into our daily routine and, when added together, become the equivalent of a stint at the gym or a morning jog.

“We are moving away from the word ‘exercise,’ ” said Barbara Brown, a researcher at the University of Utah who studies physical activity. “Exercise is that thing you do where you have to wear funny clothes, and you have to go to the gym and buy a membership, and you have to sweat for an hour. Some people love that, but many don’t.”

Endocrinologist James Levine coined the term NEAT when he was director of the Obesity Solutions initiative at the Mayo Clinic.

“Anybody can have a NEAT life,” he said.

Brown agreed. “There are little bitty activities you can accrue across the day, and you don’t have to change your clothes.”

So what are these little bitty things?

For starters, said I-Min Lee, a professor of epidemiology and physical activity researcher at Harvard, act like that constantly moving kid in the second grade who drove the teacher crazy: pace while on the phone, take the stairs, wiggle on agility balls, do random under-the-desk movements such as stepping or swiveling and schedule walking meetings.

According to the Compendium of Physical Activities, a reference that reports energy expenditure, ambling around the office burns three calories per minute. Although this might sound trivial, it can add up to a real workout if you do it a lot. Climbing stairs burns up to seven calories per minute. Studies have revealed that some of the fittest people are mail carriers, waitresses and preschool teachers, professions that require near constant motion.

Home maintenance can be an excellent form of NEAT. If a workout feels like a chore, maybe it’s better to do a real chore and have something other than well-rounded glutes to show for it. Carrying groceries upstairs, hand-washing dishes, shoveling snow in the winter, digging in the garden in the summer, carpentry, rearranging the furniture and scrubbing floors stand out as stellar energy burners.

“Making your bed is a surprising one. It uses as much energy as walking,” said Todd Manini, a researcher at the Institute on Aging at the University of Florida who runs the CHORES study, an effort to understand the metabolic requirements of various daily chores.

Incorporating NEAT into your work environment has more than just health benefits, Levine said. Among the changes he’s made is moving the trash can away from his desk so he has to get up and walk a few paces to throw away things. Some of those adjustments might seem like inconveniences, but, in the long run, they’re not. In fact, Levine and his team found the opposite to be true: Active work environments promote more productivity, less stress and less absenteeism.

Thank you to Mary Hensen for sharing this article.

Email Comments/Questions to:  Windom.wellness@windommn.com or ask a Wellness Committee member.

Committee: Cheryl Lillegaard, Dawn Aamot, Nancy Sajban, Dana Wallace, Drew Hage, Chelsie Carlson

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 178, 2ND SERIES

ORDINANCE NO. 178, 2ND SERIES

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, REMOVING CERTAIN
EXISTING SECTIONS OF THE CITY CHARTER AND ADOPTING
REVISED SECTIONS OF THE CITY CHARTER

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS:

           WHEREAS
, the original City Charter was formally adopted March 21, 1949, and the existing City Charter was adopted effective on June 20, 1984, and as amended; and  

         WHEREAS, in 2019, the Charter Commission, composed of Windom residents appointed by the Windom City Council and Order of Appointment by the Fifth Judicial District Court of Cottonwood County, dated March 21, 2018, researched the existing City Charter and suggested potential revisions to amend the existing Charter; and

          WHEREAS, the proposed Windom City Charter Amendments have been posted on the City’s website and have also been available for review by the public at the Windom City Office; and

         WHEREAS, the City Council called for a public hearing on the proposed amendments to the Windom City Charter for the City Council Meeting to be held on April 16, 2019; and

         WHEREAS, the public hearing has been held and all relevant public input has been considered, and the City Council now proceeds to formal action on the proposed amendments to the Windom Charter. 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, HEREBY AMENDS THE CITY CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WINDOM BY:

Removing in their entirety the existing City Charter Sections 1.02, 2.05, 2.06, 3.08, 5.01, 5.02 and 11.08 and replacing those sections with the following:

Charter Section 1.02 – Boundaries and City Territory

BOUNDARIES:  The territory encompassed by the present boundaries of the City of Windom is as follows: Part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 21, part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 22, part of the East Half of Section 22, part of the South Half of Section 23, part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 13, part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 24, part of the East Half of Section 24, all of Section 25, the East Half of Section 26, part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 26, part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 26, part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 35, most of the North Half of Section 36, and part of the South Half of Section 36, all in Township 105 North, Range 36 West of the 5th P.M.; and part of the West Half of Section 19, and part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 31, all in Township 105 North, Range 35 West of the 5th P.M. in Cottonwood County, Minnesota.

Charter Section 2.05 – City Council Vacancies

VACANCIES: An elected office becomes vacant when the person elected or appointed thereto dies before taking office or fails to qualify, or the incumbent dies, resigns in writing filed with the City Administrator, is convicted of a felony, ceases to reside in the City, or is adjudged incompetent by a Court of competent jurisdiction.  In each case the council shall by resolution declare the vacancy to exist.

If a vacancy occurs, the mayor shall nominate and the council shall affirm and shall forthwith appoint an eligible person to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term until the next general election.

Charter Section 2.06 – Mayor Powers and Duties

THE MAYOR, POWERS AND DUTIES: The mayor shall be the presiding officer of the council; except that the council member elected at large shall serve as president in the mayor’s absence, and as acting mayor in case of the mayor’s disability preventing performance of duties or in the case of the mayor’s absence from the City.  The mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the City.  The mayor shall exercise all powers and perform all duties conferred and imposed upon that office by this charter, the ordinances of the City and the constitution and statutes of the State of Minnesota.

In the event of a vacancy in the office of mayor, whether by death, resignation or any other cause, the council forthwith shall order a special election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term; provided that if such vacancy occurs less than six (6) months from the expiration of the term of said mayor, then no special election shall be held; but the duties of said mayor shall rest upon and be discharged by the council member elected at large serving as president pro tempore of said council as full and to all intents and purposes as if said president pro tempore were the duly elected and qualified mayor.

If a vacancy exists in the office of mayor and council member at large, then the remaining council members shall elect from themselves a chair to conduct the meeting and said person shall retain their voting rights.

Charter Section 3.08 – Proceedings on Resolutions

PROCEEDINGS ON RESOLUTIONS: Every resolution may be presented in writing.  Resolution shall be read in full before adoption, if requested by a majority of the council.

Charter Section 5.01 – Subordinate Officers

SUBORDINATE OFFICERS: There shall be a City Administrator, a Deputy City Administrator, a City Attorney, and other subordinate officers as are designated in this charter or as the council may create, each of whom shall be appointed by the mayor and whose appointment shall be confirmed by the council and shall perform such duties as are required of them by the council.  The duties of the various officers may be altered or combined as the council may see fit.

Charter Section 5.02 – Subordinate Departments

DEPARTMENTS: The City of Windom shall have the following departments: Fire, Planning, Police, Street and Utilities; and the Council may create, in addition, such other departments, boards, commissions, bureaus for the administration of the City’s affairs as may seem necessary.  The Council from time to time may define, alter or combine the powers and organization of departments, boards, commissions or bureaus.

11.08   Effective Date of Charter

This charter becomes effective on August 30, 2019, and as amended.

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, AS FOLLOWS: 

THE EXISTING CITY CHARTER EFFECTIVE ON JUNE 20, 1984, AND AS AMENDED BY THE WINDOM CITY COUNCIL, IS HEREBY AMENDED EFFECTIVE AUGUST 30, 2019.  

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THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, FURTHER ORDAINS:

This ordinance, or an approved Title and Summary of this ordinance, shall be published in the COTTONWOOD COUNTY CITIZEN.  There shall be a 90-day waiting period following adoption of this ordinance and publication of this ordinance, or an approved Title and Summary of this ordinance, which begins May 29, 2019.  If no citizen petition opposing the proposed amendments is received during the 90-day waiting period, this ordinance shall become effective on August 30, 2019.        

ADOPTED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Windom, Minnesota, this 21st day of May, 2019.

                                                                   ______________________________________________
                                                                   Dominic Jones, Mayor

ATTEST:

_____________________________________
Steven Nasby, City Administrator
                                               

1st Reading:     May 7, 2019 

2nd Reading:    May 21, 2019   

Adoption:        May 21, 2019 

Published:       May 29, 2019

Effective:        August 30, 2019

ORDINANCE NO. 179, 2ND SERIES

ORDINANCE NO. 179, 2ND SERIES

 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA,                                     APPROVING THE SALE OF CITY-OWNED REAL ESTATE

            THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WINDOM ORDAINS:

            WHEREAS, the City of Windom, Minnesota, owns the following described “Real Estate”:

LOT 2, BLOCK 1, WINDOM INDUSTRIAL PARK SUBDIVISION TO THE CITY OF WINDOM, COTTONWOOD COUNTY, MINNESOTA, (“Real Estate”) Parcel #25-839-0015; and

            WHEREAS, the City of Windom is seeking responses from private developers to a Request for Proposals for the purpose of constructing a market-rate multi-family housing project on the Real Estate (hereinafter “the Project”); and

            WHEREAS, the responses from the private developers (“Respondents”) shall also contain the Respondents’ proposals for the Project and the purchase of this Real Estate; and if approved, will result in a binding contract with the terms and conditions covering the sale of this Real Estate with the City of Windom; and

            WHEREAS, Section 8.02, “Sale of Real Property” of the Charter for the City of Windom states: No real property of the City shall be disposed of except by ordinance; and

            WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Windom, after review of the responses to the Request for Proposals and public input, will determine which Respondent’s proposal will be selected for the Project and approve the terms of the sale of the Real Estate to the selected Respondent, which terms shall be in the best interests of the City of Windom and its citizens. 

            NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, APPROVES AND ORDAINS: 

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 2, BLOCK 1, WINDOM INDUSTRIAL PARK SUBDIVISION TO THE CITY OF WINDOM, COTTONWOOD COUNTY, MINNESOTA, (the “Real Estate”), Parcel #25-839-0015, shall be sold to the private developer whose response to the Request for Proposals is selected for the Project.  The name of the private developer submitting the selected proposal and the terms of sale will be incorporated into a Revised Ordinance No. 179, 2nd Series to be submitted to the City Council on May 21, 2019.

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THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, FURTHER ORDAINS:

 EFFECTIVE DATE:  This ordinance, or an approved Title and Summary of this ordinance, shall be published in the COTTONWOOD COUNTY CITIZEN; and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon publication. 

 ADOPTED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Windom, Minnesota, this 21st day of May, 2019.

                                                                             ________________________________
                                                                             Dominic Jones, Mayor                                          

ATTEST:

_____________________________________
Steven Nasby, City Administrator

1st Reading:     May 7, 2019

2nd Reading:    May 21, 2019

Adoption:        May 21, 2019 

Published:       May 29, 2019   

 

 

Request for Proposal Multi-family Housing

Request for Proposal: Private Developer for Multi-family Housing

Located on Cottonwood Lake Drive and N. Redding Avenue (Overflow Parking Lot south of the Community Center)

This RFP is directed to private developers and development teams interested in the development of a multi-family housing project (the “Project”) south of the Windom Community Center on Cottonwood Lake Drive and N. Redding Avenue.  The undeveloped lot is currently used for occasional surface parking by the Windom Community Center (aka Overflow Parking Lot). 

Project Goal: increase the supply of market rate rental housing within the community. 

The Project site is City-owned property located in the Carl Schneider Industrial Park and is between the City’s Water Treatment Plant (south of the Overflow Lot) and Windom Community Center (north of the Overflow Lot) situated on Cottonwood Lake Drive and N. Redding Avenue. (See location map below). The Project site is also located across Cottonwood Lake Drive from Tegel’s Park and has a good view of Cottonwood Lake.  Industrial\Commercial uses across N. Redding Avenue include warehousing, light manufacturing and office space.  

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from developers and development teams for the development of this property into market rate multi-family housing.  The City intends to work toward conveying its property to the selected developer\team.  Project goals are consistent with the City’s goals and comprehensive plan.  Generally these goals are described here in as follows:

  • Increasing the supply of market rate rental housing
  • Development of underutilized property
  • Increase the tax base of the community
  • Encouragement of projects that address the housing needs identified in the Housing Study
  • Provide a safe, attractive housing option for residents from a variety of age groups
  • Grow the population of the community

2019 APRIL Financial Reports

APR 2019 Council Summary

 

APR 2019 Fund Balance Sheet

APR 2019 Cash_Investment

APR 2019 Income Statement

APR 2019 Fund Summary

APR 2019 General Capital

APR 2019 Fund Income Statement DETAIL

APR 2019 Investment Positions

APR 2019 Special Fund Tracking

 

 

Get a $5 Walmart e-gift card

Food for thought.  MHC health plan participants can earn a $5 Walmart e-gift card for enrolling in a Learn to Live online program!  If you’ve previously enrolled in Learn to Live, you can still earn a $5 Walmart e-gift card by completing at least one lesson within one of the Learn to Live programs. 

 

MHC health plan employees and their family members (ages 13+) can access Learn to Live’s interactive programs, tools, and resources at no cost. With programs that address stress, anxiety and worry, depression, insomnia, and social anxiety, Learn to Live is an online cognitive behavioral therapy program that helps you learn to work through those issues in the privacy of your own home — and it’s proven to work.

 

Learn to Live is a stand-alone program that keeps your individual information 100% confidential. Your information is never shared with anyone including Blue Cross, your employer or outside party.

 

Simply go to www.learntolive.com/partners and enter the access code MHCWC2019

Hurry, this promotion ends on June 30th, 2019 and is limited to the first 1,000 people.

 

Go to https://www.learntolive.com/challenge/terms for official rules and conditions.