MN PFA Clean Water Land & Legacy – Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Funding

The project consists of advanced treatment improvements to meet nutrient limits, rehabilitation of existing treatment facility components, and CIPP lining of sanitary sewerlines.

MN PFA Project Funding Announcement

The City of Windom has undertaken a comprehensive improvement
project at its Wastewater Treatment Plant. The City has secured
public funding for this project that will reduce the nitrogen and
phosphorus content of its effluent and to better serve the residents
and businesses of the City of Windom.
The contract for the improvement was awarded on January 2, 2019
in the amount of $18,941.979. Funding for the project comes from the
following:

  1. Minnesota Public Facilities Authority $9,624,333 (of which a
    portion comes from US EPA funds);
  2. Point Source Implementation Grant funds $6,317,646 (funding
    appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature from the Clean
    Water Land & Legacy Fund & state general obligation bonds); and
  3. State Appropriation Grant funds awarded by the State
    Legislature $3,000,000. This was previously awarded on October 30, 2018.

More about the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority and its Programs:
The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) provides financing and technical assistance to help communities build public infrastructure that protects public health and the environment and promotes economic growth.


Clean Water Revolving Fund (also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund or CWSRF):

The CWSRF is supported by federal capitalization grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state matching funds. These funds, together with PFA revenue bond proceeds, are used to make low interest loans to cities throughout the state for wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects. Loan repayments revolve back to make new loans, providing a permanent source of low-interest capital to help cities finance clean water infrastructure projects. Since its start in 1990,Minnesota’s CWSRF has awarded more than 530 loans for over $3 billion, providing over $667 million in interest savings to local governments and their taxpayers.


Point Source Implementation Grants (PSIG):
The PSIG program provides grants to help cities upgrade water treatment facilities to reduce their discharge of specific pollutants to meet water quality restoration and protection goals.


2017 Employee News & Notes

Red Cross Kits

Area residents can pickup Red Cross clean-up kits at no charge starting Monday July 9th, 2018 at the BARC during normal business hours. 

Business, Arts & Recreation Center, Inc.

PO Box 123, 1012 5th Ave.
Windom, MN 56101-0123
507-831-2375
 Facebook:  BARC Windom
barcwindom@windomnet.com

Click here for directions to the BARC Building

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Ordinance No 166, 2nd Series

ORDINANCE NO. 166, 2ND SERIES

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, AMENDING CITY CODE TITLE IX: GENERAL REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 96: ABANDONED, UNCLAIMED, EXCESS PROPERTY

 THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, DOES ORDAIN: TO REVISE CHAPTER 96: ABANDONED, UNCLAIMED, EXCESS PROPERTY, SECTIONS 96.70 – 96.73, BY REMOVING THE EXISTING SECTIONS AND REPLACING THEM WITH THE FOLLOWING:

 EXCESS PROPERTY/EQUIPMENT

  • 96.70 DEFINITIONS.

             For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

DONATION.  To contribute, donate or give Surplus Property/Equipment at no cost to a Governmental Agency or Nonprofit Organization that serves a public purpose and benefits its community as a whole.

ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATION.  A Governmental Agency or Nonprofit Organization serving one or more of the following functions: cultural, historical, educational, safety, social services, environmental or economic.

EXCESS/SURPLUS PROPERTY/EQUIPMENT. Property/equipment used by the City’s departments, and cellular phones and emergency medical and firefighting property/equipment that is no longer needed by the City because it does not meet industry standards for emergency medical services, police, fire or other departments or has minimal or no resale value.

 FAIR MARKET VALUE.  The price at which property/equipment would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all relevant facts.

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION.  An organization formed under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • 96.71 DECLARATION OF SURPLUS; AUTHORIZING SALE OR DONATION OF PROPERTY/EQUIPMENT.

            The City Administrator may, from time to time, recommend to the Council that certain personal property/equipment (chattels) owned by the city is no longer needed for a municipal purpose and should be sold or donated to an eligible organization.  By action of the Council, the property/equipment shall be declared surplus, the fair market value estimated, and the City Administrator authorized to dispose of the property/equipment by donation to an eligible organization, as set forth in the City Policy adopted by the City Council, or by sale in the manner stated herein.

  • 96.72 SURPLUS PROPERTY/EQUIPMENT WITH A TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE OF LESS THAN $1,000.

            The City Administrator may sell surplus property/equipment with a total value of less than $1,000 through negotiated sale.

  • 96.73 SURPLUS PROPERTY/EQUIPMENT WITH A TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE OVER $1,000.

            The City Administrator shall offer for public sale, to the highest bidder, surplus property/equipment with a total estimated value over $1,000. Notice of the public sale shall be given stating time and place of sale and generally describing property/equipment to be sold at least ten days prior to the date of sale by publication once in the official newspaper. The sale shall be to the person submitting the highest bid.

  • 96.74 RECEIPTS FROM SALES OF SURPLUS PROPERTY/EQUIPMENT.

            All receipts from sales of surplus property/equipment under this chapter shall be placed in the General Fund.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE.  This ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and publication.

Adopted and passed by the City Council of the City of Windom, Minnesota, this 5th day of September, 2017.

Dominic Jones, Mayor

ATTEST:  Steve Nasby, City Administrator

1st Reading:    August 15, 2017

2nd Reading:   September 5, 2017

Adoption:       September 5, 2017

Published:      September 13, 2017

 

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