2019 Wellness – New Year New You

Hy-Vee Presentation – New Year New You!!

Tuesday January 22, 2019

5:30-6:15pm Council Chambers

NOTE: Attendance will count as participation for 2019 $500 Wellness Incentive.   




2019 Biometric Screening – $500 Incentive

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.

Please email Windomwellness@windommn.com with any questions.



Apartment Survey

The City of Windom has a shortage of available housing including single-family homes, rental units, and senior housing.  Since 2016, the Windom EDA has been working with a multi-family developer who proposes the construction of a 46-unit market rate apartment building.  The goal is to find a location for the apartment building that works for the developer and the community. 


Please provide your input in the following Survey regarding potential locations for a 46-unit market-rate apartment building(These locations were identified at the previous community input meetings.) 

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6N2LQ8G

Maps and Information regarding the locations that were included in the survey.

Picture of the potential 46-unit market rate apartment. 


Input from the community has been gathered through our Multi-family Housing Input Meetings, planning meetings for the Windom Comprehensive Plan, individual meetings with community members and City Councilmembers, and at City Council Meetings.   The City held two community input meetings on November 20, 2018, and December 5, 2018, to discuss housing.  The attendees identified potential locations for the new multi-family apartment building. 

Survey Results

Survey results will be discussed at the third community input meeting on Wednesday, January 16th at 5:30 p.m..  Additional locations can also be discussed at this meeting.  The timeline is to have a recommendation for multi-family housing to the Windom City Council by March 2019.   The survey and community input will help City Councilmembers make a decision in March regarding the proposed 46-unit apartment building.

Housing Study

A Comprehensive Housing Study was finalized for the City of Windom in 2014 by Viewpoint Consulting Group.  The Housing Study identified a need for 130 new housing units in Windom from 2014 to the end of the decade.  The Housing Study identified the need for single-family homes, duplexes, quads, and multi-family units to accommodate market-rate housing, seniors, higher-income families, and lower-income families.  The Housing Study was completed prior to Fast Global Solution’s expansion and the opening of Prime Pork creating 500+ new jobs.  As such, since 2014 the housing market has tightened and the demand for units has grown.

Thank you for your participation in this Survey.

BCBS – Sharecare Enrollment

Please see attached document from SWWC/BCBS outlining the Sharecare program replacing the Fitness Center discounts for 2019

Sharecare Program 2019





Healthy Holiday Meals – Save the Date

Reminder for tomorrow!

Linda from Hy-Vee will be discussing Healthy Holiday Meals

Tuesday December 18th

5:30-6:15 in the Council Chambers

Employee and/or spouses welcome.

Health & Well Being – Member Benefits

Please see attached document from SWWC outlining the member benefits available with our health insurance plan.

2019 BCBS and SWWC Programs

Please note Sharecare on page 2 of the document.  This is replacing the Fitness Discount program starting 1/1/2019.

We will be planning activities for the Live Well program for 2019 so all participants have a chance to earn $500 incentive for their VEBA/HSA during 2019.  More to come!

These programs will not be available until after 1/1/2019.





2018 November Financial Reports

2018 NOV Council Summary

2018 NOV Balance Sheet

2018 NOV Cash_Investments

2018 NOV Fund Income Statement

2018 NOV Fund Summary

2018 NOV General Capital

2018 NOV Fund Income Statement-DETAIL

2018 NOV Investment Positions

2018 NOV Special Fund Tracking

2018 NOV General Reserve Estimate

2019 Health Insurance/Forms

2019 Health Insurance coverage has changed – Only one BCBS insurance plan will be offered this year. 

  • Deductible amounts 3375/6750.
  •  4th quarter carryover will no longer be offered.
  • Rx vendors Target and CVS can no longer be used to fill prescriptions.
  • VEBA/HSA City annual contribution $2,500 single – $5,000 family.

Open Enrollment is now open for anyone who would like to make changes to their insurance coverage.

All employees currently on the insurance plan will be moved to the new plan.  Employees will be required to designate if they would like to enroll in an HSA-Health Savings Account and if they would like to make additional contributions to the HSA plan.

  • Employer Contribution Options:
    • 100% VEBA
    • 100% HSA
    • 50% VEBA/50% HSA

Unless a new designation is made all employer contributions will continue to be made to your current VEBA plan. If you do not plan to make any changes to your health insurance you do not need to complete any forms for health insurance.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT – Please complete the attached form if you would like to contribute to a FLEX account for Medical or Dependent Care in 2019.

Please review the attached forms and submit any changes to Denise Nichols by December 14, 2018.