Mortgage Payment Assistance

If your household income has decreased and you don’t think you can make your mortgage payment, call USDA and ask for a Payment Assistance package. They will review the information you provide and determine if you are eligible for payment assistance or for more assistance than you currently receive.

 

Call a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-414-1226 or TDD/TTY 1-800-438-1832. We are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Central Time (CT). The wait time to answer your call may be longer than normal.

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.  There are a number of programs.  The attachment is a helpful guide.  For assistance you can contact the Minnesota SBA Office or myself.  These are new programs, so we need to learn more about what program may be the best option. 

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act final

Minnesota District Office

SBA District Office

330 Second Ave. South suite 430
Minneapolis, MN 55401

612-370-2324

202-481-0139

Visit website

minneapolis.mn@sba.gov

 

Thank you,

Drew Hage | Development Director | Economic Development Authority of Windom

444 9th St., P.O. Box 38 | Windom, MN | 56101

507-832-8661 (Office)

507-822-5918 (Cell)

507-831-6142 (Fax)

drew.hage@windommn.com  | www.windom-mn.com/eda  

www.facebook.com/Development.In.Windom

 

COVID-19 Small Business Operating/Emergency Loan Programs

Many businesses are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19.  The Windom EDA would like to assist where possible and is offering a Small Business Operating Loan Program.  This loan program is designed to provide emergency financing for Windom businesses that are suffering financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Eligible businesses include the businesses outlined in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Orders.  The EDA does have discretion to evaluate other loan requests, so please contact me to discuss options.  Attached is a copy of the guidelines for the Windom EDA’s new emergency loan program.

The Small Business Administration and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) also have loan programs available.  I am here to discuss pros and cons of the different emergency loan options.  Please refer to the attachment for a summary of the emergency loan programs. 

Should you have any questions, please contact me to discuss options.

Program Information Links:

Emergency Loan Programs – COVID-19

COVID-19 Small Business Operating Loan Program

 

List of Eligible Businesses:

Businesses cited in Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 20-04 as follows:

  1. Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption, excluding institutional or in-house food cafeterias that serve residents, employees, and clients of businesses, child care facilities, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.
  2. Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
  3. Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for on-premises consumption.
  4. Theaters, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and museums.
  5. Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas.
  6. Amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
  7. Country clubs, golf clubs, boating or yacht clubs, sports or athletic clubs, and dining clubs.

Executive Order 20-04 is amended by the following additions (indicated by underlined text) and deletions (indicated by strikethroughs): Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas tanning establishments, body art establishments, tattoo parlors, piercing parlors, businesses offering massage therapy or similar body work, spas, salons, nail salons, cosmetology salons, esthetician salons, advanced practice esthetician salons, eyelash salons, and barber shops. This includes, but is not limited to, all salons and shops licensed by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners and the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners.

All other provisions of Executive Order 20-04 remain in effect.

Thank you,

Drew Hage | Development Director | Economic Development Authority of Windom

444 9th St., P.O. Box 38 | Windom, MN | 56101

507-832-8661 (Office)

507-822-5918 (Cell)

507-831-6142 (Fax)

drew.hage@windommn.com  | www.windom-mn.com/eda  

www.facebook.com/Development.In.Windom

 

South Cottonwood Lake Subdivision Sealed Bid Auction

Sealed Bid Auction Announcement

Sealed Bid Information

Questions & Answer

Packets of information are available at City Hall (444 9th Street, Windom).  Digital copies are also available upon request. 

Wolf Lake Connection Trail Open House & Survey link

Wolf Lake Connection Trail Community Input Open House

With support from the National Park Service through a technical assistance planning grant, help us identify the best trail route from Windom to:

• Wolf Lake
• Wings on the Prairie Nature Center
• Existing paved/grass trails

Please join us Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 for our first community input open house.
Stop anytime between 5-7pm @ Windom Wetland Management District
49663 County Road 17, Windom, MN 56101

Please provide input by completing the survey below and attending the workshop:

http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Wolf-Lake-Connection-Trail

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 182, 2ND SERIES

ORDINANCE NO. 182, 2ND SERIES

 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA,                                     APPROVING THE TRANSFER 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”:

­Legal Description of City Property Located Between Guardian Inn and Kamin (Shopko) Properties:

All that part of Lot Two (2), Block One (1) of Pamida Subdivision, in the City of Windom, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, lying East of the East Line of the Southwest Quarter (SW¼) of Section 24, Township 105 North, Range 36 West of the 5th P.M., containing approximately 3.6 acres, more or less, subject to existing utility easements over, under and across the South 20 feet thereof and the Northerly 20 feet thereof;  Parcel ID No. 25-622-0021; and

            WHEREAS, the City of Windom is transferring the property to the Economic Development Authority of Windom for the purpose of redevelopment of a portion of the property for commercial use and maintenance of the remainder of the property for wetland purposes; 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.

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

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS All that part of Lot Two (2), Block One (1) of Pamida Subdivision, in the City of Windom, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, lying East of the East Line of the Southwest Quarter (SW¼) of Section 24, Township 105 North, Range 36 West of the 5th P.M., containing approximately 3.6 acres, more or less, subject to existing utility easements over, under and across the South 20 feet thereof and the Northerly 20 feet thereof;  Parcel ID No. 25-622-0021; shall be transferred to the Economic Development Authority of Windom for the purchase price of $1.00.

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 3rd day of December, 2019.
                                                                             ________________________________
                                                                             Dominic Jones, Mayor                                          

ATTEST:

_____________________________________
Steven Nasby, City Administrator

1st Reading:     November 19, 2019

2nd Reading:    December 3, 2019

Adoption:        December 3, 2019 

Published:       December 11, 2019   

 

 

 

Cottonwood County – Flood Map Open House

 

Flood Map Open House

Cottonwood County – Public Open House Meeting

Wednesday December 18, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office
Law Enforcement Basement
902 5th Avenue
Windom, MN 56101

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