The five member team in Administration helps the City Administrator manage the functions of all other City Departments and oversee the implementation of the City Council’s policies and decisions. In addition to coordinating Council and organizational activities, Administration is also responsible for human resources, management information services, public information, elections, and intergovernmental relations.
Finance is responsible for the general accounting functions of the City which includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial reporting, utility billing, budget preparation, and cash and investment portfolio management.
City Hall hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Fridays. Summer hours are in effect from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month for regular meetings. Administration prepares agendas and provides support information for approximately 24 meetings each year.
Regularly scheduled meetings are held at the City Hall Council Chambers, 1307 Cloquet Avenue, beginning at 7:00 p.m. An agenda/work session meeting is held beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The City provides a live production of each City Council meeting on CAT-7. Tape delayed broadcasting of each meeting also takes place throughout the following week.
Administration processes applications for liquor, therapeutic massage, tobacco, refuse haulers, kennels, solicitors and other related activities under City Code. Call (218) 879-3347 with licensing questions.
Questions concerning special assessment status can be directed to the City at (218) 879-3347.
Contact your Councilor or the City Administrator. The City has several Boards and Commissions available to the public and from time to time special committees are formed to work on specific issues. If interested in serving on a Board/Commission, applications can be completed and submitted for consideration.
The Administration department coordinates and staffs national, state, and local office elections at its six precincts. Five Councilors are elected by ward with the Mayor and one additional Councilor being elected “At large.”
The City completed the installation of new radio read water meters in all customers homes or business. This allows for actual readings each month.