Wabasha City Administrator Position

Position Requirements

Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration or minimum five years’ experience in a closely related field with three years as department head level or higher.  The City Council is interested in creating a strong pool of candidates and retains the right to substitute experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Candidates shall also possess a strong working knowledge of the role of an administrator in a council/administrator form of government.  Familiarity with the distinct operations and functions of city services including general government, budgeting and finance, community and economic development, public works and parks, planning and zoning, and public safety is important.  Knowledge of organizational development, labor relations, strategic planning, capital financing, project management and public infrastructure is also essential.  The City Administrator is expected to take initiative, introduce new ideas, lead by example and reach out to the community of Wabasha.  The City Administrator is hired by the City Council and serves at its pleasure.


Compensation and Benefits

The 2020 starting salary is $88,028.  Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The City provides competitive benefits.


Application and Selection Process

Applications may be obtained from the City’s website at  Please attach a resume.  Position Open Until Filled:  Posting Date:  September 14, 2020

Mailing Address:  City of Wabasha, PO Box 268, Wabasha, MN 55981


City Administrator Job Description 9-1-2020

September 14th, 2020|Categories: Employment, News|

Volunteers Needed

The Public Works Department is looking for volunteers to help take care of the flower beds located in Vet’s Park and Isaac Walton Park. If you are interested, please contact Wabasha Public Works Department at 651-565-3404, or email us at [email protected]

June 30th, 2020|Categories: News|

City Parks are now open

Beginning Friday May 22, 2020, City Parks are open for use which include: Isaac Walton Park, Malone Park, Bruegger Park, Heritage Park, Athletic Field Park, Beach Park, and Schmidt Park. There is still some work to be done at the Pool and Athletic Field restrooms which will be opening Tuesday May 26, 2020. Please practice social distancing and follow all COVID-19 guidelines when visiting any of our City Parks. You will also need to bring your own hand sanitizer for your own personal use. A reminder that the water in the restroom sinks are NOT heated. Enjoy using our City Parks and stay healthy and safe!


May 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|

No Wake Zone in place

Reminder for river traffic, the no wake zone enforcement period begins Memorial Weekend, May 22, 2020.  The City of Wabasha no wake zone is from the upper Parkside Marina rock point, extending downriver to Bailey Avenue, just below the National Eagle Center.  Markers have been placed on the Minnesota side of the Mississippi River marking these areas, along with signage on the shore.  Please be mindful of this area and follow all No Wake Zone requirements while traveling up and down the river in this section.  Law Enforcement will be monitoring boat traffic through the entire summer until the end of Labor Day weekend.  Have a great boating season and let’s all be safe out there.

May 21st, 2020|Categories: News|

Candidacy Filing Information

Applications are being accepted for Candidacy filing for City Council in Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 3. The deadline for filing is 5pm on June 2, 2020. Below is the link which outlines the “how-to’s”. You can download the forms on the Secretary of State website or stop into City Hall during our normal business hours (M-Thurs 9-4, Friday 9-11)  to pick up a packet.

Large Ward Map

May 20th, 2020|Categories: News|

Wabasha Public Library

Wabasha  Public  Library  will accept  appointments to enter the Library  from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.  One person or two people from the same household may schedule a 15 minute appointment to visit the library for browsing of materials or for use of the public computers.  Arrangements may be made by calling the library at 651-565-3927.  Upon entering the library, visitors should plan on washing or sanitizing hands and wearing a face mask.  A hand sanitizer station is located at the entrance and disposable masks are available.  The appointment process will stay in place until further notice.  Curbside pickup will continue until further notice.

*Please note:  one parent and one child may visit the children’s room at this time, call for an appointment.

Full details of the temporary reopening policy may be found here:

May 19th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 Updates, News|

Update May 18, 2020 – Governor Walz’s Office

After Governor Walz update last week it has been decided that the City will open it’s doors to the Public today Monday May 18, 2020 at 9am and return to regular business hours. City Hall will continue to have proper cleaning procedures in place to ensure protection to the public and all staff entering the City Hall building. As a reminder, please utilize the 2 drop box locations for utility payments to limit entry into City Hall. All City meetings will continue to be held via Zoom until the Governor’s restrictions on gatherings of 10 or less are lifted.

As always, we thank you for your understanding and patience as we go through theses changes together.

May 18th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 Updates, News|

Brush Dump Notice

The City of Wabasha has been overwhelmed with an influx of brush from neighboring communities and out of town residents. This will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED! We cannot keep up with the removal of the brush pile after the company that used to do it basically for free will no longer provide this service. The city brush dump is for City of Wabasha residents ONLY. If you are not a Wabasha resident within our city limits, please contact your local government offices to inquire on where to properly dispose of your brush and other materials. Please share this information with your neighbors, friends, and anyone who is illegally dumping. It is video monitored and illegal dumping will be ticketed by the Wabasha Police Department. If conditions persist, the brush dump gate will be locked and only open during normal business hours, as it was in the past. We are not the place to dump off your rocks, brick, gravel, or any other objects or material. Tickets will also be issued for this illegal dumping. If anyone needs to report illegal dumping, contact the Public Works shop at 651-565-3404, or email at [email protected] with license plate number and pictures if possible. Thank you, Public Works Department

May 1st, 2020|Categories: News|

Afternoon Update at 3:30PM April 27, 2020

By way of update after discussing Governor Walz executive orders from last Thursday April 23, 2020 The City of Wabasha will continue to follow the Stay at Home Order issued by Governor Walz and make weekly assessments on when and what to re-open. All City Buildings continue to remain closed to the public until further notice. All meetings will continue to be held virtually either via conference call or Zoom, the mode of delivery will be on the agendas as they are published.

This decision is made to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

City staff recognize the impact this may have on residents and encourage correspondence via email and calling city hall and leaving a message. Your calls and emails will be answered in a timely manner.

We care about our residents and City Staff is here to help answer questions and support you during this time.

Phone Numbers
City Hall: 1-651-565-4568
City Public Works: 1-651-565-3404
Non-Emergency Police: 1-651-565-3361

Main City Hall Email Contact – [email protected]
Finance Director
Deputy Clerk
Public Works/Waste Water

Planning/Zoning – [email protected]

Building Permit & Zoning please email or call 1-651-560-4861. Building Permits will still be processed, please be patient as these will be dealt with as timely as possible.

As previously stated, the following actions are still in place.

1. Effective for the March utility billing (received in April) and April utility billing (received in May) the City of Wabasha will not be charging late fees for late payment. The City will review this after the April billing to possibly extend this period.

2. No Utility Disruption – as stated before we have suspended all utility shutoffs (sewer and water) for users within the City of Wabasha. This does not mean you do not have to pay your bill. Bills will continue to go out. If you know this will be an issue, please be proactive and reach out to the city to make us aware. As mentioned earlier please utilize the city drop boxes by the Post Office and City Hall when making payments or better yet utilize the on-line bill pay on our website. Direct payment plans are another option to consider and can be set up too, please contact City Hall for enrollment.

3. Code Red – If you have not signed up for Code Red here is a link to sign up while we have not used this for the COVID-19 outbreak yet there may come a time that we do.

4. As previously stated we have suspended any solicitor (peddler) permits that have been issued and will deny any further permits until the State of Emergency has lapsed. If you encounter any door to door salesmen or otherwise please contact the non-emergency police number at 651-565-3361.

5. All buildings in public parks will remain locked and winterized until the State of Emergency is over. Currently Beach Park is the only open park and it will be cleaned twice a day. We will be following the guidance and recommendations from the CDC website

6. As previously stated Liquor License paperwork and state information has been sent out. Businesses are still required to complete them in a timely manner to keep them current as in past practices. We will be deferring the actual fee related to these licenses until October 1, 2020. Letters have been mailed out to all applicable businesses regarding this. All Temporary Liquor Licenses are being denied due to Minnesota Executive Order 20-20.

Please continue to watch over your neighbors and friends during this time and do what you can to help.

Chad Springer, City Administrator
Wendy Busch, City Clerk

April 27th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 Updates|