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.
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]
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 https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/C40C26DFBD62 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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/park-administrators.html
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