What are the City of Eagle Lake’s regular hours of operation?

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where is City Hall located?

705 Parkway Avenue

What are the regulations regarding Winter Parking?

When heavy snowfall events occur (typically 3 inches or more), be sure to listen and watch for radio and TV annoucements pertaining to emergency parking regulations that may be in effect. Once declared, a Snow Emergency is in effect until an announcement has been made that the Snow Emergency has been lifted.

SECTION 4.100 EMERGENCY PARKING REGULATIONS

A. Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the term “Emergency” shall mean any condition upon any public street, including the presence of snow, freezing rain, sleet, ice or other phenomenon, which condition creates or is likely to create any hazardous road condition or impedes or is likely to impede the free movement of traffic, when such conditions have been declared by the Public Works Director or in his absence, the on duty Maintenance Worker.

B. Declaration. Upon the existence of an emergency as defined herein, the Public Works Director or in his absence, the on-duty Maintenance Worker, declares that an emergency exists, whereupon such person shall notify the media (radio and TV) and request that such media cooperate with the City in giving notice to such emergency to the community. The emergency regulations set forth below shall become effective one (1) hour after such notice has been given by the City to such news media.

C. Unlawful Acts. During an emergency, it is unlawful for any person, as driver or operator of a vehicle, or as the registered owner of such vehicle, to park, stop or leave standing, or cause, allow, or permit to be parked, stopped or left standing, whether knowingly or unknowingly, any such vehicle upon any City street until the emergency has been lifted.

D. Towing. Upon the existence of an emergency as defined above, the City may tow vehicles in violation of this ordinance as authorized in Minnesota State Statute 169.041.

How much does garbage and recycling cost?

Please contact City Hall for more information as rates are subject to change

What day is garbage and recycling picked up?

Thursday; containers should be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m.

What do I do if I have extra garbage?

Garbage bag tags can be purchased at the Eagle Express located at 401 Parkway Avenue in Eagle Lake. Contact number is 507-257-3230.

What is the Eagle Lake Post Office number?

507-257-3200

Does the City have a drop box location?

Yes, the drop box is located on the east side of City Hall at 705 Parkway Avenue.

Does the City have autopay for Utility Billing?

Yes, you can enroll with our ACH Debit Authorization Form or register online with PSN (Payment Service Network). https://www.paymentservicenetwork.com/Login.aspx?acc=RT23799

Can the City take a credit/debit card payment in person or over the phone?

Yes, we are able to take one-time payments in person or over the phone.

Why did I get charged a late fee on my utility bill?

Payments are due by the 25th of the month. A late fee will be applied to any past due accounts.

Why does my first utility bill indicate a time period a month before I moved in?

The dates stated on your utility card are your water meter read dates. Your first bill will only have refuse, recycling and tax.

Why is my water bill so high?

Do you have faucets that are dripping or leaking? Does the toilet fail to shut off after flushing? A billing period that may include outside summer watering? All these problems can increase your water consumption dramatically.

If I have a dog, do I need a dog license?

Yes, all dogs must be licensed with the City. Please stop by City Hall to fill out the necessary paperwork. Be sure to bring along proof of vaccination.

What are the steps I need for a building permit?

Whenever a building is constructed, or when a building is altered in a way regulated by the building code, a building permit is required before construction starts. You can download an application from the Building and Zoning Permits tab on our website or by picking one up from our City Hall Office. If you have any further questions, give us a call or stop by our office.

Why is the City plowing/pushing the snow onto my yard?

The Public Works Department may need to push snow onto the boulevard, which is the right of way.

Where do I take my grass clippings or branches?

The City of Eagle Lake does not have a compost site. Grass clippings, leaves, prunings, weeds, sod strippings, limbs, branches, logs and vines may be taken to the SMC Compost Facility. There is a per-bag or per-load fee for the service. For current fees please call SMC at 507-388-3122. The SMC Compost Site is located at 57032 231st Lane (off of 3rd Avenue) in Mankato.

PROCEDURE:

At Home:

Load yard waste into reusable containers (be sure open loads are secured and contained)

Keep yard waste separate from brush

Take plants out of pots

At the Compost Site:

Check in at the office

De-bag and unload your waste in the designated area

Unload brush at the designated area

Take containers and bags home

When is Tator Days?

Tator Days is usually the 3rd weekend in July. Tator Days is a community event held by residential volunteers. Tator Days 2018 will be July 19-22. If interested in volunteering please email or call and include your contact information to tatordays@hotmail.com or 507-327-6583.

Can I rent out the Council Chambers at City Hall?

Yes, you can rent out the Council Chambers for private meetings and parties (such as birthday/graduation party; home-based business parties; crafting gatherings; etc.)

Private Meetings: Residents fee: $25.00 per day; Non-resident fee: $50.00 per day

Private Parties: Residents fee: $100.00 per day; Non-residents fee: $150.00 per day