Hello everyone, I’d like to take some time to update the community on things that are happening. We continue to advance projects and initiative that the community has become accustomed to, but as all of you have experienced, can be difficult under the current circumstance. I will talk a little about what we have going on and hopefully will be able to address some questions I’ve received. As always, I can most easily be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 507-593-8312; now onto City business.
CSAH 22 Improvement Project – “The New 22”
COVID-19 has disrupted a lot of schedules, but the CSAH 22 Improvement Project is not one of them. Construction work is scheduled to start on April 20th at the intersection of Bridge Street and Main Street. There is a project website that is the hub you should look to for project updates. You can also sign up for email alerts if you’d like through that website. Also, we will be hosing a virtual open house on April 16th at 6:30 P.M. You can access this public open house by signing up using this link. There will be a presentation and the ability to ask questions directly to the Project Engineer. This is new and we don’t know how well it will work, but we are confident that if someone desires to gather information about the project, they will gain that knowledge from the open house or will be able to reach out at a later time to have questions answered.
Yard Debris Burning
As spring is fighting to push through to us, people have been working in their yards. This is great, but we ask to please utilize our compost site for yard waste. The burning of old leaves and other yard debris can cause undesired smoke in your neighborhood and also causes a risk of unintended fires. Le Sueur County is currently under burning restrictions, which can be found following this link.
Le Sueur Community Garden
Gardening while following social distancing recommendations is a great way to get outdoors this spring. The City of Le Sueur has community garden plots available to the public on a first-come basis. The community garden is located in the area of Turril Street and South Fourth Street. Please visit our Community Garden website for information on how to sign up; and best of all, it’s FREE!
Energy Assistance Program
The City of Le Sueur recently was able to enroll in an energy assistance program through the Minnesota Valley Action Council. The roll out of our new utility billing software has allowed us to meet previously unattainable requirements related to the program. This is great for the community and I urge you to apply to see if you’re meet the eligibility requirements. Please visit www.mnvac.org to apply.
Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Le Sueur is holding all public meetings remotely. These meetings are open to the public to listen in and also comment during the public comment portion of the meeting. Links to each meeting are unique, so please look at the meeting you’re interested in attending in our Agenda Center.
Also, please visit our Notify Me page where you can sign up for email or text notifications for up to 21 different city items as hit our website. Take a look and sign up to stay informed!
Finally, if you would like to report something to the City, we have a module on our website that allows you to do just that. Please check out our Report a Concern site to let us know about a variety of common concerns in the City.
Le Sueur Community Center Update
As all may be aware, the Le Sueur Community Center is closed and will be until Governor Walz allows those facilities to be reopened. We have been able to work on projects that are difficult to complete while occupied by patrons, so once we do open, you’ll see some new features. Recreation Programming will also be delayed until social distancing guidelines that allow for programs to operate effectively. We are prepared to act quickly once things are allowed to be opened, so please follow our social media and website for information as programming becomes available. You may have heard that the Minneapolis Park and Rec Board has closed all pools and beaches this summer due to COVID-19. The City of Le Sueur will use local health department guidance when determining the status of our outdoor pool in the near future. Please follow our social media pages and website for details as they become available.
City Contact Numbers
We want to make it as easy as possible to contact the City during this time of remote working. Below is a list of numbers to contact the City. We have also set up an email address for general information. That email is email@example.com.
Emergency – 911
Fire – 911
Le Sueur County Dispatch – 507-665-3313
General Information – 507-665-6401
Police (non-emergency) – 507-665-2041
Water/Wastewater – 507-665-9941
Electric – 507-665-3338
Public Works – 507-665-6401
As we become accustomed with dealing with social distancing and stay at home orders, I want to extend praise to the community and their gracefulness in helping each other out. It is extraordinary to see how willing people are to lend a hand and get through this situation together. It’s amazing to see and I am very blessed be a part of it. As always, I can be reached at 507-593-8312 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.