335 3rd Street South
P.O. Box 238

Brownton, MN  55312

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Population: 731
Households: 306
Senate District: 17
House District: 17A
Location: 60 miles West of Minneapolis & St. Paul
Government: Mayor/Council Organization 

Welcome to the City of Brownton! 

REMINDER that Homeowners' are responsible to keep the snow and ice clear from your natural gas meter and regulator. Natural gas regulators have a vent that must not be blocked.   Storms, drifting snow and warmer temperatures melting the snow can cause problems. This build-up around the meter set can cause the natural gas regulator to malfunction, resulting in overpressure or loss of natural gas altogether. Blocked venting can cause a furnace or hot water heater to stop working, or even worse, the buildup of deadly carbon monoxide.  Make sure appliance sidewall and rooftop vents are clear of snow and ice and check them often. Gently brush away snow by hand.  Do not use a torch, chemicals, or equipment that can damage the meter set.  Watch for icicle buildup above the meter set and carefully remove them.  A shoveled path to the meter set will assist personnel during an emergency.

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McLeod County Historical Society | McLeod County

 


The Salvation Army Northern Division Logo HeatShare Program

HeatShare is a Salvation Army Program that provides emergency utility assistance for people with no place left to turn. The program is funded in part by Salvation Army donors and by local utility companies and their customers (donate online). Funds are typically used to pay for natural gas, oil, propane and electricity.

HeatShare is offered at most Salvation Army operation centers in Minnesota. In communities where HeatShare funding isn't available, other Salvation Army partners may have resources. Call 1-800-842-7279 to get assistance in your area or learn more using the drop downs below.

  • Low-income seniors
  • Disabled people unable to maintain a steady income
  • Anybody experiencing an unexpected financial emergency

HeatShare is unlike other heat assistance programs because it's based almost exclusively on need. Though families must first prove they've been denied county or other assistance, their eligibility for HeatShare is then determined by only two factors ” need and available HeatShare funding. To get help, either call our hotline at 1-800-842-7279 or find the local office that serves your area to call them directly.

Financial support comes from utility customers and people like you who give online to Salvation Army HeatShare or via their monthly utility bills (most providers include a HeatShare donation option in statements). Additional support comes from local utility companies and other organizations.

Among others, companies that support HeatShare include: CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy, MERC, Minnesota Power, Rural Electric Associations of Minnesota, Minnesota Municipal Utilities, Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association, Duluth ComfortSystems and Minnesota Active Retirees.

HeatShare has provided more than $42 million worth of assistance to over 155,000 households since 1982. Annually, about 4,200 households receive an average of $400 to keep their homes warm.

The program's budget is nearly $1.2 million a year. But that still isn't enough. Year after year, requests for assistance are typically greater than the available resources. Annually, nearly 40,000 households request HeatShare assistance.

For More Information go to Heatshare Website   https://salvationarmynorth.org/northern/heatshare-program

Important information updates

Minnesota Energy Assistance expands to pay water bills – one application for help on energy, water bill and weatherization.

Need Help with your utility bill

United Community Action Agency website

Unpaid utility charges may constitute a lien against the property

Annual Cold Weather Rule Notice/Application  Click here  CWR Application

 

City Services:

      - Connection & Conversion Info
      - Building Permit Form
      - Fence Regulations

      - Zoning permit form 
      - Natural Gas Application Form
      - Utility Service Application

       -Appliance Recycling Brochure
      - Garbage Service
      - Recycling Calendar
      - Yard Waste Site (closed for 2022 season)
      - City of Brownton Fee Schedule
      - Cold Weather Application
       -Drinking Water Report

  2023 Rebate Applications:

         2023 Variable Frequency Drive Rebate

2023 Energy Star Appliance Rebate & Recycling Rebate

2023 Business Lighting Retrofit Rebate

2023 Business New Lighting Rebate

2023 Q.I. Centra AC/ASHP Rebate Form

2023 Cac Tune-Up Rebate Form

2023 Residential Led & Ceiling Fan Rebate Form

2022 Commercial LED Rebate Guide

Cold Weather Rule:

For financial assistance, please see link below or click on contact tab:

Financial Assistance List

Cold Weather Rules FAQ

Shutoff protection info

Please don’t wait until you are up for disconnect! Call City of Brownton or one of the suggested agencies today to help with the amount due on your account.

Call Before you Dig

 GOPHER STATE ONE CALL 800-252-1166

City Policies:

Facilities For Rent/BCG Application: 

Youth Programs: 2023 info coming in May