Welcome to the City of Brownton!
The regular City Council meeting for March has been moved to Monday March 11th at the Brownton Area Civic Center at 7 p.m.
****Ordinance #98-An Ordinance Establishing Rental Property Inspections and Regulations, will go into effect January 1, 2024. All rental properties will be required to have an inspection every 2 years. Application fees are $25 for the first address and $20 for all additional addresses and can be paid to the City. Letters to property owners have gone out. The entire ordinance can be viewed at the city office or on the city website.*****
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
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Check out Church/School tab for links to local schools including Noah's Ark Preschool
Annual Cold Weather Rule Notice/Application Click here CWR Application
Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule (CWR) is a state law that protects residential utility customers from having electric or natural gas service shut off between October 1 and April 30. To protect your service from disconnection you must contact the City of Brownton to make and keep a payment plan that you and your utility agree on.
Unpaid utility charges may constitute a lien against the property
- Appliance Recycling Brochure
- Garbage Service
- Residential Curbside Recycling Calendar
- Yard Waste Site-Closed for the Season
- City of Brownton Fee Schedule
- Cold Weather Application
- Drinking Water Report
2024 Rebate Applications:
For financial assistance, please see link below or click on contact tab:
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
- Brownton Community Center
- Lions Park Shelter (May -Sept.)
- Civic Center Gym
- Brownton Community Garden Application