City Council Opening

Due to the recent resignation of Tom Hatlestad, the Arlington City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill the open City Councilmember position.  The City Council is looking for an individual to fill the remaining term starting July 1, 2020 and expiring December 31, 2020. To be eligible, an individual must be a United States citizen, a resident of the City of Arlington, and at least 18 years old. 

Regular meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month. There are occasional additional meetings for workshops or special meetings, as needed. In addition to the council meetings, there are also committees that meet on a regular basis (frequency dependent upon the committee needs) on other nights of the week. 

Those interested should submit a Letter of Interest on why you would like to serve on the City Council along with their resume to City Administrator Amy Newsom, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN  55307 or by 5:00PM on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. 

The Council will interview candidates at a Council work session on Monday, May 18, 2020.


Emergency Assistance for Child Care Providers

As part of their COVID-19 Response Supplemental Budget proposal, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan proposed $30 million in funding for emergency grants for licensed child care providers that are caring for children of workers in critical sectors. 

There are approximately 420,000 children under the age of 12 who’s guardians are a worker in a critical sector. The state estimates that about 120,000 of those children are likely to need and use licensed child care. Child care providers play a key role in enabling emergency and essential personnel to go to work.

To help ease the burden of the financial strain that the child care industry has been experiencing, the State passed a proposal to provide emergency funds on March 28.

The Department of Human Services, Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, and Child Care Aware of Minnesota are working together to distribute these funds. Follow the link to learn more. 


Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants

Stay Home MN

Click for Shelter in Place Order FAQs.


The Stay at Home, or Shelter In Place, Order goes into effect at 11:59PM, 3/27 and lasts until 5:00PM, 4/10. There are a lot of questions about what this means for different businesses and their employees. If you have any questions, check out the FAQ page (linked above). If you are looking for more details try contacting the state Emergency Operations Center at 651-297-1304 or toll-free at 800-657-3504.

Small Business Owner’s Guide to CARES Act

Follow the link to review information for small business owners regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (or CARES) Act. 

Governor Issues Stay at Home Order

The Governor has issued a shelter in place order, also known as a “Stay at Home” Order. The order will take effect at 11:59PM on Friday, March 27th and last until 5:00PM on Friday, April 10th. 

Click to download the Governor’s Executive Order.

Sibley County No Spray Request Forms


The 2020 forms to request that Sibley County avoid the ditches on your property while spraying for noxious weeds are here.

Sibley County Libraries

Sibley County Library Closure Updates

Click to view PDF.

Emergency Assistance for Small Businesses

During this time of pandemic and government ordered shutdowns, one of the biggest concerns within the community is the welfare of small businesses. Though there are federal funding programs to assist businesses during the current state of emergency, these funds may not be available quickly enough to provide the relief small businesses need. The State of Minnesota offers a similar program that may provide funds more quickly.

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