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Planned Power Outage

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE

There will be a couple of brief electrical outages the week of September 30th, to do some maintenance at the substation. The planned dates for this are Monday, September 30 AND Friday, October 4, 2019. These are planned to be short power outages, between 8:00 am & 9:00 am both days, necessary only to do the required maintenance. Please mark this down on your calendars and plan accordingly for those mornings.

 

Asst. Deputy Clerk Job Posting

JOB POSTING

The City of Arlington is currently accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Deputy Clerk.  The position works closely with the Deputy Clerk and is under supervision of the City Administrator. This positions general duties include:  assisting customers (via phone and in person) assisting the deputy clerk with multiple accounting duties, processing permits and licenses, maintaining the City’s social media, website and LED sign.  Additionally this position is responsible for all aspects of renting the Community Center. Minimum Requirements:  High School Graduate/GED equivalent. Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class “D” driver’s license and pass a background check. Desired Preference: an Associate’s degree in accounting and/or a minimum of two years of clerical experience. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

Salary range is $14.52 to $18.48/hour plus full benefits. For required application and full job description see below or contact Arlington City Offices, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN  55307 – (507) 964-2378.  Cover letter, resume, and application is due to the City Administrator no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 25, 2019.  The City reserves the right to not fill this position. Interviews will be conducted the first week of October. The City of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click here for job application

Assistant Deputy Clerk Job description

 

CHOOSE ARLINGTON SURVEY

CHOOSE ARLINGTON SURVEY

Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey from our citizen marketing group called Choose Arlington.  Please use the survey monkey link below or complete the survey and return it to the City Office by September 16th. 

Choose Arlington began as a group called Marketing Hometown America.  Marketing Hometown America is a program offered by the University of Minnesota Extension. A collaboration between the City of Arlington, the Chamber of   Commerce, the Arlington Economic Development Authority (EDA), and Arlington Industries helped create Choose   Arlington. There are four separate committees working on different efforts to promote the City of Arlington. Those areas include:  creating signs and promotions for Arlington, attracting builders and developers to Arlington, creating a culture of support for businesses, and a welcome committee for new residents. 

Choose Arlington was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and this     survey will help guide the group’s efforts. 

If you have any questions please contact EDA Director Amy Newsom at (507) 237-4117 or AmyN@co.sibley.mn.us. 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChooseArlingtonSurvey

 

2019-2020 City Council Goals

Arlington City Council 2019-2020 Goals

1. Business development and retention goals

a. Support the EDA in assisting businesses with succession planning
b. Keep Main Street Arlington vibrant and active in coordination with the Chamber
c. Negotiate purchase options for future industrial park

2. Increase housing options, attract new residents and maintain quality of properties

a. Support Choose Arlington
b. Support community events such as scheduling programming at the Gazebo

3. Long-range planning

a. Develop and follow a five year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
b. Make improvements to the City’s infrastructure as funds are available including
repairing sidewalks and updating the long range sidewalk plan.
c. Build an IT network and retain documents electronically.
d. Support the EDA in promoting more construction of senior and low income
housing.

2019 Farmers Market

2018 Arlington Housing Study

Please Click the links below for the 2018 City of Arlington Housing study. 

2018 Arlington Housing Study

Arlington Housing Study Appendix

 

Resident house watch information

Are you going away for the holidays or going on vacation this winter? Would you like the police to watch over your house when you are gone? Please fill out this form and return it to the Police Department at 108 4th Ave. NW. Take the stress out of your vacation.

Click here for the form. 

Utility Bill Pay Scam!

ATTENTION ALL ARLINGTON RESIDENTS!! 
The City of Arlington has been notified that someone is calling around to business owners and residents claiming to be from the City of Arlington Electric Company and requesting that they go to the Dollar General to purchase a pre-paid credit card to pay their delinquent electric bill and if they do not call them back and pay their services will be turned off today. THIS IS NOT FROM THE CITY OFFICE. Please if anyone has received one of these calls, direct them to our office (507) 964-2378 and DO NOT pay these people, this is a scam!!

Arlington Child Care Loan Program

The Arlington Child Care Loan Program provides an incentive to new child care providers to provide services in the City of Arlington.

The program provides a matching forgivable loan for actual expenses relating to the cost of opening a child care business in the City of Arlington, up to $1,000 per child care provider. Qualifying expenses must be approved by the Sibley County Child Care Licensor and the Arlington EDA Director. Approved requests will be funded on a first-come/first-served basis until all funds are expended. In addition, the opportunity exists that the Arlington Economic Development Authority’s revolving loan programs could be available to assist with the costs of opening a child care business.

ELIGIBILITY
1. Only new child care providers located within the City of Arlington are eligible for the loan program.

2. All items for which the child care provider is requesting funds must be approved by the Sibley County Licensor and the Arlington EDA Director.

3. Items purchased prior to EDA approval will typically not be eligible for funding unless the EDA finds significant underlying purposes for work beginning prior to project approval (i.e. inability of quorum for a meeting, and the like).

4. Funds may be requested for the following items (up to):
 Licensing fee ($100)
 Background study fee ($100)
 Pre Licensing training ($175/per person)
 Ongoing training ($250/per person)
 Fire Marshal visit, if needed ($50)
 Smoke Detectors ($10/each)
 Fire extinguishers ($35 )
 Outlet plugs ($4)
 Stationary baby gate ($60)
 First aid kits ($15)
 Utensils/plates/cups ($30)
 Pack n Play ($120)
 Pack n Play sheet ($10)
 Cots ($120)
 High chair/booster seat ($40)
 Fluid Cleanup kit ($15)
 Potty seat/chair ($20)
 Monitor ($40)
 Toys for each age group ($200)
 Craft supplies ($200)
 Strollers ($100)

5. Other uses may also be eligible if prior approval is obtained by the Sibley County Licensor and the Arlington Economic Development Authority.

PROJECT GUIDELINES
Program oversight and authority for loan approval is delegated to the City of Arlington Economic Development Authority. The Economic Development Authority shall review loan applications and may approve loan issuance after considering the following guidelines:

1. Completed applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

2. Preference will be given to projects which:
 Will create new child care slots and reduce the gap in the number of child care slots in the City of Arlington.
 Demonstrate a ratio of private investment to public investment greater than 2:1

3. The proposed expense receipts must be submitted within (6) months of loan approval. If the receipts are not submitted within six months, the Applicant may resubmit a child care loan application for reconsideration.

LOAN DISBURSEMENT
Following loan approval the Lessee shall execute a promissory note. Awarded loan funds will be dispersed to the child care provider upon submittal of receipts or invoices for supplies purchased.

REPAYMENT OF LOAN
The amount of the loan (without interest) will be due and payable to the Arlington EDA one (1) year following the distribution of loan funds. If, however, the child care business to which the loan was granted remains in business in one (1) year following the distribution of loan funds, the loan shall be forgiven by the Arlington EDA.

 

Click here for full loan details and loan application. 

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