The City of Medford 
 

COVID-19 related links to Business Assistance, Individual Financial Assistance, Unemployment Resources, and Emergency Child Care Grants:

City of Medford EDA Emergency Loan Program for Medford Businesses:

http://www.medfordminnesota.com/business/eda-business-loan/

https://www.co.steele.mn.us/COVID-19SteeleCountyCommunityResourcesList.pdf

https://owatonnanow.com/dealing-with-covid-19 

https://mn.gov/deed/

https://smifoundation.org/grants/for-grant-seekers/emergency-child-care-grant/  

https://www.uimn.org/

 

The City of Medford received disposable masks from the Owatonna Chamber via a state program.  Medford businesses may stop by Medford City Hall to pick up 50-100 disposable masks.


 

City of Medford Precautions taken due to COVID-19

The City of Medford has modified the delivery of services due to the COVID-19 outbreak that is impacting cities, states, and countries throughout the world.  The City of Medford encourages residents to conduct business through telephone, email, mail, fax and online services when possible.

UTILITY PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE USING THE FOLLOWING METHODS AND WILL STILL BE DUE ON THE 20TH OF THE MONTH:

PLEASE MAIL OR PUT YOUR PAYMENTS IN THE DROP BOX.

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING WITH ALL CASH/CHECK PAYMENTS:

1. NAME

2. PHYSICAL ADDRESS

3. PHONE NUMBER

4. AMOUNT OF PAYMENT

5. UTILITY BILL STUB (IF YOU HAVE IT)

UTILITY PAYMENTS MAY ALSO BE MADE ONLINE: www.medfordminnesota.com, click on the “New Resident & Utility Info” tab.

Permits:

Permits/Zoning Applications will continue to be processed and may be submitted electronically or placed in the City Hall drop box (located to the left side of the City Hall window).

City Clerk: (507) 455-2866, cityclerk@medfordminnesota.com 

City Administrator: (507) 455-2866, medford@medfordminnesota.com

Public Works: (507) 456-3886, pwd@medfordminnesota.com

Public Meetings including Council, Planning & Zoning, Park Board and EDA may be conducted virtually/electronically and closed to the public as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic to maintain social distancing and MN Stay Safe guidelines.  Meetings will continue to be subject to the Open Meeting Law. Proclamation 2020-02

Thank you for your cooperation.

2021 Main Street Improvement Project

 

The City of Medford and Steele County have discussed and planned for the reconstruction of Main Street for several years.  Main Street is part of the County State Aid Highway System and Steele County and the City of Medford are partnering on the project.  The City of Medford is currently considering making improvements to the City's Main Street in 2021.  The improvements would include constructing a new street surface and pedestrian facilities, installing new water mains, and upgrading storm sewer, among other improvements.  To learn more about this project, view the Preliminary Engineering Report, and the updated preliminary assessment roll.  The current report that is being considered by Council is the Updated Preliminary Engineering Report (September) and the Updated Preliminary Engineering Report Appendix (September).

Public Hearing Comments


PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH CLEANING WIPES

Many people have purchased cleaning wipes because they have not been able to purchase toilet paper due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Please DO NOT FLUSH CLEANING WIPES down the toilet.  Throw them in the trash.  Wipes do not dissolve like toilet paper.  Wipes can clog your pipes and can cause backups in sewer lines, mains, and cause major problems with the City’s wastewater treatment infrastructure and system.  We appreciate your cooperation to prevent a backup!  Please spread the word.  The Public Works Crew has noticed a considerable increase in wipes coming into the system in recent days – Posted 3/20/2020.    


Emerald Ash Borer

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has found Emerald Ash Borer within the City of Medford.  To learn more about what you can do as a property owner to respond to this insect, please visit the following site: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/eab

Certified Arborists - This is a link to a list of certified arborists in the region.  These individuals can help with identification of Emerald Ash Borer and may provide treatment services.  Area contractors that trim/plant/care for trees may also be able to identify and treat Emerald Ash Borer. 

 

 

Medford is located 45 miles south of the Twin Cities between Faribault and Owatonna directly off Interstate 35.  According to MNDOT, an average of 33,300 vehicles, traveling I35, pass by Medford daily.  The highest one day traffic count in 2016 was 49,075.   

Medford has beautiful park areas with a variety of family recreational activities including a softball diamond, volleyball courts, tennis courts, basketball court, and walking paths.

The downtown area of Medford has a variety of businesses to meet your everyday needs. Along with abundant housing opportunities, the wonderful school district makes Medford a great place to call home.

Medford has huge opportunities for commercial and industrial business along Interstate 35. Home of the Medford Outlet Center, Furniture Outlet and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

 

 

 

Rice and Steele 911 Center Notification System 

 Sales and Use Tax