3/06/2014

Holdingford's Annual Fire and Rescue Department Relief Association breakfast is Sunday, March 9,

serving from 8:30a.m to 12:30p.m.

If you have attended in past years, you know how good it is.

 Please come out and support the dedicated men and women of our Fire and Rescue Department!

2/20/2014


 Citizen's of Holdingford you will be getting a letter about this in the next day or so.


WARNING: FROZEN WATER LINES

Area cities around Holdingford are experiencing frozen waterlines.  We have had one resident in Holdingford report the start of a frozen waterline.

We need to be proactive and take preventive measures to keep all of our waterlines from freezing. 

We are asking all residents and businesses that are on the City of Holdingford water system to please let one faucet in your home run a pencil size stream of water continuously until further notice!

While this is not a guaranteed way to keep pipes from freezing, letting a number 2 pencil size stream of water flow at all times will substantially reduce the risk!

What residents need to know and understand, is that the likelihood of frozen water lines WILL INCREASE in late February through March when the outside temperature rises and drives the frost further down into the ground.

YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR THIS WATER!   Your utility bill will reflect the same amount as your January billing!

The waterline that runs from the main shutoff to inside the home or business is the owner’s responsibility.  If you have a frozen service line, the cost of thawing can be expensive and there are a limited number of plumbers that have the equipment to thaw.

If you have a frozen line call Jeremy at 241-5792  or Adam at 293-2015

2/13/2014

NOTICE of
SPECIAL MEETING

for HOLDINGFORD CITY COUNCIL

on TUESDAY, February 18, 2014

at 7:00 p.m.

at Holdingford City Hall to meet with representatives on feasibility of piping natural gas to the

Holdingford area.

Public is encouraged to attend.

Sandra Meer

City Clerk/Treasurer

12/21/2013

For all you skaters out there the ice skating rink is open down at the Veteran's Memorial Park in Holdingford.

11/22/2013

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

 All are invited to come out to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting .

It will be Friday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holdingford Area Historical Museum.

Snacks & hot chocolate Presented by Pedals to Petals Garden Club
and the Holdingford Area Historical Society

A bonus this year, the museum will be open and refreshments will be served inside the Museum after the tree lighting.


11/16/2013

Annual lighting of the Christmas tree lights.

The Petals to Pedals Garden Club is sponsoring with the Historical Society,


the annual lighting of the Christmas tree lights.



This will occur on November 29 at 6:30pm at the Historical Museum.



Cookies, hot cider and coco will be provided .



Everyone is welcome!

4/14/2013

John Binsfeld Cancer Benefit – Sunday, April 21, 2013

John Binsfeld was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer last year and has undergone many extensive treatments.

On April 21st, you can help by joining us for the John Binsfeld Cancer Benefit!

A delicious chicken dinner will be served at Pelican Lake Ballroom in St. Anna from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. A silent auction will also be taking place during that time.

The dinner is $10 for adults and $6 for children that are 10 years old and younger. Your support is truly needed to make this benefit a success!
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4/01/2013

To the residents of the City of Holdingford

Because of the housing slowdown, the City of Holdingford's growth has been stagnant the last
few years. Because the costs of running a city keep going up, we need to grow to keep our
property taxes in check. In an effort to help grow our city, your City Council has decided to
offer incentives to build in the City of Holdingford in 2013.
The first incentive is to wave new water and sewer hookup fees for new homes built in 2013.
The second incentive is to rebate the city's portion of the property tax for two years on any new
construction done in Holdingford City limits in 2013. Whether you build a new home, add on to
an existing home, or add an outbuilding to your property in 2013, the City will reimburse the city
portion of your property tax bill on that NEW construction. When planning to build, bnng along
a copy of your 2013 property tax statement with your building plans when applying for a
building permit. Our city clerk will have all the details about the building incentives and
information on how to apply.
A couple of other issues that need to be brought up: the first is DOGS! We are getting many
complaints about dogs running loose in the city. The city ordinance states, all dogs must be on a
leash or kept in the dog owner's yard. We will aggressively pick up all dogs we find wandering
loose and take them to the kennel in St. Cloud. This action is a very expensive cost to the city
and will also be a very expensive cost to the owner when reclaiming their pet. Let's be
responsible pet owners and take care of our pets! The second issue: we have been having a rash
of problems with our sewage lift station pumps getting plugged up. We are finding articles of
clothing, toys, sanitary napkins, condoms diapers etc. in the pumps. These pumps are designed
to handle a certain amount of debris, but lately they have been overwhelmed. When this happens
our maintenance staff needs to go down, pull and dismantle the pumps to clean them out. This is
very time consuming and not a very pleasant task. So please watch what gets flushed into our
sewer system. THANK YOU!


Your City Council


"The City of Holdingford is an equal opportunity' provider and employer."

2/06/2013

Bring Your Skates

The skating rink is open at the Park

1/18/2013