If your city plans to build or upgrade a wastewater facility, drinking water system, sewers or related infrastructure in 2020 and is seeking assistance from the Clean Water Revolving Fund or Drinking Water Revolving Fund, applications are due on Monday, March 30 to the Public Facilities Authority (PFA). Because of . . .
As the situation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19), is rapidly evolving, cities across Minnesota are adjusting to state and federally issued guidelines and directives necessitating certain changes to city operations. Many cities have temporarily ceased operations at city-operated facilities, such as . . .
As COVID-19 and its implications continue to spread, a few key issues have come into play for cities across Greater Minnesota. Thankfully, there are some answers and resources available. Below is a brief summary of the issues and steps cities can take during this time. Emergency declarations Many cities with . . .
On March 18, Congress passed and the President signed the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion and Paid Sick Leave Acts as part of broader legislation enacted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. (H.R. 6201, Divisions C and E). The legislation is effective April 2, 2020 and will expire December 31, . . .
Due to an increased demand and subsequent shortages of toilet paper as a result of COVID-19, we have heard of the increased use and flushing of non-flushable materials such as baby wipes, napkins and paper towels. We encourage you to remind your community members to pay extra attention to what . . .
The World Health Organization declared the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19), outbreak as a pandemic. This designation signifies that COVID-19 is a global disease outbreak, which occurs when a new virus emerges for which there is little or no immunity in the human . . .