WELCOME TO BROWNSDALE
CITY SERVICES and OTHER UTILITIES
WATER AND SEWER
City bills you for water and sewer usage every month, I
send out the bill on the 27th for the coming month. There are no water meters, so the Council, at
the beginning of each year, passes a Resolution regarding rates. Water is based
on occupancy and sewer is a
set $20.00 per household.
The City is served by two companies, Waste Management (888-960-0008)
or Y Waste (507-433-1702). You are free to contact either. Recycling Curbside
schedule is posted on www.co.mower.mn.us/recycling.html
or we have a recycling dumpster on Main St. by the City’s garage. Contact
the City if you would like recycling
Electric service is provided by Freeborn Mower (507-373-6421 or 800-734-6421 or after hour restoration 800-927-6201)
gas service is provided by Minnesota Energy(1-800-889-9508).
Telephone service is provided by Frontier (1-800-921-8102).
Cable is provided by Medicom (1-800-332-0245).
The City of Brownsdale Brush Site is permitted and
regulated by the Minnesota Department of natural Resources. There are numerous
rules and regulations that
must be followed so that the site can remain open to the residents of
Brownsdale. Following is a partial list
of those rules. Anyone found to have
improperly used the site would not be allowed to use it again. Thank you for
1. Hours of operation Sunrise to Sunset.
2. Only the following items can be accepted:
tree trimmings, brush, leaves, garden plants
and grass clippings.
3. All other
material is PROHIBITED, but not limited to the following: garbage, lumber,
plastic, cardboard, paper, carpet, construction materials and furniture.
4. This Site
is for residents of the City ONLY. NO
commercial dumping without prior approval.
of garbage and starting of fires by
unauthorized personnel are misdemeanors punishable by fines up to $1000.00
and/or up to 90 days in jail. (MN Statute 609.68)
Hwy.56 South out of Town
Turn Left onto gravel road at the Greenwood
Approx. 1/2ml. down on Left side of
From November 1st through May 1st
because of snow, freezing rain, sleet, ice, snow drifts or other natural
phenomena, which create or are likely to create hazardous road conditions
impeding, or likely to impede, the free movement of fire, health, police,
emergency or other vehicular traffic, or the safety and welfare of the
community, the City shall Restrict
parking on certain street and parking lots.
During these months, it is unlawful to park or leave standing any
vehicle on any portion of the following streets or parking lots from 1:00am to
1)100 Block of N. Mill St
2) 100 Block of S. Mill St
3) 100 Block of E. Main St
4) 100 Block of W. Main St
5) 100 Block of
W. Pleasant St
6) 100 Block of E. Pleasant St
7) All city-owned parking lots,
A) This section shall not apply to persons in charge
of wreckers or authorized emergency vehicles while actually servicing
mechanical, fire, police or medical emergencies;
Acts. During these months it is unlawful to park or leave standing any
vehicle on any street or city-owned parking lot listed in Section 10 above
during prohibited hours, on any other street between the hours of 8:00 am and
8:00 am of the succeeding day, bearing odd-numbered United States Post Office
address on even-numbered days on the month or on any other street between the
hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 am of the succeeding day, bearing even-numbered
United States Post Office address on odd-numbered days of the month.
Building permits are required to
build any building larger
than 120 square feet. Permits are also
Re-roofing, re-siding, or new windows
New or replacement furnaces, water heaters,
Other things too numerous to mention
Always check with City Hall before
doing any building
project to see if a permit is needed.
While many of you may be pet lovers,
not everyone is. Pets are not allowed to run free. Your pet also requires a license. Any dog or cat over six
months old needs to
have a license. Licenses may be
purchased at City Hall for $5.00 for a two year term with proof of current
vaccination. When walking you dog, you
are responsible to pick up any droppings left behind.
The Meadow Area Newspaper is the official newspaper of the
City. All official notices are published
City Hall is located at 103 Main
St. E. Office hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Council meeting are the 1st Monday
of the month 7pm@City Hall.
Independent School District
#203 is a
district composed of the communities of Brownsdale, Hayfield, Oslo, Sargeant,
and Waltham. Its boundaries span an area of 200 square miles from Rochester in
the northeast and to Austin in the southwest. The school system involves
approximately 790 students and 60 teachers. Students in the Hayfield Community
Schools are taught in a "person-centered" environment. The school's
philosophy stresses the importance of the student's academic, social and
emotional development with the emphasis on the student's need to feel successful
and important. The faculty and staff are expected to be sensitive to needs and
problems and to be understanding. Instruction is on a continuous-progress basis
and is designed to promote independence on the part of the student as he/she
progresses from kindergarten through grade 12.
Contact number: 507-477-3235
Brownsdale Elementary School
is very proud of the educational experience it offers
to children. Average class size is 20. We serve grades preschool through
3.There are one or two sections per grade level. We offer outstanding programs
in physical education and music, as well as in the classroom. The beautiful
media center is used throughout the day. The computer lab is located directly
next to the media center. The lab houses 24 computers. We also have a school
forest which is one of about 95 throughout the state. Contact
CHURCHES IN THE AREA
Brownsdale has 5 Churches
in the town. They are listed below, with a number to call
for more information.
Our Lady of Loretto Catholic 507-433-1888
Our Savior Lutheran 507-567-2329
First Baptist 507-567-2369
United Methodist 507-567-2316
New Beginnings in Christ Church