Thank you all for doing your part to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 for the health of our community. On April 8, Governor Walz commended Minnesotans for complying with social distancing as a key part of his “Stay at Home” executive order. He extended the order until Monday, May 4 to preserve the gains we have made and buy more time for hospitals, doctors and nurses to handle the anticipated caseload. We hope you remain safe and healthy as we continue to weather COVID-19 together.
City Hall Closure Extended to May 4
As a result of the governor’s updated executive order, city hall remains closed to the public until May 4, with exception of very limited in-person services. At this time, that includes accepting deliveries and allowing contractors to pick up water meters or building permits by appointment only.
Please know that at the City of Victoria, we continue to provide vital city services including: clean drinking water, flushing toilets, emergency route snowplowing and public safety response.
Many city employees are working remotely, providing city services through the magic of technology. We ask for your patience and understanding as we all do the best we can to provide the high level of service to which the city is committed.
Most of our standard city services are available via phone or online at www.ci.victoria.mn.us Contact city employees online or by phone, Monday–Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm for any city business.
Services available include:
- Pay utility bills, apply for building permits, watch public meetings.
- Report pothole or street repair or general concern.
- Building inspections for new construction and for life/safety issues continue.
- Non-essential residential inspections such as change-outs of furnaces, air conditioning units, water heaters and water softeners are temporarily delayed.
- Sprinkler and fire alarm inspections continue.
- Essential water and sewer repairs continue; non-essential repairs are postponed. Do not flush “disposable” wipes, rags or paper towels, which can cause blockages.
Victoria Recreation Center
Missing your fitness class? Although the Victoria Recreation Center is closed until May 4, you can enjoy virtual fitness classes
with your favorite instructors!
City Council and Committee Meetings
The city council and citizen committees continue to conduct business remotely using virtual technology in compliance with open meetings laws. You can view meeting agendas and watch meetings
live or later on your personal electronic device or watch city council meetings live on Mediacom Channel 8.
- Select Notify Me on the city’s website to get email or text notifications about upcoming meetings.
- Submit comments or questions to city council or committees prior to the relevant meeting.
- Participate in open forum or public hearing part of city council and committee meetings by calling a conference phone number. Those wishing to speak are encouraged to notify the city in advance. Instructions will be published on meeting agendas in the event of a public hearing.
Small Business Resources
The federal and state governments have rolled out several programs available to small businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. These resources include low or no interest loans, payroll protection, technical assistance, unemployment programs and more.
The Carver County Community Development Agency has compiled a webpage
and a matrix
describing the different programs available.
The city’s compost site is closed. Please do not dump compost at the site.