City offices closed to the public

DELANO, MN – The City of Delano is transitioning within its community health emergency plan to the delivery of only essential services and minimizing direct person-to-person contact in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a continuity measure to allow the continuation of essential public services by reducing potential direct contact with employees carrying out services.

The city will be closed all public access to facilities on Monday, and they will remain closed until further notice. The city will continue to perform essential services as defined below and employees will be available by telephone and email during the facilities closure. The city asks for the public’s patience and understanding of this action.

To maintain the city’s continuity of business, city staff asks residents to refer to the following information:

Building and permitting department
The city’s building department will continue its operating during this time. Residents, contractors, and those seeking permits or inspections should contact the department by email permits@delano.mn.us or by phone at 763-972-0550.

Permit forms and more information about the Building Department can be found online at http://www.delano.mn.us/services/building-department

Code enforcement
To report a complaint that requires code enforcement, please call 763-972-0550 or email Marlene Kittock at mkittock@delano.mn.us

Water and electric utilities
Delano Municipal Utilities is also continuing operations, but its facilities are also closed to public access. To reach DMU for a water or electric matter, please call 763-972-0557. Additional information is available at https://delanomn.us/

Streets, parks, trails, storm water, and sanitary sewer
Delano Public Works is continuing operations. Please contact Delano City Hall at 763-972-0550 for matters related to streets, parks, trails, storm water, or sanitary sewer service.

Fire, emergency response, and medical response
If you have a fire or medical emergency, call 911.

The Delano Fire and Rescue Department continues to be fully staffed and operating under normal protocols without interruption.

Delano Motor Vehicle Department
The Delano DMV remains open for business by mail or secure drop box. Customers may renew tabs or complete title transactions by submitting all necessary information and payment by mail or in the drop box. Visit dps.mn.gov for more information on requirements or other available Deputy Registrar Offices.

By mail
Delano Motor Vehicle Department
234 2nd Street North
PO Box 108
Delano, MN 55328

Two drop box options
Delano Municipal Utilities Drop Box
Attention: Delano Motor Vehicle Department
11 Bridge Avenue West
Delano, MN 55328

Delano Municipal Utilities Drop Box – Coborns Grocery Store entrance\
Attention: Delano Motor Vehicle Department
1400 Babcock Boulevard
Delano, MN 55328

Planning and Zoning
The city is continuing planning and zoning activities. Information on planning applications, codes and ordinances, and contact information for staff, please visit http://www.delano.mn.us/services/community-development

Administration and Finance
The city is continuing to operate its administrative and finance functions. Please contact city staff at 763-972-0550 or additional contact information at http://www.delano.mn.us/services/administration

Senior Center
The Delano Senior Center is closed and all senior trips and activities are canceled until further notice.

Crow River Villa
The Crow River Villa office will remain open on a limited basis. Residents of the Crow River Villa are encouraged to practice social distancing and minimize contact with other residents if they are feeling ill or have been exposed to someone experiencing sickness. The city also requests minimal visitor access for the current time period to reduce exposure and contact with all residents. Residents are encouraged to contact Villa management by phone at 763-972-2945 or by email a tweber@delano.mn.us

General COVID-19 Information
The city continues to monitor developments with COVID-19 closely. The city strongly encourages residents to seek information from the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Minnesota Department of Health, and the Wright County Public Health Department. Please visit the websites of each for the latest information.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Minnesota Department of Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website

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