Early Brush Pickup

Reminder to Olivia residents: Curbside brush pickup is usually done on the last Friday of each month, but in July it’s done a week earlier in preparation for the Corn Capital Days celebration.  Accordingly, curbside brush pickup will be done on July 22nd (NOT the 29th).  As always, if the Public Works crew can’t get it […]

New Electric Rates

In mid-December, we were notified by Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) that the wheeling charge for the power we purchase from Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) would increase by more than 70%, effective January 1, 2016. Approximately 70% of the electricity we purchase comes from WAPA, so this short-notice rate increase was significant.  As a […]