News

  • Annual City-Wide Spring Cleanup (4/15/2014) - Once again this year, West Central Sanitation is working with the City of Olivia to help clean up our beautiful city.  Call West Central Sanitation to make arrangements for your items to be picked up and disposed of during the week of April 21 – April 25.  Any charges you acquire for the cleanup will […]
  • Cold Weather Rule Protection Ends April 15th (4/5/2014) - The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule protection will end on April 15.  At that time, all past due utility accounts must be paid in full to continue receiving utility service.
  • Volunteer Opportunity (3/3/2014) - The State of Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care is seeking Olivia area residents who are interested in becoming Certified Ombudsman Volunteers.  Those selected would help improve the quality of life for people who are long term care residents by assisting in solving problems. They are seeking individuals with a variety of backgrounds, who want a […]
  • Help Protect Your Water Line (2/11/2014) - The continuous extreme cold weather this winter has pushed the frost table lower than normal, resulting in frozen water service lines from the water main to individual homes.  You can help prevent your line from freezing by running a stream of water the size of a pencil lead throughout the day and/or night.  Or, you could run […]
  • Adopt A Hydrant (2/6/2014) - If your home or a neighbor’s home is on fire, would you prefer to see firefighters immediately connect their hoses and begin fighting the flames, or would you like to see them trying to locate and dig out a hydrant from a snow bank while your home goes up in smoke? The City of Olivia […]
  • Cold Weather Rule (10/29/2013) - The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule helps protect you from disconnection of electric service during the cold weather period, October 15 – April 15.  Visit the Cold Weather Rule page under Public Utilities for details and an application.
  • Business and Residential Improvement Grant (10/15/2013) - The City of Olivia is applying for a grant through Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership for funding that property owners in the designated area could use to make improvements and repairs to their homes or businesses. In order to maximize our chances of receiving a grant, the City of Olivia needs to show there is considerable […]
  • HeatShare Program (9/3/2013) - The Salvation Army HeatShare program provides emergency utility assistance to those with no where left to turn.  It’s a last chance program for those who’ve exhausted all other private and government assistance programs.  All donations given by Olivia residents are used to assist Olivia residents.  If you’d like to contribute to the program or apply […]
  • Correction (8/13/2013) - The City of Olivia utility bill Dated August 1, 2013, contained an incorrect telephone number in the yellow Comments section.  The correct number to call if you have any problems with the curbside recycling program is: (320) 523-3759.
  • CLOSED – Advertisement For Bids (7/24/2013) - CLOSED.   The City of Olivia will receive sealed bids at the City Hall until 2:00pm on August 16, 2013, for a roofing project at Fairview Place, Olivia Congregate Housing.  Click here for the full advertisement.
  • Corn Capital Days (6/26/2013) - Corn Capital Days: July 24 – 28. Click here for a Map of the Parade Route Click here for  Corn Token Treasure Hunt Clues (at 7:45 am Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) For Complete Corn Capital Days Information, visit the Olivia Chamber Website
  • Predatory Offender Public Notification (6/24/2013) - News Release:  Level 3 Predatory Offender The Olivia Police Department and Renville County Sheriffs Department are releasing information regarding a Level III Predatory Offender pursuant to MN State Statute 244.052.  This statute authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a Level 3 sexual or predatory offender, who members of the community are likely […]
  • John Johnston – 50 years of coaching (6/15/2013) - John Johnston has completed 50 years of coaching golf at Olivia and BOLD High School.  There was a very nice segment on WCCO’s Sports Rally on Friday night, June 14th.  It was done by John Lauritsen from Montevideo.  John is the son of Dave Lauritsen, Montevideo Librarian.  Here is the link for those people that […]
  • Thank you, Goodbye and Hello (5/25/2013) - A generous thank you to Dan Hotovec for his years of service to the Olivia Ambulance.  The entire community appreciates all his efforts. Olivia also bids goodbye and good luck to Jake Odlund as his assumes responsibilities as Director of the Douglas County Library in Alexandria.  He made valuable contributions to the library and community […]
  • Comprehensive Plan Update (5/25/2013) - The Comprehensive Plan is moving forward and at the last meeting we received a Powerpoint presentation about the physical setting, demographics and economics of Olivia.  I’ve enclosed the link. Olivia Comprehensive Plan May 13, 2013   It was very interesting and I encourage others to check out this information.  This information will be a valuable piece […]
  • Odds ‘n’ Ends from Mayor (5/25/2013) - The Comprehensive Plan is moving forward and at the last meeting we received a Powerpoint presentation about the physical setting, demographics and economics of Olivia.  I’ve enclosed the link.  Olivia Comprehensive Plan May 13, 2013  It was very interesting and I encourage others to check out this information.  This information will be a valuable piece as […]
  • Construction Project begins again (5/21/2013) - As community residents have probably noticed, the street construction project inspectors, crews, and city workers have been evaluating last year’s work and preparing for what needs to be done this year.  Overall, the work done has fared well over the winter.  There are areas that need restoration and/or repair.  The inspectors and crews are marking […]
  • Girl Scout Gold Award (4/30/2013) -  I would like to acknowledge a young woman who is getting her Girl Scout Gold Award.  Only 103 girls in the Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Girls Scouts are receiving this award this year.  Andrea Saucedo from Olivia will be among them.  Andrea’s project was creating and implementing a structured program during the CCOC’s after […]
  • House addresses! Emergency vehicles need to see you! (4/18/2013) -   As we are undertaking spring cleaning, yard clean-up and general work around our outdoor spaces, check on the condition of your house address. As a city we need to make sure our homes and businesses have clear and visible street addresses. It is so very important to be able to see a street address. […]
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Fundraiser (4/5/2013) - Please join me at Master’s Coffee Shop on Wednesday, April 17 at noon.  I will be declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Master’s is donating 100% of the regular coffee and tea sales to our local Safe Avenues which is the main contact for information about sexual assault.  The figures are amazing.  1 in […]