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City Hall will be open to the public from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Anybody with questions can call – City Administration 437-9940, Engineering/Building 437-9950 and Parks & Recreation 433-1881.

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The City of Austin was recently awarded over $843,000 of grants from The Hormel Foundation.

The City of Austin was recently awarded over $843,000 of grants from The Hormel Foundation.  The City Council approved this award at the December 2nd council meeting.  The projects that these grants funded are listed [...]

May
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The Hormel Institute’s 80th Anniversary Geocaching Event
May 1 @ 6:00 am – May 31 @ 10:00 pm

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Celebrate The Hormel Institute’s 80th anniversary with a fun geocaching event at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center! How it works: Use your detective and GPS reading skills, along with the Geocaching® app, to find four hidden caches.

1. Use your cellphone to download the Geocaching® app to view a map of geocaches. This app will help guide you to each hidden cache.
2. Find the hidden caches. Each one represents a theme that ties into The Hormel Institute — inspire, discover, improve, and history. When you find a cache, you will learn some fun facts about The Hormel Institute.
3. Take one slip from each cache you find. Bring the slip(s) to The Hormel Institute. There are four caches total – you can win a prize for each cache you find. When: For the entire month of May, head out to the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center any day between 6:00am-10:00pm to look for the hidden caches. Registration is NOT required. All caches will be at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, so please be aware of property lines when exploring. There will not be any caches in the prairie area or in the building.

MAY 1-31, 2022
We inspire discoveries that
improve and extend human life
For more information contact:
Kelly Vincelette, M.Ed.
Community Outreach and
Education Manager
The Hormel Institute, UMN
P. 507.437.9676

May
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City-County Committee
May 18 @ 4:00 pm

The City-County Committee will meet at the HRA Office, 308 2nd Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled meeting.  Some members may participate by telephone or other electronic means.  Any citizen wishing to monitor the meeting from a remote location should contact Ann Kasel at 437-9943 to make arrangements in advance.

Public Accuracy Test
May 18 @ 6:00 pm

The Public Accuracy Test for the purpose of demonstrating the accuracy of the Optical Scan DS200 counting programs to be used at the Special Primary Election on May 24, 2022, will be held in City Hall Council Chambers.

May
19
Thu
Culture & Arts Commission
May 19 @ 1:00 pm

The Culture & Arts Commission will meet in City Hall Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Jun
8
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4th Avenue Festival
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Austin Culture & Art Commission will be hosting the 4th Avenue festival. Find more info at the link below.

City of Austin Culture & Art Commission 4th Avenue Festival

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The Hormel Institute’s 80th Anniversary Geocaching Event 6:00 am
The Hormel Institute’s 80th Anniversary Geocaching Event
May 1 @ 6:00 am – May 31 @ 10:00 pm
Flyer Celebrate The Hormel Institute’s 80th anniversary with a fun geocaching event at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center! How it works: Use your detective and GPS reading skills, along with the Geocaching® app, to find four hidden caches. 1. Use your cellphone to download the Geocaching® app to view a map of geocaches. This[...]
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Police officer swearing-in 9:30 am
Police officer swearing-in
May 2 @ 9:30 am
The swearing-in of a new police officer will be held in City Hall Council Chambers.
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Park and Rec Board 5:15 pm
Park and Rec Board
May 4 @ 5:15 pm
The Park and Rec Board will meet at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center for a monthly meeting.
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Library Board 4:30 pm
Library Board
May 9 @ 4:30 pm
The Library Board will meet in the Austin Public Library, 323 4th Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
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Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 pm
Planning Commission Meeting
May 10 @ 5:30 pm
The Planning Commission will meet in City Hall Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
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City Council Meeting 5:30 pm
City Council Meeting
May 16 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 PM The Mayor and City Council will meet in City Hall Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled bimonthly meeting. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE COUNCIL MEETING: The Mayor and City Council will meet as the Committee-of-the-Whole in City Hall Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled bimonthly work session.
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Pillars of the City Committee 10:00 am
Pillars of the City Committee
May 18 @ 10:00 am
The Pillars of the City Board will meet in City Hall Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
City-County Committee 4:00 pm
City-County Committee
May 18 @ 4:00 pm
The City-County Committee will meet at the HRA Office, 308 2nd Avenue NE, for a regularly scheduled meeting.  Some members may participate by telephone or other electronic means.  Any citizen wishing to monitor the meeting from a remote location should contact Ann Kasel at 437-9943 to make arrangements in advance.
Public Accuracy Test 6:00 pm
Public Accuracy Test
May 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Public Accuracy Test for the purpose of demonstrating the accuracy of the Optical Scan DS200 counting programs to be used at the Special Primary Election on May 24, 2022, will be held in City Hall Council Chambers.
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Culture & Arts Commission 1:00 pm
Culture & Arts Commission
May 19 @ 1:00 pm
The Culture & Arts Commission will meet in City Hall Council Chambers for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
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Base Salaries of Three Highest Paid Employees

Minnesota state law – Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005 Requires that “a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees.”
For City of Austin, titles and annual salaries as of are:

As of January 1, 2022

City Administrator – $155,355
Public Works Director – $150,820
Director of Administrative Services – $138,029


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