Today: May 24, 2015

Barnesville will hold the annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 25, 2015. The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. starting from Atkinson Elementary School to Front Street and continuing on to McGrath Park. The keynote speaker will be retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Richard Cole. A free-will luncheon will follow the program at VFW Post 4628.

In addition, all city offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in honor of Memorial Day.

baileyphoto (2)The City of Barnesville is excited to welcome Bailey Holzbauer as the new Barnesville Main Street Director. Bailey is originally from Breckenridge, MN. She graduated from MSUM on Friday, May 15, with a bachelors degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. Bailey also holds a minor in advertising and a certificate in professional writing. Bailey began her duties as Main Street Director earlier this week. She brings new ideas and a lot of energy to the Barnesville community!

There has been a lot of questions about the restoration work in the areas where natural gas lines were installed last year. Q3 will be performing the restoration for the project. There is 1 crew there now with more to follow. Estimated completion of restoration is 3-5 weeks. Restoration was delayed due to frost laws in place up until about 1.5 weeks ago.

Focus will be on boulevards, streets, fixing cold patches, etc. Per the contract signed by each service owner, Xcel Energy does not restore yards. There will be 2 people that go through the yards to review installation and rake bell holes flat, but no seeding will be done, this is the responsibility of the homeowner.  If you have questions, check out this webpage.

The City of Barnesville is seeking applications for the position of beach house attendant. This is a temporary/part-time position. Hours include days, evenings, weekends and Holidays. Start date to be June 1st. Required application and job description can be obtained at Barnesville City Hall, 102 Front St. N, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at

If you are a City of Barnesville utility customer and you move to another location in town, please be advised that your Auto Pay account does NOT follow you. To continue to have the convenience of Auto Pay, stop by City Hall to complete a new Auto Pay application form. Federal consumer protection laws do not allow us to have access to that information!

Beginning next week Xcel Energy will have a crew in town to start on the yard restoration work as a result of last year’s natural gas project. The following week there will be a second crews added to assist with the work. The company appreciates your patience as they work hard to restore all the boulevard, alley and yard areas to their original condition.

The Barnesville City Council will hold their monthly 5-11-15 City Council Meeting on Monday, May 11 beginning at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers.

Update on Highway 52 Project! We were just notified by the Clay County Engineer’s office that the closing of Highway 52 west out of Barnesville that was to have started this coming Monday, May 4 has been delayed. The road will be open to traffic next week. The construction project will begin on Monday, May 11.

GREAT SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY!! There are only 16 days left in the school year! Parents, tell your kids about his fun summer job in the sun! We’re still looking for a few lifeguards. We provide training. Wage is $9 an hour – deadline to apply is this coming TUESDAY, May 5. Stop by City Hall for an application or get the job application online.

HEADS-UP: Commuters and those traveling to the FM area!! Beginning on Monday, May 4, Highway 52 will be closed so that crews can complete the last leg of the reconstruction project. The Clay County Highway Department expects that the project should be completed by the end of July.