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Backus, Minnesota
City Meetings
   will be First Monday
   6:30 pm at City Hall
Monthly City Meeting Minutes
Water/Sewer Monthly Billing Returns
Fire Department Looking for Volunteers
  Applications Available at City Hall
EDA Meetings
will be Second Monday 7 pm
at City Hall following City Meeting
Message from the City Clerk
We are still updating the new City of Backus website. We will be installing Google Analytics and showing reports.
Announcements

September Meetings
• Regular monthly meeting - First Monday after Labor Day
Water/Sewer Monthly Billing Returns
• Water/Sewer monthly billing starts August 2012
   - Easier to budget and more convenient.
Fire Department Looking for Volunteers
   - Applications Available at City Hall


WATER AND SEWER INFORMATION
MONTHLY BILLING RETURNS!! The Backus City Council voted unanimously on Monday, December 5, 2011 to return to monthly billing for water and sewer services effective July 2012. CORRECTION: You will receive your LAST QUARTERLY bill for March 15 to June 15 shortly after June 15. That bill will be due Aug 2. Your first monthly billing will come in July and be due September 2, 2012.

Please watch for the change and if you have any questions, please contact City Hall.

If you have any issues relating to water or sewer services, please contact Backus City Hall at 947-3221 or the Pine River Sanitary District at 587-2924. Staff will contact the water department to resolve the issue. They may be reached at 218-838-4823 for after hour emergencies.

A printed copy of the current Drinking Water Report is available upon request during regular office hours at City Hall. The report is also posted at the Post Office and The First National Bank in Backus.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

• Please make sure that dryer vents and piping going to the outside of the building are cleaned out. When the lint builds up, it can ignite causing a fire.
• If you are interested in being a member of the fire department, please contact City Hall.

CITY DROP BOX
The Drop Box located in the entryway of City Hall will be available to citizens 24 hours a day effective immediately.

HOUSE NUMBERS
This reminder is from the Police Department, Fire Department, First Responders, and Ambulance. As per the City Code Book, Section 920.02 Subd. 1: Address numbers shall be displayed on houses or principal buildings not less than four inches high, and of contrasting color to the background. Make sure the house numbers are clear and visible. In an emergency situation, every second counts!!

FLY-IN BREAKFAST
The annual Fly-In Breakfast will be held annually at Backus Municipal Airport.

CORNFEST
Cornfest will be held on the second Saturday in August each year.
PLEASE VOLUNTEER FOR CORNFEST - WHETHER YOU ARE ON THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OR WORK THE DAY OF THE EVENT. LET’S KEEP THIS EVENT GOING STRONG BY HELPING OUT. CONTACT CITY HALL FOR INFORMATION.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
 

Pine River Food Shelf
First Lutheran Church
587-4500
Every Tuesday and Friday 10 am to 2:00 pm
Hackensack Food Shelf
In back of Share and Care Building
675-5862
2nd and 4th Mondays 5 to 7 pm
Pine River Backus Family Center
245 Barclay Pine River, MN
Watch for newsletter in PR Journal
587-4292

First Thursday of Each Month
NAPPS – For Seniors 2nd Tuesday 2-4 pm
Hidden Jewels Thrift Shop 8 am – 4 pm M-Th 8 am to 5 pm
Fare for All
Food Packages Minimally Priced
1-800-582-4291
www.fareforall.org
Senior LinkAge Line
Will get you connected to services in your area. FREE HELP!
1-800-333-2433
http://www.MinnesotaHelp.info

FROM ALL OF US AT CITY HALL:
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

City Monthly Meeting Minutes

August 2012 Draft (not approved) PDF document

City of Backus Office Hours are:
Payment Drop Box is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
City Clerk's office hours are 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Monday - Thursday
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