Welcome to Our Website


Next Council Meeting
Monday, July 1, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.
All are welcome to attend.
The City of Backus welcomes Mary Olson as its new clerk-treasurer.  She will start working at city hall the week of June 24th.
The final draft of the amended ordinance and land use map were adopted by the Backus City Council during 2023.  Click above on "Government" and then "Planning & Zoning" and then "Backus Zoning Ordinance."  

Meetings & Meeting Minutes

The Backus City Council generally meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Backus City Hall, 112 King Street South.  Meetings are occasionally re-scheduled due to holidays or other unforseen events.  When this happens, notice will be published and posted in advance. All are welcome to attend.  Meeting Minutes can be reviewed on the website - click on "Government" above.


Spring Yard Cleanup, Recycling Bins, Compost Site

The compost site located at the north end of Wood Street is to be used by Backus City Residents only for grass clippings, leaves and branches.  You need to purchase a key to gain access to the site.  Keys are $5.00 and available at the clerk's office.  Phone (218) 947-3221 to leave a message if you wish to purchase a key.  Please, no trees, no trash and no other discarded items.


Please bring discarded appliances, furniture, mattresses, tires, scrap lumber and metal and other such items to Cass County Solid Waste south of town.  For hours, fees and more information, call: 587-3500.  Please do not leave these items at the Recycling Bins!  Cass County provides these bins as a courtesy to city residents and if non-recyclable items continue to be left there, this service could be discontinued. 


Please contact City Hall at (218) 947-3221 with any questions relating to these or other matters.  Please leave your name and phone number if there is no answer and your call will be returned.  You can also e-mail the clerk with any questions or concerns: clerk@uslink.net