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Special Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Cokato City Council will hold a special City Council meeting on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.at the Community Room located in Cokato City Hall to discuss the following:
 City Budget and City Capital Improvement Planning

Pool Opening

Pool will be opening June 5, 2024

Testing Sirens!!!

We are testing the Sirens Today!!!

Part Time Seasonal Jobs

The City of Cokato is now accepting applications for seasonal workers for the outdoor community pool for the 2024 summer season.  We are seeking applications for the following positions: Lifeguards, and Cashiers.  The positions are part-time and seasonal. 

Perform a variety of duties including the supervision and maintenance of the outdoor swimming pool and pool facilities.  Ensure safety precautions are taken in all activities, follow proper emergency procedures when needed and administer first aid as needed.  Must be 15 years of age or older and are required to be first Aid & CPR/PR certified. Click here for the full Lifeguard Job Description.
Pay Ranges: $13.16 - $16.69 DOQ DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MAY 17, 2024

   For more information on each individual position and application visit our employment page. Return completed applications to City Hall or email them to bpotter@cokato.mn.us

Free trees available

The City of Cokato has purchased 300 smaller trees that we want planted around the community.  Please feel free to grab a tree or two at City Hall by the Utility Dropbox as they are free.  Continuing to plant new trees considering Emerald Ash Borer (which may kill existing ash trees) is crucial to having new tress for years to come.  The following species are available:

 

 

Oak, Red
Birch, Yellow
Coffeetree,
Kentucky
Sycamore, American
Oak, Chinkapin
Maple, Red

City Wide Clean Up 2024

The Cokato City-wide Clean-up for City of Cokato residents will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 9 a.m. to Noon.  Click here for more information on pricing.

Small Cities Development Program

Excellent opportunities are on the horizon for the City of Cokato with the assistance of the Small Cities Development Program.  The City of Cokato was awarded Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) grants through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  The Cokato City Council is encouraging eligible homeowners to take full advantage of this program to maximize the impact that this program can make in your community.  If you are interested in learning more about this program click the title.

Ailie Avenue Lots for Sale

4 residential, platted lots located in the Trailstone 3rd Addition are still available.  See the map on the document for dimensions and price.  Ailie Avenue(pdf)

Special Council Meeting 11/21/2023

The Cokato City Council will be having a special council meeting to go over the Wright County Sheriff's contract.

Special Council Meeting Agenda

Now Hiring: Ice Rink Attendant

*Hiring date has past, no longer taking applications.*

The City of Cokato is seeking applicants for the position of part time Public Works Ice Rink Attendant.  Responsibilities include the supervision and assistance of skaters and staffing warming house.  See job description on the employments page for a list of other duties and required qualifications.

Cokato Council Meetings - Live Stream

Cokato City Council regular meetings can be viewed online via a live stream Here or copy and paste this url https://cokato.viebit.com/index.php?folder=2023+Council+Meetings

Hiring: Part Time Seasonal Workers

*Hiring date has past, no longer taking applications.*

The City of Cokato is now accepting applications for seasonal park maintenance workers and workers for the outdoor community pool for the summer 2023 season.  We are seeking applications for the following positions: Part-time Park Maintenance workers, Pool Manager, Lifeguards, and Cashiers.  The positions are part-time and seasonal.  For more information on each individual position and application visit our employment pageApplications will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5th, 2023.  Return completed applications to City Hall or email them to bpotter@cokato.mn.us.

Public Comment Sought for County's Hazard Mitigation Plan

Wright County has completed an updated draft of its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) and is now seeking public feedback. Planning for natural disasters minimizes the impact of these events that can cause vast economic loss and personal hardship. Community feedback is vital to the success of the plan.

Click here for the Wright County Hazard Mitigation Plan News Release

City Council Member Application

*Position has been filled, no longer taking applications.*

The City of Cokato is seeking applicants for the appointment of a City Council member.  If you are interested in being a part of the City Council fill out the application and return it to City Hall or email it to bpotter@cokato.mn.us by January 30, 2023 4:00 p.m. in which applications will be considered possibly at the February 13, 2023 City Council meeting.  Council Application form

Winter Weather Information

Winter Weather Information:
Due to the snow that we just received, we would like to inform residents on items dealing with the winter and snow fall.  Click the title for information on Mailbox and sidewalk snow removal and winter parking.

Winter Parking Ordinance

Winter Parking Notice – The City of Cokato’s Winter Parking rules will go into effect on November 15, 2022.   No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle or permit it to stand on any street in the City between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on any day from November 15, 2022 through April 15, 2023 . Reminder that the city ordinance regarding parking is available for review at city hall or on the city website on the City Code Page, under Title VII - Traffic Code: Ordinance #70.11.

Hiring: Public Works Maintenance Worker

*Position has been filled, no longer taking applications.*

The City of Cokato is currently accepting applications for the Public Works Maintenance Worker position.  This position is full time (FT), hourly, with a 2022 pay range of $19.92 - $25.90.  The position is benefit eligible and the City of Cokato offers a generous benefit package which includes health and dental insurance, vacation time, sick time, 10.5 paid holidays, and 7.5% City contribution to PERA retirement.  For the complete job description, hiring requirements, and an application, visit our Employment Opportunities page.

The Cokato Community Pool Opens Friday June 10, 2022

The City of Cokato pool repairs have been completed (thanks to the contractor getting to it quickly!) and the pool will be open on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Cokato Community Pool Update

Cokato Pool Opening – Coming Soon
The City of Cokato is working on getting the pool ready for Summer 2022.  We have had some unexpected repairs in the pool that had to be made.  The good news is the repairs have been made, the bad news the repaired area needs to remain dry until next week.  The pool was scheduled to be open on June 6, 2022 however this may delay the pool opening to later in the week (no later than June 13, 2022).  Thank you

Central City Project Phase II Notice

On Thursday, May 19th, 2022, repair of concrete curbs, sidewalks, and driveways are planned to occur.  Click here to see full notice from Bolton & Menk.

Winter Parking Ordinance

The City of Cokato's Winter Parking ends at midnight on Friday, April 15th. For more information on the Winter parking Ordinance click here.

D-C School Referendum Planning

The Dassel-Cokato Schools are resuming the referendum planning process.

Proposed New Solar Farm

USS Charger Solar LLC has Proposed adding a solar farm in the City of Cokato.

Wright County Seeking Public Input

The Wright County Office of Emergency Management is working with U-Spatial at the University of Minnesota Duluth to update the county’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP). The plan assesses the natural hazards that pose risk to the county, such as tornadoes, straight line winds, ice storms, blizzards, wildfire, flooding, and extreme temperatures and identifies ways to minimize the damage of future events. As the county works to update the plan, it wants to hear from the public.

Central City Phase II - Update

The Central City Phase II project has been awarded to Landwehr Construction from St. Cloud, MN. The project is in progress and scheduled to be complete in November 2021.

2021 Street Repair and Overlay Project

The 2021 Street Repair and Overlay Project has been awarded to Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix and is scheduled to start September 27th, 2021.

New Water Meters

Thank you to all residents who have had the new water meters installed at their property. If you have not had a new water meter installed, Please contact City Hall.

 

Central City Project - Phase I Update

The Center City - Phase I project will be wrapping up this year. RL Larson will be back to put the finishing touches on the curbs and streets.

Center City Project - Phase II

Center City Road Project Phase II - The project has been approved by the City Council and a bid was accepted at the April 12th council meeting. Landwehr Construction from St. Cloud, MN will be contracted to complete Phase II of the project. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Winter Parking Restrictions

Winter Parking Notice – The City of Cokato’s Winter Parking rules will go into effect on November 15, 2020.   No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle or permit it to stand on any street in the City between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on any day from November 15, 2020 through May 1, 2021 . Reminder that the city ordinance regarding parking is available for review at city hall or on the city website