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Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Porter, Minnesota in the city council chambers, City Hall, 301 Lone Tree Street, Porter, Minnesota on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 7:00 pm.


The hearing is in regard to a zoning variance requested by Tom and Becky Noyes at 304 Maple Street, within the limits of the jurisdiction of the City of Porter, Minnesota. The variance would allow for Tom and Becky Noyes to add on to their current home and waive setback requirements in the City of Porter's Municipal Ordinance.

Notice is further given that during the Public Hearing described above, any and all persons having interested, shall be given a full, fair and complete hearing, and the City Council may grant or refuse to grant the variance and resulting conditional permit described therein.

Donald Verschelde, Jr.

Mayor, City of Porter

Posted 10/5/2021 (published in The Canby News 10/5 and 10/12, 2021)

Concession Stand and Bathroom Structure Removal Bids

The Porter City Council will be accepting sealed bids for the removal of the current bathroom and concession stand structure located in James A. Schoneman Memorial Park. Your bid should take the following criteria into account:

  • Complete Removal of building and fixtures.

  • Removal of plumbing, capping of sewer line and water line

  • Removal of concrete pad under the building and all sidewalks on the east, north and west side of the building. Removal of concrete between the edge of the building and cut parallel with the north edge of the city sidewalk.

Bids are to be submitted to a member of the city council, dropped in the city payment box,  at the Porter Fire Hall, delivered in-person at the November 1 City Council Meeting, or mailed to:

City of Porter

PO Box 130

Porter, MN 56280

Bids must be received no later than the beginning of the City Council meeting at 6:30 PM, November 1, 2021, during which time all bids will be opened, and an award will be made. The City Council shall award the bid that is the most financially favorable to the city.

Yellow Medicine County Comprehensive Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Yellow Medicine 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.

Please review the County's press release for complete information