Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance 2020-05 Amending the City Code Governing Tobacco and Electronic Device Regulations







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing to accept public input and vote on draft Ordinance 2020-05. The draft ordinance will amend City Code Sections 113.01-113.03, 113.05-113.08, and 113.99 to increase the age to purchase, possess, and use tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco-related devices, electronic delivery devices, and nicotine or lobelia delivery products to 21 years of age.

The public hearing will be conducted on Monday September 21, 2020 at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the Jordan City Council Chambers, located at 116 East First Street in the City of Jordan, Minnesota. The purpose of the public hearing is to accept input on the proposed ordinance amendment. The City Council will then vote on the proposed Ordinance 2020-05 after the public hearing.

Questions regarding the proposed ordinance may be directed to the City of Jordan City offices, 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN 55352: phone 952-492-2535. A copy of the ordinance is available here.

All interested persons are encouraged to present their view in writing to the email If necessary, accommodations can be made to allow applicants to present comment orally.

Dated: 9/11/2020


2021 City of Jordan Roundabout Center Design Survey

The intersection of Highway 282 & Creek Lane will be reconstructed with a new roundabout in 2021. The City is interested in the public’s input on the landscaping within and surrounding the roundabout. Responses to the following questions will be provided to the City Council who will provide direction to project designers in consideration of this input and the City’s budget.

Please take a few moments to take our survey below.

Survey Click Here!


Pedestrian Safety Memo



Press Release: Mayor’s Proclamation of Mayor Ron Jabs Week in the City of Jordan

Press Release:

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Jordan, MN. – At its regularly scheduled City Council Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, the Jordan City Council unanimously approved a resolution to proclaim the week of August 9 through August 15 to be Mayor Ron Jabs Week in the City of Jordan.

City Council members shared fond memories and valued lessons taught by former City Council member, Mayor, and Economic Development Authority Chair Ronald Jabs.  During his many years of public service, Mayor Jabs made many lasting contributions to the City of Jordan. Mayor Velishek read the Proclamation aloud to those observing the meeting in person and online. A copy of the proclamation can be found at the following link.

Click here to read the Proclamation for Mayor Ron Jabs Week.

Notice: City Clean Up Day is July 25, 2020

Dick’s Sanitation, Inc. (DSI) will be conducting the City-Wide Cleanup Day at the new Police Department located at 705 Syndicate Street near the Valley Green Mobile Home Park.  Hours for the cleanup are 7:00 am.—11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25thDrop-off is only for City of Jordan residents (excluding Valley Green*) and is free of charge.  Sandcreek Township residents will no longer be included in the Cleanup Day.

Items accepted: dehumidifiers, dishwashers, dryers, freezers, furnaces, garbage disposals, humidifiers, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, trash compactors, washers, **mattresses/boxsprings, water heaters, furniture, batteries, tires, electronics, grills, (lawnmowers and snow blowers   drained of all fluids or they will not be accepted).  List is not all inclusive. 

Items not accepted:  Carpet will not be accepted.  For carpet recycling, visit

Yard and household hazardous waste will not be accepted.  Household hazardous waste can be taken to the Scott County Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 588 Country Trail E. For days and times of operation visit or call 952-496-8787.

*Valley Green does not contract the services of DSI, and is not included as part of this free service to residents.

** If you’d like to recycle your mattresses/box springs, please visit

Consider Running for Jordan City Council

Candidate filings will be open July 28th – August 11th for the four seats open on the City of Jordan City Council.

Open positions are for the Mayor and three Councilmembers. Each position has a four year term beginning in January of 2021.

How to file for office:

To apply for one of the vacancies on the City Council, you must fill out an Affidavit of Candidacy application at City Hall located at 210 E. 1st Street from July 28 through August 11 between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00 p.m. The following criteria must be met to file for office:

    • The candidate must be an eligible voter
    • The candidate has maintained residence in the city for 30 days before the election
    • The candidate must pay the $2 filing fee at the time of filing
    • The candidate is, or will be on assuming the office, 21 years of age or more

The Mayor receives a monthly stipend of $400 and the Councilmembers $300. For more information, please contact Mary Lein at 952-492-7931 or

Additional Openings:

Planning Commission

There is currently an open term for one commissioner. If you are interested please visit or contact the Planning Department at 952-492-2535 with any questions.

Economic Development Authority

There is currently an open term for one commissioner. The term of the position is six (6) years. If you are interested please visit or contact Tom Nikunen, City Administrator, at 952-492-2535 or

Notice of Continued City Facility Closure due to COVID-19 update – City Hall opening May 18, 2020

All city facilities will remain closed to the public until May 18; City Hall will open for in-person customer service Monday, May 18th.  

May 15, 2020 – As of Monday, May 18th, City Hall will be opening per the Emergency Executive Order 20-56.  We applied to the State to be allowed to open our DMV to in person customer service and were approved.  To be considered for opening to in-person customer service we have to prepare a safety plan.  Attached is our plan Jordan COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.  Any customers please try to follow these safety precautions that apply to you.  We too need to follow the State guidelines on safety.  This includes limited access and the number of customers in at one time.   Anything that does not need in-person help please try to use our drop box or mail from this like vehicle tabs and water bills.  Thank you, for your patience and understanding.


March 30, 2020 – MN Executive Order 20-20 by Governor Walz directed all Minnesota Residents to Stay at Home. This Stay at Home order was extended to May 18, through Executive Order 20-48. All city facilities will remain closed to the public until May 18, the date when the most recent executive order expires. This includes city hall, the fire station, and the police station.

City staff will continue to work in all facilities in a limited capacity to provide essential city services. You are encouraged to connect with city staff through the city website, by phone and by email. If you have business that is time-sensitive and must be conducted in person, call (952) 492-2535 to make an appointment. City staff will do their best to accommodate your request.

The City of Jordan has been working with local, county, and state partners to help protect the health and wellness of both the community and employees during the rapidly changing coronavirus outbreak. As transmission has changed in Minnesota from travel-related to community spread, the city is making these changes while still ensuring it can provide essential services to residents.

Visit   to learn more about the City’s response to CODIV-19.

Second Reading of Ordinance 2020-02 Amending Jordan 2020 Fee Schedule







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota, will vote on the proposed ordinance amendment for the City of Jordan’s Ordinance 2020-02.

  The amendment increases the fee for lawn mowing and establishes administrative citation fees associated with enforcement of the Residential Rental Licensing and Inspection Ordinance, Jordan City Code Chapter 124.

The vote will occur at the May 18, 2020 meeting at 6:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter, at the Jordan City Council Chambers, located at 116 East First Street in the City of Jordan, Minnesota.

A copy of the full proposed amendment is posted at the City of Jordan City Offices, 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN  55352, and is available here. Questions regarding the proposed ordinance may be directed to the City of Jordan City Offices at 952-492-2535.

Date:  May 7, 2020

Notice: Hydrant Flushing to Begin Monday, May 11

Public Works will Begin Flushing Hydrants Monday, May 11.

Public Works will start flushing hydrants Monday, May 11 for a period expected to take two weeks. If you have rusty water, turn on the outside faucets first and then all inside faucets to flush your system. The water should clear up in 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on out for signs in your neighborhood with specific dates when the flushing will occur.


Notice: City Deputy Registrar to process Tabs and Dealer Work

The City of Jordan will begin processing License Tab Renewals beginning Monday, May 4, 2020.

Deputy Registrar Work During Shutdown:

The City of Jordan will not be taking ANY other types of work other than TABS and DEALER Work.

These changes do not apply to any other department – other departmental policies will continue to be enforced (e.g. building permits)

There will be no person-to-person contact between city employees and non-employees. 

The Process for Tab Renewals is as follows:

  • Renewals and payment will be placed in the City’s drop box (located at City Hall).
  • Renewal paperwork will be collected and will sit until the next day before it is processed to avoid possible transmission.
  • Once completed, tabs will be returned to the customer via US mail.

Notice: City Playgrounds to Reopen

City playground equipment, will be reopened to the public today, Friday May 1, 2020 at 3:00pm.

Playground equipment includes basketball courts and other such features.

Playgrounds and playground equipment were closed in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to reduce the need for Jordan’s first responders to enforce social distancing – requiring valuable PPE, and increasing the likelihood of spread among  City Employees.

Families and guardians should be careful to ensure children wash hands after touching play structures and maintain six feet of space from other children as much as possible. Although the Governor’s order doesn’t close playgrounds, they may still be closed by local authorities.

Residents are encouraged to enjoy parks and trails while practicing safe social distancing. For more information on social distancing and COVID-19, please refer to the latest guidance from the CDC.



MN Executive Orders:

Notice: Annual Spring City Clean Up Day Postponed

The City’s Annual Spring Clean Up Day, organized by the City of Jordan and DSI (Dick’s Sanitation), has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The event will be rescheduled for July 25 2020.

DSI’s elective yardwaste pickup service is still operating, residents who are looking for options to dispose of yardwaste or other large items are encouraged to contact DSI at 952-469-2239 for options.


Potential Organics & Yard Waste Drop-Off Site in Jordan

Potential Combined Organics & Yard Waste Drop Off Site in Jordan:

City staff have been working on a grant application in coordination with the Scott County Environmental Services Department.  The City’s goal is to enhance the existing enclosure for household organics drop-off and create a brand new enclosure for yard waste drop-off.

If successful in receiving the grant, the City will incorporate this new combined facility as part of our pre-planned paving project for the Jordan Police Department parking lot this summer. Check out the draft plans by clicking the link below and let us know what you think!

Jordan PD Parking Lot Plans


Notice: Public Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Accessing Meetings

Meetings will not take place at the City Council Chambers until further notice. All public meetings will be live-streamed for public viewing and can be accessed via the City Council Meetings Page.

Making Public Comments

Due to limitations of the digital meeting platform, members of the public will not be able to address the City Council and Commissions in real-time during the meetings. The public is instead asked to submit any comments electronically to no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the public meeting. Residents may also contact City Hall at 952-492-2535 to dictate their public comment. The Mayor or Commission Chair will read comments received prior to the deadline during the meeting.


Notice: Playground Equipment Closed Until Further Notice

City playground equipment has been fenced off, and playgrounds are closed to the public until further notice.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City has had to close playground equipment to the public. This action is in line with Executive Order 20-20 by Governor Walz directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home until April 10, 2020, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Playgrounds are a known transmission vector for COVID-19. The City asks that parents inform their children and provide supervision if necessary when going outside to play.

Playground equipment includes basketball courts and other such features.

Parks, trails, and open spaces are still open to the public, and residents are encouraged to enjoy them while practicing safe social distancing. For more information on social distancing and COVID-19, please refer to the latest guidance from the CDC.



MN Executive Orders: