Dassel City Government

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City Offices

City offices are located at 460 Third Street, on the corner of Third and Parker (Highway 12). Postal address is City of Dassel, PO Box 391, Dassel, MN 55325.

The city website is www.dassel.com. E-mail is dassel@dassel.com.

To reach city hall by phone, call (320) 275-2454; hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

The city hall contains the city clerk’s office, public library, and community room (call to reserve).

The city clerk’s office provides a constant flow of services to the citizens and visitors of Dassel, as well as building permits, utility services, and a wide range of information.

Policing and law enforcement are provided under contract with the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, with two full-time deputies assigned to Dassel.

City Council

Mayor Jeff Putnam, (320) 282-7522. Council members: Sharon Asplin (320) 275-3742, Sherrie Bjork (320) 275-3979, Ron Hungerford (320) 275-2775, and Sara Nelson (320) 275-2360.

Office staff includes Clerk/Treasurer Terri Boese and Deputy Clerks Tracey Bergum and Brett Smith. The public works director is Dave Scepaniak.

The council meets 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month in the city council chambers of city hall.

Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Commission is the planning agency for the City of Dassel. Commission members are: Jonathan Haapala, Jack Adams, and a vacant position to be named later.

Economic development authority

The Dassel Economic Development Authority was established to preserve and create jobs. Board members areKyle Ackerman, president, Jeff Putnam, Ron Hungerford, Justin Wendroth, and Paul Hackenkamp.

Law enforcement

The City of Dassel contracts with the Meeker County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services. Contact the department at (320) 693-5400, or in case of emergency, dial 911.

Winter parking

Dassel has an ordinance which regulates the parking of vehicles during the winter months. There is no parking on city streets from 2 to 6 a.m., Nov. 15 through April 15.

Snowmobile ordinance

The City of Dassel snowmobile ordinance limits snowmobiles to one trip out of town, and one trip into town only. No snowmobiling is allowed in the city from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Pet ordinance

Stop in at City Hall to get your dog license! The license fee for spayed or neutered dogs is $5. The regular license fee is $10. Dogs must be leashed or under the control of a responsible person. Dogs running at large will be picked up. The fee for a licensed dog pick-up is $25. The fee for an unlicensed dog pick-up is $50. The second pick-up fee is $75. The dog will be impounded for the third and subsequent pick-ups, and the owner will be charged for the actual cost of impoundment, plus the license fee, if applicable.

City utilities/post office/food shelf

Cable – Cable television is available to all residents from Charter Cable. If you would like to connect to cable television or have any problems with cable television, call 1-888-438-2427. Channel 20 is the local public access channel in Dassel.

Internet services – In addition to Charter Cable and CenturyLink offering high-speed Internet services, there are also wireless Internet services provided through a number of providers. Call city hall for current information if this is the type of service you desire.

Electric – Xcel Energy, customer service: 800-895-4999, emergency or lights out: 800-895-1999, Homesmart: 800-238-7378, business solution center: 800-481-4700.

Gas – CenterPoint Energy, customer service: 800-245-2377, gas leak emergency: 800-722-9326. Call Gopher State before you dig, 800-252-1166.

Telephone – CenturyLink provides local telephone service in Dassel. For customer service, call 888-723-8010. Charter Cable also offers telephone service; call 1-800-581-0081.

The post office is located at 501 Second Street. Window hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Closed Sundays and holidays.

The Dassel Area Food Shelf, located at 531 Atlantic Avenue West, is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and is operated by the Meeker County Emergency Food Shelf. For information, call (320) 275-0124.