Small City, GIANT Living

City Council

The Blue Earth City Council consists of a mayor and six council members. Both the mayor and council members are elected to four-year terms. Blue Earth is divided into three wards. All elective offices shall be at-large elective offices. The mayor and council members can be contacted by calling City Hall at 507.526.7336.

Richard Scholtes

Mayor

Current Term: 2nd
Year Elected: 2012
Current Term Expires: January 4, 2021

Boards, Commissions, & Committees: Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Joint Planning Board/Blue Earth & Jo Daviess Townships, Charter Commission, Economic Development Authority (Liaison), Joint Animal Powers Subcommittee, Administrative Penalty Review Board

Dan Warner

Ward: At-large elective office

Current Term: 2nd
Year Elected: 2016
Current Term Expires: January 4, 2021

Boards, Commissions, & Committees: Board of Public Works (Liaison), Airport Advisory Commission

Wendy Cole

Ward: At-large elective office

Current Term: 1st
Year Elected: 2016
Current Term Expires: January 7, 2019

Boards, Commissions, & Committees: Library Board (Liaison)

Glenn Gaylord

Vice Mayor

Current Term: 5th
Year Elected: 2000
Current Term Expires: January 4, 2021

Boards, Commissions, & Committees: Charter Commission, Blue Earth Airport Advisory Commission (Liaison), Parks and Recreation Subcommittee, Board of Building Appeals

John Huisman

Ward: At-large elective office

Current Term: 4th
Year Elected: 2007
Current Term Expires: January 4, 2021

Boards, Commissions, & Committees: EDA Board (Liaison), Joint City/School Recreation Subcommittee

Marty Cassem

Ward: At-large elective office

Current Term: 6th
Year Elected: 2014
Current Term Expires: January 7, 2019

Boards, Commissions, & Committees: Senior Center Board (Liaison), Street Improvement Subcommittee

Russ Erichsrud

Ward: At-large elective office

Current Term: 2nd
Year Elected: 2010
Current Term Expires: January 7, 2019

Boards, Commissions, & Committees: Faribault County Fitness Center Board (Liaison), Joint Fire Service ADvisory Board, Zoning Subcommittee

2018 City Council Meeting Schedule

Unless otherwise announced, all city council meetings take place at Blue Earth City Hall, located at 125 W 6th St. Meetings are called to order at 5:00 P.M. and adjourn when the agenda has been completed. The 2018 meeting schedule is as follows:

Work Session Agenda Regular Council Agenda Financials Minutes
1-2-18 Work Session  1-2-18 Council Meeting 1-2-18 Council Meeting Minutes
1-16-18 Work Session 1-16-18 Council Meeting  2017 December Financial Reports 1-16-2018 (2) Council Meeting Minutes
2-5-18 Work Session 2-5-18 Council Meeting 2-05-18 Council Meeting Minutes
2-20-18 Work Session 2-20-18 Council Meeting  2018 January Financial Reports 2-20-18 Council Meeting Minutes
3-5-18 Work Session 3-5-18 Council Meeting 03-5-18 Council Meeting Minutes
3-19-18 Council Meeting  2018 February Financial Reports 3-19-18 Council Meeting Minutes
4-2-18 Work Session 4-2-18 Council Meeting 4-2-18 Council Meeting Minutes
4-16-18 Work Session 4-16-18 Council Meeting 2018 March Financial Reports 4-16-18 Council Meeting Minutes
5-7-18 Work Session 5-7-18 Council Meeting 5-7-18 Council Meeting Minutes
5-21-18 Work Session 5-21-18 Council Meeting 2018 April Financial Reports 5-21-18 Council Meeting Minutes
6-4-18 Work Session 6-4-18 Council Meeting 6-4-18 Council Meeting Minutes
6-18-18 Work Session 6-18-18 Council Meeting 2018 May Financial Reports 6-18-18 Council Meeting Minutes
7-2-18 Council Meeting 7-2-18 Council Meeting Minutes
7-16-18 Work Session 7-16-18 Council Meeting 2018 June Financial Reports 7-16-18 Council Meeting Minutes
8-6-18 Work Session 8-6-18 Council Meeting 8-6-18 Council Meeting Minutes
8-20-18 Work Session 8-20-18 Council Meeting 2018 July Financial Reports 8-20-18 Council Meeting Minutes
9-4-18 Work Session 9-4-18 Council Meeting 9-4-18 Council Meeting Minutes
9-17-18 Work Session 9-17-18 Council Meeting 2018 August Financial Reports 9-17-18 Council Meeting Minutes
10-1-18 Work Session 10-1-18 Council Meeting 10-1-18 Council Meeting Minutes
10-15-18 Council Meeting 2018 September Financial Reports 10-15-18 Council Meeting Minutes

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Volunteer for City Boards & Commissions

Several opportunities arise every year for citizens to join different boards and commissions. Serving in these positions gives our residents a chance to participate in the management of the City. Boards and commissions serve to manage different sectors of municipal government and to make policy and budgetary recommendations to the City Council.

  • Airport Advisory Commission
  • Administrative Penalty Review Board
  • Board of Building Appeals
  • Board of Public Works
  • Board of Zoning Adjustments and Appeals
  • Charter Commission
  • Economic Development Authority
  • Faribault County Fitness Center Board
  • Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • Joint Airport Zoning Board
  • Joint Fire Service Advisory Board
  • Joint Planning Board – Blue Earth City Township
  • Joint Planning Board – Jo Daviess Township
  • Library Board
  • Parks and Recreation Subcommittee
  • Planning Commission
  • Senior Center Board
  • Street Improvement Subcommittee

Access to Government Data & Public Information

To look at data or request copies of data that the City of Blue Earth keeps, please make a written to the City Administrator. You may make your written request for data by mail or email, but you must use the data request form provided by the City of Blue Earth.