SEMMCHRA Dispersing $528,420 in Small Cities Development Program Funds for Housing Rehabilitation

SEMMCHRA Dispersing $528,420 in Small Cities Development Program Funds for Housing Rehabilitation in Goodhue and Dennison

The Cities of Goodhue and Dennison received $528,420 in Small Cities Development Program Funding through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that will provide funding to improve twenty (20) owner-occupied residential properties.  In partnership with the cities, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) is administering funding to residents in targeted areas of Goodhue and Dennison.  Financing for the owner-occupied housing rehab activity is in the form of a 10-year deferred loan/grant.  Qualified homeowners will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

Qualified owner-occupied residents who meet established income limits (2022 income limits are:

1 person – $54,250; 2 people – $62,000; 3 people – $69,750; 4 people – $77,450; 5 people – $83,650) are eligible to receive assistance for necessary repairs to their home.  Eligible improvements include: roof, windows, siding, furnace, plumbing or electrical, health and safety, energy efficiency, and accessibility improvements.

For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply for the program, please contact Sara Fuher at the Southeast Minnesota Multi-County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) at (651) 565-2638 ext. 221 or email  SEMMCHRA is an equal housing opportunity program.

Council – Agenda Information

Agenda Information
At the city council meeting on July 27, 2022, the City
Council made a motion and accepted the following

Request to be on the agenda deadline is 2:00 pm on the
Friday prior to the Wednesday council meeting.
This would include all documents for the council to

Reminder the City Council meets the 2nd and 4th
Wednesday of each month.

Thank you for understanding.

City Council

City of Goodhue

Absentee Voting Locations and Information

Designation of Municipal Clerks to Administer Absentee Voting

Per Minnesota Statute 203B.05, full-time clerks of any city can be designated to administer absentee voting. The clerks for the cities listed below are hereby designated as alternative absentee voting locations for their residents for the 2022 State Primary and State General Elections. The clerks are not designated to administer absentee ballot board duties.

Consumer Water Report 2021

Download a PDF copy of the full report here

Goodhue 2021 Drinking Water Report

Making Safe Drinking Water

Your drinking water comes from a groundwater source: a 440-foot-deep well that draws water from the Jordan aquifer.

Goodhue works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The purpose of this report is to provide you with information on your drinking water and how to protect our precious water resources.

Contact Jason Mandelkow, Public Works Director, at 651-923-4310 or if you have questions about Goodhue’s drinking water. You can also ask for information about how you can take part in decisions that may affect water quality.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets safe drinking water standards. These standards limit the amounts of specific contaminants allowed in drinking water. This ensures that tap water is safe to drink for most people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the amount of certain contaminants in bottled water. Bottled water must provide the same public health protection as public tap water.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Goodhue Monitoring Results

This report contains our monitoring results from January 1 to December 31, 2021.

We work with the Minnesota Department of Health to test drinking water for more than 100 contaminants. It is not unusual to detect contaminants in small amounts. No water supply is ever completely free of contaminants. Drinking water standards protect Minnesotans from substances that may be harmful to their health.

Learn more by visiting the Minnesota Department of Health’s webpage Basics of Monitoring and testing of Drinking Water in Minnesota (

How to Read the Water Quality Data Tables

The tables below show the contaminants we found last year or the most recent time we sampled for that contaminant. They also show the levels of those contaminants and the Environmental Protection Agency’s limits. Substances that we tested for but did not find are not included in the tables.

We sample for some contaminants less than once a year because their levels in water are not expected to change from year to year. If we found any of these contaminants the last time we sampled for them, we included them in the tables below with the detection date.

We may have done additional monitoring for contaminants that are not included in the Safe Drinking Water Act. To request a copy of these results, call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-4700  between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Some contaminants are monitored regularly throughout the year, and rolling (or moving) annual averages are used to manage compliance.  Because of this averaging, there are times where the Range of Detected Test Results for the calendar year is lower than the Highest Average or Highest Single Test Result, because it occurred in the previous calendar year.



Waste Management – Trash and Recycling Update

Waste Management Update

Trash and Recycling Day on Thursdays.

Please have both out and ready to be picked up at the same time.

Waste management can take recycling first sometimes and other times they are able to have two trucks in town at the same time. It may change from week to week.


Consumer Water Report 2019

Goodhue Monitoring Results

This report contains our monitoring results from January 1 to December 31, 2018.

We work with the Minnesota Department of Health to test drinking water for more than 100 contaminants.