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Small Town Festivals in Minnesota

Now that summer is here, the team at Bollig Engineering is excited to celebrate small-town festivals across the state of Minnesota.  We look forward to this time of year since it gives us a chance to visit some small cities and enjoy the local festivities!  Here’s some of the places where we love to celebrate […]

MPCA Awards Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Excellence

Russell waste water treatment - Pond System - Bollig Engineering

Each year, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recognizes municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) for outstanding wastewater operations.  Minnesota has over 1600 municipal and industrial wastewater facilities. Out of a total of 767 facilities from communities of all sizes, 253 qualified for outstanding operations recognition in 2023. Nine of these Minnesota communities are small cities […]

Reducing City Staff Turnover: Strategies for Small Cities

Employee retention for cities and public works

In small towns, having a consistent and knowledgeable team for essential roles like public works and city administration is crucial. As a partner to many small cities in Minnesota, we have compiled some practical tips for reducing city staff turnover and keeping great employees. Invest in Onboarding and Training Programs When new employees are well […]

Benefits of City Employees Belonging to Associations

Staying connected to other professionals who work for municipalities has many great benefits. As we work with city clerks, public works employees, mayors, and other dedicated city staff in Minnesota, we have noticed that those who belong to and participate in professional associations are better connected with people and resources. Here are some great reasons […]

GIS Asset Management for Small Cities – Silversmith Data

Silversmith Data - GIS Asset management

Bollig Engineering is thrilled to announce its partnership with Silversmith Data, an innovative GIS asset management software that can revolutionize how cities operate and thrive. Many small cities still use a paper record keeping system that can be outdated and inefficient. As an engineer focused on helping small cities, Bollig Engineering has seen first-hand the […]

Crafting an Effective Data Request Policy for Minnesota Cities

Minnesota Cities Data Request Policy - Bollig Engineering

In an age where information is power, city employees are increasingly facing demands for data from various parties, ranging from citizens to interest groups. While transparency is crucial for maintaining trust and accountability, the process of handling data requests can often consume valuable staff time, especially for small cities with limited resources and staff. Additionally, […]

Excelling as a New City Clerk: Tips & Resources

Tips for New City Clerks - Bollig Engineering

If you are new to the role of being a City Clerk, you are likely aware of the challenges and rewards that come with the position.  Being a City Clerk in a smaller city can include a diverse range of responsibilities from record-keeping and public meetings to community event coordination and financial administration, but often […]