Legals November 13

Notice of Hearing on Proposed Assessment Gibbon, Minnesota November 8, 2019. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on December 4, 2019 at the Gibbon Municipal Building, 985 First Avenue, Gibbon, MN 55335 to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment against adjacent property for the 2019 Utility and Street Improvements project, the sanitary sewer, watermain, storm sewer, street, and related improvements of Allen Avenue from East 7th Street to East Mill Road, Clark Avenue from 290th Street to East Mill Road, and East 8th Street from First Avenue to the dead-end east of Clark Avenue. Adoption by the council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. Such assessment is proposed to be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 20 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2020, and will bear interest at the rate of 4.75 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution. To the first installment shall be added interest on the entire assessment from the date of the assessment resolution until December 31, 2019. To each subsequent installment when due shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments. You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the county auditor, pay the entire assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City Administrator. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at any time thereafter, pay to the County Treasurer the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above the rate of interest that will apply is 4.75 percent per year. The owner of any property specially assessed may, prior to certification of the assessment or the first installment to the county auditor, pay the city treasurer any portion of the assessment in increments of $100. The remaining balance shall be extended on the proper tax lists of the county. The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the city clerk’s office. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $595,956.01. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the municipal clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable. Under Minn. Stat. §§ 435.193 to 435.195 and City Resolution No. 2019-08, the council may, in its discretion, defer the payment of this special assessment for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older, one retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability, or a member of the National Guard or other reserves ordered to active military service for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided in that law and City Resolution, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this law and City Resolution No. 2019-08, may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the city clerk for the prescribed form for such deferral of payment of this special assessment on his/her property. An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the mayor or clerk of the city within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the mayor or clerk. Dana Lietzau Gibbon City Clerk 6-7(af)c

 

Winthrop City Council Proceedings

Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Monday, October 7, 2019 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 7th at the City Hall. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL: Kelly Pierson, Pete Machaiek, Julie Trebelhorn, Dale Malheim, Mark Mortensen and Rob Edwards. City Staff present: City Administrator Jenny Palmer, City Attorney Aaron Walton, and Utilities/Public Works Supervisor Troy Martin, City Clerk Melissa Lorenz, Police Chief Karen Johnson, and Police Officer Aron Hacker. Audience: Mike Mattison (Winthrop News), Sharon Meyer, Jim Accurso (US Census). OPEN PUBLIC FORUM Sharon Meyer spoke on her utility bill. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Motion Edwards, second Trebelhorn passed voice vote. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion Edwards, second Mortensen, passed voice vote. NEW BUSINESS a. 2020 Census Presentation (I) Jim Accurso spoke to the council on the upcoming 2020 US Census. He is looking for the city to help with organizing committees of volunteers for Complete Count Committees. The city will look into seeing if they can get residents involved or combine with another city. Census day is April 1st, 2020. b. Copier replacement proposal (A)—Lorenz presented the council with a lease proposal from Marco in Hutchinson. This option is for two copier/fax machines. The main one for the municipal building and a replacement for the Police office. The proposal is for $210.84/month. There is also a rebate of $750, and there are sufficient funds in the reserves to cover most of the lease. The city’s contract on the current machine is up this December. There was discussion with Chief Johnson on the necessity of a machine in the police office. Johnson thought the machine they have could suffice even though it is no longer covered under maintenance. Motion Malheim, second Trebelhorn to approve a lease for the main copier and remove the Police machine option. Passed voice vote. c. CSAH 32 Cooperative Agreement (A) Palmer presented an agreement with Sibley County regarding the 2020 Construction project on CSAH 32. It is a routine agreement that is used with other cities. Motion Malheim, second Edwards. Passed voice vote. d. Data Practices Policy (A)—Palmer has looked into updating the City’s data practices policy regarding requests for public information. Walton Law Group provided a policy they put together for the city of Olivia to use for a model. Motion Trebelhorn, second Mortensen to approve the data practices policy. Passed voice vote. e. Parking on Rosewood Street (A)—Dave Sellner provided a request to the council to restrict some parking on Rosewood and Renville Streets to help trucks with deliveries to the school. The council would like a formal request from the school board before they proceed with restricting the parking there. No action was taken. UNFINISHED BUSINESS a. None REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES a. ADMINISTRATOR/EDA REPORT—Palmer reported that the camper can be disposed of now, the guys are looking for someplace that will take it. Melissa has talked to Belek Tree Service regarding the Ash borer. We are preparing for having to deal with it, but we don’t have any infestations right now. DFA had two capacitors go out. The city is working with them to make sure they don’t lose any service during the time it takes to order new ones. It takes about 16 weeks. They need to be custom built. Employee reviews are done for the year and Mayor Pierson has signed off on them. Chief Johnson’s employment contract expires the end of this year. The Police Committee will be meeting to review it and have a proposal for the November meeting. Staff has met with Tim Becker at Sibley County to discuss moving CSAH 32 from 1st Street to 2nd Street. Hacker annexation is complete. Closing on 203 S Renville will be done later this month. Loverude has submitted plans for 303 Spruce Circle, the building inspector has approved them so we can go forward with finishing the sale. Music in the park grant has been completed. City provided a support letter for WGPL. WEDA Report-Palmer spent 32.5 hours on EDA tasks, mostly on the Winthrop Market and closing on that. EDA has approved three loans for local businesses. Working on finding a replacement accountant. Informal Facebook poll showed interest in both pet vet 74 votes and fitness center 113 votes. Attended U of M Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities conference Sept. 5 & 6th. c. WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT REPORT- Meters are about 80% done. e. ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT REPORT— Meters are about 50% done. i. MMPA Meeting Update—Machaiek reported that they are working on a competitive commercial rate to entice new business. h. POLICE CHIEF’S REPORT—Johnson provided a written report. j. RS FIBER REPORT—Trebelhorn provided a written report. ADJOURNMENT Motion Edwards, second Malheim to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting was adjourned at 7:54 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator

Winthrop City Council Special Meeting Monday, October 14th, 2019 A special meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at the City Hall. Pledge of Allegiance ROLL Call: Council members: Kelly Pierson, Pete Machaiek, Dale Malheim, Mark Mortensen, Julie Trebelhorn and Rob Edwards. City Staff present: City Administrator Jenny Palmer, Public Works/Utilities Supervisor Troy Martin, Police Chief Karen Johnson Audience: Dale Jackson, Dave Trebelhorn, Doug Hanson. Review 2020 Proposed Budget: The council reviewed the 2020 proposed budget and suggest the following adjustments: Reductions to the Levy RS Fiber Reserve Fund $15,468 Levy Reserve Fund $14,532 Fines from 2019 $12,700 Street Replacement fund $8,000 Emergency Mgmt $1,000 EDA $40,294 SCMA Dues $20 Total: 92,014 Increase to the Levy Park $9,328 Police $5,900 Total: $15,228 Beginning Levy Balance: $826,771, proposed levy amount after adjustments: $749,985 which is a 3.42% increase over 2019. No action was taken at this time. Adjournment Motion Malheim, second Trebelhorn to adjourn, passed voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 7:24 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator

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