Public Notices December 11

CITY OF WINTHROP ORDINANCE NUMBER 2019-136 An ordinance Repealing Section 505 Of the Winthrop City Code in its entirety. The City Council of the City of Winthrop Ordains: SECTION I. Section 505 of the Winthrop City Code, pertaining to data practices, in its entirety, is hereby repealed. SECTION II. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect after passage and publication. ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Winthrop, Minnesota this 4th day of November 2019. /s/ Kelly Pierson Mayor December 4th, 2019 ATTEST: /s/Jenny Palmer City Administrator 10c

 

CITY OF WINTHROP ORDINANCE NUMBER 2019-135 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SALE OF 203 S. RENVILLE STREET, CITY OF WINTHROP The City Council of the City of Winthrop Ordains: Whereas, The City of Winthrop owns real property located at 203 S. Renville Street in the City of Winthrop, legally described as: Frankenfield’s 2nd Addition, Lot 11-12; Block 021, in the City of Winthrop, Sibley County Minnesota; Whereas, Sharifa Ambrose has offered to purchase said real property and the City of Winthrop wishes to accept this offer; Whereas, the terms of the sale of the property by the City to Sharifa Ambrose is detailed in a separate purchase agreement approved by the City Council; and Whereas, Section 11.05 of the Winthrop City Charter requires all sales of real property to be approved by ordinance BASED ON THE ABOVE: The Winthrop City Council, through this ordinance hereby approved the sale of 203 S. Renville to Sharifa Ambrose based on the terms and conditions outlined in the purchase agreement. This ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and publication. Passed by the City Council of the City of Winthrop this 3rd day of September, 2019. Signed /s/ Kelly Pierson, Mayor Attest /s/ Jenny Palmer City Administrator 10c

 

Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Monday, November 4th, 2019 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 4th 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, Utilities/Public Works Supervisor Troy Martin, Winthrop Police Officer Aron Hacker, Winthrop Ambulance Service Captain Ed Stoll. Audience: Mike Mattison (Winthrop News), Barb Johnson, Lacinda Reitveld. OPEN PUBLIC FORUM Barb Johnson spoke on snow removal APPROVAL OF AGENDA Mayor Pierson removed item b. under new business. Motion Edwards, second Trebelhorn passed voice vote. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Chief Johnson’s contract was pulled from the consent agenda for further discussion. Motion Edwards, second Mortensen, passed voice vote. Malheim against, Trebelhorn abstained. Chief Johnson’s contract was discussed. The Police Committee met with the chief and Administrator. Surrounding towns chief’s wages were considered when adopting the salary for Chief Johnson. The Committee recommends approval of the three year contract. Motion Edwards, second Trebelhorn. Passed voice vote. Malheim and Machaiek against. PUBLIC HEARINGS Mayor Pierson opened the public hearing regarding the nuisance and sidewalk assessments. Lacinda Reitveld presented a letter from Sibley County Attorney regarding the right of way behind her property. Councilor Malheim stated the letter said the property belonged to the county. Mayor Pierson took the assessments off the resolution. Mayor Pierson closed the public hearing. NEW BUSINESS a. R2019-25 Resolution to Certify Assessments to Sibley County Auditor (A) Motion Trebelhorn, Second Edwards to approve resolution minus assessments for lawn mowing. Passed voice vote. b. R2019-27 Resolution Amending the Resolution Establishing the Winthrop Economic Development Authority (A)—removed. c. R2019-28 Resolution Adopting Creation of a Complete Count Committee with the City of Gibbon (A) This resolution will create a complete count committee with the City of Gibbon for the 2020 Census. Motion Malheim, second Mortensen. Passed voice vote. d. 2019-136 Ordinance Repealing Section 505 of the Winthrop City Code (Data Practices) (A)—This will repeal the old data practices language in the city code that was replaced last month with the new data practices policy. Motion Trebelhorn, second Malheim. Passed voice vote. e. School Parking Issue (A)—Palmer reported to the council that the parking requests from the school had been approved by Supt. Siefert. Also, Utilities/Public Works Supervisor Martin would like to see signage at the residential areas instead of yellow paint. Motion Edwards, second Mortensen. Passed voice vote. f. Replacement for Jenny on Cable Commission (A)—Palmer would like to step down from the cable commission at the end of the year. Councilor Malheim is interested in the position. Appointment will be made at the January reorganization meeting. g. Website ADA Compliance bid (A)—Palmer received a quote from Lime Valley to bring their website up to 2019 ADA Compliance standards for $200. Motion Malheim, second Edwards. Passed voice vote. h. Property Costs for residential and industrial park land (A)/(I)—Palmer stated that people have been inquiring as to costs for residential lots and industrial park lots. It would be nice to have some idea of what the council would like to price the lots at to answer questions when interested parties ask. Council asked Palmer to get costs from the county and what other cities are charging for similar lots and bring to the next meeting. UNFINISHED BUSINESS None REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES a. ADMINISTRATOR/EDA REPORT—Palmer reported that Oscar Olson took the camper to the landfill. Martin is working with DFA to get a storm drain repaired under the railroad tracks. Working with the railroad to get permitting is difficult. Winthrop received a grant for the observation well equipment, once we receive the money we can purchase the items. The electric meters are almost all installed. Chapman metering will be in before the end of the year to install the commercial meters. The Barb Johnson court case settled just before trial. Palmer spent 29.5 hrs on EDA related tasks, the majority of time was spend on budget related items and meetings. Paperwork for Pimo’s is ready just waiting for it to be signed. Attended DEED meeting in Mankato with Dana Lietzau. Accountant search is not going well. A year end report will be prepared similar to last years. We will be advertising for one seat on the EDA. Met with staff at DFA along with Lisa Hughes (DEED), Michael Kedrowski (Sibley County) and Sam Ziegler (Green Seam). c. WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT REPORT- 23 meters left to install and the commercial meters. d. STREET DEPARTMENT—Martin presented a bid from Crysteel to put a new box on the old fire truck to replace the 1972 truck. The cost is $9,569.16. Palmer said there is money in the dump truck reserves to cover the costs. Motion Malheim, second Edwards. Passed voice vote. e. ELECTRIC DEPARMENT REPORT— Martin said there are 57 residential electric meters left to install. i. MMPA Meeting Update—Enclosed ii. MMPA Unaudited Financials—Enclosed f. FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT—Martin reported that the Fire Dept. received a $2,900 grant from Compeer Financial and that was used to purchase new hose. He also would like to amend the personnel policy to reflect that each member has to attend 30% of the calls to be eligible for PERA. Motion Edwards, second Malheim to approve increase in attendance to 30%. Passed voice vote. g. AMBULANCE REPORT—Ed Stoll attended the meeting as the new captain of the Winthrop Ambulance Service. Cheryl Malheim stepped down. The Council would like to thank Cheryl for her service to the department. i. PLANNING COMMISSION—Enclosed k. CABLE COMMISSION—Enclosed ADJOURNMENT Motion Malheim, second Mortensen to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting was adjourned at 7:51 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator

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