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Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Monday, December 2, 2019 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2nd, at the City Hall. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL: Council members: 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), Dave Trebelhorn, Lacinda Reitveld, Steve Butler OPEN PUBLIC FORUM Lacinda Reitveld spoke on her property issues. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Mayor Pierson removed item c. under new business. Motion Malheim, second Mortensen passed voice vote. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion Malheim, second Mortensen to approve consent agenda. Passed voice vote. PUBLIC HEARINGS a. Mayor Pierson opened the truth in taxation hearing at 7:05 pm. He presented the adjustments the council made previously at the work session. If approved the budget will be at a 2.2% increase over 2019. The hearing was closed at 7:09 pm. NEW BUSINESS a. R2019-30 Resolution Approving the Final 2019 Tax Levy Collectible 2020–(A) Motion Edwards, second Malheim to approve R2019-30 with a levy amount $850,621. Passed voice vote. b. Appoint New City Council Person (A)—Motion Trebelhorn, second Machaiek to appoint Lynn Drinkall to the vacant council position. Passed voice vote. Mortensen abstained. c. R2019-31 Resolution to Certify Nuisance Clean Up Charges to Sibley County Auditor–(A) Removed. d. R2019-27 Resolution Amending the Resolution Establishing the Winthrop Economic Development Authority (A)—City attorney Aaron Walton explained this resolution will allow a separation between the City of Winthrop and the Winthrop EDA. He also stressed benefit of the entities being separate. This resolution allows the Winthrop Economic Development Authority any authority allowed by state statute with a clarification on the conflict of interest clause. Motion Trebelhorn, second Edwards to approve R2019-31. Passed voice vote. Malheim against. e. Appoint two members to the Winthrop Ambulance Service (A)—Ambulance Captain Ed Stoll presented to the council that they have two applicants they would like to request be appointed to the Winthrop Ambulance Service, Jesse Gran and Noah Steiner. They are scheduled to start training in January pending approval. Motion Malheim, second Mortensen. Passed voice vote. f. Sledding Hill Opportunity (A)—The City of Winthrop has an opportunity to lease the land for the hill on the east side of Pleasant Ave. for a sledding hill. Councilor Malheim has been in contact with the owner and he is working on a plan for the property. Palmer has contacted the League of Minnesota Cities to discuss liability. She will contact their Loss Control person and discuss what the city will need to do as far as signage, etc. for the property. UNFINISHED BUSINESS a. None REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES a. ADMINISTRATOR/EDA REPORT—Palmer reported that we have received the final grant for the observation well. The equipment will be ordered soon. Working on a permit from TC&W to replace a storm sewer drain under the tracks for DFA. Still working on pricing for lots in town. Not a lot of information available. Rodney Fisher was interviewed for Planning Commission, he was the only applicant. Palmer spent 25 hours on EDA related tasks. The 2020 Music in the Park grant has been submitted. Christmas in the Country is coming along. Attended a workshop on housing put on by Minnesota Housing Partnership. Doug Hanson was interviewed for EDA, he was the only applicant. c. WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT REPORT- almost all residential meters are in, starting on commercial meters. d. STREET DEPARTMENT—First snow removal went well. e. ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT REPORT— Almost all electric meters are in. Waiting on Champan for the commercial electric meters. Still hoping to have them all in by January. i. MMPA Meeting Update—Enclosed f. FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT—Martin reported that the Fire Dept. had 27 calls in 2019, 9 fire, 9 car accident, 9 misc, and some CO2 calls. He will not be running for chief again this year. g. AMBULANCE REPORT—Ed Stoll reported that they have had their most calls ever this year at 227. Ed was elected captain, Verl Schmidt Vice Captain, Cari Panitzke Secretary, Katie Gran Supply, Myranda Bauer Maintenance. h. POLICE CHIEF’S REPORT—Karen provided a written report. ADJOURNMENT Motion Edwards, second Trebelhorn to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting was adjourned at 7:51 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator

Minutes for a Special Meeting of the Winthrop City Council Monday, December 2nd, 2019 A special meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 6:02 p.m. on Monday, December 2nd, at the City Hall. Pledge of Allegiance ROLL: Council members: Kelly Pierson, Pete Machaiek, Dale Malheim, Mark Mortensen, Julie Trebelhorn and Rob Edwards. City Staff present: City Administrator Jenny Palmer, City Attorney Aaron Walton, City Clerk Melissa Lorenz Audience: Pete Schuckert, Lynn Drinkall, Dave Trebelhorn, Lacinda Retiveld. Review 2020 Proposed Budget: The council reviewed the 2020 proposed budget and suggest the following adjustments: The Council recommends moving $30,000 from Unallocated Reserves in the Money Market fund to the general fund to offset the levy expenses. This would get the levy increase to a 2.2% increase over 2019 with a levy amount of $850,621. City Council Candidate Interviews The City Council interviewed two candidates, Lynn Drinkall and Pete Schuckert, for the seat that will be left vacant by Councilor Mortensen. The council then took a ballot vote with the results being as follows: Lynn Drinkall 3 votes Pete Schuckert 1 vote Lynn Drinkall will be recommended to the council to vote at the regular meeting. Adjournment Motion Malheim, second Trebelhorn to adjourn, passed voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 6:38 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator

Minutes for a Special Meeting of the Winthrop City Council Thursday, December 12, 2019 A special meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Mayor Kelly Pierson on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the City Hall. Pledge of Allegiance ROLL: Council members: Kelly Pierson, Pete Machaiek, Dale Malheim, Julie Trebelhorn and Rob Edwards. City Staff present: City Administrator Jenny Palmer, City Clerk Melissa Lorenz Adopt Resolution 2019-32 Final Levy Lorenz explained to the council that when they adopted the final levy at the regular meeting they were looking at the revenue totals and not the levy totals so the number they approved is not correct. If they approve a 2.2% increase over last year they will move $21,615 out of unallocated for a levy total of $741,070. If they decided to keep the $30,000 transfer out of unallocated the levy will be at a 1.1% increase over last year at $732,685. After some discussion by the council they chose to keep the 2.2% increase and only transfer $21,615 out of unallocated expenses. Motion Malheim, second Edwards to approve R2019-32 with a levy amount of $741,070. Adjournment Motion Malheim, second Edwards to adjourn, passed voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 5:03 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator 15c

Public Notice of Auction: Mages Land Co. & Auction Service LLC will be conducting a public auction for the contents inside of 2 storage units. Auction to be held at the #21 & #25 units located in the North storage building at 55780 St Hwy 19, Winthrop, MN on 1/30/2020 at 10:30 am. This will be a cash only sale. Contact Matt Mages (507) 276-7002, for more info & terms. 15-17(af)c

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