Public Notices March 11

Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Monday, February 3rd, 2020 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3rd, at the City Hall. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL: Kelly Pierson, Julie Trebelhorn, Dale Malheim, and Lynn Drinkall. City Staff present: City Clerk Melissa Lorenz, Winthrop City Attorney Aaron Walton, And Winthrop Police Officer Aron Hacker Audience: Mike Mattison (Winthrop News) OPEN PUBLIC FORUM No one spoke. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Motion Trebelhorn, second Malheim to approve the consent agenda. Passed voice vote. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion Trebelhorn, second Malheim to approve consent agenda. Passed voice vote. NEW BUSINESS a. Office Window Replacement (A)—Councilor Malheim would like to get a quote from New Ulm Glass regarding just replacing the hardware of all the windows, City Clerk was asked to get and provide the Council with said quote. b. 1st Reading Ordinance 2020-137 Ordinance Repealing Section 701.07 Winter Parking (A)— Motion Drinkall, second Malheim, passed voice vote. c. 1st Reading Ordinance 2020-138 An Ordinance Adding City Code Section 507.11 Unlawful attack by animal (A) City Attorney Walton explained that we have had several cases recently regarding animal attacks and Walton felt adding 507.11 made the ordinance more clear. Motion Trebelhorn, Second Drinkall, passed voice vote. d. 1st Reading Ordinance 2020-139 An Ordinance Amending City Code Section 801.02 Regarding Public Nuisances (A) Mayor Pierson requested this item be tabled until next month. UNFINISHED BUSINESS A. Industrial Park Lots (A)/(I) Councilor Malheim spoke that he would like to have FTE requirements that limit what can be built in the Industrial park and would like a requirement of at least two initial employees with one employee per acre. Councilor Trebelhorn and Mayor Pierson shared concerns that this would limit who may want to purchase the land for sale. Malheim is concerned persons may purchase land and build a personal shop or possibly remain empty. Trebelhorn shared that they would still be paying property tax which is a benefit to the city. Malheim also stated we should have a time limit after purchase to complete the build. Trebelhorn and Mayor Pierson brought up a two year limit to which Malheim agreed. City Attorney Walton said we could have an informational sheet for those inquiring about purchase that states “The city may require some or all of these conditions” and the council could then make decisions based on what the intended build would be. Attorney Walton would speak to the City Administrator about creating this document. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES a. ADMINISTRATOR/EDA REPORT—Palmer reported that the audit has been started, December she helped City Clerk Lorenz with year-end processes, she is researching language for wood burning outdoor stoves which she will have the planning commission review and bring their recommendation to the council. Palmer is also researching various city lots to distinguish ownership between The City and the EDA. Palmer met with the Police Committee and Chief Johnson to discuss public relation initiatives. They will meet again in February to monitor progress. Brian Petzel is waiting on the final review from MNDOT for the 2020A Construction project and is hoping we can be ready at the March meeting to receive bids. The Utilities Committee is going to meet with ISG to discuss the progress on the wastewater reuse project this month. Palmer will be attending an Emergency Preparedness and Restoration conference Feb 19-20 with MMUA, to help utilities be prepared for emergency situations and how to recover from them as quickly as possible. c. WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT REPORT- Utilities Supervisor Troy Martin reported they are planning three electrical projects for spring/summer of 2020. An underground service to the Kelly Rose and Jackson Electric properties, which will include new wires, pad mount and transformer to replace the old pole type transformer. Also Jed Trebelhorns and Ron Trebelhorns to new underground service to eliminate the rotting poles currently providing service. Troy is getting quotes on materials and James Monroe with MMUA is training and helping with the electrical projects. e. ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT REPORT— Almost all electric meters are in. i. MMPA Meeting Update—Enclosed. i. PLANNING COMMISSION—Enclosed j. RS FIBER REPORT—Councilor Trebelhorn reported that officers had been elected. As of the end of December 2500 new customers had been signed and currently RS Fiber is 25% above the goal they had set. They have seen positive growth. Air customers are supportive and have been attending the meetings. k. CABLE COMMISSION—Enclosed MISCELLANEOUS a. Mayor Pierson expressed that he is planning on writing a series of articles regarding topics affecting our communities. He is hoping to receive community engagement and maybe some public forums to encourage communication between city officials and the community. ADJOURNMENT Motion Trebelhorn, second Drinkall to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting was adjourned at 7:38 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator

 

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Assumed name/Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. List the exact name under which the business is or will be conducted: NAPA Auto Parts 2. Principal Place of Business: 804 E. 4th St. Winthrop, MN 55396 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Winthrop Auto Supply Inc. 804 E. 4th St. Winthrop, MN 55396 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information is this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. /s/ Steven J. Windschitl President Date: 1/31/2020 STATE OF MINNESOTA OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FILED 02/12/2020 /s/ Steve Simon Secretary of State 23-24(af)c

 

NOTICE OF CHARTER COMMISSION MEETING Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 475.705, subd. 1, the “Open Meeting Law”, you are hereby notified that the Winthrop Charter Commission has scheduled a Meeting for Monday, March 23rd, at 5:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, 305 N. Main Street, Winthrop. The public is welcome to attend this meeting. Agenda items: • Approve Minutes • Recommendation of Proposed Charter Changes Jenny Palmer City Administrator 23-24c

 

NOTICE HAY LAND FOR RENT The Sibley County Board of Commissioners will accept sealed bids at the office of Sibley County Public Works until 4:30 P.M., Thursday, March 26th, 2020 for a two (2) year lease of the following: 1. Hay land at the Clear Lake County Park, described as that part (12.1 acres) of 38.4 acres of Government Lots 1, 2, 3, & 4, Section 36 of Severance Township. 2. Hay land at the Sibley County landfill, on County Road 67, described as part of the SE1/4 of SW ¼ of Section 34 of Dryden Township. 3. Hay land in the NW corner of CSAH 11 and C.R. 111, described as that part of the NE ¼ of NE ¼, Section 24 of Green Isle Township. All bids must be submitted on a proposal form, which is available at the Office of the Sibley County Public Works or online at www.co.sibley.mn.us , search location, Public Works, News & Public Notices. The County Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any informality in bidding. Tim Becker Sibley County Engineer 111 8th Street, PO Box 897 Gaylord, MN 55334 21-24c

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