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Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Monday, May 4th, 2020 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order via electronic means per MN Statute 13D.021 by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4th, at the City Hall. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL: Kelly Pierson, Pete Machaiek, Julie Trebelhorn, Dale Malheim, and Lynn Drinkall, City Staff present: City Administrator Jenny Palmer, Winthrop City Attorney Aaron Walton, Utilities/Public Works Supervisor Troy Martin, Utility Billing Clerk Matthew Schuth, City Clerk Melissa Lorenz, Ambulance Captain Ed Stoll Audience: Mike Mattison (Winthrop News), Bill Singer (AT Group), Bryan Petzel (ISG), Walter Eshenaur (ISG) OPEN PUBLIC FORUM No one spoke. (Removed until Face to Face meetings resume per MN Statue M.S. 13D.021) APPROVAL OF AGENDA Motion Malheim, second Trebelhorn, Roll Call: Malheim yes, Trebelhorn yes, Machaiek yes, Drinkall yes. Passed roll call vote. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion Trebelhorn, Second Malhiem, Roll Call: Trebelhorn yes, Malheim yes, Drinkall yes, Machaiek yes. Passed roll call vote. NEW BUSINESS a. R2020-11 Resolution Accepting Bid—Council discussed the bid award with Holtmeier Construction. The project was estimated at $1,997,000 including a 10% contingency. The project came in at $1,340,800 with a 10% contingency. With professional fees and other costs the project total is $1,715,500. The City’s portion is $1,280,900. The County has already approved this bid. Motion Machaiek, second Trebelhorn, Roll Call: Machaiek yes, Trebelhorn yes, Drinkall yes, Malheim yes. Passed roll call vote. b. Wastewater Reuse Project (A)—Walter Eshenaur with ISG reviewed Phase 1 of the project and presented an estimate for moving on to Phase 2. The cost of Phase 2 is $34,000 with the objectives of obtaining and analyzing data related to wastewater, reviewing permits and determining best possibly future regulatory requirements, and turning the Advanced Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Facility (AWRF) into a physical concept design. Motion Malheim, second Machaiek to move on to Phase 2 contingent upon Heartland Corn Products and Dairy Farmer’s of America agreeing to proceed and split the costs, Roll Call: Malheim yes, Machaiek yes, Trebelhorn yes, Drinkall yes. Passed roll call vote. c. Street Lights (A)—Public Works Director Troy Martin re-presented the two different street light designs that the council reviewed at the February meeting. Street lights will need to be replaced along the construction route on Hennepin and Carver. There are 14’ tall poles for $3,000/each and 20-22’ poles for $5,000/each. The project would replace 12 poles. Discussion on the cost and style of bulbs (LED/High pressure sodium) was had by the council. Councilor Malheim would like to find a cheaper style pole similar to what is currently downtown. Motion Trebelhorn, second Drinkall to go with the 14’ poles at $3,000/each, Roll Call: Trebelhorn yes, Drinkall yes, Machaiek yes, Malheim no. Passed roll call vote. d. Health Insurance Renewal (A) Bill Singer with AT Group presented the health insurance costs for 2021. The policy is going up approximately 6.5% over last year. The current year policy is identical to last years. Motion Malheim second Trebelhorn to approve the policy for 2021, Roll Call: Malheim yes, Trebelhorn yes, Drinkall yes, Machaiek yes. Passed roll call vote. e. R2020-09 Resolution Supporting a 2020 Build Grant and letter of support (A)—Palmer was approached by John Glisczinski the Sibley County Administrator to support a grant they were applying for to expand the railroad speed to 25 mph and increase weight of cars to 286,000/lbs. each. Motion Trebelhorn second Drinkall to pass the resolution and provide a letter of support for the BUILD grant, Roll Call: Trebelhorn yes, Drinkall yes, Machaeik yes, Malheim no. Passed roll call vote. f. Ordinance 2020-140 Authorizing the Transfer of Real Property to WEDA 1st Reading (A)—This ordinance will allow the transfer of property from the City of Winthrop to the Winthrop EDA as approved at the March 2nd meeting. Motion Trebelhorn, second Drinkall, Roll Call Trebelhorn yes, Drinkall yes, Machaiek yes, Malheim yes. Passed roll call vote. g. GovCard Credit Card Software (A)-Billing Clerk Matthew Schuth presented to the council a number is issues the City has been having research and found GovCard software. This program is cheaper than RevTrack and provides a few more payment options also. It is compatible with Banyon out Utility Billing Software. Motion Malheim, second Drinkall, Roll Call: Malheim yes, Drinkall yes, Machaiek yes, Trebelhorn yes. Passed roll call vote. h. Park Procedures/Equipment for Summer (A)-Staff have been talking about how best to open the parks for summer. Some options are purchasing extra hand wash stations, posting signs on social distancing, keeping the bathrooms open and cleaned regularly and regularly spraying down playground equipment. Motion Malheim, second Trebelhorn to allow staff $1,750 for handwash stations and signage for the three parks, Roll Call: Malheim yes, Trebelhorn yes, Drinkall yes, Machaiek yes. Passed roll call vote. i. Flag by Welcome to Winthrop Sign-East Entrance (A)—The Winthrop Area Foundation would like permission to put a flagpole up by the East Winthrop sign by the new water tower. The city would not be responsible for maintaining the flag. Motion Machaiek, second Trebelhorn to allow the WAF to put up a flag pole, Roll Call: Machaiek yes, Trebelhorn yes, Drinkall yes, Malheim yes. Passed roll call vote. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES a. ADMINISTRATOR/EDA REPORT—Palmer reported that she has been still working on the railroad permit for the storm sewer pipe. Lease payment bills for the fire truck have been sent out. Admin Committee met to discuss processes for re-opening the building to the public. Michael Foods truck is coming Thursday afternoon. Staff is pretty much back all in the office full time. Palmer spent 15 hours on EDA tasks, updating the website, bookwork, new EDA brochure. g. AMBULANCE REPORT—Stoll said their PPE is good for now. Installing a washer and dryer in the Ambulance station. Lorenz received a $4,000 grant for the Ambulance service to offset those costs. Calls are still down, starting to increase slightly, but not like a usual year. Stoll thanked the council for their continued support of the department. j. RS FIBER REPORT—Trebelhorn reported that installs are at 2,594 customers. RS Fiber is able to handle the increased bandwidth required. They have boosted their free WiFi in Winthrop, Gaylord and Arlington, they are also extending the free WiFi to low income families. The bonds may be able to be refinanced at a lower interest rate later this year. X. ADJOURNMENT Motion Machaiek, second Trebelhorn to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting was adjourned at 8:08 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator Winthrop City Council Speical Meeting Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 A Special meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26th, at the City Hall. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL: Council members: Kelly Pierson, Julie Trebelhorn, Dale Malheim, Pete Machaiek, Lynn Drinkall and Rob Edwards. City Staff present: City Administrator Jenny Palmer, City Attorney Aaron Walton, Police Officer Clifton LeRud. Audience: Mike Mattison (Winthrop News), Joe Saul, Ed Stoll, Ginny Stoll, Curt Hahn, Tracy Hahn, Brianna Pagel, Garrett Meyer, Joey Honl, Rand Honl, Pete Schuckert, Denise Rieke, Barb Johnson, Lory Young, Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen. How the Council can help businesses navigate the new Governor’s order. Mayor Pierson allowed Representative Gruenhagen to speak to the council. He updated them on the COVID 19 response from the state and what the Legislature is doing. He stated the hospitals are ready and he is hoping to have the economy open up soon. Councilor Malheim presented some options for the council to use to recommend outdoor seating on city property, and that the city could provide picnic tables and snow fence for those that need it. Councilor Trebelhorn spoke to the EDA motion that recommended the city allow use of picnic tables and fence to businesses so that they can start serving more customers. Attorney Walton recommended an interim ordinance suspending the sections of the city code pertaining to consumption of liquor on city property. Councilor Edwards presented a resolution that he prepared declaring Winthrop a constitutional and business friendly city. Mayor Pierson called for a motion. Motion was made by Councilor Edwards, but died for lack of a second. The public provided in put as to what they would need from the city regarding the outdoor seating. Councilor Malheim made a motion as to the requirements to allow outdoor seating and Attorney Walton felt it would be better presented as a resolution. Mayor Pierson decided it would be best to call an Emergency meeting for Friday, May 29th, at 3 o’clock pm to approve both the ordinance and resolution to allow the outdoor seating so business owners would be ready to go on Monday, June 1st. The States requirements were discussed. A map of the area to be used would need to be provided to the City, max 50 people, 4 per table unless they are family then 6 are allowed. They also need to provide the City proof that their liquor license covers outdoor serving of alcohol. Motion Trebelhorn, second Malheim to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 7:49pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator Winthrop City Council Speical Meeting Friday, May 29th, 2020 A Special meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at the City Hall. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL: Council members: Kelly Pierson, Julie Trebelhorn, Dale Malheim (via phone), Lynn Drinkall and Rob Edwards. City Staff present: City Administrator Jenny Palmer R2020-12 Resolution Providing Guidance for Bars and Restaurants Regarding Outdoor Seating The council discussed the provisions regarding outdoor seating and decided to allow the bars to close the street instead of only the 15 ft. They felt that since Carver was closing June 3rd anyway it wouldn’t be a big issue. Also there will be parking provisions for Back Door Hairstyling and Elite Health in our city lot on the corner. The council also felt it would be safer for patrons that having cars driving around the fenced off areas. They also amended the time allowed to weekdays at 11 pm and Friday and Saturday 1 am. Motion Edwards, second Malheim. Roll call vote: Drinkall yes, Edwards yes, Trebelhorn yes, Malheim yes. Passed roll call vote. 2020-141 An Ordinance Temporarily Suspending Certain Sections of the City Code to allow Outdoor Service at Bars and Restaurants Motion Malheim, second Trebelhorn. Roll call vote: Drinkall yes, Edwards yes, Trebelhorn yes, Malheim yes. Passed roll call vote. Motion Edwards, second Drinkall to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 3:18 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator

 

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SIBLEY DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No.: 72-PR-20-23 NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Orville L. Pioske, Decedent It is Ordered and Notice is given that on July 13, 2020 at 10:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 400 Court Ave., Gaylord, MN 55334, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Decedent’s Will dated October 17, 1997, and for the appointment of John G. Pioske, whose address is 32883 361st Avenue, LeSueur, MN 56058 and Norman W. Pioske, whose address is 32366 391st Avenue, LeSueur, MN 56058 as co-personal representatives of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the Decedent’s estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the Decedent’s estate. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. §524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the Decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. BY THE COURT /s/ Amber Donley Judge of District Court Dated: June 2, 2020 /s/ Teresa Giesen Karen V. Messner Court Administrator Dated: 6/2/2020 THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: Paul C. Glaeser, Attorney At Law 1013 First Avenue, P.O. Box 437 Gibbon, Minnesota 55335 507-834-6212 ARN#215958 [email protected] ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER 36-37(af)c

 

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SIBLEY DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No.: 72-PR-20-12 ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S) IN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Ronald J. Hanson Deceased. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of July, 2020, at 10:45 a.m., a Hearing will be held in the above named Court at Gaylord, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the above named Deceased, dated January 4, 1978, and for the appointment of Steven Ronald Hanson, whose address is 205 Smith Circle, River Falls, WI 54022, as Personal Representative of the Estate of the above named Decedent in an unsupervised Administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, said Personal Representative will be appointed to administer the Estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is further given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801(b)(c)) ALL CREDITORS having claims against said Estate are required to present the same to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or said claims will be barred. Amber Donley Judge Dated: May 27, 2020 (COURT SEAL) Karen V. Messner/Giesen, Teresa Court Administrator 2020.05.27 Aaron D. Walton Attorney I.D. No. 0352767 Walton Law Group, PLLC Attorney at Law 801 East Lincoln Avenue P.O. Box 87 Olivia, MN 56277-0087 Telephone No. 320-523-2323 Fax No. 320-523-1844 Email: [email protected].com 36-37(af)c

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