Public Notices May 19

CITY OF GIBBON, MINNESOTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON IMPROVEMENTS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: TIME AND PLACE: Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Gibbon, Minnesota will meet at the Gibbon Municipal Building (985 First Avenue) in the City of Gibbon, Minnesota at 7:00 P.M. on June 1, 2021, to consider the construction of the following improvements, to-wit: replacement of the sidewalks on the south side of E. 11th Street from Dr. Flower Drive to Davis Avenue and on the west side of First Avenue from W. Mill Road to W. Park Drive NATURE OF IMPROVEMENT: The reconstruction of: Sidewalks ESTIMATED COST: The total estimated cost of said improvements is $27,200.00. AREA PROPOSED TO BE ASSESSED: The area proposed to be assessed for such improvements is as follows: Properties on the south side of East 11th Street from Dr. Flower Drive to Davis Avenue, Properties on the west side of First Avenue from West Mill Road to West Park Drive. AUTHORITY: The Council proposes to proceed under the authority granted by M.S. Chapter 429 Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the proposed improvements will be heard at this meeting. Written or oral objections will be considered. A reasonable estimate of the impact of the assessments will be available at this meeting. DATED: May 5, 2021 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL Dana Lietzau City Administrator 33-34(af)c

 

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 assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Independent RV Inspections 2. Principal Place of Business 43553 190th St., Arlington, MN 55307 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: Debra Cradick, 43553 190th St., Arlington, MN 55307 Brian Cradick, 43553 190th St., Arlington, MN 55307 4. I, 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 in 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 as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Debra Cradick, Owner Date: 4/6/2021 Email Address for Official Notices [email protected] List a name and daytime phone number of a person who can be contacted about this form: Debra Cradick 952-259-4917 STATE OF MINNESOTA OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FILED 04/21/2021 /s/ Steve Simon Secretary of State 33-34(af)c

 

Independent School District GFW Public Schools April 19, 2021 Summary of regular school board meeting. Full text is available for public inspection at 323 East 11th Street, Gibbon, MN 55335 CALL TO ORDER The regular board meeting of the GFW School Board was held on April 19, 2021 at the Elementary School Gibbon, MN. Board Chair, Kuehn called the meeting to order at 6:36 pm. ALSO present: Superintendent Horton, Student Rep Peterson, Merkel, Prochniak, Schmidt, District Accountant Burns, Press Bonsack, Press Hanson,, Press Busch, Absent: Lee, Haas APPROVE AGENDA Schmidt moved with support from Prochniak to approve the agenda with the addition of ULA Resolutions to the Action Items. Motion Carried CONSENT AGENDA Schmidt moved with support from Merkel to approve the following consent agenda. Motion Carried. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONS AND ACTION ITEMS School Board Committee Addition Kuehn moved with support from Prochniak to add a Personnel Committee consisting of the Chair, Vice Chair and Clerk to the Board Committees. Motion Carried. Adoption of Strategic Plan Superintendent Horton spoke on the Strategic Plan; with community, student and staff input they came up with a Belief, Mission and Vision Statement and Goals & Objectives. Chair Kuehn and Member Schmidt talked about the large amount for time that went into the Strategic Plan. Kuehn moved with support from Prochniak to adopt the GFW Public Schools Strategic Plan. Motion Carried. Resolution: Donations Prochniak moved with support from Schmidt to accept the donation of $500.00 from the Winthrop Honor Guard for the Class of 2022 prom, Gibbon Lions, $3000.00 for the WE Group’s trip, Winthrop Honor Guard, $1500.00 for the WE Group’s trip, Thunderbird Foundation, $2015.66 for the ES Phy Ed Stream Pedometers and software, Lakeside Plumbing & Heating, $200.00 for ES Phy Ed bats, Conrad Clobes, $200.00 for ES Phy Ed bowling fee for students, Gaylord Game Protective League, $1500.00 for the Class of 2022 prom, Joel & Lynn Majeski, $250.00 for scholarship in honor of Nolan Majeski, GFW Music Fans, $350.00 for the Class of 2022 prom music and Roger & Mary Laabs, $500.00 for Laabs Football Scholarship. Yes – Schmidt, Kuehn, Prochniak, Merkel No – None Motion Carried. Resolutions: ULA Kuehn moved with the support from Prochniak to adopt the resolution of Tenured Teacher Scott Robinson’s, Unrequested Leave of Absence. Yes – Prochniak, Kuehn, Schmidt No – Merkel Motion Carried. Kuehn moved with the support from Schmidt to adopt the resolution of Tenured Teacher Jennifer Schaufler’s, Unrequested Leave of Absence. Yes – Merkel, Prochniak, Schmidt, Kuehn No – None Motion Carried. Kuehn moved with the support from Prochniak to adopt the resolution of Tenured Teacher Anne Hansen’s, Unrequested Leave of Absence. Yes – Kuehn, Merkel, Schmidt, Prochniak No – None Motion Carried. ADJOURNMENT Schmidt moved with support from Prochniak to adjourn at 7:15p.m.. Motion Carried. Marisa Lee, Clerk 33c

 

Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Monday, April 3rd, 2021 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL: Council members: Kelly Pierson, Pete Machaiek, Julie Trebelhorn, Dale Malheim, Rob Edwards and Megan Schmidt, City Staff present: City Administrator Jenny Palmer, Ambulance Captain Ed Stoll, Aaron Walton, Walton Law Group. Audience: Mike Mattison (Winthrop News), Bryan Petzel, Craig Clarkson, and Andrea McEachran (ISG Group). OPEN PUBLIC FORUM No one spoke APPROVAL OF AGENDA Pierson added l. Jake Braking. Motion Malheim, second Schmidt. Passed voice vote. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion Edwards, second Malheim. Passed voice vote. NEW BUSINESS a. Stormwater Study (A)— Craig Clarkston presented the stormwater study to the council. The study focused on 7 areas of town, with the two worst areas behind the properties along W. 2nd Street and the county ditch south of town by Grant Street. They discussed elevations at the various areas of flooding with a 10 year rain event. They also presented possible solutions to the flooding areas to be incorporated into future construction projects. Total estimated costs for all projects is $407,105.00. Councilor Machiek asked about grant funds. Petzel said that there isn’t much for grant funding to prevent flooding, that FEMA grants are only available after a flooding event already occurs. Motion Malheim, second Machaiek to accept the report. Passed voice vote b. R2021-04 Resolution Appointing Charter Commission Members (A)— Motion Trebelhorn, second Malheim. Passed voice vote. c. R2021-05 Resolution Approving JPA with State of Minnesota (A)—This is the Joint Powers agreement with the BCA (Bureau of Criminal Apprehension) that was discussed last month, for training for Officer Hacker. Motion Malheim, second Edwards. Passed voice vote. d. 2021-146 Ordinance Adding Code Chapter 903 Regarding Uniform Addressing (1st Reading) (A)—Councilor Edwards would like to have a committee look at the ordinance and help with educating people on what is required for the addressing. He would also like to see a flyer in the utility bills, on Facebook and our website. e. 2021-147 Ordinance Amending Section 902.13 of the Winthrop City Code (1st Reading) (A)—Councilors Malheim and Schmidt had concerns regarding parking issues on 2nd Street and would like to review the off street parking at the properties that would like to be turned into multi-family housing before they approve the first reading. Palmer will review the code requirements on parking in C1 and discuss off street parking availability with the property owner for next month. f. Contract with Current Compass—Electric Service Territory (A)—Palmer has been working with Mark Fritsch on the service territory issue on the north west corner of town. Palmer also met with McLeod REA and they are going to provide an annexation agreement for the city. Mark Fritsch will help with negotiating the cost of the service territory and the annexation agreement will make it easier to annex service territory as we annex property to town. Fritsch will charge ½ his current rate for service for $150/hr. The negotiation will start once we get the proposed agreement. Motion Trebelhorn, Second Edwards. Passed voice vote. g. Deed City Portion of Industrial Park to EDA (A)—Councilor Edwards explained to the council the layout of the Industrial Park and that the EDA owns most of the land except for a sliver right in the middle. He would like to see the city deed their portion to the EDA so an interested buyer only has to deal with one entity instead of two. Councilor Malheim stated that he is fine with that but would like the city compensated for their share based on what the EDA receives for the land. Motion Edwards, second Malheim to deed the City portion of the Industrial Park to the EDA with the condition that the city’s portion of the sale be returned to them. Passed voice vote. h. Employee/Citizen Complaint Policy and Procedures with form (A)—Aaron Walton presented this model form and policy for approval. Currently the city does not have an official complaint form for citizens or staff. This form would be reviewed by the Personnel Committee and decide the next action steps. Motion Edwards, second Trebelhorn. Passed voice vote. i. Aron Hacker Compensation for Acting Chief (A)—Councilor Trebelhorn updated the council on the committee meeting to discuss compensation for Officer Hacker while she is in the role as “Acting Chief”. The committee recommends $7/hr. Motion Malheim, second Trebelhorn. Passed voice vote. j. Police Chief Job Description (A)—Palmer explained that the Chief job description has not been updated since 1994 and while creating the Assistant Chief position thought it would be timely to update the chief job description. Chief Johnson, the Police Committee and Aaron Walton have reviewed the updated job description. Motion Trebelhorn, second Edwards to approve the updated job description. Passed voice vote. k. Health Insurance Renewal (A)—City Clerk Lorenz received the health insurance renewal rates for 2021-2022. The increase is 0.87% over this year. Motion Malheim, second Schmidt to approve the health insurance renewal. Passed voice vote. l. Jake Braking (A)/(I)—Mayor Pierson would like to see more policing along 15 & 19 to address the increasing problem of jake braking on the highway. He would also like to see some better signage on the highways. Palmer said she will discuss patrolling with the officers and contact MNDOT & Heartland Corn Products and see what we can do about the signage. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES a. ADMINISTRATOR/EDA REPORT—Palmer reported that she met with the CEO of McLeod Co-Op Power to discuss service territory acquisition. He is going to send the city a model annexation agreement. Finished the Heartland water/wastewater agreement. Met with 606 N. Carver to discuss demolition of the garage, he has started tearing it down. Made some contacts regarding equipment for the school to boost radio signal. Attended a number of GFW Strategic Planning meetings. Attended a LMC webinar on stimulus funds. Charter Commission met. Palmer spent 24 hours on EDA related tasks. Worked on a quote for a billboard, working on Industrial park land sale, finishing up Lime Valley Google promo, attended Winthrop Opportunities banquet. i. MMPA Public Summary—included Pete also updated the council on the MMPA meeting. g. AMBULANCE REPORT—Captain Ed Stoll said the new rig should be delivered by the next meeting. Still looking for volunteers for the crew. h. POLICE CHIEF’S REPORT—written report i. PLANNING COMMISSION—proposed minutes included. j. RS FIBER REPORT—Councilor Trebelhorn updated the council on the Joint Powers board meeting. The are still seeing positive growth. The Renville County towers have helped with that. She also said that broadband expansion is an encouraged use of the new stimulus funds. The Co-op board is still planning on reimbursing the cities once the debt is paid in full. ADJOURNMENT Motion Malheim, second Edwards to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 8:28 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator

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