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OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE 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. ASSUMED NAME: High Island Arms PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 7676 7th Ave., New Auburn, MN 55366 USA NAMEHOLDERS: Name: Address: Mackenzie M Gosewisch 7676 7th Ave. New Auburn MN USA By typing my name, 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. SIGNED BY: Mackenzie M Gosewisch MAILING ADDRESS: 7676 7th St. Glencoe MN 55336 EMAIL FOR OFFICIAL NOTICES: Mac­_gosewisch@live.com STATE OF MINNESOTA OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FILED: 07-10-2021 /s/ Steve Simon Secretary of State 41-42(af)c

 

Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Monday, June 7th, 2021 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7th. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL: Council members: Kelly Pierson, Julie Trebelhorn, Rob Edwards, Dale Malheim, Megan Schmidt. Members absent: Pete Machaiek City Staff present: City Administrator Jenny Palmer, City Clerk Melissa Lorenz, Public Works Director Troy Martin, Aaron Walton, Walton Law Group. Audience: Terri Schuette (Sibley County Library Board), Roger Schanus (CarlsonSV), Mike Mattison (Winthrop News), Dale Ronning (Sibley County Drift Dodgers) OPEN PUBLIC FORUM No one spoke APPROVAL OF AGENDA Motion Malheim, second Trebelhorn. Passed voice vote. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion Malheim, second Schmidt. Passed voice vote. Edwards against. NEW BUSINESS Mayor Pierson took items k. and l. first. k. Establish City Library Board (A)—Councilor Trebelhorn presented to the council some by-laws for a city level Library board. She feels the city library board would be able to work with the city library and help facilitate issues with the Sibley County Library board. They would help with the annual budget and work with the staff on any issues that may come up. She said that Gaylord, Arlington and Henderson also have city level boards. The board would consist of 5 members including the Sibley County board member, the Winthrop Library director and three members “at-large”. There are still details to work out but would like permission from the council to proceed with establishing the board. Motion Malheim, second Edwards. Passed voice vote. l. Landowner Permission Form Sibley County Drift Dodgers Snowmobile Club (A)—Dale Ronning presented an agreement that the club needs to have on file when the DNR comes to audit them. They really don’t have any land in the city that they use but still need to have the agreement. Attorney Walton suggested that they provide a map of the areas they will be using. Ronning agreed to provide that. Motion Malheim, second Edwards to approve the agreement. Passed voice vote. a. 2020 Audit Report (A)— Roger Schanus presented the 2020 audit report to the council. The report was favorable, the city didn’t see any declines in tax payments due to COVID, there are sufficient reserves in the bank. The electric fund is not earning at its usual rate, mostly due to the AMR metering system. Overall the city is sitting well. Motion Malheim, second Trebelhorn to approve the audit report. Passed voice vote. b. Heartland Water and Wastewater agreements (A)— Palmer presented the updated Heartland water and wastewater agreements to the council for approval. There were only a few minor changes except for the wastewater discharge limit increased to 100,000 gallons per day. Motion Edwards, second Trebelhorn to approve the agreements. Passed voice vote. c. Consulting Services Agreement WWOTA (A)—Curt Reetz contract expired the end of May regarding consulting services for the city. Troy is not yet licensed due to COVID delays. Also, Martin feels his knowledge and expertise is a valuable resource to the city, especially with the water reuse project with Heartland and DFA, a provision has been added to the contract to address that. Councilor Malheim feels his services are no longer needed and he has overstepped his authority regarding the reuse project. Councilor Trebelhorn would like to see him stay as a consultant, the wastewater reuse project is important and wants city staff to feel they have the proper support for projects like this and overall as they go forward. She feels that the consulting fees will drop considerably once Troy is licensed but it is nice to have someone on hand to ask questions of if needed. Motion Trebelhorn, second Edwards. Passed voice vote. Malheim against. d. 2021-03 Hiring Policy (A)—Mayor Pierson explained to the council that he feels an updated hiring policy is needed to give the staff and city administrator more authority and input going forward in the hiring process. Palmer provided an updated policy in the packet that was taken from the League of Minnesota Cities model policies. Council would like to add a provision “in the absence of the department head one committee member or a second person may be appointed”. Motion Trebelhorn, second Malheim. Passed voice vote. e. City Council Request Form (A)/(I)—Mayor Pierson also asked for this to be put on the agenda so that in the event that a council person would like to have city staff do a task for them they are able to follow the proper chain of command and the requests will be able to be tracked through to resolution. He just asked for input at this meeting and asked the council to think about it for next meeting. f. 2021-148 Ordinance Setting 2021 Fees Schedule (1st Reading) (A)—Fees for service for City services are set via ordinance. The fee for fire calls needs to be changed to $500/hr so the fee schedule needs to be re-approved. Motion Edwards, second Trebelhorn to approve the first reading. Passed voice vote. g. 2021-149 Ordinance for Sale of Industrial Park to Dale and Cindy Jackson (1st Reading) (A)—The Winthrop EDA is in the process of selling their portion of the Industrial Park to Dale and Cindy Jackson. This ordinance would sell the city portion to them for the same terms. Motion Trebelhorn, second Edwards to approve the first reading. Passed voice vote. Edwards abstained. h. Vehicle Noise Law Signs (A)—Palmer provided some correspondence to the council regarding installing vehicle noise law enforced signs on the west and south entrances of town in addition to installing the larger signs on the east entrance to town. Council agreed to proceed with the additional costs. Motion Malheim, second Schmidt. Passed voice vote. i. Interim Administrator Proposal (A)—Palmer provided the council with a proposal from Rick Almich who is currently the interim in Gaylord. He will be done there July 31st. Council agreed to hire an interim so they don’t need to rush the hiring process to replace the current Administrator. They would like to limit the hours to not exceed 30 hours/week. Motion Trebelhorn, second Malheim. Passed voice vote. j. RFP for Search Firm (A)—Council would like to get request for proposals from search firms to help in the hiring of a new City Administrator/EDA Director. Motion Trebelhorn, second Malheim. Passed voice vote. m. Schedule June Worksession (A)—Council decided to not have a June work session. UNFINISHED BUSINESS a. None REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES a. ADMINISTRATOR/EDA REPORT—Palmer reported that she and Kaela Brennan have reviewed the proposed annexation agreement with McLeod Co-Op power. Ms. Brennan will help Palmer prepare a counter offer. Easement letters have been sent out for the culvert replacement on Hwy 19. All three parties have agreed to participate in the Bi-Directional Amp project. Alpha Wireless will install it in June. The updated Certificate of survey is done for the industrial park. The deadline for FT officer applications has been extended to June 18th. The next regular council meeting is scheduled for July 6th, the day after the July 4th holiday. DFA and Heartland Corn have agreed to participate in the additional Phase 2 questions, ISG has been notified to proceed. Palmer spend about 20 hours on EDA tasks, finished the updated map and the Google ads promo. Work on the Industrial Park land sale, routine bookwork and bills. i. MMPA Public Summary—included h. POLICE CHIEF’S REPORT—written report ADJOURNMENT Motion Trebelhorn, second Schmidt to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm. Jenny Palmer, Administrator

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