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NOTICE TO FUEL SUPPLIERS Sealed bids will be received by the County of Sibley, Minnesota, in the Public Works Office at 111 8th Street PO Box 897, Gaylord, Minnesota 55334-0897 until 1:00 P.M., on October 21, 2021, at which place and time they will be publicly opened by two or more persons who have been designated by the County to open bids. Bids are for the following: The 2022 calendar year supply of Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel Fuel for Sibley County Public Works. Bids shall be itemized by maintenance shop location and product type on the provided fuel bid forms. Approximate 2022 calendar year quantities are as follows: Diesel Fuel 80,000 Gallons Unleaded Gasoline 32,000 Gallons Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Office of Sibley County Public Works or online at Sibley County Website, Public Works, Advertisement for Bids. https://www.co.sibley.mn.us/government/departments/public_works/index.php. Award will be based on lowest total estimated cost of all products at all locations (Grand Total All on bid form). The County Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any defects. Rack price must be taken on (Oct. 14th) 1 week before the closing bid date. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check or bidder’s bond, made payable to the County Treasurer, in the amount of $500.00. Timothy Becker Public Works Director Sibley County 52-2(af)c

 

Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Tuesday, August 2nd, 2021 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 2nd, 2021. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL: Kelly Pierson, Rob Edwards, Dale Malheim, Megan Schmidt, and Pete Machaiek. Members absent: Julie Trebelhom City Staff present: City Clerk/Treasurer Melissa Lorenz, Public Works Director Troy Martin. Audience: Mike Mattison (Winthrop News), Bryan Petzel (ISG), Liza Donabauer (David Drown), Ed Stoll (Ambulance Captain) OPEN PUBLIC FORUM No one spoke. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Mayor Pierson added item c. under New Business-Holtmeier payment approval, Edwards added item D. RS Fiber nuisance violation, Pierson added item e. Miscellaneous office questions Motion Malheim, second Schmidt. Passed voice vote. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion Malheim, second Edwards. Passed voice vote. NEW BUSINESS a. David Drown Associates, Liza Donabauer-Approve Community /Position Profile, salary range, job description (A) Liza referenced correspondence with Council and Staff regarding minor changes to be made to the Organization information page. Also changing verbiage regarding website maintenance and change qualifications to include a broader skill range. Discussion regarding salary, Edwards would like to see the range between $75,00-90,000. Schmidt would like candidate to be long term and invested in the community and it was agreed to have verbiage stating the salary with no cap and raises based on performance. Liza advised that a lower salary may limit candidates. Timeline and schedule okayed with requested changes. b. Discussion to close certain committee meetings (B). A discussion was had to close certain committee meetings. Specifically, those that delicate information would be discussed. The concern is that a posted meeting is considered a public meeting. Attorney Walton spoke that typically Admin and/or Police committee meetings are not public however it is important to retain transparency. Mayor Pierson explained it is in City code currently to have the meetings posted and asked if it is feasible to change the code. As it currently stands there are three members of council which dictates a quorum and when there is a quorum it is to be posted. Malheim asked if the committee meetings could be closed at certain points to discuss sensitive issues that may relate to an employee’s performance or discipline. Walton stated that there are statutes to be able to close a meeting, but most are not applicable to committees. Walton suggested for some committee meetings regarding sensitive information to have two members present as that is not a quorum. Walton to investigate what other cities do and present different verbiage for the code that is more conducive to City’s needs. c. Holtmeier Payment 2020a Street Project- (C) Bryan Petzel spoke that this is the second to the last payment for the street project. Adjustment was made listed as a “Change order” as the re-seeding of boulevards and yards is not to the level promised. They are aware of the many complaints regarding the weeds and lack of seeded grass on homeowners’ properties and this will be remedied by the contractor sub-contractors by fall when the weather is not so hot. Council would like to investigate offering trees to those that would like replacements however they will not be replacing the boulevard trees as there is no longer room. Mayor Pierson commented on the width of Carver Street, specifically between 3rd and 1st streets as it is difficult to get down the street with cars parked on both sides and that in the future would need to look at changing the parking to parallel on one side and angled on the other. Motion made, Edwards, second Malheim. Passed voice vote. d. RS Fiber nuisance violation complaints. (D)- Edwards, complaints have been made regarding the lot behind RS Fiber. Materials are stored back there, and the weeds have not been maintained. It is an eyesore. Pierson asked Clerk Lorenz if they had filled out a permit for a fence as he thought they had. Lorenz stated yes, they had at least a year ago, but nothing was completed. Council would like Attorney Walton to draft a letter from the city giving a timeline of 60 days for completion. As well as Trebelhorn speaking with the board. Motion made by Edwards, second Malheim passed voice vote. e. Misc. Office Questions(E)-Mayor Pierson advised Council that Interim Administrator Almich has rescinded his contract due to health issues and asked Clerk Lorenz what she needs currently for assistance. Clerk Lorenz asked for the week to make a list of what is in process and what needs to be addressed. Pierson would like to set up and Admin Committee meeting to address current needs and form a plan. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES e. ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT REPORT-Machaiek updated the council on the MMPA Meeting. I. PARI( COMMITTEE-Councilor Schmidt update the Council on recent Park Committee meeting and the importance of maintaining the Parks and adding money to the budget. Also updated the council regarding the status of the pavilion in the main park. Clerk Lorenz will put on the agenda for next month as well as a packet regarding the Pavilion and funds already raised by Scot Kuester. ADJOURNMENT Motion Malheim, second Schmidt to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 8:42 pm. Melissa Lorenz, City Clerk/Treasurer 52c

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