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Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7th, 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, Public Works staff Christopher Beranek, Tommy Matray. Audience: Mike Mattison (Winthrop News), Scot Kuester, Marlene Roepke, Joe Wersal, Chuck Tolzmann (Winthrop Lion’s Club) OPEN PUBLIC FORUM No one spoke. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Councilman Machaiek added to new business item g: Boulevard trees. Motion to approve; Councilor Malheim, 2nd Schmidt APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion Edwards, second Schmidt. Ayes: Machaiek Naye: Malheim NEW BUSINESS a. Park Pavilion Update and Discussion. Scot Kuester updated the council on the status of secured donations for the proposed pavilion and Councilor Schmidt spoke to the council on the importance of funding the remaining balance to bring to fruition as well as how well utilized the pavilion will be with Music in the Park and other events. Councilor Edwards felt it is important for us to use reserve funds to assist in completion as it is the taxpayer’s money and bettering our parks is important. Councilor Machaiek asked for a concrete number of what would be needed from the city. Council advised to have a park committee meeting including the Lions Club as well as citizens and meet at the park to secure the proper location to move forward. Councilor Edwards proposed we guarantee an amount up to but not to exceed $50,000. Motion made by Edwards, 2nd Schmidt. b. Jayne Overstreet SMIF Foundation- Yearly Update (B). Jayne presented the Council with a thank you for the yearly contribution and spoke about current grants given as well as different grant programs that may benefit the City of Winthrop. Most grant opportunities are closed but to keep in mind for 2022. c. Utility Department Locator/OSHA Grant- (C) The Utility Department would like to purchase a GIS locator for city use. This would allow them to map out all infrastructure, locate water main leaks and breaks etc. Currently the infrastructure is not digitally accessible and moving forward would be more efficient. Martin and Lorenz had previously met with a company that provided this service, yet the cost was close to $100,000. Having their own would be more cost effective and allow the Utility Dept/Public Works to set up the GIS system in a way that works for them. Motion Malheim, second Edwards. Passed voice vote. d. 2022 Preliminary Budget. (D)- Clerk/Treasurer Lorenz presented the Preliminary 2022 Budget at 6.59% initial increase. Motion Malheim, second Edwards. e. Resolution R2021-07(E)-Adopting proposed tax levy, payable 2022. Enclosed f. Set date for work session for Budget review/cuts- work session set for October 11th at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers. g. Blvd Trees-Council would like Clerk/Treasurer Lorenz to investigate possible grant programs for replacing trees for community members that lost the boulevard trees during infrastructure/street repairs. Would like Aaron Walton’s input as far as legalities. Will add to the October agenda. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES e. ELECTRIC DEPARMENT REPORT-Machaiek updated the council on the MMP A Meeting and MMP A is currently working on budgets through 2040. I. PARK COMMITTEE-Park Committee Meeting set for Sept. 29th at 9:00 am at the Winthrop City Park with community members to scout location for Pavilion. ADJOURNMENT Motion Edwards, second Malheim to adjourn. Passed voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 8:03 pm. Melissa Lorenz, City Clerk/Treasurer 3c


Independent School District GFW Public Schools September 20, 2021 CALL TO ORDER The regular board meeting of the GFW School Board was held on September 20, 2021 at the Elementary School Gibbon, MN. Board Chair Kuehn called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. ALSO present: Superintendent Horton, Merkel, Prochiak, Lee, Schmidt, Press Jutz, Press Hanson, Staff, Haas Absent: None APPROVE AGENDA Schmidt moved with support from Prochniak to approve the agenda. Motion Carried. CONSENT AGENDA Lee moved with support from Prochniak to approve the following consent agenda. Motion Carried. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONS AND ACTION ITEMS Preliminary Levy Certification for Taxes Payable Kuehn moved with the support from Schmidt to approve the proposed 2021, payable 2022 levy certification for the maximum amount. Yes – Schmidt, Prochniak, Lee, Kuehn, Haas, Merkel No – None Motion Carried. Master Agreement between Independent School District #2365 and Bus Drivers Association Kuehn moved with support from Schmidt to approve the 2021-2023 Bus Drivers Contract Motion Carried. Resolution Transfer Prochniak moved with support from Haas to approve the Resolution for Fund Transfer of LTFM Reserve Account Number 467 to Unassigned Reserved Account Number 422. Yes – Prochniak, Lee, Kuehn, Schmidt, Haas No – Merkel Motion Carried. Resolution: Donations Kuehn moved with support from Haas to approve a $500.00 donation from 3M Volunteermatch, Jeff Rose for the football program, a $500.00 donation from 3M Volunteermatch, Zach Rose for the football program, $500.00 from Carl & Demiti Rains for art shelving and the remainder to Mrs. Krzmarzick’s classroom and $166.66 from Pet Vet Care Centers for the FFA program. Yes – Merkel, Haas, Kuehn, Lee, Prochniak, Schmidt No – None Motion Carried. ADJOURNMENT Schmidt moved with support from Lee to adjourn at 7:03 pm.. Motion Carried Marisa Lee, Clerk 3c


NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING ON 2021 SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on November 8, 2021 at the Gibbon Municipal Building, 985 First Avenue, Gibbon, MN 55335 to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment against adjacent property for the 2021 Sidewalk Improvements. The proposed areas to be assessed are 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 W. Mill Road to W. Park Drive; Adoption by the council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. The amount to be specially assessed against your particular lot, piece, or parcel of land is shown in the attachment to this notice. You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the county auditor, pay the entire assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City Administrator. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at any time, thereafter, pay to the County Treasurer the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above the rate of interest that will apply is 4 percent per year. The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the city clerk’s office. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $12,513.84. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the municipal clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable. Under Minn. Stat. §§ 435.193 to 435.195 and City Resolution No. 2019-09, the council may, in its discretion, defer the payment of this special assessment for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older, one retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability, or a member of the National Guard or other reserves ordered to active military service for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided in that law and City Resolution, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this law and City Resolution No. 2019-09, may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the city clerk for the prescribed form for such deferral of payment of this special assessment on his/her property. An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the mayor or clerk of the city within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the mayor or clerk. Gibbon City Clerk Dana Lietzau Parcel ID Final Assessment 33.0269.000 $724.41 33.0268.000 $814.96 33.0376.000 $1,065.50 33.0374.000 $1,074.85 33.0121.000 $949.21 33.0115.000 $1,372.97 33.0117.000 $1,271.26 33.0118.000 $847.51 33.0119.000 $900.39 33.0120.000 $1,390.95 33.0144.000 $2,101.82 3(af)c

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