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Public Notices February 16

City of Winthrop City Council Meeting Minutes Monday, January 3, 2022 Councilors Present: Megan Schmidt, Rob Edwards, Dale Malheim, Julie Trebelhorn, Pete Machaiek, and Mayor Pierson. Councilors Absent: None Staff Present: Troy Martin, Marilee Peterson and Christian Lilienthal for Sibley County. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Pierson called the meeting to order at 7:00pm on Monday, January 3, 2022. The agenda was motioned by Councilor Malheim, seconded by Trebelhorn; passed unanimously by voice vote. CONSENT AGENDA Receive and order filed from the Treasurer regarding financial summary of operating results (unaudited) through December 31, 2021, including General Fund information. Receive notice of the 2022 Council Appointments -Pete will be removed from fire and ambulance. Megan will be added to F&A. Consent agenda items were approved from a motion from Trebelhorn, seconded by Edwards; passed unanimously by voice vote. PUBLIC HEARINGS None to speak NEW BUSINESS a) ELE Enterprise utility sewer line replacement agreement (A) – discussion about the total amount and 10 year period. There are not others tied into the line. Did the private service, Hahns need to be discussed with. -Work it out with your neighbors. Motion by Malheim, Edwards second: passed unanimously by voice vote. b) Sibley County Library Board: General Information (I) Christian Lilianthall, Sibley County Commissioner and on the county library board. He went over the governing of the libraries. The Library board is made members appointed by each city. The board is discussing creating a new Senior Library director position which would oversee the Library functions and report directly to the board, or at moving more Library administration to the individual cities. The board has been struggling managing five individual library directors. The meeting is on January 26, 2022 at 8:30am in Gaylord. Information filed. No action taken. c) Sibley County – County Commissioners Marilee Peterson, Sibley County Treasurer, updated voting district maps explaining the 5 criteria, established 1974. The updated map will establish a new MAP A or MAP B or MAP C. Letter A is the most compact map and therefore the better choice. The next step is hearing back from the state of Minnesota. Final decisions will be by April. Information filed. No action taken. d) Enter into an easement agreement with CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp to finish a utilities improvement project along Minnesota Highway 19. (A) Motion by Malheim, Edwards second. Passed unanimously by voice vote. e) Approval of MnDOT agreement number 1047339: replacing and installation of sewer lines for Trunk Highway Project 19. (A) Motion by Trebelhorn, Malheim second. Passed unanimously by voice vote. f) Reinstate City Code 701.07 Winter Parking Regulation (A) First reading motioned by Malheim, Edwards second, passed unanimously by voice vote. g) Light Pole Replacement Plan Fire hydrant was done by color coordination. Can we do the same thing with the light poles. Then we would be able to Cap EX the poles for the city (Malheim). -Action item: Plan to do main street in one shot. Then we can get them done in over two years. Estimate on the 20 street lights & RFP on if a construction company can do it. The recommendation from the council was to hand this over to the street committee and do all of Main Street at one time. No action approved. h) Adoption of updated Police Ride Along Policy Interim Police Chief presented the new ride along police. She also added HIPPA information to the ride along information to protect the city against liabilities. Motion by Trebelhorn, Edwards second. Passed unanimously by voice vote. i) City Council Meeting Date & Time change In order to have city attorney representation it was suggested that we change the day and time of the city council meeting. 7 pm seemed non-negotiable, they want citizens to have enough time to get to the city council. The 4th Monday works better for the council and the citizens. Charter Commission: they are responsible for the changes. First reading of adopting the city council meeting to change the meeting to the 4th Monday every month at 7:00 pm. To change the charter to include this new change. This adoption will be taken to the charter commission and upon approval of this commission there will be a second reading. Motion by Malheim, Trebelhorn second. Passed unanimously by voice vote OLD BUSINESS Placement and Update on Juice Pedestal (EV Car Charger) –Transformer behind Rodney’s, Transformer behind RS Fiber. Both of these places would be easy. Councilor Malheim does not want it in the park and increase the costs of install. Public works will pick the location and send it to the utility committee. No action approved. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES City Administrator/EDA Director Report – Michael Public Works Department Report- Troy Public Works has a list of winter cleaning projects. Most quotes are for 2023 on most electrical problems. Carver Street: is the black paint is coming off. Electric Department Report – Machaiek went over financials in December. Storage for electrical use. Excel energies allowed 6% increase. Police Chief’s Report – Squad has been ordered. Arrives in March/April. Parts have been ordered to have it converted. In-person compliance check is good to go, we are incompliant for next year. Bryan FTO has been going well. Morgan is a new part time officer, tonight is her second night of FTO training. Park Committee- Trebelhorn – park survey is open for public comment, they survey is due on Jan 10, 2021. Planning session: February 28, 2022 the city council will have a planning session. ADJOURNMENT Motion by Malheim, Second by Schmidt. Motion carried. Michael Looft, Administrator


BISMARCK TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given to the citizens of Bismarck Township, Sibley County, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Township Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at 7pm at St. Francis Catholic Church, 510 Brown Street North, Winthrop, MN 55396 to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. Adam Lane Stegeman Bismarck Township Clerk 20c


Public Notice of Auction: Mages Land Co. & Auction Service LLC will be conducting a public auction for the contents inside of a storage unit. Auction to be held at the #13 unit located in the north storage building at 55780 State Hwy 19, Winthrop, MN on 3/7/2022 at 11:00 am. This will be a cash only sale. Contact Matt Mages (507) 276-7002, for more info & terms. 20-21(af)c

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