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Public Notices June 8

Winthrop City Council Meeting Minutes Monday, April 25, 2022. A Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Winthrop was called to order at 7 p.m. on April 25, 2022, in the city council chambers of the City Hall, for the purpose of conducting city business. Councilors Present: Mayor Pierson, Schmidt, Trebelhorn, Machaiek, Edwards. Councilors Absent: None Staff: Michael Looft, Troy Martin, City Attorney Walton. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Pierson called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 25, 2022. The agenda was motioned by Councilor Edwards, seconded by Schmidt. Motion passed by voice vote. CONSENT AGENDA Receive the order filed from the Treasurer regarding financial summary of operating results (unaudited) through April 25, 2022, including General Fund information. Minutes and claims are motioned by Edwards, seconded by Trebelhorn. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. PUBLIC HEARINGS Lynn Drinkall wanted to speak about the Library budget. She handed out a comparison from other cities. She is concerned about the wage and hour line from the 2021 budget cycle. NEW BUSINESS a. Appoint vacant city council seat (A): i. Dawn and Lynn both were interviewed. ii. Council asked two questions of each candidate. iii. Lynn Drinkall requested she be taken out of contention. Motion by Trebelhorn to appoint Dawn Wickenhauser to the council. Seconded by Schmidt. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. b. Second Street Project: Geotechnical Evaluation Services (A) Bryan from ISG presented the quotes for soil bearings and geotechnical. The City received 2 different geotechnical quotes. American Engineering came in with the lowest cost to the City. Bryan recommended AET proposals. Motion to approve to use AET for the soil testing by Edwards. Seconded by Pete. Motion passed unanimously voice vote passed. c. Approval of Ambulance Expense: Lifepak purchase $34,897.00 (A) Motion by Edwards, seconded by Schmidt. Motion Passed by unanimous voice vote. d. Approval of Ambulance Expense: Alpha Wireless Pagers: $3,227.00 (A) Motion by Trebelhorn, seconded by Pete. Motion Passed by unanimous voice vote. e. Approval of contract services for city code enforcement from 101 Development Resources Inc. (A) No performance part of the contract. Edwards would like to see him held to a timeframe for the permitting process. The citizens need a locked in timeframe. If they pay for an inspection, the citizens deserve to know when he is going to come inspect. SCOPE OF PROJECT: add the time frame to this piece. On premise/on site inspection. Agenda item is tabled by Mayor Pierson. f. Adopt the city of Winthrop’s Credit Card Policy. (A) Motion by Trebelhorn, seconded by Edwards. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. g. Resolution 2022-09: Authorization of City Employees to use City credit cards for city business. Motion by Edwards, seconded by Schmidt. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. h. Resolution 2022-10: Cogeneration and Small Power Production Tariff for the city of Winthrop Utilities. Motioned by Schmidt, seconded by Trebelhorn. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. i. Request for Proposal on Brush Pile (A) Motion by Schmidt, seconded by Trebelhorn. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. j. Request for Proposal on City Hall improvements (A) Cost and information: bring back to council if anything over $34,000. Get estimates on each of the items. Motion by Schmidt to approve City Hall improvements up to $34,000. Seconded by Trebelhorn. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. k. Streaming Function Added to Council Meetings (I & A) Council was asked if they wanted to start streaming the city council meetings. Council determined that it would be difficult to take comments from online citizens. They would prefer that meetings continue to be recorded then put on the City’s social media accounts for later viewing. OLD BUSINESS a. Second Reading and adoption of Ordinance 2022-01 (A) Motioned by Edwards, seconded by Trebelhorn. Unanimous voice vote. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES a. Public Works Department Report- Troy. Empire Piping: camera and jetted Hennepin 100-200 block / 2nd Street. The storm water is collapsed. It’s the main rain water that goes down this hill. b. Electric Department Report – Pete Machaiek. Reviewed MMPA’s financial performances. MMPA is having problems with supplies and labor. The Board approved the extension of the power agreements, 2060, 10 years from where we are now. c. Fire Chief’s Report: Two new members, Alex Portner and Lucas Woods. March they also added Kristine Chambers. 27 volunteer fire fighters, the chief wants 30 total. There are many retirements, 11 that have 20 years of service, from the department in the future. AirPak, waiting for a FEMA grant, $129,000. There are some serious fines associated with non-compliance with regards to AirPak’s service years, maximum 15 years. This is the 3rd year that we have applied to the FEMA grant. Replacement of the big tanker, Ford 1989 tanker. The parts availability is a concern and manual transmission is also a problem. Midwest Fire are looking at putting together a spec and bid process. The goal is a maximum of $250,000. ADJOURNMENT A motion to adjourn the meeting by Edwards and seconded by Trebelhorn, meeting adjourned at 8:15pm. Michael Looft, Administrator

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