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Public Notices July 13

FILING NOTICE City of Gibbon Notice is hereby given as provided in M.S. 205.13, subd. 2, that a General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the purpose of electing candidates to fill the offices listed below: One (1) Mayor – two (2) year term Two (2) City Council Members – four (4) year terms each The filing period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Affidavits of Candidacy must be filed during the above filing period at the Gibbon City Office located at 985 First Ave, Gibbon, MN. The filing fee for candidacy is $2.00. Dana Lietzau City Administrator City of Gibbon (507) 834-6566  41c

FILING NOTICE Bismarck Township Notice is hereby given as provided in M.S. 205.13, subd. 2, that a General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the purpose of electing candidates to fill the offices listed below: Supervisor A – four (4) year term Clerk – four (4) year term The filing period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Affidavits of Candidacy must be filed during the above filing period at the office of the Bismarck Township Clerk at 22200 583 Ave, Winthrop, MN. The filing fee for candidacy is $2.00. Adam Stegeman Clerk, Bismarck Township (952) 423-8118 41c

FILING NOTICE Transit Township Notice is hereby given as provided in M.S. 205.13, subd. 2, that a General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the purpose of electing candidates to fill the offices listed below: Supervisor A— four (4) year term Clerk— four (4) year term The filing period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Affidavits of Candidacy must be filed during the above filing period at the office of the Transit Township Clerk located at 24799 501 Ave., Winthrop, MN. The filing fee for candidacy is $2.00. Wayne Grams Clerk, Transit Township (218) 341-3406 41c

FILING NOTICE Alfsborg Township Notice is hereby given as provided in M.S. 205.13, subd. 2, that a General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the purpose of electing candidates to fill the offices listed below: Supervisor A— four (4) year term Clerk— four (4) year term The filing period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Affidavits of Candidacy must be filed during the above filing period at the office of the Alfsborg Township Clerk located at 28241 505 Ave., Winthrop, MN. The filing fee for candidacy is $2.00. Please call 507-317-8790 for an appointment time after 3 p.m. Walter Asmus, St. Clerk, Alfsborg Township (507) 237-2082 41c

CITY OF LAFAYETTE 2022 ELECTIONS Notice is hereby given that filing for Mayor and City Council will open Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. and close Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. per M.S. 205.13, subd. 1a; M.S. 447.32, subd. 4 Affidavits of Candidacy will be available and received weekdays at the Lafayette City Building, 791 Main Avenue, Lafayette during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; you must state which seat or position you are filing for on your Affidavit. Offices to be filled: One (1)-Mayoral seat which serves a two-year term, Two (2)-Council member at large seats, which serve four-year terms, All terms begin January 3, 2023. The following criteria must be met for the mayor or council seats. The candidate: • Must be an eligible voter • Has no other affidavit on file as a candidate for any office at the general election • Is, or will on assuming office, 21 years of age or more •Will have maintained residence in the City of Lafayette for 30 days before the election •Must pay the $2.00 filing fee at the time of filing Lafayette is a designated mail voting precinct; ballots will be mailed to all registered voters. The election for these positions will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Sandy Burger Lafayette City Clerk 41c

Winthrop City Council Meeting Minutes Monday, May 23, 2022. A Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Winthrop was called to order at 7 p.m. on May 23, 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. Dawn Wickenhauser, Logan Anderson, Aron Hacker. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Pierson called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 23, 2022. The agenda was approved from a motion by Machaiek, seconded by Edwards. Motion passed unanimously 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. NEW BUSINESS a. Oath of Office for City Council: Dawn Wickenhauser took the oath of office. Mayor Pierson also appointed Councilor Wickenhauser to two committees: Fire & Ambulance and Planning & Zoning. b. Oath of Office for Chief of Police: Logan Anderson took the oath of office as Winthrop’s new police chief. c. Library Update Looft recommended the hiring of an additional lawyer. Walton recommended that we find someone with additional experience with library statues. We would like them to look at our bylaws, expenses and funding sources. Looft will be charged with completing an RFP and hiring legal representation for the purpose of the library conversion. Motion to approve the RFP and to hire legal representation by Councilor Trebelhorn and seconded by Schmidt. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote. d. New Public Policy: Residential and Commercial Meter Testing: If residents require the city to test their electric meters for accuracy, the service fees are paid for by residents, if nothing was found to be wrong with the meter. Approval of the new Resident/Commercial Meter Testing motioned by Edwards, seconded by Machaiek. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote. e. Pay Equity Report: Non-compliance from State Agency Looft explained the non-compliance due to wages and job descriptions not being updated correctly. The City is now in compliance with State standards for pay equity. OLD BUSINESS a. Adoption of the Parks Master Plan: Council reviewed the plan, Schmidt and Trebelhorn both made approving comments of the plan and stated that the process for a full park plan allowed for further discussion and highlight the importance of the plan. Motion to approve the Master Plan by Trebelhorn, seconded by Edwards. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote. b. Approval of contract services for city code enforcement from 101 Development Resources Inc. A motion was made by Machaiek, seconded by Wickenhauser. Motion passed; Edwards opposed. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES a. City Administrator/EDA Director Report: Looft gave an overview of the $5.00 service fee for electric meters, stating that the paper will have more information printed soon. Tax Levies for small cities are ranging from 7.9%-10% and more, it is something to think about as we prepare the 2023 budget. Looft gave a park update, new LED lights have been installed on the flag poles, bathrooms and other areas. Motion detection cameras are in the park to monitor destructive behavior. The baseball diamond and additional projects continue to move forward. The EDA continues to find ways to service the business community with new programs starting soon. b. City Legal Counsel Report – Walton reported that the East Additional will be closing soon, with funds being distributed to the EDA. One hazardous structure to make the property safe. c. Fire Chief’s Report – Justin TenEyck The new tanker fire truck. February 17, est cost was $235,000. The new estimate are coming in close to $267,000 (30% increase in 2 months). New price $272,000. A difference of $37,000. d. Police Chief’s Report: Chief Anderson would like to start reporting again. The level of crimes and volume of calls within the Winthrop community. Council would appreciate the reporting. ADJOURNMENT A motion to adjourn the meeting by Trebelhorn and seconded by Edwards, meeting adjourned at 8:07pm. Michael Looft, Administrator

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