Mayor & Council

Ted Kozlowski (Mayor) (Term expires 01-01-2019)
Ted Kozlowski (Mayor) (Term expires 01-01-2019)
The Mayor sees that the laws of the State, the provisions of this charter, and the ordinances, resolutions, regulations, bylaws, and orders of the City are all duly observed within the City; and sees that all contracts made with the City are faithfully performed. In addition to serving as the President of the Council, the Mayor is the head of the City for ceremonial purposes and is recognized
Doug Menikheim - Ward 1 (Term expires 01/01/2019)
Doug Menikheim - Ward 1 (Term expires 01/01/2019)
as the ambassador by the Governor for purposes of military law.


The Mayor is the chief legislator and leader of the policy making team, the Council, and performs a facilitative leadership role in helping the Council and the staff perform better.  The Mayor promotes communication among officials and with the public and provides focus and leadership in the development of policy.

David Junker - Ward 2 (Term Expires: 01/01/2021)
David Junker - Ward 2 (Term Expires: 01/01/2021)
The Mayor exercises such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law and ordinance.
 
The Council is composed of a Mayor, who is elected at large, and four Councilmembers, who are elected by wards. Each Councilmember is a resident of the ward from which he is elected and serves for a term of four years and until his successor is elected and qualifies.
Tom Weidner - Ward 3 (Term Expires: 01/01/2021)
Tom Weidner - Ward 3 (Term Expires: 01/01/2021)
The Mayor serves for a term of four years and until his successor is elected and qualifies. The Council is the governing body of the City, and exercises the corporate power of the City. The Council is vested with all powers of legislation in municipal affairs adequate to a complete system of local government, consistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Minnesota.
 
The
Mike Polehna - Ward 4 (Term expires 01/01/2019)
Mike Polehna - Ward 4 (Term expires 01/01/2019)
Council acts as the legislative body of the City. The Council may enact ordinances. The Council is responsible for the duties of the City imposed by law. The Council makes and is responsible for all policy decisions.  No official or employee shall contract debts to bind the City, or make any improvements in the City, unless authorized by a majority vote of the Council.

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