CHARTER AMENDMENTS
   On November 8, 1960, the city first adopted a Home Rule Charter pursuant to § 36, Article IV, of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota. Thereafter, on the dates stated below, it adopted amendments thereto relating to the subject, or amending the section, listed below, viz:
 
Date
Section Amended
Amended by Ordinance, Referendum or Election
Description of Amendment
11-6-1962
City Special Election
Relates to the sale and control of intoxicating liquor
11-3-1964
City General Election
Permits off-sale liquor licenses
8-10-1970
Ord. 70-35
Amends the definition of the term “club”
7-26-1971
Ord. 71-51
Allows “clubs” to operate 900 feet from any church or 1,000 feet from any public school
7-26-1971
Ord. 71-52
Includes term “bona fide clubs”
7-26-1971
Ord. 71-53
Defines “clubs” and “bona fide clubs”
11-6-1973
City General Election
Creates Council districts and at large positions
5-27-1975
Ord. 75-30
Authorizes the City Manager to enter into contracts for the purchase of materials, merchandise or equipment in an amount not to exceed $3,000
5-23-1983
Ord. 83-17
Authorizes the City Council to issue capital notes for certain equipment acquisitions
11-4-1986
Special Election
Relates to incompatible offices
8-3-1987
Ord. 87-53
Authorizes the City Manager to enter into contracts for the purchase of materials, merchandise or equipment in an amount not to exceed $10,000
6-6-1988
Ord. 88-42
Authorizes the City Manager to enter into contracts for personal services and repair of maintenance of real or personal property in an amount not to exceed $10,000
7-25-1988
Ord. 88-51
Removes gender specific references in the Charter
9-13-1988
Special Election
Substitutes terms “electors,” “qualified electors” to the term “registered voters”
3-20-1989
Ord. 89-14
Changes the dates for candidate filing and primary elections to comply with Minnesota Statutes and to remove out of date references to voting machines, tally books, and municipal judges
4-1-1991
Ord. 91-22
Changes to deadline for redistricting of election districts to comply with Minnesota Statutes
1-6-1992
Ord. 92-3
Substitutes clarifying language relating to elections
10-19-1992
Ord. 92-55
Authorizes the City Manager to make purchasing contracts for up to $25,000 and requires such contracts in excess of $25,000 to be bid
11-3-1992
City Special Election
Requires election of Councilmembers after redistricting
11-8-1994
City Special Election
Increases the Mayor’s term to four years
5-20-1996
Ord. 96-14
Authorizes the imposition of civil penalties for violation of ordinances
5-20-1996
Ord. 96-16
Changes to time period for filing a vacancy on the City Council and eliminates a special election for an unexpired term of two months or less
5-5-1997
Ord. 97-15
Authorizes publication of summaries of ordinances
1-5-1998
Ord. 98-1
Authorizes the collection of property-related civil penalty by assessment against the property
11-19-2001
Ord. 2001-47
Requires all special elections to fill vacancies on the City Council be held at regularly scheduled state or municipal general elections
11-19-2001
Ord. 2001-48
Requires the bidding of certain city contracts in an amount specified by state law
12-3-2001
Ord. 2001-51
Authorizes the City Manager to approve contracts in an amount set by ordinance and not to exceed the amount at which competitive bidding is required
4-1-2002
Ord. 2002-10
Relates to the name of the Board of Appeal and Equalization
3-3-2003
Ord. 2003-6
Eliminates the requirement that resolutions be read in their entirety prior to City Council action
5-5-2003
Ord. 2003-14
Eliminates the subdivision which prohibits the location of any hotel or restaurant holding an on-sale intoxicating liquor license within 1,000 feet of a church or public school and further prohibits locating an on-sale club within 1,000 feet of public schools or within 900 feet of churches
6-16-2003
Ord. 2003-23
Eliminates the requirement that the Mayor sign all city contracts
4-5-2004
Rewriting the charter to make it more readable, understandable and grammatically correct
6-2-2008
Ord. 2008-18
Requires that an ordinance changing the salary of the Mayor and members of the City Council be adopted at least 60 days prior to the next succeeding municipal election
6-7-2010
Ord. 2010-14
Updates language pertaining to primary elections, candidate filing and election law
6-7-2010
Ord. 2010-15
Updates commencement date for terms of office
6-20-2011
Ord. 2011-15
Amending Chapter 6 relating to the administration of city contracts and updating Chapter 7 relating to taxation and finance
7-21-2014
Ord. 2014-10
Updates filing fee for candidates to elected office
8-24-2015
Ord. 2015-25
General obligation bonds
7-24-2017
Ord. 2017-24
Amending Chapter 7 relating to taxation and finance
7-24-2017
Ord. 2017-27
Amending Chapters 1, 3, 4 and 7 relating to the correction of typographical errors
7-24-2017
Ord. 2017-28
Amending Chapter 6 relating to the administration of city affairs
7-24-2017
Ord. 2017-29
Amending Chapter 7 relating to taxation and finance
7-24-2017
Ord. 2017-30
Amending Chapter 5 relating to initiative, referendum, and recall
7-24-2017
Ord. 2017-31
Amending Chapter 6 relating to the administration of city affairs
6-25-2018
Ord. 2018-16
Amending Chapter 3 relating to effective date of ordinances and resolutions
11-5-2019
City Special Election
Deleting section relating to intoxicating liquor
5-18-2020
2020-17
Amending Chapter 4 related to the Ranked-Choice Voting method for electing the mayor and city council members
11-3-2020
2020-34
Adding requirement of voter approval of city-organized solid waste collection process