I'll be interested in hearing what Elwyn's response will be. Answering by saying once again that "I have not lobbied at the Federal level" when an investigation seems to be pending may be unwise.
Especially after we find out that Elk River paid him and his Group over $81,000 in services.
Albertville apparently thought he was a lobbyist.
DEPARTMENT BUSINESS ENGINEERING
ENGAGEMENT OF I-94 LOBBYIST
City Administrator Kruse addressed the Council asking what their wishes were after they had a chance to hear what Mr. Tinklenberg had to share with them. Does the Council wish to go ahead with hiring Mr. Tinklenberg as a Lobbyist to represent Albertville?
Mayor Peterson feels Albertville needs to go ahead with hiring a lobbyist. Council member Fay was in favor of hiring a lobbyist but has hopes of getting some funds in return. Council member Berning was not much in favor of hiring a lobbyist at this point. Council member Vetsch was new and was hesitant on hiring a lobbyist. Council member Klecker agreed with Peterson and Fay to go ahead with hiring a lobbyist.
Council understood the need to action now because Congress is back in session if the City wants to get any financial assistance from the federal and state levels.
City Administrator Kruse wanted to clarify with City Attorney Couri how would the City draft the contract between the City of Albertville and Mr. Tinklenberg. Some discussion ensued about how to structure an agreement.
It would be interesting to talk to some of these local mayors, county commissioners, city council members, locally elected officals to determine if they believe that Tinklenberg is a Federal Lobbyist...