City Council


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of every month
  • Monticello Community Center
    Mississippi Room

Public Meetings

Members of the public who wish to provide public testimony can attend the open meeting or email comments to the City Clerk.

Watch a Meeting

Residents can view the meeting live online and are broadcast live on local cable channel 12 (channel 180 for Charter subscribers). The meetings are also replayed throughout the week. The Council meetings rebroadcast schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday: 11 a.m. & 9 p.m.
  • Monday: 5 a.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. & 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. & 11 p.m.
  • Thursday: 5 a.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

View Archived Agendas and Minutes


  • Lloyd Hilgart, Mayor
    Term: January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024
  • Charlotte Gabler, Councilmember
    Term: January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2026
  • Tracy Hinz, Councilmember
    Term: January, 1, 2023 to December 31, 2026
  • Lee Martie, Councilmember
    Term: November 28, 2022 to December 31, 2024
  • Sam Murdoff, Councilmember
    Term: January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024

Information About Emailing City Council Members

City Council members value public input and members of the public are welcome to contact them.

Please be aware that emails sent to the council are subject to the MN Government Data Practices Act. They may be made available to anyone requesting a copy or made part of the public record if directed to a matter before the council.

In addition, councilmembers must review and decide matters before them in a fair, open, and judicial manner. In an effort to maintain fairness, councilmembers may not be able to respond to your questions and concerns about a particular matter. If you are interested or concerned about an issue before the City Council, we encourage you to attend the open meeting when it is discussed.

If you have questions about an upcoming City Council agenda item, or a process of the city, please direct those questions to our city staff.

About City Council

The City Council is responsible for the efficient operation of the city government through policies and ordinances. The council is also responsible for budgeting, taxation, and management of city property.

The City Council is accountable to the residents of the city and directs the activity of the city through the appointed city administrator.

The Monticello City Council is comprised of a Mayor and four Council members. The Mayor is the presiding officer and serves an elected two-year term. The Council members serve four-year staggered terms with elections in even-numbered years.