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2015 Council
L-R: Tom Vogt, Tom Strigel, Tom O'Connor, Jim Crowley, Lani Basa,


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Monday of each month
  • City Hall Council Chambers:  1670 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN  55386

City Council Vacancy 

Councilmember Joe Pavelko resigned on June 22, 2015, due to his relocation out of the City of Victoria.  

The City Council  appointed Tom Vogt to fill the remainder of the term, through 12/31/16, at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  Mr. Vogt was sworn in on August 10, 2015.

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City Council
The City of Victoria's City Council is made up of four elected council members and an elected mayor. The Mayor and Council Members are all voted at-large.  All council members serve four-year terms, with the terms staggered so every two years two positions are up for election. The mayor is also elected to a four-year term.

The City Council are elected representatives of the City and have many statutory duties including, but not limited too:
  • Adopting ordinances, resolutions, policies, entering into contracts
  • Approving and adopting the City's financial operations with the advice of staff including:
    • Levying taxes
    • Adopting a budget
    • Borrowing money
    • Designating depositories
  • Appointing members to the Planning Commission, Park and Recreation Committee and Finance Committee
  • Plan for the future of the City through development and adopting a Comprehensive Plan for growth
  • Protect the welfare of the citizens through its ordinances, fire protection, police protection, roads, utilities, infrastructure
  • Provide community leadership
  • Acts as the Economic Development Authority and has specific powers and duties
  • The Council has many other responsibilities in the following areas:  buildings, actions at law, streets, parks, lakes, water, sewer

Tom O'Connor, Mayor

Lani Basa, Council Member

Jim Crowley, Council Member

Tom Strigel, Council Member

Tom Vogt
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