Minnesota state law - Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005 - requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest paid employees".
For the City of Winona, titles and salaries as of January 1, 2022 are:
City Manager - $138,748.08
Director of Community Development - $120,967.50
Director of Public Works - $120,967.50
The compensation limit for 2022 is $192,144.00
Minnesota State Statute 43A.17 limits the salary and the value of all other forms of compensation of a person employed by a political subdivision of this state, excluding school districts starting in 2005. The statute establishes that the limits are adjusted on January 1 of each year based on the Consumer Price Index increase. The new limit is equal to the limit for the prior year and increased by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for all-urban consumers (CPI-U) from October of the second prior year to October of the immediately prior year.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the monthly readings for the Consumer Price Index in the second half of the following month. The October readings are typically released after November 15th, therefore Minnesota Management and Budget will calculate and post the salary limit for the next calendar year in late November of each year. Refer to Subdivision 9 of State Statute 43A.17 for complete text.