Howard Lake-Waverly Herald, January 18, 1999
Conciliation court next stop for park building issue
By Andrea Vargo
Conciliation court will probably be the next place Waverly council and Morton Buildings representatives meet, said Mayor Charlie Bush at the council meeting Tuesday.
New council member Pam Henry-Neaton has been kept informed of the problems with Morton, even though this was her first time to sit on the council.
The council wanted to deduct 10 percent from the bill from Morton for the new park facility for problems experienced with the construction of the building.
In a series of meetings with Morton salesman Rich Rothstein, the council has attempted to come to some kind of agreement about the amount of the final payment.
Bush said the city understood the building would be started May 1 and completed May 15, while Rich Rothstein stated he did not offer specific dates for the construction schedule.
Morton already paid for overhead doors that were incorrectly planned and ordered.
Compensation of $450 was offered to the city for rental fees that might have been lost during the three week period the building was without doors.
The largest problem is the siding, said Bush. He understood it was to be maintenance-free, but the siding installed was unpainted.
As for the paint, Morton offered $300 to cover the cost for the siding.
Bush offered to split the unpaid balance of $2,248. Rothstein agreed, but the rest of the council did not. The next stop seems to be court.
Liquor store/ Hwy. 12
An offer of $54,000 was received from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) for the municipal liquor store property that will be affected by the Highway 12 improvement project in 2000.
It will cover monetary damage to the property that will be lost on the highway frontage due to the loss of the access to the west side of the building.
Bush said he felt it might be a little low and asked Hertzog and McRaith to negotiate with Mn/DOT.
Planning and zoning
Adrian Duske reported to the council on several items. The first was to introduce Jacob Fitzpatrick as the HLWW student representative to the planning and zoning commission
Fitzpatrick will sit on the commission for three months as a non-voting representative to learn more about city government.
Duske said the commission is looking for more interested students to take Fitzpatrick's place in three months for a similar experience.
The commissioners will hold a public hearing Feb. 1 to consider revocation of the conditional use permit issued to Clayton Freeburg for the Waverly storage building.
Duske said Freeburg has received a number of warnings and has not addressed the problems.
Acting mayor - John Hertzog
Alternate acting mayor - Jerry McRaith
Clerk/treasurer - Debbie Ryks
Deputy clerk - Bonnie Young
Weed inspector - John Rassat and Hertzog
Water and sewer superintendent - Rassat
City Maintenance - Rassat and Jim Woitalla
Civil defense director - Mark Karels and Dave Fournier
Council meetings - second Tuesday of the month
City engineering firm - Englehart and Associates
City attorney - Shadduck, Young and Brown
City auditor - Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd.
Financial Advisor - Ehlers and Associates
Official newspaper - Howard Lake Waverly Herald
Official depository - Citizens State Bank of Waverly
Streets - McRaith
Parks - Pam Henry-Neaton and Fournier
MLS liaison Charles Bush and Hertzog
Highway 12 task force - Fournier and Hertzog
Alternate Highway 12 - Bush
Planning and Zoning ex-officio - Bush
Alternate planning and zoning - Bush and Hertzog
Personnel committee - Bush and Fournier
Liquor control committee - Hertzog and McRaith.
- The state building code was adopted, and Fournier told the council that the Waverly Fire Department will purchase a copy of that and a copy of the state fire code.
- Additional liability insurance will be purchased from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust for about $500 to cover Y2K problems.
- The two certificates of deposit will be handled a little differently this year. One will be renewed for six months at 4.25 percent and then renewed for 12 months at a higher rate. The other one will be renewed for 12 months at 4.50 percent. This will put them on a rotating basis and make their possible use more flexible for the city.
- The municipal liquor store has transferred $30,000 to the general fund to date.
- The animal impound contract with the Humane Society of
Wright County was approved.
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