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Winsted City Council Minutes


APRIL 17, 7 P.M.


Present: Don Guggemos, Tom Wiemiller, Bonnie Quast, Tom Ollig, Gary Lenz

Staff: Attorney Eggert, Matt Podrhradsky, Betty Zachmann

Other interest groups

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Lenz motioned to accept the April 3 minutes as written, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Final Plat of Phase II of Winsted on the Lake was discussed. The Phase II approval was requested by Owner Bill Gilk, which includes "Insert A" (also known as the "eyebrow).

The City was waiting for correspondence from the DNR regarding the Shoreland Overlay District for the plat and SEH Engineer Cynthia Moller Krass was present to respond to alleged violations of the development by Timothy Netzell, Attorney representing Scott Bachmnan and Jack Littfin.

After much discussion and comments from those in attendance, it was determined by the City's Engineer, the owners engineer, and Robert Coullette, DNR that the development met all the criteria under the City's Ordinances, with the exception of the impervious area for Tier I of the Shoreland Overlay District. The DNR had comments related to reviewing the various calculations for the PUD, but found no other violations. Many other concerns brought up by some residents were strictly aesthetic issues, not zoning issues and do not involve the City. After several hours of discussion, Ollig motioned to approve Phase II (Insert A), which included 8 units on 4 lots, instructing the City Attorney to prepare an amendment to the Developers agreement, waiving the 80% building criteria requirement of Phase I, subject to all other portions of the original agreement, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

(Concerns of the aesthetics)

West Metro Inspection Services, Inc., Loren Kohen gave a presentation on building inspection services he provides, along with proposed fees.

Additional information will be brought back to the council at next meeting. Quast noted that the fee schedules would be established by the city, and that inspection/plan check fees would be based on a percent of the schedule.

The re-worked Employee Performance Evaluation Policy was given to council for review and action at the next meeting.

A workshop with the Airport Commission, SEH and Podhradsky was held prior to the Council meeting. The Commission has been working with SEH over the past year to update the Airport Plan. After review and discussion, the proposed plan will be revised and brought back to the commission for approval and recommendation to the City Council. Due to timely submission of the plan to MnDOT, Liaison Ollig motioned to hold a Special Council meeting on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00 PM, at the City hall for the purpose of discussing and acting on the Airport Plan, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to draft Resolution No. 358-04-17-01, recognizing Firemen Larry Biske, Doug Telecky, Bill Norman and Bob Bayerl for the many years of service to the community as volunteer firefighters. Lenz seconded, unanimously carried. Mayor and Clerk are empowered to sign.

Notice was received by the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board, that after recommendation from the Task Force, and approval from the School Board, selecting Winsted as the best proposed building site, action was needed as part of the proposal from the City of Winsted. After discussion, Lenz motioned to adopt Resolution No. 359-04-17-01, hereby pledging that the City of Winsted will offer five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) to be used toward the construction of city water and sanitary sewer line extension for the benefit of the proposed new Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School District, to be located on the Raymond Fiecke Farm. (Furthermore, the City shall not assess any Sac/Wac charges to the district). The offer of the pledge is available for the stated purpose, for a period of five (5) years from its adoption, contingent upon approval of the voters for a new building. The Mayor and Clerk are empowered to sign said Resolution, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to pay the following bills:

General 10382-10387 $ 4,230.99

2753-2837 $47,055.00

Payroll 3800-3811 $9,220.10

Fire Dept. 3511-3514 $ 236.66

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously


Lenz motioned to approve approximately $3,000.00 for repair of lift stations, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Podhradsky reviewed proposals for lawn cutting service for the coming season. Upon recommendation, Quast motioned to enter into a contract with Jan's Lawn Service, in the amount of $17,578.00, empowering the Mayor and Clerk, Lenz seconded, unanimously


Wiemiller motioned to approve a 3.2 license to Winstock, for June 8-9, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Matt Podhradsky officially informed council he will be resigning, effective May 2, 2001, accepting a job in Chaska. Wiemiller regretfully accepted the resignation, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried. Ollig motioned to implement the previous search committee, and advertise the position, proceeding with a replacement, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to adjourn, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treasurer

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