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Winsted City Council Minutes

July 3, 2001

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann

Attorney Eggert Absent

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Quast motioned to approve the minutes as written, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Members of the Fire Dept. informed the council that the 2000 G tanker truck was ready for pick up. The balance of the truck will be paid with fire funds and a loan. The 1964 tanker will be used when backup may be needed, and will be housed at the Maint. building. The City will maintain costs on the vehicle.

Brad Millerbernd, Chm. for the Winsted Summer Festival was present with requests for permits on Aug. 11th & 12th . After discussion, Quast motioned to approve permits for:

Dances: 8pm-12 midnight(Behind old C Hall) Sat & Sun after Parade on Sunday.

Horses allowed during parade

3.2 Licenses for three locations:

Behind old city hall Winsted Ave. (Car show site)

Barrett Field (Softball Tournaments) Sat. 11 am to 12:00 pm, Sun Noon to 12:00 PM

Waterball tournament sponsored by the Fire Dept. was reported. The tournament would be held on lst St. So, by Mill Reserve Park, and would allow firemen, and other community persons to participate. Council requested additional information from our insurance carrier for this activity.

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Holy Trinity Cemetery issue tabled until next meeting.

Council discussed the contract proposed by Brent Mareck. After discussion regarding vacation "banking' and conference locations, Ollig motioned to accept the contract for Mareck, with a salary of $42,000.00 annually, with the exception of establishing a maximum amount for national conferences, and empowering the mayor and Clerk to sign, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Mayor Guggemos had gotten some quotes for doing improvements on Main Ave. W. extension. Several quotes were received, due to the historically bad road conditions. Because the contractor is doing an existing project (6th St. No) the cost of work would be in the best interest of the City to have done now. Quast motioned to accept a proposal from Wm. Muller & Sons, in the amount of 21,840.75, for removal of soil, placement of fabric, and 4 inches sub-base, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried. Much of the funding will come from the balance of the 6th St. So. Imp bonds prepayment to the County.

Ollig motioned to pay the following bills:

General Nos. 10405-10407 $5,634.03

3011 -3039 $29,447.71

Payroll Nos.3861-3877 $ 9,314.25

Fire Dept. Nos. 3538-3543 $ 452.94

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast & Wiemiller stated there was discrepancies with what the Waldron contract stated for building inspection fees, and what was stated to them. There also was a question with the fees, since the contract stated "the City's fee schedule" and the 1988 schedule was attached to the contract. It was decided to have a work shop with Waldron, 1/2 hour prior to the next council meeting to work out the issues, so there is a clear understanding of how fees will be charged, and the schedule the City will use.

Administrator Mareck then requested to have the ICMA conference (National conference) struck from his contract, and allow the other conferences as part of his budget, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

A property owner requested to have the city pay for repair and replacement of his driveway and shut off that was Brent over from prior construction. It was decided the City will allow the party 12 months to prepare the site for repair of the shut off shaft, with all costs being born by the property owner. The City will dig in and replace the shut off valve and pay for the repair parts.

Guggemos had a request from Len Juncewski to allow him to place an additional driveway in the townhouse addition on Linden Ave. W., due to the fact that the proposed and approved entrances would have lights shining into the houses. Ollig was concerned that the city following the correct process of changing the preliminary plat. Guggemos had spoke with the County Engineer, since this is a county road.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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