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Winsted City Council Minutes

July 17, 2001

City Hall

6:30 PM

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

Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann, Attorney Eggert

Purpose to discuss Paul Waldron Building inspector's contract and fees.

Council had discussion regarding the fee schedules, additional fees for plumbing, reroofing, ventilation, insulation, and city administrative costs for permits.

Prior to this contract, the fees after inspections covered the costs of administrative work by the city, and that was not being done with the proposed contract fees, since Waldron was proposing to charge 100% of the permit fees.

After review and discussion with Waldron and council, Waldron proposed using the 1982 fee schedule, 80% plan check fees, 80% building permit fees, with the additional fees of 50% plan check fees for residential and 65% plan check fees, and additional fees for general permits which include plumbing, mechanical/heating, and energy calculations. That would allow 20% for administrative costs for the city.

No action was taken, workshop was closed.


Mayor then called the Regular Meeting to order.

Ollig motioned to approve the minutes of July 3rd as written, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz then motioned to enter into a contract with Paul Waldron & associates, for building inspection as stated above using '82 scheduled fees, 80% plan check fees, 80% building permit fees, with the additional fees of 50% plan check fees for residential and 65% plan check fees, and additional fees for general permits which include plumbing, mechanical/heating, and energy calculations, balance of 20% of the plan fees would be allowed by the City for administrative costs. Wiemiller seconded the motion, unanimously carried.

Attorney Eggert presented a resolution abating 9 feet of the north right of way on Andy Ave. to Holy Trinity for cemetery use, as grave sites already exists within the right of way. After discussion of utilities on vacated 4th St. No., Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 360-07-17-01, relating to the proposed vacation of a portion of Andy Ave. W., Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Eggert reported that Colonna and his Attorney are continuing to work on the city hall agreement with us.

Due to the fact that Len Juncewski requested to add a driveway to his development of Pheasant Run 2nd Addition, there has been a change in the platting. Ollig motioned the Planning Commission hold a Public Hearing with notification to property owners of the change, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Chmn Brad Millerbernd, Winsted Summer Festival, Aug. 12th was present with requests to the City. After discussion with council, Lenz motioned to allow a horse in Mill Reserve park for the purpose of providing safety and training information to children about horses, and to allow for straw bales to be placed at the park for children and use by the Wild West performers. Should damages be done by the horses to the grass at the park, the committee will repair, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Millerbernd presented a quote for extension of the portable generator at the fire hall to operate doors, and civil defense siren, in case of power outage, in the amount of $1,800.00. Additional quotes will be gotten.

The Council will allow water ball as part of training for the firemen and neighboring fire departments on 1st St. So. Between Main and McLeod during the summer festival.

Quast motioned to allow Public Works to return bobcat attachments(snow blower, tree auger, and bit) for full credit since these attachments did not work as anticipated, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to allow Mareck to sign signature cards at the bank, and in the absence of the clerk, to sign checks, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Mareck reported on issues of the taxiway extension at the airport, the discretionary funds of $150,000.00 for land purchase, update of airport plans, with a deadline of Sept. 30th. The necessary steps to procure funding are time consuming and because Federal funds are involved additional requirements must be met. It was determined that the meeting those deadlines could not occur without expending funds that may not be reimbursable. Lenz then motioned to decline the $150,000.00 discretionary Federal funding at this time, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

SEH pending issues was tabled until later.

Upon recommendation for SEH Engr. Homme, Ollig motioned to accept a quote of up to $1,300.00 for soil borings on Main Ave W., Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to pay the following bills:

Gen. 10408-10412 $54,952.88

3040-3083 $88,511.74

Payroll 3878-3898 $12,380.11

Fire Dept. 3544-3548 $51,199.92

Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

After discussion with the bank for funding the loan for the balance of the fire truck, Quast motioned to loan, from the sewer fund, the amount of $28,472.00 for the fire truck, with 5% interest, paid back to the fund in one year, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.


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