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Winsted City Council Minutes

Aug. 7, 2001

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Absent: Gary Lenz

Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann, Attorney Eggert

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

Quast motioned to adopt Resolution No. 361-07-17-01, related to the Building Permit fees pursuant to State building Code Section 1, 1401.002 of Winsted's Municipal Code, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to approve a Gambling permit to Ducks Unlimited, Chptr. 188, on Sept. 11, 2001 at The Blue Note Ballroom, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to grant approval for Winsted City and Winsted Township to hold elections at the Fire Hall, located at 461 6th St. So. in the future, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon recommendation from the Planning Commission, Quast motioned to approve Pheasant Run 2nd Addition and the Preliminary Plat, including the three entrances, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller then motioned to adopt Resolution No. 362-08-07-01, the Final Plat of Pheasant Run 2nd Addition, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to approve the Schedule I & II of the Fire Department Pension Plan, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 363-08-07-01, Proposing to vacate a portion (9 feet) of Andy Ave. between 6th St. No. and 4th St. No., Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

The Colonna's were present to discuss the contract/agreement being prepared for the purchase of the old city hall building. Attorney Eggert gave a synopsis of the contract, and will be working with Colonna and his Attorney to establish the land needed for parking of the tenants on the east side. The contract will be placed on the next agenda for action.

After receiving several quotes for the generator wiring of the civil defense siren at the fire hall, Ollig motioned to accept the lowest bid, or $1,650.00, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Curt Reese, Regional Manager of Peopleservice, Inc. operator's of the Wastewater plant was present to request Amending the Operations and Maintenance Agreement. Peoples was proposing a CPI of 3.6% from the previous year, along with increasing the maintenance expenditure. After discussion, Quast motioned to accept the Amendment to the contract in the amount of $5,196.00 per year, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Jerry Otto was present to discuss the parking situation in front of his business. The discussion regarding yellow painted no parking areas on intersections by State Law was again reiterated. After lengthy discussion Ollig suggested to have the entire downtown area measured and marked for the no parking are, for council review.

Wiemiller motioned to establish a Budget workshop on Aug. 21st at 6:00 PM, prior to the meeting, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to pay the following bills:

Gen. Nos. 10413-10424 $ 18,529.06

3084-3126 $34,091.73

Payroll Nos. 3898-3929 $19,868.49

Fire Dept. Nos.3549-3560 $2,582.50

Quast seconded unanimously carried.

Main Ave. W. & Grass Lake Road soil borings have been done, results will be brought to next meeting.

Power outages on the north end of Winsted over the past week resulted in numerous complaints to the City. Mareck is working with Reliant Energy regarding the issue.

Kevin Kubasch was present, informing the council of the sale of Kubasch Sanitation to Waste Management, Inc. Steve Metz, District Mgr, was also present. He assured the City that there will be no changes to the services, in fact some will be added, additional employees will be added, and office space.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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