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Winsted City Council Minutes

Oct. 2, 2001

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Staff: Attorney Eggert, Mareck, Zachmann

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 368-01-02-01, Authorizing to Execute a MnDOT agreement for Airport Maintenance and Operation, No. 81931, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig empowered the Mayor and Clerk to sign Agreement, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to enter into an Agreement with McLeod Count, services for 2001-2002, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

A request for direction of traffic flow at the Golden Gate Estates entrance road at Northgate Drive was reviewed by Council. After discussion and with recommendation of the Police Chief, Ollig motioned to place a "No Left Turn" sign when existing Estates private road, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Xcel Energy has proposed to the City a "Tree Trust" program, for replacing trees that are removed due to power lines. Lenz motioned to allow Xcel to work with owners of trees on Andy, Albert, 3rd St. So., under the Tree Trust Program, who voluntarily have trees removed, and replaced at 2:1 program, with City paying for boulevard trees. The motion was seconded by Ollig, unanimously carried.

A request for Bobcat attachment saw blade and planer was discussed. Additional information is needed.

Steve Haugdahl, owner of the building that the City rents was present to discuss the lease that will be expiring soon. He requested a three year lease, $1,800.00 per month rent, due to increase in costs. Additional storage of City records in a controlled environment is needed, and will be worked out at the Maintenance Building. After discussion, Ollig motioned to enter into a three year lease, with $1,800.00 per month, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Donald Martin was present, due to the fact that he had been billing the City for reading his water meter. Council members reviewed the process for late payment of readings, no action was taken at this time.

Request to remove concrete at the tennis courts budget work is needed.

Ollig motioned to pay the following bills:

General Nos. 3254-3283 $26,475.96

Nos. 10439-10449 $55,509.86

Payroll Nos.3974-3986 $9,192.39

Fire Dept. Nos.3582-3585 $571.19

Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Attorney Eggert reported that Kolonna's had signed, survey and abstract work would need to be done to finalize the purchase.

Wiemiller motioned to adjourn, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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