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Winsted City Council Minutes

Workshop

Nov. 7, 2001

City Hall

6:00 PM

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

Staff: Administrator Mareck, Clerk Zachmann

Airport Commission members, Marv Ebensperger, Pl Com., Rollie Radtke

Workshop began with items for discussion and direction to staff. Mayor Guggemos began discussion with the Airport Commission, and future plans, and depth of expansion of the airport. Members brought up the Airport Layout plan, possible future financing of improvements to the airport, blacktop or rebuilding of the grass strip.

The Industrial Park was brought for discussion, Rollie Radtke, owner of buildings at the Ind. Park, suggested the City consider completing improvements of street, curb & gutter to the park, and extending of the utilities. Several council members believed this request should be pursued. Cost estimates, and extensions will be gotten.

Main Ave. West (up to Grass Lake Road) improvements were discussed, a feasibility study and cost estimate for the improvements done by SEH, Engrs., was presented by Mareck. Since this is an arterial street and the soils are poor, additional work will need to be done to insure standard requirements, with an estimated cost of $321,050.00. Other information is begin requested by SEH.

Due to time restraint, the workshop was closed.

Regular meeting

Nov. 7, 2001

City Hall

7:00 PM

Attorney Eggert attended.

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Quast motioned to approve the minutes of Oct. 16th as written, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Mayor Proclaimed Oct. 22 through Nov. 23rd, Minnesota Manufacturing and Technology Month.

Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 369-11-07-01, Authorizing Execution of Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant with the State of Minnesota, empowering Chief Henrich to execute said agreement, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to approve the purchase of a reception desk, cost of $800.00, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Bill Gilk was present to inform council that the blacktop will be in place within the week to extend Zion to 240th Court., and the repair of two areas of the first section. Gilk agreed to pay for the entire costs of both repair and extension. Quast motioned Gilk pay for repairs ($6,930.00) and extension of Zion Ave., with a cost of $6,030.00 to be assessed for 10 years, with no interest, to the 18 lots proposed in Phase II & III of the development. The City will pay for engineering fees, assessments will begin 2002., Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Attorney Eggert brought to the attention of the Council, a possible need for a moratorium on Adult Businesses within the City. After discussion, Ollig motioned to pass a Moratorium for one year, instructing Eggert to prepared draft Ordinance regulating adult businesses in Winsted, and to bring to next meeting, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General Nos.3328-3363 $26,512.63

Chks. 10453-10462 $16,921.78

Payroll Nos.4010-4022 $9,781.04

Fire Dept. Nos. 3593-3595 $342.11

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to adopt Resolution No. 370-11-07-01, empowering the Mayor and Clerk to execute the deed for the city hall sale, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to adopt Resolution No. 371, reaffirming continuation of the 99 year lease with Winsted Township providing space for their files and meeting accommodations, requesting they sign a quit claim deed, so the city hall sale can be completed, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Main Ave. W. discussion continued from the workshop. It was determined to get additional estimates for a residential street and bring back to council.

The request from Ollig for additional handicap parking on Andy for Holy Trinity schools was completed. The school has agreed to use off street parking space for the handicap parking, since parking in that area is in such demand.

Ollig motioned to adjourn, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.


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