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Winsted City Council Minutes

Dec. 4, 2001

City Hall

6:00 PM

Present: Don Guggemos, Tom Ollig, Tom Wiemiller, Bonnie Quast, Gary Lenz; Staff: Administrator Mareck, Police Chief Henrich, Fire Chief Herbolsheimer, Clerk Zachmann


Council reviewed the Proposed Levy for Bond & Interest, the substantial increase was due to the C, G, St Improvements of 00. The General Levy was increased due to no HACA, and no increase in Local Govt. Aid.

Police Chief Henrich highlighted the areas of increase, Fire Chief Herbolsheimer requested a thermo imaging camera for the department. It was decided to make a purchase over two years, since cost was $28,000, and a large item increase for the budget.

Administrator Mareck reported on request from maintenance, set aside funds for the replacement of '92 pick up, on call increase, tennis court replacement and repair, and other park repairs.

Review by department was done, questions answered. Due to time limit, workshop was closed.


Regular Meeting Present: Attorney Eggert

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Lenz motioned to approve the minutes of Nov. 20th as written, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to open the Public Hearings for proposed Ordinances 01-04 and 01-05, relating to Regulating of Types of Adult Businesses, and Trespassing Laws. There were no persons present that wanted voice, and no written comments received by Council, the hearing was kept open.

Lenz approved a proposal to have a check valve installed at the lift station, in the amount of $3,433.00, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to allow Chief to advertise the position on the pool line, accepting applications until Dec. 28th, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to accept the resignation of Officer Gary Schott, effective Jan. 2002, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast granted the Clerk permission to hire tech support to rework the computer, if needed, Lenz seconded unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to adopt Ordinance No. 01-04, relating to Regulating the Types of Adult Businesses, placing a moratorium on said business, allowing time for the Plan. Commission to bring recommendation to Council, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to adopt Ordinance No. 01-05, related to trespassing laws, extended, under statute, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to close the public hearing, after no comments from public, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

After discussion with the City Attorney Lenz motioned to not waive the General Liability for the coming year's insurance policy, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon recommendation from the Plan. Commission, Lenz motioned to appoint Eldron Hecksel to fill the vacant position of Rich Smisek, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

With approval from the Plan. Commission, and meeting all the minimum lot requirements, Wiemiller motioned to approve lot split of Greg Smith, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Mareck reported on possible exchange of land with Waste Management, no action was taken.

Review of tap in fees was discussed, after acquiring fees from other communities. Ollig motioned to change the water tap in fee from $500 to $600, effective Jan. 1st, leave sewer fees same. He then withdrew the motion, and motioned to hold a public hearing on Dec. 18th proposing an increase of the water tap in fees to $600, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to hold a public hearing at 6:30 PM, Dec. 18th for the purpose of acting on the final budget for 2002, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to hold the next regular meeting on Jan. 2, at 7:00 PM, due to holiday, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 3407-3438 $31,450.19

Nos. 10466-10473 $54,619.32

Payroll Chks. 4038-4052 $10,070.91

Fire Dept. Chks. 3605 $70.61

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to adjourn, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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