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Winsted City Council Minutes


March 19, 2002

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Staff: Attorney Eggert, Clerk Zachmann

Absent: Gary Lenz, Administrator Mareck

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Ollig motioned to accept the minutes of March 5th as printed, Weimiller seconded, unanimously carried.

SEH, Engr. Tom Homme was present to give the Council an update on proposed Main Ave. W. and Ind Park Improvements. Homme explained the utilities and street extension in the Ind. Park, and also rebuilding of street improvements on Main Ave. W. extension up to Grass Lake Road.

Estimated cost of these improvements is $600,000.00. After discussion Ollig motioned to advertise and call for bids for the improvements, with bid opening after April 19th, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to open bids on Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00 AM, and hold a public hearing for proposed assessments on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 PM, City Hall. Necessary publications, notices and Resolutions will be prepared.

Mayor Guggemos reported that he had met with SEH, on the morning of the meeting that was scheduled to be held with MPCA, to discuss the permitting process and recommendations being proposed. Due to the weather, Guggemos returned home, and Larry Anderson, SEH Engr., met with MPCA, representing the City. Issues related to the public hearing and NPDS Permit were reviewed. MPCA is recommending as a condition for the permit to line the sludge ponds, allowing five years to complete. The city will be looking at infrastructure funds that have been allocated for improvements to the system. It was the consensus of the Council to proceed with the lining, as waiting will only increase costs.

Wiemiller motioned to adopt Resolution No. 378-03-19-02, Establishing Procedures Relating to Compliance With Reimbursement Bond Regulations Under the Internal Revenue Code, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to accept the resignation of Nola Dickhausen, effective April 10, 2002, and to hire Kerri Jones, as full time Secretary/Utility Billing Clerk at $12.29 per hour, Quast seconded, unanimously carried. (Jones was working as temporary employee during absence of Dickhausen).

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks.3850-3897 $89,768.49

Chks 10509-10512 $6,053.15

Payroll Chks. 4194-4208 $11,144.47

Fire Dept. Chks. 3645-3656 $ 3,572.61

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Due absence of employees because of illness, Wiemiller motioned to pay the Clerk overtime for approximately 27 hours, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon recommendation from the Planning Commission, Ollig motioned to approve the Subdivision of Parcel No. 21-002-1200, owner Milan Thieman, Wiemiller seconded, Quast abstained, motion carried.

No further business, Ollig motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

A Closed Meeting was held after adjournment of the regular meeting to discuss personnel issues. (Council and City Attorney in attendance)

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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