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Winsted City Council Minutes

Closed Meeting

June 18, 2002

City Hall

6:45 PM

As posted and published, a closed meeting was held to discuss Personnel issues.

Regular Meeting

7:00 PM

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

Staff: Attorney Eggert, Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Lenz motioned to approve minutes of May 29th and June 4th as written, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

The Public Hearing held for the purpose of vacating a portion of Industrial Blvd. Was called, no written, nor oral comments were received.

Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 391, Vacating Certain portions of Industrial Blvd, Quast seconded, unanimously carried. Public Hearing was closed.

Discussion regarding delinquent bills and collections was reviewed, no action taken.

Mareck reported to Council on Waste Management site, and construction progress. Mayor reported Lot 1, Blk 1 has a verbal agreement for purchase, and due to timely site preparation work being done for Waste Management, in an effort of economics to keep costs down, the lot to the west will be prepared also. All costs for this work will be looked into and assessed to the parcel, as it is not a part of the bond project. Lenz motioned to approve the Waste Management site plan with following conditions:

Approval of City Engr. & Bldg. Official

Contractor shall notify city of any improvements to determine if outside the clear zone of airport.

Contractor should indicate lighting for facility.

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Allan Graunke, 507 Westgate was present disputing removal of a junk car blight notice he received. No action was taken at this time.

Ollig motioned to void several Conditional Use Permits that lapsed, and instructed Mareck to send seconded notice, and if not heard from by July 2nd, will be void through default, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned, upon recommendation of the Plan. Commission, to approve a Variance to Tom Westrup, at 230 1st St. So., for an oversized detached garage with the following conditions:

A survey depicting easements; building may not encroach onto setbacks, or easements; must be rear setback of 20 ft., Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Mareck reported on the Airport Zoning Board that had previously been established. Winsted Township has reversed a decision and now wished to be on the board, with two representatives. After discussion, Lenz motioned to adopt Resolution No. 392, appointing Russ Paschke and Carol Kappel to the Airport Zoning Board, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Attorney Eggert stated Landmark Corp. has requested a change to the original legal description for annexation. Ollig motioned to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Ordinance Annexing certain parcels of lands petitioned by Landmark to the City of Winsted together with any other documents necessary to complete the annexation process, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

It was reported VoiceStream Wireless has completed the work to provide wireless communications to Winsted.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 4094-4144 $235,211.10

Chks. 10540-10543 $6,174.25

Payroll Chks. 4277-4287 $9,415.02

Fire Dept. Chks. 3679-3682 $615.07

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to approve pull tabs for Aug. 10th and 11th, for Winsted Watershed (Lake) Assn., with approval of the State Gambling Board, and Winsted Summer Festival Chm., Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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