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Winsted City Council Minutes

July 2, 2002

City Hall

7:00 PM

Present: Don Guggemos, Gary Lenz, Tom Ollig

Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann

Absent: Bonnie Quast, Tom Wiemiller

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

The blight concern in Westgate was discussed. A letter from Chief Henrich was read, with his recommendations to not allow rebuilding of a vehicle in his yard. After conversation with the owner, Ollig motioned to allow rebuilding balance of the summer until Sept. 1st, providing it is tarped, and no complaints are received, and that next year either in garage or moved elsewhere, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Bill Gilk, Winsted on the Lake, was present to discuss the fees being charged by McLeod County Coop for street lighting. The City and Winsted on the Lake have had the fees quadrupled for street lighting. The City had received a letter with the fees established which took effect prior to the letter and within two weeks the bill. A letter of concern and dismay is being sent to the Public Utilities Commission requesting investigation of the practice and fees.

Maintenance had received an estimate on repair of the street sweeper. After discussion of new, used, trade, Ollig motioned to repair the sweeper, not to exceed $2,000, unless approved by Administrator, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Dave Meyer had completed his probationary period, and with very positive comments, Lenz motioned to place Meyer on full time, with a salary increase to $13.44 per hour, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to provide Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Band with $150.00, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

A request to place rock on a boulevard, so as to disallow snowmobiles was denied. Ollig motioned that since the right of way was County, and both the city nor the county wish to have a liability issue, and with the City having no jurisdiction, opposed the request, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to transfer $20,000.00 as a loan from the sewer fund to the TIF 4, to prepare an elevation site for future development of Lot 1 in the Industrial Park, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried. The site, when sold, will repay the loan as a future assessment.

After a second letter for comments was sent to owners of Conditional Use Permits that had been approved in prior years and since no comments had been received from the individuals, all Permits listed by Plan. Commission are fully relinquished.

Lenz motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 4145-4172 $35,816.36

Chks. 10544-10557 $19,547.34

Payroll Chks. 4288-4327 $11,144.83

Fire Dept. Chks. 3683-3685 $33,049.15

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to adjourn, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann

City Clerk-Treas.

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