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Winsted City Council Minutes

July 16, 2002

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Absent: None

Staff: Eggert, Mareck, Zachmann, Henrich, Rehmann

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Ollig motioned to accept the minutes of July 6th as written, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Street light charges was tabled. Council directed staff to come back with a policy on water shut off.

Waste Management has concerns of the elevations of the land they acquired, after they prepared the site, which has changed the run off water flow. No action was taken.

Chief Henrich requested to add a part time Officer to the staff. After discussion, Lenz motioned to hire Fred Blaser as part-time Officer, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Henrich also requested application for the Safe & Sober Grant from the State through the Sheriff's Dept. Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 393-07-16-02, Authorizing an Application for funding of extra work hours with the Safe and Sober Program, and financial assistance for purchase of a hand held radar unit, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Guggemos reported a letter of resignation had been received by the City from Patrick Radtke. Wiemiller motioned to accept the letter of resignation, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Council reviewed the job description of Public Works Director. Changes were made to the title, and other areas. After changes, Ollig motioned to advertise for a Public Works Supervisor, post and publish for two weeks, or until a candidate is found, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

A storm sewer issue on Kingsley was brought to council attention, additional information will be gotten.

A request for funds to support the Girl's Softball National Championship was made. After discussion, Ollig motioned, if legal according to Attorney Eggert, to provide $250.00, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

It was noted that the City has been informed from Insurance Service Offices, Inc., they had reviewed and rated the City from a Class 6 to a Class 5. This will decrease cost of insurance for commercial and industrial property.

A letter from MPCA was read, approving and accepting the bio-solids sampling plan prepared by Peopleservice, for the wastewater treatment facility.

A Public Hearing requested by Landmark, Inc. was postponed due to the City not receiving necessary documents.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

Gen. Chks. 4173-4235 $161,112.22

Chks.10558-10564 $20,543.83

Payroll Chks. 4328-4329 $16,856.12

Fire Dept. Chks. 3686-3695 $814.25

Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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