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Winsted City Council Minutes

Sept. 17, 2002

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann, Attorney Eggert

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

Mayor then called for the Public Hearing of Ordn,. No. 02-02, Adult Businesses and Certifying Assessments of 6th St. No. Curb & Gutter Improvements. There were no persons present, nor written comments received, so the hearings were held open to allow more time.

The request from Holy Trinity to regulate parking at its schools was denied. It will be suggested to control through school.

Brad Mayer from the City of Chaska was present to give a short synopsis of the wireless communications affordable high speed Internet services they can provide to the City and businesses in the surrounding area. After discussion, Ollig requested to form a committee to study all options from neighboring communities. Quast motioned to appoint a committee of Tom Ollig, Gary Lenz, Brent, and two representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and bring back information to Council, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

With no other comments from the public, Lenz motioned to adopt Ordinance 02-02, Regulating Adult Businesses, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

By request of the clerk, Ollig motioned to publish Ordn. 02-02 in summary form, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adopt Resolution 396-09-17-02, adopting and certifying to the County Auditor Curb & Gutter assessments for 6th At. No., Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Larry Anderson, SEH Engr., presented Council with the review of the Wastewater permit conditions, a schedule of requirements and estimated costs. PeopleService Regional Manager, Paul Christianson was present and reported that the Bio solids Plan had been submitted and approved by MPCA. Since South Lake will need to be monitored, the DNR may possibly assist with this project. Lenz motioned to enter into an agreement with SEH to do the Sewage Sludge Management Plan, with cost not to exceed $1,500.00, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Final Plat of Grass Lake Farms was reviewed. Mareck reported that the Plan. Commission had reviewed the Plat, and approved Phase 1 of the project, with four conditions. The City had 5 conditions to be met, and Attorney Eggert requested the Park be dedicated and named on the Plat, and that Landmark/Midwest, LLC, have title to the land before any building permits are issued. Ollig motioned to approve the Plat, Phase 1, requiring Title to land, dedicated Park, and the other 10 conditions, allowing the Administrator and Mayor to negotiate the temporary road alignment with Westgate Dr., and Park access road, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to pay Winsted Township $20.00 for real estate tax buy down of the 4 acre parcel donated as Park to the City by Charles & Barb Millerbernd, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Mediacom had requested permission to install a utility shed on the well property at 481 lst St. No. Ollig motioned to grant permission to place a utility shed on the site, empowering the Mayor and Clerk to sign lease agreement, upon approval of the City Attorney, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned, upon recommendation of the Plan. Commission, to grant a Conditional Use Permit to Jill Fiecke, at 410 Zion Ave. for a home occupation, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon Plan. Commission recommendation, Lenz motioned to approve a Variance to Marian Neumann, 230 lst St. So., to build a garage encroaching into the rear setback by 1 foot, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Mareck stated that the Winsted-Lester Prairie-Silver Lake Cable Commission had very poor attendance for meetings that he has called this past year and requested Franchise Cable funds to be separated according to subscribers to LP and Winsted. Silver Lake franchise fees are mailed directly to that City. Quast motioned to pro rate fees, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried. Research for disbanding the Commission will be gotten.

Certificate of Occupancy requirements was tabled.

Lenz motioned to allow clerk to purchase a new laser printer and insulated file cabinet in the amount of approximately $3,000.00, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 4367-4413 $71,826.23

Chks. 10592-10596 $5,273.14

Payroll Chks. 4379-4392 $9,685.36

Fire Dept. Chks. 3715-3724 $2,354.26

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Permission was granted by Council for Damon Thompson to purchase trees at an auction within the next several weeks, not to exceed last year prices.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

(Landmark, SEH, Tom Homme, two council members met after the meeting to work out development and Plat conditions)

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