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Winsted City Council Minutes

Oct. 1, 2002

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann, Damon Thompson, Attorney Eggert

Absent: Gary Lenz

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Ollig motioned to accept the minutes of Sept. 17th & Sept. 18th as written, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon recommendation of Fire Chief, Quast motioned to appoint Heinen, Thonvold, and Davidson to the Winsted Fire Dept., Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Mayor reported additional information is being gotten for the Gutzman issues, and fees being requested by McLeod Coop for providing service to the last two Phases of Winsted on the Lake are being looked into.

Limitless, Inc., Aaron Kubasch was present requesting the City adjust the engineering bill for the Golden Gate Estates project. After discussion, Ollig motioned to adjust bill for Limitless, Inc. to $1,000.00, with City paying $1,779.92, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Mareck reported on applications and interviews for Maintenance position, and with recommendation from Maintenance Director Thompson and Administrator, Quast motioned to hire Jamie Stotko as full time maintenance worker, with salary at entry level, and review upon completion of probation, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adopt Resolution No. 397-10-01-02, declaring costs to be assessed and ordering Public Hearing for improvements to Main Ave. W. and Industrial Boulevard, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried. (Hearing will be held on Nov. 6, 2002)

Mayor stated permission was given by Entinger's for City to remove scrub vegetation and shape south side of Industrial Boulevard.

After discussion, Wiemiller motioned to adopt Resolution No. 399-10-0102, Decertifying Lot 2, Block 1, in Industrial Park, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Mayor reported Landmark, Inc., developers of Grass Lake Farm, had presented a proposal for fees the City should be incurring for this project, two other proposals have been submitted, and continued work is being done to produce a developer's agreement. Guggemos then submitted a financial proposal to council although no decisions have been made. Mareck will be providing a packet of information to council with Landmark requests, City ordinances and other pertinent information.

Quast motioned to hold two special meetings for discussing Landmark developers agreement, after information has been received. These meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2002 at 4:30 PM, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at 7:00PM, for this purpose, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 4414-4446 $36,948.52

Chks. 10597-10604 $12,675.27

Payroll Chks. 4393-4412 $12,675.27

Fire Dept. Chks. 3725-3731 $2,586 32

Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Council directed staff to submit a generic developers agreement for Council Review.

Several persons requested Mareck to ask Council to consider authorizing a Park Commission, solely advisory. Council suggested to place an ad requesting interested persons to contact Mareck.

Wiemiller motioned to adopt Resolution No. 400-10-01-02, approving off site Gambling Permit for Winsted Fire Relief Association, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to place the Fl 50, Pick up for sale, bids accepted for three weeks, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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