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Winsted City Council Minutes


March 4, 2003

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Staff: Attorney Eggert, Betty Zachmann, Brent Mareck, Engr. Tom Homme

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Wiemiller motioned to accept the minutes as written, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Council will invite proposals for Realtor for the Industrial Park, asking for specific questions as part of the proposal, requesting to be submitted within two weeks, action tabled until April 1st agenda.

SEH, Engr., Tom Homme was present to discuss several issues. Cleaning of South Lake ditch is being worked on, waiting for correspondence from the DNR regarding cleaning of cattails, type of control of Lake elevation, culvert elevations, etc.

The Grass Lake Farm infrastructure was discussed. The over costs of engineering on the project are due to Bridgeland's breaking the infrastructure into two phases. Engineering fees proposed was for the entire project to be done. City will discuss this with Bridgeland.

Final infrastructure, including road extension will begin in April on Winsted on the Lake.

Chief Henrich was present with a request to fill a Patrol position, as one of the Officers will be resigning in the near future. He proposed several options, as he has been approached by an Officer interested in working for the City of Winsted, and this person has worked part time for the City in the past; or to open the position for applications. Two council members will meet with the individual regarding the position and report back at the Council meeting.

John Radde was present with suggestions for listing the Ind. Park land. Mayor Guggemos informed Radde of inviting proposals, which the City already has from Radde.

Mareck brought the issue of commercial building lease in the Industrial Park, which is in direct conflict of the zoning ordinance. Under the TIF regulations for the Park, commercial use is also an unallowable use. The Plan. Commission had discussed this at their meeting, and Ollig, as Liaison of the Plan. Comm., reported the Plan. Comm recommends keeping the use as Industrial Park, due to potential problems with mixing the uses, and jeopardizing the Tax Increment District. Council consensus was to keep the Park Industrial, and only uses allowed by the Zoning Ordinance be granted. Mareck was instructed to send a letter to Ram Buildings with an explanation that the current commercial use will be allowed until such time it closes, or moves, and after that, reverts back to Industrial Use, and that the Zoning Ordinance states uses allowed.

Ollig motioned to approve a Variance, recommended by the Plan. Comm., to Dale Weege, 116 Linden Ave. E, Lot 3, Block 1, Pheasant Run, for a deck to be built within 4 ft of the lot, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to apply for a permit from DNR to control Algae in Winsted Lake, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to adopt Resolution No. 405-03-04-03, Approving a Gambling permit for Winsted Sportsman's Club on April 5, 2003, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Boldt motioned to hold a Public Hearing to extend the DTED grant for Scherping Systems, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to hold a workshop on Mar. 18th at 6:00 PM, for the purpose of a presentation from David Drown Associates, on Downtown Development Districts, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 4812-4830 $16,245.57

Chks. 10672-10680 $24,365.16

Payroll Chks. 5105-5117 $10,029.11

Fire Dept. Chks. 3800-3811 $4,700.14

Quast motioned to adjourn, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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