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Winsted City Council Minutes

Workshop ­ Downtown Development

March 18, 2003

City Hall

6:00 PM

Present: Don Guggemos, Tom Wiemiller, Bonnie Quast, Gerald Boldt Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann

Absent: Tom Ollig

Workshop-Downtown Development

Shannon Sweeney, David Drown Associates, Inc., gave a presentation on downtown redevelopment, using TIF to promote redevelopment. He gave detail on financing, establishing a district, a business subsidy, length of districts, options available.

Should the City decide to move forward, estimated cost would be $7,500.


Regular Meeting

March 18, 2003

City Hall

7:00 PM

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Quast motioned to approve the minutes as written, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

The proposed fee schedule was presented with additional information. After review of information, and comparison fees, Boldt motioned to adopt Option 1, establishing the water tap in fees at $1,260 and sewer tap in fees at $1,440, Wiemiller seconded, Boldt amended motion to included effective date of May 1, 2003, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried. All other fees are a part of the schedule under Option 1 with an adjustment of fees for payloader and backhoe, and removal of manlift.

Richard Genty, representing the American Legion requested funds for continued use of the Legion Club for daily Senior Nutrition Site. Due to increased costs, Genty requested the City subsidize the program with $2,200 for the year. After discussion, Quast motioned to assist the program with $2,200 per year, providing $750 immediately, the balance in two installments, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Tim Sheehan was present with a proposal to redevelop a lot for a chiropractic business and 2nd floor apartments.

Quast motioned to approve tobacco licenses to: J.F. Berger, Inc.; G & J Foods; Blue Note of Winsted; American Legion Club. Inc.; Casey's General Store; Tom Thumb Market; Tom's Coroner Bar; The Woods Group, provided proper application is completed.

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

The Winsted Airport Commission proposed the possibility of selling the existing city owned hangars at the airport, no action taken. Additional information will be gotten.

A notice received from McLeod County Zoning Office, for Charles Gutzman to rezone agricultural land to highway business (mini storage) on Cty Rd 85 was reviewed. After reviewing the City's comprehensive plan, the proposed use conflicts with the Plan, Wiemiller suggested the mini storage be placed on Cty Rd 9, instead of Cty Rd 85, providing more exposure, Quast seconded, unanimously carried. This information will be submitted to the County Zoning Of fice.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 4831-4872 $26,825.12

Chks. 10681-10683 $35,036.32

Payroll Chks. 5118-5128 $10,596.55

Fire Dept. Chks. 3812-3817 $1,186.87

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Mareck reported that the Solid Waste Advisory Committee of McLeod County, Ed Homan Director, excluded the Cities of Winsted and Plato, along with the Townships, when meeting with Cities and requesting Resolutions of support for building the $2.19 million material's recovery facility. Mareck requested Homan attend a council meeting with Winsted to discuss the facility, Mareck stated Homan would have to check his schedule.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.


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