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Winsted City Council Minutes

April 1, 2003

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Absent: Bonnie Quast Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann, Mike Henrich

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

Mayor called for the Public Hearing of Scherping Systems, to extend participation in Mn Investment Fund program. After discussion, Ollig motioned to approve the extension to Sept. 30, 2003, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Redevelopment of the downtown businesses was discussed with representative Shannon Sweeney, David Drown Associates. The scope of services was discussed, along with the calendar process. Boldt motioned to enter into an agreement with David Drown Associate, to create a Redevelopment TIF District in the Business area, not to exceed $7,500.00, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Lawn Service Bids totaled seven, ranging from $12,00 per season to $31,200. After discussion, Wiemiller motioned to accept the bid from Dave's All Season in the amount of $12,000 per season, based on $500 per cut, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Council discussed the sale of 1.83 acres, located at Main Ave. W. and 6th St., (Tract A of Land Survey 30, and Part of Lot 1, Sec. 3) to the Herald Journal Properties. A previous option agreement with the City for a lot in the Industrial Park will be relinquished by the Journal. Ollig motioned to sell the lot to Herald Journal Properties, in the amount of $69,033.64, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried. The City will clear the site of buildings.

Boldt motioned to adopt Resolution No. 406-04-01-03, Finding Former Waste Management Site and Outbuildings to be Structurally Substandard, Requiring Demolition, and Establishing Intent to Include Parcels 21-003-0200 and 21-115-0010 in a TIF District, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 407-04-01-03, Finding the Structure located at 131 2nd St. So. (Parcel No. 21-075-0450), to be Structurally Substandard, Requiring Demolition, and Establishing Intent to Include Parcel in a TIF District, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon recommendation of the Maintenance Supervisor, Ollig motioned to sell the JLG manlift, as is, and to advertise for sealed bids, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon recommendation from the Building Official, Boldt motioned to hold a public hearing on May 6th at 7pm, to Amending the Building Code Ordinance, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Chief Henrich was present to inform the Council that he received a letter of resignation from Officer Scott Rehmann, effective April 15th, and that Henrich recommends Danny Salo move to 1st Patrolman, and the City appoint Glen Strom as 2nd Patrolman, pro rating uniform allowance. Council members Wiemiller and Quast had met earlier with Strom for an interview. Boldt motioned to move Danny Salo to Step 2, at $15.82, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried. Ollig motioned to hire Strom at $15.28 per hour, to begin Apr. 16, 2003 pro rating uniform allowance, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 4873-4901 $69,544.35

Chks. 10683-10687 $5,497.34

Payroll Chks. 5129-5152 $13,091.61

Fire Dept. Chks. 3818-3825 $12,301.97

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to adjourn, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.


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