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Winsted City Council Minutes

Board of Review

May 6, 2003

City Hall

6:30 PM

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

Staff: Betty Zachmann, Brent Mareck, City Assessors Dave Easland & Comrad Anderson

Mayor called for the Board of Review.

There were no persons present, nor had the City received any oral or written requests. Easland reviewed the evaluations, new construction, and increase in values.

Board of Review was recessed for half hour allowing more time for public to attend.


May 6, 2003

City Hall

7:00 PM

Mayor called for the regular meeting.

Present: SEH Engrs, Tom Homme & John Thom

Ollig motioned to approve the minutes of April 15th as written, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Council had three bids for the manlift, Boldt motioned to accept a bid of $1,563.79 from Mike Sworski, with removal in 10 days, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon recommendation from the Plan. Commission, Wiemiller motioned to approve a Variance for St. John's Church, to build an entrance to within 3 ft of the front setback, Ollig seconded, Boldt and Quast abstained, motion carried.

Upon recommendation of the Plan. Commission, Donald Martin was given approval by a motion from Ollig, for a Variance to build a garage of 784 sq. ft, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

SEH Engineers were present to review the new standards for Arsenic compliance standards. With funding available from the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, Ollig motioned to hire SEH to do a feasibility study and application for the grant. Options for removal were discussed. Ollig motioned to hire SEH to do an application for funding arsenic removal in the amount of $1,000, and a feasibility study in the amount of $9,500, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

After an inspection of the old Waste Mgmt building (on Main & 6th St.), asbestos was found in the ceiling. Quast motioned to have Sky Hawk Enterprises to remove asbestos, not to exceed $9,766.38, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

After asbestos removal, Boldt motioned to accept a low proposal of $7,700.00 from Diamond 5 Construction to remove the building, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to accept the lowest legal proposal for replacement of 55 ft of curb and gutter, in the amount of $1,200.00 from Durdahl Construction, Quast abstained, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

A Winsted Pride Award Program was discussed as a way to recognize residential and business property owners for their work in maintaining and improving the aesthetic appeal of their property. Quast motioned to accept the proposed Winsted Awards Program, using the from, criteria and nomination procedure proposed, awarding a plaque to the individual on an annual basis, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Mareck reported on a Bldg. Insp. and Contractors meeting that went very well, and had an update on Governor's LGA plan for 2004.

SEH Tom Homme discussed options for the Westgate Dr. area to resolve the standing water in the gutters from sump pumps. It was decided that to use the boulevard would be too costly, Homme will get information on installing a drain tile on the west property line.

Boldt accepted an proposal to move two hydrants in the Ind. Park in the amount of $4,160.00, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

7:30 PM Board of Review was convened, no other persons attended. Wiemiller motioned to close the Board of Review, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon receiving notice from MPCA regarding control of effluent objects, and getting two estimates, Ollig motioned to accept a bid from Art's Welding in the amount of $1,195.00 to build a stainless steel basket at the W discharge area, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Mareck reported to Council that the Mn. Dept. Of Aeronautics has offered Winsted Airport eligibility of $150,000 per year for three years, to improve the airport, with matching 10% funds. Boldt motioned to authorize a letter of interest to the Aeronautics Dept., Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

SEH reported to be waiting for the DNR to respond with information for the South Lake ditch.

Wiemiller motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 4941-4981 $17,187.51

Chks. 10694-10699 $6,134.45

Payroll Chks. 5162-5171 $11 ,205.22

Fire Dept. Chks.3840-3844 $955.76

Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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