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Winsted City Council Minutes


May 20, 2003

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann, Attorney Eggert

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

An update was given by Colonna of the remodeling of the old city hall building, the exterior can't be sealed until after the moisture is out, which may be another year, main floor should be ready for rent by fall.

After review and discussion, and review by Attorney Eggert, Ollig motioned to approve a Developer's Agreement for Golden Gate Estates, with Limitless, Inc., Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

After conversation, Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 410-05-20-03, Authorizing an Administrative Budget Amendment to the Tax Increment Financing Plan for District 4 (Westgate Additions), to reallocate line items, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Paul Harvego, Fawcett & Young, City Auditor was present to go through the report of 2002. General fund cash balance had increased, but still will require additional cash for operating for six months. Utility rates were recommended to be increased to cover future capital improvements. Overall, the City is very good condition. The new Government Accounting Standard known as GASB 34 was discussed with council. There is substantial cost to implement this requirement, and additional reports that will need to be done with the audit for 2003.

Wiemiller, upon recommendation from the Plan. Comm. motioned to grant a Variance to Kelli & Doug Kulseth to build oversized garage, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

After getting proposals for street lighting, and with cooperation from Millerbernd Mfg, and C. R. Electric, Ollig motioned to install street lights in the Industrial Park, not to exceed $9,565.00, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to approve having an aquatic plant survey done at South Lake, cost not to exceed $1,500, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Boldt motioned to approve the city paying $1,000 toward costs of replacing fencing at the Baseball park, with the balance paid by the Baseball Assn., Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to approve the following liquor licenses for one year: On Sale Liquor, Off Sale Liquor and Sunday Liquor:

The Woods Group, Inc.

Thomas Mickolichek

Blue Note of Winsted, Inc.

J. F. Burger, Inc.

Club and Sunday Liquor:

American Legion, Post 407

Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Boldt motioned to enter into an agreement with Sam Montgomery to trim trees and remove brush from the west side of the Airport, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chks. 4982-5021 $83,034.26

Chks. 10700-10702 $5,411.35

Payroll Chk.s. 5172-5183 $9,586.98

Fire Dept. Chks. 3845-3854 $3,127.80

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Realtor proposals for the Industrial Park was tabled.

Mayor reported on County Board meeting related to expansion of buildings for the County, that he had attended. A letter will be composed with opinions from the City of Winsted.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.

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