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Winsted City Council Minutes

July 15, 2003

City Hall

6:30 P.M.


Present: Don Guggemos, Tom Wiemiller, Bonnie Quast, Gerald Boldt, Tom Ollig Staff: Betty Zachmann, Brent Mareck, Marv Ebensperger, Plan. Chm.

Pettipiece Associates Planner, Steve Moline was present. Moline reviewed the work that has been done with the Plan Commission over the past year.. Moline went briefly through the changes that were included in the update Zoning Ordn., with much of the work compiling the information into an improved and more user friendly format A new Zoning map will also be a part of the Ordinance. The Subdivision Ordinance will contain a process and procedures for the City to use with requirements for developing property. A check list of documents would also be a part of the Ordinance. After discussion, Ollig requested Moline provide the Council with the old Ordinance, and changes that were made, along with the updated sections

The Workshop was closed at 7:00 PM

Regular Meeting

7:00 PM

Additional staffs present: Officer Danny Salo, Fran Eggert, several members of the Airport Commission.

Ollig motioned to approved the minutes, with a correction to July 1st minutes, paragraph three, to include in the motion "Wiemiller abstained, motion carried", Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

With Airport Commission representatives, Mareck reported an update on the hangar bidding process. Several electrical issues and switch issues were reviewed. After discussion, Wiemiller motioned to instruct staff to proceed with bidding language, reviewing with Commission, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to sell 2 vehicles, setting bid opening for Aug. 19, 2003, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to approve an Annual CPI Adjustment for Peopleservice ($3,180.00) which includes Operations and Maintenance of the Wastewater Facility, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

The lease for the library will expire in Sept., direction was requested by Staff, to pursue new location or remain at present building. Handicap accessibility was a high priority for the City. Additional information will be gotten.

Ollig motioned to hold a workshop to begin at 6:00 PM on Aug 5, prior to the meeting, to review and discuss the updated Personnel Policy and the proposed 2004 Budget, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Fire Chief Kirby was present to report to council highlights of activities the past several months by the Fire Dept. Upon request by the Chief, Ollig motioned to appoint Patty Rehmann, Shawn Bush, Steve Cuadros as probationary fire persons, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Short discussion regarding the Cable Commission, and separate vs joint access channeling took place, no decision.

Danny Salo represented the Police Dept. with a request to take part in the Safe & Sober Communities Grant with the Dept. of Public Safety. Upon review of the grant contents, Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 413-07-15-03, Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with the Mn. Dept of Public Safety from Oct. 1, 2003 through Sept. 30, 2004, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Bailey's owner Jeff Furstenberg was present requesting the City allow bars to be open until 2:00 AM. Council requested staff to provide information on costs for additional policing, license fees, and other added costs.

Boldt motioned to approve a Gambling Permit to Ducks Unlimited, Chptr. 188 for Sept. 9, 2003 at the Blue Note, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

It was reported the City will delay use of a realtor for the Industrial Park at this time, but will continue to pursue a new City logo.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chk Nos. 5119-5161


Payroll Chk Nos. 5217-5240 $13,736.92 FireDept.ChkNos.3873-3881 $ 461.70

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

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