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Winsted City Council Minutes

Budget Workshop

Aug. 19, 2003

6:30 PM City Hall

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

Absent: Tom Ollig

Staff: Brent Mareck, Damon Thompson, Betty Zachmann, Mike Henrich

Council reviewed the proposed budget, with a report from Thompson regarding future purchases of equipment. All capital outlay purchasers are now a part of the Capital Equipment Fund.

Suggestions for ways to cut costs were given to staff, and additional information will be gotten and brought to council.

Boldt motioned to adjoum, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.


7:00 PM

Mayor called the regular meeting to order.

Boldt motioned to accept the minutes as written, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

The City had received four bids for the trucks that were advertised for sale:

1977 Flat bed, low bid of $286.00 and high of $500.00

1977 Dump Truck low of $365, high of $1651.51

Quast motioned to table a decision until the next meeting, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Jeff Fustenberg was present requesting extension of liquor sale hours. There were 9 residents present opposing such extension due to noise, property damage, broken bottles, and foul language they deal with, and extending the time would only delay the issues another hour. Consensus of council was to let previous motion stand.

A estimate by SEH of repair of Zion was reviewed, due to cost, is prohibitive at this time, and a patch and blacktop will be done.

The Personnel policy was returned for action. Full and part time definitions were reviewed, and after discussion, Quast motioned to adopt the proposed Employee Policy as presented, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.(This will replace the Ordinance)

Wiemiller then motioned to adopt Ordinance No. 03-02, repealing Section 7, Chapter 2, (Basic Employee Ordinance), Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

A letter from the Library Board, strongly supporting a move to a location that provides more space and is handicap accessible, was noted. Quast motioned to move the library, upon the lease ending in September, with the new site at 180 Main Ave. W., with rent of $500.00 per month, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

David Drown was present to provide information and a variety of tools to use for tax increment financing, and incentives for developing the Industrial Park.

Boldt motioned to adopt Resolution No. 414-08- 19-03, entering into a | Resol Grant Agreement for the Airport Maintenance and Operation for 2004 and 414 2005, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to allow the Clerk to purchase a new desk and computer center, amount not to exceed $2100, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Complaints received by Council and staffregarding the post of fice policy and statements related to delivery of mail and mail boxes were discussed,. Information will be looked into.

Boldt motioned to hold a Public Hearing for the purpose of adopting and amending the existing Buildng Code Ordinance which will be held at 7:00 Bldg PM, Sept. 15th meeting, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried Code

Bob Mochinski, representing the Park Board was in attendance, with ~ Park requests for several activities. After given an update of the last Park Board meetings, and with recommendation from the Board, Quast ! Name motioned to name the current Football Field to "Weinbeck Field" and 1I FB attain a sign, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried. Boldt then motioned to not exceed $500 with the sign, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried. It will be dedicated at the Oct. Ioth football game.

Quast motioned to allow to have ag lime placed on Barrett and Southview baseball fields, not to exceed the budget for 2003, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

The Park Commission also recommended to remove the restroom building at Mill Reserve Park, and to provide rental units next year. The float used for Winsted Queen's is in need of major repair.

Quast motioned to approve a lease with Voice Stream for 5 years at $500 per month, pending review from Attorney Eggert, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General ChkNos. 05195-05233

$70,804.97

ChkNos. 10740-10741 $10,466.21

Payroll Chk. Nos. 5286-5265 $10,466.78

Fire Dept. Chk Nos. 3891-3902

$31,847.03

Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

The first "Winsted Pride" Awards have nominations in Residential and Industrial/Commercial categories. The Planning commission will be determining who will be awarded this title for the year, and presentation will be done at the next council meeting.

Boldt motioned to adjourn the meeting, Quast seconded, unanimously

Betty Zachmann

City Clerk-Treas.


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