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Winsted City Council Minutes


OCT. 21, 2003


6:30 PM

Present: Don Guggemos, Gerald Boldt, Tom Ollig, Bonnie Quast, Tom Wiemiller Staff: Damon Thompson, Betty Zachmann, Brent Mareck

The workshop was called to discuss the current lease, future lease, acquiring an existing building, or acquiring property downtown for a new city hall. Future space was discussed also. It was the consensus of the Council to keep the City hall downtown.

Quast motioned to adjourn the workshop, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.


7:00 PM Regular meeting

Present: Attorney Eggert, representatives from SEH

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Ollig motioned to accept the minutes of Oct 7th and 13th as written, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Council was presented with the proposed Logo for the City. Prior to ordering for future implementation, approval will come from council.

Todd Colonna was present with an update of the city hall building. Sheet rocking is taking place on some of the ceilings and floor underlay is going in. Exterior painting of all metal and wood trim will be done in a Sherwin Williams, Wrenrick Beige color, as motioned approved by Ollig and seconded by Quast, unanimously carried.

Arsenic removal and proposed options for doing so were reviewed with Doug Klamerus & Heidi Peper of SEH and the Council. Of the three alternatives, blending was recommended by SEH with an estimated cost of $304,000. Peper noted that we are on the project list, ranking above and qualifying for a 20 year loan. Steps required by Public Facility Authority to proceed with funding were gone over with the council. Boldt motioned to authorize and proceed with required process, bringing an estimate cost for these services to the council's next meeting, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Tom Homme, SEH gave an estimate for cleaning and televising of the sanitary sewer line (est. 26641 ft.) from Andy to Kingsley lift station in the amount of $4,653.00. Wimeiller motioned to approve the estimate, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried. This work is projected to be done before Nov. 1st, after which time the specifications and bids will be gotten for actual lining of the sewer line.

Larry Anderson, SEH gave an update of the bio solids removal, along with four future storage options and cost estimates ranging from $450,000 to $945,000. Until a decision is made for storage after cleaning the pond, storage will be done in one of the ditches and removed annually. Quast motioned to accept and authorize SEH to submit the Corrective Action Plan of bio-solids to MPCA, Boldt seconded, unanimously carried.

Boldt motioned to hold Public Hearings on Nov. 5, 2003 at 7:00 PM, for the purposes of acting on a Golf Cart Ordinance, Administrative Fine Ordinance, and Amending the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution No. 419-10-21-03, Assessing certain property owned by Herald Journal for Street Improvements in the amount of $19,000.00, Wierniller seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to enter into a Lease with Donald & Robert Bayerl for one year with use of a public library, rent in the amount of $500.00 per month, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Boldt motioned to direct the Airport Commission to send an attachment with all leases for 2004, instructing the leasee to attest to having a, airworthy aircraft within the building, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

General Chk Nos. 05347-5391 $69,284.64

Chk Nos. 10759-10764 $1,634.51

Fire Dept. Chk Nos. 3931-3943 $1,974.92

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk- Treas

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