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Winsted City Council Minutes

Regular Meeting

City Hall

Jan. 6, 2003

7:00 PM

Present: Don Guggemos, Tom Ollig, Tom Wiemiller Absent: Bonnie Quast, Gerald Boldt Staff: Brent Mareck, Betty Zachmann, Mike Henrich

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Ollig motioned to approve the minutes as written, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Public Hearing on regulating fences. A proposed Ordinance was reviewed. Council reviewed and requested changes be made and brought back for review. Hearing is being held open for additional comments or attendance.

SEH, Doug Klamerus, project manager of Arsenic removal was present, to discuss the quotes he had gotten for drilling of a well for sampling water. Upon recommendation of SEH, Ollig motioned to accept a quote from Traut Wells, not to exceed $27,920.00, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Dumpster Screening and Utility bill was tabled. The moratorium on mail boxes was discussed, and will come back to council with changes.

Local Cable Access Channel for Winsted was considered. The previous proposal from Howard Lake had been discussed, the staff researched and met with other cities to gather information on the process and equipment. Bruce Gatz was present to answer questions related to the Howard Lake proposal, and offered a contract fee of $50.00 per hour. An offer by Herald Journal was given to staff from Herald Journal, to store and staff the equipment. Ollig motioned to instruct Mareck to meet with the Herald Journal and discuss a possible contract with them to store and maintain the access channel for the City.

No other written or oral comments were received for the public hearing on the fence ordinance being proposed, Ollig motioned to close the public hearing, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to hire Chad Stender as part time snow removal person, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

The City logo was reviewed, Wiemiller motioned to instruct Attorney Eggert to register the logo with the State, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Annual appointments were tabled.

Chief Henrich gave a quarterly report for the council.

Wiemiller motioned to approve the following bills:

General Chk Nos. 5562-5596 $65,144.99

Chk Nos. 10783-10788 $13,542.74

Payroll Chk Nos. 5407-5440 $23,867.07

Fire Dept. Chk Nos. 3972-3981 $41,631.94

No action by the City was taken, related to the dog fees of a previous court case.

Upon request by the Clerk, Ollig motioned to transfer:

From 92 Bldg Bonds (DAC) to 97 Crossover bonds $11,452.50

From Water Fund to 99 Water Bonds $30,775.62

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to adjourn, Wiemiller seconded. Unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann

City Clerk-Treas.


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