Winsted City Council Minutes

January 4, 2005

7:00 p.m.

Present: Mayor Don Guggemos, Council Member Tom Wiemiller, Council Member Bonnie Quast, Council Member Tom Ollig, Council Member Gerald Boldt

Staff Present: Brent Mareck, City Administrator; Fran Eggert, City Attorney; Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer

1) Mayor Guggemos called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

2) Oath of Office

a) Don C. Guggemos completed the Oath of Office for Mayor of the City of Winsted for the 2 year term of January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2006.

b) Thomas J. Ollig completed the Oath of Office for Council Member of the City of Winsted for the 4 year term of January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2008.

c) Bonita I. Quast completed the Oath of Office for Council Member of the City of Winsted for the 4 year term of January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2008.

3) Ollig motioned to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented. Boldt seconded. Motion carried 4-0.

a) Accept the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of December 21, 2004.

b) Accept the recommendation from the City Administrator, of a satisfactory review and step increase (Winsted Salary Scale) for Police Chief Mike Henrich.

c) Accept the recommendation from the City Administrator, of a satisfactory review and step increase (Winsted Salary Scale) for Maintenance Lead Dave Meyer.

d) Approve the Claims List for January 4, 2005 as presented.

4) No Special Presentations.

5) Quarterly Reports

a) Fire Department – Chief Paul Herbolsheimer

Introduced 2005 Fire Department Officers.

Asked the City Council to provide their input on the management of the Winsted Fire Department in 2005.

Reviewed Recruitment and Retention memo.

6) No Public Hearings.

7) Old Business

a) Sewer and Water Feasibility Study – Pontas Point – SEH (Tom Homme)

Homme gave a presentation of the feasibility study for water and sewer installation in Pontas Point. The feasibility study deals with the construction of sanitary sewer and water main extensions to serve the Pontas Point area on the east side of Winsted Lake.

Mareck presented the process for an annexation agreement, and processes for assessments and easements. Assessments will be charged equally for each lot.

8) New Business

a) Resolution R-05-01 – Pontas Point Petition for Annexation

Quast motioned to adopt Resolution 01-05 accepting a petition for annexation for certain lands located in section 1, township 117 north of range 27 west. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.

Quast motioned to schedule a Public Hearing for February 15, 2005, to discuss the utility improvements to Pontas Point. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.

9) Other

a) Boelter presented a request for approval of a Dance Permit for the Blue Note Ballroom for January 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005.

Ollig motioned to approve a Dance Permit for the Blue Note Ballroom for January 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005. Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.

b) Boldt rescinded his resignation from the City of Winsted Council which was to be effective January 4, 2005.

c) Guggemos recommended that Council members inform him or staff of their interest in regards to serving as a liaison on the different committees.

d) Boldt motioned to ratify the officer positions of the Winsted Fire Department. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.

e) Ollig motioned to schedule a Special Meeting for Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the City of Winsted Council chambers with MRF(Materials Recycling Facility) Committee to discuss a proposed McLeod County Recycling Policy. Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.

10) Adjournment

Quast motioned to adjourn. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer


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