Winsted City Council Minutes
City Council Workshop
Kingsley Lift Station
June 7, 2005
Present: Mayor Don Guggemos, Council Member Tom Wiemiller, Council Member Bonnie Quast, Council Member Tom Ollig
Absent: Council Member Gerald Boldt
Staff Present: Brent Mareck, City Administrator; Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer
SEH Representatives: Larry Anderson, Tom Homme
Mayor Guggemos called the workshop to order at 6:15 p.m.
The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the placement of the generator at the Kingsley Lift Station.
After reviewing the site and discussing placement options, the Council directed Anderson to prepare plans and specifications that place the top of the generator in line with the top of the existing electrical box.
The workshop was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.
Deborah R. Boelter
City of Winsted
City Council Meeting
June 7, 2005
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; Rob Beckfeld, Building Inspector
1) Mayor Guggemos called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
2) Quast motioned to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented. Ollig seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
a) Accept the minutes of the Post Office Workshop of May 17, 2005.
b) Accept the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of May 17, 2005.
c) Accept the minutes of the Special City Council Meeting of May 31, 2005.
d) Allow the placement of three (3) “Bus Parking Only Signs” on the south side of the elementary school building.
e) Accept the resignation of Aaron Wiemiller from the part time list of the Winsted Police Department.
f) Approve the Off Sale Liquor Licenses effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 for the following establishments: J.F. Berger, Inc.-Bailey’s, J & N Schlagel Enterprises II-The Blue Note, The Woods Group, Inc.-Keg’s Bar, Tom’s Corner Bar.
g) Approve the On Sale and Sunday Liquor Licenses effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 for the following establishments: J.F. Berger, Inc.-Bailey’s, J & N Schlagel Enterprises II-The Blue Note, The Woods Group, Inc.-Keg’s Bar, Tom’s Corner Bar.
h) Approve the On Sale Club and Sunday Liquor Licenses effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 for the following establishments: American Legion Post #407, Winsted Baseball Club, Inc.
i) Approve the bid of $7,490 from Bargen, Inc. to do the crack sealing of the taxiway at the Winsted Municipal Airport.
j) Establish a Special Closed City Council meeting to perform the City Administrator’s annual review following the regular City Council meeting on June 21, 2005.
k) Establish a public hearing to consider an application to the Minnesota Investment Fund. Joe Egge, of ABC Appraisals, was present at the meeting to explain the financing for the purchase of the Sterner Lighting building.
l) Establish a Special City Council meeting for June 14, 2005 to consider resolutions for the transfer of JOBZ acreage from to the Winsted Industrial Park to potential business expansion areas.
m) Approve a finding of fact regarding a site plan for 131 2nd St. S. submitted by Dr. Tim Sheehan.
n) Approve the Claims List for June 7, 2005 as presented.
o) Establish a Public Hearing for a Public Nuisance at 417 Lake Drive.
3) No Special Presentations.
4) Department Reports
a) SEH Well Project Report
Doug Klamerus, of SEH, was present at the meeting to give an update on the Well project.
5) No Public Hearings.
6) Old Business
a) Wastewater Plant Sludge Storage
Larry Anderson, of SEH, discussed a letter from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in regards to the Biosolids Storage Pond improvements and the possible construction of a holding tank.
Anderson recommended that the City continue using the pond for the following reasons:
1. Allows the Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) to bypass raw wastewater around the plant if necessary in the future.
2. Construction dirt will come from the dikes of the west ponds. The MPCA will require abandonment of the unused ponds in the future, so disposal of the dirt would be a future cost.
3. Plans are completed for the pond which would allow for construction this year. A three month design period would be required for the tank option and construction would not be until next year.
Guggemos asked what the maintenance costs of the ponds would be in comparison to the tank. Anderson verified that maintenance costs for the ponds would be slightly more due to required testing.
Boldt motioned to accept the proposal to continue with the WWTF project as presented. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
Ollig motioned to allow Anderson to proceed with the bidding process for the WWTF project contingent on the response from the MPCA. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
b) Generator Kingsley Lift Station
Anderson and Homme, SEH Engineers, discussed the placement of the generator at the Kingsley Lift Station. The Council directed Anderson to prepare plans and specifications that place the top of the generator in line with the top of the existing electrical box.
Ollig motioned to advertise for bids for the Kingsley Lift Station Generator project pending approval from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Quast seconded. Motioned carried 4-0.
Guggemos requested copies of the plans and specifications for Council and staff review.
c) Pontas Point Project Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Extensions
Homme gave a report on the progress of the Pontas Point project.
d) Monthly Progress Report Historic City Hall Todd Colonna
Wiemiller motioned to accept the May monthly progress report for the Historic City Hall project as submitted by Todd Colonna. Ollig seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
7) New Business
a) Final Plat - Grass Lake Farm (2nd Addition) Bridgeland Development (TABLE) Request made by the Developer to be tabled to the June 21st, 2005 meeting.
b) Children At Play Sign Grass Lake Farm
Mareck presented a request from Angie Jagodzinski, 120 McLeod Avenue West, to place a “Children at Play” sign in the Grass Lake Farm housing development.
Mareck spoke to the Winsted Police Department’s Chief Henrich about the proposed signage. Henrich approved the placement of the sign but recommended that the City adopt a policy that allows for such signage to be placed only in areas that have concentrated numbers of children.
Ollig motioned to authorize the placement of a “Children at Play” sign in the Grass Lake Farm development. Boldt seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
c) Conditional Use Permit 231 Fairlawn Circle House Relocation
Mareck presented a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from P & P Enterprises, of Howard Lake, to relocate a house onto 231 Fairlawn Circle.
The Planning Commission, along with staff, unanimously recommended to deny the application based on the proposed structures inability to meet the architectural design of the homes in the neighborhood, especially homes in the bowl of the cul-de-sac.
John Hertzog, owner of the vacant lot at 231 Fairlawn Circle, was present at the meeting to discuss the CUP.
John Pettit, of P & P Enterprises, was also in attendance at the meeting.
Ollig requested that P & P Enterprises bring a survey of the lot at 231 Fairlawn Circle, actual drawings of how the house will sit on the lot, and drawings that show the elevations and drainage to the June 16th, 2005 Planning Commission meeting so they can make a more informed recommendation.
Mareck advised Pettit that the CUP will need to be extended thirty (30) days. Petit agreed to wavier the CUP to extend thirty (30) days.
Ollig motioned to table the CUP from P & P Enterprises to move a house onto the vacant lot at 231 Fairlawn Circle and that Pettit should have the requested drawings made available to the Planning Commission for review at their June 16th, 2005 meeting. Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
d) Building Inspection 624 Pheasant Run
Mareck presented the building code issues relating to the house at 624 Pheasant Run.
Scott and Katie Rehmann, owners of the house at 624 Pheasant Run were present at meeting. Katie Rehmann stated that they were present at the meeting to discuss the City’s inspection process at the time they purchased their home in 1999.
Guggemos read a letter from Doug Nord, State of Minnesota Building Code Representative, addressing his findings after an inspection of 624 Pheasant Run on April 7, 2005.
Katie Rehmann asked the City of Winsted’s contracted building inspector to review and approve the plans to remediate the building code issues.
Eggert stated that if remediation work does not require a City Building Permit, the City should not be involved.
Quast motioned that the City deems this as a civil issue and take no action. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
e) Park Dedication Fees
Mareck presented a proposal from the Park Commission to increase park dedication fees on new developments.
Quast motioned to adopt park dedication fees in the amount of $1000 per unit for single family and multiple family housing. Boldt seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
f) 2006 Goals and Expectations - ClerkTreasurer
Boelter gave a presentation on 2006 Budget goals and expectations.
a) Mareck discussed the use of Downtown Renewal Funds for code and building exterior improvements.
b) Ollig asked if the Township has followed up with the City regarding the May 10th, 2005 joint meeting to discuss Annexation issues.
Mareck verified that they have not contacted the City.
9) Quast motioned to adjourn. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
Deborah R. Boelter