Winsted City Council Minutes

Council Chambers

September 20, 2005

7:00 p.m.

Present: Council Member Bonnie Quast, Council Member Tom Wiemiller, Council Member Gerald Boldt

Absent: Mayor Don Guggemos, Council Member Tom Ollig

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

1) Council Member Quast called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

a) Accept the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of September 6, 2005.

b) Approve Resolution R-05-27 allowing the Church of Holy Trinity to carry a Class B, off premises, gambling permit.

c) Approve the bid from Matt Floor Covering, Inc. of $2,337.65 to replace the carpeting in the Winsted Fire Station’s meeting room (Budgeted Item).

d) Approve the Claims list for September 20, 2005 as presented.

3) No Special Presentations.

4) No Public Hearings.

5) Old Business

a) Downtown Parking – Marvin and Brenda Vetsch

Marvin and Brenda Vetsch, V’s Grill, were present at the meeting to request four two- hour parking spaces on Main Avenue in front of V’s Grill.

After Council discussion, Boldt motioned to direct staff to:

1. Sketch a parking design that would include two-hour parking on the north side of Main Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets North.

2. Invite area residents and business owners to comment on the proposed parking design at the October 4, 2005 Regular City Council meeting.

3. To postpone the sandblasting work as approved at the September 6, 2005 Council meeting.

Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 3-0.

b) Sludge Ponds – Financial Plan

Boelter presented the funding option to bond for the proposed sludge storage construction project.

Boldt motioned to adopt Resolution R-05-28, establishing procedures relating to compliance with reimbursement bond regulations under the internal revenue code. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 3-0.

Council requested that Larry Anderson, SEH, be present at the October 4, 2005 Regular City Council meeting to discuss the sludge storage options.

c) Credit Card Network – Winsted Municipal Airport

Boelter presented a proposal for a credit card network for the credit card reader pump system to be installed at the Winsted Municipal Airport for the sale of aviation fuel.

Boelter also presented a proposal to set a mark up rate of fifty (50) cents per gallon on purchased aviation fuel to cover the cost of the credit card transaction fees and allow for some profit.

Wiemiller motioned to enter into a contract with CTS Holdings to provide the credit card network for the credit card reader pump system and set a mark up rate of fifty (50) cents per gallon on purchased aviation fuel to sell at the Winsted Municipal Airport. Boldt seconded. Motion carried 3-0.

6) New Business

a) “City Center” Presentation

Mareck gave a presentation on the proposed “City Center” project.

Boldt asked if the City has applied for a Small Cities grant. Mareck reported that he is working with Shannon Sweeney on a grant.

Quast asked Mareck what input he has received from community members regarding the City Center project. Mareck stated that residents and business owners that he has talked to are in support of the project. The Winsted Chamber of Commerce members were receptive to the project at the September 15, 2005 presentation.

Boldt asked if the $500,000 proposed for the Public Works facility included the land purchase. Mareck stated that it did include the purchase of land.

Dave Mochinski, 310 Kingsley Street South, asked if grants are being considered for the project costs. Mareck stated that the City is looking at a variety of financial options for the project.

Mochinski asked if the project would be done in phases. Mareck stated that it is the City’s intention to complete the project in one phase.

Mochinski asked what the proposed project schedule would be. Mareck stated that the City is working to begin the project as soon as possible.

Mareck stated that property owners near the proposed lake promenade will be part of the planning process.

b) Kingsley Generator

Mareck presented Larry Anderson’s, SEH, letter regarding the bid received for the Emergency Generator for Kingsley Lift Station.

Boldt motioned to accept a bid from Ridgedale Electric to furnish and install an emergency generator at the Kingsley Lift Station for a cost not to exceed $78,850. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 3-0.

7) Department Reports

a) Fire Department

Paul Herbolsheimer, Winsted Fire Department Chief reported on the following:

• To date the number of fire department calls that they have responded to.

• The fire department firefighter current roster totals.

• Updating fire fighting service contracts with the surrounding townships.

• The August 24, 2005 Annual Fire Board meeting.

• Implementation of the McLeod County fire frequency to a repeater system.

• The National Incident Management System (NIMS) informational class held at the fire station on August 15, 2005.

• Training opportunities.

• Maintenance of building, property, and equipment.

• Fire prevention week, October 9th-15th, 2005

8) Financial Report

a) September, 2005 Financial Report

Boelter presented the September, 2005 Financial Report.

9) Other

a) Skate Park

Boldt inquired about the status of the Skate Park.

Mareck reported that the concrete pad has been installed but it was not poured to the standards needed for a functional Skate Park. The cement contractor has been contacted and will be repairing the concrete pad.

The equipment has been ordered.

10) Adjournment

Wiemiller motioned to adjourn. Boldt seconded. Motion carried 3-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer

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