Winsted City Council Minutes

City of Winsted

City Council Meeting

Council Chambers

January 17, 2006

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)         Ollig motioned to adopt the Consent Agenda with the correction to the City Council meeting minutes of January 3, 2006 that Brent Mareck, City Administrator is removed from the listing of staff present at the meeting.   Quast seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

           

a)            Accepted the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of

January 3, 2006 with the correction that Brent Mareck, City Administrator be removed from the listing of staff present at the meeting.

 

b)            Approved a $ 2,250 donation to the Winsted Senior Dining program.

 

c)            Accepted a quote from STS Consultants to do soil borings on the proposed City Center site at a cost not to exceed $ 3,650 from the Facilities Budget.

 

d)            Approved the Claims List for January 17, 2006 as presented.

 

3)         No Special Presentations.

 

4)         No Public Hearings.

 

5)         No Old Business.

 

6)         New Business

 

a)              Preliminary Plat Amendment – Winsted Ponds

 

Mareck presented the Planning Commission’s recommendation to table until their February 8th, 2006 meeting.  Item was tabled.

 

b)            Final Plat – 1st Addition – Winsted Ponds

           

Mareck presented the Planning Commission’s recommendation to table until their February 8th, 2006 meeting.  Item was tabled.

 

c)            Water and Sewer Study – SEH – Tom Homme

           

Tom Homme, SEH, was in attendance at the meeting to present a proposal to provide engineering services for the preparation of a Utility Study in connection with the possible extension of sanitary sewer and water main to the future development areas south of CSAH 5.

 

The Scope of Work includes three tasks:

 

Task One (1).            Future Sanitary Sewer System Planning

Task Two (2).            Review and Update of Existing Water Computer Model

Task Three (3).            Future Water System Planning

 

Ollig motioned to accept a proposal by SEH to conduct a water and sewer study at a cost not to exceed $ 7,500.  Wiemiller seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

            d)            Resolution of Support – Luce Line Trail Improvement

 

Mareck presented Resolution R-06-02 a resolution of support to secure state bonding to further develop the Luce Line Trail.

 

Boldt motioned to adopt Resolution R-06-02 a resolution of support to secure state bonding to further develop the Luce Line Trail.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

7)            Department Reports

 

            a)            Fire Department

                       

Winsted Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Ken Fitchwell reported on the following:

Ø     Introduction of the 2006 Officers

Brian Lagenfeld, First (1st) Assistant Chief

Chad Engel, Second (2nd) Assistant Chief

Mike Thonvold, First (1st) Captain

Jon Davidson, Second (2nd) Captain

Brad Bush, Ladder Captain

Shaun Bush, Secretary

Ø     Goals for 2006

1.     Encourage volunteer firefighters to become members of the Winsted Fitness Center.  Currently, 18 firefighters are members.

2.     Apply for another grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

3.            Purchase of a light duty truck.

 

8)            Financial Report

 

            Boelter presented the December, 2005 Financial Report and the 2006 Budget Book.  

9)         Other

 

a)            Mareck played a videotape about AAA Galvanizing, Inc.

 

b)            Ollig asked Eggert if he was able to obtain any information that would allow the City to assist the residents of the Winsted on the Lake Association in regards to their issues with Scenic Homes.

           

Eggert stated that it is a civil matter between the residents of the Association and Scenic Homes.

 

            Dave Sherman, 378 Pike Court was present at the meeting to state that he has researched the possibility of the City assisting the Association with the matter and found that there is nothing the City can do.  Sherman expressed the Association’s appreciation for considering the matter.

 

c)            Bruce Gatz, representing St. John’s Lutheran Church, was present at the meeting to ask why their videotaped church service was not played on the local access channel at their scheduled time during the week of January 1st, 2006.

 

            Mareck stated that the tape had not been played due to an error that had already been corrected.

 

d)            Craig Remer, 6874 – 230th Street, was present at the meeting to express his concerns about horseback riding on the Luce Line Trail if the funding is received to pave the trail.  Remer stated that some trails construct a parallel trail for horses so they do not damage the paved trail.

 

            Guggemos stated that Resolution R-06-02 is a resolution of support to secure state bonding to further develop the Luce Line Trail that does include horseback riding as one of the uses of the trail.  Guggemos stated that a parallel horse trail could be looked at in the future.

 

10)            Adjournment   

 

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

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer


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