Winsted City Council Minutes

City of Winsted

City Council Special Meeting

Council Chambers

January 31, 2006

8:00 a.m.


Present:                       Mayor Don Guggemos

                                    Council Member Tom Ollig

                                    Council Member Bonnie Quast


Staff Present:               Brent Mareck, City Administrator

Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer


Others Present:                       Russ Paschke, Airport Commission Chairman


1)         Mayor Guggemos called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.


2)         Ollig motioned to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 2-0.


a)            Waived the reading of the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of January 17, 2006.


b)            Scheduled a City Council workshop for Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the design progress on the City Center/Lakefront Promenade project.


3)         No Special Presentations.


4)         No Public Hearings.


5)         No Old Business.


6)         New Business


            a)            Cell Tower Placement – McLeod County Conditional Use Permit


Garrett G. Lysiak, P.E. of Owl Engineering & EMC Test Labs, Inc., was in attendance at the meeting to present his report regarding construction of a communications tower in McLeod County, Minnesota by Midwest Wireless Corporation.


Midwest Wireless Corporation applied for a Conditional Use Permit (C.U.P.) from McLeod County to construct a communications tower in Winsted Township.


The application was approved by McLeod County Planning and Zoning, and they asked Lysiak to solicit input from the City of Winsted Council.  The application will then be presented to the McLeod County Commissioners for approval.


The Council requested that a light be placed on the tower to protect aircrafts that may be entering and/or leaving the Winsted Municipal Airport.


Ollig motioned that the City of Winsted is not opposed to the installation of a communications tower in Winsted Township, McLeod County by Midwest Wireless Corporation.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 2-0.

7)         No Department Reports.


8)         No Financial Report.


9)         No Other.


10)            Adjournment


Ollig motioned to adjourn.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 2-0.




Respectfully submitted,




Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer

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