Winsted City Council Minutes
City Council Joint Meeting
Winsted Municipal Airport
April 13, 2006
Present: Mayor Don Guggemos
Council Member Tom Wiemiller
Council Member Tom Ollig
Council Member Bonnie Quast
Council Member Gerald Boldt
Staff Present: Brent Mareck, City Administrator
Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer
Dave Meyer, Maintenance Lead
Jamie Stotko, Maintenance Lead
John Schlechter, Public Works’ Employee
Airport Commission Members Present: Russ Paschke, Chairman
1) Mayor Guggemos called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.
2) Quast motioned to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented. Boldt seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
a) Waived the reading of the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of April 4, 2006.
b) Approved the minutes of the Airport Commission Meeting of March 9, 2006.
3) No Special Presentations.
4) No Public Hearings.
5) Old Business
a) Proposed Paving of the Runway
Boelter presented the history of when the City, in 2001, researched the possibility of paving the runway at the Winsted Municipal Airport. At that time, it was determined that the cost to expand the clear zone (which would have resulted in a loss of property in the Industrial Park), move the existing power lines, and provide a cross-wind runway were more than the City would be able to expend.
The Winsted Municipal Airport Commission has asked the City to consider paving the runway as a 250 foot wide permanent visual approach, to alleviate the seasonal soft turf problems of the existing runway.
Minnesota Department of Transportation/Office of Aeronautics (MN DOT/OA) evaluated the request, and Harris Baker and Rick Braunig, MN DOT/OA were present at the meeting to discuss the proposal. Benita Crow, SEH Project Manager-Aviation, was also present.
Baker stated that the runway at the Winsted Municipal Airport can be paved. To receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funding to do a pavement project, the Winsted Municipal Airport’s Layout Plan (ALP) must be updated to include a paved runway.
Council directed Crow to prepare a proposal to update the ALP.
b) Spring, 2006 Airport Improvement Projects
Benita Crow, SEH Project Manager-Aviation, was present at the meeting to give an update on the Winsted Municipal Airport’s Capital Improvement projects budgeted for in 2006.
Crow will prepare plans and specifications for the projects and submit for Council approval at their May 16, 2006 Regular City Council meeting.
6) New Business
a) Rental of Airport Property Winstock, Inc.
Ollig presented a proposal from Winstock, Inc. to lease the airport property south of the existing hangars for future overflow parking. Winstock would seed the property in 2006 and use it for parking in 2007.
A proposal to lease the airport property will be presented to the Council at the April 18, 2006 Regular City Council meeting for approval.
7) No Department Reports.
8) Financial Report
a) March, 2006 Airport Financial Report
Boelter presented the March, 2006 Airport Financial Report.
9) No Other.
Wiemiller motioned to adjourn. Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
Deborah R. Boelter