Winsted City Council Minutes

City of Winsted

City Council Workshop

Council Chambers

October 3, 2006

6:00 p.m.

 

Present:                        Mayor Don Guggemos

                                    Council Member Tom Wiemiller

                                    Council Member Gerald Boldt

Council Member Bonnie Quast

                                    Council Member Tom Ollig

                       

Staff Present:                        Brent Mareck, City Administrator

                                    Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer

                                    Mike Henrich, Chief of Police

                                    Dave Meyer, Maintenance Lead

                                    Jamie Stotko, Maintenance Lead

                                    John Schlechter, Public Works

 

 

                                   

Mayor Guggemos called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Mareck presented the proposed Public Works facility’s Site Plan.  The Council discussed possible expansion options if needed as the City’s population increases.

 

Mareck then presented the Floor Plan of the Public Works facility.  Meyer demonstrated the proposed placement of equipment and vehicles in the interior of the facility.

 

Mareck reviewed the planning process for the proposed City Center and Lakefront Promenade.

 

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

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer

 

 

City of Winsted

City Council Meeting

Council Chambers

October 3, 2006

7:00 p.m.

 

Present:                        Mayor Don Guggemos

                                    Council Member Tom Wiemiller

                                    Council Member Tom Ollig

                                    Council Member Gerald Boldt

Council Member Bonnie Quast

 

Staff Present:                        Brent Mareck, City Administrator

                                    Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer

Fran Eggert, City Attorney

 

1)            Mayor Guggemos called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

 

2)            Quast motioned to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented.  Boldt seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

a)      Accepted the minutes of the Town Hall Meeting of September 12, 2006.

 

b)      Accepted the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of September 19, 2006.

 

c)            Granted Jamie Stotko, Maintenance Lead, a salary step increase based on a satisfactory review by the City Administrator.

d)            Authorized the placement of an effluent flow meter at the Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF), as required by the City’s Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) permit, to be installed by Duane W. Nielsen Company at a cost not to exceed $2,100.

e)            Authorized a street repair on Industrial Boulevard to be completed by M.J. Neisen Asphalt at a cost not to exceed $6,950.

 

f)            Approved the Claims List for October 3, 2006 as presented.

WINSTED PRIDE AWARDS

Residential Winner – Dennis and Rachel Scherping, 715 Mallard Avenue, were unable to attend the October 3, 2006 Regular City Council meeting.

 

3)            No Public Hearings.

 

4)            Old Business

 

      a)      Hazardous Property Action – 163 Main Avenue West – Sam Ulland

           

Mareck presented the September 21, 2006 letter sent to Sam Ulland regarding Ulland’s request for a four (4) week extension to October 11, 2006 to correct hazardous conditions on the property located at 163 Main Avenue West.

 

At the September 19, 2006 Regular City Council meeting, the City Council granted Ulland’s extension request with the following two (2) conditions:

1.     Ulland is required to submit written weekly progress reports to the City of Winsted, with a final project report to be submitted by October 11, 2006.  The City provided Ulland with the required reporting forms.

2.     Ulland must attend the October 3, 2006 Winsted City Council meeting to report his progress to the City Council.

 

Mareck reported that Ulland has not submitted the first two (2) required progress reports but he called Mareck in the late afternoon of October 3, 2006 and stated that he has not been feeling well and will bring the progress reports to the City of Winsted on Wednesday, October 4, 2006.

 

Wiemiller motioned to continue the extension to October 11, 2006.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

5)            New Business

 

a)              Lighting Projects

 

Mareck presented proposals for three (3) lighting projects:

1.     Water Tower Lighting

2.     Industrial Lane Street Light

3.     Main Avenue West and Grass Lake Road Street Light

 

Craig Remer, C.R. Electric, Inc., was present at the meeting to review the water tower lighting project.

 

Ollig motioned to authorize the installation of lights to light the water tower by C.R. Electric, Inc. at a cost not to exceed $2,200.  Boldt seconded.

Motion carried 4-0.

 

Wiemiller motioned to authorize the placement of a street light by Diers Electric, Inc. on Industrial Lane at a cost not to exceed $3,125.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

The Public Works’ Department will be assisting C.R. Electric, Inc. and Diers Electric, Inc. with site preparation for the street lighting projects.

 

Xcel Energy’s proposal includes full installation of the street light and a maintenance agreement on the light and pole.

 

Quast motioned to authorize the placement of a street light by Xcel Energy at the northeast corner of Main Avenue West and Grass Lake Road at a cost not to exceed $3,443.  Wiemiller seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

b)            Brush Site Improvement

           

            Mareck presented the proposal to install a six inch (6”) x thirty feet (30’) x forty feet (40’) concrete slab at the brush site to create a more efficient storage solution for lawn clippings.

 

            Guggemos recommended that the City talk with the Concrete Contractor regarding a slab that is in the shape of a fan instead of square.

 

            Mareck stated that the McLeod County Board will review the City’s proposal for a fifty percent (50%) cost share on the project at an upcoming meeting.  The City’s proposal has been recommended for approval from the McLeod County Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

 

           

            The lowest bid came from Joe Kelly Construction at $4,064.20.

 

The City of Winsted’s Public Works’ Department will do site preparation for the project, which will be approximately $900 of labor and material.  With the fifty percent

(50%) cost share, the City would be reimbursed $2,032.10 from McLeod County.

 

            Ollig motioned to authorize the placement of a concrete slab at the Winsted Brush Site to be installed by Joe Kelly Construction at a cost not to exceed $4,064.20.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

c)            Maintenance Agreement – McLeod County

 

Mareck presented a proposed two (2) year Maintenance Agreement between the City of Winsted and McLeod County.  The Agreement includes:

1.     The City will perform street sweeping on all McLeod County roads within City limits.

2.     The City will perform snow removal and sanding on Municipal State Aid Highway 116 and County Road 64.

3.     The County will place a bituminous seal coat on approximately 131,868 square feet of City streets in 2007.

 

Wiemiller motioned to enter into a two year maintenance agreement with McLeod County in exchange for seal coating services.  Boldt seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

6)            Department Reports

 

            a)            Airport Commission

 

                        Boelter reported on the following:

Ø     Improvements funded by the Airport Commission.

Screen Door and Tables for Administration Building

Ø     Fuel sales.

2005 - $22,250                        August 31, 2006 - $24,040

Ø     Status of the 2006 Airport Improvement project.

Ø     New hangar construction.

Ø     Chili Feed Fundraiser – Tentatively scheduled for Saturday,

January 13, 2007.

 

7)            No Open Forum.

 

8)            Announcements

 

a)            Kingsley Lift Station Generator

 

Mareck reported that the Kingsley Lift Station Generator contractor, Ridgedale Electric, Inc., has not been responding to telephone calls from Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH) regarding the completion of the site work.  SEH is preparing a letter regarding the issues and will be sending it to Ridgedale Electric, Inc.

 

b)            Noise Complaint – Five Star Direct Air Compressor

 

Mareck reported that the City has received complaints from Winsted residents regarding the loud noise that is generated by an air compressor at Five Star Direct.  Mareck has spoken with Five Star Direct and they are taking the air compressor

off-line.

 

c)            Live Taping of City Council Meetings

 

Beginning with the October 17, 2006 Regular City Council meeting, all City Council meetings will be shown live on the local access television station.

 

9)            Adjournment

 

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

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer


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