Winsted City Council Minutes
City of Winsted
General Election November 7, 2006
November 8, 2006
Present: Council Member Tom Ollig
Council Member Bonnie Quast
Brent Mareck, City Administrator
Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer
Boelter called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.
Boelter presented the November 7, 2006 General Election results to the Canvassing Board.
Ollig motioned to make a recommendation that the City Council approve the November 7, 2006 General Election results as presented to the Canvassing Board. Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
Quast motioned to adjourn. Ollig seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
City of Winsted
City Council Meeting
November 8, 2006
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 7:00 p.m.
2) Quast motioned to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented. Ollig seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
a) Accepted the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of October 17, 2006.
b) Certified the November 7th, 2006 General Election results verified by the Canvassing Board.
c) Scheduled a special City Council meeting for Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. to consider the bond sales for the sludge storage project and the Winsted Public Works building.
d) Approved the 2007 Assessment Agreement between the City of Winsted and the McLeod County Assessor.
e) Motioned to amend the Winsted Fire Department Relief Association by-laws concerning “Military Leave” .
f) Donated $650 to sponsor horse drawn wagon rides at the Winsted Winter Festival.
g) Approved the Claims List for November 8, 2006 as presented.
3) Public Hearings
a) Partial Street Vacation 5th Street South Grocery Store Building Addition
Guggemos presented Glenn Kuck’s, Glenn’s Super Valu, request for a partial vacation of 5th Street South to accommodate a building addition to the grocery store. The expansion would add approximately 3,190 square feet of space to the grocery store. The street vacation provides approximately eight (8) additional feet for the building. The portion of street being vacated is behind the curb line on the east side of 5th Street South. A five (5) feet wide sidewalk would be installed between the curb and the new building addition.
Dave Sherman, 378 Pike Court, was in attendance at the meeting and presented the Council with his support of assisting Glenn’s Super Valu to expand with approval of the 5th Street South vacation.
Wiemiller motioned to close the Public Hearing and adopt Resolution R-06-34 vacating a certain portion of 5th Street South in the City of Winsted. Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
4) Old Business
a) Hazardous Building Update
Mareck reported that the hazardous building conditions at the properties of 111-1st Street North and 163 Main Avenue West have been corrected to the satisfaction of the City of Winsted’s Building Inspector.
Mareck presented some concerns that the City and Winsted Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Ken Fitchwell, have about the construction debris and junk located on the south side of the property at 163 Main Avenue West. Fitchwell is concerned that some of the debris and junk may be fire hazardous. Mareck stated that the City has sent a letter to the property owner of 163 Main Avenue West, Sam Ulland, addressing the blighting conditions and the required clean-up of the construction debris in accordance with the City’s Public Nuisance Ordinance.
Ollig asked Mareck to keep the City Council informed of Ulland’s remediation progress in regards to the blighting conditions and if the City has to proceed with litigation.
b) Resolution R-06-22 Amendment
Mareck presented the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s request to amend Resolution R-06-22 to read that, “the Mayor and City Clerk-Treasurer are hereby authorized to execute such agreements as are necessary to implement the Redevelopment Grant project on behalf of the City of Winsted.”
Boldt motioned to adopt an amendment to Resolution R-06-22 to read that, “the Mayor and City Clerk-Treasurer are hereby authorized to execute such agreements as are necessary to implement the (Redevelopment Grant) project on behalf of the City of Winsted.” Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
c) Ordinance O-05-14 Extension
Eggert reminded the City Council that Ordinance O-05-14 an interim Ordinance imposing a moratorium of the establishment, development, location or relocation of inpatient treatment and/or counseling businesses or services in the City of Winsted and directing that a study be conducted expires on November 14, 2006.
The Council discussed a six (6) month extension of Ordinance O-05-14 and recommended that Mareck and Eggert establish a committee to research and determine if the City of Winsted wants to regulate the establishment, development, location or relocation of inpatient treatment and/or counseling businesses within the City.
Ollig motioned to adopt Ordinance O-06-06 an Ordinance extending the term of Ordinance O-05-14 by an additional six (6) months and to establish a committee to
research and determine if the City of Winsted wants to regulate the establishment, development, location or relocation of inpatient treatment and/or counseling businesses within the City. Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
5) New Business
a) Construction Manager Public Works Garage
Mareck presented interview results for construction manager services for the construction of the Public Works garage. Ollig, Guggemos, and Mareck conducted the interviews and are recommending that the City contract with RAM Buildings, Incorporated.
Eggert stated that he has reviewed the proposed Construction Management Agreement between the City of Winsted and RAM Buildings, Incorporated and would like to discuss some of the items in the contract with Mareck.
Ollig motioned to contract RAM Buildings, Incorporated to perform construction management services for the Public Works Garage and that the Mayor and Administrator be empowered to sign the agreement once it is finalized by Mareck and Eggert. Boldt seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
b) Award of Bid Sludge Storage Tanks
Jessica Werder, SEH, presented the bids received for the Sludge Storage Improvements project and recommended that the City award the bid to Gridor Construction.
Wiemiller motioned to award the construction of the sludge storage tanks to Gridor Construction at $1,476,000. Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
Werder asked the City Council for an extension to review the proposed engineering fees for the bidding and construction services of the Sludge Storage Improvements project but requested that the City Council give her an approval to begin the contract documents. Werder will present the bidding and construction services fees at the December 4th, 2006 regular City Council meeting.
Ollig motioned to approve the preparation of contract documents for the Sludge Storage Improvements project. Boldt seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
c) Seal Coat Study Short Elliott Hendrickson, Incorporated (SEH)
Tom Homme, SEH, presented the Seal Coat Needs Study for the City of Winsted.
Homme complimented the City on their proactive actions to keep City streets in good condition. Homme also recommended that the City review the Seal Coat Needs Study annually.
Ollig motioned to accept the “Seal Coat Study” presented by SEH. Quast seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
d) Contamination Investigation Grant Program
Mareck presented Resolution R-06-35 authorizing the City of Winsted as the legal sponsor in the Contamination Clean-up Grant program.
Mareck stated that as a part of the preliminary planning for the City Center project, the City had soil borings taken in the area of the existing Public Works garage to determine the suitability of the soil in the area. The soil borings report found that there was a petroleum smell in two boring locations. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requires that a “Development Response Action Plan” (DRAP) be prepared to investigate the site further and determine how the site may be mitigated.
The City is applying for a grant from the State of Minnesota to assist in DRAP preparation and in any mitigation, and Resolution R-06-35 authorizes the City of Winsted as the legal sponsor in the Contamination Clean-up Grant program.
Dave Mochinski, 310 Kingsley Street South, asked the Council if the City was certain that the fuel tanks have been removed from the site. Guggemos stated that the tanks were removed before the existing building was constructed.
Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution R-06-35 authorizing the City of Winsted as the legal sponsor in the Contamination Clean-up Grant Program. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
e) Amendment of Winsted Municipal Airport Land Lease
Boelter stated that the City has been reviewing the Airport Land Lease with the assistance of Dave Sherman, Midland Insurance Group, Incorporated and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT), and asked that the Council table the proposed amendment to the Land Lease until further evaluation is completed by Boelter and Sherman.
Sherman was in attendance at the Council meeting to present the Land Lease amendment recommendations of the LMCIT.
Ollig motioned to TABLE the amendment to the Winsted Municipal Airport’s Land Lease. Boldt seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
6) Department Reports
a) City Clerk-Treasurer
Boelter reported the following:
Ø November 7, 2007 General Election
Ø Administrative Assistant
Ø Utility Billing New software
Ø 2006 Airport Improvement Project
Quast asked when the hangars will be built along the newly constructed taxi lane. Boelter stated that three (3) hangars will begin construction this year and that other participants on the hangar waiting list are not interested in building a hangar until spring, 2007.
7) Open Forum
a) Greg Gehrman, 161 Main Avenue West, addressed the Council regarding his concerns with the remediation of the hazardous building conditions at 163 Main Avenue West. Gehrman believes that the remediation has not been completed in accordance with the 2003 Minnesota State Building Code and the State of Minnesota Electrical Code.
Guggemos stated that the City will contact the Building Inspector and Electrical Inspector to discuss the remediation of the hazardous building conditions at 163 Main Avenue West.
a) 2007 Budget Workshop
Mareck asked the City Council if they would like to have a Budget Workshop to review the proposed 2007 Budget before the Final Levy is certified.
Ollig motioned to schedule a 2007 Budget Workshop on Nov. 21st, 2006 at
6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Quast seconded.
Motion carried 4-0.
Quast motioned to adjourn. Wiemiller seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
Deborah R. Boelter