Winsted City Council Minutes

Council Chambers

December 19, 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

                                    Mike Henrich, Chief of Police

                                    Dave Meyer, Maintenance Lead

                                    Jamie Stotko, Maintenance Lead

Fran Eggert, City Attorney

 

1)            Mayor Guggemos called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

a)            Accepted the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of December 4, 2006.

 

b)            Rescheduled the Public Hearing to consider an amendment to the City’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ordinance set for December 19, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. to Tuesday,

January 16, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

 

c)            Authorized STS Consultants to prepare a Development Response Action Plan (DRAP) report for submission to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) at a cost not to exceed $5,000.

 

d)            Approved a change order to the 2006 Improvement Contract with Duininck Brothers, Incorporated to install a security gate at the entrance of the east airport access road.

 

e)            Approved an amendment to the 2006 budget to transfer $10,000 budgeted for community entrance signs in Winsted to the Capital Improvement Fund.

 

f)            Approved a rate increase for garbage collection from Waste Management.

 

g)            Approved Gridor Construction, Incorporated’s pledged bonds in lieu of retainage to the City of Winsted for the Sludge Storage Improvements project.

 

h)            Approved the November, 2006 Financial report.

 

i)            Approved the November, 2006 Building Permit report.

j)            Approved the Claims List for December 19, 2006 as presented.

 

3)            No Public Hearings.

 

4)            No Old Business.

 

5)            New Business

 

a)              2007 Levy and Budget Certification – Resolution R-06-42

 

Mareck presented Resolution R-06-42 certifying the 2007 tax levy and adopting the 2007 budget.

 

Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution R-06-42 certifying the 2007 tax levy in the amount of $936,736 and adopting the 2007 budget.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

b)              Final Plat – Winsted Ponds

 

Mareck presented the Final Plat for Winsted Ponds. 

 

Mareck stated that the Planning Commission reviewed the Winsted Ponds’ Final Plat at their December 13, 2006 meeting and unanimously approved the Final Plat with the following conditions:

 

1)     Aho Construction Northwest provides the City of Winsted with a letter responding to all recommendations/concerns of the City Engineer for the revised preliminary plat and the final plat.

2)     Aho Construction Northwest provides the City of Winsted with a letter stating the estimated time-line for development.

3)     The following streets be renamed:  “Baptiste Court” to “Lueck Court”, “Orchard Street” to “Orchard Avenue”, and “Field Street” to “Field Avenue”

4)     The City receives full payment of any, and all, legal and engineering fees incurred by the City of Winsted associated with the development.

5)     The execution of the Developer’s Agreement.

 

Wiemiller motioned to approve the Final Plat for Winsted Ponds with the conditions as recommended by the Winsted Planning Commission.  Boldt seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

           

c)              Developer’s Agreement – Winsted Ponds

 

Mareck presented the Winsted Ponds’ developer’s agreement between the City of Winsted and Aho Construction Northwest.  The City requires a developer’s agreement be entered into prior to the installation of utilities for a housing and commercial development.  The agreement ensures that utilities, streets, sidewalks, parks, trails, street lights, civil defense siren and all other functions of the development are installed per the City’s specifications.  In addition, the agreement also calls out requirements for property maintenance during construction.

 

The agreement states that all improvements and associated costs for the development are the responsibility of Aho Construction Northwest.

 

The agreement calls for the Developer to provide an escrow deposit (in cash, certificate of deposit, time certificate, or other approved form), to the City of Winsted in the sum equal to 110% of the total cost as estimated by the Developer’s Engineer and approved by the City Engineer, including cost of inspection by the City, of all of the improvements to be furnished and installed by the sub divider pursuant to the contract. 

 

The agreement calls for the payment of $105,000 in Park Dedication fees; due upon execution of the plat.

 

The City Attorney and City Engineer have reviewed the developer’s agreement for Winsted Ponds.

 

Quast motioned to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a developer’s agreement with Aho Construction Northwest.  Ollig seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

            d)            Dog Impound Contract – Police Department

                       

Henrich presented the proposed dog impound contract between the City of Winsted and Lester Prairie Veterinary Clinic.

 

Ollig motioned to enter into an animal control contract with the Lester Prairie Veterinary Clinic.  Wiemiller seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

           

            e)            Compensation for Mayor and Council

 

Boldt presented a proposal to increase the compensation for Mayor and Council, effective January 1, 2009, to $3,500 per year for Mayor, $3,000 per year for Council, and $45 per special meeting.

 

Boldt motioned to increase the compensation for Mayor and Council, effective January 1, 2009, to $3,500 per year for Mayor, $3,000 per year for Council, and $45 per special meeting.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

6)            Department Reports

 

a)              City Administrator

 

Mareck presented drawings of the proposed Public Works’ facility.

 

Mareck also presented a quote of $16,000 from RAM Buildings, Incorporated to install nova brick on the lower concrete section of the proposed Public Works’ facility.  The drawings show nova brick to be installed only on the front and side lower concrete sections of the proposed office.

 

Guggemos recommended that the lower concrete section be painted with a color that would match the nova brick.

                       

Boldt motioned to accept the drawings and colors as presented.  Wiemiller seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

7)            Open Forum

 

a)            Sam Ulland – Diversity in the City

 

Sam Ulland, 163 Main Avenue West, was in attendance at the meeting to address the Council on diversity in the City of Winsted.

 

b)              Resolution R-06-40

 

Ollig presented Resolution R-06-40, a resolution of appreciation to Council Member Gerald Boldt.

 

Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution R-06-40, a resolution of appreciation to Council member Gerald Boldt.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 3-1.  Boldt abstained.

 

Boldt expressed his appreciation to the community for supporting him as a Council Member.

 

            c)            Resolution R-06-41

 

Ollig presented Resolution R-06-41, a resolution to rename the Winsted Community Service Award the Don C. Guggemos Community Service Award.

 

Boldt motioned to adopt Resolution R-06-41, a resolution to rename the Winsted Community Service Award the Don C. Guggemos Community Service Award.  Wiemiller seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Guggemos thanked the community for the opportunity to serve as Mayor.

           

d)            Winsted Community Service Awards

 

Guggemos presented the Don C. Guggemos Community Service Award to the Winsted Summer Festival Committee for their volunteerism and contributions to the Winsted community.

 

Guggemos presented the Don C. Guggemos Community Service Award to Casey Herbolsheimer for her volunteerism and contribution to the Winsted community.

 

8)            No Announcements.

           

9)            Adjournment

 

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

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer


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