Winsted City Council Minutes

City of Winsted

City Council Budget Workshop

Council Chambers

July 31, 2007

5:00 p.m.

 

Present:                        Mayor Steve Stotko

Council Member Tom Ollig

                                    Council Member Tom Wiemiller

                                    Council Member Bonnie Quast

Council Member Dave Mochinski

 

Staff Present:                        Brent Mareck, City Administrator

                                    Mike Henrich, Chief of Police

                                    Dave Meyer, Maintenance Lead

                                    Jamie Stotko, Maintenance Lead

                                    Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer

 

Mayor Stotko called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

Mareck presented the 2008 Preliminary General Fund Budget.

 

Suggestions were made by the City Council and staff to adjust budget amounts in several areas.  Mareck will make the changes requested and present the revised 2008 Preliminary General Fund Budget for Council discussion and approval at a later date.

 

Mareck discussed the proposal from Excel Energy to improve the street lighting in the Westgate Housing Development.  Mareck stated that it will cost approximately $5,000 to change the street light bulbs to a higher wattage.  Stotko, Jamie recommended that the City replace one (1) bulb and evaluate its effectiveness in creating additional lighting.  The Council discussed and agreed.

 

Stotko, Jamie thanked the City Council for allowing the Public Works Department to budget in 2007 for a part-time employee for the summer months.

 

The Council thanked Stotko, Jamie and Meyer for keeping the City’s new Public Works Facility so clean and orderly.

 

Ollig informed Henrich that the Council would like to discuss the need for a fourth (4th) officer at a future meeting.

 

Quast motioned to adjourn.  Ollig seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer

 

City of Winsted

City Council Special Meeting

Council Chambers

July 31, 2007

6:30 p.m.

 

Present:                        Mayor Steve Stotko

                                    Council Member Tom Ollig

                                    Council Member Tom Wiemiller

                                    Council Member Bonnie Quast

                                    Council Member Dave Mochinski

 

Staff Present:                        Brent Mareck, City Administrator

                                    Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer

                                    Fran Eggert, City Attorney

 

1)            Mayor Stotko called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

            a)            The Pledge of Allegiance was taken.           

2)            No Consent Agenda.

           

3)            No Public Hearings.

 

4)            No Old Business.

 

5)            New Business

 

            a)            Resolution R- 07-12 – Capital Improvement Plan Bond – City Hall

 

Steve Mattson, Northland Securities, distributed a schedule of the proposed General Obligation Bonds of 2007.  Mattson stated that the interest rates decreased since the first schedule Mattson distributed on June 12, 2007 so he was able to obtain an additional $35,000 for construction costs.

 

Mattson stated that the Economic Development Housing Authority (EDHA) Lease Revenue Bonds of 2007, the General Obligation Bonds of 2007, and the future Equipment Bonds can be issued without an increase to property taxes of the residents of the City of Winsted.

 

Mochinski motioned to adopt Resolution R-07-12 providing for the issuance and sale of $2,590,000 general obligation capital improvement plan bonds, series 2007A and levying a tax for the payment thereof.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

b)            Resolution R-07-13 – EDA Lease Revenue Bond Community Center, Lakefront Promenade and Amphitheater

 

Ollig motioned to adopt Resolution R-07-13 authorizing the execution and delivery of a lease with the option to purchase agreement, ground lease and a continuing disclosure undertaking and allocating small issuer rebate authority.  Wiemiller seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

 

 

 

c)            Resolution R-07-14 - Award of Bid – Greystone Construction 

 

Quast motioned to adopt Resolution R-07-14 awarding the bid for the construction of the City Hall/Community Center, Lakefront Promenade and Amphitheater to Greystone Construction.  Wiemiller seconded.

Motion carried 5-0.

 

6)            Adjournment

 

Quast motioned to adjourn.  Ollig seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer


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